Business immigrants are individuals with a high net worth who can either invest in the Canadian economy or start a business. The Start up Visa Program, the Self-employed Person Program, or any investor stream are possible options.
A permanent resident or Canadian citizen can sponsor their spouse, common law partner, parents, or grandparents to come to Canada. This category also includes adoptions and sponsorships of dependent children.
A refugee is a person who has a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country, with no stated protection. A humanitarian applicant can be inside or outside of Canada and belongs to a category separate from refugees.