Provincial nomination offers a valuable route to Canadian permanent residence.

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

Each Canadian province and territory (except Nunavut and Quebec, which has a different selection system)  has its own unique Provincial Nominee Program. Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. 

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These streams are known as 'enhanced' nomination streams and award selected Express Entry candidates an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

With more than 80 PNP streams available, discovering the PNP option that’s best for you can be challenging. The Canada PNP Finder is designed to help you discover your PNP pathway to Canadian permanent residence and track the latest Canada PNP updates and news. You can also start learning about the PNPs by clicking on each province below. 

Browse PNPs by province/territory

Alberta

Morraine Lake in Alberta, Canada.

British Columbia

A marina in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia on a clear day

Manitoba

A skyline view of Winnipeg bridge in Manitoba, Canada

New Brunswick

A lighthouse on the coast of New Brunswick, Canada with a sailing boat heading across the horizon

Newfoundland and Labrador

Colorful homes in St John's Newfoundland, Canada

Nova Scotia

A wide shot of the town of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ontario

The skyline of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Lake Ontario, showing the CN Tower and other large city buildings

Prince Edward Island

 An image of a lighthouse in Cedar Dunes Provincial Park in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Saskatchewan

The beautiful city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in the summer.

Northwest Territories

The Northern Lights in the Northwest Territories, Canada

 

PNP immigration streams currently available per province or territory

Express Entry

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Ontario
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories

Skilled Worker (Professional)

  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Saskatchewan
  • Newfoundland
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon

International Graduates

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

Business Immigration

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

Interested in Business/Entrepreneur immigration? Click here to compare all PNP entrepreneur categories.

Semi-Skilled Worker

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon

 

Applying for Canadian permanent residence with a Provincial Nomination

PNPs across Canada are actively seeking and retaining eligible foreign nationals by making the processing of applying for Canadian permanent residence more accessible. 

Whether a Provincial Nomination certificate is obtained via Express Entry or outside the selection system, a nominee will be required to submit a separate application for Canada permanent resident (PR) status to IRCC. Find out how long it may take a Canadian immigration application to process using our Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool.

The Northern Canada territory of Nunavut does not have a PNP and Quebec does not participate in the federal government's PNP. Instead, 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 with an intention to reside in Quebec.

Learn more about Canadian provinces and territories by visiting our Life in Canada page. 

Discover your options for Canadian immigration now.

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Latest News

  • Quebec updates immigration application processing fees for 2019

    New processing fees for immigration applications to Quebec for permanent and temporary stays will come into force on January 1, 2019.

  • IRCC continues trend of 3,900 ITAs in December 12 Express Entry draw

    The Government of Canada issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry invitation round held December 12. The minimum score in this draw was 445.