Provincial Nominee Program

Canada's immigration laws are administered by the Federal Government. However, Provincial Governments have also developed immigration programs which target individuals from various occupational groups and operate independently of each other to meet their economic needs. It is important that the provincial nominee applicant applying under these programs must have the intent to work/live in that province.


Provincial Nominee Program can be grouped into four main categories:

Provincial Nominee Program
  • Foreign employees who have received a job offer from an employer in that province
  • Foreign workers who has a job offer in in-demand occupation.
  • International students who have graduated from a Canadian college (college) or university in that province
  • Semi-Skilled and Low-Skilled Workers
  • Foreign nationals who want to start a new business venture or invest in existing companies in that province


The applications can be made through Express Entry Profile or directly to the Provinces’ Immigration Departments. The provinces are as follows:


  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon


Applicants who have Express Entry profiles earn 600 additional points to their CRS Scores.