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Province Nominee Program BC PNP

Provincial Nominee Program

PNP, which stands for Provincial Nominee Program, is one of the most popular immigration options. It fast tracks the immigration process for individuals seeking to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents. In addition, the nomination from a province gives a big boost of 600 points to your CRS score, thus making you eligible for an invitation to apply in the subsequent express entry draw.



The immigration objective, demographics, and economic needs of the province are kept in mind while designing the various
provincial nominee programs. The programs are for those foreign nationals who:


  • want to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents
  • intent to live in the respective province
  • has the requisite work experience, education, and other skills specific to that province or territory

What are the benefits of applying in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

Which Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Am I Eligible For?

Each province designs its programs keeping in mind its immigration objective. Thus, each has its own eligibility requirements and application process. The province may target one or more of the following categories: 

  • International Graduates
  • Entrepreneurs and Investors
  • Skilled or Semi-Skilled Workers 
  • In-demand Occupations
  • Farm Streams 

With 80+ PNP streams available, it is crucial to assess your profile basis your needs and skillsets. Except for  Quebec and Nunavut, all other 9 provinces and 2 territories are  part of the PNP.,

How to apply for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?


The PNP program works in two different ways.


  1. The first is the Express Entry Aligned stream, in which the province selects your express entry profile basis their eligibility criteria and then issues you a Provincial Nomination, resulting in an additional 600 to your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This score ensures that you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) under Express Entry.
  2. The other process is the Base Entry Process,  where you apply directly to the province in one of their nominee program. Once you obtain the provincial nomination, you apply to the federal government for your permanent resident application.


  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Farm Stream
  • Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Rural Entrepreneur Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
British Columbia

British Columbia

  • BC PNP Tech
  • Entrepreneur — Base Category
  • Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot
  • Entrepreneur: Strategic Projects
  • Healthcare Professional
  • International Graduate
  • International Post-Graduate
  • Skilled Worker
  • Entry-level and Semi-skilled
  • Healthcare Professional
  • International Graduate
  • International Post-Graduate
  • Immigration: Skilled Worker


  • Career Employment Pathway
  • Entrepreneur Pathway
  • Farm Investor Pathway
  • Graduate Internship Pathway
  • International Student Entrepreneur Pilot
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

  • Business
  • Critical Impact Workers
  • Express Entry
  • Skilled Workers
  • Entrepreneur


  • Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) – International Student
  • Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) – Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program


  • Business Nominee
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Express Entry
  • Skilled Worker
New Brunswick

New Brunswick

  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot for New Brunswick Employers
  • NB Business Immigration Stream
  • NB Express Entry
  • NB Skilled Worker
  • NB Transport Truck Driver
  • Strategic Initiative
Newfoundland And Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • International Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Skilled Worker


    • Entrepreneur
    • Farm Owners and Operators
    • International Graduate Entrepreneur
    • Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
    • Employment Offer
    • Occupation In-Demand
    • Saskatchewan Express Entry
    • Health Professionals/Hospitality Sector Project,  Long Haul Truck Driver Project
    • Hospitality Sector
    • Long-Haul Truck Driver
    • Saskatchewan Experience: Students
    • Tech Talent Pathway
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Nova Scotia

  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • International Graduates In Demand
  • Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Occupations in Demand
  • Physician
  • Skilled Worker


  • Employer Job Offer – Foreign Workers
  • Employer Job Offer – In-Demand Skills
  • Employer Job Offer – International Students
  • Entrepreneur
  • Masters Graduate
  • PhD Graduate
Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

  • Business Impact – Work Permit
  • Express Entry
  • Labour Impact – Critical Worker
  • Labour Impact – International Graduate
  • Labour Impact – Skilled Worker

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