Almost all of Canada’s provinces and territories can nominate people to immigrate to Canada. These people have the skills, education, and work experience they need to contribute to the economy of that province or territory.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, you must:
Each participating province and territory has its own nomination guidelines
If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory has to nominate you.
The first thing you need to do is apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify, you must have the skills, education, and work experience you will need to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family.
The province or territory will assess if you will be able to meet their economic or labor market needs and those of Canada. They can tell you how long it will take to process your application.
After the province or territory approves your application, your next step is to apply for permanent residence within the time period they set out. The province or territory will let you know whether you must apply through the Express Entry system or through the regular application process.