What Is Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a key part of Canada’s Immigration Policy which allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to settle in a particular province. Each PNP has multiple streams and most of them are aligned with Express Entry System. The following are some benefits of PNPs.

How To Apply For a Provincial Nominee Program

Under Provincial Nominee Program, each province and territory determines its own eligibility criteria. The applicant must meet the set criteria in order to become a provincial nominee. Here are the step by step instructions to apply for PNP.

  • Determine your eligibility for the many options available under PNP
  • Submit your PNP application to the province or territory
  • If you are eligible, you’ll receive your Provincial Nomination Certificate
  • Apply to the federal government for permanent resident status

Some streams under PNP operate on a first come, first served basis, while other PNP streams require potential applicant to first register an Expression of Interest. Get in touch with our expert consultant to help you discover the right immigration pathway to Canadian permanent residence.