Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) offer routes for Canadian Permanent Residence.

1. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow the Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

2. Each province/ territory (except Nunavut and Quebec) has its own unique Provincial Nominee Program. Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry system.

3. The Provincial nominations issued under these Express Entry-aligned streams are known as 'enhanced nominations' and award Express Entry candidates an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points on the Express Entry system thereby may help a candidate to qualify for Permanent Residence.

4. Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The candidate to be eligible under the PNP must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must be willing to live in the province of their nomination.

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