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Immigrating to Canada

 

Canadian Immigration is designed to benefit Canada and its economic situation. Every year the laws can change and new regulations and standards are established.

There are a number of ways to immigrate to obtain a Canadian Passport. Some of the categories are outlined below for your review.

The best way to find out if you qualify to apply for Immigration to Canada, please complete one of the Free Assessment Forms on our site and we will reply to you with your chances of success. Remember that we only take on case that we believe will qualify.

 

Federal Skilled Worker Program:

 

The New Category is here:

 

To Qualify you must have one of the following:

  • Have at least one year of continuous work experience in one of the 24 eligible occupations;
  • Have a qualifying offer of arranged employment; or
  • You are eligible to apply through the PhD stream.

Eligible occupations:

On April 26, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will issue a new set of Ministerial Instructions to immigration officers regarding the processing of applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Effective May 1, 2014, the following measures will be in place:

Federal Skilled Workers are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to prosper in Canada. They are assessed according to a selection grid made up of six factors, including language, education, work experience, etc. 

  • Overall cap of 25,000 applications in eligible occupations stream
  • Cap of 500 applications for PhD eligibility stream
  • No limit on applicants who have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Sub-caps of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations below (their 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC) code is included in brackets):
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    1. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (0013)
    2. Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)
    3. Financial managers (0111)
    4. Human resources managers (0112)
    5. Purchasing managers (0113)
    6. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121)
    7. Managers in health care (0311)
    8. Construction managers (0711)
    9. Home building and renovation managers (0712)
    10. Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
    11. Manufacturing managers (0911)
    12. Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
    13. Financial and investment analysts (1112)
    14. Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)
    15. Other financial officers (1114)
    16. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)
    17. Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212)
    18. Property administrators (1224)
    19. Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113)
    20. Civil engineers (2131)
    21. Mechanical engineers (2132)
    22. Electrical and electronics engineers (2133)
    23. Petroleum engineers (2145)
    24. Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
    25. Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
    26. Software engineers and designers (2173)
    27. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
    28. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)
    29. Construction estimators (2234)
    30. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)
    31. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)
    32. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263)
    33. Computer network technicians (2281)
    34. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (3011)
    35. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)
    36. Specialist physicians (3111)
    37. General practitioners and family physicians (3112)
    38. Dietitians and nutritionists (3132)
    39. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141)
    40. Physiotherapists (3142)
    41. Occupational therapists (3143)
    42. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)
    43. Medical radiation technologists (3215)
    44. Medical sonographers (3216)
    45. Licensed practical nurses (3233)
    46. Paramedical occupations (3234)
    47. University professors and lecturers (4011)
    48. Psychologists (4151)
    49. Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)
    50. Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125)
Selection Factor Points
Education Maximum 25 points
Proficiency in English and/or French Maximum 24 points
Experience Maximum 21 points
Age Maximum 10 points
Arranged employment in Canada Maximum 10 points
Adaptability Maximum 10 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark 67 points

 

Minimum Language Threshold

All prospective applicants to the FSWP should first determine whether they meet the new minimum language threshold: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 7 in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)

IELTS:score at least 6.0 on the IELTS General Training test in each of the four skills to meet the minimum language threshold of CLB 7.

CELPIP: must score at least 4L on the CELPIP-General test in each of the four skills to meet the minimum language threshold.

A score of 4L on the CELPIP-General test corresponds to CLB 7. A score of 4H corresponds to CLB 8, and a score of 5 or higher corresponds to CLB 9 or higher.

 

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

Another important change that takes effect on May 4, 2013, is the introduction of the educational credential assessment (ECA). This assessment is required of all credentials that you will use for your application that were not obtained in Canada. Applicants who have Canadian educational credentials do not need to get an ECA, unless they are also submitting a foreign educational credential in support of their application.

The ECA process will help determine if the foreign educational credential is authentic and equivalent to a completed credential in Canada. For prospective applicants, the ECA can provide a realistic understanding of how their foreign educational credentials are likely to be recognized in Canada.

As of April 17, 2013, four organizations have been designated by the Minister to provide ECA reports for purposes of immigrating to Canada under the FSWP. Additional organizations may be designated by CIC in the future. Please contact us and we will be able to assist you in Assessment of Your Credentials.

Proof of funds

You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependents after you arrive in Canada.

Please complete a FREE ASSESSMENT to see if you qualify for this program.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

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This category will allow you and your family to Immigrate to Canada.

 

To apply, you must:

  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec chooses its own skilled workers. 
  • meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and listening), a moderate knowledge of either language is required.
  • have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience)* in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
  • have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year** or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial body.***. TO OBTAIN AN OFFER FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE

*“Full-time work” means at least 30 hours of work over a period of one week, or an equal amount in part-time, paid work experience. For example:

  • if you worked 15 hours per week in one job over four years, or
  • if you worked a total of 30 combined hours per week in more than one job over two years.

**Up to two employers can commit to employing you for at least one year of continuous full-time work, meaning at least 30 hours of work over a period of one week.

*** In Canada, only the provinces and territories can issue Certificates of Qualification in the skilled trades. To get this certificate, the provincial or territorial trades authority must assess your training, trade experience and skills to decide if you are eligible to write an exam to be certified. 

You will likely have to go to the province or territory to be assessed. You may also need an employer in Canada to give you experience and training.

Please contact us and we will be glad to assist you in the certification process for your trade.

 

  • Overall cap of 5,000 applications
  • All 90 skilled trades from the following NOC Skill Level B groups are eligible (with sub-caps of 100 applications each): 
    • Major Group 72: Industrial, electrical and construction trades;
    • Major Group 73: Maintenance and equipment operation trades;
    • Major Group 82: Supervisors and technical occupations in national resources, agriculture and related production;
    • Major Group 92: Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;
    • Minor Group 632: chefs and cooks;
    • Minor Group 633: butchers and bakers.

 

 

Self-Employed

Self-employed immigrants must have relevant experience (according to very specific Definitions, please contact our office for more information) in cultural activities, athletics or farm management. Points are awarded for relevant experience within the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application. You must also have the intention and ability to establish a business that will, at a minimum, create employment for yourself. You must make a significant contribution to cultural activities or athletics or purchase and manage a farm in Canada.

No immigration conditions are imposed on this class. You must have enough money to support yourself and your family members after you arrive in Canada . This category could be your ticket to Canada. There are various activities that fall under cultural activities. To explore your options and see if you qualify under this category please complete the online assessment.

 

Provincial Nominee Programs

Immigration to Canada usually falls under the Federal jurisdiction. Canada Immigration has Visa offices around the world to process immigration applications in accordance with national requirements. In addition to the Federal Immigration Programs, Canada has agreements with individual Provinces. Provincial Nominee Programs allow a Province to “Nominate” immigrants, based upon the selection criteria determined by the Province.

PNP cases are usually processed much faster than “regular” immigration cases, because rather than waiting in a long queue of applicants to be assessed by Canada Immigration, the assessment is done by the Province. Generally, all Canada Immigration needs to do is the medical and security checks, and the Visas can be issued. In many cases, the immigrant can be issued a Work Permit while his or her immigration case is being processed. Thus, rather than having to wait for years before immigrating to Canada, the immigrant can often come to work in Canada within a few months.

Canada is composed of 9 provinces and 3 territories Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

If you qualify to come to Canada under any of Provincial Nominee programs, we will include it in detail in your Initial Assessment.

 

 

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