To apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a Canadian province or territory. In most cases, this means either having a job offer by an employer in the province/territory; having a close family member in the province/territory willing to support your application; or making a business investment in the province/territory.
If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, you must first apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there. Because the criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories, it is important that you review the requirements of the particular province or territory that you are interested in applying for.
After having been nominated by the province/territory, the applicant must make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for permanent residence. The application is then assessed based on Canadian immigration regulations, which mostly deals with background checks (medical, criminal and security), as well as the applicant’s intention on settling in the province/territory they were nominated for.
The following websites provide information on each provinces program. If you should find a program that you believe you are eligible for, please feel free to Contact Us to find out how to proceed with your application.