Provincial Nominee Programs

Canada’s provincial nominee programs (PNPs) offer a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific Canadian province or territory.
Each Canadian province and territory operates its own PNP designed to meet its specific economic and demographic needs.

This program is for workers who:

  • Has the skills, education and work experience which will contribute to the economy of a province or territory
  • Would want to live in that province, and
  • Has an interest in becoming a Permanent Resident

Note that every province or territory has its own streams or immigration programs and requirements, for example:

  • Students
  • Business people
  • Skilled workers
  • Semi-skilled workers

Benefits of applying under the PNP program

Once you have received a Provincial Nominee Card, you will receive 600 points for your Express Entry score. Individuals with no PNP certification would rank between 300 and 500 on average. The new cutoff scores for Express Entry is in the range 400-500. Individuals with a PNP Certificate will automatically receive 600 points to add 300-500 points to their Express Entry core. The PNP certification will give a final Express Entry score above 900 which is considerably higher than the current 400-500 points cutoff selection score. Provincial and territorial standards differ and can change without notice