Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) plans to welcome 42,000 to 45,000 people under the Provincial Nominee Program in 2012, including the nominees themselves, their spouses and dependents. In 2010, over 36,000 people entered Canada under the program.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, applicants must be nominated by a Canadian province or territory.Under most circumstances, this means applicants either have been recruited by an employer or are looking to create a business in Canada.
Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, you must first apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.
Here is a list:
Provinces and Territories / official webpage
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program / official webpage
British Columbia Nominee Program
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program
Northwest Territories Nominee Program
Nova Scotia Nominee Program
Ontario Provincial Nominee Program
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Yukon Immigrant Nominee Program