Canadian public policy supports the international movement of workers and Canada’s immigration laws set out various mechanisms for individuals to apply for temporary work permits.
In addition to Canada’s Federal immigration programs, a number of provinces have entered into agreements with the Federal government enabling them to select and nominate new immigrants based on their own economic needs. The rationale in having a separate immigration regime is to allow each province to quickly target new immigrants in a manner that is more flexible and responsive to each province’s unique economic landscape.
The introduction of provincial immigration programs has opened many new doors to potential immigrants, creating opportunities for individuals who otherwise might not have qualified under the Federal programs.
Immigration through a provincial program remains a two step process. First, an applicant obtains a nomination certificate from the province they applied to. Second, a complete federal application is submitted to a Canadian consulate abroad, who makes the final determination on granting permanent resident status.
In this section
Alberta Immigration Nomination Program (AINP)
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Newfoundland & Labrador
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
The Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
Québec Selection Certificate
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
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