This is the paper-based application process for the Provincial Nominee Program.

You must apply in 2 stages:

  • First, you must decide where you want to live in Canada and apply to that province or territory for a nomination. They will review your application based on:

  • their immigration needs and
    if you really plan to live there
  • After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to us (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for permanent residence. We’ll assess your application based on Canadian immigration law.

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These instructions are for stage 2 of the application process.

Who can apply


To apply as a provincial nominee, you must:

If you don’t have a nomination

To be nominated by a province or territoryFootnote *, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly: