Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to play a more direct role in
selecting immigrants who wish to settle in that province.
Provincial nominees are selected based on their ability to contribute to the province's economic development. Provincial
nominees are not assessed on the six selection facts of the Federal Skilled Worker Program. The individual provinces set
their own criteria to meet their own unique immigration needs.
The first stage is applying to the province where you wish to settle. The province will consider your application based on
their immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there. Provincial nominees are selected based on their skills,
education and work experience and ability to contribute to the province's economic development. There are many different
options for prospective immigrants from investing to working. In many cases nominees will need a job offer from a Canadian
employer in the specific province.
After you have been nominated by a province, you will have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration
Canada for permanent residence. The Canadian Embassy will assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations
and will only concern itself with post-selection matters such as medical examinations and security checks.
The major advantage of being nominated under a Provincial Nominee Program is that your application will be processed much
faster than regular applications and you could become a permanent resident within months rather than years.
Because the criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories, they can change
without notice. Please contact us so we can provide you with the most up-to-date information for the province of your
We are providing links to the individual Provinces and one territory currently participating in this program for your