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PNP (Provincial Nomination Program)

This program is for workers who:
  • have the skills, education and work experience
  • Willing to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and want to become permanent residents of Canada
  • Students, investors (business- people), skilled workers, semi-skilled workers

However, each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you are applying for. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry. As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police clearance (certificate). Everyone must have these police clearance, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

PNP Process is complex and has multi level application process meeting strict timelines.
Contact us for more information about Provincial Nomination Program or for assistance in applying for a PNP. Each province has its own PNP program.

Applying to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident under the provincial programs is a two-step process: applicants will receive a PNP nomination first, which can be used to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry in the second stage.

Ontario offers an opportunity to live and work permanently in the province for (Each province has its own)
  • English-speaking skilled workers
  • French-speaking skilled workers
  • Master’s Degree graduates in ON
  • PhD graduates in ON
  • Foreign Workers with Job Offer
  • International Students with Job Offer

Applicants applying to the master’s Graduate Stream and PhD Graduate Stream can apply without job offer. While skilled worker must have the required education, skilled work experience, demonstrate language ability, and other characteristics which will help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

Ontario Nominee Program also helps employers meet their human resource needs for workers, through job offers enabling them to recruit foreign workers and international students. Skilled foreign workers with a full-time job offer from Ontario employer have opportunity to apply to work and live permanently in the province. Recently Ontario Nominee Program opened new stream focused on in-demand occupations in the agricultural and construction sectors.

Please note Province of Ontario charges a $1,500 application fee, which covers the cost of processing your application and is non-refundable once you submit your application.

Everyone’s path to Canada is unique based on variety of immigration categories. Contact us to discuss your possibilities in making an application for PNP in any of the province.

Canada Immigration’s Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) enables Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada to attract immigrants to their regions. This program enables individuals with the skills and experience required by the province(s) participating in Canada’s PNP to receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate which expedites the Immigration and Permanent Residency process.

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Contact us for more information about Provincial Nomination Program or for assistance in applying for a PNP. Each province has its own PNP program.

Canada Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the Government of Canada works with small and remote communities in Ontario, Western Canada and the three territories to attract and retain foreign workers. 

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is community-driven, which means participating communities take the lead in attracting new immigrants and matching them with local job vacancies, promoting a welcoming community, and connecting newcomers to established members of the community and local settlement services. 

The following communities are participating in the pilot. 

 North Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario,Timmins, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brandon, Manitoba,Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba,Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan ,Claresholm, Alberta,Vernon, British Columbia,West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia

How to Immigrate under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Eligibility Requirements for candidates

In order to be considered for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP), potential candidates must meet the following federal criteria as well as requirements established by the participating community where they are hoping to settle.

The federal criteria are:

  • Have a recommendation from one of the designated communities
  • Have one year of continuous work experience in the past three years (a minimum of 1,560 hours)
  • Have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community
  • Have a genuine job offer to work in one of the designated communities
  • Meet the language threshold for the NOC skill type/level of the job being offered
  • Have enough funds to settle and support themselves and their family in the community
  • Have an intention to live in the community

Community Recommendation

A community recommendation is based on the candidate’s: Intention to live in the designated community, job offer and the community’s economic needs, work experience and skills, ties to the community, Recommendations are made by a designated community economic development organization.

Work Experience

Eligible candidates must have:

  • a minimum of 1,560 hours (one year) of continuous, paid work experience in the past three years;
    • the work experience must be in one occupation but can be with different employers
    • the work experience can be obtained in Canada or outside Canada
    • Self-employed work experience is not eligible

Candidates must have performed most of the main duties and all the essential duties listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) for their profession as well as the activities listed in the lead statement.


Candidates must have:

  • A Canadian high school diploma or the foreign equivalent;
    • Diplomas obtained outside Canada must have their equivalency confirmed by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a designated organization.
    • The ECA report must be less than five years old at the time of application

Individuals who have graduated from a post-secondary program in the community that is recommending them are exempt from the work experience requirement if they graduated with:

  • a degree, diploma, certificate or trade or apprenticeship from a post-secondary program of 2 years or more and:
    1. were a full-time student for the entirety of the 2+ years
    2. obtained the credential within 18 months before the application for permanent residence
    3. were in the community for at least 16 months of the last 24 months of study


  • a master’s degree or a PhD and:
    1. were a full-time student for the entirety of the degree
    2. obtained the credential within 18 months before the application for permanent residence
    3. were in the community for the entirety of the degree

Individuals who cannot apply as international students include those who:

  • studied at distance for more than half the program
  • studied English or French for more than half the program
  • received a scholarship or fellowship that requires they return to their home country to apply their studies

Job Offer

Potential candidates must have a genuine, full-time, permanent, job offer in one of the participating communities. The wage must meet the minimum wage listed for that NOC in the Canada Job Bank and the candidates’ previous experience must demonstrate that they can perform the duties of the job offered.

The Government of Canada defines a genuine job offer as one that:

  • must meet the needs of the employer
  • the employer must actively be in the business for which the offer has been made
  • the employer must be able to fulfill the terms of the offer
  • the employer must have complied with all employment laws and rules in the past

Additionally, the job offer must be of the same skill level or one skill level above or below the NOC that best applies to the candidate’s work experience. Candidates whose NOC is rated skill level D, however, must have a job offer in the same occupation.

Language Requirements

The minimum language requirement is based on the NOC skill type or level that applies to the candidate’s job offer.

The minimum requirements for each NOC skill type/level are as follows. “CLB” stands for Canadian Language Benchmark.

  • NOC 0 and A: Minimum language score of a CLB 6 is required
  • NOC B: Minimum language score of a CLB 5 is required
  • NOC C and D: Minimum language score of a CLB 4 is required


Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their families after they move to Canada. These funds must be their own and cannot be borrowed from anyone.

The following documents can be used as proof of funds:

  • bank account statements
  • documents that show real property or other investments (such as stocks, bonds, debentures, treasury bills, etc.)
  • documents that guarantee payment of a set amount of money payable to you (such as banker’s drafts, cheques, traveler’s cheques or money orders)

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