Only the federal government of Canada may issue permanent resident visas, however, provincial nominee programs authorize provinces and territories to nominate particular foreign nationals to apply for their Canadian permanent residency. Provinces and territories nominate applicants based on the labour market and economic needs of each province or territory.
Once an applicant is nominated by a province or territory, he or she will be given a nomination certificate that is to be submitted with their application to the federal government for their Canadian permanent resident visa. Nearly every province and territory has a provincial nominee program, and applicants to those programs must intend to live in the province or territory they apply to.
Each provincial nominee program has different streams that applicants can apply under and they generally fall into the following five category of streams: 1) skilled workers; 2) semi-skilled workers; 3) business/investors; 4) international student graduates; and 5) family/community connections. Our law firm provides comprehensive Canada immigration visa services. Contact us if you need assistance
Below is a list of all the difference provincial nominee programs throughout Canada:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- North West Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island