Provincial Nominee Program
When seeking to immigrate to Canada there are various programs available depending on your level of education, work experience, employment offers and language abilities.
Canada divides their immigration programs into Federal programs and Provincial programs.
Federal programs are run by the Canadian Federal Government and allow an individual to live and work anywhere in Canada, with the exception of Quebec as they have their own immigration programs. Provincial programs are run by each province / territory individually and are tailored to their specific needs. These programs were created to allow the provinces to bring in new immigrants to fit their needs.
There are currently over 50 different provincial programs in existence. Many of them require previous work or study experience in a specific province/territory or a job offer from a Canadian employer in a specific province/ employer.
The following is a brief and basic overview of these programs: