Canadian Immigration Provincial Nominee Program

The Canadian Provincial Nomination Immigration Program allows the individual Provinces to select a number of immigrants each year that have a genuine intention to settle there.

They will assess your application based on their immigration needs, whether you can fill the labour market gaps and other criteria specific to each province. Provincial Nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal program.

First you must apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete the provincial nomination process. If you are successfully nominated by a province you then have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for permanent residence.

The Provincial Nomination program can speed up the process of application, however the provinces only nominate a limited number of people under this scheme each year.

Each Provincial page on the site will contain all the relevant information you require for that particular province. These can be accessed via the homepage.

If you wish to check application processing times please click the link to the CIC website. Once there, navigate through the options depending on where your application is being processed and the type of visa you are applying for. Click Here For CIC Processing Times!!