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Permanent Resident or residence

How can I become permanent resident of Canada, how does it work?

There are close to 60 different immigration programs in Canada, choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming.  

Let me try to simplify how this works.

There are different broad categories where you can eventually become permanent resident:

Economic class (managed through the Express Entry system):

When you qualify under one of the above programs, you can be invited to apply for permanent residency.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Each Province and each Territory manage a yearly allocation of immigrants destined for their province based on provincial priorities.

Within these programs, Provinces select applicants and this provides the applicants with 600 points that count towards their Express Entry points and basically guarantee they will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency. The province grant the provincial nomination in ares such as for Foreign Workers, International Graduates, Investors.

Family Sponsorship

Family Sponsorships are a paper based type of application where a sponsor (a Canadian citizen or permanent resident) sponsors the family member(s) and signs an undertaking where the sponsor guarantees the person(s) being sponsored will not be on social welfare for a certain period of time.

Self Employed Persons

These individuals are full time and self employed in the area of cultural/athletic activities at a world class level or managing a  farm. 

Some examples include: Authors and writers, Conductors, composers, Dancers, Actors and Comedians, Painters, Athletes, Coaches, and so forth. (there is a list )

If a person initially qualify, they must then have a pass mark of 35/100 points where points are given for : experience, age, education, English/French ability, Adaptability.