Note: Arrive is not an immigration consultancy and therefore does not provide support with immigration. We created this post to support our users who have inquired about immigration-based questions and sourced all information from the Government of Canada website. For in-depth info on the type of visa you may qualify for, or assist you with the process to obtain work or student permits – More details can be found on the Government of Canada website. 

Canada’s welcoming attitude and strong stance to support newcomers smoothly settle-in has made it a popular country for all those considering immigration. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Departmental Plan 2018–2019 details the Government’s robust commitment to welcoming more permanent residents over the next three years. Annually, this includes raising immigration targets to 330,000 by the end of 2019 and 340,000 by the end of 2020. 

While the Express Entry is the most sought after route to move to Canada, there are plenty of other options available that might be better suited to your situation. As mentioned in our note above, we’re not an immigration consultancy at Arrive, but we put together a quick snapshot on the different ways and paths you can take when moving to Canada.  

Check out our two-part infographic that outlines the different types of visas for moving to Canada:



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