Canada welcomes immigrants from Lebanon with open arms. Lebanese-Canadians hold important jobs in different Canadian sectors such as politics, sports, academics and more. If you are a Lebanese national hoping to immigrate to Canada, you have nothing to worry about because there are several immigration pathways available to you.
Canada welcomed an average of 1,800 immigrants from Lebanon annually before the pandemic. Now, Canada is planning to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants annually in accordance to the new Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023. The country will focus on inviting skilled workers and you will find it easier to immigrate to Canada as a Lebanese skilled worker.
The Express Entry system will be your best friend in your immigration journey from Lebanon to Canada as a skilled worker. You have to fulfill the eligibility requirements of one of the following programs to qualify for an Express Entry invitation: Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Once you create a profile on the IRCC website, you will be scored based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). IRCC organizes Express Entry draws about every fortnight, and you can hope to get invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
You can also try your luck with the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) as a Lebanese national immigrating to Canada as a skilled worker, If you satisfy the PNP selection criteria of any Canadian province or territory, you will be able to apply for a provincial nomination. If you secure a provincial nomination certificate, you will receive 600 extra CRS points and this will effectively guarantee you an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Canada is always updating immigration solutions for Lebanese nationals so keep an eye out!