Canada Immigration FAQs

Answers to commonly asked questions

This article provides answers to frequently asked questions about immigration to Canada. For more detailed information about a specific topic, please see the table of contents.
General Questions
General questions about immigration and Canada's immigration system in particular are addressed here. You may also find this introduction to Canada's Immigration System helpful.
We’re a country that is open to immigration right now. [That’s a] hell of a competitive advantage I don’t see the U.S. matching anytime soon.
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Family Class Sponsorship
Questions about the Family Class Sponsorship that is used by Canada to grant permanent resident status for family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.