What this Sub-Chapter is About
The authorities have divided this chapter into two sub-chapters. These comprise:
- OP 7 (a) for Quebec Skilled Workers and,
- OP 7 (b) for Provincial Nominees
As mentioned earlier, Canada has entered into bilateral agreements with provinces and territories. These bilateral agreements enable provinces and territories to nominate individuals for permanent residence. Provinces and territories typically carry out such nominations based on their assessment of the nominees’ ability to contribute to the economic growth and development of those particular provinces. However, it is worth mentioning that Canada has entered into these bilateral agreements with all provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut.
This sub-chapter outlines the details of the provincial nominee class. In addition, it provides guidance to officers about the manner in which they would need to process applications. Readers would find the word ‘province’ appearing throughout this document. It is worth highlighting that the word ‘province’ in this document refers to both provinces as well as territories.
The OP 7 (b) for Provincial Nominees Program Objectives
The authorities designed the Provincial Nominee class to enable provinces and territories to facilitate the immigration of persons who have expressed an interest in settling the province. In addition, it enables provinces and territories to nominate individuals who the provinces and territories believe would be able to contribute to the economic growth, development and prosperity of those particular provinces.
The Act and the Regulations
The table given below details the references to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and the forms associated or mentioned in this chapter.
The Act and the Regulations
Federal – provincial agreements
The selection of a member of the economic class
Becoming a permanent resident
The Provincial Nominee Class
R87 (5) and R87 (6)
R87 (10) and R87 (11)
The Forms Required
Similarly, the table given below details the forms that the authorities would expect the applicants to fill.
The Form Title
The Form Number
The Guide for Provincial Nominees
Application for Permanent Residence in Canada
Schedule A – The Background or Declaration
Additional Family Information
The Economic Classes – Provincial Nominees
The Economic Classes – Provincial Nominees – Business Nominees
Visa office specific forms
The website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) details these forms
The Use of a Representative
The Instruments and Delegations
There are no applicable instruments and delegations that apply to applications made under the provincial nominee class.
- Provincial Nominees – Departmental Policy
- Provincial Nominees- The Definitions
- The Guidelines for Processing Provincial Nominees
- Provincial Nominees- Overaged Dependents
- The Guidelines for Coding Provincial Nominees