- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trade Program
- Canada Experience Class
- Provincial Nominee Visa
- Family Sponsored Visa
- Canada Work Permit
- Canadian Permanent Residency
- Emigrate to Canada or Australia
- Caregiver Visa Canada
- Inland Spousal Sponsorship
- Family Immigration to Canada
- Study in Canada
- CAQ Quebec Acceptance
- Super Visa Canada
- CIC Processing Time
- Bridging Open Work Permit
Canada ImmigrationCanada 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.
Everything you need to know about Canada Immigration for the next two years.
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.
Canada Immigration Permanent Residency?
Permanent Residency is the pinnacle of all the Canada Immigration programs. Holders of Canadian Permanent Residency (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
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
Canadian Experience Class
Canada also has a very accessible Sophisticated Investor Visa 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 one
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.
Canada Immigration NOC Code
|12||Senior government managers and officials|
|13||Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services|
|14||Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations|
|15||Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.|
|16||Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities|
|112||Human resources managers|
|114||Other administrative services managers|
|121||Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers|
|122||Banking, credit and other investment managers|
|124||Advertising, marketing and public relations managers|
|125||Other business services managers|
|131||Telecommunication carriers managers|
|132||Postal and courier services managers|
|212||Architecture and science managers|
|213||Computer and information systems managers|
|311||Managers in health care|
|411||Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration|
|412||Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration|
|413||Government managers – education policy development and program administration|
|414||Other managers in public administration|
|421||Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training|
|422||School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education|
|423||Managers in social, community and correctional services|
|431||Commissioned police officers|
|432||Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers|
|433||Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces|
|511||Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers|
|512||Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts|
|513||Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors|
|601||Corporate sales managers|
|621||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|631||Restaurant and food service managers|
|632||Accommodation service managers|
|651||Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.|
|712||Home building and renovation managers|
|714||Facility operation and maintenance managers|
|731||Managers in transportation|
|811||Managers in natural resources production and fishing|
|821||Managers in agriculture|
|822||Managers in horticulture|
|823||Managers in aquaculture|
|1111||Financial auditors and accountants|
|1112||Financial and investment analysts|
|1113||Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers|
|1114||Other financial officers|
|1121||Human resources professionals|
|1122||Professional occupations in business management consulting|
|1123||Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations|
|1211||Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers|
|1212||Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers|
|1213||Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers|
|1214||Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations|
|1215||Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations|
|1223||Human resources and recruitment officers|
|1225||Purchasing agents and officers|
|1226||Conference and event planners|
|1227||Court officers and justices of the peace|
|1228||Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers|
|1242||Legal administrative assistants|
|1243||Medical administrative assistants|
|1251||Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations|
|1252||Health information management occupations|
|1253||Records management technicians|
|1254||Statistical officers and related research support occupations|
|1311||Accounting technicians and bookkeepers|
|1312||Insurance adjusters and claims examiners|
|1314||Assessors, valuators and appraisers|
|1315||Customs, ship and other brokers|
|2111||Physicists and astronomers|
|2113||Geoscientists and oceanographers|
|2114||Meteorologists and climatologists|
|2115||Other professional occupations in physical sciences|
|2121||Biologists and related scientists|
|2123||Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineers|
|2141||Industrial and manufacturing engineers|
|2142||Metallurgical and materials engineers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|2148||Other professional engineers, n.e.c.|
|2153||Urban and land use planners|
|2161||Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2174||Computer programmers and interactive media developers|
|2175||Web designers and developers|
|2211||Chemical technologists and technicians|
|2212||Geological and mineral technologists and technicians|
|2221||Biological technologists and technicians|
|2222||Agricultural and fish products inspectors|
|2223||Forestry technologists and technicians|
|2224||Conservation and fishery officers|
|2225||Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists|
|2231||Civil engineering technologists and technicians|
|2232||Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians|
|2233||Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians|
|2241||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians|
|2242||Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)|
|2243||Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics|
|2244||Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors|
|2251||Architectural technologists and technicians|
|2253||Drafting technologists and technicians|
|2254||Land survey technologists and technicians|
|2255||Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology|
