There are two main immigration pathways to immigrate to get the “Canada Green Card”: Economic Immigration and Non-Economic Immigration.
Every program has its own specific requirements.
Due to the ongoing changes and modifications of programs, the information on this website is only basic and cannot be seen as a replacement for a consultation.
In Canada, we don’t use the word “Green Card”. We call it permanent residence card or PR card. That being said, the two mean the same thing: your right to live, work and move freely in the country of issuance.
GREEN CARD CONDITIONS
Different programs have different requirements. Some of them impose conditions on the applicant. If you were nominated as an entrepreneur immigrant by a province, chances are you are expected to create at least one job for a Canadian within a certain period of time.
Please note that the government of Canada has eliminated the conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses / common law partners in August 2017.
Under the old regulation, sponsored spouses / common law partners had to live with their sponsor for two years if, at the time they applied:
- Their relationship was less than two years; and
- They had no children in common.
For further information on Canadian immigration, program requirements and fees, please contact us for a consultation.
CANADA GREEN CARD: ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION
Economic immigration encompasses all immigration classes that allow individuals to become Canadian permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada.
- Federal skilled workers
- Quebec skilled workers
- Quebec experience
- Provincial nominees
- Entrepreneurs and self- employed persons
- Canadian experience class
- Federal skilled trades class
- Start-up business class
- Caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs classes
- Immigrant Investor Venture Capital class
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs
CANADA GREEN CARD: NON-ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION
- Members of the family class
- Humanitarian and compassionate consideration
- Protected persons
- Temporary resident permit holders
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