If you are a foreign national wanting to move to Toronto from your home country, there are several immigration avenues that are available for you. Firstly, you have the option of immigrating as a Canadian temporary resident. Basically, you may immigrate to Canada temporarily as either a student or a worker, or even a tourist.On the other hand, there are persons who may want to move to Canada permanently.
Federally Managed Immigration Programs
There are options available for you to immigrate to Toronto as a permanent resident. Canada’s Federal Government has immigration programs that target persons who are outside of Canada and who are wanting to immigrate to Toronto namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Each of these programs allows foreign nationals to apply for Canadian permanent residency from their home countries.
The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program
In addition, the province of Ontario has a provincial immigration program that it manages known as the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program. The program allows the province of Ontario to invite eligible persons to apply for permanent residence based on its particular labour needs that the province has and seeks to address. The city of Toronto is in the province of Ontario.
Therefore, if you are looking to immigrate to Canada, specifically Toronto, and are wanting to do so under a Provincial Nominee Program, then you will need to explore the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program.
Permanent Residency Options
Generally, Canada’s permanent residency options are designed to attract persons who have scored a maximum number of points based on four primary factors. Firstly, your age is a consideration. If you are between the ages of 23 and 33, the system will favour you since that age bracket is given preference. Secondly, your language skills or performance in either the English language or French language test will also be considered when points are assigned to you. Thirdly, there are points assigned based on your years of work experience in certain professional job types of skilled trade jobs. Lastly, your level of education is also considered. The higher your education level, the more points you will gain.
Based on a combination of the four factors, persons who would have scored the highest number of points then receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency. Hence, the federally managed immigration programs are an option worth considering if you are looking to move to Toronto as a permanent resident.
Alternatively, there are several investor options available to foreign nationals who have the means to set up a business in Canada and use that business as a means to become a Canadian permanent resident. In a nutshell, these are the primary options available for a foreign national wanting to immigrate to Toronto, whether as a permanent resident or temporary resident.
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There are many other publications on our website that expound more on the different immigration options that have been highlighted. Please take some time to read through them and watch the videos.
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