|2261||Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians|
|2262||Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers|
|2263||Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety|
|2271||Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors|
|2272||Air traffic controllers and related occupations|
|2273||Deck officers, water transport|
|2274||Engineer officers, water transport|
|2275||Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators|
|2281||Computer network technicians|
|2282||User support technicians|
|2283||Information systems testing technicians|
|3011||Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors|
|3012||Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses|
|3112||General practitioners and family physicians|
|3124||Allied primary health practitioners|
|3125||Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating|
|3132||Dietitians and nutritionists|
|3141||Audiologists and speech-language pathologists|
|3144||Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|3212||Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants|
|3213||Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians|
|3214||Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists|
|3215||Medical radiation technologists|
|3217||Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.|
|3219||Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)|
|3222||Dental hygienists and dental therapists|
|3223||Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants|
|3232||Practitioners of natural healing|
|3233||Licensed practical nurses|
|3237||Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment|
|4011||University professors and lecturers|
|4012||Post-secondary teaching and research assistants|
|4021||College and other vocational instructors|
|4031||Secondary school teachers|
|4032||Elementary school and kindergarten teachers|
|4112||Lawyers and Quebec notaries|
|4153||Family, marriage and other related counsellors|
|4154||Professional occupations in religion|
|4155||Probation and parole officers and related occupations|
|4161||Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4162||Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts|
|4163||Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants|
|4164||Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4165||Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4166||Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4167||Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4168||Program officers unique to government|
|4169||Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.|
|4211||Paralegal and related occupations|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|4215||Instructors of persons with disabilities|
|4217||Other religious occupations|
|4311||Police officers (except commissioned)|
|4313||Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces|
|5112||Conservators and curators|
|5121||Authors and writers|
|5125||Translators, terminologists and interpreters|
|5131||Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations|
|5132||Conductors, composers and arrangers|
|5133||Musicians and singers|
|5135||Actors and comedians|
|5136||Painters, sculptors and other visual artists|
|5211||Library and public archive technicians|
|5212||Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries|
|5222||Film and video camera operators|
|5223||Graphic arts technicians|
|5225||Audio and video recording technicians|
|5226||Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts|
|5227||Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts|
|5231||Announcers and other broadcasters|
|5232||Other performers, n.e.c.|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrators|
|5242||Interior designers and interior decorators|
|5243||Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers|
|5244||Artisans and craftspersons|
|5245||Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products|
|5253||Sports officials and referees|
|5254||Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness|
|6211||Retail sales supervisors|
|6221||Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade|
|6222||Retail and wholesale buyers|
|6231||Insurance agents and brokers|
|6232||Real estate agents and salespersons|
|6235||Financial sales representatives|
|6311||Food service supervisors|
|6313||Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors|
|6314||Customer and information services supervisors|
|6316||Other services supervisors|
|6331||Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale|
|6341||Hairstylists and barbers|
|6342||Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners|
|6343||Shoe repairers and shoemakers|
|6344||Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations|
|6346||Funeral directors and embalmers|
|7201||Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations|
|7202||Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations|
|7203||Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades|
|7204||Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades|
|7205||Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers|
|7231||Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors|
|7232||Tool and die makers|
|7233||Sheet metal workers|
|7235||Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters|
|7237||Welders and related machine operators|
|7241||Electricians (except industrial and power system)|
|7243||Power system electricians|
|7244||Electrical power line and cable workers|
|7245||Telecommunications line and cable workers|
|7246||Telecommunications installation and repair workers|
|7247||Cable television service and maintenance technicians|
|7252||Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers|
|7284||Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers|
|7291||Roofers and shinglers|
|7294||Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)|
|7295||Floor covering installers|
|7301||Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades|
|7302||Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews|
|7303||Supervisors, printing and related occupations|
|7304||Supervisors, railway transport operations|
|7305||Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators|
|7311||Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7313||Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics|
|7315||Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors|
