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Information about the Provincial Nominee Program in Canada. Most provinces and territories in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that lets them nominate foreign nationals like you who want to immigrate to Canada.

Flags of Canadian Provinces in the Nominee Program

If you want to immigrate to a particular province in Canada you must apply in two stages.

  1. First, you must apply to the province or territory where you want to live. They will review your application based on two things:
    • Their immigration needs and
    • If you really plan to live there.
  2. After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian rules.

The criteria vary and can change without notice. You should visit one of the websites below for the most current information.

  1. Alberta
  2. British Columbia
  3. Manitoba
  4. New Brunswick
  5. Newfoundland and Labrador
  6. Northwest Territories
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. Ontario
  9. Prince Edward Island
  10. Saskatchewan
  11. Yukon
Immigration Lawyer - Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police clearance certificate.

Note: As of July 1, 2012, if you apply as a provincial nominee for a semi- or low-skilled job (NOC C or D).

This test will show if your ability to listen, speak, read and write in English or French meets a minimum standard. Check the websites below to learn about the standard for your chosen province or territory. Test results are usually valid for two years from the day you take the test.

This does not apply if you applied for a provincial nomination certificate before July 1, 2012.

Please call Eastman Law Office at (905) 451-1550 for a consultation or send your curriculum vitae or résumé to

Eastman Law Office will determine if you are eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence under one of the Provincial Nominee Programs and help you through the entire permanent resident application process.

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Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to any program offered by Immigration Canada. Canadian immigration law changes constantly, and therefore information contained on this website may be out of date and no longer valid. If you have a question about the contents of this website, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact Eastman Law Office.

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