Work in Canada - Province Nominee ProgramThe Province Nominee Program aims to address skill shortage issues in certain provinces within Canada under a slightly different Canada work visa program.
Under this program an employer can nominate a limited number of candidates for certain skilled positions and make an application to a participating state for sponsorship of the work permit for Canada.
The following requirements apply:
- The position must be one that can not be filled by a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
- The position is permanent and full time
- The position is offered to a candidate that has the required qualifications
- The position is offered to a candidate that has the required work experience
- The position meets provincial employment and wage standards
States that actively support applications under the PN Program:
- British Colombia
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Prince Edward Island
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
Once you obtain sponsorship from a state under the PN Program you will need to make an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for your Permanent Resident Visa. Please bear in mind that sponsorship from one of the above provinces does not guarantee the approval of your Permanent Resident visa and the final decision will be made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
You and your family will need to meet the following basic requirements in order to be approved for a Canada Permanent Resident visa:
Additional Personal Requirements:
- Undergo a medical examination
- Evidence that you are of good character
- Abide by Canadian and Provincial laws
Canada Work Visa for you. This is of course the quickest and most direct route to live and work in Canada, however it is not a Permanent resident visa.
Canada Skilled Worker Visa enables you to gain Permanent Resident status, in which you are entitled to live and work in Canada without the need of an employment offer for your Canadian Visa.
Employers can still sponsor this application if they wish to increase your points total and speed up processing, however the Canadian Visa will be issued to you and you are able to accept a job and join a new employer without you and that employer needing to go through the work permit process.