Looking to Immigrate to Canada?

Are you looking to immigrate to Canada?

There are many different categories for professionals and workers under which you may qualify for your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa: Federal and Quebec Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Federal Self-Employed, and Canadian and Quebec Experience Class. We can help you with the process of immigration to Canada.

What are your options for Canadian Immigration?

The right Canadian immigration program for you will depend on your qualities, your goals, and your particular situation.

The Canadian federal and provincial governments are constantly updating their programs to ensure that Canadian immigration is successful, both for newcomers and for Canada. There are currently more than 60 programs available for immigration to Canada. For that reason, everyone’s path to Canadian immigration will be unique.

For example, there are many different categories for professionals and workers under which you might qualify for your Canada Immigration permanent resident visa, including the Federal and Quebec Skilled Worker programs, the Provincial Nominee Programs, the Canadian Experience Class, the Quebec Experience Class, and the Federal Self-Employed program. Canada also offers a number of Family Class Sponsorship programs, whereby Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor family members and loved ones for Canadian immigration.

team Axiom will be happy to help you determine exactly what your best options are to achieve your immigration goals. Start your free assessment today, and we will guide you in achieving your objective.

 Available Canadian Immigration Programs

Skilled Worker

These programs are based on the candidate’s age, education, work experience, and other factors.

Family Class Sponsorship

These programs allow individuals with close relatives in Canada to be sponsored for immigration.

Investors and Entrepreneurs

These programs may interest candidates with a significant net worth and business experience.

Canadian Experience Class

This program aims to encourage those with study or skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada to immigrate permanently.

Quebec Experience Class

International students and foreign workers with experience of studying or working in Quebec may be able to settle permanently in the province.

Provincial Nominee

Canadian provinces and territories can nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province or territory.


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 Foreign skilled workers and Professionals are greatly needed in Canada.

One of the main goals of Canadian immigration is to welcome skilled newcomers who will contribute to Canada’s growing economy. Skilled workers who settle in Canada on a permanent basis are especially valuable to Canada’s economy and the strength of its workforce.

Successful applicants of the Skilled Worker Immigration programs will receive a Canadian Immigration (permanent resident) Visa, allowing the applicant to immigrate to Canada with his or her family.

As a skilled worker or professional, you have several options to consider. For example, you can either apply under Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Class. In addition, if you know in which province or territory you plan to reside, you may be able to submit an application through one of the provincial nominee programs. Below, you will find a list of those programs for you to explore. We also encourage you to start your free assessment.

 Federal Skilled Worker: This program is for individuals with certain work experience who intend to reside in any province or territory outside of the province of Quebec.

 Quebec Skilled Worker: Applicants who plan to immigrate to the province of Quebec may be eligible to submit an application through this program.

 Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): Most provinces and territories have created their own skilled worker programs for those intending to live and work in their particular province or territory. These are fast-track Canadian immigration programs that allow candidates to receive a provincial nomination certificate. In most cases, a nomination certificate will allow candidates to immigrate more quickly than through other Canadian immigration programs.

Many Canadian employers are actively seeking foreign skilled workers to join their workforce as quickly as possible. If you can obtain a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may also qualify for fast-track Canadian immigration application processing.

Visit the Work in Canada section for more details.

 Federal Skilled Workers Processing Fees.
Application Processing Fees at the Canadian Immigration Visa Offices are based on the latest information available from Canadian Immigration Authorities.

Please note that these fees are subject to change without notice. Therefore, it is recommended to use this information only as a guide. Application processing fees are the same regardless of your country of residence. The fees for the different types of Federal Skilled Worker applications are listed below in Canadian dollars. For up-to-date exchange rates, you should contact the Embassy directly.

Processing Fees Required For Canadian Permanent Resident Applications
Application $CAN
Principal applicant 550
Spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:
  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
150
 Business Immigration Processing Fees
Application Processing Fees at the Canadian Immigration Visa Offices are based on the latest information available from Canadian Immigration Authorities.

Please note that these fees are subject to change without notice. Therefore, it is recommended to use this information only as a guide. Application processing fees are the same regardless of your country of residence. The fees for the different types of business immigration applications are listed below in Canadian dollars. For up-to-date exchange rates, you should contact the Embassy directly.

Processing Fees Required For Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-employed Persons Class applicants:
Application $CAN
Principal applicant 1,050
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 or older 550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition 150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:
  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
 
150

Candidates for Canadian immigrants who have at least one year of skilled work experience are deemed more likely to be able to assimilate into the Canadian labor market. This experience will allow you to become a contributing member of Canada’s economy and the local community. There are a number of programs that assign a point value for your work experience, including the Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee programs. These programs promote work experience as a valuable asset, thereby increasing your chances of successfully immigrating to Canada. We encourage you to start your free assessment to find out how your work experience may enhance your Canadian immigration options.

