Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) serves as a significant pathway to obtaining Canadian permanent residency. PNPs empower Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals aspiring to immigrate to Canada and establish themselves in a specific region. Each province and territory, excluding Nunavut and Quebec, operates its distinct Provincial Nominee Program tailored to its unique needs and priorities. These programs typically feature immigration streams aligned with the federal Express Entry system, ensuring synchronization with national immigration goals. Notably, nominations issued through these Express Entry-aligned streams, termed 'enhanced nominations,' grant candidates an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This substantial boost enhances the competitiveness of Express Entry candidates, significantly improving their prospects of receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency. Through PNPs, aspiring immigrants and Canadian provinces collaborate to fulfill mutual objectives, fostering regional development and contributing to Canada's diverse and vibrant multicultural landscape.