Permanent Residence

Learn more about the programs which you can consider to make Canada your new, permanent home.
Thinking of making Canada your new, permanent home? See below to see if you’re eligible under one of the programs.

EXPRESS ENTRY

Express Entry is a faster way for eligible skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. You must also qualify for a federal economic immigration program. It uses a points-based invitation system and is an entirely web-based registration and application process. There are three programs under Express Entry:

Federal Skilled Worker Program

This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently.

Minimum requirements:

Skilled work experience

Skilled work experience means that you’ve worked in 1 of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:

  • Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
  • Professional jobs (skill level A)
  • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)

Language ability

You must:

Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

Education

If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

  • secondary institution (high school) or
  • post-secondary institution

If you have foreign education, you must have:

Proof of funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada, unless you:

Admissibility

You must be admissible to Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Minimum requirements:

To be eligible, you must

Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience.

Minimum requirements:

You must

  • meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability
    • writing
    • reading
    • listening
    • speaking
  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply—you can meet this in a few different ways:
    • full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full-time (1,560 hours)
    • equal amount in part-time work: for example 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
      • You can work as many part-time jobs as you need to meet this requirement.
    • full-time work at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
  • have gained your work experience by working in Canada while under temporary resident status with authorization to work

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS

Each Canadian province and territory have a uniquely tailored agreement with the Federal Government that target students, businesspeople, skilled workers, and semi-skilled workers. These Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) allow the province to be heavily involved when selecting the candidates that will be most beneficial to their specific labour market demands.

Business Immigration

Canada’s Business Immigration Program is a path to invest and find employment in Canada for those immigrants and newcomers who have experience in owning, managing, or investing in businesses.

Individuals with business/managerial experience and relatively high net-worth may apply for a Canadian permanent residence under the Canada Business Immigration Program in one of the following four sub-categories:

  • Start up visa
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self Employed Persons
  • PNP Business Programs
  • Corporate Immigration

Family Class Immigration

Family sponsorship is a way to reunite families in Canada. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their family members to immigrate to Canada through several sponsorship programs.

  • Spousal Sponsorship
  • Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship

Agri-Food Pilot

Agri-Food pilot provides a pathway to permanent residence for experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and occupations. Canadian Farmers and food industries have to rely on temporary foreign worker to fill their labour needs. The Pilot addresses the problem of the eligible industries by offering a pathway to permanent residency to eligible workers.

To be Eligible for Agri – Food Pilot, applicant must have:

  • 1 Year of Canadian work experience Under eligible occupation
  • A Full time, Non-seasonal, Permanent, paid job offer.
  • Language proficiency of CLB 4 (R 3,5 W 4 L 4.5 S 4.0)
  • High School diploma

Eligible Industries listed under the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and Eligible Occupations for Agri – Food Pilot are listed below.

meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)
NOC B 6331 – Retail butchers
NOC C 9462 – Industrial butchers
NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
NOC D 9617 – Food processing labourers
greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114)
NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
NOC C 8431 – General farm workers
NOC D 8611 – Harvesting labourers
animal production, (excluding aquaculture) (NAICS 1121) (NAICS 1122) (NAICS 1123) (NAICS 1124) (NAICS 1129)
NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
NOC C 8431 – General farm workers

PR card renewal

Permanent Residents of Canada must have a valid PR card in order to enter Canada via any commercial carrier such as plane, bus, train, or boat – if you do not have a valid PR card, you will not be allowed to board the vehicle. Prepare and complete your application for PR Card renewal today!

Citizenship Applications

Our team of citizenship experts can help you determine if you are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, assist you with your citizenship application and advise you of the best measures you should take to obtain Canadian citizenship.

Basic Canadian Citizenship eligibility depends on the individual applicant. Factors assessed include:

  • STATUS – must have valid status as Permanent Resident
  • AGE – must be over 18 years of age (<18 requires a parent or guardian to apply)
  • PHYSICAL PRESENCE – must have lived in Canada for 3 of the last 5 years immediately prior to the application
  • TAXES – must have met income tax filing obligations, filing taxes in 3 of the last 5 years (minimum, if required)
  • LANGUAGE – if 18 to 54 years old, must provide proof of English or French ability and knowledge of Canada

You may NOT be eligible for Canadian Citizenship if:

  • you have unfulfilled conditions related to your Permanent Residence status in Canada;
  • are under review for immigration or fraud reasons;
  • are under a removal order; or
  • you have committed certain crimes.

The current processing time for Canadian Citizenship applications is approximately 12 months.

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