To immigrate to Canada and become a Canadian Permanent Resident, you will need to apply for and be issued a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa. There are various programs under which you may qualify for Canadian immigration, but it’s important to identify the best one for your particular situation.
is interested to apply to a specific province or territory
Provincial Nominee Program
semi- or low-skilled job (NOC C or D), or
through Express Entry for a
» Managerial job (NOC skill level 0),
» Professional job (NOC skill type A), or
» Technical job and skilled trade (NOC skill type B)
is an experienced entrepreneur with support from a Canadian designated organization
has relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics or experience in farm management
Self-Employed Persons Program
is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and at least 18 years old can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada under the Family Class; includes spouse, conjugal or common-law partner, dependent child (this includes an adopted child) or other eligible relatives.
is working as a caregiver in Canada.
There are now three ways to apply for permanent residence through the Caregiver Program.
Caring for Children Pathway
Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway
Lived-in Caregiver Program
(for live-in caregivers with a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit, as well as first time holders of Live-in Caregiver Program work permit submitted to Service Canada on or before November 30, 2014.)
is a refugee requiring resettlement from outside Canada.
Convention Refugee Abroad Class
are outside her/his home country and outside of Canada; and cannot return there due to a well-founded fear of persecution; UNHCR/referral organization-referred, and selected as a government-assisted or privately sponsored refugee, or have the funds needed to support herself/himself and any dependants after arrival in Canada.
Country of Asylum Class
are outside her/his home country and and have been, and continue to be, seriously and personally affected by civil war or armed conflict, or have suffered massive violations of human rights
UNHCR/referral organization-referred, and selected as a privately-sponsored refugee, or have the funds needed to support herself/himself and any dependants after arrival in Canada.
in 2014-2015, is a refugee from these countries:
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, Iraqis, Iran, Syria, Bhutan, Burma, Colombia
Sponsor a refugee: Blended VOR ProgramHave met eligibility and admissibility criteria, and matched with a sponsor who is on a cost-sharing agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, before they can travel to Canada