Every year, more than 10,000 people Immigrate from the United States of America to Canada each year. Those people move to our great country with hopes of getting better work or education. But how are they migrating?
Most of our neighbouring citizens move to the country through amazing pathways that are offered by the government of Canada.
These are the most used pathways by Americans when they move to our country:
The Express Entry is the main method of Canada to bring in skilled workers into the country and offer them permanent residency. The good thing about this program is that the United States of America is one of the leading source countries who immigrate to the country. The reason why this is one of the most used pathways is because of the fact that it offers permanent residency and applications are processed within 6 months.
If you have a common-law partner or spouse that is currently living in Canada, they can also offer sponsorship and bring you in the country!
Permanent residents and citizens of Canada can sponsor their spouse or common-law partner and obtain the permanent residency status. The best part about this is that Canada recognises same-sex marriages or same-sex partners.
All you have to do is make sure that your spouse or common-law partner meets the standard eligibility requirements of Canada.
Another legal way of migrating to Canada is by obtaining a Work Permit, which allows a foreign national to legally work in the country and apply for Permanent Residency in the future, which happens when they manage to get the minimum eligibility requirements for this type of pathway.
In order to get this, you need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is a document that you need before you can legally work in the country.
Work Without A Worker Permit
Yep, there is a chance that you can visit the country without having to obtain a work permit even if you are there for work related reasons.
In case you come to Canada in order to engage in business or trade activities and do not enter the labour market of the country, you are not required to get a work permit. You can apply for a tourist visa or Business Visitor visa.
You can also move into Canada by starting a business!
You can apply in the following programs:
- Provincial Business and Entrepreneur Programs
- Self-Employed Persons Program
- The Start-up Visa Program
- Work Permit Options
Study In Canada
There are over 1500 working universities, colleges and educational institutions in Canada right now and all of them educational institutions are allowed to take in International Students.
There are multiple intakes per year and if you are a student who wants to move to Canada, getting into the country via Study Visa is a good option. Considering that it allows you to. Get a decent degree and you are allowed to work 20 hours per week as you are attending school!
Frequently Asked Questions
The length of a work permit is based on the employment one receives in Canada and the work permit category that you got. However, there are some cases where the work permit may not be renewed.
Yes, you can as a student or via Express Entry. However, there are some ups if you have a LMIA and apply for Express Entry, considering that this increases your chances of getting an ITA.
You can only stay in Canada from 2 to 6 months if you have a normal visitor visa.
Yes you can, however, there are some chances that the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) might refuse the entry of your pet to the country.