The provinces and territories have their own immigration programs known as "streams" aimed at recruiting certain groups of people with skills that the province or territory needs.  Therefore, each stream has its own criteria for selection.  Some streams may be focused on getting Canada international students, others will want business people, skilled and semi-skilled workers.  Some streams may even have sub-categories.

The exception is Quebec as the province currently does not have a Provincial Nominee Program in place.

In general though, there are two types of provincial nomination:

Eligibility criteria differs also depending on whether you will be applying to a non-Express Entry or Express Entry stream process.  Regardless of the process, you must meet the minimum requirements of the stream you are interested in applying for and be nominated under that stream.

Nomination under a non-Express Entry stream means that you will:

In contrast, nomination under an Express Entry stream of a province, you must:

> Click HERE to read up on the EXPRESS ENTRY system

Check back with us regularly since each province and territory’s streams, eligibility requirements and nomination guidelines for their provincial nominee programs can change without notice. CONTACT us as needed.  

The following provinces currently have open Provincial Nominee Programs.  Click on the individual links to READ more about the individual provincial nominee streams.  Some of the PNP articles may not have been updated yet so please check back regularly or Provincial Nominee Program

>  Alberta

>  British Columbia

>  Prince Edward Island

>  Manitoba

>  New Brunswick

>  Newfoundland and Labrador

>  Nova Scotia

>  Ontario

>  Saskatchewan

There are of course other migration programmes if you'd like to become a permanent resident in Canada. Just follow the links below for a general overview:




Some of the provincial nominee programs have a sub-category for international student graduates.  For an overview of the Canada Student Visa Program, click on the following link: 


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Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.

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