Immigrate to Canada from Lebanon

Canadian immigration from Lebanon is made simple with our 3-step procedure.

Thinking of moving to Canada from Lebanon? If so, that’s awesome! Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live in. It has a stable democracy, excellent quality of life, and a clean environment. The country also offers high standards of education, healthcare, and job opportunities.

 

In addition, Canada has a fair immigration process which makes it easier for people to settle there. In this blog post, you will find all the information you need to successfully immigrate to Canada from Lebanon. Let’s begin!

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What you need to know before immigrating to Canada from Lebanon?

Before immigrating to Canada from Lebanon, there are several things you should know.

 

  • First, when it comes to receiving a Canadian visa, citizens of Lebanon are among the top recipients, with 200,000 to 400,000 Lebanese currently living in Canada.
  • Second, there are thousands of jobs in Canada for Lebanese, particularly in Quebec where French is the primary language.  In fact, the largest Lebanese-Canadian community is in Montreal, Quebec. So, if you want to immigrate to Canada from Lebanon and you have good French or English language skills, there are great opportunities available to you.
  • Third, Canadians are a friendly people who welcome immigrants and celebrate multiculturalism (immigrants account for 23% of the 38 million people living in Canada).
  • Fourth, over 400,000 people each year are approved for immigration to Canada from Lebanon and other countries around the globe, making Canadian immigration one of the top choices for skilled immigrants worldwide.

Thus, Lebanese immigration to Canada is an excellent option if you and your family are looking for a comfortable place to live and work abroad!

Requirements for Immigrating to Canada from Lebanon

There are several general requirements that you must meet when you immigrate to Canada from Lebanon such as:

 

  • Qualify for a Canadian immigration program
  • Satisfy the French or English language criteria
  • Have a medical exam to confirm your good health
  • Show proof of funds to support yourself in Canada
  • Prove that you do not have a criminal record
  • File the Canadian immigration application correctly
  • Provide copies of the required supporting documents
  • Pay the different Canadian governmental fees

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The second step for eligible clients will involve gathering and checking the documents needed for the application.

You will be guided on taking the English or French language exam and getting your Education Credential Assessment (ECA).

Your documents will be checked and you will be informed if you are eligible to move forward to the final step.

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Application Submission

At the start of the third step, you will sign a retainer with the immigration consultants.

The immigration consultants will file your Express Entry profile on your behalf.

After you get an Invitation to Apply, the immigration consultants will submit your Canadian PR Visa Application and a decision is usually made within 6 months.

SKILLED EXPAT WORKER VISAS

Skilled Worker Visas to Canada

Express Entry

Express Entry is a relatively fast way for skilled foreign workers to move from South Africa to Canada. According to the Canadian government, it usually takes about six months to receive a decision after correctly filing an application for permanent residency in Canada through Express Entry.

Express Entry is a management system for processing the applications of skilled immigrants for Canadian permanent residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class Program. In order to immigrate to Canada from South Africa using the Express Entry system, you must first file an online Express Entry profile, which includes information about you and your family, your education, work experience, English or French language skills and other details.

Your profile will then be reviewed and if you meet the criteria, your file will be placed in the Express Entry pool of candidates.

Business Immigration to Canada

A fifth way to immigrate to Canada from South Africa is as an entrepreneur through the Start-up Visa Program or via Quebec’s Business Immigration Program.

The major requirements for the Start-up Visa Program include having a business that qualifies, satisfying the English or French language criteria, receiving a letter of support from an approved organization, and possessing adequate financial resources for immigration to Canada.

Spouse / Common-Law Sponsorship

A South African who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years of age, has adequate financial resources and meets all of the criteria can apply to sponsor his or her spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residency.

There are some situations in which a Canadian citizen or permanent resident will sponsor his or her spouse or common-law partner for permanent residency in Canada, such as if he or she marries, or becomes a common-law partner with, a foreign national.

Canada’s government believes in keeping families together, so it also allows eligible Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their dependent unmarried children who are under 22 years of age for permanent residency in Canada, as well as parents and grandparents, orphaned brothers and sisters, and orphaned nephews and nieces.

