This ultimate guide is designed to help people both inside and outside Canada to successfully complete their immigration journeys. Moreover, it helps people on all levels; whether they want to come to Canada temporarily, immigrate to Canada permanently, or want to transition from temporary status to permanent status and eventually become citizens. It comprehensively covers all of the following areas in detail:

1. Overview of the Canadian immigration system
2. Temporary residence
3. Permanent residence
4. Refugees and protected persons
5. Family class
6. Citizenship

Furthermore, it goes beyond the basics and covers other important aspects of Canadian immigration such as:

1. Provincial profiles of each immigrant-accepting province encompassing important indicators such as geography, government type, area, population, GDP, HDI (Human Development Index), and weather. This is intended to help immigrants objectively decide where to settle and which province is more appropriate for them individually.
2. The fraud prevention section will eliminate the possibility of exploitation by crooked immigration lawyers and consultants. You will know where to get authorized representatives from and how to complain if you have been wronged, amongst others.

Video Guide:

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Canada’s immigration system is based on three pillars, each pillar includes multiple classes, and each class has multiple programs.

The following is a list of all the pillars, classes and programs of the Canadian immigration system:

1.Temporary Residence:

Visitors class:

  • Multiple Entry Visa
  • Single Entry Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • eTA
  • No Visa
  • Super Visa

Students class

  • Study Permit
  • No Permit
  • Post Graduate Work Permit

Workers class

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Programs (TFWP)
  • International Mobility Program (IMP)
  • Francophone Mobility
  • Global Skills Strategy (GSS)

Temporary Resident Permit Class

  • TRP for Entry to Canada
  • TRP for Remaining in Canada
  • Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathways

2. Permanent Residence

Economic Class

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (11 PNPs)
  • Federal Business Immigration
  • Start-up Business/Visa
  • Self-Employed Persons Class
  • Pilot Programs
  • PR Pathways for Hong Kong Residents
  • Atlantic Immigration Program
  • Quebec Immigration
  • Caregivers

Family Class (Sponsorships)

  • Spouse/partner/dependents
  • Parents/grandparents
  • Adopted child
  • Orphaned siblings/nephews/nieces/grandchild
  • Other relatives

Refugee and H&C Class

  • Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
  • H&C considerations outside Canada
  • H&C considerations inside Canada
  • Convention Refugees
  • Persons in need of protection
  • Positive PRRA decision
  • Resettle as a refugee abroad class
  • Resettle as a country of asylum class

3. Citizenship

  • Citizenship by naturalization
  • Citizenship by birth
  • Citizenship by blood line
  • Citizenship by adoption

Details of each pillar are provided in the book.


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