PNP launched in Ontario, tweaked in AlbertaPrograms let provinces target immigrants they needBy Kristan Wolfe06/18/2007|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2007 Alberta is making changes to its provincial nominee program (PNP), and Ontario has gotten in on the act by launching its own program, to ease both the current shortage of skilled labour and to confront the forecasted sharp decline of workers.PNPs allow provinces to nominate individuals for immigration based on labour needs and provincial priorities. In an effort to address the labour shortage in Alberta, the provincial government recently expanded its PNP from a pilot program to a permanent venture. The program, administered in conjunction with the federal government, began in 2002 and processed about 100 nominees. The expanded PNP is expected to handle about 2,500 nominations this year alone. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.