Five ways to move to Canada
Do you want to move to Canada? So do many other people! Canada admits approximately 250,000 new permanent residents every year, and you could be one of them! First, you need to figure out which of the several different ways to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident is right for you.
You may also want to seek the advice of a licensed immigration lawyer, who can help you not only explore your options, but help you apply and ensure that your application is top-notch, as well as ensure that you are eligible for what you’ve applied for.
Permanent residence immigration streams in Canada
1. Provincial Nominee Programs. The Provincial Nominee Programs are offered throughout Canada and provide applicants with many different ways to become permanent residents. Every program is different, with different requirements.
2. Family Class Immigration. If someone in your family or your spouse is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, they can apply to sponsor you. They will have to meet certain financial requirements to do so.
3. Skilled Worker Category. The Federal Skilled Worker Program has just re-opened to workers in certain occupations. If you work in one of these occupations and you meet other requirements relating to work experience, education and language proficiency, you could be eligible to immigrate under this program.
4. Business Immigration. The new Start-up visa for entrepreneurs offers a pathway to permanent residency in Canada, as do various investor and business visas.
5. Canadian Experience Class. The Canadian Experience Class program is for temporary residents (students and workers) who can use their language proficiency and work experience to become permanent residents.
If you think you qualify for any one of these Canadian immigration programs, please contact our immigration law firm! We are here to help you, and can assist you with your application.
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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