Canadian Immigration Program, which allows immigrants to live and work in Canada as skilled workers through Express Entry. The new system will enable Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to proactively evaluate, recruit, and select immigrants who are qualified and/or have the appropriate skills under federal economic immigration programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The Express Entry program will also enable individual provinces and territories to use the system to recruit suitable candidates under the Provincial Nominee Programmes to meet the needs of the labor market.
2. Family Class Sponsorship
Family reunification remains a cornerstone of Canada’s immigration policy. Families in Canada can support their relatives to come to Canada permanently. To qualify for your relative’s sponsorship, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Also who you can sponsor is: Your spouse and children under the age of 22 (there are some exceptions to this rule). Sponsoring your parents or grandparents is no longer an option at this time. However, you can bring them to Canada under the Super Visa category.
3. LMIA Work Visa
Many Canadian immigration applicants first receive Canadian job offers, apply for a work visa and then emigrate to Canada on this basis. The LMIA involves securing a Canadian job offer, the ability to apply for an LMIA to the Canadian employer through Service Canada, and then the applicant who applies for the work permit after the LMIA is approved. This is a very involved process but can lead to permanent residence in Canada.
4. Canadian Investor Immigration
The investor category is aimed at high net worth individuals who have owned or managed companies abroad. By allowing experienced business people to invest in the Canadian economy, they contribute to Canada’s overall growth and prosperity. There are two main investor programs in Canada: the Federal Investor Program and the Quebec Program. Both programs are somewhat similar and require applicants to have high net worth and to make a large investment in an approved investment fund for a period of 5 years. Investors may bring their spouses and children as conditional on their applications.
In June 2014, applications that were still in arrears with the federal programme for immigrants and entrepreneurs were discontinued. The Quebec Investor Program and the Quebec Entrepreneur Program were not affected.