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:


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


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.

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