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Finding a Pathway to Permanent Residency in Canada

Economic immigration and family immigration are the two major pathways to permanent residency in Canada.

Economic immigration is all about programs which use age, education, language proficiency and work experience to predict a foreign national’s ability to add-value to the Canadian economy by finding work and paying taxes.

There are nearly 100 economic immigration programs in Canada. Examples on the federal-level include Express Entry, the Atlantic Immigration Program and the Start-Up Business Visa Class. Interestingly the individual provinces of Canada can also create their own economic immigration programs which are known as Provincial Nomination Programs or PNPs.

Family immigration on the other hand is about reconnecting Canadian citizens and permanent residents to close family members; typically spouses, common-law spouses, biological and adopted children as well as parents and grandparents.

Solutions from Jakabek Immigration Law


The goal of a permanent residency consultation is to determine if a pathway to permanent residency is available. We start by assessing your individual profile against the eligibility requirements of various economic and family-based immigration programs in Canada. If multiple pathways are available then we will determine the best one, if no pathway is available then we will explore the steps you can take to become eligible.

A Custom Plan that Works:

Our process starts with a 2-hour information collection interview - the collected information will then be used to develop a strategy tailored to your circumstances along with a custom checklist of documents and forms for your application. Once the documents and forms are collected a lawyer will review the materials for mistakes and will work with you to make any necessary corrections.

Supporting Arguments from a Lawyer:

A lawyer will then draft a custom representative's letter that uses laws, regulations and government policies to argue in favour of approval; the letter will also proactively address weak points and highlight the strong points of your permanent residency application.