We receive many inquiries from American citizens about the possibility of Canadian immigration.

As an American citizen you may be interested to know that Canada welcomes (even encourages) you to consider becoming a permanent or temporary resident of Canada.

Are you a US citizen interested in moving to Canada on a temporary or permanent basis?

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Many Americans are able to qualify for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the economic stream of immigration – either the Skilled Worker Category or the Business Category of Canadian immigration.

A Canadian Permanent Resident may become a Canadian Citizen and receive a Canadian Passport after four years. Canadian citizenship is voluntary and you would not have to relinquish your U.S. citizenship, if you do not wish to. Both Canada and the United States permit dual citizenship.

Americans who wish to enter Canada on a temporary basis also receive preferential treatment. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) facilitates the entry of Americans who wish to come to Canada to work or to establish/acquire a Canadian business.

American citizens who are interested in moving to Canada are encouraged to review their options on our dedicated page — Moving to Canada from the U.S. Here, you may explore options to come to Canada permanently or temporarily, as well as learn more about citizenship, taxation, and other settlement considerations.

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    The Government of Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence on April 17 to candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry system. 

  • Saskatchwan issues first occupation-specific EOI invitations

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program issued 324 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to International Skilled Worker candidates in the first occupation-specific draw since the program's Expression of Interest system was introduced last year.