Immigrating to Canada offers you and your family the opportunity to live and work in Canada, one of the world’s most dynamic and rewarding countries. For those already in Canada and looking to stay, our colleague, Nalini Reddy, can assist you with accomplishing your goal.
Canada has been built by immigrants and continues to welcome newcomers from around the world who meet the selection criteria.
For those wishing to live and work in the country on a permanent basis, a range of options exist which confer permanent residence status.
Generally, permanent residents can apply for Canadian citizenship following three years of permanent residence. In some particular cases, you can become a citizen even sooner.
Skilled workers with experience in high-demand occupations may be eligible for permanent residence. Ask us to find out if you are on that list.
If successful, the skilled worker will obtain permanent residence and be allowed to reside in any Province or Territory of Canada. In addition, certain provinces have their own high-demand occupation lists and may be willing to facilitate your immigration process if you are willing to commit to living in that province for a period of time. Those who already have experience studying or working in Canada may also be eligible for permanent residence.
Investors / Business Owners / Self-Employed
There are a variety of programs for those willing to invest in Canada. The minimum investment, net worth and business experience requirements vary from province to province. Please inquire if you would like to see if you qualify.
Existing Canadian permanent residents or citizens can often sponsor their foreign relatives for permanent residence, including spouses, parents, grandparents and adopted or orphaned children.
In most cases, students wishing to study in Canada will need to obtain a student visa, although in some circumstances a study permit will not be required. A study permit for Canadian Immigration must be applied for as soon as our client receives the letter of acceptance from their educational institution. Study permits often allow clients to work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer break, and may eventually lead to permanent residence in Canada.
In some circumstances, a worker may obtain a temporary work permit to come to Canada to, for example, work for a specific Canadian company, be transferred here to work for an affiliate of a company in which they are already working, or to set up their own company and then work in it. This too can be a path to successfully applying for permanent residence.