Canada: Canada is one of the most ideal countries for Immigration and Settlement. If you have the right education, skills, relevant work experience, proficiency in language, there are numerous options under which you may reach and settle in Canada.
Eligible candidates can migrate and settle permanently in Canada through the following streams:
- Federal Economic Programme (Express Entry)
- Investor Immigrant
- Provincial Nomination
- Self-employed persons
- Quebec-selected worker
Federal Skilled Worker Program
In January 2015, Canada implemented a new Express Entry application management process for economic immigration programs in order to meet current needs.
These new changes will allow for
- More recruitment possibilities for employers;and
- More opportunities for prospective skilled immigrants.
Under the Express Entry System, candidates with skilled work experience who meet certain criteria will be accepted into a pool of possible candidates for immigration to Canada. These candidates will then be ranked against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Those who rank high enough will be invited to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
There are many provincial programs that an applicant may be eligible for the express entry pool. In addition to the above federal programs, applicants may also qualify under the following provincial programs:
- Ontario Express Entry Streams;
- Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker - Express Entry Sub-Category;
- Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas stream;
- Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry;.
- Prince Edward Island- Express Entry stream; and
- New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream
Express Entry candidates will benefit from processing times of six months or less .
All Express Entry candidates will be given a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula:
- Skills and experience factors that are key to economic success for immigrants once in Canada
- Skills and experience factors of a candidate’s spouse or common-law partner (such as language skills and education). These are known to result in better economic success for both the spouse or common-law partner and the candidate.
- Skills transferability (including education and work experience),factors that will result in better chances of being employed, and higher earnings
- Additional points for those with a nomination from a province or territory or a valid job offer.
How to get started
An applicant with the qualifications for one of the above programs can enter the express entry pool.
To get started
- Make an expression of interest by uploading your credentials to the Express Entry Pool and to the Canadian Job Bank. Once a profile is uploaded, applicants are ranked under various factors to determine their score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Profiles will remain in the pool for up to 12-months.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will select from the pool the highest ranking applicants. Applicants selected will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence under a qualifying federal or provincial program. Once an invitation has been issued, the applicant will have 60 days to submit a complete application to CIC. CIC aim to process completed applications within 6 months.
- Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS):
Under the CRS, applicants can score up to 600 points for core human capital factors and skill transferability factors. These factors take into account the applicant’s age, education, language proficiency and work experience. The higher a CRS score, the higher the chances are of being issued an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.
- Preparing and submitting your employment profile to the Canada Job Bank. An Express Entry candidate who does not have a job offer in Canada must register with Canada’s Job Bank. This will increase your chances of success. A strong Job Bank profile will increase your chances of being matched with a Canadian company for employment. Although a job offer or provincial nomination is not required to enter the express entry pool, candidates with a qualified job offer or selected by a province will receive an additional 600 points and will significantly raise their CRS ranking score. However CIC expects to select most applicants without a job offer or provincial nomination. Employment recruitment and individualized search consulting.
- In the final stage a candidate receives an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence. At this stage candidates are required to submit all Immigration Forms, required documents and required proofs. The proofs include Certificate on qualification, Experience, Police Clearances, and Medical Reports etc.
- On scrutiny, if CIC finds your application is complete and if you are found eligible you will be issued an Immigrant Visa valid through a fixed period of time. You need to arrive a Canadian Port of Entry within the specified time and get Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada.