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Immigration terminology

We’ve drawn together a set of the more common terms you might come across if you’re planning to emigrate to Canada.

Classes of Immigration

Skilled Worker = 1 year min full time skilled work experience, points system

Business Class = Management experience and investment in Canadian business

Provincial Nomination Program = Fast track to help you settle in a specific province

Family Class = Sponsorship of family members

Quebec Selected = Quebec’s own system

Immigration Offices

London = Canadian High Commission responsible for UK and other applications

Buffalo = Canadian Consulate in US responsible for applications made while resident in Canada

PG Author: Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)


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