How to immigrate to Canada from the United States
Canadian permanent residency is a dream of many people around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people apply to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents every year, but many of these applications are denied. It’s important to ensure that you choose the correct option for yourself and your situation, and that you are eligible for the path to permanent residence that you choose.
How to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident
Ways of immigrating to Canada:
Family and spousal sponsorship: If you have close relatives (such as parents or siblings) or a spouse who is a Canadian permanent resident or Canadian citizen, they can apply to sponsor you for permanent residency.
Live-in caregivers: Caregivers or live-in nannies can eventually become permanent residents of Canada.
Skilled workers and skilled trades: Individuals with certain skills, work experience and language proficiency can apply for permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Canadian Experience Class: The Canadian Experience Class is a program that allows people who have gained Canadian labour market experience through a work permit or study permit to apply for permanent residence.
Entrepreneurs and investors: There are many different programs available for people who can invest in Canada or start a business in Canada, such as the new Start-Up Visa program.
Provincial nominees: There is also the Provincial Nominee Program, where different provinces can nominate you for permanent residency.
Do you want to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident? We have helped many different people from all over the world immigrate to Canada. However, the process is not an easy one and you will have to be sure to choose the right immigration stream that is appropriate 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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