Everything You Need To Know About Provincial Nominee Program!


Provincial Nominee Program

Before we dive into the details of PNPs offered by different provinces, and how having French as a second language will boost your chances to the promised land, let us break down the basics of PNP. What is the Provincial Nominee Program and how do we have to apply for it?

Provincial Nominee Program is one of the ways for you to accelerate the process of being a permanent resident in Canada. By offering additional 600 points to the selected nominees in their Express Entry scoring, this program makes it quicker for the applicants to get selected to be a permanent resident.

It is really beneficial to those wanting to offer their skills and work experience to a particular province and contribute towards its economic growth. It is well implied that the candidate wants to live in that province and obtain PR for Canada.

In this blog, in-depth details of the following provinces are provided:

1. Alberta

2. British Columbia

3. Manitoba

4. Ontario

5. Newfoundland and Labrador

6. Nova Scotia

7. New Brunswick

8. Prince Edward Island

9. Northwest Territories

10. Saskatchewan

11. Yukon

Now when it comes to provinces, each province has its certain streams which can be described as different groups that these provinces target. Some of the groups that are targeted include-


Business people 

Skilled workers 

Semi-skilled workers


However, before initiating the application process for the PNP of any province, there are a few basic prerequisites that must be met.

1. The two important must haves to consider applying in any province are, passing a medical exam and having a police check.

2. The candidate must meet the eligibility criteria of the particular province of choice.

3. Express Entry profile must be created and submitted according to the minimum criteria for its eligibility including being eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.

4. Express Entry manages application of 3 immigration programs namely-  

-Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP),

-Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) 

-Canadian Work Experience Class (CEC). 

5.If the candidate gets an “Invite to apply” they must do so by submitting an application to the IRCC.

Since it is tedious to check each and every province’s site and the eligibility requirements, we have saved you time by giving an overview to all the provinces offering PNP and their details. 




The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, is an economic immigration program that nominates people for permanent residence in Alberta. Nominees must have skills to fill job shortages or be planning to buy or start a business in Alberta. 

A. Under Foreign Workers it has 3 streams;

-Opportunity Stream (mainly for people already working there)

-Express Entry Stream (for people who are planning to live or work there)

-Accelerated Tech Pathway provides expedited processing to foreign workers who are currently working for, or have a job offer with, an Alberta-based tech industry employer in an eligible tech occupation.


B. Under Entrepreneurs there are 3 streams;

1. International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (Foreign graduates of approved post secondary institutions who plan on starting or buying business.

2. Self Employed Farmers (who want to start their own or buy a farm.

3. Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa (Foreign graduates from abroad can apply)

To get selected by the province of Alberta, you must have an Express Entry profile. Candidates who are suitable for Express Entry get the nomination by Alberta after scoring the minimum scores on the Alberta points calculator.



Maximum Points





Language Proficiency


Work Experience


Arranged Employment







Eligibility Requirements:

Express Entry Profile


Minimum Alberta points


Connection to province


Job Offer 

Not required for Alberta Express Entry

Language proficiency

Same as EE

Level of Education 

Same as EE

Work Experience

Same as EE

Investment Requirement (for entrepreneurs)


Mobilité Francophone

Offered in AAIP

National Occupational Classification(NOC) codes in demand:



Property Administrators

NOC 1224

Web Designers and Developers

NOC 2175

University Professors and Lecturers

NOC 4011

Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers

NOC 0621

Sales and Account Representatives – Wholesale Trade (non-technical)

NOC 6411

Retail Sales Supervisors

NOC 6211

Real Estate Agents and Salespersons

NOC 6232

Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations

NOC 1215

Financial Sales Representatives

NOC 6235


NOC 6321


NOC 6332

Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing

NOC 0811

Managers in Transportation

NOC 0731

Mining Engineers

NOC 2143

Food Service Supervisors

NOC 6311

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Associated Products

NOC 9213

Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors

NOC 2271

Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

NOC 2262

Labourers in Food, Beverage and Associated Products Processing

NOC 9617

Transport Truck Drivers

NOC 7511

Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics