Provincial Nominee Programs


Provincial Nominee Programs

The PNPs allow provinces to select immigrants destined to their province. In this way, they can  attract and retain those most likely to settle permanently in the province and to contribute to its economic activity.

Depends on each Province, this program is for workers who:

  1. Have the particular skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province. Usually, a province determines the targeted professional groups and determines application requirements. These requirements differ from province to province;

  2. Want to live and settle in the specific province;

  3. Have the intention of obtaining their permanent resident status in Canada.

Each Province targets the following groups:

  1. Semi-skilled workers

  2. Skilled workers

  3. Students

  4. Business people

If the candidate has an Express Entry profile, and received a Nomination from the Province then the candidate is granted an additional 600 CRS points on their Express Entry profile.

Generally speaking, most provincial nomination applications require paper-based processing. This process requires an applicant to submit a nomination application on paper, which follows by a paper-based PR application once the nomination is obtained. However some applications are strictly Express Entry based, whereas some are a mixture of Express Entry based and paper-based.

If you would like to learn more about Canada’s PNPs by clicking on the provinces below.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) 

  1. Alberta Opportunity Stream

  2. International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

  3. Self-Employed Farmer Stream

  4. Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa

  5. Alberta Express Entry Stream

  6. Self- Employed Farmer Stream

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

  1. Skills Immigration

    • Skilled Worker Category

    • Healthcare Professional Category

    • International Graduate Category

    • International Post-Graduate Category

    • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

  2. Express Entry

    • Express Entry – B.C. Skilled Worker

    • Express Entry – International Graduate

    • Express Entry – Healthcare Professional

    • Express Entry – International Post-Graduate

  3. Entrepreneur Immigration

    • Entrepreneur Immigration Category

    • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot

    • Strategic Projects Category

  4. BC PNP Tech Pilot

Manitoba (MPNP) 

  1. Skilled Worker in Manitoba

  2. Skilled Worker Overseas

  3. Manitoba Business Investor Stream

    • Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway

    • Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway

  4. Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative

  5. International Education Stream

    • Career Employment Pathway

    • Graduate Internship Pathway

    • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) 

  1. NB Express Entry Stream

  2. NB Skilled Worker Stream

  3. NB Entrepreneurial Stream

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Provincial Nominee Program (NL PNP) 

  1. Express Entry Skilled Worker

  2. Skilled Worker

  3. International Graduate

  4. International Entrepreneur

  5. International Graduate Entrepreneur

Northwest Territories (NTNP) 

  1. Employer Driven Programs

    • Express Entry System for skilled Workers

    • Skilled Worker

    • Critical Impact Worker

  2. Business Immigration Program

    • Business Stream

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

  1. Express Entry

    • Nova Scotia Demand

    • Nova Scotia Experience

  2. Labour Market

    • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

    • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

  3. Skilled Worker Stream

  4. Occupation in Demand Stream

  5. Entrepreneur Stream

  6. International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

  7. Physician Stream

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

  1. Employer Job Offer

    • Foreign Worker Stream

    • International Student Stream

    • In-Demand Skills Stream

  2. Human Capital Category (EE stream)

  3. International Graduates

    • Masters Graduate Stream

    • PhD Graduate Stream

  4. Ontario’s Express Entry

    • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

    • Human Capital Priorities Stream

    • Skilled Trades Stream

  5. Business Category

    • Entrepreneur Stream

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) 

  1. Express Entry

  2. Labour Impact Category

    • Skilled Workers in PEI Stream

    • Critical Worker Stream

    • International Graduate Stream

    • Skilled Workers Outside Canada

  3. Business Impact Category

  4. Entrepreneur Category

    • Work Permit Stream

    • 100% Ownership Stream

    • Partial Ownership Stream

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) 

  1. International Skilled Worker Category

    • Employment Offer

    • Occupation In-Demand

    • Saskatchewan Express Entry

  2. Saskatchewan Experience Category

    • Skilled Worker with Existing Work Permit

    • Semi-Skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit

    • Health Professionals

    • Hospitality Sector Project

    • Long-Haul Truck Driver Project

    • Students

  3. Entrepreneur Category

  4. Farm Category

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) 

  1. Express Entry

  2. Skilled Worker Program

  3. Critical Impact Worker Program

  4. Business Program

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