Canadian Permanent Residence

A Canadian resident is someone who has been granted permanent resident status by the government of Canada. One can apply to become a permanent resident under the various pathways available. At the moment are more than 50 pathways available! Acquiring Canadian permanent resident status brings a foreign national a step closer to becoming a Canadian citizen. A brief summary of the programs are given below.

Economic and Business Immigration

Government have reshaped immigration policy toward the economic pillar, with an emphasis on the selection of the most suitable immigrants who will be able to meet immediate labour market needs. This stream is for the professionals who have the skills to support the Canadian Economy. The planned levels of a permanent immigration for 2021 is 351,000 and 361,000 in 2022.

Family Sponsorship

The goal of family class immigration is to reunited the families in Canada as per Section 12(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). This allows a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to sponsor, on basis of their relationship, the spouse, common-law partner, child, parent or other prescribed family member.

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Express Entry

Express entry is a point based system that manages the number and type of skilled worker applications by creating a pool of qualified candidates.

Federal Skilled Workers

Federal Skilled Workers Class is for foreign nationals with foreign work experience who want to become permanent residents and are assessed on a number of eligibility criteria.

Federal Skilled Trades

Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents.

Provincial Nomination Program

In this program, provinces set their own criteria for selecting qualified applicants and issues them a certificate of nomination.

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