What is the implication when a province issues an approval for a
newcomer to relocate to its province and what are the obligations
of an applicant to actually settle in that province?
The right to legislate in the field of immigration in Canada is
shared equally between the Federal government and the provinces.
Since the Quebec government acquired exclusive rights to establish
its own policies and programs in 1978, all of the provinces and
territories have implemented their own immigration programs to
Increasing numbers of applicants are applying for admission to
Canada under a provincial nomination program (PNP) or through
A starting point for discussion is section 6 of the Canadian
Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Commonly known as the Canadian
Charter or the Constitution Act, 1982, it is a series of
legislative enactments dating back to the birth of Canada in 1867
that provides Canadians with basic rights in relations with
government at all levels and binds all provincial/territorial
legislative assemblies in Canada including the federal legislature,
the Parliament of Canada. Section 6 provides permanent residents
and Canadian citizens with the right to live and work in any
province in Canada.
Section 6 reads:
1.Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and
2.Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of
a permanent resident of Canada has the right
to move to and take up residence in any province; and
to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
In immigration matters, the implication of section 6 and
mobility rights under the Charter is significant. But these rights
do not actually begin until permanent residence has been
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