This program is open to immigrants with skills that are in demand in the economy and who are also assessed to have the ability to integrate themselves in the country. A new program, Express Entry (implemented starting January 2015), assesses applicants based on an online profile they complete, putting them into a pool and inviting top candidates to apply for permanent resident status.
As a skilled worker or professional, there are several options for you to consider. You can either apply under the federal program or, if you want to decide a specific province/territory in which you are going to reside, you can make your application through one of the provincial programs.
Federal Skilled Worker: For skilled worker applicants who intend to reside in any province or territory, except Quebec.
Quebec Skilled Worker: For skilled worker applicants who intend to reside in the Province of Quebec.
Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) Skilled Worker: Many Canadian provinces have created specific skilled worker programs for those intending to live and work in their particular province or territory.
Canadian employers are actively seeking foreign skilled workers to join their workforce. If you can obtain a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may qualify for fast-track Canadian immigration application processing.
Individuals with business/managerial experience and relatively high net-worth may apply for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the Canada Business Immigration Program in one of the following categories:
Immigrant Investor Program
To qualify as an investor, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD $1.6 million, have managerial experience and be willing to make a government-secured passive investment of CAD $ 800,000. Financing of this investment is available through Canadian financial institutions
To qualify as an entrepreneur, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD $ 400,000 and be willing and able to establish, invest in or acquire a business in Canada (Provinces) which will create or maintain employment in Canada.