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Section Title: Immigrate to Canada

Provincial Nomination

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 information.

Note: 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.



Working in Canada
Learn more about:

  • regulated and non-regulated professions;
  • credential assessment;
  • Canadian labour market information and job banks; and
  • labour information for the provinces and territories.

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Application Fees
  • Medical Examinations
  • Whether you should hire someone to represent you

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.


All the Necessary Forms
Make sure you print enough copies of each form.


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.
Last Updated: 2002-08-07 Return to top of page Important Notices