Provincial Nominee Program
While immigration to Canada is mostly the jurisdiction of the Federal Government in Canada, each of Canada's provinces has its own small immigration program whereby the provincial government can nominate individuals for immigration to their province based on their own specific criteria. Once nominated by a province, the individual can apply for permanent residence through the federal immigration program. The Provincial Nominee Programs usually break down into a skilled worker category and a business immigration category. The following programs will describe the different Business Immigration programs currently available by provinces.