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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

PNP is targeted for skilled workers 

  • Who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory

  • Who want to live in that province, and

  • Who want to become permanent residents of Canada



Paper-based process

  • Apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream

  • Must meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates the candidate

  • Submit a paper application for permanent residence upon nomination


Online Express Entry process

  • Option 1: 

    • Contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.

    • Create an Express Entry profile and show that province has nominated.

  • Option 2: 

    • Create an Express Entry profile and should show the provinces and territories that are interested in.

    • Contact the province directly who  sends  a “notification of interest” to applicant’s  account

    • Apply to the province's Express Entry stream and accept electronically if nominated.

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