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How to Immigrate to Canada

Find out how you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.

To find out how to apply, please answer a few questions to find out what immigration programs you can apply for and how to submit an online or paper application.

New entry requirement in effect

Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with valid Canadian visas. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens and Canadian permanent residents, cannot apply for an eTA.

Working in Canada

If you want to work in Canada, you may need a permit depending on what kind of work you want. There are many different permits available to newcomers looking to work.