If you are looking to living, working or studying in Canada temporary or permanently, there are various visa schemes to fulfil your dreams.
If you would like to settle and work in Canada, you may apply for a migration visa under the Federal Skilled Workers Program and the Express Entry system. Assessment will be based on your age, education, work experience, English language proficiency and links with Canada.
Skilled Workers looking to move to the province of Québec must apply through the Québec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) rather than through the Express Entry system. As of 2016, applications can be submitted online through the website “Mon Projet Québec”.
Over the last few years, the government of Canada has made a priority of retaining immigrants that have spent time in Canada and are already familiar with Canadian society. Foreigners with Canadian work experience can apply for permanent residence through Express Entry under the Canadian Experience Class.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners can be eligible to obtain a permanent residence visa by investing in and managing their own business in Canada.
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program allows high net worth individuals willing to make a substantial investment in Canada to acquire a permanent resident visa.
If you have the skills, education and work experience needed by one of Canada’s provinces, the state may nominate you under this visa program for you to settle and work in that particular state.
If you are a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen, you may sponsor your family member to join you in Canada. Under this program, there are two different processes to sponsor your family. One process is used for sponsoring your spouse, common-law partner and/or dependent children. The other process is used to sponsor other eligible relatives.
If you would like to visit, live or study in Canada for a period of time, you may also apply for a temporary visa to stay in Canada.