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Provincial Nominees


Persons who immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program have the skills, education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or territory that nominates them. They are ready to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.


To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a Canadian province or territory.


The criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories; hence they can change without notice.  Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. 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.


Here is a list of the provinces and territories currently participating in this program. The criteria vary among the provinces, and more detailed information is provided for each province: