Almost all of Canada's provinces and territories can nominate people to immigrate to Canada. These people have the skills, education and work experience they need to contribute to the economy of that province or territory.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, you must:
Each participating province and territory has its own nomination guidelines. They can change without notice. You should check their websites for the most up-to-date information.
Most provinces and territories in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that lets them nominate immigrants who want to settle there.
In many cases, you must apply directly to a province or territory to be considered under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Find out more about Express Entry for skilled immigrants, including those nominated under certain streams of the PNP.
You need to take a language test if you apply as a provincial nominee:
This test will show if your ability to listen, speak, read and write in English or French meets a minimum standard. Check the websites below to learn about the standard for your chosen province or territory. Test results are usually valid for two years from the day you take the test.
You must apply in two stages.
The criteria vary and can change without notice. You should visit one of the websites below for the most current information.
Websites of provinces and territories
As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). All immigrants must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.