Canada has become a home for all. Many individuals and families now seek to migrate to Canada because of the opportunities that are available to them in Canada.
Although Canada is open to all, certain privileges are limited to only permanent residents. A student who is studying in Canada with a temporary resident visa cannot have access to some of the privileges available to a permanent resident.
What is Permanent Residency?
Permanent residency is a status that grants a citizen of another country the right to live, study or work in Canada with no time limitations. For one to obtain a permanent residency in Canada, he or she must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) using any of the programs we will be showing you shortly.
What Are The Benefits of Being A Permanent Resident?
Here are some of the benefits of being a permanent resident in Canada:
- You can live, work and study in Canada
- You have access to healthcare coverage and other social benefits
- You can become a Canadian citizen
- You are protected under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
How To Obtain A Permanent Residency Visa
Here are the various pathways through which you can obtain a permanent resident visa in Canada.
- Express Entry
Express Entry program manages applications from skilled workers who are seeking to migrate to Canada to fill in job roles that lack skilled workers in Canada. This is a good route for individuals who are skilled in certain industries where skilled workers are needed in Canada.Though this might seem to be a catchy route to obtain permanent residency in Canada, it is important to also note that the government makes use of a Competitive Ranking System (CRS) where the highest-ranking applicants get selected and invited to Canada. The CRS is designed to assign a score to every applicant in the pool based on merit. You can read more about the Competitive Ranking System (CRS) here.
- Business Migration
Canada offers business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to migrate to Canada through investment-based programs. Under the business migration route, there are also several options available to businessmen and entrepreneurs.
- Self-employed program
- Entrepreneur Visa
- Investor Visa
- Business Visitor Visa
You can read more about these options here.
You must note that these options have different requirements for permanent residency. It is also necessary to know which option works best for you.
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
This is a program that allows temporary foreign professionals and students to apply for permanent residency based on their work experience. In this program, a foreign skilled worker or student who has worked and contributed to Canadian society is considered to transition from a temporary status to a permanent resident.
- Provincial Nominee Program
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a program that allows skilled workers who can contribute to the economy of Canada using their skills, education and experience.
Different provinces carry out this program, and one of the advantages of this PNP is the fast application process. For a candidate to be eligible for nomination, he or she must possess the required skills for nomination.
- Family Class Immigration
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, the Canadian allows you to sponsor your relatives to live, study and work in Canada. As a sponsor, you are financially responsible for your relative.
Do you wish to help your relatives relocate to Canada, then this is a good opportunity if you are a permanent resident in Canada.
It is also important to note that all these pathways of relocation to Canada require language proficiency tests to carry out the application process. You can register to join our IELTS or TEF classes here.If this has been helpful, like, comment and share.
Our licensed consultants are also available to put you through each of these pathways. Simply book a consultation with us to speak with one of our expert consultants.