The Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments are constantly introducing new laws and programs to ensure successful resettlement for the immigrants. There are numerous options under which you may reach and settle in the Maple Country Canada.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched the Express Entry system to manage applications for permanent residence and applicants from across the world who qualify under Federal Skilled Worker Program/ Canadian Experience Class/ Federal Skilled Trades Program or a portion of Provicial Nominee Program will be offered the Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency by the authorities. The qualifying criteria to receive the invitation varies from Program to Program. For people to qualify under the FSWP and FSTP, the candidate must have an Employment Offer approved by the competent authorities in Canada whereas, to apply for Permanent Residency under PNP, the candidate must receive a state Nomination and for Canadian Experience Class they need to meet the selection criteria.
It will be a point-based system. A maximum of 1200 points can be allotted under the Express Entry system. Points break- up will be as follows:
A maximum of 500 points for human capital factors like age, education, experience, and language will be awarded; 40 points will come from if an applicant has an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and up to 80 points if the candidate holds at least one year of experience in Canada
Transferrable skills will add another 100 points. Skills that can be used across different jobs and industries in technical and non-technical areas are usually referred to as transferrable skills
600 points will be awarded if the applicant has a job offer in Canada or have received nomination certificate from any of Canadian provinces
Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Only the candidates who fall in the top bracket will get this ITA. The draws will be conducted every month. If the candidate has been invited to apply, the candidate will have 60 days to submit a complete Application for Permanent Residence online.
To sum up, once the online application is received it goes through the following steps:
The entire process takes a maximum of 6 months.
It grants you the Visa which entitles you to live and work lawfully anywhere in the country because of your Permanent Resident status which is granted on the basis of your education, work experience and various other factors.
From January 1, 2015, Federal Skilled Worker applications are being processed through the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada. Candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program must first make an Expression of Interest in immigrating to Canada to start the Express Entry procedure.
Following are the conditions that are required to be fulfilled, to apply for this category.
This is a dedicated and streamlined program that will help transform Canada’s immigration system into a fast and flexible system focused on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. The new program ensures greater consideration is given to the needs of industry when processing eligible immigration applications.
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. There are some conditions that an applicant applying under this category must ensure to have complied with.
Skilled Trades currently eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these major and minor groups of the NOC:
These major NOC groups are subdivided into different occupations. (All are NOC skill type B.)
The applicant must show that he did the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC, including all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.
There is no education requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. But, if the applicant wants to earn points for education under Express Entry, either of the following requirements needs to be accomplished.
The applicant must meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for Speaking & Listening and CLB 4 for Reading & Writing, and take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that shows you meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track alternative for Canadian Permanent Residency. Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in the respective province.
The significant benefit of being nominated under a PNP is that,it is immaterial if you do not have experience in an occupation listed on the Priority Occupation List under Federal Skilled Worker Class or if you have not scored minimum 67 points to qualify for Federal Skilled Category. All Canadian provinces and territories offer unrivalled Provincial Nomination Programs.
Canada: the second largest country in the world; is a collection of ten fairly large provinces and three territories. The national flag of Canada holds a large red maple leaf in the middle with thick red borders on the two sides. Canada represents Federal Constitutional Monarchy with Parliamentary democracy. Ottawa is the capital city while Toronto is the largest city of the country. The official languages of the country are English and French.
Canada is a fast growing country with an estimated annual growth of 2.4%. It is one of the richest countries of the world. And is also one of the leading producers of several minerals.
It is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories & has diversity in its people, its landscape, its climate and its way of life. Canada boasts of having a friendly, caring, peace-loving and secure society. It comprises of different geographical areas namely: the Atlantic, Central Canada, the Prairies provinces, the West Coast and the North.
Canada is one of the leading G-7 Nations. Every year around more than 300000 people are migrating to Canada under various categories. It is a country for Immigrants and the government gives lots of free benefits to its Citizens and Permanent Residents i.e. free education, free medical, Welfare, Employment benefits, Child Tax benefits, Old Age Security benefits etc.
Canada has both a tradition and policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. New immigrants will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. For nine consecutive years (1994-2002), a United Nations survey found Canada to be among the top three places in the world to live. Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal free health care system); and low crime and violence rates.
In addition, Canada’s largest cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
Cities, Provinces and Regions
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is located on the Ottawa River between Ontario and Quebec.
Canada has 10 provinces and three territories, each with its own capital city. These provinces and territories are grouped into five regions:
Most people live in southern Ontario and Quebec, southwest British Columbia and Alberta. Much of the north has a very low population because of the cold climate.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. You can get all official federal government services, publications and documents in both languages.
Canada’s economy has three main types of industries.
Service: which includes jobs in:
Manufacturing: which makes products, such as:
Natural resources: which includes jobs in:
Canada is generally at the top in the list of countries people select for migration. Diverse people with great geographical features, plenty of utilizable resources, various career opportunities are the main attraction of Canada. The safety and the sense of being secure is what draws people to stay in Canada and the state government itself ensures high level of safety. Canadian social help system is also very renowned & organizes various courses for people who have lost their job and want to start afresh in a new field. The social system assists in job placements.
Canada is an economically stable country and the wealth flow ensures that the people can get good remuneration for their job and this is very rewarding as stable income allows people to enjoy a happy life. It is overall a quiet and safe place to settle in and the process of immigration is not as complex as in other countries. The Canadian authorities evaluate the potential immigrants wanting to settle for jobs on the basis of educational qualification, age, financial stability, work experience and compatibility in language.
1st Jan 2015, the CIC launched the Express Entry System a point based system for migration to Canada, for more information get in touch with us.