The Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows participating provinces and
territories to nominate a certain number of foreign nationals each year.
It enables participating provinces and territories to select immigrants
who have specific skills that contribute to that province/territory's
economic and social development. Provincial nominees (selected foreign
nationals) are not assessed under the federal skilled
worker selection factors. However, CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) still conducts
security and medical screening and retains the right to make the final
As a provincial nominee, the applicant receives faster processing of their
permanent resident application compared to other categories.