Can I Migrate to Canada? Which Canadian Immigration Category is Right for me?

by Uche Onegeria 2 Dec , 2016  

The type of application you need depends on your specific skills and experiences and also many other factors. These factors will decide the immigration program you want to apply under.

Your married sibling might qualify to apply through a different immigration program from you. Your friend who has some work experience might qualify for a Canada immigration program but you might not, even though you are financially stable.

You have to explore them all to see which is an easy fit for you. It might involve some research and work but in the end, it will be worth it.

Immigration Programs
You can apply for permanent residence under the following categories:

  1. Federal skilled workers
  2. Family sponsorship
  3. Investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed
  4. Canadian Experience Class
  5. Skilled Trades Workers
  6. Provincial nominees
  7. Refugees
  8. Some caregivers are also able to apply for permanent residence.

You can apply for temporary residence under the following categories:

  1. Foreign students
  2. Temporary foreign workers
  3. Visitors

All applications are evaluated on specific requirements and regulations.

You may need to meet certain health and security requirements. For example, you may have to get a medical examination or undergo a background check to show if you have any past arrests or convictions.



  1. Hi Edith. I am glad to help. Canada is an amazing country. I will try and share more information to make things easier for would-be migrants.

    Thanks for reading :).

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Uche Onegeria

I'm Uche, a lazy writer whose passion for a developed Nigeria is second to none. I do not see tribe, religion, sexual orientation, social status, gender, age... I only see Humans because I have seen the deadly disadvantages of such labels.

I believe Nigeria has never fully harnessed the collective potentials of all her tribes & will only work when we fix this! Let's not fail ourselves by losing sight of what matters most; our HUMANITY!