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Move to Ireland from Canada

Move to Ireland from Canada

Citizens of numerous countries have grown an interest to relocate to Ireland, as this is one of the most dynamic economies in the European Union. With the UK leaving the EU, Ireland represents a great option for English speakers from all over the world seeking to emigrate to Europe. Among these, there are also many persons who want to move to Ireland from Canada.

Ireland and Canada have several bilateral agreements that provide for quick immigration procedures for their citizens, but also trade conventions that have strengthened Irish and Canadian economic relations.

If you are a Canadian citizen and are planning to immigrate to Ireland from Canada or another country of current residency, our immigration lawyers can help you. If you need information on the Irish residence permit, our lawyer can offer advice on the applicable immigration procedures.

Foreigners relocating here can obtain permanent residence in Ireland or long-term residence, if they are interested in living here for a longer period of time. For these types of residency they must comply with different rules, based on the purpose of the arrival (such as employment).

Please mind that the application for a residence permit implies the payment of various fees.

Fees are also charged for other matters concerning immigration. This is also the case of citizenship in Ireland. There are 2 types of fees – one fee applied for the processing of the application, and another fee, charged for the issuance of a citizenship certificate.

The fee for the issuance of the certificate varies from EUR 0 to EUR 900, depending on the particularities of the new citizen.

No visa requirements for Canadian citizens immigrating to Ireland

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, the two countries have very strong ties thanks to which the persons who want to move to Ireland from Canada do not need visas to enter this country. However, this is not the case for Canadian residents who want to immigrate to Ireland. These are not Canadian citizens, therefore, they will fulfill the relocation procedures applicable to their home countries.

Our immigration lawyer in Ireland can help you move here from Canada with various services.

The main reasons to immigrate to Ireland from Canada

Canadian citizens can find many opportunities in Ireland, which is why their reasons for coming can include:

  • studies;
  • employment;
  • business;
  • research and development;
  • entertainment;
  • practicing sports.

While for the citizens of other non-EU states, specific visas are required, the great advantage of those who immigrate to Ireland from Canada is that they do not need to go through visa procedures.

If you are a citizen of another non-EU country, you can also rely on the assistance of our immigration lawyer in Ireland for relocation.

Documents required when moving to Ireland from Canada

Even if there is no need for a visa, those who want to relocate to Ireland from Canada must still present a series of documents at the border. Among these:

  1. a valid passport which is a requirement for the citizens of every country upon arrival in Ireland;
  2. for students, the acceptance letter from the university should be presented upon arrival;
  3. for employees, the Irish companies hiring them will prepare the labor contracts;
  4. for other types of immigrants, supporting documents should be carried on them upon moving here;
  5. insurance is a mandatory requirement when moving to Ireland from Canada.

Our immigration lawyer in Ireland can advise on the documents to prepare when moving from Canada.

Assistance in immigrating to Ireland from Canada

There are many preparations that should be considered when immigrating to Ireland, no matter the country of origin of the person. For such situations, we can assist with various expat services. Expats who want to remain in Ireland can apply, after living here under a permanent residence permit, for the  issuance of the Irish citizenship.

If you plan to move from Canada to Ireland, you should also consider finding a place to stay in the city you will live in. Once you have the right accommodation, we can assist with the preparation of rental or purchase contracts, we can help you register with the local authorities and complete any other formality that will help your relocation.

For those who want to move to Ireland from Canada, our lawyers can provide tailored assistance.

How to move to Ireland as a Canadian resident

Canadian residence permit holders can move to Ireland, however, they should note that the requirements of their home countries will apply with respect to visas to be obtained. Unless one is a citizen of a country that does not require a visa, a foreigner will need to obtain an Irish residence permit for the reason of staying when planning to move to Ireland from Canada.

Ireland is an easy country to move to, and foreign citizens of non-EU and non-EEA states can relocate here through the Golden Visa Scheme with the help of our immigration lawyers.

Irish-Canadian relations

Economic relations between Ireland and Canada date back tens of years, and during this time many Canadian citizens have moved to Ireland and the other way around. According to the Canadian Government:

  • 4 million Canadian citizens, or 14% of the population, have Irish origins;
  • this number makes the Irish population the 4th largest ethnic group in Canada;
  • in 2018, the trading relations between Ireland and Canada have reached 3.67 billion USD;
  • in the same year, Canada imported goods with a value of 2,96 billion USD from Ireland.

If you plan to immigrate to Ireland from Canada and need more information on the formalities you need to go through, do not hesitate to contact our immigration lawyers. You are welcome to address to us if you need advice on the Irish citizenship formalities.