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Most provinces in Canada have entered into an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to select immigrants based on their own immigration needs.

If you want to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, the first step for you will be to apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process.
Successful applicants receive a Certificate of Provincial Nomination.

Once you receive a Certificate of Provincial Nomination, you will have to file a separate application for permanent residence to the Visa Office responsible for the country/ region where you live. Since a copy of your Certificate will be sent directly to the Visa Office by the province, you will not be required to submit a copy of it with your application. 

Please note that in addition to passing medical, criminal and security checks, you will have to prove the availability of sufficient funds to support yourself and your dependents after you arrive in Canada.

Here is a list of the provinces and one territory currently participating in Provincial Nominee Program. Please note that each province has its own selection criteria. Click on a province of interest to consult its official web-site and familiarize yourself with the selection criteria.

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


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