For Individuals, Canadian Immigration can be divided into three main categories.
Inadmissibility & Litigation
If you want to visit, work, or study in Canada, then you will need a permit. These permits will give you Temporary Residence status, which refers to people who wish to come to Canada for a temporary period. Simply click a tile to see more information!
Canada Visas you need to know about for temporary or permanent residence status.
Are you interested in a Visitor Visa for Canada?
Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and want your parents or grandparents to visit for up to 2yrs?
Individual/TemporaryRenew or Extend Study Permits
Do you want to renew or extend your Study Permit?
Individual/TemporaryOpen Work Permits
Are you a foreign worker who doesn't have a job offer and would like the freedom to work for any employer in Canada and in any location?
Individual/TemporaryIT Workers Options
Are you a skilled foreign worker in the Information Technology (IT) industry and would like to work in Canada on a temporary basis?
Individual/TemporaryTemporary Residence in Canada
Are you interested in visiting, studying or working in Canada?
Are you a Business Visitor and want to know about the exceptions where you can conduct business during your visit to Canada?
Are you an international student and want to study in Canada?
Are you a foreign national who is interested in Work Permits and how they work in Canada?
Individual/TemporaryShort-Term Work Permit Exemption
Are you a highly skilled foreign professional in a management role and looking to work in Canada for a short-term period?
Individual/TemporaryTemporary Residency for World Athletes, Coaches, etc.
As an athlete or a professional in the sports field such as a referee or coach, are you interested in doing temporary work in Canada?
Would you like to extend your Visitor, Study or Work Visa in Canada?
Canadian Immigration Application Been Rejected? You're Deemed "Inadmissible", so Denied Entry to Canada? You're Detained, or Worst Have a Removal Order? Nothing is Set in Stone, so Your Outcome Can Change. The Right Legal Representation Can Make the Difference.
Individual/LitigationFederal Court of Canada (Litigation)
The Federal Court of Canada can review immigration decisions that are not desirable. Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationImmigration Appeal Division (Litigation)
This division is part of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) that decides on different immigration appeals. Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationSponsorship Appeals (Litigation)
Has your Family Sponsorship application been rejected and you want to make an appeal? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationRemoval Order Appeals (Litigation)
Do you have a removal order that you need to appeal? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationResidency Obligation Appeals (Litigation)
Has your permanent residency renewal been refused and/or has a departure order be issued? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationImmigration Division (Litigation)
Do you have an upcoming Admissibility Hearing or a Detention Review Hearing? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationDetention Reviews (Litigation)
Do you have an upcoming Detention Review Hearing? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationAdmissibility Hearings (Litigation)
Do you have an upcoming Admissibility Hearing? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationRefugee Protection Division (Litigation)
Do you need to claim the protected person status, refugee status? Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationRefugee Appeal Division (Litigation)
Was your appeal for the refugee status rejected by the RPD, then you can appeal to the RAD. Litigation may need to be involved.
Individual/LitigationIRCC & CBSA Interviews (Litigation)
What to expect from 2 different interviews with different immigration officials. Litigation may need to be involved.
If you want to immigrate to Canada in order to stay long-term, in order to study and graduate, or work, or setup, or acquire a business, or invest as a foreign national, then there are over 60 immigration programs available with different requirements that can lead to you down a path to obtaining Permanent Residence status in Canada. If you are a Canadian Permanent Resident or Citizen, then you can sponsor your spouse and immediate relatives for Permanent Residence. Simply click a tile to see more information!
Individual/PermanentPermanent Residence in Canada
Do you want to obtain Permanent Residency? There are 60+ programs for foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their spouses, common-law or conjugal partners to Canada.
Individual/PermanentParent & Grandparents Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to Canada.
Individual/PermanentProvincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Each province or territory has their own PNP in order to meet the labor needs of their individual economies.
Individual/PermanentPermanent Resident Card
Also referred to as a 'PR Card', it can be used for identification and travel for a permanent resident.
Individual/PermanentRural & Northern Immigration Pilot
This program was specially designed to encourage immigration of foreign skilled workers to the rural and northern communities of Canada
Individual/PermanentPermanent Residency for Caregivers
Immigration programs for obtaining PR for international caregivers.
Individual/PermanentPermanent Residency for the Film Industry
Working in the Film Industry in Canada with the goal of obtaining Permanent Residency.
Individual/PermanentPermanent Residency for World Athletes & Related Occupations
Working in specific sport occupations in Canada with the goal of obtaining Permanent Residency.
Individual/PermanentExpress Entry to Canada
A selection process for choosing foreign skilled workers to be permanent residents.
All the different immigration programs to sponsor family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to Canada.
Individual/PermanentDependant Child Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their dependant children to Canada.
Individual/PermanentExpress Entry & Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Enhanced PNP streams in each province or territory that are linked with Express Entry for foreign skilled workers and tradespeople.
Individual/PermanentAtlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
For foreign skilled workers, intermediate level workers and graduates who want to live and work in 1 of the 4 Atlantic Provinces.
Individual/PermanentAgri-food Immigration Pilot
This program encourages immigration of high-skilled and semi-skilled foreign temporary non-seasonal workers to fill labor shortages across Canada.
Quebec has the autonomy to select immigration applicants to protect its distinct identity. This is an explanation of their immigration programs.
Individual/PermanentImmigration Tools & Calculators
My Visa Source's tools will help you figure out where you are at with various requirements in different Canadian Immigration programs.
For a permanent resident, you could obtain Canadian citizenship if you meet the rest of the eligibility requirements.
Individual/PermanentHumanitarian Compassionate Grounds
Permanent Residency for foreign nationals who would face extreme negative consequences if they returned to their countries.