IMMIGRATE TO CANADA

IMMIGRATE TO CANADA

6 months - 2 years

Permanent

IMMIGRATE TO CANADA

Brief

1. Express Entry:  

Express Entry is an online system that Canada uses to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. It works in the following steps

  • Check eligibility

  • Get your documents ready

  • Submit your profile

  • Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence


2. Family sponsorship

You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:

  • Canadian citizen or

  • person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or

  • permanent resident of Canada


3. Provincial Nomination: 

This program is for workers who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory

  • want to live in that province, and

  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

  • students

  • business people

  • skilled workers

  • semi-skilled workers


Before you apply

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.


Paper-based process

In the paper-based process:

  • You apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream.

  • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.

  • Once you have been nominated, you submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

  • You have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where you plan to live in Canada.

Express Entry process

In the online Express Entry process, there are 2 ways to apply:

  • You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.

  • If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.OR

  • You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in.

  • If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you contact them directly.

  • You apply to their Express Entry stream:If you’re nominated, the province will offer it to you through your account, and you accept it electronically.


4. Quebec-selected skilled workers: 

To immigrate to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, you must apply in the following 2 stages:

  1. Apply to the Government of Quebec for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec [CSQ]).The Province of Quebec will assess you, using its own rules.
    The certificate shows that the Province of Quebec has accepted you as an immigrant.

  2. If the Province of Quebec chooses you and gives you a CSQ, you must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence.


5. Atlantic Immigration Pilot:  

The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate.


To immigrate to Atlantic Canada through the pilot, you must be a recent graduate of a publicly funded institution in Atlantic Canada or a skilled worker who meets the program requirements.

You can be living abroad or already be in Canada temporarily.

You must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to participate in the pilot.

If you receive a job offer from an employer:

  • ask for a copy of the employer’s Confirmation of Designation, or

  • tell them about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and ask them to consider becoming designated, if they aren’t already


6. Caregivers:  


Permanent residence for caregivers

Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

As of June 18, 2019, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot if you:

  • meet the eligibility requirements, and

  • have a job offer to work in one of these occupations

Through these pilots, you’ll get an open work permit to come to Canada and work temporarily. This work permit:

  • is occupation-restricted (so you have to work in that specific occupation)

  • doesn’t need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

  • lets you get the work experience you need to be eligible for permanent residence

If you recently worked as a home child care provider or support worker, your experience may count towards your eligibility for permanent residence.


7. Start-up Visa Program:  

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:

  • are innovative

  • can create jobs for Canadians

  • can compete on a global scale

Do you have an innovative business idea? If you can get support for your idea from one of the designated organizations, you may be able to immigrate to Canada.


8. Immigrate as a self-employed person:  

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.

If you’re interested in this program, you must:

  • have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and

  • be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada

Eligibility

To immigrate as a self-employed person, you must:

Relevant experience

Your experience is relevant if you have:

  • taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or

  • been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics


9. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot:  

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities.


About the process

There are 4 steps to applying for permanent residence under this pilot.

  1. Check that you meet bothIRCC eligibility requirements and
    the community-specific requirements.

  2. Find an eligible job with an employer in one of the participating communities.

  3. Once you have a job offer, submit your application for recommendation to the community.

  4. If a community recommends you, apply for permanent residence.

Each community will also have its own

  • additional eligibility requirements

  • job search process

  • community recommendation application process


9. Agri-Food Pilot:  

The Agri-Food Pilot helps address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector.

The pilot provides a pathway to permanent residence for experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and occupations. It will run until May 2023.


About the process

To apply for permanent residence under the Agri-Food Pilot, you need

9. Refugees and asylum:  


Steps

  • Consult us for free to talk about your options.

  • Gather documents

  • Pay service fee and visa application fees

  • Application is made

  • Receive appointment invitation

  • Prepare and attend interview

  • Get visa

How to apply

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Requirements

Common documents 


  • Passport

  • language test results

  • educational credential assessment report

  • professional credential assessment report

  • provincial nomination

  • written job offer from an employer in Canada

  • police reports

  • medical exams

  • provincial selection certificate

  • certificate of endorsement

  • application forms

  • family information documents

  • references