|7318||Elevator constructors and mechanics|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers|
|7331||Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics|
|7332||Appliance servicers and repairers|
|7334||Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics|
|7335||Other small engine and small equipment repairers|
|7361||Railway and yard locomotive engineers|
|7362||Railway conductors and brakemen/women|
|7372||Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction|
|7373||Water well drillers|
|7381||Printing press operators|
|7384||Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.|
|8211||Supervisors, logging and forestry|
|8221||Supervisors, mining and quarrying|
|8222||Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services|
|8231||Underground production and development miners|
|8232||Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers|
|8241||Logging machinery operators|
|8252||Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services|
|8261||Fishing masters and officers|
|9211||Supervisors, mineral and metal processing|
|9212||Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities|
|9213||Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing|
|9214||Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing|
|9215||Supervisors, forest products processing|
|9217||Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing|
|9221||Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling|
|9222||Supervisors, electronics manufacturing|
|9223||Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing|
|9224||Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing|
|9226||Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing|
|9227||Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly|
|9231||Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing|
|9232||Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators|
|9235||Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators|
|9241||Power engineers and power systems operators|
|9243||Water and waste treatment plant operators|
Search your Occupation below to see if you have an Occupation in Demand in Canada. If in doubt take our Free Visa Assessment and let us assess your Eligibility for Free.
How much money do I need in the bank for Canada Immigration?
In addition to having an Occupation in demand on the table, Canada Immigration Federal Skilled Worker applicants will be required to demonstrate they have sufficient financial resources to support themselves and their family for 6 months after arrival in Country. If you have a formal job offer, this requirement does not apply.
Calculate Canada Immigration Points
The third part of the Canada Immigration trinity is a points based assessment. CIC Canada uses a points based martix to benchmark potential applicants against the other candidates all looking to emigrate to Canada at the same time.
An applicant must reach 67 points to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Visa
Calculate Points Score for Canada Immigration on a Federal Skilled Worker Visa
The overall benchmark score of 67 is made up of a number of points awarded for each of the following categories.
Education (maximum 25 points)
Language Skills (maximum 24 points)
Work Experience (maximum 21 points)
Age (maximum 10 points)
Arranged Employment (maximum 10 points)
If you hold valid offer of employment, or are applying within Canada on a temporary work permit you will get credit for your current employment status.
Adaptability (maximum 10 points)
Includes such factors as previous experience working or studying in Canada, or having family in Canada.
A couple of examples of where points are awarded in the Canadian immigration score grid are shown below. This does not cover all the areas where your points will be awarded – it is designed to give you an idea of how the system of points scoring works within the Canadian immigration system.
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|Age||With a spouse or common-law partner||Without a spouse or common-law partner|
|(Maximum 100 points)||(Maximum 110 points)|
|17 years of age or less||0||0|
|18 years of age||90||99|
|19 years of age||95||105|
|20 to 29 years of age||100||110|
|30 years of age||95||105|
|31 years of age||90||99|
|32 years of age||85||94|
|33 years of age||80||88|
|34 years of age||75||83|
|35 years of age||70||77|
|36 years of age||65||72|
|37 years of age||60||66|
|38 years of age||55||61|
|39 years of age||50||55|
|40 years of age||45||50|
|41 years of age||35||39|
|42 years of age||25||28|
|43 years of age||15||17|
|44 years of age||5||6|
|45 years of age or more||0||0|
|Migrate to Canada from Australia English Language Points|
|Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability||With a spouse or common-law partner||Without a spouse or common-law partner|
|(Maximum 128 points)||(Maximum 136 points)|
|Less than CLB 4||0||0|
|CLB 4 or 5||6||6|
|CLB 10 or more||32||34|
|Official languages proficiency - second official language|
|Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):|
|6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)|
|6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)|
|Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability||With a spouse or common-law partner||Without a spouse or common-law partner|
|(Maximum 22 points)||(Maximum 24 points)|
|CLB 4 or less||0||0|
|CLB 5 or 6||1||1|
|CLB 7 or 8||3||3|
|CLB 9 or more||6||6|
|Migrate to Canada from Australia Points for Education|
|Level of Education||With a spouse or common-law partner||Without a spouse or common-law partner|
|(Maximum 140 points)||(Maximum 150 points)|
|Less than secondary school (high school)||0||0|
|Secondary diploma (high school graduation)||28||30|
|One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute||84||90|
|Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute||91||98|
|Bachelor's degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute||112||120|
|Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years||119||128|
|Master's degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree,” the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)||126||135|
|Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)||140||150|
Police Checks for Canada Immigration
Remember to factor in Police Checks and Medicals at the very end of the Federal Skilled Worker application process.
