Canadian immigration 2020

Canada is one of the most livable countries in the world with a thriving economy, a GDP per capita among the highest in the world, good social security policies, a healthy living environment and the world's top quality education. These have made millions of people around the world desire to immigrate to Canada.

There are 4 Canadian immigration programs for you to apply
There are 4 Canadian immigration programs for you to apply

I. Canadian immigration programs

In Canada there are the following immigration programs that you can refer to:

1. Skilled worker

Skilled workers program is for all highly qualified and skilled people, allowing them to live and work in Canada if the following requirements are met:

1.1. Skilled workers-Express Entry

The program includes:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trade Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

1.2. Provincial immigration program

In Canada there are provincial immigration programs as follows:

  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: is an immigration pilot, which allows Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, PEI to welcome new immigrants.
  • Canada’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot allows Northern Territories to welcome immigrants
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP): is a Canadian immigration program that does not require IELTS score.
  • Quebec skilled workers
  • Alberta skilled workers 
  • British Columbia immigration programs
  • Manitoba skilled workers
  • Saskatchewan immigration programs
  • Yukon immigration programs
  • Northwest Territories and Nunavut skilled workers
  • Canadian immigration through a work permit and a tourist visa 

2. Investors and Entrepreneurs

If you are a business owner and are interested in business development and settlement here, you can refer to the following immigration programs:

  • Investor immigration (Federal)
  • Entrepreneur Start-Up Visas
  • Self-employed immigration (Federal)
  • Provincial business and investment program
  • Ontario entrepreneur immigration
  • Quebec Investor immigration
  • British Columbia entrepreneur immigration
  • Manitoba Entrepreneur immigration
  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur immigration: Minimum net worth guaranteed assets: CAD 600,000 or more
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Business class
  • Nova Scotia entrepreneur immigration
  • Saskatchewan business class
  • Yukon Entrepreneur immigration
  • Prince Edward Island entrepreneur immigration
  • Northwest Territories and Nunavut business class

3. International Graduate Category

To immigrate to Canada under this program, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Admissions documents and papers issued by universities in Canada
  • English language proficiency certificate (different education institution will have different English language requirements)
  • A student visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate of Canada
  • Financial proofs

After completing education and training in Canada, international students will need some other relevant documents to be issued PR to legally reside in Canada.

4. Family Class Immigration 

For this category include the following forms:

  • Spouse or Common-Law Partner and dependent child sponsorship
  • Parent and Grandparent sponsorship 
  • orphans and other relationship sponsorship

Application procedures of this program are relatively simple, however, to be granted a PR to become a Canadian citizen, it will depend on the time you live in Canada and your dedication to the country of maple leaves

II. Canadian immigration requirements

2.1. Investor immigration

This program has been applied by 9 Canadian states: Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

To be eligible, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Not over 65 years old
  • Have a minimum investment of $ 1,000,000 CAD and a minimum personal assets of $ 1,600,000 CAD and must prove the legal origin of that investment amount
  • Must invest CAD 220,000 non-refundable for the Canadian government or invest CAD $ 800,000 without interest through an authorized financial institution. The Canadian government will refund this amount after 5 years.
  • Other specific requirements of each province

2.2. Skilled Workers

To immigrate to Canada under this program, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have worked for minimum 1 year on a job that is included in NOC occupations
  • Offred to work on a full-time job at a Canadian business or organization
  • Have sufficient financial capacity to support the life of family members

2.3. International graduates

  • Ages of 20 to 35 
  • Have a university credential or higher
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • Achieve a minimum of 67 points on the Canadian immigration calculator system
  • Have at least 6 months of working experience in Canada while studying
  • Have at least 1 year of professional or technical experience in one of the following Canadian states: British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia

2.4. Family class immigration

If you want to immigrate to Canada as a family reunion, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Proof of sufficient financial resources to sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada
  • Monthly income of one year must be sufficient for the spouse and children to live for 3 consecutive years in Canada.
  • Able to provide financial support for children for 10 consecutive years

III. Canadian Provincial Immigration programs

Here are the immigration policies in some Canadian provinces that you can refer to before choosing the state you intend to live in.

