Some provinces and territories in Canada need people with defined occupations and specific skills. Thus, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was created to cater to the local needs of these areas of Canada. Each of the Canadian provinces and territories with a PNP has created its own eligibility requirements in cooperation with the national Government of Canada. Provinces that participate in the PNP include: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. The mostly French-speaking province of Quebec does not participate in the PNP, because it has established its own Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) for immigrants who want to live and work in Quebec as Canadian Permanent Residents. Although each province or territory with a PNP develops its own criteria based on local needs, the application procedures are very similar. In general, there is a two-step procedure to apply for a PNP, however, the steps might differ depending on whether the foreign worker applies using the traditional paper-based process or the Express Entry process (which has two PNP options available). In whichever method they choose, the foreign worker must first receive a nomination from a particular province or territory for immigration to Canada through its PNP and then he or she can take the second major step which is to apply to the national Canadian immigration agency for permanent residency. If the foreign worker and his or her family are approved for Canadian Permanent Residency through the PNP, they will immigrate to Canada and live and work in the province or territory that nominated them.