How to Apply for a Federal Skilled Worker Canada Immigration Visa
The steps of the application are documented below. Do remember this is a complex legal process and make sure you are fully prepared before embarking on one of the most life altering decisions of your life.
1. Have your education qualification verified by one of the Educational Verification organizations licensed and regulated by the Canadian Government such as World Education Services (WES)
2. Take either your English or French Test (or both if you have this skill level). Please note that even applicants from English Speaking Countries must go through testing.
3. Create an Express Entry Profile.
4. Secure a Job Offer. As part of your Express Entry profile you’ll be required to register with Job Bank Canada which could form the starting point of your Canada Immigration Job Search.
5. Depending on your Occupation you may be able to boost through Express Entry and immigrate to Canada without a job offer by undertaking Canadian Registration or Licensing of your Profession. For example, Nurses Immigrating to Canada can boost through Express Entry by successfully registering with a Provincial Nursing Authority.
Some other occupations and professions that can Immigrate to Canada without a Job Offer include:
and many others
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Canada Immigration for Skilled Trades
The Federal Skilled Worker Visa detailed above does not include Skilled Tradespeople who have their very own Federal Skilled Immigration visa class based on the critical demand in Canada for good, highly skilled tradespeople from all over the World.
The visa for Skilled Trades is called the Federal Skilled Trades Visa and the process is identical to the steps outlined above (scroll up if you missed it) except that as a Skilled Tradesperson your previous experience will of course be in a skilled trade.
Most skilled trades require some form of training, knowledge level and competence. In Canada, skilled trades are covered by the Red Seal Program and there is a process with which you can ‘transfer your qualifications from your home country into the Canadian equivalent by undertaking what is called a Red Seal Challenge.
Once an applicants Red Seal Challenge has been approved they will then be boosted through Express Entry into the Federal Skilled Trades Visa class and will be able to immigrate to Canada without a job offer.
Quebec Skilled Immigration Visa
If your Canada Immigration plans include Quebec you must meet the selection criteria of the Province of Quebec:
If you intend to live in Quebec you will be assessed based on the Quebec Selection criteria and not the evaluation used by CIC. The Quebec Immigration Visa selection is points-based and to qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate, single applicants must score at least 60 points from ten criteria, while an applicant with a spouse or partner must score 68 points.
Quebec Canada Immigration Points Score
Training and Education (maximum 29 points)
Validated Employment Offer (maximum 10 points)
Points are awarded for having a job offer from Quebec, with extra points awarded for a job offer from outside the metropolitan area of Montreal.
Experience (maximum 9 points)
Age (maximum 18 points)
Full points are awarded for being between the ages of 18-35
Language Proficiency (maximum 22 points)
French is the official language in Quebec and so the Province places emphasis on oral language abilities rather than written tasks. A maximum of 16 points are available for oral interaction in French, with an additional 6 available for spoken English.
Family in Quebec (maximum 9 points)
Partners Characteristics (maximum 18 points)
Points may be awarded for the partners language, education, training, work experience and age
Children (maximum 8 points)
Finances (1 point)
Although only one point is awarded for having sufficient funds for financial self-sufficiency for the first 6 months and Canada Immigration visa application is automatically refused without this criteria.
