Choose Canada

Canada is looking for skilled workers to help grow the economy and enrich the country’s culture. Canada offers newcomers opportunities and great spaces to build their lives safely. See the many reasons you should choose to immigrate to Canada and how to apply.

Come to Canada through Express Entry

Express Entry is one way Canada manages applications for its immigration programs. By applying through Express Entry, you could immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker.

How to apply

  1. Find out if you’re eligible

    Answer a few questions about your language skills, education and work experience to see if you meet the minimum requirements.

    If you have language test results

    You’ll need to complete a language test before checking your eligibility and submitting a profile.

    Check your eligibility

    If you don’t have language test results

    Find out how you would rank in the Express Entry pool.

    Calculate your score
  2. Create your profile

    If you’re eligible, create a profile and wait to be invited to apply. Your profile will be valid for 12 months. You’ll need language test results to create your profile.

    Create your Express Entry profile

  3. Check your score

    You’ll get a score based on your answers. Speaking French gets you extra points, which means more chances to get invited to apply for permanent residence.

  4. Get an invitation and apply

    If you’re invited to apply for permanent residence, you’ll have 60 days to submit your

    • application
    • supporting documents and
    • language test results

Depending on your work experience and occupation, you may receive an invite in the next round of invitations. If you fit into one of the priority categories this calendar year, such as French-language proficiency, now is the best time to apply!

Learn about the alternative application process for persons with disabilities.

Why choose Canada?

There are many reasons people choose Canada as a place to live and work.

Job opportunities

Skilled French-speaking and bilingual immigrants are an important part of Canada’s economy.

Support for newcomers

There are many services for newcomers, offered in French and English, to help you and your family settle.

Also, as a permanent resident, you can apply for services available to all Canadian citizens, such as universal health care and child care.

World-class education

When you make Canada your new home, you and your family will have access to one of the highest-quality education systems in the world.

Get your education credentials assessed.

Safety and freedom

Respecting and celebrating different cultures and ideas is an essential Canadian value. This makes the Canadian crime rate very low. Canada is consistently ranked one of the safest countries in the world.

Settling in a community offering services in French

Canada offers support and services for you and your family.

Fourteen communities outside of Quebec are going above and beyond to welcome French-speaking newcomers and help them settle in Canada.

Discover some of them

Explore more communities offering services in French!

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