Are you living and working in Canada as a temporary resident on a work permit? Do you wonder how you can transition into a permanent resident? Today, we will review some of your clearest pathways from work permit to permanent resident.
Find out more about which Canadian immigration programs you are eligible for with your experience in Canada on a work permit.
Immigration Pathways to Permanent Residence
Canadian immigration is known for its wide range of streams and programs, catering to individuals of different backgrounds. There is always a path that you can explore.
As an individual who has already lived and worked in Canada, you are well-positioned to apply for permanent residency. Your experience in Canada can be beneficial to any immigration application.
Below are some solid options for you to explore as you decide how to transition from a temporary resident to a permanent resident of Canada.
Express Entry Programs
Express Entry is a very popular immigration system in Canada. It allows immigrants to join a pool of candidates who are all eligible for one of the following programs:
These programs are great options for those on a work permit looking to transition to permanent residence in Canada.
Looking specifically at the Federal Skilled Worker Program, applicants will be eligible if they can meet the following requirements:
- Have one year of continuous full-time skilled employment in the last ten years (or part-time equivalent)
- Level 7 on an English or French proficiency test
- Canadian high school diploma or foreign equivalent
- Finances to support yourself and any dependent family members
- Plan to reside outside of Quebec