Ways to Immigrate to Canada
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Written by: Abhishek Chatterjee
Reviewed by: Vakila Khan

Explore the 5 easy ways to immigrate to Canada in 2022

Canada is one of the most immigration-friendly countries. However, it does take time and effort to complete the process and qualify for immigration status. The Canadian government offers different programs to facilitate the process of moving to Canada.

There are different immigration options available through a work visa, family visa, Canada PR, and even opportunities to study in Canada. The requirements to immigrate to Canada vary with each program offered for work, study, family, or business.

Here, we bring you the top five programs to help you plan your immigration to Canada.

Five ways to Immigrate to Canada in 2022

  • Express Entry Program
  • Family Class Sponsorship
  • LMIA Work Visa
  • The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
  • Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Programs
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology [BHMCT]

1. Express Entry Program

Express Entry(1) Canadian Immigration Program allows immigrants to live and work in Canada as skilled workers. Express Entry requires prospective immigrants to possess the necessary skills or qualifications under the federal economic immigration programs.
Individual provinces and territories use the Express Entry program to recruit suitable candidates as part of the Provincial Nominee Programs to meet Canada’s labor market demands efficiently.

2. Family Class Sponsorship

One of the foundations of Canada’s immigration policy is Family Reunification. This sponsorship program(2) gives Canadian families the option to sponsor their family (spouse or children) to move to Canada permanently. The primary qualifying criterion is that the sponsorer should be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

3. LMIA Work Visa

Applicants can apply for a work visa through the LMIA(3) work visa. Applicants must obtain a Canadian job offer and apply for an immigration visa to qualify for this program. The Canadian employer files for and gets an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment), following which the applicant initiates the process for a Canada work permit. An LMIA is a document issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) assessing the impact of hiring a foreign national in Canada. Although the LMIA work visa is a lengthy process, it does assure a permanent residence status in Canada.

4. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

An increasingly popular way to immigrate to Canada is the Provincial Nominee Program(4). One of the reasons for this is that programs help Canadian provinces to have their immigration programs and fast-track the immigration process. This program targets workers who have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the economy of the specific province. The program restricts the immigrant from residing in the respective territory after arriving in Canada.

5. Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

The Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Programs(5) allow individuals to immigrate to Canada for business. Canada opens doors for successful entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities and challenges in different professional fields. This program gives opportunities to move to Canada for a quality of life and contribute to the Canadian economy. The Federal and provincial governments offer programs and services to help aspiring entrepreneurs to start a business and settle in Canada. There are eligibility criteria for this program, and immigrants can also bring their spouses and children as dependents through this program.

Credential Evaluation Services:

World Evaluation Services (WES) provides credential evaluation services that help verify the educational credentials obtained from a foreign country. Since the education system varies for different countries, the WES report helps understand the equivalency for every certificate as per the Canadian education system.

WES Transcript evaluation is mandatory for all immigration programs offered by the Canadian government. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has designated WES to provide ECAs for degrees and diplomas earned outside of Canada. Applicants applying for work or study permits must submit a WES report as part of the application process.

IQAS Assessment and Embassy Attestation are mandatory for the Canadian immigration process. All applicants must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for education received from a foreign country. The ECA report validates the applicant’s foreign certificates and other credentials of the applicant. All certificates, academic or personal, issued by a foreign country are attested by the Consulate or Embassy in Canada and submitted for further attestation by the MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Government of Canada).

Worldwide Transcripts services streamline procuring transcripts from different colleges and universities. In addition, we also provide support to applicants in completing the WES evaluation process with ease.


Planning and moving to Canada with a study or work permit is an option made available by the Canadian government for individuals aspiring to migrate to Canada. There is a high demand for skilled labor in Canada. The criteria for different immigration programs vary, and applicants must review the requirements carefully. All applicants can improve their chances of success by ensuring they pick the right program and fulfill the requirements for the specific program.

Contact WorldWide Transcripts to support you in your journey to immigrate to Canada. We will walk you through the process and help you with your immigration application.

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What are the immigration requirements to canada?

When applied for any Canadian immigration programme, every program has its distinct set of requirements and qualification criteria. It is very important to check for and confirm the eligibility criteria before applying. Canada Govt. may request for several documents that state your candidature and fulfil the requirement as per the laid down norms.

Does Canada immigration have an Age limit?

As of now there is no age limit to immigrate to canada or to apply for any canadian immigration programme. It is worth mentioning that candidates within the age group of 25 – 35 earn the highest scores in evaluation, this doesn’t signify that older aged candidates will not be selected or evaluated. Points like significant job experience, excellent language proficiency, contacts in Canadian provinces and any advanced educational qualification will help fetch more points.

How can I migrate to Canada fastest?

Express Entry is the fastest of all the programmes to immigrate to Canada. Express Entry applications are processed within 6 months or sometimes less than that.

What is a Permanent Resident in Canada?

A Permanent Canadian Resident is a citizen of any other country who is residing in Canada and awarded with Permanent Residence status. A Permanent Resident status has the privilege to live and work anywhere in the country along with several other privileges, including healthcare and social services, freedom to live, work, study anywhere in the country and legal protection. Going forward after a definite period permanent residents can become Canadian citizens but without the right to vote in Canadian elections.

Immigration to Canada, is it easy or difficult?

Canada offers a wide array of channels to apply for immigration and possibilities to move in to canadaIf. If you are planning to migrate to Canada it will surely require you to perform certain duties and work. Many immigration programmes require documentation related to job/credentials further you need to submit documents related to criteria set by the body related to that area or expertise they are looking for. Post documents submission the ECA bodies will access the credentials and will evaluate on the basis of set norms and regulations as per the current standards.

Is Canada Immigrant Friendly?

Yes Canada is very friendly yo Immigration. When it comes to immigration from any country Canada is the first choice of all the immigrants among the list of nations  as it invites immigrants while valuing cultural diversity. One fifth of the total population of Canada are foreign nationals which is one of the highest.


  1. “Express Entry” – https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/works.html
  2. “Family Class Sponsorship” – https://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/family-immigration/
  3. “Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)” –  https://www.canadim.com/work/lmia/
  4. “Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)” – https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/provincial-nominees/works.html
  5. “Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Programs” – https://www.canadianimmigration.com/immigration-to-canada/investors-entrepreneurs-and-self-employed/investor-program/