Immigrating to Canada is a complex and involved process which requires specific information and understanding of the process.
In order to ensure that one qualifies for either Federal or Provincial Immigration programs, we would strongly suggest that you visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website which will guide you through the initial steps of the process:
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
Many of the Provinces of Canada have agreements with the Federal government that allow the provinces to recruit immigrants with specialized skills that they are unable to find in Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The PNP is generally driven by employer’s needs, and is a means to help provincial employers obtain the skilled workforce they need. Employers that participate in the PNP usually have to be approved by their Province. Through the PNP applications for permanent residency or landed immigrant status are expedited. ie. fast-tracked.
Applying to immigrate to Canada through the PNP is a two step process. Applicants must meet the criteria set out by the Province they wish to immigrate to, and be nominated. Then, the nominee, their spouse and dependant children may apply for permanent residency or landed immigrant status with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Below are the links to the Provincial Nominee Programs:
Once you have determined your eligibility for immigration and have chosen the community where you would like settle, it will be beneficial to contact us for further information and referrals or any other help you might need with your application.
Mila Voihanski, Executive Director, JIAS Canada meeting with new immgrants to Moncton, New Brunswick
Mila Voihanski, Executive Director JIAS Canada meets with newcomers to Halifax