Provincial Nominee Program:
Almost all the provinces (except Quebec – See section Quebec Immigration) have special agreements with Federal government to nominate their own immigrants which intends to live the province which nominates them. These programs are called provincial nominee programs (PNP's).
The number of immigrants for each province under provincial nominee programs are decided with mutual agreements between the provinces and the federal government. All provinces
Each province and territory has its own "streams" (immigration programs that target certain groups) and criteria for their PNP Programs. PNP programs are tailored to select immigrants in accordance to provinces specific needs.
The process to apply for the PNP's is to participate in province PNP programs and after selection and reception of Nominee from the province, the applicants to apply for PR application with federal government.
Now, almost all the provinces have one or multiple programs which are connected with the Express entry stream. It means that candidate needs to have an Express entry profile and after receiving the nomination from a province, the candidates will receive an additional 600 points under the comprehensive ranking system out of 1200 which can strongly boost their chanced to be selected by CIC and receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply).
Please visit each province website for browsing their PNP Programs:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland & Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island