How to Immigrate, Work, and Study Abroad in Canada

Canada, as a major immigration country, has a variety of immigration methods, including investment immigration, entrepreneurial immigration, skilled immigration, reunion immigration, etc., and various pilot immigrations. Every year, new immigrants from all over the world come to settle here. Canada takes an active and open attitude towards immigrants, and even proposed the “Three-Year Million Immigration Plan”, hoping to receive more new immigrants. The Ministry of Immigration has not stated that it will change the acceptance target of the 2020-2022 immigration plan, which means that it will accept more than 340,000 immigrants each year in the next few years.

Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an accellerated immigration pathway to essentially obtain permanent residence status in a particular province. PNPs are a two-part process. First, you have to apply to the province for your provincial nomination. Provinces and territories — excluding Quebec; it uses a different immigration selection system — can nominate candidates to target priorities. Then, if you are approved by the province, you have to submit a second application to the federal government for your Canadian permanent resident status.

Program Advantages

  • Can choose to apply for the desired province or territory to settle
  • Express Entry-aligned PNPs
    • Reduces the processing to within 6 months
    • Express Entry candidates can receive an additional 600 points
      to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score

Express Entry

Express Entry is an application management system used by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process skilled workers seeking permanent residence in Canada. The system manages applications of candidates in on of these programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Express Entry streams of the Provincial Nominee Program.

Program Advantages

  • Permanent resident status within 6 months
  • Profile can be updated whilst in the pool to boost ranking
  • May qualify for a provincial or territorial nomination as part of Express Entry and achieve Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Study in Canada

Canada’s education system is run by provincial, territorial and local governments. They oversee the standard and quality of the curriculum delivered to students; Canada doesn’t have a ministry or department of education at the federal level. The system consist of three consecutive levels: primary, secondary, and post-secondary. Although the federal government has delegated education responsibilities to provincial and territorial government, they work jointly to deliver post-secondary programs.


  • Canada is ranked as one of the top education systems in the world
  • Some of the top universities are in Canada
  • Multicultural environment that embraces diversity
  • Opens opportunities to a higher standard of living
  • Canadian post-secondary graduates have a strong earning potential

Work in Canada

Canada has a constant demand for skill trade and professional workers. According the Statistics Canada, there were 508,590 job vacancies during the fourth quarter of 2019. Many vacant jobs in Canada are unfilled due to a lack of interest or skills of the available work force. To resolve the shortage, Canada has created programs to aid Canadian employers seek temporary or permanent foreign workers for their hiring needs. In most cases, employers require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for hiring foreign workers, and foreign workers need a work.

Helpful Information

  • Work Permits and Programs
    • Open work permit enables workers to work for any employer in Canada (with exceptions)
    • Employer-specific work permit enables workers to work under the conditions listed on the work permit
    • Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) enables workers to work under the conditions listed on the work permit
    • International Experience Canada (IEC) Program is an opportunity for youths to travel and work in Canada