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Permanent Resident Services
Family Sponsorship - Spouse
Sponsorship of a foreign national by their spouse who is either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Both the foreign national and the sponsor are assessed for eligibility.
Family Sponsorship - Common-law/Conjugal Partner
Sponsorship of a foreign national by their common-law or conjugal partner who is either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Both the foreign national and the sponsor are assessed for eligibility.
Family Sponsorship - Children and Other Relatives
Sponsorship of a foreign national by their relative(s) who is (are) either a Canadian citizen(s) or permanent resident(s). Both the foreign national and the sponsor(s) are assessed for eligibility. This class is most commonly used to sponsor dependent children who were not previously included in spouse or common-law/conjugal partner applications, and for sponsoring adopted children. In some cases, other family members may be sponsored to come to Canada. Sponsoring parents and grandparents has its own class listed below.
Family Sponsorship - Parent / Grandparent
Sponsorship of a foreign national by their adult child(ren) or grandchild(ren) who is (are) either a Canadian citizen(s) or permanent resident(s). Both the foreign national and the sponsor(s) are assessed for eligibility.
Economic - Federal Skilled Worker
Skilled immigrants are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle and take part in the Canadian economy. Points are awarded for education, experience, language skills, and adaptability factors.
Economic - Canadian Experience
Skilled immigrants are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle and take part in the Canadian economy. Points are awarded for education, experience, language skills, and adaptability factors. Additional points are awarded for Canadian education and work experience.
Economic - Provincial Nominee Programs
Each province has its own Provincial Nominee Program which allows for immigration based on the economic needs of the province. There are different requirements for each province and each program offered. For more information, please contact us.
Economic - Self Employed
Foreign nationals who will become self-employed in Canada who have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and intend to be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, or individuals who have experience in managing a farm and intend and have the means to buy and manage a farm in Canada.
Economic - Entrepreneur
The Federal Entrepreneur Class is currently suspended, and there is no similar federal class available. Some Provincial Nominee Programs may have similar classes. For more information, please contact us.
Economic - Federal
The Federal Investor Class is currently suspended and there is no similar federal class available. Some Provincial Nominee Programs may have similar classes. For more information, please contact us.
Economic - Live In Caregiver
The new Caregiver programs (Home Support Worker and Home Child Care Provider) offer Permanent Resident assessment along with open work permits restricted to occupation. LMIA support is no longer required. These programs are now subject to caps (limited submission per year) and the Home Child Care Provider program nearly always caps within a few days of opening. Based on multiple factors, this program is taking approximately 3 years to process.
Economic - Caregiver
This modernized version of the Live-In Caregiver Class no longer restricts the foreign national to be required to live in the employer’s home although employer contracts may require it as an employment condition. In some cases, family members may now accompany the caregiver during their employment period. Caregivers are now restricted to only one pathway and must meet the specific requirements to be eligible. The two pathways are Caring for Children Pathway and Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway.
Humanitarian - Refugee In Canada Permanent Residence
Foreign nationals in Canada may request refugee status, and, if accepted may apply for permanent residence from within Canada. These individuals are not sponsored. (For details on making a refugee claim, please see “Other Services”. )
Humanitarian - Sponsored Refugee - Group of Five
Five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents, over the age of 18, may sponsor one or more refugees to come to Canada to settle in their local community. The foreign national must have already been determined to have been granted refugee status.
Humanitarian - Sponsored Refugee - Community Sponsor
A Community Sponsor is an organization, association or corporation that can sponsor refugees to come to Canada. A foreign national must have already been determined to have been granted refugee status.
Humanitarian - Sponsored Refugee - Blended Visa Office / Referred (BVOR) Program
The Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program is a program where private sponsors and the Government of Canada work together to support a refugee. The United Nations Refugee Agency identifies the refugees that can be sponsored under the program.
Humanitarian - Sponsored Refugee - Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS)
The Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) program allows organizations to partner with the Government of Canada to resettle refugees with special needs.
Humanitarian - Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) Permanent Residence
In a case where a foreign national does not meet the requirements to be granted refugee status, but may still be at risk in their home country, they may be eligible for PRRA. The assessment for this class cannot be requested and is automatically assessed by IRCC after a negative refugee determination. If the individual is eligible, a notification will be sent out and then the permanent resident application may be submitted.
Humanitarian - Humanitarian & Compassionate Permanent Residence
: In a case where a foreign national may not qualify under any other class, but may have compelling reason to remain in Canada as a permanent resident, there may be grounds to submit an application for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.
Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) Permanent Residence Class
In some cases, holders of Temporary Resident Permits, who may otherwise be inadmissible to Canada, may qualify for permanent residence under this class.
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