Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) Non-Express Entry
Provincial and territorial governments in Canada operate immigration programs designed to serve the region’s unique economic and social needs. Such programs are known as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Accordingly, eligibility requirements of a particular PNP reflect the province’s labour shortage issues and demographic demands.
PNPs are broadly divided into two steps
- Apply to a provincial or territorial government’s PNP. If the application is approved, a nomination certificate is issued
- With a valid nomination certificate, apply for permanent residence to federal government – Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
In Canada, there are 12 provinces and territories that offer various PNPs. With each province/territory has multiple streams and categories of application, there are dozens of possible ways to get a provincial nomination. Some streams and categories of PNPs are compatible with Express Entry system. Find out if your unique professional, educational, and vocational background is aligned with a particular Canadian province/territory’s economic and social needs.