Canada Provincial Nomination Program
This program requires the following:
Offer of employmen
Joint submission with employer
This program permits most Canadian provincial governments to play a direct role in the selection of immigrants who wish to settle in their province. If you wish to take part in this program, you will need to follow a three-step process.
Step 1 – Offer of Employment
You will need an offer of employment in an area of critical shortage which has been identified by the province you wish to migrate to. 1st Contact Canadian Visas can help to obtain you a job offer by using our partnerships with employers and agencies in Canada.
Please note: Each province in Canada has similar nomination programs with slight variations. The particular visa type and province that you may qualify for will depend on your own qualifications, skills and experience. After receiving your completed assessment form we will advise you as to the most appropriate visa to your situation.
Step 2 – Provincial Application
This step requires that a joint application is submitted with details of you and your future employer to the relevant provincial department. This application documents your offer of employment and requests the provincial governments’ approval of it. If you meet all of their requirements and you genuinely intend to settle in that province, you will be selected for the program. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be notified by the province of your selection.
Step 3 – Federal Application
Successful Provincial applicants can now apply to CIC for permanent residence. You will need to undergo medical, security and criminal background checks before your permanent residence status is approved.
CIC could take up to 12 months to make their decision. Most Canadian provinces will therefore support your application for a temporary work permit. This will enable you to take up your new position in Canada, while awaiting permanent residence.