Three Canadian provinces have selected candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
When a candidate is nominated by a province, their chances of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) significantly increase. This is because both federal and provincial governments jointly manage immigration in Canada, and being nominated by a province indicates that the individual is well-suited to contribute to the provincial labor force.
The PNPs primarily focus on economic immigration candidates who are most likely to integrate successfully into the provincial economy. This can be due to their profession, having family connections in the province, or demonstrating a strong commitment to living and working there.