Permanent Residency
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Permanent Residency

Thinking of Permanent Residency?

There are three main options:

1. Express Entry
To learn how to immigrate through Express Entry read here.
(does not apply to Quebec)
2. Family Sponsorship
To learn how to sponsor your spouse, partner, or child read here.
To learn how to sponsor your parents and grandparents read here.
To find out how to sponsor someone if you live in Quebec read here.
3. Provincial Nominations Program
To learn how to immigrate as a Provincial Nominee read here.
To learn about the Quebec Experience Program read here.

There are also six other specialized categories:

1. Caregivers
See here
2. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
See here
3. Atlantic Immigration Program
See here
4. Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
See here
5. Start-up Visa Program
See here
6. Self-employed Person: Extremely limited professions. You need to be prepared to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in Canada; or have significant (world-renowned) experience in cultural activities or athletics and intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada; or have experience in farm management and intend and be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.
See here

Also watch for:

TR to PR.  See here

Municipal Nominee Program.  See here

More About Express Entry:

Express Entry is an electronic/online program that manages the processing of applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:
• Federal Skilled Worker Program
• Federal Skilled Trades Program
• Canadian Experience Class

Useful Links :
Comprehensive Ranking System Tool
Summary of Maximum Number of Points Per Factor
Rounds of Invitations
FAQ

Very Important: What is a valid job offer under Express Entry?

Getting Ready to Apply under Express Entry:

Taxes

If already working in Canada, pay your taxes. Being able to provide your Notices of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency will be useful. See here

Language Test

Agencies approved by IRCC: see here

Educational Credential Assessment

IRCC-approved service providers: see here

Medicals

IRCC panel physicians: see here

Police Checks: see here

 

Bridging Open Work Permits for Permanent Residency Applicants

Check eligibility: here

 

This guide is by no means exhaustive. There may be other fits for you. Please consult IRCC’s website.

Please note IRCC rules and regulations can be updated at any time. Be sure to clear your cookies and cache to get the most up-to-date documents and checklists as you complete your application.  Note too that programs can be added and changed on IRCC’s website faster than we can update here–IRCC is your main source.

This guide cannot be relied upon from a legal perspective. I/CAN provides information— not advice. This information is gleaned from IRCC’s website. Before proceeding, verify all information with IRCC or an immigration lawyer or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.