Canada has 9 Provinces (States) and 2 Territories. Each Province and Territory have their individual Program to improve their Economic Development.
Following are Provincial Nominee Programs which can allow individuals to migrate to a Province provided the individual presents their intent to live and settle in that province.
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
Alberta’s provincial immigration program consists of three streams: The Alberta Opportunity Stream, the Alberta Express Entry Stream, and the Self-Employed Farmer Stream. The province issues provincial nominations to foreign nationals who meet program-specific criteria and demonstrate an intention to reside in the prairie province.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
The BC PNP consists of the Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC and Entrepreneur Immigration Streams. These streams are divided into categories that target skilled workers, international graduates and other professionals with skills, experience and qualifications needed in B.C.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba’s provincial immigration program is comprised of streams designed to nominate skilled workers and their families who wish to work and live in the province permanently. The MPNP is currently undergoing renewal.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
The NBPNP is New Brunswick’s provincial immigration program with streams targeting entrepreneurs, international graduates, skilled workers with employer support and skilled workers in the federal government’s Express Entry selection system.
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
The NLPNP accepts immigration applications from skilled workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs who meet program-specific criteria such as a job or job offer, intent to reside, and the ability to become economically established in the province.
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
The NSNP is Nova Scotia’s program for the nomination of eligible skilled workers, international graduates, entrepreneurs and professionals looking to settle permanently in the province. The program has various economic immigration streams with not one, but three streams aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Through the OINP, Ontario nominates foreign workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs who have the skills, experience, education and intent to settle in the province as permanent residents.
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
The PEI PNP is the island province’s economic immigration program for skilled workers, international graduates, entrepreneurs who demonstrate the intention to live and work in PEI, and show the ability to become economically established in the province.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
The SINP is Saskatchewan’s dedicated immigration program for the selection and nomination of eligible foreign nationals through various pathways, including its leading International Skilled Worker: Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand categories.
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
The Northwest Territories accepts economic immigration applications to settle in Northern Canada under two main streams — the Employer Driven and Business— one of which has three distinct streams, including an Express Entry-aligned stream for skilled workers.
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
Yukon’s official provincial immigration program assists eligible employers in Canada’s northern territory to nominate internationally-trained foreign workers and businesspeople for Canadian permanent residence.