Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)
Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence.
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. These immigrants must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there.
Each Canadian province (except Quebec, which has a different selection system) and two territories have their own unique Provincial Nominee Programs. Participating provinces and territories sign agreements with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allow them to select immigrants who meet the requirements that they have set forth.
Canada will welcome an increased number of immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Programs in 2018.