How to Immigrate to Canada from Mexico

Immigrating to Canada from Mexico

Canada has become an ideal haven for many immigrants, and immigrating from Mexico to Canada provides benefits for many individuals seeking a safe, happy, and productive life. While the benefits may be worth pursuing, the application process contains many steps. Working with a good immigration lawyer can help you understand the requirements and complete what is necessary for you to become a Canadian citizen.

Step by Step Immigrating from Mexico to Canada

Step 1: Explore Where You Want to Live in Canada

There are 13 provinces and territories in Canada that all have different cultures, job markets, economies, and visa programs. It is important to explore all your options for each province so that you find the location that best fits your lifestyle. For example: if you’re in the fishing industry you would have a better chance of getting accepted into a visa program in provinces near the ocean with large fishing businesses.

Step 2: Find the Right Visa Program for You!

If you’re a Mexican citizen looking to immigrate to Canada there are several immigration programs you could qualify for. The Federal Skilled Workers Program is the most usual way for skilled workers to migrate to Canada from Mexico. Each year Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), invites from all over the world skilled workers to migrate to Canada with the help of permanent residency visas. The most popular visa programs that Mexicans apply for are:

There are also two other options:

  • Immigrating as Self-Employed: 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
  • Refugees and Asylum: Refugees are people who have been forced to flee from their countries and they are not able to return home because of fear of persecution, risk of torture, or cruel or unusual punishment in their home countries.
    Not everyone is eligible to seek asylum. For example, people are not eligible to make a claim if they have: been convicted of serious criminal offenses or
    had previous refugee claims denied by Canada.

Step 3: Canada Visa Requirements for Mexican Citizens

The citizenship requirements for most applicants are relatively clear. Immigrants who were adopted by Canadian citizens and children under the age of eighteen must meet different requirements. While there are restrictions regarding individuals with past criminal activity, a qualified applicant must be:

  • Eighteen years old or older
  • A permanent resident
  • A Canadian resident for three years or more

Being able to communicate in English or French will help your case and this sort of language proficiency may help you find employment as a new resident as well. Your application for citizenship will include being able to demonstrate your knowledge about Canada, and your language skills may make this portion of applying for citizenship easier to accomplish. The immigration process may be lengthy, but your lawyer can help you avoid any problems when coming to Canada from Mexico.

Step 4: Obtain Required Documents for Canadian Immigration

  1. The Medical Examination Confirmation
  2. Police Certificates
  3. The Copy of Passport / Travel Document Bio Data Page
  4. The Proof of Work Experience
  5. The Proof of Funds

There are several other documents that may be required for different visas. It is important to look up the required documents and requirements for the specific visa you are applying for.

Step 5: Take a Medical Exam

You may need a medical exam if you want to come to Canada from Mexico. This is to make sure you’re not inadmissible for medical reasons.

Find out more about medical exams for:

You will need to find a doctor that is approved by the Canadian government, you can not use your doctor.

Step 6: Give Biometrics

Generally, you need to give biometrics if you apply for:

  • a visitor visa
  • a work or study permit (excluding U.S. nationals)
  • permanent residence
  • refugee or asylum status

You have to give your biometrics and pay the fee, even if you gave your biometrics in the past to support a visitor visa, study or work permit application, or a different permanent resident application.

After you submit your application, the IRCC will send you a letter that says you need to give your biometrics and where to go. You’ll have up to 30 days to go in person to an official biometrics collection service location.

Advice for Mexican Immigration to Canada

While Canada has a history of welcoming individuals from many nations, there are some traits that may be especially appealing. Canadian immigrants who have characteristics that will complement and enhance the surrounding community are looked upon favorably.

You may have an advantage in your quest to immigrate to Canada from Mexico if you:

  • Speak French or English
  • Have special skills
  • Have a unique work experience

There are other ways to immigrate legally, and your attorney can help you determine how you may qualify. You may request entry into Canada to be reunited with family members, as long as those family members are permanent residents themselves. Adoption is another way that you may immigrate from Mexico to Canada.

Canadian Citizenship Benefits for Mexicans Who Want to Immigrate

You will have many rights when you become a citizen. This means that you will be viewed the same way under the law as other Canadian citizens. Some of these benefits include the right to:

  • reside permanently in Canada
  • work in Canada
  • receive a fair trial

Being recognized legally will also afford you protection against various discriminatory practices. The freedom to assemble peacefully will be another benefit. You will be able to express yourself freely according to the law as well. While being able to live in Canada temporarily may have some advantages, being a citizen may make you eligible for many more career and personal opportunities. As a citizen, you will have the right to vote, and you may leave and enter the country without jeopardizing your status. This may be a welcome relief for you and your family, and your immigration attorney can help you understand all of the wonderful benefits that come with citizenship.

Are You Interested in Immigrating from Mexico to Canada?

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals, and consultants who work for Niren and Associates an award-winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

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  • Gustavo

    Hi there,

    Im 24 years old, finished collage a couple years ago and Ive been working in some several other related stuff lately, last job was at Delphi automobile plant where I was the Regional freight Coordinator which I decided to start the emigrate journey. Fluent english along with the Software Engineering bachelors its in my resume, beeing honest, would there be a real chance to get throw all of the process?

    Canada its my first option as I had the living there experience as I went in a trip for a couple weeks to Victoria inside BC a few years ago.

    • Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Gustavo,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With your work and language experience you may be eligible to immigrate to Canada, potentially through the Express Entry program. We would be happy to help guide you through this process. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

  • Olivia Castro

    Hi, i’m 23 year old mexican digital graphic designer. Me and my boyfriend are seriously considering moving to Canada after we get married, what’s the first steps we need to complete to be in the right direction to get our visas?

    Thankyou

    • Immigration Lawyers

      Hello Olivia,

      We have helped thousands of couples move from Mexico to Canada and we may be able to help you and your boyfriend! There are several ways in order to do so but first, we need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

  • Rebecca

    Hi I am interested in moving to Canada for my PHD and possibly future career. I am concidering Canada as an option within the next five years or so. I am an American citizen and my soon to be husband is a Mexican citizen. If I were to pursue immigration in the future, will there be any chance my special skills or employment will help him immigrate as well, as my spouse, so we won’t need to be apart upon my possible acceptance? He is completely fluent in English, but does not hold any special skills or experience as of now. Thank you for your time and help!

    • Rachel

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you come to Canada to study and work, and eventually immigrate with your spouse. However, we do need to take a closer look at your case to determine if you and your husband will be eligible for a visa. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

  • Natanael Salgado

    Hi.
    i just ended high school, i’m 18 years old, and at the moment i’m about to enter to the university, i’m from cuernavaca, morelos, México. And i have 5 months before i go to college, so i think about getting a job and be independient, that’s why i thought on moving this months to canada, getting a job and saving some money for college(i’ll come back to mexico to study marketing). I looked for some job offers and i found one, specially in the city i want to move (Brossard, Quebec), being there i’ll have to rent a place where i can stand for that time and i already looked for that too and found a good appartament. The reason i’m sending this is because i need an advise on how to do the process or if what i think its a good planning method. Hope to get an answer soon, thank you

    • Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Natanael,
      Congratulations for graduating high school and moving onto higher education! I can understand how the process of studying in another country can be very overwhelming. Here is some more information on Canadian Student Visa: http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/study-permit-for-students/ Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to help you obtain the correct visa for you to immigrate to Canada.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

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