If you are a professional or a skilled tradesperson, or have experience working in Canada and are looking for Permanent Residence status, there are several economically based government programs that you may qualify for.
You can apply for any of these through Canada’s online Express Entry system, designed to fast-track applicants (average processing time is six months) who may have skills Canada needs.
Each of the following programs has its own eligibility requirements, and you must complete an online profile to apply through Express Entry.
If you meet the requirements—a Comprehensive Ranking System rates your skills, experience, if you have a valid Canadian job offer, education, and English- or French-language abilities—your profile is placed in a pool with other applicants. Periodically, the highest-ranking applicants are invited to apply for Permanent Residence status. If you receive an invitation to apply, you have 90 days to submit an application for Permanent Residence status.
Yes. However, only those with higher education, who are under 35 years old, and with a high level of English and/or French are generally able to accumulate enough points to gain an Invitation.
One of the best ways is to improve your English and/or French-language test scores. We recommend that applicants have an individual tutor who is familiar with the format of either the IELTS-G or the CELPIP-G test, which is required for your Express Entry application.
While the Express Entry program doesn’t officially require post-secondary education qualifications, it is required for most professions in the NOC (National Occupation Classification) levels, A and B, which are the required levels for immigration. Also, the higher your education level, the more points you will receive under the CRS. For example, an applicant with a secondary-school application receives 30 points, while one with a Bachelor’s degree receives 120.
There are several Canadian government programs for immigrants seeking Permanent Residence status. Click on the following links to learn more.
The Canadian government recognizes that families wish to stay together and has several ways for citizens and permanent residents (over 18 years of age) to sponsor loved ones from abroad. Talk to your Kanset consultant to find out other programs that include family members not listed below. Family Class Sponsorship programs include: