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 and their application was received prior to March 18, 2020. The processing of these applications will be put on hold until March 17, 2021 or until a new job offer is received along with a confirmation from the province or territory that it continues to support the nomination, whichever comes first.

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Facilitative measures for paper-based Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications with a job offer stream

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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