|Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP)
The Provincial Nominee Program will not replace
other economic immigration programs, such as the Federal Temporary
Foreign Worker Program and tshe federal skilled worker program.
Alberta Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Yukon already have
similar provincial nominee programs.
A Program Officer will assess your application
according to the same factors on the Self-Assessment Worksheet.
Consideration will also be given to:
• Overall assessment of the application by a Program Officer.
• Licensing and regulatory requirements for your intended
• The applicant's potential to be successful under Canada's
Independent Immigrant category.
Canada and its Provinces have entered into agreements that allow
a person to be nominated by the Provincial Government and to be
issued an Immigrant Visa without having to meet the pass mark
that is required for skilled worker immigrants.
As a result, individual Provinces are responsible
for issuing nomination certificates. If you are successful in
convincing a Province that you have a skill or business, which
is in high demand for that particular Province, the Province will
issue you a certificate, provided that you meet all other statutory
and admissibility requirements of Citizenship and Immigration
Canada and that you can become economically established. You will
then be issued an Immigrant Visa for entry into Canada.
The requirements and procedures for the Provincial
Nominee Programs differ from Province to Province depending upon
the needs and experience.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Note: After a province
has nominated you, you have to make a separate application to
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence.
A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian immigration
Provincial Nominees are not assessed on the six
selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.