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Canadian Immigration

Canada has over 60 different programs available to immigrate and become a Permanent Resident.

Everyone’s situation is different and choosing the right program for you will ensure a speedy and successful application. We can help you with this.

Go Canada Visas practices in all areas of Canadian immigration law and Citizenship.  Our Canadian immigration consultancy is able to assist clients in cases that maybe simple and straightforward or challenging.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a thorough and detailed assessment of your situation as well as a discussion of the options available in your case, or complete the FREE Assessment online and we will contact you and start discussing your best way forward to immigrate to Canada.

Permanent Residency

Permanent residence of Canada is the status of a person who is not a Canadian citizen but who has been granted permission to live and work in Canada without any time limit on their stay.

A foreign national must make an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a permanent residence. As a permanent resident you must live in Canada for two years out of every five, or risk losing that status. 

Permanent residency status has a number of benefits:

  • The right to live, study and work, anywhere in Canada
  • Obtain medical, social benefits, employment insurance and Canada Pension Plan payments
  • Protections under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • The right to sponsor relatives for permanent residence, subject to fulfilling residence criteria and assurance of support requirements.
  • Apply for Canadian citizenship after three years (1095 days) in Canada.

There are a number of programs that you can apply for permanent residence under; they fall under Economic classes and non-economic classes:

The Economic classes allow the applicants to be selected on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada. These programs include the following:

Non-economic classes allow applicants to be selected for permanent residence on the basis of family-reunification, social, and humanitarian objectives .These programs include the following:

  • Members of the family class
  • Adoptions
  • Spouse or common-law partner in Canada class
  • Humanitarian and compassionate consideration
  • Protected persons
  • Temporary resident permit holders

Once you have successful received permanent residence, you will need to apply for the permanent resident card (PR card); this is the official proof of permanent resident status in Canada. There are residency requirements and obligations to obtain and maintain permanent resident status.

For assistance finding the best pathway to permanent residence, complete one of our free assessments or contact us for consultation to discuss the best options for you.

Temporary Residence and Visas

A temporary resident is a foreign national who is legally authorized to enter and or remain in Canada for temporary purposes. It gives person permission to visit, live, work or study in Canada with a time limit on their stay.

There are several temporary resident categories:

  • Temporary resident visas
  • Electronic travel authorizations
  • International students
  • Temporary workers
  • Temporary resident permits

In meeting the eligibility requirements for the temporary resident category under which they have applied, applicants will require either a visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

Extension of temporary residence

A person may apply to extend their status as a temporary resident in Canada beyond the initial period granted. This includes accompanying family members, regardless of whether or not the principal applicant will be extending their status in Canada. It will be up to the officer to make the final decision after reviewing the circumstances.[spacer height=”20px”]

For assistance with a visa for any of the temporary residence categories, please contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss the eligibility requirements for your chosen program.


In some cases a person may be denied a visa, or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry to, or removed from Canada for reasons of inadmissibility. They are known as inadmissible under Canadian Immigration law.

Inadmissibility can fall within any of these grounds:

  • Security reasons, including espionage, subversion, violence or terrorism, or membership in an organization involved in any of these
  • Human or international rights violations, including war crimes, crimes against humanity or being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions
  • Committing a serious crime that would be punishable by a maximum prison term of at least 10 years in Canada
  • Having been convicted of a crime, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Organized crime, including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering
  • Health grounds – if their condition is likely to endanger public health or public safety, or cause excessive demands on health or social services
  • Financial reasons – if they are unable or unwilling to support themselves and their family members
  • Misrepresentation, which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
  • Failure to comply with any provision of IRPA
  • Having an inadmissible family member.

Overcoming Inadmissibility

Normally you cannot enter or stay in Canada if you are inadmissible. However, there are ways of overcoming your criminal inadmissibility.

If you are inadmissible, you may become admissible again if you:

  • Are deemed rehabilitated;
  • Apply for individual rehabilitation and get approved; or
  • Receive a pardon or record suspension.
  • You may also be offered a temporary resident permit if your reason to travel to Canada is considered justified in the circumstances and you do not pose a risk because of your inadmissibility.

If you have issues that may affect you admissibility to Canada, contact us for a consultation to discuss your concerns and determine if there is a solution for you.

Document Checking Service

We understand that Canadian Immigration law can be complex, which is why we offer our Document Checking service.  This service gives you that extra level of security when submitting your application. Here at Go Canada Visas we offer document checking assistance with all Canadian Visa and Immigration applications including citizenship applications.

If you have collected the necessary documents and completed your application forms, but are still unsure if everything is completed correctly or if you have gathered the right documents to satisfy the Canadian requirements, then our Document Checking Service will provide peace of mind.

Here at Go Canada Visas we have seen many applications and understand the different areas where an applicant can make mistakes. Our document checking service is designed to ensure you avoid those costly mistakes that may result in refusal and additional expenses, ensuring your application is submitted to its best standard.

We advise on the possibility of success based on the information you provide to us before submission to Citizenship Immigration Canada

Our Canadian Immigration Document Checking Service Includes:

  • A detailed written assessment of your application forms and supporting documentation by Samantha Skerrett a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Feedback from a recognised ICCRC expert.
  • Draw special attention to any areas of correction that may cause potential reasons for refusal.
  • Suggestions regarding further documents you may wish to include to improve your chances of success.
  • A second and final review of the corrected application.

Please note this application is a review of a full completed application prepared by you.

If your application is not fully completed and you are struggling we would suggest we assist you with the full application service for the program of your choice, where we will become your appointed authorised representative with Canadian Immigration.

Get your Visa Application and documentation checked by a qualified professional with years of experience.

If you would like further information about our Document Checking Service, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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