9 Legal and Easy Ways to Migrate to Canada.

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You can migrate to Canada without falling victim to travelling agents, involving yourself in unnecessary immigration hassles or spending far more than is necessary.

Indeed, people change their residential locations for several reasons. While others change locations to look for greener pastures and attain better financial security, others do so to experience a different environment.

Whatever your reasons are, Canada is one of the countries you can move to with less difficulty vis a vis other European countries, no wonder it is one of the most popular countries for immigrants. 

Between 2022 and 2024, Canada plans to welcome over 1.3 million immigrants from across the globe. Also, according to Statican.gc.ca, Canada has welcomed 113,699 immigrants in the first quarter of 2022. 

Migrating to Canada is not a walk in the park. 

However, if you have adequate information, you can avoid some immigration drawbacks, delays and frustration and increase your success rate. 

So, in this article, we’ll provide you with the most legal, easiest and surefire ways to achieve your dream of migrating to Canada. Specifically, we’ll explain:

  •  the nine trouble-free ways to migrate to Canada
  • who cannot migrate to Canada
  •  the amount of money it costs to relocate to Canada

Let’s dive right in. Shall we?

9 Trouble-free Ways To Move To Canada.

Canada has several ways it welcomes its immigrants, depending on what you’re looking for and which route you wish to take. Some of the most legal and popular means are: 

1. Family Sponsorship

For those who have relatives or family, who are permanent residents or citizens in Canada, family sponsorship might be the easiest route to immigrating to Canada.

Canada is committed to family bonding and reunification. For this reason, it offers several programs that make it easy for residents or citizens to sponsor their family members to move to Canada.

So, provided you are more than 18 years, you can sponsor certain family members to move to Canada. Those you can facilitate their movement are your children and spouse. For now, parental sponsorship is no more in vogue. However, you can make their migration to Canada possible through Canada Super Visa.

2. Express Entry

Through Express Entry Program, you can immigrate to Canada through any of the following categories:

Candian Experience Class (CEC)

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

If you’re skilled in any trade or work, this program may be all you need to find yourself in Canada. Your acceptance depends on the number of points you can gather, and you get your scores on experience, education, skills and qualification. As we pointed out earlier, you must be highly skilled to qualify for this program. The Express Entry program is the fast way to migrate to Canada and get permanent residency.

You can click on any of the links above to know your eligibility.

3. Provincial Nominees

If you desire to live in a particular province in Canada and become a permanent resident and have the requisite skills, education and experience to contribute to the economy and development of such an area, try this program. 

Under the Provincial Nominee program, each Canadian province has its own immigration programs that target a defined set of people with specific requirements. These individual provincial programs are called “streams”. For instance, a province may be on the lookout for:

  • students
  • business people
  • skilled workers
  • semi-skilled workers

You can read more on this program here.


4. Business Immigration

If you have successfully owned or managed a personal business, this program may be the easiest way to actualize your dream of immigrating to Canada. The Federal government of Canada and some provinces offer immigration programs for immigrants who wish to start a personal business in Canada. 

This program helps to facilitate and encourage the admission of the intending immigrants and help them start a business and settle in Canada.

For more information, read Canada Business Immigration Programs.

5. The Atlantic Immigration Program.

You can only move to Atlantic Canada with this immigration program. This program provides a permanent residence for overseas workers with relevant skills and international graduates from a Canadian school who wish to work in any of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador territories. Read more on this here.

6. Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA) Visa.

This program involves a long process. Nevertheless, it could lead to immigration to Canada. A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is “a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker”

So, if an employer resident in Canada wants to hire you to work for them in Canada, they will first get LMIA approval. The approval process will confirm that there are no unemployed residents to do the job. You, the applicant, will now apply for a work permit and immigrate to Canada upon getting every necessary approval.  

7. Quebec-selected skilled workers.

You can check out this immigration program if you want to obtain Canadian permanent residency and live in Quebec. To qualify for this program, you must meet the Quebec Government’s requirements for immigrants who wish to work and live in Quebec. There are two major requirements to meet:

First, you must apply for Quebec Selection Certificate from the Government of Quebec. Through this application, the province of Quebec will assess and confirm Government of Quebec has accepted you as an immigrant in Quebec. 

Second, you must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence if the province of Quebec selects you and provides you with Quebec Selection Certificate.

8. Become A Student

You can immigrate to Canada by becoming a student. The Canadian government offer several opportunities to international students that enable them to study and work in Canada. 

