The majority of provinces and territories of Canada can choose immigrants through their Provincial Nominee programs, which have their own requirements to the candidates and competitors. They take into account work experience, age, education, the English language level and/or French level, the possibility of future adaptation in the province, the possible candidate's contribution to the economics of this province or territory, connection with the province and other factors.
Each province and territory of Canada have its "streams" (immigration programs, which aims at certain groups). For example, "streams" of the immigration programs of province or territories can be aimed at high-skilled workers, low-skilled workers, businesspersons, or a certain group of candidates, for example, truck-drivers.
Provincial Nominee programs aimed directly at choosing candidates who satisfy the requirements of one or another province. In order to submit documents to immigrate on the category of Provincial Nominee program, at first it is necessary to get a Nominee Certificate from the province.
There are 10 provinces in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and 3 territories: Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon. Pay attention that Quebec province has its own program.
The process of the Provincial Nominee program include 2 stages:
1.Submitting documents to a certain province, demonstrating your desire to take part in this program.
2.After a successful choosing and obtaining the Nominee Certificate, it is possible to submit documents for a federal stage to get immigration visa (a Permanent Resident status).
This is a short survey of provincial programs. Canada has nearly 60 immigration programs. That gives a chance to almost everyone to choose the immigration program and the possibility to get a Permanent Resident status.