LOCATION: Northern Part of North America
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, French
CURRENCY: Canadian Dollars
MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Tourism, Construction, Energy
Canada is a G7 country with one of the world’s best performing economies. As the world’s second largest country, Canada, is also rich in natural resources, including the world’s second largest oil reserves and fourth largest supply of fresh water. Canada provides a cosmopolitan, family-friendly lifestyle, with several world-class cities that provide well diversified business environments, vibrant social scenes and a wealth of cultural events. Canada also offers incredible natural beauty, including oceanic coastlines, immense forests, rugged mountains, vast prairies and pristine beaches.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a path to Canadian Permanent Residency. The Canadian federal government has entered into arrangements with Canadian Provinces and Territories that allows the provinces to select their own immigrants and have the flexibility to address their own unique economic needs. If the applicant wants to immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee, he must first apply to the province where he wish to settle and complete the process. Approved applicants will be issued a Provincial Nominee Certificate. The applicant is eligible to apply for Permanent Residence relying on that Provincial Nominee Certificate. The applicant can now apply for a temporary work permit to work with the Canada employer while the Permanent Residence application is in process. As of January 2015, most of the provincial nominee programs have combined their programs with the Express Entry system, in this case, the issuance of the PNP certificate will give the applicant an additional CRS 600 points, which will almost guarantee their selection in the following round of invitations.
The Canadian Express Entry (EE) program is a one-stop access point to submit Permanent Residency applications for four separate Permanent Residence categories. Currently, application processing times range from 8-12 months or less.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) has been one of the most popular immigration programs. It is a process for obtaining Permanent Residency in Canada. FSW is the longest standing economic-based Permanent Residency program in Canada. It is suitable for those who are prospectively looking to live and work in Canada, but have not yet secured employment in Canada, or are self-employed in Canada and not progressing through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). In order to qualify, the applicant must score a minimum of 67 points out of the possible 100 points.
The category works on a point system with the minimum requirement of 67 points out of a possible 100 to qualify. Points can be gained for the following:
The applicants must meet the following minimal requirements to apply as a skilled worker:
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a Permanent Residence program for persons who have already been in Canada and working at a managerial, professional or skilled worker level (NOC O, A or B).The following requirements must be met to quality for the program:
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) was launched on January 2nd 2013 in order to provide a route for skilled trades people to immigrate to Canada.
The following requirements must be met to qualify for the program:
Minimal Language Requirements:
For English, results from both the CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tests are accepted.
Requirements for obtaining Citizenship:
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