To obtain permanent resident status, you must apply for a permanent resident visa under one of the following classes.
Federal Skilled Worker Class is suitable to applicants who;
- are working as a supervisor, manager, professional, or skilled trade,
- are relatively proficient in English and/or French, and
- completed post secondary education.
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.
After you have lived in Canada for some time, you may have good English or French skills, the right kind of skilled work experience, and be used to Canadian society. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) was created to help people like this take part in the Canadian economy.
Provincial nominees are selected based on their ability to contribute to the province’s economic development. Usually, but not always, a genuine Canadian job offer from an employer within the province is a requirement under the Provincial Nominee Program.
The province of Quebec has original criteria and exclusive power to select prospective immigrants who intend to settle permanently in the province of Quebec.
The stated goal of Canada’s Business Immigration Program is to promote economic development and employment by attracting investors, Start-up Visa and self-employed persons from outside Canada with venture capital, business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor his/her partner or close relatives and assist them in immigrating to Canada.
This category is suitable to individuals who are currently working or are interested in working as a live-in caregiver.