3.1. Ontario immigration policy.

To be eligible, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • A permanent full-time job
  • Complete at least 1/2 of the study program
  • Attend a public-funded college or university in Canada
  • Enrolled in a 2-year program or Post Graduates and above

For international students studying a master's program:

  • Graduated from a public-funded university in Canada
  • Apply within 2 years after graduation
  • Have not violated Canadian law

3.2. New Brunswick Nominee Program

  • Ages of 22 to 55 
  • Have a certain foreign language proficiency
  • Has had a permanent job in the state or owned a business with more than one year of operating in New Brunswick

3.3. Manitoba State immigration policy

The requirements to immigrate to Manitoba is quite simple, that students studying in Manitoba will have the opportunity to settle after graduation and have at least 6 months of work experience in Manitoba. Students will be allowed to apply for a permanent residence under the provincial program without the sponsor or regardless of the point calculator system.

3.4. Saskatchewan immigration policy

For college or university graduates:

  • Have completed a full-time post-secondary education in Canada for at least 1 academic year (8 months)
  • Receive a degree or certificate from an accredited school in Canada
  • Have worked for companies or businesses in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months (minimum 960 hours) under the post-graduation work permit.
  • Obtain a post-graduation work permit issued by Canadian Immigration Services (CIC)
  • A full-time job offer from a company in Saskatchewan

Requirements for masters and doctoral graduates:

  • Have completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time studies of a master's or doctoral program from Saskatchewan University or Regina University
  • Must apply within 2 years after graduation
  • Intend to live permanently in Saskatchewan
  • Have at least 6 months of relevant working experience in Saskatchewan
  • Currently working in a training field or receiving a job offer in a training field in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months
  • Spouse working full time in Saskatchewan 
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to pay for a living ($ 10,000/applicant and $ 2,00/each family member accompanying with)

3.5. Nova Scotia Immigrant Nominee Program

  • Ages of 21 to 55
  • Have a full-time job (30 hours/week) in Nova Scotia
  • Priority is given to jobs in NOC O, A, and B occupations. If it is a C skill job, it requires at least 6 months of experience working in one company
  • Must have at least 1 year of relevant work experience (equivalent to 1560 hours). This work experience can be accumulated anywhere.
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • Education level from college upwards
  • Intend to live permanently in Nova Scotia (proven through education and employment in the state)

3.6. Quebec immigration policy

The Quebec Experience Program allows international students to apply for permanent residence in the state 6 months before graduation and will be approved for applications within 1 to 3 months with the following requirements :

  • Have completed 2 years of studies or more at a Quebec university and be eligible to graduate
  • French proficiency: upper-intermediate or higher. If students have no French proficiency, they can take 5 French classes at their designated school to meet the state's immigration requirements.

IV. Benefits of immigrating to Canada

When you settle in Canada, you and your family will get the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to apply for naturalization to become a Canadian citizen
  • Free tuition for children from elementary school to high school
  • Benefit from health care policies for the whole family: The Government will pay for the majority of medical examination and treatment costs such as emergency care, periodic health exams, vaccinations, etc.
  • Tax benefits for children under the age of 18 and retirement security benefits
  • Work at any company in Canada or run your business.

V. Cost of living in Canada

To live in Canada, depending on the region and the type of housing, there will be different costs. Here are some expenses that you can refer to:


  • High school: about 7,700 to 26,800 USD / year
  • College: ranges from 6,800 - 11,500 USD / year
  • University: about 19,300 USD / year
  • Postgraduate: about 12,450 USD / year

Living expenses:

  • Rent: About 460 to 1225 USD / month
  • Travel expenses: about 61 - 84 USD / month
  • Necessities: 115 - 270 USD / month
  • Electricity, water, Internet: about 162 USD / month

The above is all information about Canadian immigration that you can refer to. If you have any questions related to this issue, do not hesitate to ask the questions below for answers and Canadian immigration advice by Applyzones.

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