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Provincial Nominee Programs

family2The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) provides an accelerated process for skilled and/or experienced workers, experienced business persons and their family members who want to settle permanently in a particular province of Canada. 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. Nominees are then able to apply for Permanent Resident status through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The PNP is faster than applying through many federal immigration streams. Each province selects applicants on the basis of their education and work experience in accordance to the province’s skill needs and requirements.

The British Columbia (BC) Specialized Business Immigration Programs

The BC PNP provides an accelerated process for skilled and/or experienced workers, experienced business persons, and their family members who want to settle in the province of BC permanently. It allows nominees to apply for Permanent Resident status through Citizenship and Immigration Canada under the Entrepreneur Immigration Program– which can be faster than applying through many federal immigration programs.

If you choose to immigrate to British Columbia as a provincial nominee, the requirements you must meet and the application forms you use vary according to which component of the BC PNP you are applying under: Strategic Occupations or Business Immigrants.

Strategic Occupations

  • Express Entry Skilled Workers

    Managers, professionals, technologists and technicians, skilled trades

  • Express Entry International Graduates

    Recent graduates of recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions

  • Express Entry International Post-Graduates Pilot Project

    Recent BC masters and doctorate graduates in natural, applied and health sciences

  • Express Entry Designated Health Professionals

    Registered nurses, midwives, registered psychiatric nurses, and physicians

  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

    Some provinces, such as British Columbia and Alberta, offer nomination to workers under the semi-skilled category. These opportunities include long haul truck drivers, food counter attendants, guest services attendants, hotel front desk clerks, etc. Requirements and eligibility for each occupation and province may vary.

If you already have a job offer from an employer within your preferred province, CanDo Immigration Services can act as your immigration representatives to process your nomination and permanent residence application by liaison with your prospective employer to ensure compliance with program requirements.

Contact us to find out which province best suits your needs and matches your qualifications for nomination.

Alberta PNP (AINP)

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family
  • Farmer
  • Strategic Recruitment

Nova Scotia PNP

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family
  • Community

British Columbia PNP

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate

Ontario PNP

  • Skilled Worker
  • Investor
  • International Student

Manitoba PNP

  • Skilled Worker
  • Regular International Student
  • International Student Strategic Initiative
  • Family
  • Farmer
  • Strategic Recruitment
  • Community

Prince Edward Island PNP

  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family Connections
  • Work Permit

Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker
  • International Student
  • Family
  • Farmer
  • Professional

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Family

New Brunswick PNP

  • Skilled Worker

Northwest Territories PNP (NTNP)

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker

Yukon PNP (YNP)

  • Skilled Worker
  • Semi-Skilled Worker