Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)


PNP program  is  a  route to Canadian permanent residence.

This program is for applicants who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience and can contribute to the economy of a specific province in Canada
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Each province  has its own immigration programs called “streams” and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces  may target:

  • students
  • business people
  • skilled workers
  • semi-skilled workers

Learn more about Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs below:

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must have skills and abilities to fill job shortages in Alberta, and be able to provide for their families. The program is run by both the Alberta government and the federal government.

This program consists of following three streams:
1. The Alberta Opportunity Stream
2. The Alberta Express Entry Stream
3. The Self-Employed Farmer Stream.

Learn more about the AINP

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The BC PNP consists of the Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC and Entrepreneur Immigration Streams. These streams are divided into categories that target skilled workers, international graduates and other professionals with skills, experience and qualifications needed in B.C.
Learn more about the BC PNP

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Manitoba’s provincial immigration program is comprised of streams designed to nominate skilled workers and their families who wish to work and live in the province permanently. The MPNP is currently undergoing renewal.
Learn more about MPNP

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

The NBPNP is New Brunswick’s provincial immigration program with streams targeting entrepreneurs, international graduates, skilled workers with employer support and skilled workers in the federal government’s Express Entry selection system.
Learn more about NBPNP

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

The NLPNP accepts immigration applications from skilled workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs who meet program-specific criteria such as a job or job offer, intent to reside, and the ability to become economically established in the province.
Learn more about NLPNP

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

The NSNP is Nova Scotia’s program for the nomination of eligible skilled workers, international graduates, entrepreneurs and professionals looking to settle permanently in the province. The program has various economic immigration streams with not one, but three streams aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system.
Learn more about NSNP

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Through the OINP, Ontario nominates foreign workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs who have the skills, experience, education and intent to settle in the province as permanent residents.
Learn more about OINP

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

The PEI PNP is the island province’s economic immigration program for skilled workers, international graduates, entrepreneurs who demonstrate the intention to live and work in PEI, and show the ability to become economically established in the province.
Learn more about PEI PNP

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The SINP is Saskatchewan’s dedicated immigration program for the selection and nomination of eligible foreign nationals through various pathways, including its leading International Skilled Worker: Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand categories.
Learn more about SINP

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

The Northwest Territories accepts economic immigration applications to settle in Northern Canada under two main streams — the Employer Driven and Business— one of which has three distinct streams, including an Express Entry-aligned stream for skilled workers.
Learn more about the NTNP

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Yukon’s official provincial immigration program assists eligible employers in Canada’s northern territory to nominate internationally-trained foreign workers and businesspeople for Canadian permanent residence.
Learn more about the YNP