Find out how you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.

Find out if you can apply

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

Apply to immigrate

Find out how to come to Canada as a skilled worker, for family sponsorship, as a caregiver, for a start-up visa, as a refugee, and more

Find out if you are inadmissible

Know why you might not be allowed in Canada, find out what you can do to overcome criminal convictions, and learn about temporary resident permits

Prepare for life in Canada

Find a job, get your credentials assessed, learn English and French and know what to expect when you get to Canada financially, socially and culturally

Use a representative

Hire a representative to help with your application, file a complaint about your representative or authorize an unpaid third party to help with your application

Protect yourself from fraud

Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of immigration fraud, such as marriage fraud, document fraud or email and internet scams

Appeal your immigration decision

Make an appeal to the Immigration and Refugee Board about sponsorship, removal orders and residency obligation requirements

Canadian Experience Class (Express Entry)

The Canadian Experience Class is for individuals with skilled work experience who wish to become permanent residents in Canada. Find out if you are eligible for CEC and how to apply to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry system.

Immigrate as a provincial nominee

Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These immigrants must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there.

Family sponsorship

Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada.