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. If you wish to immigrate to one of Canada’s
provinces as a Provincial Nominee, you must first apply 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.
Before applying to immigrate to Canada, Provincial Nominees must complete
the provincial nomination process. Contact the province for more
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
Working in Canada
Learn more about:
regulated and non-regulated professions;
Canadian labour market information and job banks; and
Employment information by province and territory.
Things to Consider Before Applying
How to Apply
Once you have decided that you want to bring your skills to Canada, make
sure that you follow the right steps to apply.
What Happens After Applying
Learn more about what will happen after you submit your application:
How your application is assessed.
Checking the status of your application.
What happens when you arrive in Canada.