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Got a Canada PR through Provincial nomination? – Know about your right to move anywhere in Canada

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has become quite a popular program to apply and obtain Canadian permanent residency in last few years. With increasing PNP target every year, more and more people are able to get the Canadian PR through provincial nomination from one or another Canadian province.

The PR received through a provincial program is no different than the PR Received through express entry system or other such program in terms of rights and privileges. However, still the applicants who obtain the PR approval based on a nomination from a particular province, often remain confused about their rights and privileges. The biggest concern of such applicant is about their right to move to another Canadian province or region, if they have been nominated by a particular province.

Immigration program and policies of Canadian Provinces

The rights with regards to immigration in Canada have been shared equally between the federal and the provincial governments of Canada. In 1981, the government of Quebec obtained exclusive rights to form its own immigration policies and program, subsequently, all provinces and territories employed their own programs (now known as Provincial Nominee Programs) to select the skilled and talented immigrants from overseas countries for their respective provinces.

However, to be specific, what are rule and regulations when a province nominate a particular immigrant to get PR in its province or what are the obligations of an immigrant with regards to settlement in that very province?

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What does Canadian law says about Mobility rights of provincial immigrants?

The Section 6 of the Canadian Charter or the Constitution Act, 1982, describes the permanent residents in detail. It gives basic rights to the Canadians (Citizens and permanent residents) in relations with government at all levels and predicaments all legislative assemblies (provincial/territorial)in Canada encompassing the federal legislature, the Parliament of Canada. The Section 6 of Canadian Charter and freedom gives Canadian citizens as well as permanent residents the right to live and work in any part of Canada.

What Does Section 6 of Canadian Charter say?

Find below the key features of Section 6:

(1) Every Canadian citizen has the right to enter, stay in and leave Canada.

(2) Every Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Canada has the right:

  • To move to and take up residence in any province
  • To pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.

How Provincial Immigrant’s rights are applied

Although the immigration and mobility rights of permanent residents are described in the section 6 of the charter. However, these rights are only come in to effect when an immigration actually get the permanent residence status.Paragraph 87(2) (b) of the IRPR (Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations) explains that a foreign national is a member of the PN class if they intend to reside in the province that has nominated them. Here is the stepwise description of the PR rights of provincial immigrants.

  • After a province nominates an applicant, the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will administer admissibility issues, comprising health and security status.
  • Now, upon landing at a POE (Port of Entry) in Canada, the Border Services Agency will also confirm admissibility, and which comprise verifying the genuineness of an applicant’s intent to live in a particular province.
  • Upon getting the permanent residence visa and appearing at a POE (port of entry) for admission to Canada, once entered, an applicant’s Charter mobility rights to live and work anywhere in Canada becomes applicable and no authority can question the same.

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In last few years, various Canadian provinces looking for immigrants to meet skill shortage issues and taking various steps to attract and retain the immigrants in their respective provinces. The Canada PR aspirants who couldn’t get invitation to apply through federal express entry system due to low point score, find Canadian PNPs, as the best pathway to obtain Canada PR through provincial nomination.

Canadian provinces need immigrants- Call expert today to apply in best PNP

At now, key Canadian provinces, such as, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island, etc. has their respective programs and streams to invite and select skilled and talented people from overseas to nominate them for Canadian permanent residency.

If you want to get Canada PR this year through provincial nomination, get in touch with certified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue for complete process assistance to apply in the best PNP based on your profile.

Visas Avenue Immigration is a registered Canadian Immigration Consultancy Company in India that every year help and support hundreds of Canadian visa applicant to apply and get permanent residency in Canada through Express Entry system as well as through Provincial Nominee Programs. To get confirm your eligibility and start your Canada PR process earliest, you may call Visas Avenue Canada Immigration Expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


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