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:
- Marriage-Based Green Card for Canadians
- Employment-Based Green Card for Canadians
- Family-Based Green Card for Canadians
- Investor-Based Green Card for Canadians
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.