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Immigrating From Colombia to Canada

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

Interested in Immigrating from Colombia to Canada?

Colombian Community in Canada

As of 2011, 60,555 immigrants from Colombia were residing in Canada, and 150,580 Canadians claimed Colombian ancestry. They are the second largest Latin American immigrant group in Canada, preceded only by Mexican Canadians. From 2006 to 2015 alone, 43,982 Colombian immigrants became Canadian permanent residents. The majority of Colombian immigrants in Canada have settled in Ontario and Quebec, while significant populations have also grown in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Immigration Process

Many Colombians have chosen to immigrate to Canada in search of security and better quality of life. Two of the major ways to obtain permanent residency in Canada are through employment and family sponsorship.

Working in Canada

Colombian immigrants who are skilled workers may choose to immigrate through Canada’s Express Entry Program. Express Entry is a direct pathway to permanent residency, and encompasses a variety of programs, including the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Many migrants have also elected to migrate as investors or entrepreneurs. Speak to an immigration lawyer to learn more about your eligibility for any one of these programs.

Family Sponsorship

Immigrants often choose to move to Canada to join family members already residing there. If you have a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, such as a grandparent, parent, child, or spouse, you may be eligible to migrate under their sponsorship. An immigration lawyer can help you determine your eligibility for family-class sponsorship.

Resources for Colombian Migrants in Canada

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