Canada Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program

There are more than 80 programs provincial Immigration streams. Each Canadian Province and territory has its own unique provincial Nominee Program also has at least one Immigration Stream Linked to the Federal Express Entry.

600 additional points are awarded to the candidates under Express Entry; these Nominations issued under these Express Entry programs are referred to as Enhanced Nominations.

Base Nominations are the regular programs made outside Express Entry and these are subjected to PNP Streams, requirements defined by the respective province or territories. There are no additional points awarded for under base nominations. Individuals who are not eligible under Express Entry still be able to make an application under PNP Base programs if meets the eligibility requirements defined the Province or Territory.

Quebec and Nunavut has separate Immigration programs.

Below is list of Provinces & Territories that are currently participating under PNP’s            

1.       Alberta

2.       British Columbia

3.       Manitoba

4.       New Brunswick

5.       Newfoundland and Labrador

6.       Nova Scotia

7.       Ontario

8.       Prince Edward Island

9.       Saskatchawan

10.   Northwest Territories

11.   Yukon

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

There are 3 Immigration Streams

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) – Individuals working in Alberta and International graduates who have completed their studies at an approved institute will be eligible under AOS Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream : This stream is linked to Express Entry, AINP regularly reviews to select and issue notification to issues notifications to foreign skills submitted applications under Express Entry.
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream : Farm Owners/Operators with farming experience intending to purchase or manage farming Business will be eligible to apply under this stream.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

2 Main Immigration Streams

1.       Skills Immigration : This stream is further divided into 5 Categories

  • Skilled Worker Category
  • Health Care Professional Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post Graduate Category
  • Entry Level and Semi Skilled Worker Category

2.       Entrepreneur Immigration : Further divided into 2 Categories

  • Entrepreneur Category
  • Strategic Projects Category

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

SINP accepts applications under following categories.

  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Each of the above categories will have further sub categories.

International Skilled Worker Category: 3 Sub Categories

  • International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
  • International Skilled Worker – Occupations In Demand
  • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchawan Express Entry

Saskatchewan Experience Category – Foreign workers currently working in Saskatchewan

  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category
  • Entrepreneur Sub-Category

This sub-category is for individuals who wish to invest management talent and capital in Saskatchewan by establishing, acquiring, or partnering in a business in the province. Candidates are expected to take on an active management role in the business. This sub-category functions on an Expression of Interest model.

Farm Owners and Operators Sub-Category

This sub-category is for experienced farmers with considerable capital looking to invest in a farming operation and settle in the province of Saskatchewan. 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

This category is for international students graduating from eligible post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan and who are planning to start a business in the province. Approved candidates will have to operate and manage a business in Saskatchewan for at least a year to be eligible for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

The following are streams that are currently active and/or ones that are being restructured as part of the MPNP renewal process:

  • Skilled Worker Immigration Stream - including those in Manitoba and Overseas
    • The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream will consist of two pathways:
      • Manitoba Work Experience Pathway
      • Employer Direct Recruitment Pathway
    • The Skilled Worker Overseas Stream will consist of two pathways:
      • Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
      • Human Capital Pathway
  • Manitoba Business Investor Stream
    • Manitoba Farm Investor Pathway
    • Manitoba Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative - through the MPNP
  • International Education Stream 

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

The NSNP accepts applications under the following immigration streams:

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Occupation in Demand Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Physician Stream

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

The OINP accepts applications under the following immigration categories:

a.       Human Capital Category – 5 stream in 2 Categories

a.       ON Express Entry stream

  • Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • ON Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

b.      International Graduates streams.

  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream

b.      Employer JOB Offer Category

  • Foreign Worker Stream
  • International Student Stream
  • In Demand Skills Stream

c.       Business Category

  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • Corporate Stream – No Longer accepting Applications

Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program

3 Major Immigration Categories

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labour Impact Category
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Critical Worker Stream
  • International Graduate Stream
  • Business Impact Category

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

  • Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Skilled Workers With Employer Support
  • Post Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Entrepreneurial Stream

Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee Program (NLPNP)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Entrepreneur Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category

Northwest Territories’ Provincial Nominee Program (NTNP) program

o   Northwest Territories Employer Driven Program

  • Express Entry System for Skilled Workers
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker          

o   Northwest Territories Business Immigration Program

  • Business Stream

Yukon’s Provincial Nominee Program (YNP)

  • YNP Express Entry Program
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Business Nominee

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