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Immigration to Canada

 

To immigrate to Canada and become a Canadian Permanent Resident, you will need to apply for and be issued a Canada Immigration Visa that gives you the permanent resident status. 

There are various programs under which you may qualify for Canadian immigration, such as the Canadian Experience Class Program and Business Immigration Program.  It is important to identify the best one for your particular situation, such as your education level, language proficiency, work experience, net wealth, etc.  You can take a FREE assessment from the government of Canada to see, in principle, if you are qualified or not. 

Please note that some people are not allowed to go to Canada.  They are known as “inadmissible” under Canada’s immigration law.

There are many reasons you are not allowed into Canada, such as:

  • you are a security risk,
  • you have committed human or international rights violations,
  • you have been convicted of a crime, or you have committed an act outside Canada that would be a crime,
  • you have ties to organized crime,
  • you have a serious health problem,
  • you have a serious financial problem,
  • you lied in your application or in an interview,
  • you do not meet the conditions in Canada’s immigration law, or
  • one of your family members is not allowed into Canada.

Normally, if you are inadmissible to Canada, you will not be allowed to enter.  However, if you have a valid reason to travel to Canada, you may be issued a temporary resident permit.  For example, if you have been convicted of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, you will probably be found criminally inadmissible to Canada; but you may be able to get a temporary resident permit for one visit.

The common ways to apply immigration to Canada include the followings:

Express Entry

Provincial Nominees

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Start-up Visa

Family Sponsorship

Quebec-selected Skilled Workers 

Caregivers

Self-employed

Permanent Residence Pathways for Hong Kong Residents

 

 

 


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