Canada has ambitious plans to welcome a record 465,000 new immigrants in 2023, as it looks to use newcomers to solve a growing labor market shortage.

After setting new annual permanent resident records in both 2021 and 2022, it plans to break those records again in each of the next three years.

This means it has never been a better time to consider starting the process of immigrating to Canada.

Outlined below is a comprehensive list of 13 ways you can immigrate to Canada in 2023

Canada’s Start-Up Visa has become an important route to Canada immigration for business-minded individuals.

To qualify, candidates with a qualifying business or business idea must secure the support of a designated angel investor group, venture capital fund or business incubator, plus have the required settlement funds and language ability.

Candidates can move to Canada on a work permit while they establish their business, before qualifying for permanent residence. To qualify, applicants must be actively involved in the management of the business within Canada.

Canada plans to welcome 3,500 newcomers through business programs in 2023, rising to 6,000 by 2025. A significant number of these will come through the Start-Up Visa.

Both the federal government and Quebec operate self-employed programs.