Provincial programs

Provincial Nominee Programs

In order to address highly-skilled labour needs in different provinces, there are special provincial programs designed to bring foreign individuals with specific skills into the province quickly, often within a few months (versus two years or more through the normal immigration process).

Depending on the province in which you wish to reside, you may or may not need a job offer from an employer in advance.

You may qualify if you have advanced skills and training in information technology, the aerospace sector, skilled trades, and other areas, or if you have considerable experience and net worth operating your own business.

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.

Consult this section to find all the information to apply as a provincial nominee. Because the criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories, they can change without notice.

Currently, the following provinces offer special ‘fast-track’ programs for skilled immigrants:

British Columbia
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia

Contact us for assistance if you would like to apply through one of these provincial programs.

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