While you wait for Express Entry draws/invitation rounds to occur, we recommend researching each province or territory’s PNP to learn about the eligibility requirements and whether you may have options available to you:
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Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
Alberta is Canada's 4th most populous province and has one of the strongest economies in Canada. The capital is Edmonton, while Calgary is the province's largest city. Alberta is also known for its beautiful national parks, Jasper and Banff.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and is the 3rd most populous province. Known for its beautiful ecosystem made of forests and coastlines, BC is one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Located in the center of Canada, Manitoba is one of Canada's three prairie provinces and is Canada's 5th most populous province. The province's economy depends largely on sectors like agriculture, electricity, oil, mining, forestry and tourism.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
New Brunswick is one of Canada's four Atlantic provinces and is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with roughly one-third of the population communicating in French as their first language.
Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's easternmost province. The capital, St. John's, is home to roughly 40% of the province's population.
Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program (NTPNP)
The Northwest Territories is the second most populous of the three territories in northern Canada. The capital is Yellowknife, the territory's most populous community and only city.
Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSPNP)
Nova Scotia is the most populous of Canada's Atlantic provinces. The capital, Halifax, is home to 45% of the province's population.
Nunavut is the largest and most northern of the Canadian territories and is the second least populous of Canada's provinces and territories.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Ontario is Canada's most populous province, accounting for more than 38% of the country's population. It is home to the nation's capital, Ottawa, as well as the nation's most populous city and Ontario's provincial capital, Toronto.
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)
Prince Edward Island is one of the Atlantic provinces and the smallest Canadian province in both area and population, despite being the most densely populated. PEI is famous for its beaches, with more than 1100 kilometres to explore.
Quebec Immigration (QSWP/PEQ)
Quebec is the 2nd most populous province after Ontario and is the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population. Most live in Montreal or Quebec City, its capital.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Saskatchewan is a prairie province, with roughly half the population living in its major cities, Saskatoon and its capital Regina. The province is home to more than 100,000 lakes.
International Skilled Worker category
Yukon Provincial Nominee Program (YPNP)
Yukon is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three territories. Yukon is characterized by its warm summers and cold winters. The capital is Whitehorse, named after the stallion-like Yukon River rapids that passed through the city.
As mentioned, each PNP has multiple “streams” that target particular groups of people. We recommend reviewing every stream and their respective requirements to learn if you have any options available to you. Leave no stone unturned.
Now that we have covered the subject of PNPs, the next step is receiving and responding to an ITA.