Economic Class

Last updated: October 4, 2019

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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act defines economic immigration under article 12(2): “A foreign national may be selected as a member of the economic class on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada.” Having the potential for contributing to Canada economically is the most important consideration of this class and evident in all programs under the economic category.

According to the data gathered in 2016 Census, 53% of all immigrants who come to Canada, come through the immigration programs for economic classes. This percentage accounts for roughly 150,000 immigrants every year, including the principal applicants and their dependents.

There are currently nine federal economic immigration programs, excluding Quebec:

These programs target helping Canada’s economy by admitting economically viable immigrants. The programs are tailored for the specific needs of Canada, Canadian provinces and territories. You can find more details by clicking on the links above.
If you are interested in immigrating to Canada under economic class programs, I can help guide you through the requirements and advise you in a consultation session. Alternatively, I can fully represent you as your Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Please complete the free assessment and/or book a consultation with me. I will be happy to help you.