Applicants for Canadian work visas under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) enjoy a speedy visa application process. Intending immigrants under PNP should have the necessary skills, proper education, sufficient work experience, and a passing language examination result for semi or low-skilled trades or professions.
The language testing exempt foreign workers in a NOC C and D occupation and who arrived in Canada on or before July 1, 2012 and were subsequently nominated by employers under PNP by July 1, 2013.
To qualify under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant. Many Canadian provinces have an arrangement with the national Government of Canada in order to carry out their prerogative of nominating immigrant workers who like to establish themselves in their respective province.
Participating Provinces and Territories
Currently there are eleven territories that are participating in the program. Criteria and eligibilities vary depending on the place of nomination.
- British Columbia
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territories
- Prince Edward Island
After a nomination has been made by a province or territory, an intending immigrant shall proceed to filing a separate application for Permanent Residence to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), which will evaluate the application and supporting documents based on Canadian Immigration Rules.
Since the criteria for PNP differ in every province or territory, we provided you information according to jurisdictional requirements. We would like to help you solve some questions on your mind. If the information you find in our website does not meet your need, you may always call our office or use the form on the right to message us.
Just hoover your mouse or trackpad to the above links or to our PNP Programs subpage and choose which participating province or territory you would like to look into.