Immigration Services


Start your love affair with Canada! If you love to travel, experience new cultures, taste new food, hustle through exciting cities and love the fine arts, then Canada should be one of your top destinations. Filled with awe-inspiring scenery, hundreds of attractions, vast wildlife and beautiful architecture, Canada has something for every adventurous pilgrim, young and old.


The basic requirements must be met by anyone who wants to visit Canada and depends upon their place of residence.


To visit Canada, you will need to meet some basic requirements, such as:

  • have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
  • be in good health,
  • have no criminal or immigration-related convictions,
  • convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country,
  • convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
  • have enough money for your stay. (The amount of money you will need can vary. It depends on things such as how long you will stay, and whether you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.)

You may also need a:

  • medical exam and
  • letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.


Not all countries need a Visa to enter Canada. Even if your country isn't required a visa, there are still existing requirements.


Canada welcomes students from the Primary to Graduate degree Level. A study permit is required for international students to be admitted to study. We can help you in filing of an initial study permit and extension of a study permit. International Students can apply to work while studying and after completing their Studies.

Today, Canada has over 200,000 international students. It is home to one of the best educational systems in the world. From elementary to university, vocational and language programs, Canadian Universities and colleges offer a wide range of degrees and programs to help every student towards a successful, globally competitive career.


Who are eligible for a study permit?

  • Applicants with a letter of acceptance from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (link to definition)
  • Proof of Financial Capability to pay for tuition, board and lodging and other living expenses
  • Persons with No Criminal record
  • Persons with no health issues
  • Persons who can show proof of returning to country of origin after finishing the program of study.

*These are qualifications in general and there are exceptions.


An individual planning to study in Canada will be required to obtain a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution. Click Here for a List of Designated Learning Institutions in Canada. Lifeline International assists in securing acceptance at a Designated Learning Institution


Canada welcomes students from the Primary to Graduate degree Level. A study permit is required for international students to be admitted to study. We can help you in filing of an initial study permit and extension of a study permit. International Students can apply to work while studying and after completing their Studies.


Apply to work in Canada


A Labor Market Impact Assessment is a document that an employer in Canada may require before hiring a foreign worker who is already inside Canada. As an employer, the LMIA is the first step to hiring a foreign worker. The employer is required to demonstrate that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada is qualified and available to take the caregiver job with the employer and that the employment offer meets all the necessary legislative and program requirements.


Work Permit Application (For Foreign Workers) who wish to work in Canada require a work permit. Requirements in Applying for a work permit


A foreign national who has a valid offer of employment from a legitimate employer in Canada may apply for a work permit and permanent residence through the two new Home Caregiver Pilot programs. The spouse can apply for Open Work Permit and the children for study permits. This is in addition specific requirements that the job and Immigration Canada requires. Lifeline assists in the application procedure.


Lifeline offers to following services to Caregivers:

  • Work Permit Application
  • Renewal or extension of Work Permit
  • Restoration of Status
  • Open Work Permit Application
  • Application for Permanent Residence

Fill in the following forms as it applies to your situation:

  1. Employer Assessment form
  2. Worker Assessment form


For many years, Canada has drawn millions of immigrants to its beautiful cities, thriving economy and job opportunities. Lifeline International can assist you in obtaining permanent resident status through Canada’s Immigration programs.

There are several Immigration programs and categories by which a foreign national can look at when exploring the option of immigrating to Canada. One can apply directly or can be sponsored by family or an employer or a province of Canada. One can already be in Canada as a student, or a worker and be qualified to apply for permanent residence.


As of January 2015, we have a new system to manage how people apply to this program. It is called Express Entry.

You can use our online tool, Come to Canada, to see if you meet the criteria to get into the Express Entry pool.


The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.


Quebec has a special agreement with the Government of Canada on immigration. The province has its own rules for choosing immigrants who will adapt well to living there.

To apply as a skilled worker in Quebec, you must:

  • apply to the Quebec government for a Certificate de sélection du Québec (CSQ), then
  • apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent resident of Canada.


Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These immigrants must have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there.

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and criteria for their PNP. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target students, business people, skilled workers or semi-skilled workers.

Since January 1, 2015, many provinces and territories have launched new Express Entry streams


The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) allows those with Canadian work experience to become permanent residents.

As of January 1, 2015, potential candidates interested in applying to the Canadian Experience Class must go through the Express Entry system.


If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and at least 18 years old, you can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada. Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents.

  • Spouse and dependent children
  • Parent/Grandparent
  • Other relative


Canada's Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build innovative businesses in Canada that can create jobs for Canadians and compete on a global scale.

Do you have an innovative business idea? If you can get support for your idea from one of the designated organizations, you may be able to immigrate to Canada.


The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to bring people who will become self-employed in Canada. They must have either:

  • relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, and
    • intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, or
  • experience in farm management, and
    • intend and be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.


Caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. ​


Refugees are people who have fled their countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution, and who are therefore unable to return home. Many refugees come from war-torn countries and have seen or experienced unthinkable horrors.

A refugee is different from an immigrant, in that an immigrant is a person who chooses to settle permanently in another country. Refugees are forced to flee.

Canada resettles refugees to save lives and to provide stability to those fleeing persecution who have no hope of relief. Canada’s resettlement programs are respected internationally because they provide permanent residence as a long term solution.