Get chosen to be a permanent resident based on the following economic classes: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class. Candidates may also be selected from the Express Entry pool for Provincial Nominee Programs. Among other factors, candidates are assessed based on work experience, education and language ability.
Among other considerations, you may get to study in Canada if you are selected by a designated learning institution and prove that you have enough funds available to fulfil certain financial responsibilties. Some other considerations include security and medical checks.
Are you caring for children or people with High Medical Needs? You may qualify under this category. Among other considerations, you are required to have been working in Canada with a work permit in an eligible job for two years. Language ability and education requirements are assessed under this category. Additionally, you are not required to live in the home of your employer to qualify for permanent residence.
The Parents and Grandparents Program will open next in 2018. In 2017, if you were interested to apply for your parents or grandparents, you were required to complete the interest to sponsor form. Generally, once you completed this form, you would have received an email indicating whether or not you were selected to apply. Some considerations under this category include medical, security and criminality checks. You must also prove that you meet the minimum income requirements. A sponsor must ensure that he/ she is eligible to sponsor.
The considerations under this category are related to the territory or province that you intend to settle in. Provincial Nominee guidelines may change at any time without notice. The general process under this category includes:
This category includes:
Some considerations under the business immigration category include networth, education, language and work experience.
Do not become frustrated if you were not selected to apply for your parent or grandparent as permanent residents. Your parent or grandparent may be able to apply for a Super Visa. A Super Visa allows the holders to stay in Canada for up to 2 years without renewing their status.
If you wish to extend your stay in Canada, you are required to apply to do so at least 30 days before your status expires. You may apply to extend your visitor visa, study or work permit. If your visa expires while awaiting a decision on your extension request, you still have temporary resident status. This is referred to as implied status.
This category is applicable to individuals who do not normally qualify under other immigration categories and have exceptional situations. The applications under this category are assessed on a case by case basis. Some assessment considerations include the best interest of the child, ties to Canada and what would be the outcome if your application was denied.
Sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner. Some requirements of a sponsor include:
You may also be able to sponsor a dependent child who is under 19 years old and who does not have a spouse or partner. A person who is 19 years or older may also be defined as dependent child if that person has largely relied on the financial support of the parent/s prior to age 19 due to a physical or mental condition.
Among other considerations, you are required to:
You may be able to visit Canada. Some requirements under this category include: