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Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee ProgramProvincial Nominee Program is another important fast-track option for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Most provinces and territories in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that lets them nominate immigrants who want to settle there.

In many cases, you must apply directly to a province or territory to be considered under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Find out more about Express Entry for skilled immigrants, including those nominated under certain streams of the PNP.

Language testing

You need to take a language test if you apply as a provincial nominee:

  • for a semi- or low-skilled job (NOC C or D), or
  • under Express Entry for a:
    • Managerial job (NOC skill level O),
    • Professional job (NOC skill type A), or
    • Technical job and skilled trade (NOC skill type B).

This test will show if your ability to listen, speak, read and write in English or French meets a minimum standard. Check the websites below to learn about the standard for your chosen province or territory. Test results are usually valid for two years from the day you take the test.

You must apply in two stages.

  1. First, you must apply to the province or territory where you want to live. It will review your application based on two things:
    • its immigration needs and
    • if you really plan to live there.

    The criteria vary and can change without notice. You should visit one of the websites below for the most current information.

  2. After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian rules.As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police certificate (police check). All immigrants must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

Take a look at the PNPs by province/territory to see which is best suited to you:

Alberta AINP British Columbia PNP Manitoba PNP Saskatchewan SINP
  • Work Experience
  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family
  • Farmer
  • Strategic Recruitment
  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • Professional
  • International Graduate
  • Business Immigration 

 

 

  • Priority Assessment
  • Employer Direct
  • International Student
  • Skilled Worker Overseas
  • Business Immigration
  • Farmer Strategic Recruitment

 

 

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • International Student
  • Family
  • Farmer
  • Professional
  • Business Immigration 

 

New Brunswick NBPNP          Nova Scotia NSNP                  Ontario PNP                                       Prince Edward Island PNP
  • Skilled Worker
  • Business Immigration
  • Family Sponsorship

 

 

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family
  • Community

 

 

  • Skilled Worker
  • Investor
  • International Student

 

 

  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family Connections
  • 100% Ownership
  • Partial Ownership
  • Work Permit
 
Newfoundland and
Labrador NLPNP                 
Northwest Territories NTNP  Yukon YNP                                                                                
  • Skilled Worker
  • International
    Graduate
  • Family


  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • Business Immigration

 

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • Business Immigration

 

 
 

Take a look at the PNPs by immigration category to decide in which province/territory you could qualify for Provincial Nomination:

Skilled Worker (Professional) 
Business Immigration                        
International Graduate Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-Skilled Worker Farmer                     Strategic Recruitment Community


 


 

 


 

 


Our goal is to provide each client with a successful outcome by determining the most appropriate solution. If you would like to know whether you could be eligible to immigrate to Canada, we invite you to complete our online assessment questionnaire.

If you are interested in seeking professional assistance to guide you through the immigration process or if you have any questions, please contact us.

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