Provincial Nominee Program
Canada encourages applications for Permanent Residence from people with skills, education and work experience which can be used to contribute to the Canadian economy. To encourage this all provinces and territories have developed programs known as “Provincial Nominee Program: (PNP). This is a system that allows the territorial and/or provincial governments to select immigrants based on their specific economic needs.
How PNP’s Works:
Currently, the following provinces and territories are able to nominate potential immigrants:
Each province or territory has its own specific immigration procedures. In order to become a nominee, applicants must first apply to the province/territory. If accepted, then can make an application to IRCC for their Permanent Residence. When applying to IRCC, the federal government will review issues such as medicals, criminal background and financial stability in making a final decision.