Immigrate to Canada

How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada


Services and information

Express Entry

Immigrate as a skilled worker

Family sponsorship

Sponsor your relatives, including your spouse, partner, children, parents, grandparents, and others to immigrate

Provincial nominees

Immigrate by being nominated by a Canadian province or territory

Quebec-selected skilled workers

Immigrate as a skilled worker in the province of Quebec

Atlantic Immigration Program

Immigrate by graduating from a school or working in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador


Immigrate by providing care for children, the elderly or those with medical needs, or work as a live-in caregiver

Start-up visa

Immigrate by starting a business and creating jobs

Family-based humanitarian program for Colombians, Haitians and Venezuelans

Migrate as a national of Colombia, Haiti or Venezuela, living in Latin America or the Caribbean, with family in Canada

Immediate or extended family or de facto dependant of a resettled Yazidi or survivor of Daesh

Some family of resettled Yazidis and survivors of Daesh in Canada may be able to immigrate here


Immigrate as a self-employed person in cultural or athletic activities

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Smaller Canadian communities support their local economy through immigration

Agri-Food Pilot

Immigrate by working in specific agri-food industries and occupations

Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway

The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence. It is for certain temporary residents who are currently working in Canada and their families.

Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents

Two pathways to permanent residence for eligible Hong Kong residents who are currently in Canada

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

Immigrate through economic permanent residence pathways as an eligible skilled refugee


Immigrate as a refugee or become a sponsor

Francophone immigration

Live, work or study in French in a Francophone community outside Quebec

Appeal your immigration decision

Appeal to the Immigration and Refugee Board about sponsorship, removal orders and residency obligation requirements


Explore immigration programs

Answer a few questions to see different ways you might be able to come to Canada


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