10 ways to immigrate to Canada

10 WAYS TO PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN CANADA

Skilled workers are people with skilled professional work experience who are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to contribute to the Canadian economy. For an eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, we use a grid of 100 points to assess how well an applicant will adapt to Canada's labour market. The grid looks at six selection factors including:
  • English and/or French skills,
  • education,
  • work experience,
  • age,
  • arranged employment, and
  • adaptability.

In order to qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, applicants must meet the pass mark of 67 out of 100 points.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) allows candidates with Canadian work experience to become permanent residents.
To qualify under the Canadian Experience Class, the candidate must
  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec,
  • have at least 12 months of full time (or the equivalent in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada with the proper authorization in the three years before they apply, and
  • meet the required language levels needed for the job for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension).

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

In order to qualify under the Federal Skilled Trades Program, candidates must

  • either have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial body. The job offer can be from up to two employers.
  • have valid third-party language test results (that show they meet the minimum language threshold),
  • have at least two years of full-time experience in a skilled trade within the five years before they apply, and
  • meet all job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your:
  • spouse,
  • common-law or conjugal partner, or
  • dependent children
  • Parents

to immigrate to Canada.
If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:

  • meet basic needs—such as food, clothing and shelter—for yourself and your family,
  • support your relative financially and
  • make sure your spouse or relative does not need to ask for financial help from the government.
Students choose Canada for academic qualifications respected around the world. Experience a unique multicultural environment in a safe and beautiful country. More than 200,000 top international students and researchers choose to study in Canada each year. To apply for a study permit ask our specialists to assist you with College and Course selection:

To find an institution at the post-secondary level:
Step 1: Select the province/territory in which your institution is located.
Step 2: Select the right College and course.

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program is an immigration program through which Ontario nominates individuals and their families for permanent resident status based on a pre-approved job offer in the province. The Government of Ontario established Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program to help employers succeed in the global competition for talent. Opportunities Ontario has a target of 5,200 nominations in 2015, this includes nominations for both the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program and Ontario Express Entry.

Ontario has created two new streams for skilled workers who want to live and work permanently in Ontario. The two new streams draw from the Federal Express Entry selection system.

  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
This enables Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program to nominate individuals that have qualified for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the required education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them successfully establish and integrate into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

The Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category is for skilled workers who want to work and live in Saskatchewan.  This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals that are in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.The SINP is now accepting applications to the Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category.

Once you are ready to move to beautiful Nova Scotia you will want to apply to a Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) stream. Through the NSNP, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience targeted by Nova Scotia may be nominated to immigrate. Receiving a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate speeds up the overall immigration process. Once you have decided you want to live and work permanently in Nova Scotia, review the different NSNP streams to determine if you qualify:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Family Business Worker

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program designed to help B.C. meet its dynamic labour market and economic development priorities. The program allows B.C. to select foreign workers and international graduates who have the skills and experience to contribute to B.C.’s economy. The BC PNP also selects entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in our economy and create jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) seeks skilled workers, businesspeople and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. Manitoba makes it easy to immigrate and settle in our province. Each year, some 15,000 immigrants arrive in Manitoba. The outcomes for internationally experienced workers who immigrate through the MPNP are positive. According to a recent survey, 85 per cent of Manitoba nominees were working three months after arrival, 76 per cent were homeowners within five years and 95 per cent of families settled permanently in the community.