Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These immigrants must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory and must want to live there.
Each province and territory and has its own "streams" (immigration programs that target certain groups) and criteria for their PNP. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target students, business people, skilled workers or semi-skilled workers.
If you are nominated under a non-Express Entry stream:
you will have to apply through the paper-based process, and
if the province or territory finds you eligible and nominates you, you will send an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
If you are nominated under a province or territory’s Express Entry stream, you must:
meet their requirements, and
meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry
this includes meeting the requirements of at least one of the immigration programs it covers.
To apply for the PNP you must:
apply to a province or territory for a nomination,
be nominated by that province or territory, then
apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident.
Under a PNP Express Entry stream, you will need to complete an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry.
Contact Alexander Immigration Services Inc. to assess your eligibility to immigrate to Canada under one of the Provincial Nomination Programs and to discuss various options available to you.