Provincial Nominee Programs
For some time now, individual Canadian provinces have been able to set up their own programs to grant visas to applicants. Not all provinces have made use of this right. In such cases, the federal government reserves the right to deny such an application if it does not meet federal requirements. This process consists of two steps: first, the province in question must approve an application, then the federal government must do so as well. Since some provinces have set up many, sometimes very specific programs and these are modified very frequently, an exact and up-to-date explanation exceeds the scope of this page.