You can start a new life in Canada as a permanent resident and quickly
become a citizen in 3 years. Which is the fastest time to citizenship among the top developed countries in the world. This actualization can be achieved through different routes.
Express Entry Overview
In January 2015, the Canadian government introduced a new system to help Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to select permanent residents based on their skills, expertise, and experience to improve the sustainability of economic growth. This program is based on ranking system which requires the applicant to create an on-line profile and enter the pool to compete with other applicants. Based on the information and documents entered the system generates score. Applicants score can be increased if there is an arranged employment offer from a Canadian employer or by improving their language skills.
Three Major immigration program is covered under Express Entry:
Federal Skilled Workers
Qualified and skilled workers are highly sort after in Canada to fill the shortage in labor market. Canada has expanded its economic classes by initiating new categories such as Federal Skilled Workers under the new Express Entry Program to attract individuals with expertise, skills, and other assets. These workers are selected based on their ability to become economically established in Canada.
In order words, only candidates with the highest ranking are invited to apply for permanent residency in addition to meeting the Comprehensive Ranking System which is used to rank candidates’ human capital. Applicants ranked near the top in the express entry pool based on their personal qualification profile are issued an invitation to apply. Inherently, your personal qualification profile mirrors your abilities, experiences, and life’s work.
Selection factors includes:
· Arranged employment
· Work experience
Moreover, applicant’s ability to sustain themselves financially is a prerequisite in this stream. Completing the Express Entry application entails consideration of many determinants that may impact on its outcome. Find out if you qualify as a candidate under the Express Entry Program by contacting us to support you and accompanying family member through evaluation, assessment and assistance.
Federal Skilled Trades
This is for skilled workers who want to become permanent resident in Canada based on their qualification in a skilled trade. Unlike the Federal Skilled Worker stream, assessment of individuals based on the point system is not utilized. Individuals with membership in a skilled trade group such as technical occupations, construction, agriculture manufacturing, electrical and industrial may qualify for permanent residence under the Skilled Trade class.
Notably, Canadian industries have demand for trade workers, but certain requirement are to be met for eligibility in this program. This include your ability to meet the requirements for that skilled trade as stipulated by the National Occupation Classification (NOC) along with required language proficiency. Additionally, you must have an offer of employment, certification of qualification in that skilled trade and the right to be admitted in Canada.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
This scheme is for skilled workers with Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents. Like other programs, certain requirements are to be met for eligibility. These include possession of 1 year full-time or an equal amount in part-time skilled work experience in the last three years before application and have gained your work experience by working in Canada while under temporary resident status with authorization to work.
In addition, you must show that you demonstrate duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. Furthermore, you must be admissible to Canada. There are other means to improve your eligibility for this class. Contact Us for evaluation, assessment, and assistance.
Provincial Nominee program
This is an alternative route of obtaining a permanent resident status for individuals who qualify as skilled workers and experienced business professionals who wish to settle in one of Canada’s provinces. The program allows provinces and territories to nominate foreign nationals to apply for residency in Canada. Like the express entry program PNP utilizes the point system to attract individual who will meets the demands and labor market of the province. The criteria and procedure for each providence vary considerably with points being considered on different basis such as education, age, language ability, work experience etc.
Presently, the following province and territories are participating in this program
· British Columbia
· Newfoundland and Labrador
· New Brunswick
· Nova Scotia
· Prince Edward Island
A core requirement to this program is that the applicant must reside in the province in which they apply. Following nomination of an applicant, the province of choice will issue the applicant a Provincial Nominee Certificate. This will enable the applicant to apply for Canadian permanent residency which will be assessed under Canadian immigration regulations.
The minimum requirements are constantly changing, contact Sunny Blue to see how we can support you in securing a certificate of nomination, police clearance report, medical examinations, language test results and other supporting documents required for this application.