Apply for Canada PR
These days Canada is one of the most preferred Destinations in the world for immigration settling. UNO has rated Canada as number one place across the globe for PR on basis of several compelling Factors like quality of living, Environment, security, career Opportunities, crime, etc.
If you are among the immigration aspirants, this page is right destination especially designed, so that you can get extensive information and detail about the Canadian Immigration process and popular Visa Categories, i.e. Visit Visa ,PR Visa, Skilled Visa, Investor Visa , Study Visa, Business Visa, etc.
Canada Language & Culture
English & French these two official languages is enjoyed by widespread popularity across many countries as well as in Canada too. The presence of different nations having varied religion and ethnic background further gives multicultural Environment and thus make it as best place in the world to live or study.
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What Canada has to offers to skilled professionals, Businessmen & International Students?
Immigration flow in Canada is very high because of diverse reasons which attract immigrants of every class, category and occupation. Immigrants further can be split into three major categories, i.e. Investors, Businessmen, Skilled Worker and International Students. Whilst, these three categories have predominant share in immigration number in the annual immigration in Canada. However, family movement also contributes to immigration numbers.
What is there for Skilled/professionals Foreigners: Canada offers ample employment opportunities to the immigrant skilled workers across its various cities and industries, being a skill shortage country. There are N number of occupations, and highly in demand are i.e. Engineering, Healthcare, IT, hotel and tourism industry, Construction works, Service Sector, etc. The Canadian federal government has classified the occupations as per the Skill levels, i.e. National Occupational Classification & Federal Skilled Worker. NOC consider skill levels (Skill 0, A, B, etc.) and accordingly they are invited overseas for skilled work alongside FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) stream up via PNP programs of various provinces and Express Entry.
Investors & Businessmen: Canada has launched various business immigration programs in Canada to attract foreign investment pool in their country. Majority of these business immigration programs offer Canada PR Visa to the investors or Business aspirant, along with their families. These applicants need to do certain investment in Canada and fulfill the require basic criteria of that program. The business visas are highly invited AS they contribution to Canadian economy and development .these visa are the key source of creating jobs & settlement in Canada through investment.
International Students: Canada is known for its international standard of education system. It is also a land of world’s most reputed & famous Universities, which provide modern education on vast range of academic and vocational courses. Being a peaceful, crime free, safe, it creates an ideal study environment which attracts and welcome thousands of international students here annually. Recently, government has eased the immigration rules for international students, and subsequently helps them to get PR in Canada. These overseas students are the potential workforce needed to fill the skill worker gaps across Canadian cities and industry.
What are the Immigration Programs in Canada?
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – One of the major reasons for the huge emigrant influx in Canada is because of launching of many emigrant friendly immigration programs in coordination with skilled human resource requirement of different industries and cities in Canada, i.e. Express Entry, QSWP, and various PNPs. These programs have different requirements and criteria. below is the list of this immigration Favoring Programs.
Skilled immigrants (Express Entry) Program Quebec-selected skilled workers Canadian Experience Class Program Start-up visa Program immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program Self-employed Persons Program Family sponsorship Program Provincial nominees Program Caregivers Program Refugees Program
Documents Requirements for Canada PR
What are the key requirements of Canada Immigration?
For Immigration requirements documentation may vary as per different immigration programs or visa categories Availability. However, still there are certain basic documentation requirements which are common for most of the Canadian Immigration programs. below is the requirements for immigration like Express Entry, QSWP, PNP in immigration programs.
- Language Proficiency:one has to provide a proof of language proficiency in any of the official languages, i.e. English and French through a certified or registered Agency Like, i.e. PTE Or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for English.
- Education: provide your ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)) report along with application for Immigration. The ECA is the common way of get your Academic Assessment.
- Health and Character requirements:other eligible criteria for Canada immigration your good health and character Certificate not old then 6 month. Prepare and provide these essential certifications.
The other factors affecting your Application for immigration are, i.e. Age, Work Experience, adaptability, etc. and points also vary according to the immigration program or the visa type immigrant are filling.
A question arises in everybody mind about immigrate process time consumption?
Processing Time for Canada PR Visa
The Immigration Application Process Timing depends on many factors like the type of visa an immigrant has applied, correctly filled and submitting application Form with the required Documentation for approval, etc. It may vary based on the below factors:
- Availability of Immigration Program Applicable to you Profile and further these Program varies in their processing time.
- Visa Application- Correctly filling of the application form for minimizing the chances of getting the case rejection or any further delay.
- Documents: arranging the profile with all the require documents for quick process
- LMIA Approval:taken for LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) approval in case of Immigrant get a job offer
Follow points based immigration system
The Canada Immigration has introduced points based system. The points allocated on different Factors associated to your Profile like i.e. Education level, Age group, Work Experience, Language Proficiency etc. points are different for different program. On scoring certain required point your path is clear for legal settlement in Canada.
