Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is an immigration program designed by a Province according to their local economic and employment needs. Although accepting immigrants to Canada falls within the domain of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Provinces of Canada are authorized pursuant to various Federal-Provincial Agreements to recommend foreign nationals or temporary residents of Canada to become permanent residents of Canada.

If successful, the applicants are issued a Provincial Nomination Certificate (PNC), and a Work Permit Support Letter (WPSL) to support an application for permanent residence and work permit respectively. It shall be noted that despite having PNC or WPSL, IRCC may still refuse the applications for failing to meet other requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or Regulations.