Permanent Residency in Canada: Canadian Immigration From the USA

Becoming a permanent resident of Canada means that you are entitled to many rights and freedoms that other immigrants to Canada aren’t entitled to. While you are not a Canadian citizen as a permanent resident, you can eventually become one if you meet the requirements. There are many different ways to become a permanent resident of Canada:

Methods of Applying for Permanent Residency in Canada

Ways of immigrating to Canada:

Entrepreneurs and investors: If you invest in Canada or can start a business in Canada, you could be eligible to immigrate to Canada.

Skilled workers and skilled trades: Skilled persons with a certain level of education, work experience and language proficiency could be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Canadian Experience Class: If you have experience in the Canadian labour market having worked in Canada while on a work visa or a study permit, you could use this experience as an advantage for applying for permanent residency.

Provincial nominees: Different provinces and territories have Provincial Nominee Programs, which allows provincial governments to choose to nominate different people to work and live there.

Live-in caregivers: Canada is in dire need of caregivers for the elderly, children and people with disabilities, and those who come to Canada as live-in caregivers can become permanent residents.

Family and spousal sponsorship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their spouses and close relatives to Canada to become permanent residents.

Which Canadian immigration program fits best for you?

New immigration programs are continually being introduced to allow people from all over the world, including the United States, to come to Canada as permanent residents. However, the immigration process is a very difficult one and even with so many options it can be difficult to determine which would be best for you, so consider speaking with a licensed immigration lawyer for the best possible results. Our team can help you evaluate your case and qualifications to determine which program is best suited to help you immigrate to Canada from the United States or any other country.

Would you Like to Have Permanent Residence in Canada?

Getting started is easy. All you need to do is fill out our free eligibility online assessment form here and then one of our immigration professionals will get back to you with your results within one business day.  Additionally, you can contact us here.


Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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