To qualify for the federal skilled worker program you must meet ONE of the following categories:
you have completed a PhD program from a recognized post-secondary school located in Canada no more than 12 months before your application is received by the CIO and:
Please note: other factors can affect your eligibility such as inadmissibility’s, income, type of work experience, language barriers, and education credentials and hence a thorough assessment is recommended.
Eligibility Requirements are:
Minors, and College/university undergraduates, Extensions, and Restoration of lost status
Eligibility Requirements are:
List of people you can potentially sponsor:
Spouse/Common law/Conjugal partner: You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legal.
If you were married in Canada:
If you were married outside Canada:
You can apply to sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent children to immigrate to Canada. It does not matter if they live in or outside Canada. If they live in Canada, they do not need to have legal status to be sponsored.
Your family member must have medical, criminal and background checks. If they have a criminal record or are a risk to Canada’s security, they may not be allowed to enter Canada.
Dependent Children: Definition of dependent child is broken into three categories: Type A, Type B, and Type C.
Type A: the dependent is under the age of 22 and is single (not married and not in a common-law relationship).
Type B: the dependent has been continuously enrolled in and in attendance as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution accredited by the relevant government authority and has depended substantially on the financial support of a parent either:
Type C: The dependent is 22 years of age or older, has depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22, and is unable to provide for himself or herself because of medical condition.
Parents: You can sponsor your parent or grandparent if you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and if you are 18 years of age or older.
You may not be eligible to sponsor your parent or grandparent if you:
Other factors not mentioned in this list might also make you ineligible to sponsor a relative.
When you sponsor a parent or grandparent to become a permanent resident of Canada, you must promise to support that person and their dependents financially. Therefore, you have to meet certain income requirements. If you have previously sponsored relatives who later turned to the Canadian government for financial assistance, you may not be allowed to sponsor another person. Sponsorship is a big commitment, so you must take this obligation seriously.
To be a sponsor:
Adopted Children: If you are a Canadian citizen adopting a child from another country, you can apply for Canadian citizenship for your adopted child right away. You do not have to apply for permanent residence first. If you are an adult who is adopted, you may apply for yourself.
Other Eligible Relatives: You can sponsor:
You can sponsor one relative of any age or relationship, but only if you do not have one of these living relatives who could be sponsored as a member of the family class:
you do not have any relative who is a:
Eligibility requirements are:
You may be eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada (This is subject to change when programs close. Please refer to: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/caregivers.html
Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot
As of June 18, 2019, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot if you:
Through these pilots, you’ll get an open work permit to come to Canada and work temporarily. This work permit:
If you recently worked as a home child care provider or support worker, your experience may count towards your eligibility for permanent residence.
Interim Pathway for Caregivers
The Interim Pathway for Caregivers will open again for 3 months starting July 8, 2019.