If you have a high enough net worth and wish to continue your career or invest in Canada, there are a number of Canadian immigration opportunities that might be available to you. These programs are designed to help enrich the Canadian economy by asking you to make an investment in the government of Canada or Quebec or to use your management or business ownership experience to operate a business in Canada or Quebec. Many provinces offer business or investment streams under a Provincial Nominee Program for this purpose. Moreover, the Investor and Entrepreneur immigration programs operated by the Federal or Quebec governments offer excellent opportunities for obtaining Canadian permanent resident status through investment or entrepreneurship. Start your free assessment and be sure to include your net worth, as well as your business ownership and management experience, so that we can tell you more about what options may be available to you.


Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.In order to best serve your needs, please choose whether you are a potential candidate for Canadian immigration or a Canadian employer interested in hiring skilled workers.

What Express Entry does for candidates:

 Gets you to Canada quicker

 Links you with employers

 Cuts down on paperwork

Express Entry, the new Canadian immigration selection system, strives to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates.

Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:

 Federal Skilled Worker Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Worker Program)

 Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Trades Program)

 Canadian Experience Class

 a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs

 The Express Entry Process

Determine your Eligibility

Candidates eligible to immigrate to Canada under a federal economic immigration program may enter the Express Entry pool. Consequently, the first step to be taken should be to determine your eligibility for one of these programs.

By completing the free assessment form, you will be able to determine whether or not you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool. Our team will review your completed form and quickly let you know whether or not you may be eligible.

If you are eligible, you can Move on to the next step in the Process.

If you are not currently eligible, you may strive to become eligible by improving your core human capital factors in areas such as your skills, work experience, language ability, and education credentials. Becoming eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs is the first step toward immigrating to Canada through Express Entry.

Complete an online Express Entry Profile

Candidates for Canadian permanent residents who are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online profile. They provide information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other personal information.

Candidates who meet the criteria of one of the aforementioned federal economic immigration programs are placed in a pool of candidates who are ranked according to a Comprehensive Ranking System. If a candidate does not already have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer or a provincial nomination, he or she must register with Canada’s Job Bank.

It is important that the information provided is accurate, as providing false information could disqualify an applicant from re-entering the pool for a number of years.

Improve your Profile and Ranking

Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System, which ranks candidates under the following components:

 core human capital factors;

 an accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, if applicable;

 skill transferability factors; and

 factors relating to a provincial nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment.

 There are a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.

The government of Canada selects candidates from the Express Entry pool according to their ranking. Accordingly, it is in a candidate’s best interests to strive to improve his or her ranking in order to maximize his or her chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

Receive an Invitation to Apply and submit your Application for Permanent Residence

The government of Canada and provincial Governments, as well as Canadian employers, are able to select new immigrants from the Express Entry pool.

The highest-ranked candidates (i.e. candidates considered to have the best chances for economic success in Canada), and those with valid job offers or provincial nominations, are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. From this point, candidates have 60 days to submit an electronic application for permanent residence. CIC aims to process applications within six months of the date of submission.

Candidates must ensure that they complete all necessary forms and submit all supporting documents within this timeframe. On completion of the process, successful candidates and their dependents (spouse and children) will land in Canada as permanent residents.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who do not receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada after 12 months may resubmit their profile and re-enter the pool if they still meet the criteria of at least one of the economic immigration programs.

How to Prepare for Express Entry

 IELTS Preparation Course — prepare and get the results you need to immigrate to Canada. French language testing Test d’évaluation du français (TEF), the Test de Connaissance du français (TCF), and the Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF)g, including the

 Get your foreign credentials assessed according to Canadian standards.

 Learn more about the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

 Deal with any medical inadmissibility or criminal inadmissibility issues you may have.

 Browse available Provincial Nominee Programs that have an enhanced stream aligned with Express Entry.

 Use the Canada Job Search tool to search for available positions across Canada.

With over 15 years of success, the Axiom professional team can help you immigrate to Canada.

 We help you to prepare an accurate application going into the pool.

 We provide job alerts related to your occupation and build connections between candidates and Canadian employers. This increases your chances of landing a skilled job and being invited to apply.

 We review all of your supporting documents, submit your application within the time frame set, and track it all the way while communicating with the government on your behalf.

Please select from the three options at the top of this page, depending on where you are in the process.

What documents should be submitted in support of my application for Permanent Residence in Canada? 

That depends upon the category of Canadian Immigration under which you are applying. Under the Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration, your submission should include application forms, a copy of your passport bio-data page and appropriate Canadian government processing fees in Canadian dollars payable to the Receiver General for Canada. If you are in Canada on a Work Permit and claiming points for Arranged Employment, you must also include a copy of your Work Permit and a letter from your employer indicating that you will be employed indeterminately upon receiving your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa or alternatively you should include a photocopy of the Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO) issued by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in relation to a permanent job offer that you have received from a genuine Canadian employer. In addition, all applications must include supporting documents in relation to your civil status, education, work experience and language proficiency (IELTS and/or TEF results) as well as proof of sufficient settlement funds. Proof that you have applied for police clearance certificate(s) should also be included with the initial application.

