Canadian Immigration System[:]

The Entire Immigration Process…From A to Z.

The Canadian immigration system offers a very wide of immigration programs, for different applicants with different profiles and qualifications – there is an option for everyone – which leads to the acquirement of the Canadian permanent resident status.

Canada has enjoyed the biggest and most accessible immigration program, open to a variety of qualified applicants from all over the world. In its constant pursuit of the best and most qualified professionals, academics, skilled trades people, and businessmen, the Canadian Government is trying to offer the best and most flexible options of quality of life.

Over the past 30 years the Canadian Government has had the highest annual quotas of legal immigration of all developed countries, granting an average of 240,000 – 260,000 permanent resident visas each year.

In 2017 alone, Canada will welcome 300,000 new permanent residents into Canada. This plan supports the government’s economic growth strategy by addressing labor and skills shortages, reuniting families sooner and reducing backlogs. The plan features the highest planned level of admissions in recent history.

Contrary to what happens in the large majority of developed countries, obtaining a work permit is neither a central nor an indispensable requisite for qualifying for a permanent resident visa. As a matter of fact, the large majority of the various Canadian immigration programs do not require you to have a job offer. This is one of the most frequent misconceptions of most people contemplating the possibility of living in Canada.

In sharp contrast to other countries that are exploring the different possibilities to exploit the desperation caused by the current economic climate, the Canadian Government and society are looking for ways to attract the most qualified individuals, offering them the best options to enjoy a better long-term future.  Indeed, although there are many and very diverse temporary job opportunities, the focus of the Canadian Government is to create an economic, cultural and social climate in which people prefer to stay in Canada as permanent residents, allowing them to take advantage of the incredible opportunity of acquiring Canadian citizenship and a Canadian passport.

The Canadian Government and society look for ways to attract the most qualified individuals, offering them the best options to enjoy a better long-term future.  The following Immigration programs and their qualification processes, allow for the most qualified applicants to flourish in Canada.

Permanent Resident Programs:

Here are the different Immigration programs cated to your _____ and ____:

Economic Program:

  • Federal Skilled Workers (for people with skilled professional work experience)
  • Quebec Skilled Workers (for people with skilled work experience who want to live in the province of Quebec)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (for people with experience in skilled manual work)
  • Canadian Experience Class (for people with in-Canada skilled professional work experience)
  • Provincial Nominees (for people who want to go to a specific province)

Business Program

  • Self-Employed (for people who want to be self-employed)
  • Entrepreneur (for people who have experience in owning / managing a business)
  • Investor (for people who have an entrepreneurial background and are willing to invest)

Sponsorship Program

  • Spouse / Partner
  • Dependent Child
  • Parents and grandparent

IMPORTANT:  It is very important to note that most of these programs do not have a mandatory requirement for the applicant to be working in Canada or to have a job offer, in order to be able to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence status.  To learn more about the specific requirements of each Canadian immigration program please refer to ______.   Thank you!