Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) is for those who can have enough points to be selected with the Express Entry or not eligible for other immigration categories to immigrate to Canada. PNP authorizes all Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec) nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who wish to settle in a specific province or territory.
Each Canadian province and two territories have their own Provincial Nominee Programs. These provinces and territories are in agreement with IRCC and allow them to select immigrants who meet the specific requirements that they have put in place.
Provinces with PNP programs have their selection criteria to find immigrants with skills that that particular province requires, which they are unable to hire locally. The selection criteria and occupations vary province to province from information technology, medical, agriculture, trades, business, investors, and people who have ties to Canada.