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Immigrating from Russia to Canada

Learn the various pathways of immigration to Canada, including family-sponsorship and employment from Russia.

Interested in Immigrating to Canada from Russia?

There are over 620,000 Rusian Canadians residing in Canada who claimed full or partial Russian ancestry. Russian Canadians have had significant impact on Canadian arts, business, politics,science, and sports.

People from Russian began to immigrate to Canada in the late 18th century. They first came to Canada as fur-hunters but now thrive in Canadian society in many different industries. 

The top 5 provinces with the highest number of Russian Canadians:

  1. Manitoba
  2. Saskatchewan
  3. British Columbia
  4. Alberta
  5. Yukon
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Immigration Process

Most Russians come to Canada with a goal to stay there permanently. Many Russians have chosen to move to Canada in search of security and better quality of life. Permanent Residency for Russian foreign nationals can be thought of as ‘tentative Citizenship” because of a few differences between permanent residency and citizenship in Canada. As a Permanent Resident, you cannot vote, and permanent residents may still be deported if they commit a serious crime. Two of the major ways to obtain permanent residency in Canada are through employment and family sponsorship. 

Applying for Express Entry or PNPs

Those looking to immigrate to Canada from Russia have the option to enter the Express Entry pool or apply for a Provincial Nominee Program also known as PNPs.

Express Entry is by far the most popular and typically the fastest program to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency through. The Express Entry program calculates a score for each applicant depending on a collection of categories. However, if your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) is low, you can plan to apply in any of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Canada. When applying for a PNP, a Canadian province or territory must nominate an applicant.

If you are curious to know about your CRS Score, check out our crs score calculator!

Useful Resources for Russians in Canada

Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) – founded in 2004 with a mandate to enhance and support trade, investment and good relations between the countries of Canada, Eurasia and Russia.

Little Russia Association of Canada –  established in order to bring Canadians and the Russian speaking population across Canada together; while furthering creation of a true authentic, Russian-Canadian speaking community, and supporting the integration of various Russian speaking populations into the Canadian society. 

Russian Congress of Canada – an organization that unites all those, living in Canada, who consider themselves a part of the Russian World and wish to  preserve and advance the Russian spiritual, historical and cultural heritage as well as the philosophy of life originating  from the multi-century experience of our people.

Call Us Today

The first step towards moving to Canada is to get an assessment of your specific situation. Call us today at 1.866.449.5904 for an assessment to see if you are eligible to move to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.

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