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An Overview of Immigration Programs in Canada

Simard & Associates assists our clients with diverse Canadian immigration programs, including Start-up Visa Program, Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP), the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), as well as the Federal Skilled Workers Program (Express Entry) and the Canadian Family Sponsorship Visa.

Canada's New Open Work Permit for Hong Kong Residents
Taking effect from February 8th, 2021 and expiring on February 7th, 2023, the new open work permit expedites the permit process for Hong Kong residents to study or work in Canada as a way of gaining valuable employment experience and contributing to Canada’s economy, society and culture.
The program encourages entrepreneur immigrants to create companies in Canada. Successful applicants are expected to work with private sector organizations in Canada, where they can receive funding, guidance and expertise in opening and operating their own enterprise in Canada.
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) – Entrepreneurial Stream
The New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) is an economic immigration program that allows the Government of New Brunswick to nominate foreign individuals established in the province. Under NBPNP, the New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to establish, operate and actively manage a business in the province.
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) – Work Permit Stream
The PEI PNP Work Permit Stream is for applicants who are interested in coming to PEI on a work permit and operating a business for a minimum of one year prior to receiving a nomination for permanent residency of Canada. The applicant will be required to sign the necessary agreements after meeting the program criteria. Upon meeting the terms and conditions of a performance agreement, the applicant will be nominated for permanent residency to Canada.
Quebec is the largest of the ten provinces in Canada and has an excellent community environment and high quality of life. That is why Quebec has been popular among those who want to immigrate to Canada. The Quebec government provides vast investment and development support for immigrants so they, along with their family, can enjoy a high-quality and low-cost living.
In order to develop Canada’s economy and to tackle problems with talent shortage in some industries and an ageing population, the Canadian government has established the Federal Skilled Worker program to welcome overseas applicants to migrate to Canada and meet its labor needs. Skilled workers are welcome to become part of the local community and contribute to the Canadian society and economy.
Canada has often been ranked as one of the best countries in the world to live in due to the high quality of life. After obtaining Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status through an investor program, an entrepreneur program or the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you may want your family to join you and settle in Canada. If that’s the case, the Canada Family Sponsorship Visa can be your answer.
For people who are weighing their immigration options, the province of British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada may be an interesting option. B.C. is well known for its natural beauty and good education system. In addition, B.C.’s  immigrant population is made up of people from all parts of the world, which makes it one of the most culturally diverse province in Canada. In B.C., everyone celebrates diversity, and there is a respect of other people’s lifestyles, cultures, religions and beliefs.
Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)
Quebec Experience Program (Programme de l’expérience québécoise, PEQ) is an accelerated selection program for skilled workers who wish to obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec) with a view to becoming permanent residents of Canada. The program is intended for Québec graduates and temporary foreign workers who meet certain conditions, such as demonstrating advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French

The team of immigration consulting lawyers at Simard & Associates is highly qualified and experienced. We are dedicated to helping you and your family find the most suitable immigration program for moving to Canada from Hong Kong. Our professional immigration consultants and lawyers can provide you with a wealth of information and personal advice, such as which immigration program to choose from, the respective requirements, and the immigration scoring system. We strive to provide you with a tailor-made immigration plan for migrating to Canada and with comprehensive assistance throughout the application process.

Canada as a popular immigration destination

Canada has always been a popular immigration destination for many in Hong Kong. It provides a superb living environment, a comprehensive welfare system, and a fantastic education system. Canada is also known for its low crime rate, and it is one of the wealthiest and most economically developed countries in the world. For those who to seek new opportunities, to reunite with your family, or apply for a partner visa. Canada is the excellent choice.

Personalized and Professional Immigration Consultation

Our Canadian lawyers have in-depth and first-hand experience with Canada. They have extensive experience with different immigration programs, such as immigration investor programs and their specific requirements. Simard & Associates serves as both an agent and immigration consultants when helping clients choose the best immigration program to Canada.

We understand that the complex immigration policy in Canada, scoring methods, as well as the numerous legal and technical jargon applicants encounter during the application process can be overwhelming. That is why a business and family immigration specialist can help you tremendously by addressing and tackling problems with professionalism and experience. Our specialists will work with you closely to better understand your needs and goals. Our immigration lawyers and consultants will thoroughly analyze your needs, overall expectations, financial situation, and other factors, in order to help you find the best immigration program and application channels to relocate to Canada.

For more information, please contact us at +852 2169 0388 or by filling out our online enquiry form. Our team of professional lawyers will help you along the way.