7 Ways To Immigrate To Canada: The Ultimate Guide



Are you thinking of moving to Canada? If so, you're in luck! Canada plans to accept 411,000 new immigrants this year. With plenty of opportunities, free health care, stable economic and political climate, Canada constantly ranks as the best place to live. This blog post will discuss the different ways to immigrate to Canada. So whether you're interested in studying, working, or becoming a permanent resident, we have all the information you need!


Family Sponsorship

Family reunification is an essential aspect of Canada's immigration. It plans to accept 103,500 new immigrants in 2022 thru the family sponsorship program.


If you are married, in a common-law or conjugal relationship with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may become a permanent resident of Canada. You and your spouse need to apply. Once your spouse sponsorship application is approved, Canadian Immigration will access your application to become a permanent resident.


If you are the child of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident under 22 years of age, you may be eligible to come to Canada by being sponsored by your parent.

And last but not least, you may be able to live in Canada permanently if you have a Canadian or permanent resident grandchild eligible to sponsor you. Your child or grandchild will have to meet the financial requirements to qualify as a sponsor.

Family sponsorship is the best way to come to Canada if you have a family that can sponsor you and you are eligible to be sponsored. Unlike other programs, family sponsorship does not have a language, education, job offer and career experience requirements.


Express Entry

Canada intends to accept 110,500 new Canadians thru the Express Entry Program in 2022. There are a few different ways to immigrate to Canada thru express entry, depending on your education and qualifications.

The most common is thru the Federal Skilled Worker Program. To be eligible for this program, you must have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in the past five years in a skilled profession. You should also meet specific language and education requirements.

Applicants who are highly educated, have significant work experience in managerial or professional fields and are proficient in English and French usually do well in this category. Keep in mind that even if you meet the basic qualifications, those with the highest CRS are invited first to apply. And you are competing in a pool of applicants from all over the world.

Another way to qualify is through the Federal Skilled Trades Program. This program is for people with experience and training in specific skilled trades. There is no education requirement under this program, but you must meet the language requirements and have at least two years of full-time work experience in the past five years in a skilled trade. You must also have a full-time valid job offer or a qualification certificate in a skilled trade from a Canadian province or territory.

For people with Canadian experience, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an excellent program to apply for permanent residency. This program requires at least one year of full-time work experience in managerial, professional or skilled trade occupations. There is also no educational requirement under this program though you must meet specific language criteria.



Provincial Nominee

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a great way to apply for permanent resident (PR) to those who do not qualify for Express Entry. Having a nomination from the province will strengthen your PR application. Though the process and requirements vary from province to province, the most common requirements are job offers and language abilities. The most common PNP programs are students, business, skilled and semi-skilled workers. Canada will approve 81,500 new Canadian under this program.

The process usually starts with the applicant submitting an expression of interest. The province will then assess your application, and if you meet the requirements, they will nominate you. You must then submit a formal application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), who will make the final decision on your application.

Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is for candidates who want to live permanently in Canada's Atlantic provinces, Nova Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Foundland & Labrador. The program is intended to help businesses hire qualified candidates for jobs they haven't been able to fill locally. There will be 6,250 new Canadians under this program in 2022.


To participate in this program, you must either be a skilled worker with a one-year equivalent experience within the last five years or a recent graduate of a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada. This program is employer-driven, meaning the applicant must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to apply for permanent residency. Language requirements and settlement of funds are also required.


Rural and Northern Immigration

Rural and Northern immigration program is designed to help smaller Canadian communities benefit from immigration by sponsoring permanent residents to support their economic and population growth.


This program is community-driven. For the applicant to apply for permanent residency, they must receive a sponsorship from the participating community, including a job offer from a local employer.


To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following:

  • One year of qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded educational institution in the recommending community.

  • A language score is more than CLB/MCLC 6 for NOC 0, CLB/NCLC 5 for NOC B, CLB/NCLC 4 for NOC C and D.

  • Have at least a high school Canadian education equivalent.

  • Provide proof that you have the financial capacity to support you and your family member while you get settled in Canada. The amount of money will depend on the number of family members coming g with you to Canada.

  • Plan to live in the community supporting your Permanent Resident application.

  • Meet all the requirements specified by the participating community.



Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The temporary foreign worker program is for those who want to come to Canada but do not meet the criteria of any permanent residency programs. Canada issued 73,640 work permits in 2021. Note that this is temporary, and you will need to extend your permit if you decide to stay longer or apply for one of the Permanent resident programs once you qualify.


The first and most obvious step is to secure a job within a Canadian company. Some work experience is more in demand than others, and the excellent place to start your job search is thru the government-run JobBank. Another way is thru licensed foreign worker recruiters. These recruiters are licensed by the Canadian province to help employers hire foreign workers. While searching for a job, keep in mind that Canada is a NO PLACEMENT FEE COUNTRY, and you should not pay to get a job in Canada.


Most companies or recruiters require at least two years of related work experience, Canadian equivalent post-secondary occupation and language requirements.


Having all your documents ready, like your passport and police certificate, will speed up your application. A reputable agency will be asked for a copy of these documents before you're scheduled for an interview and the original once they start processing your documents to Canada.


Study In Canada

There are a lot of benefits to coming to Canada as an international student. This program is for those who want to go to Canada but do not have the employers' education and job experience. Canada issued 447,615 study permits in 2021.

To come to Canada as an international student, you must receive an acceptance letter from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and apply for a study permit. A reputable Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant would be able to guide you in creating a study plan that aligns with your goals. If your intention is to settle in Canada permanently after graduation, make sure to enrol in a program where you can get a post-graduate work permit after graduation.


To apply for a study permit, you must have a letter of acceptance from a DLI, passport, proof of financial support ex: bank statement, GIC, etc., a police certificate, and other country-related requirements.


There are over 100 different ways to immigrate to Canada, and the process can be complex. This blog post has outlined seven of the most popular methods. We have also provided some tips on making the process as smooth as possible. If you are thinking of moving to Canada, read our article carefully and choose the option that best suits your needs. Need help selecting the best path for you? Contact our team for assistance, and let's start planning a brighter future for you and your family!




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