Immigrating to Canada
There are many ways that people from all over the world can immigrate to Canada either permanently or temporarily. Temporary residence in Canada will allow you into the country for a shorter period of time on a visa such as a visitor visa, study permit or a work permit. In fact, there are circumstances where these temporary visas can lead to permanent residency.
Permanent residency in Canada is when someone immigrates to Canada to live here for good, and permanent residents can eventually become Canadian citizens.
Methods of becoming a permanent resident of Canada
Provincial Nominee Programs: Provinces can nominate certain individuals to come and live in their province or territory based on their skills or credentials. Different provinces or territories have different requirements for this program.
Canadian Experience Class: The Canadian Experience Class is a popular program that allows individuals to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents who are already foreign workers or students with work experience.
Skilled Workers: Skilled workers can immigrate to Canada after being assessed on their work experience, age, language proficiency and more.
Family Sponsorship: Your close relatives or spouse, if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, can sponsor you for permanent residency in Canada.
Business Immigration: Canada offers several different programs for business people, investors, self-employed persons and entrepreneurs. There are also new programs such as the Start-Up Visa that you can take advantage of.
Are you a foreign national who wishes to immigrate to Canada? Immigration is not an easy process, particularly permanent residency applications of any kind. However, with the right professional immigration assistance on your side, you are closer than you think. We have helped many people immigrate to Canada, and we can help you too. Give us a call!
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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