4 Ways to Apply for your Permanent Residency in Canada

Posted:  Nov 2, 2020

4 Ways to Apply for your Permanent Residency in Canada


As a general rule, Canadians welcome new immigrants to Canada and recognize the fresh start many people seek in our country. You may receive permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada.

The Canada Permanent Residency process first involves determining your eligibility for permanent residence. The next two steps involve you meeting requirements and then completing the Permanent Resident application.

Following are 4 ways to apply for your Permanent Residency in Canada.

1.    The Family Sponsorship Visa allows permanent Canadian residents and citizens (over the age of 18) to sponsor a common-law partner or spouse, a relative, or a dependent to live and work in Canada.

The process under this Visa may be carried out in 4 ways: Super Visa, Spousal and Family Sponsorship Visa, Spousal and Common-Law Sponsorship Program, or Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program. 

2.    The Provincial Nominee Program is targeted to attract experienced workers to move to a Canadian province and fill a gap in the labour market. If your job is in-demand, your application may be placed above others to receive a Provincial Nomination. Certain ones have Express Entry profiles that can be fast-tracked.

There are numerous Provincial Nominee Programs across Canada that have Express Entry streams or categories.

3.    The Express Entry System is only five years old and was introduced to streamline the Canadian immigration process for skilled foreign applicants. You don’t need a job offer to apply and the processing time has been reduced to 6-8 months. This is one of the fastest ways to immigrate to Canada.

You can apply under one of three Federal Immigration Programs. In addition, the Express Entry System is linked to the Provincial Nominee Program.

4.    The Working Holiday Visa is also a potential method of acquiring permanent residency in Canada. This program is designed for young adults who want to work part-time and travel in Canada. You don’t need a job offer to apply.

The work experience that you accumulate on employer-specific work permit counts toward your Permanent Resident points when you later apply to immigrate to Canada permanently.

Becoming a permanent resident of Canada depends on which immigration program you select. More options are available.

Remember that COVID-19 may affect the Canada Permanent Residency process. You can contact a lawyer for the most up-to-date information in this regard.

Stevens & Company Law Corporation has a team of law experts in Parksville to help you become a permanent resident in Canada. Contact us today at 250-248-8220 to make your wishes a reality.



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