To immigrate and live in Canada permanently, you must obtain a Canadian immigrant visa for permanent residents or a Canadian green card, as it is commonly called. To qualify, you can choose one of the many programs that allow non-Canadian citizens to migrate. Depending on your situation and needs, your immigration attorney or your licensed immigration agent can help you obtain a Canadian immigration visa, using the following options available.
Regional Nomination Program (PNP)
The Regional Candidacy Program or PNP is a program designed by the various provinces of Canada to attract potential foreigners to their region. The rules and regulations for this program differ for each area. They are designed according to the requirements of the district and the ability of migrants to live and work in that particular region.
Immigrant visa for businessmen or investors
If you are an entrepreneur, an immigration visa for companies or investors in Canada may be suitable for you. People who have related business or management experience and can stimulate the country’s economy can apply for this visa. Whether you want to invest or find work, you can apply for permanent immigration visas through federal or regional nomination programs to establish and develop your business in a Canadian province.
Skilled immigration visa
Since there is a high demand for skilled foreign workers in Canada, skilled workers and professionals such as qualified doctors, hospitality managers, scholars, management graduates, social workers, engineers, chefs, etc. can migrate to Canada by obtaining an immigrant visa through this program. You can apply online at one of the three skilled workers’ schedules to get a Canadian immigrant visa. Or, if you have a job offer from a Canadian business owner, you can contact an immigration lawyer to process your visa faster.
Take care of the family class.
To be eligible to care for a family reunification category, you must have a parent or family member who is a Canadian citizen and ready to take care of your immigration. You can apply for a family welfare visa if –
• Your husband, partner, father, grandfather, dependent child, orphan brother or sister, nephew, niece or grandson, or adopted child under the age of 18 years, takes care of you. Also, if the parent caring for you is the only and last member of the family, you can apply for this visa.
• The parent caring for you must be a Canadian citizen or hold a permanent visa and must meet individual care requirements for the family category.
To clarify the criteria for your care and to avoid any problem with visa processing, it is best to consult an immigration lawyer as part of a family reunification program.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Under this program, international graduates who have obtained two years of university studies at a Canadian university and temporary foreign workers can apply for an immigrant visa. The basic requirements for these people are – necessary language skills (English and/or French) and two years of qualified or professional experience in Canada within 24 months of the date the visa application is submitted. If you meet the above requirements and want to live permanently in Canada, it is time to contact an immigration lawyer to start the process.