PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
Persons who immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program have the skills, education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or territory that nominates them. They are ready to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a Canadian province or territory.Consult this section to find all the information and required forms to apply as a provincial nominee. Because the criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories, they can change without notice. For this reason, consult this site and the corresponding provincial site regularly before submitting your application.
Here is a list of the provinces and one territory currently participating in this program. Since the criteria vary among the provinces, you should visit their websites for more information.
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
After you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.
You will have to pass a medical exam and obtain a police certificate.
Provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
NOTE: Starting July 1, 2012 – most Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants to semi- or low-skilled professions will need language testing. This test will show whether your skills meet a minimum standard in each of these four categories: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This does not apply if you are a temporary foreign worker in a NOC C & D occupation, and who:
- Enter Canada on or before July 1, 2012, and
- Are nominated by an employer under the PNP streams by July 1, 2013.
To get your PNP (Provincial Nomination Program)
Download the inquiry form here – PNP Form and upload your documents to proceed with your application.