Canada is a country populated largely by immigrants from all over the world. Every year, Canada welcomes thousand of immigrants into Canada, which they call Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant). People who obtained Canadian permanent residence status have the rights to live, work, and study in Canada.
Here, you can learn how to immigrate to Canada through permanent residence, working, visiting, and even studying in Canada.
1- Express Entry Program in 2020
Starting in 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the introduction of a new system for the selection of potential immigrants, which fundamentally changes the immigration path of hundreds of thousands of people who want to move permanently to Canada.
The new selection system helps determine the government’s ability to apply their knowledge and education to the benefit of Canada and the Canadian economy.
How does Express Entry work?
The Express Entry system is not an immigration program per se, but just a selection system for immigrants for the following federal economic programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- federal program Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- federal program Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Based on the above, selection in this system only allows you to apply for one of the above federal programs.
Selection is based on the Comprehensive Raking System (CRS) points rating system. Taking into account work experience, knowledge of the English language, stay in Canada, study in Canada, you will be awarded points and assigned a certain rating. After that, the candidates with the highest scores apply for the first selection from this list and receive a request for documents and their consideration.
2- Provincial Immigration Program in 2020
Each province of Canada has its own immigration program, there are quotas that they receive from the Canadian Department of Immigration. The interest lies in the fact that you can apply to the government of the province to which you are planning to move.
The provincial government reviews the request and can either approve and issue confirmation or reject it. After that, with the available confirmation and other documents, an application for obtaining permanent resident status is submitted to the federal government of Canada.
It is worth noting that the chances of the federal government approving the application are quite high as there is confirmation from the provincial government. The federal government issues a visa, which then guarantees the receipt of permanent resident status in Canada.
3- Study in Canada in 2020
It is quite possible to obtain permanent residence in Canada through education, but this method is also very time-consuming and costly, since the training will last at least two to three years. However, having a Canadian diploma will be a significant plus when looking for work, so some people successfully use this method. A huge advantage of a Canadian study visa is that after graduation, you can get a work permit for 40 hours a week (full time). A special feature is the fact that you will be issued a work permit for the period for which you studied.
4- Family sponsorship in 2020
Family sponsorship is the second most popular way to immigrate to Canada.
Under Canadian law, any Canadian resident, citizen, or permanent resident who has reached the age of 18 is eligible to sponsor their immediate family members to obtain an immigrant visa to Canada. Mandatory requirement – the sponsor must reside in Canada. By law, sponsors undertake obligations to provide economic support to a relative and his family members for a period of 3 to 10 years.
Sponsorship support extends to the following relatives:
- The spouse with whom the sponsor is in an official and unofficial marriage;
- Your child under the age of 19, who is in support;
- The sponsor’s grandparents.
Getting married to a Canadian is probably one of the easiest ways for girls to immigrate to Canada. If your spouse is a permanent resident and citizen of Canada, then he can arrange for the spouse to move to his country. Permanent resident status in Canada gives you the right to live, work, attend school and enjoy all benefits such as health care and more.
5- Business immigration in 2020
Immigration to Canada for entrepreneurs, investors, self-employed persons. Business class immigrants are required to contribute directly to the Canadian economy or open a profitable business in Canada that will create jobs and thereby contribute to the development of the local economy. Those who plan to immigrate to Canada under a business program must show that they have legal funds to invest in Canada (significant financial resources are one of the main disadvantages of this type of immigration). Those who have a business idea for starting a startup in Canada can submit their business plan for consideration.
6- Immigration to Quebec
Thanks to an agreement between the Federal Government of Canada and the Province of Quebec, Quebec was given the right to conduct an independent immigration policy, and to evaluate candidates for professional immigration in accordance with its own scoring system and a list of privileged education.
In case of successful passing of an interview with a representative of the Quebec Immigration Service, the applicant receives the so-called Certificate of Selection of the Province of Quebec (Certificat de section du Quebec), which is a document certifying the successful completion of the professional immigration process. After that, the applicant only has to go through a medical commission and due diligence, which are administered by the Federal authorities (CIC) and receive a permanent residence status (Permanent Residence).