Canadian provinces offer over 80 unique immigration programs focused on their specific economic and employment needs

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces to nominate persons who wish to settle in a particular province.

Each Canadian province has its own unique Provincial Nominee Programs. Each province for instance has at least:

  • one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration programs,
  • one stream for potential entrepreneurs, and 
  • another stream for persons with a valid job offer in the province. 

If you secure a provincial nomination, you would be awarded an additional 600 points as an Express Entry candidate, which would generally guarantee you obtaining Permanent Residency. 

Take the Free Assessment below in order to learn which programs best suit your situation, and how we can ensure that you obtain permanent residency.

Provincial Nomination Programs

British Columbia

The BC PNP offers: Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC and Entrepreneur Immigration Streams. These streams are divided into categories that target skilled workers, international graduates and other professionals with skills, experience and qualifications demanded in B.C.


Alberta’s PNP offers three main streams: The Alberta Opportunity Stream, the Self-Employed Farmer Stream, and the Alberta Express Entry Stream. The province grants provincial nominations to foreign nationals who intend to reside in this Western province. 


Manitoba’s provincial immigration program consists of streams that target skilled workers and their families who wish to work and live in the province permanently. Most programs require you to have a family or work connection to the province.


Ontario’s provincial streams target foreign professionals, person’s in the trades/ construction sector, business owners or entrepreneurs who seek to establish businesses, and various other in-demand occupations advertised by the province.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s provincial immigration streams target 4 main groups: Entrepreneurs seeking to establish businesses, international graduates from the province, skilled workers with job offers, and skilled workers in the federal Express Entry system.

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.

As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

The process includes:

  • Applying to the province for nomination under a stream
  • Meeting the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
  • Once nominated, applying for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice. Speak to us to ascertain the most appropriate program for you. See links of the various provinces above

Of course processing times vary based on the program you are applying to. Generally expect to wait about 1.5-2 years before arriving to Canada as a Permanent Resident, or Work Permit holder. 

  • Submitting an Expression of Interest = 1-2 months
  • Waiting for reply for Expression of Interest = 3 months
  • Submitting a PNP application = 3 months
  • Receiving a nomination = 6 months
  • Submitting an Express Entry application = 3 months
  • Processing of your application = 3-6 months

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