SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM
Immigrate to Canada
How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.
Services and information:
Express Entry : Immigrate as a skilled worker
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
Step 2: Get your documents ready
Step 3: Submit your profile
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence
Note: We’ll process most complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.
Immigrate as a provincial nominee:
This program is for workers who:
Have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
Want to live in that province, and
Want to become permanent residents of Canada
You must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory. And,
You must submit an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including being Eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.
If you are invited to apply, you submit an electronic application to IRCC.
Choose a province or territory
To be nominated by a province or territory,Footnote * you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate.
About the pilot
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot helps you hire qualified candidates for jobs you haven’t been able to fill locally. These candidates can be overseas or living in Canada temporarily.
There are 3 programs you can use to hire someone:
Atlantic International Graduate Program
Atlantic High-skilled Program
Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
Each program has requirements that you and the candidate must meet.
Before you make a job offer, you must be designated by the provincial government of the Atlantic province where the candidate will be working.
Once you make a job offer, you and the candidate will work through several steps. If you and the candidate meet all the requirements, the candidate gets permanent resident status in Canada.