Canada is one of the world’s top immigration destinations, with over 250,000 new immigrants arriving in Canada every year to take advantage of the country’s strong economy and progressive immigration system – a system so progressive that the Canadian government’s statistics department predicts that by 2031 over half of all working-age people in the country will have been born overseas.
With the current level of opportunity for migrants, there has never been a better time to apply for a Canadian visa. The Canada immigration section of our website has been created to help those seeking to live and work in Canada to get their visas promptly and with a minimum of trouble, and our dedicated in-house Canadian immigration consultant the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council can help with all of your Canadian visa needs.
- Skilled Worker
- Family Sponsorship
- Immigrant Investor
- Self Employed
S :(Provincial Nominee Class)Under the federal 2017 immigration numbers plan, 51,000 newcomers will be welcomed through provincial programs. Each Canadian province and the three territories have their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), in order to serve their individual immigration needs. Many of them also run their own categories under the Canada Express Entry System. As a result, the provinces have an increasing role in the selection of economic immigrants.
L :(Provincial Nominee Class)
Applying for admission to Canada as a permanent resident under a provincial program follows a two-stage process. Applicants who receive a PNP nomination can then apply for permanent residence. In some instances, candidates who do not qualify under one of the federal programs may qualify for admission to Canada under a PNP. Some candidates may also qualify for a temporary work permit in the interim, allowing for early entry to Canada for the applicant and their accompanying dependants. However, many of the large provincial programs face problems with processing delays. Canada attracts considerable interest from potential new immigrants, far surpassing the processing capacity of immigration programs.
The Canada Express Entry system has successfully tackled processing delays, while many of the provinces are now choosing to open and close their popular streams periodically throughout the year to avoid large backlogs.
Under the provincial programs, candidates are nominated by a prospective employer and, once approved by the province,are subject to an expedited process. In the initial stages, applicants can receive temporary, renewable work permits to enter Canada while they are being processed for permanent residence.
The skilled worker-based provincial programs, with the exception of Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, generally require an employer to sponsor the applicant for admission to Canada. Without a government-approved employersponsorship, the application will either not be approved, or will be routinely passed over in favor of applications with an employer-sponsored approval.
Sponsoring employers under most provincial programs must demonstrate sufficient efforts to hire local Canadians and offer competitive terms and conditions of employment that are relevant to a particular occupation. Between provinces, variations exist in the terms and conditions of employment to qualify to sponsor a foreign worker.
To qualify as a sponsored employee, the position being filled must generally conform to a National Occupation Classification skill level of O, A, B; or alternatively, must meet the terms of a particular pilot project designed for a specific critical skill shortage identified by the province.Pilot programs within the provinces are designed for low skilled workers and are limited in scope. Most of the provinces have variations of pilot projects for low skilled occupations.
S ( Atlantic Immigration):The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces. It helps Atlantic businesses of all sizes attract international graduates and skilled foreign workers to fill job vacancies. You do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire employees under the pilot.
L ( Atlantic Immigration ) :Employer designations for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot are managed individually by each province.
- Atlantic High-Skilled Program
- Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
- Atlantic International Graduate Program