Provincial Nomination Program

The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) allows provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Find out if you qualify

Each Canadian province and one territory have their own unique Provincial Nomination Programs (except for Quebec, which has a different selection system).

Provincial and territorial governments have been using these programs to more effectively and efficiently welcome newcomers to their region. Each PNP is tailored to the province’s/territory’s specific needs to select nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the community.

Participating provinces/territories sign agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that allow the provinces to directly select immigrants who meet the requirements they have established.

Interested in Business (Entrepreneur) Immigration? This table allows you to compare all the PNP entrepreneur categories at a glance.

Browse PNP’s by province/territory to see which is best suited to you:

Alberta PNP (AINP)

Work Experience
Skilled Worker
Semi-Skilled Worker
International Graduate
Family
Farmer
Strategic Recruitment

Nova Scotia PNP

Skilled Worker
International Graduate
Family
Community

British Columbia PNP

Skilled Worker
Semi-Skilled Worker
Professional
International Graduate
Business Immigration

Ontario PNP

Skilled Worker
Investor
International Student

Manitoba PNP

Priority Assessment
Employer Direct
International Student
Skilled Worker Overseas
Business Immigration
Farmer Strategic Recruitment

Prince Edward Island PNP

Skilled Worker
Critical Worker
International Graduate
Family Connections
100% Ownership
Partial Ownership
Work Permit

Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)

International Skilled Workers
Saskatchewan Experience
Entrepreneur and Farm

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP

Skilled Worker
International Graduate
Family

Northwest Territories PNP (NTNP)

Skilled Worker
Semi-Skilled Worker
Business Immigration

New Brunswick PNP

Skilled Worker
Business Immigration
Family Sponsorship

Yukon PNP (YNP)

Skilled Worker
Semi-Skilled Worker
Business Immigration

Browse PNP’s by immigration category to decide in which province/territory you could qualify for Provincial Nomination:

Family

Alberta PNP (AINP)
Manitoba PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Nova Scotia PNP
Prince Edward Island /PNP
Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)

Skilled Worker (Professional)

Alberta PNP (AINP)
British Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Northwest Territories PNP (NTNP)
Nova Scotia PNP
Ontario PNP
Prince Edward Island PNP
Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)
Yukon PNP (YNP)

Semi-Skilled Worker

Alberta PNP (AINP)
British Columbia PNP
Northwest Territories PNP (NTNP)
Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)
Yukon PNP (YNP)

Business Immigration

British Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Northwest Territories PNP (NTNP)
Ontario PNP
Prince Edward Island PNP
Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)
Yukon PNP (YNP)

Farmer

Alberta PNP (AINP)
Manitoba PNP
Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)

Strategic Recruitment

Alberta PNP (AINP)
Manitoba PNP

Community

Manitoba PNP
Nova Scotia PNP

International Graduate

Alberta PNP (AINP)
British Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Nova Scotia PNP
Ontario PNP
Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)

Find out if you qualify

Before submitting an application to immigrate to Canada, a Nominee must first receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory. After a successful nomination by a province/territory, a separate application must be made to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.

The Province of Quebec, where Montreal is located, does not participate in the Provincial Nomination Program. Rather, the Governments of Quebec and Canada have entered into a series of agreements, by which Quebec has established its own selection criteria for all economic immigrants who indicate their intention to reside in that province.

Processing Times

Provincial Nomination Program Processing Times vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa office to another.

For more information on the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP), see our Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) FAQ.