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Immigrating From Brazil to Canada

Learn the various pathways of immigration to Canada, including family-sponsorship and employment.

Interested in Immigrating from Brazil to Canada?

As of 2011, over 22,900 foreign born Brazilians were residing in Canada, with 40,000 Brazilian Canadians living there in total. This is a huge increase from 1991 when only about 2,520 Brazilian migrants lived in Canada. Throughout the past two decades the Brazilian population and the number of those receiving permanent resident status have been steadily growing, as 18,697 Brazilians became new permanent residents between 2008 and 2015. Brazil and Canada share many commonalities in values and interests, including the promotion of environmental stewardship, human rights, and democracy. They are also important trade partners.

Brazilian Community in Canada

Historically, immigrants from Brazil have chosen to come to Brazil for a number of reasons which include study, work opportunities, and the chance for better quality of life. Over 50% of Brazilians in Canada live in Ontario, while 26% reside in Quebec, and 13% in British Columbia. The Brazilian Canadian community has established various organizations and annual events throughout the provinces that strengthen their community presence.

Immigration Process

Recently, immigration from Brazil to Canada has seen an influx of skilled workers looking to fill needed positions in Canada. While many Brazilians have immigrated for employment and business purposes, others have obtained Canadian permanent residency through family sponsorship or humanitarian reasons.

Working in Canada

For those skilled workers hoping to obtain permanent residency in Canada, the Express Entry program may be a good option. Within the Express Entry category there are various programs one may apply for, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Immigrants may also be eligible to apply for a visa as an investor or entrepreneur. Hiring an immigration lawyer may be helpful in determining your eligibility, as well as which program is right for you.

Family Sponsorship

Many individuals with family members in Canada will choose to immigrate under their sponsorship. To be sponsored, an immigrant’s relative must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Having a spouse, parent, grandparent, or child in Canada may enhance the chances of a successful immigration process. Speak to an immigration specialist to learn more about your eligibility.

Resources for Brazilians in Canada

  • Wave Magazine is a publication whose mission is to contribute information that promotes Brazilian culture in Canada.
  • The Brazilian Community Association of Alberta is an organization with the goal of promoting the Brazilian cultural heritage in Alberta and providing a place to share issues and activities of interest to the Brazilian community.
  • Brazilfest in Toronto is "Canada’s largest Brazilian cultural event" with performances, food, and culture.
  • The Embassy of Canada to Brazil provides information on the immigration and visa application processes.
  • Find more information about the Canadian Embassy in Brazil- São Paulo and how VisaPlace can assist you here.

Call us today at 1.866.449.5904 for an assessment to see if you are eligible to move to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.

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