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Choose the right program for your permanent residence

Do you speak English or French? Are you a professional with skilled work experience?

Canada offers various economic programs that could allow you to immigrate along with your family as a permanent resident. 

We can assess your opportunities to permanently immigrate to Canada under a federal or provincial program, whether you want to apply from your country of origin or you are already in Canada under a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

Our immigration consultants can help determine the right economic program for you and your family. We can offer advice on how to increase your chances to be selected and succeed in your application.

Click on one of the boxes below to find out more about each program:

Express Entry

The Express Entry process is a point-based program for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently. Each candidate creates a profile with details such as education, work experience (in Canada or abroad), language ability (English or French), age, a valid job offer (if applicable), among others.

In most cases, the candidate will need to have their educational credentials assessed with an organization authorized by IRCC. We can guide and represent you through this part of the process and obtain the appropriate report required for immigration purposes. 

The Express Entry system scores candidates in the pool and usually invites the highest-ranked aspirants to apply for the Canadian 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 to be eligible. 

Provinces and employers also search through applicants’ database and select those who have the best chances to find jobs according to the provincial needs. The Express Entry process, in this case, considers the candidate’s work experience and credentials as the selection is not only limited to the points the candidate has. We can also help you present your profile in the best possible way to be available when these types of searches are made.


The Caregiver program was designed for employers in Canada to find experienced individuals in the assistance of caring for children, elders or people with high medical needs. In this case, the foreign workers must have proven experience and knowledge in the tasks that they are required to handle. In addition, such worker must comply with other requirements like reading and understanding English or French.

Since June 2019, the Live-in Caregiver Program does not accept new applications. However, the Canadian government allows caregivers to be hired if they are already part of the program or if they need a new employer and already have a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that demonstrates that they have approved a live-in arrangement.

There are other programs open for hiring caregivers, such as the Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Workers. An LMIA is not required for these pilot programs.

Another option to work in Canada as a caregiver is by applying to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In this case, it’s necessary to obtain a positive LMIA and the worker must apply for a regular work permit.

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 Canadian employer, or a family member, 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 market needs: students, skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, business people, etc. Many streams combine different parameters and requirements to choose the most beneficial candidates for their province.

PNP Application Process

While you apply for a Permanent Residence through PNP, the provincial program restricts you from working or living outside that province. Usually, the candidate will benefit from a work permit while the permanent residence application is being processed.

After a province nominates you, you’ll have to apply to the federal government to assess your application. This final assessment is based on admissibility factors such as medical condition, security, and criminality.

Live in Québec

Québec, the francophone Canadian province, has created its own immigration programs to attract the most suitable professionals for its labour market: 

  • The candidate must first be selected by the province and obtain a Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration, MIFI).
  • Then, the candidate must apply to the federal government (IRCC) who will check on medical, security, and criminality factors.


There are two main economic programs for skilled workers that intend to immigrate to Québec:

  • Québec Experience Class (Programme de l’Expérience Québécoise, also known as PEQ).
  • Québec 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