Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

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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