Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
If you are working on a temporary work permit and the employer has provided you with an offer for a permanent employment opportunity, you may be qualified to apply for your permanent residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Such an offer is mentioned as "arranged employment." The temporary worker will have to meet the required points below for the Foreign Skilled Worker Program. Score points are granted based on some basic elements such as the applicant’s education, age, language skills, adaptability, and the job offer. This procedure can take up to a period of 12–18 months.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Temporary workers who are in proficient positions can use their work experience in Canada to try the Canadian Experience Class program. This is a well-known choice for the temporary workers who do not meet the standard points that are needed for the federal skilled worker program. Candidates under the CEC must have at least 2 years of work experience in Canada or have completed post-secondary studies in the Canadian universities or institutions and should have 1 year of work experience. Candidates who qualify under the CEC must meet one of the conditions above before applying for their Canadian permanent residency.
Provision Prominent Programs
Nearly every province has their own provincial nominee program that allows provinces to choose foreign nationals to try for their Canadian permanent residency. Candidates who apply under a provincial program must plan to reside in the province in which they are applying. The different streams and choices available in each province can differ greatly, but still programs mostly resemble those programs at the federal level. Application procedures for permanent residency under a PNP can take up to a period of 12-18 months.
Quebec Experience Class (QEC)
The Quebec Experience Class (QEC) is much like the Canadian Experience Class (CEQ), excluding the fact that there are additional conditions under the QEC. Candidates under the QEC must have worked in Quebec in a proficient position for at least a year and they must be able to speak French at an intermediate level. Successful candidates will be provided with a Quebec Selection Certificate by the province of Quebec, permitting them to try for their permanent residence status. The procedure to go from temporary worker to permanent resident via QEC can take up to a period of 1 year or less.
International students who have completed their course of 2 years in a post-secondary institution, and with experience of working in a skilful position for 12 months, are permitted to apply for PR under a course of Express Entry System which is called the Canadian Experience Class.