Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), a department of the Government of Canada,
decides who can immigrate to Canada. There are several categories for immigrants
- Skilled workers and professionals
- Entrepreneurs and self-employed persons
- Family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents
www.cic.gc.ca are Citizenship and Immigration Canada websites with detailed
information about immigration. You can also get information about Canada's immigration
laws and regulations at the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your
country of residence.
Starting December 1, 2011,
applications for Permanent Residence have to be submitted to the Centralized
Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Nominees must submit their
application for Permanent Residence within three month after they arrived in Yukon.
September 5, 2008
Canadian Experience Class
This application is for temporary workers and recent graduates with Canadian credentials
who are already in Canada and wish to apply for permanent residence.
All applicants must have:
- work or studies in occupations that meet the minimum requirements,
- evidence of proficiency in the English or French language (reading, writing, listening
- work experience as a temporary foreign worker, or
- work experience following graduation from a Canadian post-secondary institution,
and post-graduation education requirement.
For more information, please visit:
November 28, 2008
Action Plan for Faster Immigration
The Action Plan for Faster Immigration includes issuing instructions to visa officers
reviewing new federal skilled worker applications to process those from candidates
- are in 38 high-demand occupations such as health, skilled trades, finance and resource
- have an offer of arranged employment or have already been living legally in Canada
for one year as a temporary foreign worker or international student.
Also, applicants to the Federal Skilled Worker Program whose applications were received
on or after February 27, 2008, and which do not meet the assessment criteria described
above shall be informed, in as short a time as possible, that their applications
will not proceed for processing and shall be returned their processing fees.
For the complete Ministerial instructions including a list of high-demand occupations
Canadian Information Centre for International
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials assists individuals,
employers, professionals and organizations regarding foreign credential recognition
and the assessment of diplomas and qualifications in Canada.
Entry Requirements Tool
The Entry Requirements
Tool at goingtocanada.gc.ca will help you determine if you meet the requirements
to enter Canada.
There is more information about the different categories for immigrants on the Immigrating to Canada
page of the CIC site. This site also offers online tools to help you calculate your
application fees and check on the status of your application.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada's
A Newcomer’s Introduction to Canada provides useful information about such
topics as: Getting Ready — Before You Leave For Canada; Your First Few Days In Canada;
Finding A Job, Building A Future; General Information About Canada And The Canadian
Way Of Life.
It is also available here and Welcome to Canada - What you should know.
Yukon Nominee Program
Under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), the Government of Yukon can nominate potential
immigrants in these categories:
- Skilled workers with approved Yukon job offers
- Semi-skilled critical impact workers with approved Yukon job offers
- Entrepeneurs who would like to start, partake in, or buy an existing business in
Please visit the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) section
of this site for more information.