There are many avenues available for people seeking to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents. Consult the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers to ascertain if the Provincial Nominee Program is appropriate for you.
WHAT IS THE PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM?
The Provincial Nominee Program is for people who have the skills, education, and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or territory that nominates the individual. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories and this program allows the individual participating provinces and territories to place certain individuals and their families to the front of the line for immigration to Canada.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
To be accepted under the Provincial Nominee Program you must first apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there. However, the criteria for provincial nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories and they are subject to change without notice. Working with the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers will ensure that you have the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.
WHAT PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM?
The provinces and territories currently participating in the Provincial Nominee Program are:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET NOMINATED BY A PROVINCE OR TERRITORY?
Once you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations and you will have to pass a medical exam and obtain a police certificate.
Contact the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers today for advice and assistance on how to become a permanent resident of Canada under the Provincial Nominee program.