Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

PNP which Stands for Province Nominee Program is for applicant who are interested in moving to Canada through specific province or territory of Canada. All the major province of Canada has their own eligibility criteria for PNP and some of them are also aligned with Express Entry as well. Candidates must possess the required skills, education and work experience as per the particular province they are applying for. These provinces have diverse population and economy so they have their own immigration rules and process. They have their own PNP. These provinces are:

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

To be eligible for PNP a candidate must fulfill all the requirements as per the province. If your profile is not aligned with Express entry then a candidate can apply through PNP but they must fulfill all the eligibility criteria. Every province has their own set of rules like for some province a candidate must have a job offer from the employer under skilled trader or worker and in some province a family relative is the key factor. The PNP programs are:

Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP)

Alberta being the farming hub of Canada and it has vast oil reserves; hence offers PNP programs under which candidate must have a job offer or LMIA. The other PNP eligibility criteria are; education qualification, Language proficiency, age work experience,

Under ANIP there are three major categories:

  1. Alberta Opportunity Stream
  2. Alberta Express Entry
  3. Alberta Self-employment Farmers

British Columbia Province Nominee Program (BC PNP)

This program offers PNP for immigrants possessing skilled trade, entrepreneurs, immigrants who can invest and help grown the economy. There are various immigration path ways but they have mainly divided it in two parts:

  • British Columbia Skill Immigration
  • British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration

Under British Columbia Skill Immigration there are several categories such as: British Columbia Skilled Workers, British Columbia healthcare professionals, British Columbia International Grads, British Columbia International Post Grads, (ELSS) British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Workers.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP):

This PNP program offers Canada PR to immigrants who can benefit the province in the area of skilled worker, labour shortage, agricultural entrepreneurs and Current graduates. MPNP offers following programs:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba (SWM)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas (SWO)
  • International Education Stream (IES)
  • Business Investor Stream (BIS)

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP):

New Brunswick has a variety of Province Nomination Programs which allows highly educated and skilled applicants to get PR and help in contributing the economy. These programs are:

  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Steam
  • New Brunswick Post-Graduation Entrepreneurial Stream
  • New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Employer Support

Newfoundland and Labrador Province Nominee Program (NL PNP)

Newfoundland and Labrador offer PNP program for post grads and skilled workers. NL PNP is a part of AIPP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program). An applicant’s skill level should fall under NOC O, A, or B. The programs through which one can apply are:

Express Entry Skilled Workers of NL PNP
The Skilled Worker Stream of NL PNP
International Post- Graduates
International Entrepreneur Category
International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
NL PNP has a point assessment system in which points are calculated on the bases of: Education, Language Proficiency, Work experience, Age, Connection to Labour Market and Adaptability.

Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP):

Northern Territories Province Nominee Programs offer Canadian PR to those aspiring entrepreneurs and skilled workers under Skilled, semi-skilled and low-skilled occupation. It also offers PR to the hopeful entrepreneurs who are looking to establish new business in the region to help boost the economy. These programs are divided under three classes:

  • Northwest Territories Express Entry
  • Northwest Territories Employer Driven
  • Northwest Territories Business Driven

Nova Scotia PNP:

Nova Scotia offers number of programs under PNP and help interested candidate to apply for PR and contribute in the development of Canadian economy. These programs are:

  • Nova Scotia Express Entry (Demand)
  • Nova Scotia Express Entry (Experience)
  • Nova Scotia Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Physicians
  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur
  • Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities
  • Nova Scotia Occupations in Demand

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP)

This program offers Canada PR to a variety of applicant who meets the criteria under: Skilled workers, sectors like investors, labor Shortage or entrepreneurs. There three main programs:

  • Ontario Human Capital
  • Ontario Employer Job Offer
  • Ontario Business

Prince Edward Island Province Nominee Program (PEI PNP):

Being a small island PEI PNP offers Canada PR to applicants who has interest and experience in Industries like fishing and agriculture. This PNP program calculates the score on the bases of the profile submitted n province’s EOI i.e. expression of interest. The three main programs are:

  • Prince Edward Island Express Entry
  • Prince Edward Island Labour Impact
  • Prince Edward Island Business Impact

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SNIP):

One of the most popular province of Canada i.e. Saskatchewan offers Canada PR to those which can benefit the province by having the proficiency in the areas like: skilled workers, improve labour shortage, candidates having job offers and applicant interested in establishing business in the province help boost the economy. These three programs under SNIP are:

  • Saskatchewan International Skilled workers
  • Saskatchewan Experience
  • Saskatchewan Entrepreneur and Farm

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP):

Yukon has the high demand for foreign skilled workers and offers a variety of PNP programs such as:

  • Yukon Skilled Worker
  • Yukon Express
  • Yukon Critical Impact Workers
  • Yukon Business Nominee

 

Quebec Immigration program:

The Canadian government has given Quebec more freedom in terms of their immigration rules and regulations hence, Quebec immigration works separately from other province of Canada. They offer a variety of PR programs that are:

  • Certificate de Selection du Quebec (CSQ)
  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW)
  • Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)
  • Quebec Investor Program
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program
  • Quebec Self-employed
  • Validated Job Offer