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
Before applying to immigrate to Canada, Provincial Nominees must
complete the provincial nomination process. Contact the province for more
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.