Provincial Nominee Program
Provincial Nominee Program is a program used by Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals for immigration based on their skills and experience. Each province or territory in Canada has its own PNP, with its own unique eligibility criteria and selection process.
PNPs are designed to address the specific labor market needs of each province or territory, and they often target occupations or industries that are in high demand. To be eligible for a PNP, you must have the skills, education, and work experience that are needed in the province or territory that you wish to apply to.
There are two ways to apply for a PNP. The first way is to apply directly to the province or territory that you are interested in. You will need to meet their eligibility criteria and submit an application, which will be assessed based on factors such as your work experience, language proficiency, education, and adaptability.
The second way to apply for a PNP is through the Express Entry system. If you create an online profile in the Express Entry system and indicate that you are interested in a particular province or territory, that province or territory may send you a Notification of Interest (NOI) and invite you to apply for a nomination under their PNP. If you receive a nomination, you will receive an additional 600 points towards your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which will greatly increase your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.