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The tool presented below will help you find the right Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream that you could be eligible to, based on a set of criteria explained below. With more than 80 different streams, across 12 provinces/territories, this tool is quite easy to use, and prevents you from going through reading the eligibility requirements of all 80+ provincial immigration streams.
How to use the Tool / Filter criteria used
The table below lists all the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) streams that exist, currently open or closed (to find out the current status of each stream, check the PNP Live Monitor). There are 8 filters that can be used to find out which stream best suits you, and 7 of them are just "Yes or No" filters to make the search easier.
Below is an explanation if the filters used:
Below is an explanation if the filters used:
- Province / Territory: If you have a specific province in mind to see what PNP streams they offer, select the corresponding province or territory in the dropdown list in the filers line. You can click on each province in the table to get more details about the eligibility requirements of each stream.
- Aligned with Express Entry: If you are already in the Express Entry pool, select "Yes", and you will get all the streams that will get you 600 additional CRS points. You need to know that non-Express Entry aligned streams do not take advantage of the fast processing time of 6 months of Express Entry. These non-aligned streams are usually processed within 15 to 19 months.
- Job offer: If you select "No" in the filter line, you will get all streams that do not require a job offer to be eligible. However, there are, of course, other eligibility criteria to take into account.
- In-demand NOC list: If you select "Yes", you will get the streams that require work experience in a specific occupation (by NOC code). However, as is the case for New Brunswick's Skilled Workers Express Entry stream, for example, there may be other criteria, such as speaking French, to be eligible. You can click on the "Yes" links to get the in-demand list for each stream.
- Work Experience in Canada: If you select "No", you will have the streams that do not require to have previous work experience in Canada.
- Priority to French-Speaking: If you select "Yes", you will see the streams that are directed to or have advantages for French-speaking candidates. Some streams in Manitoba, for example, do not require to have experience in the in-demand occupations list if you speak French at a CLB7 level.
- Studies in Canada: This filter will let you know if you need to have studied in Canada to be eligible for a given stream.
- Business: if you have a large amount of money to invest, then you can select "Yes", and you will see all Entrepreneurial streams.
PNP Eligibility Tool
|Stream / Category||Province / Territory||Aligned with Express Entry?||Job offer?||In-demand NOC list?||Work Experience in Canada?||Priority to French-speaking?||Studies in Canada?||Business?|
|Human Capital Priorities||Ontario - OINP||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker||Ontario - OINP||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Skilled Trades||Ontario - OINP||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Masters Graduate||Ontario - OINP||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|PhD Graduate||Ontario - OINP||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|International Student||Ontario - OINP||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|In-Demand Skills||Ontario - OINP||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Foreign Worker||Ontario - OINP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Entrepreneur||Ontario - OINP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|EEBC - Skilled Worker||British Columbia - BCPNP||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|EEBC - International Graduate||British Columbia - BCPNP||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|EEBC - International Post-Graduate||British Columbia - BCPNP||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|EEBC - Health Authority||British Columbia - BCPNP||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|SI - Skilled Worker||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|SI - International Graduate||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|SI - International Post-Graduate||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|SI - Health Authority||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Entrepreneur Immigration||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot||British Columbia - BCPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Skilled Worker Program (Arrima)||Quebec||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Programme de l'Expérience Québécoise (PEQ) - Quebec graduate||Quebec||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Programme de l'Expérience Québécoise (PEQ) - Temporary Foreign Workers||Quebec||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Permanent immigration pilot program for food processing workers||Quebec||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies - Work stream||Quebec||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies - Work-study stream||Quebec||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Permanent immigration pilot program for workers in the artificial intelligence, information technologies and visual effects sectors - Artificial intelligence stream - Foreign workers||Quebec||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Permanent immigration pilot program for workers in the artificial intelligence, information technologies and visual effects sectors - Artificial intelligence stream - Quebec graduates||Quebec||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Permanent immigration pilot program for workers in the artificial intelligence, information technologies and visual effects sectors - Information technologies and visual effects stream||Quebec||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Self-Employed Worker Program||Quebec||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Alberta Express Entry||Alberta - AAIP||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS)||Alberta - AAIP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Rural Renewal||Alberta - AAIP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Farm||Alberta - AAIP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Graduate Entrepreneur||Alberta - AAIP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur||Alberta - AAIP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Rural Entrepreneur||Alberta - AAIP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Morden's Community-Drive Immigration Initiative (MCDII) *||Manitoba - MPNP||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Skilled Workers Overseas||Manitoba - MPNP||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Skilled Workers in Manitoba||Manitoba - MPNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Career Employment||Manitoba - MPNP||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Graduate Internship||Manitoba - MPNP||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Student Entrepreneur||Manitoba - MPNP||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Entrepreneur||Manitoba - MPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Farm Investor||Manitoba - MPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|NB Express Entry||New Brunswick - NBPNP||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|NB Skilled Worker||New Brunswick - NBPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|NB Transport Truck Drivers||New Brunswick - NBPNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|NB Strategic Initiative||New Brunswick - NBPNP||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Business Immigration Stream (BIS)||New Brunswick - NBPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|NS Experience: Express Entry||Nova Scotia - NSNP||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|NS Labour Market Priorities||Nova Scotia - NSNP||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Labour Market Priorities for Physicians||Nova Scotia - NSNP||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Physician||Nova Scotia - NSNP||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Skilled Worker||Nova Scotia - NSNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Occupations in Demand||Nova Scotia - NSNP||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|International Graduates in Demand||Nova Scotia - NSNP||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|Entrepreneur||Nova Scotia - NSNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur||Nova Scotia - NSNP||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Saskatchewan Express Entry||Saskatchewan - SINP||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Occupation In-Demand||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Employment Offer||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Hard-to-Find Skills||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Tech Talent Pathway||Saskatchewan - SINP||Yes and No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Saskatchewan Experience||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Entrepreneur||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Farm Owner and Operator||Saskatchewan - SINP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Express Entry Skilled Worker||Newfoundland - NFLPNP||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Skilled Worker||Newfoundland - NFLPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|International Graduate||Newfoundland - NFLPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|International Graduate Entrepreneur||Newfoundland - NFLPNP||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|International Entrepreneur||Newfoundland - NFLPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|PEI Express Entry||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Skilled Worker in PEI||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Skilled Worker outside Canada||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|International Graduate||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Critical Worker||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Intermediate Experience||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Occupations In Demand||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Work Permit||Prince Edward Island - PEIPNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Express Entry System for Skilled Workers||Northwest Territories - NTNP||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Skilled Worker Program||Northwest Territories - NTNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Critical Impact Worker Program||Northwest Territories - NTNP||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Entrepreneur Business||Northwest Territories - NTNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Express Entry||Yukon - YNP||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Skilled Worker program||Yukon - YNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Critical Impact Worker Program||Yukon - YNP||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Business Nominee Program||Yukon - YNP||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
* The MCDII is Express Entry-aligned, except for some occupations.
Which PNPs are open?
If you found the right PNP(s) you are eligible to, you can check out here if they are currently open.
To find out about other provincial and territorial nominee programs, check out this link.