Economic Class Immigration To Canada
Economic immigrants are people selected for their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy, including skilled workers, business immigrants, provincial and territorial nominees and live-in caregivers.
Federal skilled workers (FSW) are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in the Canadian economy. Applicants are assessed on their:
- English and/or French skills,
- work experience, and
- other factors that have been shown to help them prosper in Canada.
Almost all of Canada’s provinces and territories can nominate people to immigrate to Canada. These people have the skills, education and work experience they need to contribute to the economy of that province or territory.
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, you must:
- be nominated by a specific Canadian province or territory, then
- apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent resident of Canada.
Each participating province and territory has its own nomination guidelines.
Canadian Experience Class
If you are a temporary foreign worker or a foreign student and have skilled work experience in Canada, you may be in a good position to move from temporary to permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Live in Caregivers
Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.