Immigrating to Canada

There are specific procedures for immigrating to Canada. While OIA cannot assist you in this process, we are happy to direct you to the appropriate resources.

Permanent Resident

A permanent resident is someone who has acquired permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not yet a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents have rights and privileges in Canada even though they remain citizens of their home country. For more information on immigrating to Canada visit Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. They have provided a specific page about the requirements and steps to apply.


For information about applying to be a Canada citizen, you need to visit Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.