Provincial Nominee Program
How to obtain a Canadian Provincial Nomination (PNP)
When seeking to immigrate to Canada there are various programs available depending on your age, level of education, work experience, employment offers and language abilities.
Canada divides their immigration programs into Federal programs and Provincial programs.
Federal programs are run by the Canadian Federal Government and allow an individual to live and work anywhere in Canada, with the exception of Quebec as they have their own immigration programs. Provincial programs are run by each province/territory individually and are tailored to their specific needs. These programs were created to allow the provinces to bring in new immigrants to fit their needs.
For applicants in the Express Entry system, a provincial nomination can add 600 points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The following are the most popular provincial nominee programs at this time as they do not require a job offer, previous Canadian education, previous Canadian work experience, or any connections to Canada:
- Alberta – Express Entry Stream
- Saskatchewan – Skilled Worker Occupations In-Demand
- Saskatchewan – Skilled Worker Express Entry
- Manitoba – Skilled Workers Overseas with Manitoba Support
- Ontario – Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Ontario – French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
- Prince Edward Island – Express Entry Stream
- Nova Scotia – Demand: Express Entry Category B
- Nova Scotia – Labour Market Priorities