We separate the main tips for those who want to live legally in Canada, but do not have citizenship

going to the Canada has been growing more and more in the minds of Brazilians. This is because the country, in addition to having the attractions of North America, normally sought after in the United States, has advantages over its neighbor. The Canadian dollar being much cheaper than the US dollar is undoubtedly one of them. Therefore, if you are one of those who are thinking of making the country your home, know the first steps to live legally in canada

How to legally live in Canada without citizenship


For starters, those looking to move permanently to the country should check which visa will be needed for each situation. Therefore, if the intention is to get to know the country better before establishing residence, an exchange program may be an option. In addition, the former English colony has two official languages, English and French, increasing opportunities for those looking to travel to perfect a second language. 

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For those who will study in the country for less than six months, the tourist visa, the Temporary Resident Visa, is certainly very useful. This type of visa is valid for single entry with a stay of up to six months or 3 years, when there are multiple entries. But, if the stay for studies is longer than half a year, Canada also has the Study Permit. In this, in addition to the regular documentation, it is necessary to carry out a medical consultation with a professional indicated by the Canadian Consulate, who will certify the candidate's health.

If the move to the northern country is motivated by work, the visa required to live legally in Canada it is the Work Permit. However, this visa is linked to the function and not the person who will perform it, and it is necessary to have a guaranteed job in the country for the permission to be withdrawn. 

Finally, if you still don't have a vacancy in a course or job, exchange agencies bridge the gap between your dreams and opportunities. THE World Study, for example, offers several exchange options in canada, with options in 21 cities across the country, including Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria and Quebec. 

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How to legally live in Canada without citizenship

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For students, the agency has language course programs, High School in private and public schools in the country, courses in higher education institutions, summer camps and group exchanges. In addition, for those who want to combine study abroad experiences and have a salary to help with travel expenses, the company offers an exchange modality with work and study in canada, call Study and Work.

Study and Work

Study and Work is for people over 18 who are looking to do paid work while studying. The available courses have a workload of 30 hours per week, with the workload varying between 10 and 45 hours per week. In Canada, to work, the student must be enrolled in a higher education course for at least six months.


The agency also has the TRUE Canada program. The program is an exchange program aimed at young people over 19 years old, lasting between 12 and 16 months. The program courses are in the Diploma category, which have a more complete workload and curriculum, and are taught by selected institutions. Travelers must attend the course for a period of 24 weeks in one of the following areas: business administration (Toronto); hospitality and tourism (Toronto, Vancouver, Whistler); and Food & Beverage (Whistler).

In addition, during these weeks, students will be able to work up to 20 hours per week. Upon completion of their studies, they will be allowed to work full-time in any city in Canada.

Among the other exchange programs available are career and leadership workshops. In meetings with industry leaders, participants can develop skills in public presentations, team building and ethical decision-making. 

World Study

THE World Study also offers volunteer, Au Pair and teacher exchange opportunities for those seeking experience Canada

Permanent residence

If you've been through a experience in canada and decided that this country will be your new home, the permission you need is the immigration visa, which would make you a permanent resident. This visa is granted to people who meet the basic requirements and requirements of stay, who bring some benefit to the country and who already have a job. Therefore, to apply for an immigration visa and find out if you meet the requirements visit the Canadian government website

Once a permanent resident, the immigrant will be entitled to most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including medical coverage; live, work or study anywhere in Canada. In addition, you will also be protected under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And, after meeting the length of stay requirement and passing the government-applied test, request the canadian citizenship

Finally, the permanent resident does not have the right to vote or to run for political office.

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