Apply for the Canadian Permanent Residence under Express Entry or PNPs
Choose the right program for your permanent residence
Do you speak English or French? Are you a professional with skilled work experience?
Canada offers a variety of economic programs that could allow you to immigrate along with your family and receive permanent residence.
We can assess your opportunities to permanently immigrate to Canada under a federal or a provincial program. Whether you want to apply from your country of origin or if you are already in Canada on a temporary resident permit,
Our immigration consultants can help determine the right economic program for you and your family. We can offer advice on how to increase your points in order to be eligible through the program that best suits you.
Click on one of the boxes below to find out more about each program.
The Express Entry process is a point-based program for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently. Each candidate creates a profile in the IRCC’s portal with details such as education, work experience in Canada or abroad, English and/or French language ability, age, valid job offer (if applicable), etc.
In most cases, the candidate will need to have their educational credentials assessed with an organization authorised by IRCC. However, we can help you prepare this part of the process, and obtain the appropriate report required for immigration purposes.
The Express Entry system gives scores to candidates in the pool and invites the highest-ranked candidates to submit an application for Canada permanent residence. In other words, the higher the score, the better the chance the candidate has of receiving an invitation. We can advise you on how to increase your points in order to be eligible. There are two to three rounds of invitations per month.
While the creation of the Express Entry profile is free, additionally, the candidates that are invited to apply for permanent residency must pay a government fee, mandatory to process the application.
As of June 18, 2019 the Live-in Caregiver Program is closed and will not be accepting new applications. However, we still process the ones submitted before the date mentioned above.
To replace this program, and in order to allow caregivers to bring their family to Canada, the government has put in place two new pilot programs that will run for the next five years.
Both the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot give access to permanent residence. In fact, applicants will be assessed using permanent residence criteria before they begin working in Canada. In addition, some NOC codes will now require higher levels of education and language.
The applicant will first receive their work permit and will need to gain work experience as a caregiver in Canada for the following 2 years, to then be able to continue their application for permanent residence.
If the applicant is outside of Canada, an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) is not needed as the work permit will be an open work permit. However, if the applicant is already inside Canada on a work or study permit, a positive LMIA will be needed.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
If you intend to immigrate to a specific province because you are already working there or because you have an offer of employment from a local employer, you may be able to apply through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Each province and territory targets certain groups of candidates according to their labour markets needs: students, skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, business people, etc. There is a large variety of streams that combine different parameters, requirements and procedures (paper-based and online applications are used) in order to choose the candidates that are most beneficial for their province.
PNP Application Process
Applying through a provincial program restricts you from working or living outside the province that facilitated you your permanent residence option. Usually, the candidate will benefit from a work permit while the permanent residence application is being processed.
After you are nominated by the province, you will have to submit an application to the federal government who will assess you based on admissibility factors such as medical condition, security, and criminality.
Live in Quebec
Quebec, the francophone Canadian province, has created its own immigration programs to attract the most suitable professionals for its labour market. They are two step programs; amely the candidate has to be first selected by the province and to obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate -CSQ from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI). As a second step, candidates have to submit an application to the federal government (IRCC) in order to be assessed based on medical, security, and criminality factors.
There are two main programs for skilled workers that intend to immigrate to Quebec:
-QUEBEC EXPERIENCE CLASS (Programme de l’Expérience Québécoise, also known as PEQ)
-QUEBEC SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM (Programme régulier des travailleurs qualifiés)
To find out if you meet the requirements for one of Canada’s immigration programs, please complete the form below and/or return the below detailed questionnaire for a free assessment and a no-obligation quote. You can send this Word document as per instructions within the questionnaire, or attach it to the form below