Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

From September 17, 2020 to November 17, 2020, provincial and territorial jurisdictions will be able to request that paper-based Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications be placed on hold in cases where an applicant has experienced a job loss in Canada as a result of the pandemic, or has applied through a business, entrepreneur or self-employed stream, and their application was received prior to March 18, 2020. The processing of these applications will be put on hold until March 17, 2021, until the province or territory confirms that it continues to support the nomination, or until a new job offer is received along with a new confirmation from the province or territory, whichever comes first.

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Facilitative measures for paper-based Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications

This section is about processing applications for permanent residence submitted by applicants who have been selected by a province or territory other than Nunavut and Quebec.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is designed to enable provinces and territories to support the immigration of people who

  • have expressed an interest in settling in their province or territory
  • the province or territory believes will be able to contribute to the economic development and prosperity of that province or territory and Canada

Program delivery instructions (PDIs) – Select the application process method

Provinces and territories that operate a PNP can nominate people through either of the following:

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