Canada’s Skilled Workers Immigration Options

One of the main goals of Canadian immigration is to welcome skilled newcomers who will contribute to Canada’s growing economy. Foreign skilled workers and professionals are greatly needed in Canada.

Successful applicants of the Skilled Worker Immigration programs will receive a Canadian Immigration permanent resident Visa, allowing the applicant to immigrate to Canada with his or her family.

The Government of Canada announced on November 1, 2017, a multi-year immigration targets for 2018-2020. Get the details on this page.

As a skilled worker or professional, you are given several options to consider. For instance, you may be qualified to apply under Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Class or, if your planned destination is in Quebec, the Quebec Skilled Worker Program may be the pathway for you and your family, if applicable. However, if you know in which province or territory you plan to reside, you may be able to submit an application under one of the Provincial Nominee Programs. You will find a list of those programs for you to explore below. We also encourage you to start your free assessment as soon as possible.

  • Federal Skilled Worker: This program is for persons with certain work experience who intend to live in any province or territory outside of the province of Quebec.
  • Quebec Skilled Worker: Applicants who seek to immigrate to the province of Quebec may be qualified to submit an application through this program.
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): Most provinces and territories have created their own skilled worker programs for those anticipating to live and work in their particular choice of province or territory. These are fast-track Canadian immigration programs that allow candidates to receive a provincial nomination certificate. In most cases, a nomination certificate will allow candidates to immigrate more quickly than through other Canadian immigration programs.

Most all Canadian employers are swiftly seeking foreign skilled workers to join their workforce as quickly as possible. If you can obtain a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may also become eligible for fast-track Canadian immigration application processing.

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