Permanent Residence


Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their spouse, partner, child, parent and grandparent. Both the sponsor and the applicant must meet certain requirements to apply.

A sponsor must:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • You are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  • You are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than disability
  • You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor

The applicant must:

  • For spouses: must be legally married to the sponsor
  • For common law: must have been living with the sponsor for a minimum of 12 consecutive months 
  • For conjugal partners: must have been in a relationship with the sponsor for at least 1 year 
  • For dependent children: must be related to the sponsor by blood or adoption

Every applicant must meet certain medical and criminal guidelines.

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Express Entry

Express Entry supplies a route to permanent residence for skilled workers in Canada or overseas.

Federal Skilled Workers- Express Entry

As a Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) you must meet certain criteria to become eligible for an Express Entry. 

These requirements include:

  •  Age
  •  Education
  • Work experience
  • Whether you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • Adaptability

As a Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) you must meet certain criteria to become eligible for an Express Entry. 
These Potential applicants who have met the eligibility requirements will be entered into a pool with other potential applicants and wait for an entry draw. The IRCC will organize a draw and the highest ranked candidates will be invited to apply for Permanent Residency. 

Federal Skilled Trades- Express Entry

As a Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) you must meet certain criteria to become eligible for an Express Entry. 
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. 

To be eligible you must:

  • Meet the required language levels for each language ability
  • Have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply
  • Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade
  • Have a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial, or federal authority 

Canadian Experience Class- Express Entry

The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and would like to be on a path towards Permanent Residency.

To be eligible you must:

  • Meet the required language levels for each language ability
  • Have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply

Canadian Citizenship

To apply for Canadian Citizenship you must:

  • Be a permanent resident
  • Have lived in Canada for 3 out of 5 years
  • Have filed your taxes
  • Pass a citizenship test
  • Prove your language skills
  • Born to a Canadian citizen (by descent)

Other requirements may apply.

Client Testimonials

My wife and I are quite pleased with our choice of AIPS as an immigration representative. As my friend had testified to me, Charlene offers lawyer services at a great price and is always ready to answer questions about filling out and submitting forms quickly and effectively. She was quick and to-the-point and not afraid to say when certain information might not be up to the standards she knows the IRCC wants. She brought my wife through her permanent residence process quickly and outlined all tasks and forms that we needed to complete in a very understandable fashion. On top of this, we found that she really cares for each case she works on and remembers each one of her clients by name! I would highly suggest her to anyone in Hamilton or the surrounding region.

– Daniel

Charlene is one of the best immigration lawyer in terms of any kind of visa, I would suggest AIPS at any time. She’s is the one who handle my critical case and no one can do it. She took the case and gave me a great results on my husband’s work permit. With same trust I did my PR application and today my self and my husband are permanent residence. I will give more than 5 star ratings

If you think about the quality and cost , AIPS is the best place to do it. No matter what questions you ask her, she will reply ASAP. Meantime, she will go through all section with you and give a clear explanation.

I’m glad I chose Charlene for my journey in Canada.

– Suro

James' permanent residency has just been approved and honestly we would not have been able to do it without Charlene and her team. Especially during all the covid stress we didn't have to worry about anything, Charlene would message us and let us know when it was time to do the next step of our process! 100% would recommend.

Charlene and her team helped us apply for my fiance's work permit and sponsorship. Charlene was very helpful throughout the whole process, very fast response times and very informative when we had questions. The sponsorship process required a lot of information and I truly don't think we would have been able to do it without her help, her straight forward and easy to follow guidelines made the process extremely simple and we managed to get everything submitted in a timely manner. We are waiting for the response from the government but I am confident knowing Charlene did everything she could to ensure our application was properly filed. We would like to thank you for everything Charlene, it was a pleasure working with you.

– Brandi

Charlene and team are professional, communicative and quick to respond to all inquiries. Was a pleasure working with Charlene! We turned to professional help and she made the Perm Residence Process a breeze, assembled everything and sent off a professional package that we felt confident in and in turn, it took a huge load off of our mind. She is competent, thorough, and answers all questions. Would highly recommend!!

– Emily

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