Are you an American citizen who wishes to move to Canada permanently ? Many United States citizens come to live in Canada every single year. However, you can’t just pick up and move to Canada. You must become a permanent resident of Canada, and obtain a permanent resident card.
The permanent resident card is sometimes called the Canadian green card, because it is very similar to the United States green card. It allows someone to live in Canada permanently as well as work in Canada, although it is not the same as being a Canadian citizen. However, permanent residents may eventually become Canadian citizens.
Canadian permanent residence categories for American citizens
Category 1: The Federal Skilled Worker Program. This program allows workers to use their own credentials to apply for permanent residency based on a combination of work experience, language ability, age and education levels among other things.
Category 2: The Spousal Sponsorship Program. Spouses and close family members (with restrictions) may be eligible to apply to sponsor you to Canada.
Category 3: The Canadian Experience Class Program. People who have temporary residency in Canada on study permits and work permits may be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class program.
Category 4: Business Immigration Programs. Investors and business people have several different options with regards to permanent residency applications in Canada.
Permanent residency in Canada is a fantastic opportunity, but don’t waste it – contact our immigration law firm for assistance in obtaining permanent residency in Canada. You are closer than you think, and we can be reached at the telephone number on the top of this page. Set up a consultation with a licensed immigration lawyer or attorney today.
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