Provincial Nominee Program

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 or Territory.

Canadian provinces (except Quebec, which has a different selection system) and territories have their own unique Provincial Nominee Programs. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has agreements with multiple Provinces and Territories which allows the Provinces and Territories to select immigrants who meet the requirements they have set forth


1. Automatic selection from EE pool for potential invitation
2. No need for job offer
3. PEI
4. Automatic selection from EE pool from candidates who complete

online Expression of Interest form

Provincial and territorial governments have been using these PNP programs to streamline the potential immigrants to their regions. These programs are designed to meet Province’s/Territory’s specific needs by selecting nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the community. As of 2015, most PNPs contain at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.

1. No need for job offer.