The Provincial Nominee Program allows for Canadian provinces to establish its own criteria for selection of immigration applicants that are interested in settling in a particular province and willing to make an economic contribution. Applicants interested in a PNP must make an application to the province to attain a nomination certificate from the province. After attaining approval from the province, a separate application must be filed to the Federal visa post to attain permanent residency status.

  The most popular PNPs are as follows; Provincial Nominee Program processing times are typically faster than Federal immigration programs. However, the majority of PNPs require a visit to the province for an interview prior to nomination.