posted a year ago
To get a green card and become a permanent resident of the United States, a Canadian must first apply for an "immigrant visa." The U.S. Department of State issues these to qualified individuals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States. The process begins with a Petition for Alien Relative, filed by a close relative who is already a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. If the petition is approved, the next step is for the Canadian to apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consular office in Canada. After that, if all goes well, they will receive their green card and be allowed to live and work in the United States.