Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.
Every year, Canada welcomes thousands of new residents. Coming to Canada as an immigrant is an exciting opportunity, but also a great challenge.
If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, you have a number of options when applying for permanent residence status. Read about these programs and decide which class suits you and your family best.
SKILLED WORKER CLASS IMMIGRATION
Canada values the skills and experiences that foreign professionals and workers bring with them. Check to see if your skills and experience qualify you to come to Canada as a skilled worker
BUSINESS CLASS IMMIGRATION
Canada has a strong economic culture. If you have experience running or investing in businesses, you may qualify to come to Canada as a business immigrant
Most Canadian provinces have programs that encourage immigrants to settle in those provinces and benefit their economies. Learn about settling in one of Canada’s provinces as a provincial nominee
FAMILY CLASS IMMIGRATION
Family class immigration reunites families in Canadian homes. Learn how to sponsor your family member or come to Canada as a member of the family class
Adopting children from abroad can be a long process. This is to protect children’s rights. Learn about what you need to do to bring an adoptive child to Canada
Quebec is responsible for selecting immigrants who wish to settle in Quebec. Find out how to apply to be selected to settle in Quebec
CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS
If you are a temporary foreign worker or foreign student who has graduated in Canada, you may be eligible to apply under the new Canadian Experience Class stream
Australia is committed to build Australia’s future through the well-managed movement of people.
Their diverse portfolio includes managing migration and citizenship policy and programs. DIBP wants to keep Australia secure through border management and facilitate travellers crossing the border and make reasonable decisions for people entering or leaving the country, ensuring compliance with Australia’s Immigration laws and integrity in decision-making.
Skilled Migrants:- DIBP invites skilled migrants to lodge visa through skillselect. SkillSelect helps address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.
The application process is categorized into 3 to 4 stages depending on the applicant’s nominated skill.
- Skills Assessment Stage
- Expression of interest
- State sponsorship (if applicable)
- Visa application