Permit residency after one year of working in Canada

Permit residency after one year of working in Canada

Find out the most popular ways to get a permanent residence after you've worked in Canada for a year.

After 1 year of working in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you can apply for permanent residence under one of the federal or provincial immigration programs.

Highly skilled professionals (for example, software developers or engineers) usually apply through the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Workers (e.g., plumbers, welders, drivers) often choose the Federal Skilled Trades Program. And the Canadian Experience Class program is popular with those who have graduated from Canadian colleges and universities. These programs require different levels of NOC and language skills.

In addition, all Canadian provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) offer so-called provincial immigration programs. Each of them has its own requirements.

There is also the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, created specifically for those who want to work and live in the Atlantic provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

Basic requirements of Canadian immigration programs

  Working experience Language skills Other requirements
Canadian Experience Class 
 
At least 1 year experience in NOC 0, A or B* CLB 5 or 7** Canadian education or proof of education obtained in your home country
Federal program for qualified professionals At least 1 year of experience in NOC 0, A or B CLB 7 Canadian education or proof of education obtained in your home country. Proof of funds of $12,700 CAD (+ $3000-4000 CAD for family members). Program does not include Quebec
Federal program for skilled workers At least 2 years of experience within the last 5 years in NOCB CLB 4 or 5 Canadian education or proof of education obtained in your home country. Offer of full-time employment for at least 1 year or proof of qualifications or proof of funds of $12,700 CAD (+ $3000-4000 CAD for family members). Program does not include Quebec
Provincial immigration programs NOC 0, A, B, C or D — depending on the province Proficiency in English or French Other requirements depending on the province
Atlantic Pilot A job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada, with NOC 0, A, B, or C qualifications and must last at least 1 year CLB 4 Graduation from a public institution of higher education in Atlantic Canada. The program must be at least 2 years long

You can use the Odds Assessment to find out which immigration programs you can apply for.

Those who apply for permanent residency under the federal skilled trades program and the federal skilled worker program must prove that they have funds of $12,700 CAD (plus $3,000 to $4,000 CAD for each family member). In addition, all immigrants must pay for the language test, educational assessment, medical examination and translation of documents, as well as the cost of the immigration visa and travel expenses. Be ready to spend about $3,000 CAD for yourself, the same amount for your spouse, and an additional $1,000 CAD per each child.

Immigration costs (CAD)

  For an adult For the child
Language test 309 -
Educational Assessment 115-220 -
Translation of Documents 130 40
Immigration visa and fees 1540 150
Medical examination 210 170
Ticket to Canada 700 — 1000 600-900
General minimum ≈ 3000 ≈ 1000
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