Permanent Residence Pathways for Hong Kong Residents

Permanent Residence Pathways for Hong Kong Residents

 

  Overview

The Canadian Federal Government officially launched the Canada Lifeboat Scheme for Hong Kong residents on June 1, 2021. Under the new scheme, Hong Kong residents have two easier pathways to get the PR. The policy will end on August 31, 2026.

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Program Highlights

  1. Permanent Residence for you and your whole family 
  2. The most affordable Canada immigration plan  
  3. Once the application is granted, your children can enjoy free education in Canada

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Under the new policy of the Canadian Lifeboat Plan for Hong Kong residents, applicants can choose a feasible plan from the following 2 categories according to their own conditions.

Eligibility

  1. Holders of HKSAR passport or BNO
  2. Obtained IELTS in the past two years
    • Reading 4
    • Listening 5
    • Writing 5
    • Speaking 5
  3. Being physically present in Canada at the time of submitting the application for permanent residence and obtaining permanent residence status
  4. Hold a temporary resident visa in Canada
  5. Applicants must indicate the preference to live in any city or province in Canada (except Quebec)

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Stream A. In-Canada Graduates

Requirements:

  1. ​​Have graduated from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada in the 3 years before you apply, and with one of the following:
    • Degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate)
    • Diploma (for a program of at least 2 years)
    • Graduate or post-graduate diploma or certificate
      • Program has to be at least 1 year
      • Program must have prerequisite of diploma or degree
      • Applicants must have completed the prerequisite diploma or degree in the 5 years before you started your graduate or post-graduate program
  2. With at least 50% of your program completed in Canada (either in person or online)

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Stream B. Canadian Work Experience

Requirements﹕

  1. Have worked in Canada for at least 12 months full time, or an equal amount of part-time hours in the 3 years before you apply.
  2. Post-secondary education in Canada or anywhere else within 5 years:
    • Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from a designated learning institution in Canada
    • Overseas diploma, certificate or certification and recognised as equivalent to a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree from designated learning institutions in Canada
    • A minimum of 2 years diploma from a designated learning institution in Canada
    • Overseas diplomas, certificates or certifications that are recognised as equivalent to a minimum of 2 years of Canadian designated learning institution diplomas
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate diploma, certificate or certification from a designated learning institution in Canada
      • At least 1 year and requires a higher education degree or diploma as entry requirements
      • The higher education degree or diploma must be obtained no more than 5 years before the start of the undergraduate or postgraduate diploma, certificate or certification
    • Overseas diplomas, certificates or certifications that are recognised as equivalent to the undergraduate or postgraduate diplomas, certificates or certifications of a designated higher education college in Canada for a period of at least 1 year
      • The overseas diploma, certificate or certification requires a higher education degree or diploma as an admission requirement
      • The higher education degree or diploma must be obtained no more than 5 years before the start of the foreign diploma, certificate or certification

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