Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence.
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.
Canadian provinces or territories (Except the province of Quebec) have agreements with government of Canada to select applicants for Permanent Residency under their own unique nominee programs.
Province of Quebec has its own selection criteria, which is different from the rest of Canada.
Under the PNP programs the each province and territory set their guidelines as per the agreement with the federal government.
Canada is planning to increase the number of immigrants in the upcoming years.