A Certified Immigration Consultant

You might wonder: is it difficult to immigrate to Canada? Not if you prepare ahead of time.
It’s important to be ready to provide documents when they are needed.
We have outlined below 5 easy steps to help you get organized.

Process & Step-by-Step Guide

The steps below will guide you to prepare for you immigration application to Canada. We have outlined 5 general steps below. This list is non-exhaustive and more requirements will be needed depending on your immigration program of choice.

Choose your Immigration Program

Whether you want to study, work or immigrate to Canada permanently, choosing your immigration to fit your needs is the most crucial step. There are many pathways to Permanent Residence, even if you start with a temporary permit. Northern Road can help you.


Gather Your Documents

You will need to provide many documents for your application: start by making sure your passport is valid, gather your financial/business documents, and all other proof of your assets. This will be needed to determine your financial establishment and program eligibility.


Get Your Documents Translated

Canada has two official languages: English and French. Therefore, any documents you wish to submit written in Vietnamese must be accompanied by a ‘Certified Translation’ in one of the official languages of your choice.


Obtain Your Police Certificate

To apply for immigration and to assess whether you are criminally inadmissible to Canada or not, you must provide a Judicial Certificate #2 or Criminal Record Certificate #2 (Phieu Ly Lich Tu Phap So 2) for yourself and any accompanying family members aged 18 and above.


Take A Medical Examination

You will need to complete a medical exam to ensure you are in good health. Some immigration programs may require you to do an ‘upfront medical’ that can speed up your application. Contact us to see if this applies to you.



If you are still unsure about the right path forward, use our self-assessment tool by clicking the link below and let us guide you through this process.


Our Locations yukon british-columbia northwest-teritories alberta saskatchewan manitoba ontario newfoundland nova-scotia quebec nunavut newbrunswick


Yukon is a vast wild and mountainous territory with protected wildlife, glaciers mountains and alpine lakes.
Population: 35,874

Northwest Teritories

The NWT is a remote northern province that boasts beautiful landscapes nestled in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Population: 44,826


Nunavut forms most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and is known for its indigenous Inuit tribes living in remote villages.
Population: 38,780

British Columbia

Home to the beautiful city of Vancouver, the province offers a great quality of life and wide access to nature and the Pacific Ocean.
Population: 4,897,539


Most famous for the pristine national park, Banff. Alberta is home to the city of Calgary, also famous for its annual international rodeo, the Stampede.
Population: 4,444,277


The heat of the Canadian Prairies. Mainly constituted of large flat agriculture lands, the province is a leader in Canadian agriculture.
Population: 1,164,658


With its city, Winnipeg, Manitoba is home to more than 80 national parks and the largest Polar Bears population in the world.
Population: 1,351,482


The financial and business hub of Canada. Ontario is home to the cities of Toronto; the largest Canadian city, and Ottawa; the capital of Canada.
Population: 14,789,778


Home to Montréal; the largest french-speaking city in North America, and Québec City with its french colonial-era architecture, the province boast of French Canadian culture.
Population: 8,435,737


Where Canada was discovered by French explorers. The province is home to many archaeological sites and to the famous Gros Morne National Park.
Population: 520,438

Nova Scotia

Canada’s Atlantic playground. Boasting of breathtaking coastal landscapes and wide access to the Atlantic ocean, the province offers a laid-back and friendly Maritimes lifestyle.
Population: 979,115

New Brunswick

The only bilingual province in Canada, where both official languages are used throughout, the province offers some of the best coastal living conditions.
Population: 776,827

Comparison & Personalisation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Can I apply to study in Canada before I get accepted into a program?
  • 2. How much does it cost to study in Canada?
  • 3. What is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)?
  • 4. Can I work while I study in Canada?
  • 5. How long can the Post Graduation Work Permit be valid for after I study in Canada?
  • 6. What is the application process for a Canadian student visa?
  • 1. What are the conditions to work in Canada?
  • 2. What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?
  • 3. What is an open work permit, and can I apply for one?
  • 4. Can applying for a work visa for Canada also qualify me for permanent residence?
  • 5. Can I apply for a work visa for Canada, even for a low-skilled job?
  • 1. If I get sick or have an accident while I travel to Canada with my ‘10 year Canadian visa, will I get free medical treatment?
  • 2. Can I apply for a Canada visa in a country where I am not a citizen?
  • 3. What is the difference between a ‘10 year Canadian visa’ and a ‘visitor record’?
  • 4. How do I calculate the family size of my inviter in Canada to qualify for the super visa?
  • 5. If I travel to Canada as a business visitor and wish to work while in Canada, will I need to apply for a work permit?
  • 6. What is the application procedure for a 10 year visa?
  • 1. What is an Express Entry Score?
  • 2. What type of work experience can qualify for the Express Entry score points?
  • 3. What are the immigration programs compatible with the Express Entry program?
  • 4. How can I be invited to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry program?
  • 5. Can I include my spouse or common-law partner in my Express Entry profile?
  • 1. Can I apply for the Canadian visa startup program if I am not a business owner?
  • 2. If I have a business, is it sufficient to qualify for the Canadian visa startup program?
  • 3. How much investment should I secure to qualify for the Canadian visa startup program?
  • 4. Can I apply for a work permit for my business while I wait for the Canadian visa startup program visa?
  • 5. Can I immigrate to Canada by investment only?
  • 1. Why must I provide a medical examination for my visa application, and can I go to my family physician to complete it?
  • 2. What is biometrics information used for when I apply for a Canadian visa?
  • 3. Why do I need to provide a police certificate when I apply for a Canadian visa?
  • 4. I have a criminal record. Does that mean I cannot go to Canada?
  • 5. I was previously deported from Canada. Can I return without authorization?

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