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Canada PNP General Skilled Workers


The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for General Skilled Workers specifically caters to applicants applying under a particular province (barring Quebec which has its own set of selection criteria), with the state having the sovereignty over the procedures set under the program. Majority of Canadian provinces like Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, to name a few have an accord with the Canadian government which allows them to nominate applicants under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) category.

You as the prospective applicant to Canada would be nominated by the government of relevant provinces, subject to an available offer of employment from a provincial employer. A thorough assessment of your profile from the provincial immigration authorities mean you would be granted a PR status of that particular province!

As mentioned earlier, if you as a potential applicant to Quebec are willing to file under the Quebec PNP for skilled workers, businessmen and investor category, it is advised to file a separate application followed by the granting of a Quebec Selection Certificate from the government of Quebec.

Application process

The Canada Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) for general skilled migration allows you to settle down in a province of your choice in the country. "Province" is another name for "states".

  • Get a Provincial Nomination.
  • Except Quebec province, all other Canadian provinces and territories require that you as the prospective applicant have a confirmed offer of employment from a provincial employer.
  • On confirmation of availability of confirmed job offer from a provincial employer, an application is made to provincial Government for nomination under the provincial nominee program.
  • The application is filed along with the provincial nomination and all other required documents and application processing fee.
  • After application is filed and has received positive assessment review, you would be invited to undergo medical formalities and after a positive assessment, to provide to pay the Right of Permanent Residence fee for self and spouse (if accompanying you and if stands applicable).
  • This is finally followed by stamping and issuance of permanent resident visa for Canada under provincial nominee program for skilled immigrants.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program


You as a prospective immigrant to Quebec need to file an application to province of Quebec under special Canada Federal - Quebec immigration accord.

Immigrating to Quebec under the Skilled Worker category needs you to go through selection criteria that are different from Federal General Skilled worker Category.

A skilled worker is expected to have the mandatory French and English language skills, education, proficiency in the language and other pre-requisites to settle down in Quebec under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The training factor - that forms part of selection criteria for Quebec skilled applicants - is unique to the province of Quebec. In addition, married applicants (singles are most welcome to apply as well!) get additional points credits for children and spousal educational, experience and language credentials.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program is a more elaborate immigration program as compared to its counterpart. The points awarded to you as a prospective applicant to Quebec are based on bigger number of factors, which include sheer proficiency in the English language with good command on English as an additional facade.

It is essential for you to note that you are not required to have a job offer from a Quebec employer to be eligible to make an application under the Quebec skilled worker program.


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Disclaimer: Global Gateways, Do not offer consultancy on overseas jobs / work permits / international or domestic placements etc. We are primarily Visa and immigration advisory company that offers consultation on Visa and immigration options. We are not associated with any government authority or department of immigration. We neither assist in any kind of Job / employment offers nor do guarantee any kind of domestic / International placements and visas.

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