Does this interest you? You can facilitate your immigration to Canada by trying any Study in Canada opportunities.

Read Also: 13 Great Reasons You Should Study In Canada.

9. Refugee and Asylum

If you face a life-threatening situation or fear that someone or an institution will harm you if you return to your country, you can apply as a refugee and seek asylum in Canada. 

Read also: Canada Scholarships For International Students.

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Who Can Migrate To Canada?

Before you conclude your plans to migrate to Canada, it is advisable to do your due diligence and ascertain if you are admissible into Canada or not. 

Under Canada Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), some people are ‘inadmissible’ and are not permitted to enter Canada.

So, when you apply for a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or when you arrive at a port, a Canadian immigration officer will decide if you’re qualified to enter Canada or not.

What makes you unqualified to migrate to Canada?

You are inadmissible to Canada if:

  •   You are a security threat
  •  You are a human or international rights violator
  • You have committed any crime, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • You are a member of a criminal gang
  • You have a severe– medical condition
  •  You are unable to meet your financial obligations
  • You supplied fake or withheld information
  • You refuse to comply with relevant immigration policies
  • You have a family member who is not admissible.

How much Does It Cost to Migrate to Canada?

As observed earlier, migrating to Canada is not a walk in the park. Apart from the psychological burden of leaving one’s location to another, it also comes with a considerable financial commitment. Under this subhead, we highlighted the estimated amount you will likely expend in your journey to Canada.

Conventionally speaking, it costs an individual applicant roughly

$15,000 to move to Canada. A husband and his wife would need around $21,000, while couples with children will need between $25,000 and $30,000 to move to Canada. 


For an individual applicant, the estimated immigration costs include:

Fee                                                            Amount($)

Language tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF)      300

Educational Credential Evaluation (ECA)            200

Biometrics                                                       85

Medical Exams                                                 100

Application Processing Fees                               850

Right Of Permanent Residence Fees                   515

Miscellaneous Fees                                           250

Settlement Funds                                            13213

Total                                                              15498

Note that Settlement Funds do not apply to those applying for the Canadian Experience Class. 

A couple migrating to Canada would need around $21,000. Here is the breakdown:

Fee                                                                        Amount($)

Language tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF)               600

Educational Credential Evaluation (ECA)                     400

Biometrics                                                               170

Medical Exams                                                        200

Application Processing Fees                                      1,700

Right Of Permanent Residence Fees                          1,030

Miscellaneous Fees                                                  500

Settlement Funds                                                   16,449

Total                                                                     21,019


Again, a couple with one child would need around $25,000 to move to Canada. The detailed breakdown is as follows:

Fee                                                                        Amount($)

Language tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF)                  600

Educational Credential Evaluation (ECA)                        400

Biometrics                                                                  170

Medical Exams                                                            300

Application Processing Fees                                         1,930

Right Of Permanent Residence Fees                             1,030

Miscellaneous Fees                                                      600

Settlement Funds                                                        20,222

Total                                                                           25,252

Lastly, a couple with two children needs a little above $30000 to migrate. Here is the breakdown.

Fee                                                                      Amount($)

Language tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF)                    600

Educational Credential Evaluation (ECA)                         400

Biometrics                                                                    170

Medical Exams                                                              400

Application Processing Fees                                           2,160

Right Of Permanent Residence Fees                               1,030

Miscellaneous Fees                                                        700

Settlement Funds                                                        24,553

Total                                                                           30,013

Note that charges for two or more people remain the same as long as all members apply at the same time and place.


Ignorance of the law, they say, is not an excuse for its violation. If you plan to migrate to another country, it is crucial to be familiar with its immigration policies and different channels through which you can do that.

Going through other channels may spell trouble.

So, in this article, we have highlighted some of the ways you can migrate to Canada, assuming that’s one of your life’s goals. We discussed Express Entry, and Family Sponsorship, among others. You can click on the link for these methods and get more information about their requirements.

Moreso, we enumerated the reasons an applicant may be inadmissible into Canada. Also, do well to go through the list and find out if you’re guilty of any of the offences.

Lastly, you would need finance to facilitate your movement. For this reason, we’ve painstakingly analyzed the estimated amount for a single applicant, a couple, a couple with a child and a couple with two children.

Having enough financial capacity to facilitate your application process and Canadian living is a cardinal feature while you apply to migrate to Canada.

So, it’s in your interest to be familiar with all the necessary payments so you can adequately prepare before you apply.

That’s it! 

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