Provincial Nominee Program

Become a Permanent Resident while Contributing to Canada’s Economy with a Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program is ideal for workers who:

  • Have skills, education, or work experience to contribute to Canada’s economy
  • Wish to live in a particular province of Canada
  • Want to become permanent Canadian residents

Each province, as well as the territory, has unique streams and requirements. Most program stream, regions, and territory target:

  • Business people
  • Skilled or semi-skilled workers
  • Students

Who is Eligible for the Provincial Nominee Program?

For a provincial nominee application, you must:

  • Get nominated under the stream
  • Meet at least one territory/province’s non-express entry streams’ requirements

You can choose to be nominated by following the instructions of the following provinces or territories:

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon

How Can You Apply for the Provincial Nominee Program?

To apply for the provincial nominee program, you’ll need to visit the Government of Canada’s website. Your application includes:

  • Additional declarations
  • An extensive document checklist
  • A permanent residence application
  • Generic application form for Canada
  • Schedule A and 4
  • Statutory declaration of Common law union
  • Use of a Representative

You’ll also need to create an Express Entry profile which allows you to apply in two ways:

1st Way

  • You may contact the province/territory and apply to get nominated under its Express Entry stream
  • If they agree to select you, you may create an EE profile and show your nomination
  • You’ll receive your nomination via your account

2nd Way

  • You may create an EE profile to show the province/territory that you are interested
  • If the province/territory sends you a ‘notification of interest,’ you may contact them directly
  • You can then apply to their Express Entry stream
  • If they nominate you, you’ll receive an offer via your account