American citizens must first obtain permanent residency to obtain Canadian citizenship, like other foreign nationals.

After five years of permanent residency status, they can apply for Canadian Citizenship.

Different methods to move to Canada from America

Get a job offer from a Canadian employer and apply for a work permit that helps you work in Canada until your work permit is valid

Get a permanent  job

If you have a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, they can sponsor you to move to Canada

Family Sponsorship

If you have an innovative business idea, you can come to Canada to start a business through a startup Visa

Startup  Visa

You can apply through the Provincial nominee program if you want to move to a particular province.

Provincial Nominee Programs

The following provinces nominate candidates through the provincial nominee program:

Provincial Nominee Programs

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial Nominee Programs

Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Provincial Nominee Programs

Create your profile and show your skill, education and employment history to get a nomination under the Express Entry program if you have the highest CRS score.

Express Entry

Express Entry is a point-based system that gives you a CRS score based on your profile.

Express Entry