- Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage applications for permanent residence for 3 programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Compare the key differences between the programs or choose a specific program to get more details about eligibility.
2) Family Class Sponsorship
Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:
- Canadian citizen or
- person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
- permanent resident of Canada
3) LMIA Work Visa
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.
If the employer needs an LMIA, they must apply for one.
Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit.
To apply for a work permit, a worker needs
- a job offer letter
- a contract
- a copy of the LMIA, and
- the LMIA number
See also the COVID-19 travel restrictions and exemptions for foreign workers to find out how some steps in the application process may be affected
4) Provincial Nominee Program
5) Canadian Investor Program
The Canadian Immigrant Investor Program was an initiative of the federal government of Canada created to promote the immigration of business people and their families, enabling qualified investors to obtain permanent resident status in Canada.