Overview of immigration pathways 

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If you are interested to learn about the different Canadian immigration programs, this article will cover some mainstream immigration pathways to Canada. 

  • Express Entry

Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage immigration applications from skilled workers

If you’re eligible for one or more of the Express Entry programs and submit your profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS is a points-based system we use to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. To be invited, you need to have a score above the minimum points score for your round of invitations.

Click here to calculate your score: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp

  • Family Sponsorship

Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a Canadian citizen or person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or permanent resident of Canada. You may sponsor your spouse, partner, dependent children, adopted child, and parents/grandparents.

  • Provincial Nominee Programs

This program is for workers who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory want to live in that province and want to become permanent residents of Canada. Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target students, business people, skilled workers or semi-skilled workers

  • Caregivers

You may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot if you meet the eligibility requirements and

have a job offer to work in one of these two occupations. Note that there is a quota for this program. If you are interested, please contact us for more information whether the cap has been reached for this year.

  • Agri-Food Pilot

The Agri-Food pilot provides a pathway to permanent residence for experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and with specific occupations. Please see list of eligible occupations: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/agri-food-pilot/eligible-industries.html

  • PR pathways for Hong Kong Residents

This temporary public policy for Hong Kong residents who are currently in Canada provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible applicants and their families. There are 2 streams for which you may be eligible. You can apply for permanent residence under one of the following: Stream A: In-Canada graduates and Stream B: Canadian work experience.

This public policy will be in effect from June 1, 2021, to August 31, 2026.

If you are a Hong Kong or British National Overseas (BNO) passport holder, you may consider this pathway.









Disclaimer: The information from the newsletter is directly derived from IRCC. The material and information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. Although best efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of all information. As information may change without notice, always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.