U.S. Green Cards for Canadians

Canadian citizens are eligible for green cards through marriage, family, employment, or investment.

U.S. permanent residency is commonly referred to as a green card. If you are a green card holder, you are a permanent resident. The green card allows a Canadian to live, work and reside full-time in the United States. Canadians are eligible for green cards through one of the four methods:

For the employment-based green cards, you must have a U.S. employer sponsor you.

For marriage-based green cards, you must have a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse sponsor you.

For family-based green cards, you must have a U.S. citizen parent, child or sibling sponsor you. Other relatives, such as aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, or grandparents, cannot sponsor you.