Provincial Nomination Programs

Provincial nominations presents a great pathway to Canadian permanent residency. Every respective province and territories have their own unique programs; except Quebec and Nunavut. There are two types of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications: Express Entry or Non-Express Entry.  

Provincial Nomination (Express Entry):

To apply under the Express Entry PNP, the applicant must:

  • Be eligible in one of the three Federal economic program: the Federal Skilled Worker Class Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or the Federal Skilled Trades Class;
  • Create an Express Entry profile and choose in which province or territory they intend to immigrate to; and 
  • If invited for nomination by a province or territory, submit the required documents to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) office that extended the invitation.

After the PNP application has been checked and accepted, the applicant will receive a nomination certificate. The nomination certificate gives an additional 600 points under the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which increases the applicants points and they receive an invitation to apply.

Provincial Nomination (Non-Express Entry):

To apply under the Non Express Entry PNP, the applicant must:

  • First apply to one of the provinces or territories programs for a Nomination Certificate;
  • Once nominated by a province or territory, submit application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Immigration Canada) to become a permanent resident.


There are various immigration streams available in every province/territory


The AINP consists of the following immigration streams:

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream



British Columbia

The BC PNP accepts applications under two main immigration streams:

  • Skills Immigration (including Express Entry British Columbia)
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • Health Care Professional Category.
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post-Graduate Category
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category
  • Entrepreneur Immigration
  • Entrepreneur Category
  • Strategic Projects Category



   The MPNP admits applications under the following streams:

  • Skilled Worker Immigration Stream – including those in Manitoba and Overseas
  • Manitoba Business Investor Stream
  • Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative – through the MPNP
  • International Education Stream 

New Brunswick

   The NBPNP admits applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Employer Support
  • Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Family Support
  • Entrepreneurial Stream 

Newfoundland and Labrador

    The NLPNP admits applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Northwest Territories

   The NTNP admits applications under two immigration programs, each with their own set       

of stream:

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


Nova Scotia

    The NSNP admits applications under the following immigration streams:

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Physician Stream


The OINP admits applications under the following immigration categories:

  • Ontario Express Entry
    • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
    • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
    • Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
  • General Category (Also referred to as Employer Job Offer Category)
    • Foreign Workers with a Job Offer Stream
    • Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream
  • International Student Category
    • International Students with a Job Offer Stream
    • International Students – Masters Graduate Stream
    • International Students – PhD Graduate Stream
  • Business Category
    • Entrepreneur Stream
    • Corporate Stream


Prince Edward Island

    The PEI PNP accepts applications under three major immigration categories:

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category



    The SINP admits applications under the following categories:

  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category



    The YNP admits applications in one of the following programs:

  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Business Nominee


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