Choosing an immigration program for coming to Canada

Choosing an immigration program/immigration category for coming to Canada

The federal and provincial governments in Canada are always updating their immigration programs to attract new immigrants and refugees, and if you are planning to move to Calgary you will need to choose a program or category to apply under. There are dozens of programs, each a little bit different, so to help narrow these down we have included some links to our guides that explain them in more detail. We also recommend that you check out the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta programs that help you choose between temporary and permanent programs.

Watch and Listen

You can also watch the following videos from the federal and provincial governments to learn more about immigrating to Canada (and hopefully meeting us here in Calgary!).

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Thanks to Whitney Loewen for help with this guide. If you want to suggest a correction to this guide, or want to submit one of your own, please contact us.