The provinces and territories that participate in the Provincial Nominee Program include:
It should be noted that the French-speaking province of Quebec does not take part in the Provincial Nominee Program. For this reason, foreign workers who intend to live and work in Quebec should instead apply through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). This points-based program has its own requirements and procedures.
Different provinces and territories have unique application requirements for their Provincial Nominee Program. These differences arise because each province or territory makes its own eligibility requirements, based on its local needs. In general, the Provincial Nominee Program procedures will usually involve the following:
The procedure to apply for a Provincial Nominee Program may vary widely, depending on which Canadian province or territory you want to live and work in. This is because each province or territory that participates in the PNP creates its own eligibility requirements and application procedure. Nonetheless, the application procedure usually involves two main steps:
Foreign workers may apply for the Provincial Nominee Program of a certain province or territory through a process called the Non-Express Entry Stream. This process is either conducted online or through the mail system. If the provincial nomination is received by the foreign worker, they can move forward to the next step. There is also an option to apply for the PNP through the Express Entry Stream, which is done by filing an online Express Entry profile, registering with Canada’s Job Bank and other steps. If the applicant receives a provincial nomination, he or she may receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Express Entry immigration to Canada!
After getting the provincial nomination, foreign workers may apply to the Canadian immigration agency for a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada. They will have to submit their Canadian visa application, supporting documents (such as health records, proof of funds, police certificates, and education documents), and pay the Canadian Visa Application Fee.
If approved by the government for Canadian immigration, the applicant will receive the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). A Permanent Resident Visa to Canada will also be stamped in their valid passport. When the new immigrant is ready to travel, work, and live in Canada, the various documents will be particularly important. This is because they need to be shown to the authorities at the point of entry. After they have passed all of the requirements, the new immigrant will be able to enjoy their rights and privileges as a Canadian permanent resident living and working in the province or territory that nominated them.
To find out if you qualify for a PNP or other Canadian immigration program