Q. Are there any special procedures for different provinces in Australia?
Certain provinces have been given the authority to select or nominate candidates for immigration destined to their respective provinces. Quebec has exclusive authority to select candidates who intend to reside in that province. These applicants are subject to Quebec\'s selection criteria, in addition to Federal medical and security clearance requirements. They must also pay an additional fee for processing by a Quebec Delegation. Applicants who qualify under the Federal selection requirements may not necessarily satisfy Quebec\'s selection requirements, and vice versa. To a lesser degree certain provinces presently each have the authority to nominate immigration candidates for selection by Federal immigration authorities. Even without such nomination you may reside in those provinces by meeting Federal selection criteria.