PNP Skilled Worker Class Immigration Program
Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, you must first apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.
Certain provinces have their own Skilled Worker Immigration programs within their
Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP). If you are interested in living and working in one of
these provinces, you may want to apply under these programs.
Here is a list of the available Skilled Worker Immigration Categories:
- Alberta PNP (AINP)
- British Columbia PNP
- Manitoba PNP
- New Brunswick PNP
- Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
- Northwest Territories PNP (NTNP)
- Nova Scotia PNP
- Ontario PNP
- Prince Edward Island
- Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)
- Yukon PNP (YNP)
After you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian security and safety standards. You will have to pass a medical examination and security and criminal checks. You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada.