December 6, 2011

Update: Provincial Nominee Program Application Process

Effective Dec. 1, 2011, all provincial nominees must submit their permanent resident applications to CIC's new centralized intake unit in Sydney, N.S. This is after receiving the nomination certificate from the province.

Prior to this, provincial nominees submit permanent resident visa applications to the Canadian Visa Office. With the new Provincial Nominee Program Application Process, it may mean further delay in the application process.

Provincial Nominee Program now have 3 application stages:

1. Application for Nomination Certificate

2. Assessment from CIO

3. Verification by the Canadian Visa Office.

More information about the changes here.