Apply to immigrate to Canada

Find out if you can apply, find forms, fees and processing times for immigration programs in order to come to Canada permanently.

Find out how to come to Canada

Answer a few questions to find out what immigration programs you can apply for and how to submit an online or paper application

Express Entry

Immigrate as a skilled worker

Quebec-selected skilled workers

Immigrate as a skilled worker in the province of Quebec

Start-up visa

Immigrate by starting a business and creating jobs

Immigrant Investors

Immigrate by investing in the Canadian economy


Immigrate as a self-employed person in cultural or athletic activities, or as a farmer

Family sponsorship

Sponsor your relatives, including your spouse, partner, children, parents, grandparents, and others to immigrate

Provincial nominees

Immigrate by being nominated by a Canadian province or territory

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Immigrate by graduating from a school or working in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador.


Immigrate by providing care for children, the elderly or those with medical needs, or work as a live-in caregiver


Immigrate as a refugee or become a sponsor

Where to send your application

Find the visa office outside Canada to submit your temporary or permanent resident application

How to send a complete immigration application

Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.

Questions about immigrating?

Find quick and direct answers to your immigration questions, including how to complete application forms, extend visas and permits, and replace lost documents.

Express Entry

Express Entry provides a faster way for skilled workers to settle in Canada.

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