Provincial Nominee Programs are designed to actively seek qualified immigrants to fill labour market shortages, or create employment and business opportunities in the province.
Most provinces have programs designed to attract entrepreneurs, investors and foreign workers.
Greater consideration will be given to those individuals whose employment will fill a skills shortage. For example, Saskatchewan has a Health Professions Category, a Farm Owner/Operator Category and a Long Haul Truck Drivers Project which are all designed to facilitate immigration to their province.
Often a close relative residing in the province who is willing and able to provide settlement assistance can be streamlined through a family reunification category.
International students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within certain provinces may qualify under an international graduate stream.
Minimum criteria and programs available within each province are constantly being updated.
Please follow the links for the province that is of interest to you.
MANITOBA: Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
ONTARIO: Ontario Provincial Nominee Program
QUEBEC: Immigrating to Quebec
NEW BRUNSWICK: New_Brunswick_Provincial Nominee Program
NOVA SCOTIA: Nova Scotia Nominee Program
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program
YUKON: Yukon Nominee Program
For Information: After you have been nominated by a province, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.
Provincial Nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
For further information on applications in this category, please contact our immigration consultants