Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program(PNP)

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) serve as a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for individuals aspiring to immigrate to a specific Canadian province or territory.


Each province and territory in Canada manages its own PNP, strategically designed to address its distinctive economic and demographic needs


Provincial and territorial governments strategically employ these programs to attract qualified professionals and entrepreneurs to their respective regions. Each PNP is meticulously tailored to address the specific labour market demands of the province or territory, identifying individuals with the qualifications to play a vital role in the continued prosperity of the region. Since 2015, most PNPs have incorporated at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry Selection System, known as ‘enhanced’ nominations.


In complement to the federal-level immigration programs, Canada’s provinces and territories offer diverse pathways for individuals seeking to enter the country and embrace the unique diversity from coast to coast and north to south. These avenues are known as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Given Canada’s status as the world’s second-largest country, each region boasts distinct characteristics. It is advisable to explore more about each region before deciding on the specific part of the country to immigrate to.


The PNP programs were instituted to enable each province to attract the requisite skills essential for advancing its economy, fostering mutual benefits for both new immigrants and the respective provinces or territories. For individuals possessing the right skills, a PNP program offers an accelerated avenue to immigrate to Canada, particularly if the chosen province aligns seamlessly with one’s aspirations of living in the country. 

The different immigration programs under British Colombia Provincial Nominee Program are:

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The major immigration streams under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program are:

The various streams under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program are:

Additionally, The Young Farmer Nominee Program is an immigration stream under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. It is for applicants who want to live in Manitoba and develop a farm.

The different immigration streams under the Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program are:

The different categories under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) are:

The different immigration programs under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) are:

The Saskatchewan Experience Category

The International Skilled Worker Category

The Entrepreneur and Farm Category

Additionally, The Young Farmer Stream under SINP is a sub-stream under the Farm Owners and Operators category. Here, the applicants can develop and operate a farm in the rural sectors of the province.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) streams are:

The immigration programs within the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) are:

The major categories of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) are:

There are two streams under Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

Northwest Territories Employer Driven Stream

The sub-categories for the Northwest Territories Employer Driven Stream are Critical Impact Worker Stream and Skilled Workers Stream. Critical Impact Worker Stream hires immigrants in unskilled and semi-skilled occupations. Skilled Worker stream hires immigrants in the NOC codes 0, A or B.

Business Driven Stream

The Business Driven Stream Northwest Territories Nominee Program is for entrepreneurs who want to buy, settle, invest, or establish a business in the Northwest Territories.

The different immigration streams within the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) are:

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