Canada Provincial Nominee Visa

How to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee

Canada Provincial Nominee Visa Infographic

Provincial Nominee Visa -Infographic Description (April 25 Update).


Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).  Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of a province or territory’s Express Entry PNP stream.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) accepts applications under two main immigration categories

Strategic Recruitment Stream

Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

Engineering Occupations Category

Post-Graduate Worker Category

Employer-Driven Stream

Skilled Worker Category

International Graduate Category

Semi-Skilled Worker Category

Self-Employed Farmer Stream

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) accepts applications under two main immigration categories

Skills Immigration

Entrepreneur Immigration

Business Skills

Regional Business

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Skilled Workers

Express Entry Substream


New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

Express Entry Labour Market Stream

Skilled Workers with Family Support

Business Immigration

Skilled Worker with Employer Support

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

Skilled Worker Category;

International Graduate Category; and

Immigrant Entrepreneur Category

The Northwest Territories’ Nominee Program

Critical Impact Worker

Skilled Worker

NWT Express Entry

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

Skilled Worker

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

Family Business Worker

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Human Capital Priorities Stream (aligned with Express Entry)

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (aligned with Express Entry)

General category

International Students category

Investors category

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)

Business Impact

Labour Impact

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) 

International Skilled Worker

Saskatchewan Experience

Entrepreneur and Farm

Express Entry Subcategory

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Skilled Worker Program

Critical Impact Worker Program

Business Nominee Program

Settlement Funds

Each province provides specific information on settlement funds and how to apply to its PNP streams. If applicable, on average you need $10,000 principal applicant and $2,000 per dependant.


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