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Oh Canada!

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

By: Prisca Liliane

Have you been getting that itch to relocate? From my bio, the readers are familiar with the fact that I am a product of two immigrant parents. My father is from Jamaica, and my mother is from Haiti. While I was born in the United States, I have never felt fully “at home here”. My roots are in the Caribbean islands, and I know that when I get married and have children, I will have a home there for us to live during the winter and fall months.

Along with the islands, there are a LOT of us Black folk in CANADA. Popular provinces are Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Some African Americans may even find out that they have distant relatives there who are also ADOS (African descendants of Slaves). If you’re wondering what the process is on how to successfully relocate and maintain a residency there, continue reading for some helpful tips with links provided.

There are a multitude of ways to gain citizenship in Canada:

  • Immigrate as a skilled worker : Immigrate through “Express Entry”. The application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in our economy.

  • Immigrate as a provincial nominee : How the Provincial Nominee Program works, how to apply online and how to apply on paper.

  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot : The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate.

  • Start-up Visa Program : Find out how to immigrate to Canada by starting a business and creating jobs, or support innovative entrepreneurs.

  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot : -The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities.

  • Refugees and Asylum : Apply for refugee status from within Canada, find out how to come to Canada as a refugee, sponsor a refugee or find refugee services in Canada.

  • Family sponsorship : Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a: Canadian citizen or person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or Permanent resident of Canada.

  • Quebec-selected skilled workers : This is the application process for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada and live in Quebec. Quebec has a special agreement on immigration with the Government of Canada. The province has its own rules for choosing immigrants who will adapt well to living there.

  • Caregivers : As a caregiver, you have options to come to Canada to become a permanent resident or work temporarily.

  • Immigrate as a self-employed person : The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.

  • Agri-Food Pilot : The Agri-Food Pilot helps address the labor needs of the Canadian agri-food sector. The pilot provides a pathway to permanent residence for experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and occupations. It will run until May 2023.

If your application is denied, or you feel something has run amuck- here is the source for appeals:

  • Immigration appeals :The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) hears appeals on immigration-related matters, including sponsorships, removal orders and residency obligations.


Happy Moving!!

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