Provincial Nominee Program
Candidates who qualify as skilled workers and experienced business professionals and would want to settle in Canada and gain their permanent residency status. Through PNP programs, provinces and territories can nominate foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence in Canada. As with other programs, individuals who wish to settle in Canada as a permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee program must satisfy specific criteria including meeting language proficiency in either French or English. The criteria for each province varies considerably. The minimum requirements are constantly changing and are highly dependent on labour market shortages in that specific province.