Types of Canadian Visa – 12 Popular Ways you Can Immigrate to Canada

by Misbaudeen Adeshina


There are many different kinds of Canadian visas, each tailored to a certain category of applicant depending on their intended immigration intentions.

Many people have no trouble applying for one or more kinds of Canadian visas, while others have problems with getting one that they need for their specific situation.

In this post, I review four of the most common types of Canadian visas available. This will give you an idea of which ones to apply for and why.

Different Types of Canadian Visa You Need to Know

There are currently many different types of Canadian visa- study, work, permanent residence, and many more. Each of these visas has slightly different application processes and admission requirements.

Each type of Canadian visa has slightly different entry requirements as well.


Student Visa

The first on our list of types of Canadian visa is a study visa, also called a study permit. Study visas allow eligible international students enrolled in a Canadian school to apply for immigration to Canada.

What exactly is a Canada Student Visa? Basically, a Canada Student Visa enables the individual who possesses it to begin their formal studies in Canada.

The visa for foreign students is essentially the same as a travel visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) and the individual must also have a study permit as well.

The study permit is what is needed or that gives you the permission to study in Canada.


Canada Work Visa

The second on our list of types of Canadian visas available to you is the work visa or permit. As the name implies, a work permit is what allows you to work in Canada.

This visa is often needed if you plan to live and work in Canada either temporarily or permanently, as it is required by the laws of Canada.

If you plan on traveling to Canada to work, you need to be aware that a Canadian work visa is required for this purpose.

In order to apply for a Canadian work visa, you will have to meet some basic requirements, which include proof that you are at least 18 years of age, and that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and many more.


Federal Skilled Worker Visa

The third on our list of types of Canadian visa is the Federal Skilled Worker Visa. This visa makes it possible for a skilled worker who has a proven track record of high achievement in their field to immigrate and live in Canada. An express entry profile is used to select candidates for the program.

Federal Skilled Worker Visa allows you to work legally in Canada without having to be sponsored by a foreign employer, a Canadian work visa, or a job offer.

The main advantage of the program is that it gives skilled workers immediate access to the labor market in Canada, regardless of their marital status or immigration status in Canada.


Canadian Experience Class Visa

The fourth on our list of types of Canadian visa is the Canadian Experience Class Visa. This visa allows people who are already living in Canada to apply for a permanent resident through the Canadian Experience Class Visa. You must have spent at least 12 months living in Canada before you can be eligible to apply for permanent resident through this visa program.

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Tourists Visa

A tourist visa is actually an entry permit to Canada that is required for tourists intending to stay in the country for a maximum of six months. This visa allows you to have your vacation or pay a short visit to your family member in Canada.

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Business Visa

If you are a company or a businessman intending to move or do your business in Canada, you need to apply for a business visa.

By doing so, you will be able to enjoy the many benefits that Canada offers.

One of the most important things you should know before applying for a business visa is that you need to have a financial worth or strength of $300,000 Canadian Dollars.


Self Employed Visa

The Canada Self Employed Visa is for those people who have enough self-employment experience to be able to demonstrate their ability to contribute to the Canadian economy.

To qualify for this Canada Self Employed Visa, you have to prove that you have at least 2 years of related self-employment experience within 5 years before your application for this visa program.


Parents and Grandparents Super Visa

This visa allows parents and grandparents of a Canadian resident to come to and stay in Canada. This visa allows family union and the person that posses this visa can legally stay in Canada for 2 years while this visa takes 10 years to expire.

This visa is a multi-entry visa which means holders of this visa can enter and exit Canada as long as the visa exists.


Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program provides prospective immigrant applicants who are eligible in a particular skilled trade the chance to quickly get a permanent residence of Canada in an effort to ensure the country maintains and attracts a well-trained workforce.

By doing so, Canada will be able to retain the highly skilled foreign workers needed to run the country’s businesses and to do the jobs that people need to do every day.

Provincial Nomination Programs

This program is for applicants who are unable to immigrate to Canada through the federal skilled worker’s program. This provincial nomination program is for low-skilled workers who can contribute their own quota to the development and economic growth of Canada.

You need to sign up to be nominated for any occupation or profession that is needed in any of the provinces in Canada and that you can do.


Family Sponsorship Programs

This visa program allows a permanent resident in Canada to sponsor hir or her family member to be a part of their life in Canada.

The Canadian government understands the bonds between you and your family member and they are ready to allow you to sponsor any of your family members, either your legally married wife or husband, brothers, sisters, mother, father, and others.


Quebec – Selected Skilled Workers Program

This visa allows intending immigrants to work and live in Quebec.


List of Countries that do not require a Candian Visa

The following countries do not need a visa to enter Canada, however, as a citizen of one of these countries, you need an electronic travel authorization (ETA).


Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Australia Bahamas
Barbados Belgium Brazil Brunei
Bulgaria Chile Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hong Kong
Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel
Italy Japan Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Mexico


Monaco Netherlands New Zealand Norway
Papua New Guinea Poland Portugal Romania
Samoa San Marino Singapore Slovakia
Slovenia Solomon Islands South Korea Spain
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan United Kingdom
Vatican City  


The United States of America is also a country that its citizen does not need a visa to enter Canada and also citizens of the United States of America do not need Electronic Travel Authorization documents.



When applying for immigration into Canada, you must research the different types of immigration options available to you. These options are designed to suit various types of needs.

You can apply for immigration based on business or work, religious beliefs, or even political opinions.

No matter what your reasons are for wanting to immigrate to the country are, there are options available to you. All you need to do is to fill out an application.

Which of the types of Canadian visas are you planning to apply for?

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Hi Anthony, we have a post about how you can get a work visa. Please kindly search for it and check it out.

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Misbaudeen Adeshina June 18, 2021 - 6:21 pm

Hi Sudhir, I am always updating the Blog with relevant information about how to immigrate and get a job in Canada. Please always visit this blog to learn more and stay updated on relevant information about Canada Immigration and how you could secure your dream job in Canada.

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Misbaudeen Adeshina June 23, 2021 - 7:37 am

Getting a job offer is not easy. However, if you keep on pushing and you meet the necessary requirements like having a good IELTS score, and you meet the job requirements, you would definitely get a job offer.

Domingos April 26, 2021 - 8:21 pm

I want to immigrat to Canada what need to be done to make this happen

Misbaudeen Adeshina April 29, 2021 - 4:36 am

First of all, you need to understand what immigration program you belong to, secondly, you need to start with your immigration process through the right channel.

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Misbaudeen Adeshina April 17, 2021 - 10:18 am

Hi Zerihun, we will definitely do our best to provide you the information you need to get a job and a work visa in Canada.We have written contents on topics like this, please search for the topic on our website for a start.

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