We have created an online tool called Coming to Canada. It helps foreign nationals determine if they may qualify to come to Canada as immigrants, visitors, workers or students.
This tool guides you through some questions about your personal background and work experience. Based on your answers and your situation, it then provides you with :
a list of options;
step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
The Coming to Canada tool is for reference purposes only. No immigration decision will be made based on your answers. If you choose to apply, an immigration officer will review your complete application against Canada’s immigration laws. The results you have obtained through the tool will not affect their decision.
If you qualify as a visitor, worker or student, you can apply online. The tool will direct you to your account, where you can create an account and complete the online application form. You also have the option of completing a paper application.
If you may be eligible to immigrate permanently under the Express Entry process, you must apply online unless you have a disability that prevents you from doing so. The tool will direct you to your account where you can create an account and complete the online form.
If you may be eligible to immigrate permanently under any other program, you must submit a paper application.
If a trip to Canada is part of your application :
Check the travel restrictions and exemptions related to COVID-19 to find out if you need to submit additional documents with your application.