Canada Immigration policy Allow only two types of immigration
- The Temporary immigration or visa: Student Visa, Work Permit, Live-in-Caregiver, Canada PR, Visitor/tourist Visited.
- The Permanent Residency –Skilled Worker Category visa, Business or investors visa, or the Family Sponsorship visa
You might be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency AUSTRALIA, if you have:
- Nominated an occupation, that is on the relevant skilled occupation list. For SOL List/ Medium and Long Term Skilled Shortage List (MLTSSL), Please click on the MLTSSL LIST
- Obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
- Not yet turned 50 years of age
- Achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation, based on the factors in the points testat least competent English.
Benefits of Permanent Residency:
Permanent Residency Visa lets you and any member of your family unit who has also been granted this visa:
- Stay in Australia indefinitely
- Work and study in Australia
- Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
- Apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
- Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence travel to and from Australia for five years from the date, the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).
- There are three options for Permanent Residency
There are three options of Permanent Residency Visa:
- Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
- Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
- Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
This visa is for points-tested skilled workers, who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
This visa is for points-tested skilled workers, who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. For professions in CSOL/Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), Please click on the STSOL LIST
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)
This visa is for points-tested skilled workers, who have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area.
POINT TEST FOR AUSTRALIA PERMANENT RESIDENCY.
Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa
- This visa is a points-based visa
- Currently Immigration New Zealand is selecting EOIs with 160 points or above.
New Zealand Permanent Residency visa isn’t designed for people who are self-employed. If you work in your own business, you may wish to apply for an Entrepreneur Resident Visa instead.
With this visa you can
- Live, work and study in New Zealand.
- Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your residence application.
Work (if you have an offer of skilled employment in Auckland)
If you were awarded points for an offer of skilled employment in Auckland and those points were the reason you were invited to apply for residence, you must:
- take up that job within 3 months of coming to New Zealand
- stay in that job for 3 months.
You must provide evidence within 5 years of your first day in New Zealand as a resident that you stayed in your skilled employment for at least 3 months.
Work (if you have an offer of skilled employment outside of Auckland)
If you were awarded points for an offer of skilled employment outside of Auckland and those points were the reason you were invited to apply for residence, you must:
- take up that job within 3 months of coming to New Zealand
- stay in that job for 12 months.
You must provide evidence within 5 years of your first day in New Zealand as a resident that you stayed in your skilled employment for at least 12 months.
You can travel in and out of New Zealand Permanent Residency as often as you like until your travel conditions expire.
To travel after that, you’ll need to apply for and be granted either:
- A New Zealand Permanent Residency Visa
- A variation of your travel conditions, which would allow you to return to New Zealand at a later date.
|Close Family in NZ||10|
|Working in Skilled Job in NZ for less than 12 months||50|
|Working in Skilled Job in NZ for more than 12 months||60|
|BONUS POINTS FOR SKILLED EMPLOYMENT|
|Work in an area of Identified future growth area||10|
|Work in an area of absolute skill shortage||10|
|Work in a region outside Auckland||30|
|Partner has a skilled job or job offer||20|
|BONUS POINTS FOR NZ WORK EXPERIENCE|
|3 or more Years||15|
|Work experience in Identified growth area|
|6 or more years||15|
|Work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage|
|6 or more years||15|
|Level 7 or 8||50|
|Level 9 or 10||60|
|BONUS POINTS FOR QUALIFICATION|
|One year full time study in NZ completing level 7 or 8 course||10|
|Two year full time study in NZ completing level 7 or 8 course||15|
|Qualification in an Identified Future growth area||10|
|Qualification in an area of absolute Skills shortage||10|
|Partner holding level 4-6 qualification||10|
|Partner holding level 7 or above qualification||20|
The following English language test results are acceptable:
|Test||Minimum score required|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module||Overall score of 6.5 or more|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)||Overall score of 79 or more|
|Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)||Overall score of 58 or more|
|Cambridge English: First (FCE)or
Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools
|Overall score of 176 or more|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||Grade B or higher in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)*|
|English Language Ability|
|Competent English—IELTS 6 / OET B – PTE 51||0|
|Proficient English—IELTS 7 / OET B – PTE 65||10|
|Superior English—IELTS 8 / OET A – PTE 80||20|
|At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)||5|
|At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)||10|
|At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years)||15|
|Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard||20|
|At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard||15|
|Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard||10|
|Australian study requirements||5|
|Partner skill qualifications||5|
|Professional Year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before the day you were invited||5|
|Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only)||5|
|Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only)||10|
This visa is for people who have the skills to contribute to New Zealand’s economic. The applicant needs to send an Expression of Interest (EOI) with information about work experience, qualifications and ability to settle in New Zealand. If Expression of Interest is successful he/she gets the opportunity to apply to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely. The applicant should be below 55 years of age to be eligible to apply for New Zealand Permanent Residency(PR) Visa