Most provinces in Canada have entered into agreements when the federal government that allow them to “nominate” applicants of their choosing to facilitate their permanent residence in Canada.
How the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) works
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) offers nominations through three various streams; the skilled worker, international graduate or immigrant entrepreneur streams respectively. Qualifying applicants may obtain their nomination to reside in this province.
The Northwest Territories Nominee Program is an immigration program operated by the Government of the Northwest Territories through an agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It allows qualified individuals, business owners and self-employed professionals to obtain permanent residency in a shorter time than the regular process.
Ontario Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program through which Ontario nominates individuals based on various streams: employers, foreign workers, investors, students with a job offer, PhD Graduates and Masters Graduates. Those who fall under one of the categories may qualify for nomination in Ontario.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
The Province of Prince Edward Island welcomes newcomers wishing to embrace the opportunities presented by living in Canada’s smallest province. This program nominates individuals who can demonstrate the positive impact they will have on the province. Applicants will be assessed on their skills comparative to the province’s priorities.
The Yukon PNP was developed to allow the territory to nominate applicants based on industrial and economic priorities and labour market conditions. This territory offers two streams; the Business Stream and the Skilled Worker/Critical Impact Worker Stream.