Immigration applies to those who qualify to reside in Canada for a permanent stay.
There are several programs designed for immigration to Canada, most of which are:
Federal skilled trade:
This program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. Skilled trades are organized under couple of categories such as industrial, electrical and construction trades, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resource, chefs/cooks, and etc.
Federal skilled workers:
This category applies to those who contain skilled professional work experience and are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to contribute to the Canadian economy. You have to earn points for how well you perform in these factors:
- Skills in English and/or French
- Work experience
- Whether you have a valid job offer
- Your adaptability (how well you settle in Canada)
Provnvial Nominee Program:
Under this program provinces and territories can nominate people who meet specific Labour market needs for permanent residence. Provinces and territories has various streams in their PNP/s, but fall into 5 areas:
- Skilled workers
- Semi-skilled workers
- International investors
- Family or community connections
Sponsorship (Family Class)
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your:
- common-law or conjugal partner, or
- dependent children to immigrate to Canada.
Each year, millions of people are forced to flee their homelands to escape persecution, war or severe human rights abuses. The Canadian refugee system has two main parts:
- The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people seeking protection from outside Canada; and
- The In-Canada Asylum Program for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada.
Through refugee protection programs, refugees bring their experiences and skills as well as their hopes and dreams to Canada which, in turn, has contributed to an even richer and more prosperous Canadian society.