Permanent Residence



Canada offers various economic programs that could allow you to immigrate along with your family as a permanent resident.

We can help determine the right economic program for you and your family. We can offer advice on how to increase your chances to be selected and succeed in your application.

We can assess your opportunities to permanently immigrate to Canada under a federal or provincial program, whether you want to apply from your country of origin or are already in Canada under a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

The Express Entry is a point-based program for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently. Each candidate creates a profile with details such as education, work experience (in Canada or abroad), language ability (English or French), age, a valid job offers (if applicable), among others.

The Express Entry system scores candidates in the pool and usually invites the highest-ranked aspirants to apply for the Canadian permanent residence. In other words, the higher the score, the better the chance the candidate has of receiving an invitation. We can advise you on how to increase your points to be eligible.

Le système Entrée express note les candidats dans le bassin et invite généralement les aspirants les mieux classés à présenter une demande de résidence permanente au Canada. En d’autres termes, plus le score est élevé, meilleures sont les chances du candidat de recevoir une invitation. Nous pouvons vous conseiller sur la façon d’augmenter vos points pour être éligible.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

If you intend to immigrate to a specific province because you are already working there or because you have an offer of employment from a Canadian employer, or a family member, you may be able to apply through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Each province and territory target certain groups of candidates according to their labour market needs: students, skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, businesspeople, etc. Many streams combine different parameters and requirements to choose the most beneficial candidates for their province.

PNP Application Process

While you apply for a Permanent Residence through PNP, the provincial program restricts you from working or living outside that province. Usually, the candidate will benefit from a work permit while the permanent residence application is being processed.

After a province nominates you, you’ll have to apply to the federal government to assess your application. This final assessment is based on admissibility factors such as medical condition, security, and criminality.

Quebec Immigration

Québec, the francophone Canadian province, has created its own immigration programs to attract the most suitable professionals for its labour market:

The candidate must first be selected by the province and obtain a Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ from the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration, MIFI).

Then, the candidate must apply to the federal government (IRCC) who will check on medical, security, and criminality factors.

There are two main economic programs for skilled workers that intend to immigrate to Québec:

  • Québec Experience Class (Programme de l’Expérience Québécoise, also known as PEQ).
  • Québec Skilled Worker Program (Programme régulier des travailleurs qualifiés).