About Canadian PNP Programs
Canadian Federal Goverment has signed bilateral agreements with provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) to allow them to nominate individuals for permanent residence based on the provinces' assessment of the nominees' ability to contribute to the economic growth and development of these provinces. Provinces and territories have the authority and responsibility to establish their own criteria for nomination, as long as the criteria are inline with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, national immigration policy, and the Federal-Provincial/Territorial bilateral agreements. These PNP programs are designed by the provinces to help meet their unique immigration goals, so the eligibility criteria and application procedures vary. However, PNPs are a popular option because they can be the fastest pathway to Canadian permanent residence.
The requirements are different for each PNP in Canada. Provinces and territories are often looking for applicants with work experience that meets the needs of their specific labour market. They also take into consideration language proficiency, education, and skill set. In order to qualify, you must demonstrate that you will be able to contribute to the local economy, and have a genuine intention to settle in that province or territory.
List of Documents
Please note that depending on an individual's profile, an immigration officer may ask him/her for any other documents to determine the eligibility for specific Canadian PNP program.