Many Americans were disappointed when Donald Trump won the American election. So many people were interested in moving to Canada that the Canadian immigration website crashed on election night. If you’re serious about moving to Canada from the States, you need to know how to emigrate. Read on for some important information about immigrating to Canada from the US.

Family Sponsorship

Do you have a relative that’s a permanent resident or citizen of Canada? He or she might be able to sponsor you to come to Canada.

There are certain categories of family sponsorship. Your spouse, partner, or parent can sponsor you. Let’s say you’re the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident – he or she might be able to bring you to Canada. Even if you’re the dependent child of a Canadian permanent resident or citizen’s dependent child, your family member can sponsor you.

Express Entry

Canada wants skilled immigrants to come to the country and help build its economy. To that end, it created the Express Entry program.

You’ll have to fill out an application form to determine your eligibility for Express Entry. If you meet the criteria, the Canadian government will place you into a pool of candidates. The highest ranking candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residence.

Immigrant Investors

Are you an entrepreneur looking to invest in Canada? The Immigrant Investor program is for you.

You have to provide proof of your net worth. The Canadian government will evaluate the information with the aid of a designated accounting firm. You must also place $2 million in a non-guaranteed investment. Moreover, you have to have either French or English language skills, and you must have the equivalent of a Canadian post-secondary degree.


You might be able to immigrate to Canada from the US if you’re self-employed. Canada is looking for candidates in three fields: cultural activities, athletics or buying and managing a farm.

In order to apply for the self-employed immigration class, you have to have a certain amount of experience and you must be able to prove that you can support yourself and contribute to Canada’s economy. You’ll also need to demonstrate that you have the education and language skills to succeed in the True North. Furthermore, you must also prove you’re not a security risk and that you’re healthy so you won’t be a drain on Canada’s public health system.

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By Adi Shaked