Provincial Skilled Worker Program

Each Province has it’s own selection policy to accept skilled immigrant. By issuing Provincial nomination certificate which will be finalized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to issue Permanent Residency in separate packs.

Who can apply as a provincial nominee

Each province and territory has its own streams and criteria for their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These can change without notice.

Applying through the paper-based process

  • You must meet the minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams.
  • You must be nominated under that stream.
Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the PNP is different based on whether you apply through the paper-based (non-Express Entry streams) or Express Entry (Express Entry streams) process.

Applying through Express Entry

  • You must meet the minimum requirements of a province or territory’s Express Entry PNP stream.
  • You must be nominated under that stream.
  • You must create an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including the requirements of one of the immigration programs it covers.

Note: CIC has updated the Express Entry system:

  • you can now earn additional points if you studied in Canada
  • a valid job offer now only needs to be for one year, and some job offers no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • the amount of points you get for a job offer has changed
  • if you are invited to apply, you now have 90 days instead of 60.