Canada offers over 100 visas and immigration programs that allow foreign nationals to immigrate, study, or travel to Canada. Finding the right program that suits your needs is important. Some of the popular programs to immigrate to Canada include the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). If you already know which province you would like to move to in Canada, then the PNP is a good option. This program allows provinces and territories to nominate foreign nationals who have the necessary skills and experience required for the particular province.
To apply for the PNP, you can either apply directly to the province of your choice or apply through the Express Entry system. Applying directly can take up to 15 to 19 months, while applying through the Express Entry system can take around six months.
Another way to immigrate to Canada is through a Study Permit. Canada is an excellent place to obtain a globally recognized qualification, and you also have the potential to work and eventually immigrate to Canada. To get a study visa, you need to enroll at a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan, provide an acceptance letter from the DLI, passport or travel document, and proof of funds to support yourself. The waiting time for a Canadian student visa is approximately 16 weeks, but if you’re from one of the countries that participate in the Student Direct Stream, you can receive your permit in as little as 20 calendar days.