Under the Family Sponsorship category of Canadian immigration, supporting documents usually include evidence of civil status, the genuine nature of the relationship between the parties and the ability to commit to an undertaking of support.

Under the Provincial Nomination Program of Canadian immigration or if you are intending to reside in the Province of Quebec, you will have to submit forms and documents as per the province’s specific requirements.

Under the Canadian Experience Class category of Canadian immigration, supporting documents will include proof of your language proficiency (IELTS or CELPIP and/or TEF results), proof of your having worked in Canada and, if applicable, proof of your post-secondary studies in Canada.

Under all categories of Canadian Immigration, Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires Police clearance certificates from all countries that you have resided in for more than six months since your 18th birthday.

Canadian Immigration Visa Offices may, in addition, have specific requirements regarding supporting documentation. It is advisable to seek expert guidance or instructions from the Canadian Immigration Visa Office to which your application will be submitted.

Who can I include on my Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa?

You can include your spouse and your dependent children on your application. For the purposes of your application, a dependent child is defined as a child less than 19 years of age who is not married or in a common-law relationship, or a child over the age of 19 who are currently enrolled in an educational institution and is financially dependent on you. It is important to keep in mind that Canada recognizes same-sex partnerships.

What if my relationship status changes or I have children while my application is in a processor after my Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa has been issued?

You must keep the Canadian Immigration Visa Office informed of any changes in your family composition while your application is in process. You must add your spouse or child to your application for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa so that they can accompany you to Canada. If your family composition changes after your Visa is issued, you must advise Citizenship and Immigration Canada to add a spouse or child to your application, provided you have not yet landed in Canada.

How long does the Canadian Immigration Application process take?

Many factors affect Immigration application processing times, including the following:

 the particular Canadian Immigration Visa Office processing your application;

 the category of Canadian Immigration under which you apply;

 whether you can find work in Canada;

 the way in which your application and supporting documents have been prepared;

 whether or not you are required to attend a personal interview; and,

 events beyond your control.

It is difficult to find a reliable source to provide you with an accurate indication of just how long it will take for you to receive your Canada Immigration Visa. Published times are not always current and are also vague. The information you may find on newsgroups and forums is even less trustworthy as there is no accountability for the messages posted on them. Be suspect of anyone who tells you that there is a way to get your Canada Immigration Visa quicker for a fee; it is not true.

 Assess Your Eligibility

You will first want to know that you are eligible for a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) Visa or for temporary entry to Canada. For this purpose, we offer you the following Canada immigration services, free of charge:

Personalized assessment of your Qualifications

Simply complete and submit our online eligibility questionnaire. We will promptly review your particular qualifications and advise you as to your likelihood of Canada immigration success.

Email responses to your Inquiries

If you require information about our services or the Canada immigration process, submit an inquiry and we will be pleased to answer your questions.

Telephone discussion with a member of our Law Firm

You may speak to us directly about your qualifications and/or the Canada immigration services we offer.

Contact Us today to get the information you need. We encourage you to take a free immigration assessment before you discuss your options with a member of our team.

Our responses to your inquiries at this stage (before you retain our law firm) are intended for informational purposes only. Such responses do not constitute legal advice, nor do they substitute for legal advice.

 Facilitate Your Application Process

Once we have determined that you qualify for a Canada Immigration Visa or temporary entry to Canada and you have retained our Canadian immigration law firm to assist you in the application process, we will provide you with the following legal services.

Determine your Canadian Immigration Category

Some individuals are eligible for Canadian immigration under more than one Canadian immigration category. If this applies to you, we will explain the pros and cons of each category under consideration and recommend the category best suited to your personal goals.

Prepare, Perfect and Submit your Application

A properly prepared application will always move through the process faster and more efficiently. Often this will result in the avoidance of a personal interview with a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer. We take pride in submitting complete and professional applications that include all of the information and documentation needed to satisfy the Canadian Immigration Visa Officer of your qualifications for the Canada Immigration Visa you desire.

Communicate with your Canadian Immigration Visa Office

Our law office will serve as your mailing address for Canadian immigration purposes. We will let you know when any communication is received, and we will respond on your behalf to all requests and demands from Canadian immigration authorities.

Prepare you for your Personal Interview

In the event that you are required to attend a personal interview with a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer, we will obtain the Canadian Immigration Visa Office’s written notes concerning your application and will advise you about how to respond to the issues that will be raised during the interview.

Track your application through to Canada Immigration Visa issuance

Canadian Immigration Visa Offices are required to meet service standards, which can vary during the course of your application process. Our proprietary “track-it” system alerts us if ever the Canadian Immigration Visa Office is not meeting its service standards with respect to the processing of your application. We will send an immediate notification so that your application is put back on track. This avoids unnecessary delays in the processing of your application.