Provincial Nominee Programs

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) offers 11 different opportunities for you to immigrate to Canada from South Africa.

This is because 11 of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories have developed their own PNP in coordination with Canada’s national immigration agency. These 11 provinces and territories created their PNPs in order to attract foreign workers who have the occupations and skills that they need in their location.

Regardless of the different PNP requirements, the procedure basically involves applying to one or more PNP and if you receive a nomination, then you can apply for Canadian permanent residency with Canada’s federal immigration agency. If you are approved for immigration to Canada through a PNP, you will live and work in the Canadian province or territory that nominated you.

QUEBEC Skilled Worker Program

Are you a skilled immigrant with French language skills living in South Africa? If so, you may want to apply for emigration from South Africa to Canada through the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program.

This Canadian immigration program uses a points system in which a single applicant needs to receive at least 50 points and an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must get 59 points. Points can be received for training, French or English language skills, characteristics of one’s spouse or partner, the age of the applicant, receiving a qualifying offer of employment in Quebec, previous stay in Quebec, and having adequate financial resources to support oneself and family.

You must first file an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the Arrima online system and after you receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), you will be able to apply for Canadian permanent residency with Canada’s federal immigration agency.

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Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) was established to offer a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada to qualified skilled foreign tradespeople in dozens of high-demand occupations (such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers and welders). Many of these skilled trades are related to jobs in such occupation categories as: construction, electrical, industrial, equipment operation – and more!

Federal Skilled Worker Program

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) was created to offer a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada to foreign nationals in various high-demand managerial, professional and technical occupations that often require a college or university education or other advanced training. This is a points-based Canadian immigration program and 67 out of 100 points are required.

The cost of immigrating to Canada from Lebanon

When you immigrate to Canada from Lebanon, you should expect to pay several thousand Canadian dollars for the governmental fees and non-governmental expenses. These costs are not paid at one time and are spread out during the entire procedure. Below, is an overview of the costs for skilled immigration to Canada from Lebanon

Governmental Fees:

  • Your Permanent Residency Application Fee = 940,378 Lebanese Pounds
  • Your Right of Permanent Residency Fee = 569,758 Lebanese Pounds
  • Spouse’s Permanent Residency Application Fee = 940,378 Lebanese Pounds
  • Spouse’s Right of Permanent Residency Fee = 569,758 Lebanese Pounds
  • Dependent Child Fee = 254,455 Lebanese Pounds (for each child)
  • Permanent Resident Card = 55,316 Lebanese Pounds (for each person)

Non-Governmental Expenses:

  • French or English language evaluation exam
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA) (if relevant)
  • Receiving Canadian immigration services (if relevant)
  • Translation of documents into French or English (if needed)
  • Medical exam(s)
  • Police certificate(s)
  • Travel expenses when moving to Canada from Lebanon
  • Shipping expenses for possessions when immigrating to Canada (if relevant)
  • Expenses after moving to Canada from Lebanon (housing, food, transport, etc.)

You will need to show Proof of Funds if you immigrate to Canada from Lebanon through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program or certain other Canadian immigration programs.

Proof of Funds is the minimum amount you will need to live in Canada after arrival:

  • 1 Person = 14,726,152 Lebanese Pounds
  • 2 People = 18,333,008 Lebanese Pounds
  • 3 People = 22,538,426 Lebanese Pounds
  • 4 People = 27,364,533 Lebanese Pounds
  • 5 People = 31,036,667 Lebanese Pounds
  • 6 People = 35,004,208 Lebanese Pounds
  • 7 People = 38,971,750 Lebanese Pounds

Please note that the CAD-LBP exchange rate was as of October 30, 2022, and the expenses are subject to change.

The Proof of Funds amounts are estimates of the minimum amount of financial resources you will need when immigrating to Canada from Lebanon. The amount that you need may be more, depending on where you will live in Canada, how long it takes for you to find Canadian employment and other factors.

