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Settling permanently in Canada (in a province other than Québec)

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Applying for permanent residence in Canada

If you would like to stay in another Canadian province or territory permanently after your studies, various immigration programs may be available to you. Most of these programs are administered through Express Entry. The processing time for Express Entry applications is six months once you have been invited to apply and have submitted your application.

Here are the main programs that may be of interest to you:

Canadian Experience Class

To qualify for this program, you must, among other things, accumulate 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada after your studies (in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A, or B job) and demonstrate your language ability in English and/or French.

Federal Skilled Worker

To qualify for this program, you must, among other things, accumulate one year of continuous work experience in Canada or in another country within the last 10 years (in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A, or B job) and demonstrate your language ability in English or French.

Provincial Nominee Program

Requirements vary from program to program. You need to visit the website of the province or territory that you are interested in. Some of these programs are administered through Express Entry.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Additional information

IRCC website

Information session "Working in Canada during and after your studies – pathways to permanent residence outside Quebec" brought to you by IRCC in collaboration with the Bureau de la vie étudiante.

The Immigration section of this website is intended to provide general information on current procedures, which may change at any time without notice. The laws and regulations in force in Québec and Canada, as well as the websites of Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration [Québec’s ministry of immigration, francisation, and integration] (MIFI) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), take precedence over this page.

Last updated on: 2021-11-22