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Immigration & Citizenship
Why is immigration important?
Immigrants are selected for their economic contribution, their humanitarian needs and to reunite families.
Information for Ukraine Nationals Coming to Canada
This page has current information for Ukrainians and those who want to support them in Ontario.
How can I apply to immigrate to Ontario?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) establishes immigration policy and makes decisions on who can enter Canada.
How can I come to Canada as a business immigrant?
The Canadian government selects business class immigrants based on their ability to become economically established and support the development of the Canadian economy.
How can I come to Canada as a skilled worker?
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is for people who are selected to immigrate to Canada because of their work experience and skills.
Should I come to Canada as a skilled worker?
This is a question that any immigrant should ask themselves before, during and after the immigration process.
What is the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa?
It is a long-term, multiple-entry visa for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
How can I come to Canada as a skilled trades worker?
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is for people who want to become permanent residents of Canada based on being qualified in a skilled trade.
What is Ontario Express Entry?
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) uses the Express Entry system to find candidates who can contribute to Ontario’s economy and communities. Express Entry is an online immigration application system.
My child was born in Canada, can I just stay in Canada?
Having a child in Canada doesn't get you automatic citizenship.
How do I come to Canada as a temporary foreign worker?
To come to Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you must get a work permit. There are different kinds of work permits.
Do I need a study permit? How do I apply?
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, then you might need a study permit to study in Canada.
What is the start-up visa program?
The start-up visa program is for entrepreneurs who want to start a business in Canada. There are four main criteria that you and your business must meet before you can apply to the start-up visa program.
I am an international student. Can I apply for permanent residence?
Currently, international students in Ontario can apply for permanent residence under a few different programs.
What is the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)?
Ontario's immigration programs include the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Ontario Express Entry. In 2018, Ontario can nominate up to 6,600 nominees through these two programs.
What is the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)?
This class is for foreign student graduates and foreign workers with skilled work experience in Canada.
Do I need a visitor's visa to visit Canada?
Most people who visit Canada will need an entry document and a valid passport to get into Canada.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.
What does the resettlement process look like for sponsored refugees?
It is important to keep in mind that a person cannot apply directly to the government of Canada for resettlement as a refugee.
What is the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP)?
The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) combines refugee resettlement and economic immigration.
How Do I Apply as a Skilled Immigrant (Express Entry)?
To apply as a Skilled Immigrant, you must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the 3 federal skilled immigrant categories. You will need to use the Express Entry system to apply.
What is an Invitation to Apply (ITA)?
An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is an invitation that allows some people who submitted a profile to Express Entry to apply for permanent residence.