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Immigrate to Canada from Lebanon

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

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Many consider Lebanese a growing population in Canada. Those who are of Lebanese decent and live in Canada are called Lebanese Canadians. According to the 2011 Census there were 190,275 Lebanese Canadians which makes the the largest group of Arabic-speaking roots living in Canada. There are estimated to be 250,000 Lebanese Canadians living in Canada today. 

Lebanese immigration to Canada started in 1882. Most of the immigrants started to come to Canada to seek great prosperity in the New World. 

The largest influx of Lebanese immigrating to Canada was during the Lebanese Civil War. Many Lebanese fled to Canada to avoid the violence in their home country. 

Recently, Canada has seen another significant increase of immigration from Lebanon. This is due to the Lebanon Financial Crisis. The economic system in Lebanon is failing, driving many citizens to Canada to re-start their life. 

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Lebanese Community in Canada

The majority of Lebanese Canadians reside in two primary provinces: Quebec and Ontario. More than 40% of Lebanese Canadians live in Ontario while more than 30% live in Quebec. Montreal is home to the largest Lebanese Canadian community. 

According to the Ethnic Diversity Survey, the majority of Lebanese Canadians have a strong sense of belonging in Canada. 

Immigration Process​

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

Applying for Express Entry or PNPs

Those looking to immigrate to Canada from Lebanon have the option to enter the Express Entry pool or apply for a Provincial Nominee Program also known as PNPs.

Express Entry is by far the most popular and typically the fastest program to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency through. The Express Entry program calculates a score for each applicant depending on a collection of categories. However, if your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) is low, you can plan to apply in any of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Canada. When applying for a PNP, a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant.

If you are curious to know about your CRS Score, check out our crs score calculator!

Useful Resources for Lebanese in Canada

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