The PNP program enables the province to select and nominate foreign workers, international students, and entrepreneurs to help meet the province/territory labor market needs, support government priorities, and help grow their economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident of Canada.
The first step to apply for provincial nomination, is to apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to live. You must have the skills, education, and work experience necessary to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family to qualify. The province or territory will determine if you can meet their economic and labor market needs, as well as those of Canada.
Following the approval of your application by the province or territory, you must apply for permanent residence within the timeframe set forth by the province or territory. The province or territory will inform you If you must apply through the Express Entry system or the regular application process:
• Nomination under an Express Entry PNP stream: If you are not already in the Express Entry pool, you will need to complete an Express Entry profile and be accepted into the pool.
• Nomination under a non-Express Entry PNP stream: Permanent resident applicants who were nominated through a non-Express Entry PNP stream should use the usual application process to seek for permanent residence.
You can find out who is eligible to apply for each stream of nominee program described below by looking at the table below. Please keep in mind that there are so many other qualifying conditions to meet before you can apply for a certain stream.
|Workers with Job Offer||Foreign Worker stream||Skilled foreign worker with a job offer in Ontario|
|International Student stream||Recent graduate with a job offer in Ontario|
|In-Demand Skills stream||Foreign worker in an in-demand occupation with a job offer in Ontario|
|Graduate Students||Masters Graduate stream||Applicants who have Master’s degree from an Ontario university|
|PhD Graduate stream||Applicants who have a PhD degree from an Ontario university|
|Skilled Workers||Human Capital Priorities stream||Applicant who has Express entry profile under Federal skilled workers or Canadian experience class|
|Skilled Trades stream||Foreign worker with Ontario work experience in an eligible skilled trade that is listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Groups 72, 73 or 82 of NOC|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream||French-speaking foreign worker with strong English language abilities|
|Entrepreneurs||Entrepreneur Stream||For entrepreneurs from outside Canada who want to establish a new business or buy and grow an existing business in the province|
For detailed information on eligibility requirements of each of stream, and to find out more on other provincial programs please contact us or fill out our free assessment form.