Permanent Residence

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Do you know that more than 200,000 individuals become Canadian permanent residents each year? If you are looking for permanent residence in Canada, this section is a must-read for you. 

Most applicants who wish to obtain permanent residency in Canada do so in order to secure citizenship as well as a Canadian passport. 

Several Canadian immigration programs exist via which anyone can apply in order to become a permanent resident in Canada.

You can become a permanent resident in Canada if you fit into the following categories:

  • A job offer from an employer in Canada
  • Family members who reside in Canada
  • A trade or skill which you intend to practice as a self-employed businessperson
  • The intention to invest or start a business in Canada
  • The intention to make guaranteed investments with a bank in Canada

Let’s check each category briefly:

A job offer
If you are a skilled worker, you don’t even need to get a job offer before you become a permanent resident in Canada. Canada offers permanent residency to interested skilled workers only based on their qualifications.
You will be accessed based on several factors such as age, occupation, the highest level of education, and years of work experience. These point-based programs are specifically designed to select skilled individuals who are highly likely to become established economically in Canada upon arrival.
There are 2 categories here: Federal Skilled Worker and Quebec Skilled Worker. The Federal Skilled Worker is for skilled workers that wish to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency. A job offer is not required in order to apply under this particular stream.
The Quebec Skilled Worker is a program designed for those who want to reside right in the Province of Quebec. For this program, you need to demonstrate you are proficient in French since it is one of the province’s 2 official languages.

Business and Investor Immigration

This is open to anyone who wishes to establish a business in Canada or make substantial investments in a Canadian firm. It is also available to those who want to work in an athletic perspective or self-employed in a cultural setting.
You can apply for permanent residency under the PNPs (permanent Nominee Programs) if you wish to invest in a Canadian business. You may need to develop a detailed business plan. You are expected to have business management experience which ranges from 2-5 years of a full-time entrepreneur.

If you are self-employed, you can be given permanent residency via the Federal Self-Employed Program. You must have:

  • At least 2 years of highly relevant experience. You must be self-employed or engaging in athletic activity or first-class level in cultural activity.
  • Intends to and can remain self-employed in Canada
  • Can significantly contribute to Canada’s booming economy
Family Sponsorship

If you have a family member residing in Canada, they can help you become a permanent resident via the Family Class Program. The goal of this program is to reunite families via enabling adult citizens or permanent residents to sponsor relatives for immigration to Canada.

The person seeking sponsorship must be:

  • A parent
  • A grandparent
  • Spouse, conjugal or common-law partner
  • Sibling, niece, or grandchild under 18 years who is still single and orphaned.