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.
2. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
3. Atlantic Immigration Program
4. Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
5. Start-up Visa Program
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.
Also watch for:
TR to PR. See here
Municipal Nominee Program. See here
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
Very Important: What is a valid job offer under Express Entry?
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
Agencies approved by IRCC: see here
IRCC-approved service providers: see here
IRCC panel physicians: see here
Check eligibility: here
Once IRCC authorizes you to continue working in Canada, you must apply to Service Canada with your new immigration document to update the expiry date on your SIN record. The expiry date on both your SIN record and your immigration document must match.
If you receive a new SIN, contact all your banks, creditors, pension providers and employers so that they may update your files.
Read more 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.