The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces or territories to nominate applicants to come to Canada. An approved nomination will often provide an opportunity for both a work permit and a permanent residency. Although provinces and territories hold jurisdiction to invite and select candidates, it is ultimately the decision of the federal government to approval any work authorizations or permanent residency.
Who is eligible for the Provincial Nominee Program?
Each province and territory has their own PNP process, and thus, the eligibility criteria will vary. Although each province or territory will attract applicants which can help support their economy, each program may take into consideration the following factors:
- Education levels
- English language proficiency
- Job offer from a Canadian employer
- Canadian education
- Canadian and international work experience
- Family, friends, or relatives in that province
- Assets and net worth for investment