Provincial Nominee Program​

If you feel that you may not get the required points for a PR visa under the Express Entry program, you can consider the Provincial Nominee Program. There are two ways to use the PNP program to get your PR visa.

  1. If any province requires a profile like yours, they can select your profile for nomination and send you an invitation to apply for a PR visa.
  2. If you want to settle in a specific Canadian province, you can directly apply to that province.
  3. If you meet the requirements you will receive a nomination from the province. You can apply for permanent residency after you receive the nomination form.

Another advantage of using the PNP program is you can include the points you scored in the Express Entry Program if you applied for a PR visa under that program earlier. These points will be added to your PNP profile.

Quebec has its own Provincial Nominee Program known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). This is an immigration program that provides a fast and convenient way to migrate to Canada.

This immigration program started with the goal of attracting more immigrants to come and settle in Quebec without the necessity of going through a lengthy immigration process.

Through this program, skilled workers can apply for the Quebec Selection Certificate or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). It is not necessary for applicants to have a valid job offer in order to migrate to Quebec. However, those with a job offer are given higher priority.

 The QSWP is also based on a points-based system like the Express Entry System.