Immigrating from the US to Canada
Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate to Canada every year as permanent residents, while many others immigrate temporarily on work permits, student visas and visitor visas.
The government of Canada has many different immigration streams and programs available to people all over the world – including the United States – and they are continually coming up with new ones. If you want to immigrate to Canada, learn about the different ways you can do so below.
Methods of immigrating to Canada from anywhere in the world
Ways of immigrating to Canada:
Family and spousal sponsorship: Family reunification is an important part of Canada’s immigration system, allowing for families to be together and live their lives in Canada. There are spousal sponsorship and family sponsorship programs for those who are eligible.
Live-in caregivers: Caregivers come to Canada to take care of children and the elderly and can eventually gain permanent residency.
Entrepreneurs and investors: Starting a business in Canada or investing in Canada can eventually lead to permanent residency in Canada.
Provincial nominees: Provincial Nominee Programs, or PNPs, are programs in which provinces nominate individuals to work in and live in the province.
Skilled workers and skilled trades: The Federal Skilled Worker Program allows individuals to apply for permanent residence in Canada based on their education and work experience.
Canadian Experience Class: If you are in Canada on a temporary visa such as a work permit or a student visa, you could apply for permanent residency if you are eligible under the Canadian Experience Class.
Immigrating to Canada as a permanent residency is not an easy task, but our immigration law firm can help you determine which of these immigration options are the best for you and your situation.
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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