Provincial Nominee Program
Canada’s provinces and territories have their own local needs for skilled foreign workers, which is why the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was created. Nine provinces and two territories, in close cooperation with the national Canadian immigration agency, have developed their own programs to attract foreign workers who have the occupations and skills that are needed in their part of Canada. The first step is to apply to the PNP of a specific Canadian province or territory. If that province or territory issues a provincial nomination, the second step is to apply for permanent residency with the national Canadian immigration agency.
Canadian provinces and territories that participate in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) include: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.
Please note that the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec does not participate in the PNP, so foreign workers who want to live and work in Quebec should apply instead for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) which has its own eligibility requirements and procedure.