Canada Immigration Programs

Canada is a land of opportunities where the dream becomes reality for many professionals. Every year people around the world apply for Canadian immigration due to its immigration-friendly policies.

In 2019, more than 21 million international visitors arrived in Canada. Apart from these visitors, there were more than 642,000 international students along with around 300,000 express entry profile submission.

This figure is enough to prove that Canada is a top choice among foreign nationals who’re planning to settle in Canada.

If you’re one of those who want to settle in Canada and looking for some information about Canadian immigration, then in this article we’ll walk you through the Canadian immigration process and its stream under which you can file your application based on your current profile.

Canada Immigration Program

Below are some of the most popular programs under Canada immigration that allow skilled professionals and students to apply for permanent residency through any of these programs.

1. Express Entry

This is one of the most popular visa streams among skilled professionals who want to settle in Canada permanently. This stream allows you and your immediate family member’s indefinite stay, or permanent stay in Canada.

How does it work?

Express Entry is an online visa pool that manages the application of skilled professionals from all over the world. Every year IRCC picked skilled professionals from this pool who have a high CRS score.

Every month IRCC conducts draws and invites skilled professionals who have the right skills as per the Canadian job market and are ready to contribute to Canada’s economy.

There are three immigration programs under Express Entry and each program has different requirements to nominate applicants.

In the Express Entry program, your invitation depends on how well your CRS scores are. The better your CRS scores are the better your chances will be to get an invitation to apply.

To check your eligibility whether you are eligible for the Express Entry stream under Canada Immigration, Click here and make your selections.

Based on your selection you’ll be notified about your result. The best part of the Canadian government is they have made the application process simple and fast as all the information related to visa application is available on their website.

2. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Provincial Nominee Program is also for skilled professionals who want to settle in Canada permanently in a specific province or territory. The best part for the PNP stream is, you can be invited with low CRS scores that can range between 340 to 400.

Each province and territory has its PNP program and requirements. To qualify for this program you must be nominated from the chosen province or territory in the application form.

How does it work?

Provincial Nomination Program depends on which PNP stream you’re applying to. There are paper-based application process and an Online process. To get the invitation from a province or territory, you must meet the eligibility requirement of the province that nominates you.

There are two ways to get an invite as we have mentioned above.

Paper Based

In this process, you have to contact the province and territory and apply for your nomination. Once you’re nominated, you have to submit a paper-based application for your permanent residency.

Online Process

This process is interlinked with the Express Entry stream. In this process, you may directly contact the province or territory for PNP nomination, or under your Express Entry profile, you can mention the provinces and territories you’re interested in.

You can choose any of the Provincial Nomination Program from the below list of provinces and territories in Canada.

3. Family Sponsorship

The best part of Canada Immigration is it allows your relatives to live, study, and work in Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to Canada if you’re an 18-year-old and

  • a Canadian citizen
  • or a permanent resident of Canada

Under the Family Sponsorship Program, you can sponsor your:

  • Relatives
  • Spouse, partner, or dependent children
  • Adopted child
  • Parents and Grand Parents

This is the beauty of Canada why millions of people immigrate to Canada every year. It not only allows immigrants but it also helps them to stay with their families.

4. Start-up Visa Program

This visa program is for immigrant entrepreneurs who want to build and grow their businesses in Canada. This Start-up visa program allows immigrant entrepreneurs to start their business in Canada that are:

  • innovative
  • can create jobs for Canada
  • can compete on a global scale

To apply for this visa program you must:

  • have a qualifying business as per Canada designated organization
  • get a letter of support from a designated organization
  • meet the language requirements
  • bring enough money to settle

How does it work?

To apply for a Start-up visa program, you must have a qualifying business and have a letter of support from a designated organization.

To apply a letter of support, you’ll need to :

  • contact the designated organization to find out how to get its support
  • convince the organization that you have a business idea that is worth supporting
  • get a letter of support from the designated organization

5. Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Under Canada immigration, the third stream is Atlantic Immigration Pilot which aims to help employers in Atlantic Canada to hire foreign skilled professionals. This stream targets skilled professional and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada.

How does it work?

There are three programs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, that helps Atlantic Canada employers to hire from the below program:

  • Atlantic High Skilled Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program

6. Quebec selected skilled worker

This stream is for those applicants who want to apply for permanent residency in Canada and want to live in Quebec. This stream targets skilled workers who can contribute to the Quebec economy and adapt to their culture without an issue.

How does it work?

To apply under this program, you must apply to the Government of Quebec for a Quebec Selection Certificate. If your application passes the assessment and you revive your certificate then you can apply for permanent residency in Canada through IRCC.

7. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Under the Canada immigration program, the Rural and Northern Immigration pilot is a community-driven program. The main aim of this program is to help smaller communities by providing opportunities to foreign skilled professionals who best fit the economic needs of these communities.

How does it work?

To apply for this program, you must meet the requirements of the community. Each community has its eligibility requirements and application process.

To apply for permanent residency under this program, you must meet IRCC eligibility requirements along with the community-specific requirements.

We hope this article will help you in clearing all the doubts about Canadian immigration and takes you a step closer to your dream of settling in Canada.

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