How do I move to Canada?

Immigration is the legal process for moving to Canada and acquiring status in Canada. Persons who wish to move to Canada must apply to the Government of Canada for immigration status. Only foreign nationals – persons who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada – can apply for Canadian immigration status.

There are two types of immigration status in Canada: permanent residency status and temporary residency status.

There are also other types of status in Canada which are not considered immigration status, such as refugee status or protected person status.

You can read more on our website about our expert immigration services and how we can help you move to Canada by acquiring permanent residency or temporary residency, or you can contact us to schedule a consultation appointment. It is recommended that you consult with an immigration lawyer to help you determine which type of status is appropriate for your circumstances. Mandelbaum Immigration Lawyers can conduct an immigration status assessment for you. Simply provide us with your name, email address and phone number by filling out our comment card, or by emailing us at, and our office will contact you to arrange a consultation with a lawyer.