Provincial nominee programs (PNPs)
There are multiple immigration routes to enter Canada and one way is through one of the Provincial nominee programs or PNPs. Provincial nomination programs can provide a faster route to Canadian permanent residence.
What is a PNP?
Most provinces and territories in Canada operate their own respective Provincial nominee programs tailored to that particular Province’s or territories immigration, economic and skilled labour needs and requirements. These requirements are often based on the Provinces or territories skills shortages learned from the industries which operate within that Province. For example, a Province may have a shortage of commercial electricians because it is expanding its industrial based
PNPs are tailored to the province’s/territory’s specific economic, labour and skills needs and requirements
The idea behind each “streams” is to target, qualify and attract new immigrants who possess the right type skills, work experience, and knowledge and who are best able to make a meaningful and valuable contribution to that particular Province’s economy and labor market.
For example, a program stream may target students, business people, specific tradesmen skilled workers or semi-skilled workers.
Potential nominees must be able to demonstrate that they possess the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there.
For more information about the PNPs including which PNP is best for you and your circumstances, please contact a member of the Immigrate4Canada team.