There are many different ways to Permanent Residence in Canada. The main ways to come to Canada as a Permanent Resident are by going through the Express Entry system and receiving an Invitation to Apply, applying through the Family Reunification program, or applying through Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the automated system the Canadian Government uses to streamline the application process for prospective economic immigrants applying for permanent residence. There are three different classes of economic or skilled workers which you can apply to – the Canadian Experience Classes, the Federal Skilled Workers Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Class.
Upon completing your Express Entry Profile you will be given a score. Based on this score, you may be issued an Invitation to Apply, at which point you will have up to 60 days to complete the remainder of the application.
What is Family Reunification?
Family Reunification allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their family members to come to Canada. Relatives can live, study, and work in Canada if they become permanent residents. These include spouses, partners, dependant children, parents, or grandparents. Understanding the application process, eligibility requirements, and how family members are invited to apply can be challenging if you are not familiar with the process.
What is the Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations?
If you are already in Canada and would suffer excessive hardship if you are returned back to your home country, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. This is typically reserved for people with exceptional circumstances who would not normally be eligible to apply and are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Understand Canada’s Permanent Residence Application Process
At Kaminker & Associates we will help you understand and navigate Canada’s Express Entry system, or help you apply through the Family Reunification or Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds so that you have the best chance of receiving a positive result. Our team will help you choose the right class to apply to, ensure all documentation, application forms, and identification are accurate and complete, and assist you once you have received an Invitation to Apply.
If you are not issued an Invitation to Apply we will help you identify areas which may improve your score.
When to Contact Us
Before you intend to immigrate to Canada permanently.