How to get permanent residency in Canada - how many are there?

캐나다 영주권 받는 방법 - 몇가지나 될까요?

A recent analysis revealed that there are over 100 ways to obtain permanent residency in Canada through economic immigration alone. For a long time, it has been known that there are about 60 of them, and recently there has been a mention that there are about 80 of them, but it is understood that the actual number has increased.

Over the past 30 years, the Canadian federal and provincial governments have created various programs to fill the manpower needed in each region of Canada through the influx of immigrants.

In addition, as various temporary programs announced by the Canadian federal government have increased in the past five years, a total of 104 ways to obtain permanent residency in Canada through economic immigration are now counted.

The Canadian government plans to accept about 200,000 people through these economic immigration programs this year despite the corona crisis.

There are three main paths to permanent residency in Canada. The first is Economic Class, which presupposes business investment or employment in Canada. The second is to invite spouses, children, and parents as family class. Lastly, it is a case where permanent residency is given as refugee status is recognized.

Economic immigration is, of course, Canada's most important sector, accounting for 60% of all permanent residents. More and more people apply for permanent residency after entering Canada as a business investment, employment, or international student.

Express Entry

Economic immigration includes three programs that require different qualifications under the Express Entry system directly managed by the federal government: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

It is true that Express Entry's programs are not easy to access because they require high scores in terms of academic background, experience, and English. However, if you get a job in a skilled job after graduating from a Canadian university and have 1 year of experience, you will be able to apply for CEC.


Another major source of economic immigration is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. Currently, all states except one territory have more than five or six provincial immigration programs, so if you count them alone, you can see that there are more than 60.

The scale of state immigration, which started with 233 people 30 years ago, has now increased to 60,000 per year.

The provincial immigration program is a procedure in which each state government nominates or approves immigrants through a substantive examination, and then the federal government grants permanent residency after reviewing other qualifications such as crime and health.

In addition, many states have programs linked to Express Entry to select workers suitable for the state among immigrant applicants already registered in the federal EE pool.

Pilot Program

In addition to the above regular programs, the Canadian government has recently introduced a number of temporary programs. The creation and operation of various temporary programs demonstrates the Canadian government's efforts to quickly recruit new workers through immigration to meet the needs of each region and labor market.

Looking at the currently active temporary programs, there are the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), and the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot (AFIP).

All of these programs were designed to flexibly respond to labor demand and economic conditions in Canada. Among them, the AIPP has completed its 3-year pilot operation, has started its second phase, and is expected to be promoted to a regular program in the future.

Even under the situation where the corona crisis that occurred this year has not yet subsided, economic immigration is operating normally for both Express Entry and state immigration. The road to Canadian permanent residency is more open than ever even in the midst of the corona crisis.

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