Canada Immigration needs 1 million skilled migrants to fill critical skills shortages across the country. On a Federal Level the Government invites skilled migrants to the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Visa class.
On a ‘local’ level the Canadian Provinces give invitations to apply for Canada Immigration to fill ‘regional; skills shortages. Canadian Provinces use the Provincial Nomination Program for this purpose.
Will Canada Immigration Close Borders Soon?
Wherever you are in the World, Canada Immigration should be on your radar right now. The Canadian Government have publicly stated the need for 1 million skilled migrants over the next two years.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Canada Immigration and is an opportunity that should be seized upon, because after Canada Immigration have filled their quotas, the door could close on this visa platform indefinitely.
There are two main Canada Immigration Visa pathways. One way is to secure a permanent residence visa, the other is to enter Canada on a temporary work permit, then convert this temporary work permit to full Canada Immigration Permanent Residency.
Canadian Permanent Residents (and their immediate families) are awarded the following benefits:
- Live and work in Canada
- Enter and leave without the need for further Canada Visas
- Access Education for children
- Access Health Services
- Purchase Property
- Access a full range of financial services
- Set up a business
- and best of all, Canada Immigration Permanent Residency can convert into full Canadian Citizenship after three years.
Canada Immigration Permanent Residency can be thought of as ‘tentative Citizenship” because there are very few differences between permanent residency and citizenship in Canada. The major differences are that a Permanent Resident cannot vote, and that permanent residents may still be deported if they commit a serious crime.
How long does Canada Immigration Permanent Residency last?
Once you and your family have been awarded Permanent Residency you will be able to hold this on an indefinite basis, as long as you accumulate at least 2 years of residency in every 5 years period. This does not need to be consecutive, and is a cumulative figure.
What are the Main Categories of Canada Immigration
There are 6 categories of Canadian Immigration:
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Quebec Skilled Worker
- Provincial Nominee Program
- Family Sponsorship
- Business Immigrant
- Canadian Experience Class
- Canada Sophisticated Investor Program
Each immigration class targets a different group of migrants and has it’s own set of unique requirements.
What Canada Immigration Visa is Right for me?
Confused about what Canada Immigration visa is right for you, or worried about your eligibility to emigrate to Canada? Below you will find the exact requirements for all six of the main Canada Visa types as well as full details on how to apply for each.
Canada Immigration Federal Skilled Worker Visa
To potentially qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker program, applicants will be required to have one of the following occupations and have at least one year of continuous full-time employment (or the equivalent in part-time hours). Eligible work experience must be of a skilled nature at either Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B in Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) platform. This work experience must have been within the 10 year period immediately before making a Canada Immigration application.