Permanent Residency


Skilled workers bring expertise and skills to Canada. They are selected as permanent residents based on a number of factors such as their work experience, education, language skills in English and French.  Provinces and Territories all have their own immigration programs, they issue nomination certificates. The province of Quebec is unique and different as it selects immigrants and issues Certificate of selection.


This immigration program is designed as a transition from temporary worker status to permanent residence. Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals have integrated into Canadian society and established networks in their communities and their careers.


Eligible Canadian citizens or permanent residents may sponsor a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner, or dependent children to come to Canada as permanent residents.  Other relatives in this immigration class include parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, and granddaughters or grandsons (under special circumstances), as well as adopted children.

A variety of factors determine eligibility of sponsorship including fiNancial support and current financial status, criminal background, as well as other circumstances.


The province of Quebec has its own immigration requirements (under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration), and selects persons who will adjust well to Quebec’s language and cultural distinctions.

Skilled workers applying to Quebec must follow a separate selection process before Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will finalise an application.   The evaluation includes training, work experience, language abilities, and familiarity with the province.  The other immigration programs offered by the province of Québec include: Québec Experience Programs, Investors, Entrepreneurs an Self-Employed persons.

For those who speak French, there are also French-speaking areas outside of Quebec that would equally welcome you.


This program nominates individuals with the skills, education and work experience required to make an economic contribution to a specific province or territory.

The criteria for nomination are determined by the individual provinces and territories.  Once a nomination has been made, immigrants can being the formal application process.