Provincial Nominee program (PNP)

Each province and territory has its own immigration programs that target certain groups. Each program has different requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

  • Students
  • Business people
  • Skilled workers
  • Semi-skilled workers

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.

Provinces also provide an option to apply for an open work permit to applicants who have been nominated. Being nominated by the province, however, does not guarantee permanent residence. The applicant has to meet all other statutory requirements laid by IRCC.

If you are an employer and wish to get your employees nominated from your province, please speak to us to know more about of how to get Canadian permanent residence on a provincial basis.