Lani Gozlan

Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Provincial Nominee Program: 

Canada has signed agreements with many of the provinces to allow those provinces to nominate a limited number of persons to become permanent residents based on the province's assessment of the nominee's ability to contribute to the economic growth and development of that province. 

The Provincial Nominee Class is designed to enable provinces to support the immigration of persons who wishes to settle in their province and whom the province believes will be able to contribute to the economic development and prosperity of that province and Canada. 

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

The NSNP offers assistance in two distinct categories:

Although processing times will vary depending on applicants? individual circumstances, they are expected to be significantly shorter under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program than through other Canadian immigration programs. 


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is the largest in Canada, accounting for approximately 75% of provincial nominee arrivals in Canada. Minimum investment amount is $150,000 CDN. A cash deposit to the Government of Manitoba, in the amount of $75,000 CDN guaranteeing the establishment or purchase of a business in Manitoba is required. The cash deposit will be released when the investment is made. The  Net worth requirement is- $250,000 CDN.

The MPNP is an economic program which selects skilled workers who have the training, work experience, and language ability to be employed in Manitoba and make a positive contribution to the provincial economy.

Applicants to the MPNP must be able to clearly demonstrate that they are employable in Manitoba and have a strong potential to settle successfully and permanently in this province.

There are five Priority Assessment Streams in the MPNP Skilled Worker Assessment Streams: 

      or MPNP Pre-Approved Job Offer 


British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program:

The BC PNP has two main streams or components: 


Prince Edward Island:

Entrepreneurs must have a minimum net worth of $750,000 CDN, including minimum liquid assets of $350,000 CDN. Entrepreneurs must be prepared to make a minimum business investment of $200,000 CDN to establish a new enterprise and a complete business plan. $100,000 CDN are to be submitted along with their PNP application. When the business is established this $100,000 CDN will be returned to the applicant. Immigrant Entrepreneurs are also required to place $25,000 CDN in escrow with the Government of PEI - this deposit also gets returned after applicant has resided for one year in PEI.


Newfoundland and Labrador:

Entrepreneurs must have a minimum net worth of $750,000 CDN, including minimum liquid assets of $350,000 CDN. Applicant must be prepared to make a minimum business investment of between $100,000 to $200,000 CDN, dependent on geographical location. Must establish a new enterprise and must place $25,000 CDN in escrow with the Government of Newfoundland as a good faith deposit.



The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an employer driven skilled worker immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta in conjunction with Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC) to expedite permanent residency.


New Brunswick

To be considered for nomination by New Brunswick, applicants must have a guaranteed job offer in their intended occupation or an approved plan to do business in New Brunswick.

Applicants can apply in one of two categories:

a)  Job Offer Applicants (Skilled Worker)

The applicant must have a permanent full-time job offer from an established New Brunswick company, and the employer must demonstrate that he has difficulty finding these skills in the local job market.

b) Business Applicant

To be considered as a business applicant:


Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

The Yukon Nominee Program has two separate streams: the Business Stream and the Skilled Worker Stream.

Business Stream :There are two categories in this program:

1)  Entrepreneur

The priority industries for the Yukon government include:  

Information Technology, manufacturing, Value-Added Processing, Forestry, Tourism Products, Attractions, Services and Facilities, Energy, Mining/Mineral Development, Agriculture Cultural Industries and Film and Video Production. Retail, as a stand-alone operation, is not an eligible sector. This includes activities such as merchandising and food & beverage services/restaurants.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must invest a minimum of $150,000 CDN to start or to buy a business.

2) Professional Self-employed

This program is designed to attract professionals needed in the Yukon. 

Skilled Worker Stream 

1) Skilled Worker


2)  Critical Impact Employee  


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

 The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has seven categories for nomination: Skilled Workers, Family Members, Long Haul Truck Drivers, Health Professions, Entrepreneurs, Foreign Students, and Farmers.

To be eligible for this program you have to be:



A foreign national wishing to settle permanently in Quebec must file an application for a selection certificate with the minister of Relations with the Citizens and Immigration.

The authority of Quebec over selection is exclusive and applied according to criteria it has adopted depending on its needs from the immigration viewpoint. 

To be selected, you must satisfy the prerequisites of one of the three immigration programs established by the Quebec government. 

  1. Skilled Workers


  1. Business people


  1. Students ? Permanent Immigration


If your application is accepted, you will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate, the official immigration document issued by the Quebec government.

Temporary Status in Quebec:

Every foreign national seeking temporary admission to Quebec to work, study or receive medical treatment must hold a certificate of acceptance issued by the minister.  




Lani Gozlan

Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada