Ways to immigrate to Canada
Canada has more than 80 immigration programs and it is crucial to understand ways to immigrate to Canada. Which Canadian immigration program is right for you will depend on your goals and your particular situation.
Canada immigration programs are not only multifarious but some tend to be quite complex with various categories and sub-categories. For example, there are many different economic immigration categories for professionals and workers under which you might qualify for your Canada Immigration permanent resident visa. These include:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Class Program
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Canadian Experience Class
- Quebec Experience Class
- Federal Self-Employed Program
Canada also offers a number of Family Class Sponsorship programs. These programs allow Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor family members and loved ones for Canadian immigration.
Which ways to immigrate to Canada is best for you?
In considering ways to immigrate to Canada, the following factors may help you to begin to narrow down your options according to your situation and goals.
Do you have a post-secondary education?
Education is a major factor for eligibility for many Canadian immigration programs. Programs like the Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee Programs, assign a point value to your education. Take our free assessment to see if your education helps you to be eligible for one of Canada’s immigration programs.
Do you have a minimum of one year of skilled work experience
Canada encourages immigrants who are able to settle and sustain themselves economically and contribute to the economy. If you have at least one year of skilled work experience you are deemed more likely to be able to assimilate into the Canadian labour market. Many Canadian immigration programs assign a point value for skilled work experience. Take our free assessment to find out if your work experience may improve your application for Canadian immigration.
Do you have a valid Canadian job offer?
A Canadian job offer may enhance your eligibility for certain immigration programs. But first read the general requirements for working in Canada here Working in Canada.
Do you have friends or relatives in Canada?
If you have a friend or close relative in Canada, you might be able to obtain Canadian permanent residence under the federal Family Class program. As well you will get points from the Provincial Nominee Program available in the province where they are resident. Our free assessment will help you identify programs that your application may benefit from these family relationships.
Have you previously studied or worked in Canada or doing so now?
Individuals who have previously worked/studied, or are currently working/studying, in Canada have a path to becoming Canadian permanent residents via the Canadian Experience Class and Quebec Experience Class programs.
Do you have a high net worth or significant financial resources?
The federal and Quebec governments operate a number of business investor and entrepreneur immigration programs that offer excellent opportunities for obtaining Canadian permanent resident status. In addition many provinces offer business or investment streams under their Provincial Nominee Programs. Some of the popular ones include Canada Start-up Visa Program and Quebec Immigrant Investor Program”.
Do you own and/or manage a business?
Your business ownership or managerial experience may enhance your eligibility for federal and provincial governments business investor and entrepreneur immigration programs. Start your free assessment today. You just may have the qualifications for many of these programs.
Additional info on ways to immigrate to Canada
- Permanent Resident Status
- Work Permit (Visa)
- Find Canadian Jobs for Immigrants
- Student Visa
- Canada Post-Graduate Work Permit Program
- Canada Visitors Visa
- Family Class Sponsorship
- Parents Sponsorship Program
- Canadian citizenship requirements
- Refugees and Asylum Program