PROVINCIAL NOMINATION PROGRAM
Provincial Nomination brings about a valuable route to Canadian permanent residence.
The Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP's) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate selected individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province, thereby helping those provinces achieve their economic goals.
Every Canadian province and territory (except Nunavut and Quebec) has its own unique PNP program. Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the Federal Express Entry immigration selection system.
Provincial nominations issued under these Express Entry-aligned streams are known as 'enhanced nominations' and award lucky Express Entry candidates an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
With more than 80 provincial immigration streams, discovering a Canadian immigration mode that best suits you may be tough. ICL Immigration is here to help you find the right path. Learn more about Canada's Provincial Nomination Programs by clicking on the provinces names below.
Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with a Provincial Nomination
Provincial Nominee Programs across Canada actively seek and attract eligible foreign nationals by making the process of applying for Canadian permanent residence more accessible and easier to understand as its in their economic interests to do so.
Whether a PNP offer is issued via Express Entry or outside the selection system, a nominee is still required to submit a separate application for Permanent Resident (PR) status to IRCC. Find out how long it may take a Canadian immigration application to process using our Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool.
The Northern Canada territory of Nunavut does not currently have a PNP and Quebec does not participate in the federal government's PNP. Instead, the Governments of Quebec and Canada have entered into a series of agreements which enables the province of Quebec to establish its own selection criteria for economic immigration.
Learn more about settling in Canada by visiting our Living in Canada page.