Adaptability (maximum 8 points)
An overall assessment of the prospective visa holders to adapt to their new life in Quebec
Satisfying these requirements results in the issue of a Quebec Selection Certificate which unlocks Canada immigration to Quebec.
Canada Immigration Provincial Nomination Program
To immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program, an applicant must first make representation for a Provincial Nomination Certificate to the provincial government where they intend to ultimately settle.
Each province has different requirements and Provincial nominees receive priority processing for their permanent residency applications. With a Provincial Nomination Certificate in hand Canada Immigration applicants are boosted through the Express Entry Platform into the relevant Permanent Residency Visa stream, without the need for a job offer (although some provinces and occupations do indeed require this to secure the Provincial Nomination in the first instance).
The following provinces currently participating in the Provincial Nomination Program are
Please note that Provincial Canada Immigration nominees are not assessed on the six selection criterias of the Federal Skilled Immigration Program.
Canada Business Immigration Program
The Canada Business Immigration Program is designed for those business people and entrepreneurs who are standing by to contribute to Canadas economy through investment and managerial skills.
Applicants under this category will have the financial resources to strengthen the Canadian economy and facilitate job creation in the Country. Individuals with prior, demonstrable business experience and net worth may apply under one of three categories, each with its own requirements.
Canada Immigration Immigrant Investor Program
Canada Immigration Entrepreneur Visa
The Entrepreneur Visa is aimed at business migrants who plan to have a hands-on role in their contributions to the Canadian economy. The net worth requirements for the Entrepreneur Program are lower at CAD$300,000 and applicants must commit to both managing and owning at least one third of a Canadian business within three years of landing in Canada.
Canada Immigration Self-Employed Program
The Canada Immigration Self-Employed Program is for those applicants who are able willing to support themselves and their dependents through self-employed income. Applicants will need to demonstrate experience, net worth and residual income.
Canadian Experience Class
The Canada Immigration Experience Class Visa is for foreign workers and international students who want to become Canadian Permanent Residents. The visa is based on a simple pass or fail model with different requirements for two separate visa sub categories.
1. International Graduates with Canadian Work Experience
Applicants will be able to demonstrate:
Successfully completing a program of study of at least two academic years at a Canadian educational institution;
Have at least one year of work experience
Average English language skills
2. Temporary Foreign Workers
Applicants will be able to demonstrate:
Average English language skills
Applicants still legally in Canada may apply from within Canada yet applicants no longer in Canada have only one year from the date of leaving in which to lodge their applications.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Also known as a work permit, the temporary foreign worker program is a division of Canada Immigration that usually requires a job offer that can only be formalized after the employer obtains a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Social Development Canada confirming that the employment will not adversely affect Canadian workers. This is not a hard and fast rule and there are many exceptions. If in doubt take our Free Visa Assessment for the full facts.
US Citizens can often obtain a Canadian work permit without a job offer under the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement Policy.
Can my Partner Join me on my Temporary Foreign Worker Program Visa
Partners of Canadian work permit holders may accompany the work permit holder to Canada. Usually, partners and spouses are eligible to apply for an open work permit in their own right, which allows them to work for any employer in Canada.
Canada Immigration Family Class Sponsorship
The Family Class Sponsorship stream of the Canada Immigration program allows adult Canadian citizens or permanent to sponsor close family members, who wish to immigrate to Canada. In order to successfully sponsor a relative for Family Class immigration the Canadian citizen or permanent resident must undertake via legal declaration to support the family member who wishes to immigrate for up to ten years after their arrival.
This does not mean they will be supporting the family member for between three and ten years as it would be expected that the migrating family member would ultimately be able to support themselves. However, the caveat is put in place as a fall back option. Additionally, the inbound relative must also sign a declaration that they will strive to become self sufficient as soon as possible.
Which family members can sponsor me to Canada?
Spouses or common-law partners
Dependent children under 22 years of age
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