Provincial Nominee Program

Eligibilities and requirements

This program is for workers who
Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target

Understand the application options

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using:
As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

Non-Express Entry process

In the non-Express Entry process:

If you’re eligible, you can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada.

Express Entry process

There are 2 ways to apply:

OR

Choose a province or territory

To be nominated by a province or territory, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly:
Note: The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.

A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.

Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit.

To apply for a work permit, a worker needs