Immigration Process: Lebanon to Canada

Express Entry

  • Create an online Express Entry profile with your details
  • You must qualify for an eligible Canadian immigration program:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • A Canadian immigration official will review your profile
  • Your profile is placed in the pool of candidates if you qualify
  • You must receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian immigration
  • Your family has their medical exams after receiving the ITA
  • File your Canadian immigration application within 60 days
  • Pay the Canadian governmental fees
  • Get a decision about Express Entry to Canada within six months

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

  • 11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories have a PNP
  • Each province/territory with a PNP creates its own criteriaThe Provincial Nominee Program has two major stages:
    • Apply for a PNP
    • Apply for Canadian immigration
  • You must first apply to one or more PNP
  • A provincial/territorial immigration official will review your application
  • If you are approved for a PNP, you will receive a nomination
  • After receiving a nomination, you can apply for Canadian immigration
  • When you immigrate to Canada, you will live in the nominating province

Immigrate to Canada as an Entrepreneur

  • Apply online for the Start-up Visa Program
  • Provide the required documents and pay the governmental fees
  • Your business must be innovative, create jobs and compete globally
  • Support from a designated organization is required
  • You must satisfy the French or English language requirements
  • Proof of funds are needed to show you can support your family in Canada
    • Note: You must apply for the Quebec program to start a business in Quebec

Family Sponsorship

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor family for a visa
  • Canadian sponsors must be at least 18 years of age and meet all criteria
  • Family members who can be sponsored include:
  • Spouse/partner at least 18 years of age
  • Children under 22 years of age without a spouse/partner
  • Parents and grandparents
  • Orphaned nephews and nieces under 18 without a spouse/partner
  • Orphaned grandchildren under 18 without a spouse/partner
  • Certain other family members may be able to receive sponsorship
  • Application is made to the Family Sponsorship Program
  • All governmental fees and supporting documents must be provided

Quebec Immigration

  • The Canadian province of Quebec has its own immigration programs
  • Foreign workers apply for the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program
  • At least 50 points are needed if single or 59 points with a spouse/partner
  • Points are given for education, work experience, language skills, etc.
  • Quebec is a French-speaking province, so knowing French is crucial
  • The Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program has 2 major steps
  • File an online Expression of Interest (EOI) on Quebec’s Arrima portal
  • A Quebec immigration official will review your EOI to see if you qualify
  • If you get a Certificat de sélection du Québec, you can apply for immigration
  • Once approved for Canadian immigration, you will live and work in Quebec

Important tips for emigrating from Lebanon to Canada

Learn everything you can about emigrating from Lebanon to Canada (the Canadian Visa Expert website is an excellent resource with a wealth of useful information).

If you have good French language skills, you may want to consider moving to Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec where there are many Lebanese-Canadians.

Prepare for and take an approved evaluation exam for the French language (such as the TEF Canada Exam) or the English language (such as the IELTS General Training Exam).

In the event you do not possess good English or French language skills, you can take an online English as a Second Language (ESL) course or online French language course.

If you want to learn if you qualify for emigration from Lebanon to Canada, you can register to receive an Eligibility Evaluation from the authorized immigration consultants who work with Canadian Visa Expert.

Should you qualify to start the process for immigration to Canada from Lebanon, the authorized immigration consultants who collaborate with Canadian Visa Expert can help to make the application process easier for you to complete correctly.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Discover Frequently Asked Questions from Our Support

Where do most Lebanese live in Canada?

The largest number of Lebanese live in Canada’s province of Quebec.

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Student?

Yes, over 500,000 international students live in Canada and many apply for temporary work permits and/or Canadian permanent residency after they graduate.

How long does Canadian Immigration Permanent Residency last?

If you become a Canadian permanent resident, you can live, study and work in Canada permanently, for an unlimited length of time.

What are the main categories of Canadian Emigration from Lebanon?

If you want to permanently move to Canada, emigration from Lebanon can be done as a skilled foreign worker; as a foreign entrepreneur; through family sponsorship; as an international student after graduation from a university in Canada; or as a refugee, asylum-seeker or for humanitarian reasons.   

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