PR Programs in Canada

Canada Express Entry program 2015 has transformed Canadian Immigration consultants into a new rise. It is primarily known as the new selection procedure for Canada Immigration. It specifically focuses on Skilled Workers that can be immigrated to Canada. The Express Entry Process of Canada is a new generation Electronically governed procedure which has involvement of Provincial Governments, Federal Government and Canadian Employers.

The selection process has brought a 360 degree change in the whole procedure. Through Express Entry System skilled and potentially able applicants secure an Invitation To Apply (ITA) from Canadian Government under the Draw rounds to apply a Canada PR Visa from India to make Canada their home.

 HOW DOES EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM WORKS?

 Government of Canada selects applicant from pool and offers an Invitation to Apply for Canada Permanent Residence Visa and this procedure is defined by the term Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System. The pool comprises of applicants who has shown their interest in moving to Canada and further ITA are sent to them by Canadian government based on their skill selection.

As an applicant never get confused in between ITA and initial entrance in the Express Entry Pool neither it means any job offer from Canadian authorities nor any certificate of normal nomination. ITA is an auto-generated letter sent to Express Entry applicants depending on their profiles for Express Entry.

Candidates who are qualified for migrating to Canada by fulfilling the basic entry procedure of government based Immigration program can add themselves into Express entry pool and are ranked using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), the ranking process take care of these sections:

  • Basic human capital qualities
  • Any common law or accompanying companion aspects
  • Skill transformation ability
  • Adaptability points, Aspects defining a provincial nomination or a deserving offer of employment.

 If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for Canada Permanent visa, you can book an appointment for initial consultation with our Canada Immigration experts. Call us on +91 9633 746454 or email us at info@irishexpert.com.

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CRS SCORE FOR CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY?

 When you are ready to represent yourself in an accurate manner in your express entry profile, you need to go for it.

Language is a perfect example of an efficient representative in the CRS that can be of more than or up to 290 CRS points. For an individual working or standing for as a federal skilled worker in order to get an entry in the express entry pool, CLB7 is the minimum Canadian language benchmark that should be the liability of the individual in all terms like reading, speaking, writing, and listening.

The level of highest language for which the points will be awarded in the CRS is CLB 10.

Language

Language has different values because it is counted for the points in numerous sections like:

  • In between the additional factors.
  • In between the skill-transferability combinations.
  • In between the human capital factors.

A CLB of total 9 or more than that is required in the 4 language abilities like listening, speaking, reading, and writing so as to get the maximum of 50 points.

Getting the ability scores below the benchmark of CLB 9 can stop you from getting your 50 points.

 Education

When you are talking about Education, the points can be up to 230 CRS points and it can be enhanced with the help of additional credentials like finishing another degree or achieving additional educational credential assessments for the ongoing studies.

Assess Spouse profile to be a principal applicant

If you are engaged, it would benefit you if you compare the CRS scores of yours as the principal applicant.

At times, a primary applicant CRS score can come less as compared to that of the accompanied partner’s. In these circumstances, it is recommended for the spouse to be the principal applicant.

Working Experience

Achieving proper work experience and other documenting ongoing work experience can help in the increase of the candidate’s CRS score.

Proactive preparation

No matter what your CRS score is, it is important that everyone should be in the Express Entry Pool in a proactive preparing for the ITA or provincial nomination

Express entry provincial nominee Programs (PNP)

 These are among the several programs that:

  1. Do not prefer the CRS score of a candidate among all the eligibilities and requirements.
  2. Available for the individuals that do not have ties with Canada such as previous work experience or qualification from Canada, Offer of employment or Relative in Canada.

PNP tries to play a prominent role when it comes to economic immigration to Canada through 2020. Along with 11 percent that increases in admission that targets on the forecasted in both 2019 and 2020.

The questions that come in one’s mind related to Express Entry are:

  • What is ITA?
  • How do I get an ITA?
  • Documents that I need
  • Accepting or expiration of ITA
  • How can I decline an ITA?

PROCEDURE TO BECOME A RESIDENT OF CANADA ON PERMANENT BASIS

 Are you planning to move to Canada and wants to become a part of it? Well, the process is now straightforward to get Canada permanent Residence Visa as there are fewer complications in the entire circulations. People are dreaming of doing the long-term business and to live a happy life with better employment opportunities there, but many failed with their ideas as the rules are very to follow.

But, now the Express Entry Canada has made it quick and easy to be a part of this fascinating destination by following certain methods. There is few rules one need to meet to apply immigration programs, and you need to express your views about your interests and desires that why you want to be a part of this Country? The formal dealings will include the filling of form which will formally express your points, and this will be entered into the Express Canada profile.

Once you are added to the pool, then the application will be selected based on the CRS scoring, where the ranking always gets fluctuated. At KAN Visa Direction we will ensure that we create the profile most accurately along with all detailed credentials.

But, the thing which is necessary to follow is to enter the details correctly without messing up one with the others, and by including all the requirements in Canada’s economic immigration programs. If you fail to satisfy the requirements as per the Immigration standards, then you may lose the golden chance. The Invitation to apply (ITA) is must which will be recorded as a proof that you have been selected from thousands and be given the opportunity of becoming a part of Canada by applying a PR visa.

BENEFIT’S OF EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM

  • Faster Entry
  • Better job opportunities
  • Easier access to immigration
  • Steadier process

WHAT IS CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY JOB BANK REGISTRATION?

After applying to the express entry pool through the online process a Personal Reference Number will be generated. With the help of this reference id, the aspirant can submit his resume for Canada Job Bank.

Canada Job Bank is a compiled association of numerous job sites all across Canada. Few of the job websites are listed here which are connected to Canada Job Bank these are: Workopolis, JobSiNL.ca, WorkBC, and Monster (application mode is either through website or email or in person).The candidatecan apply to any of the mentioned company through website or can submit his resume using the Personal reference number generated after successful submission of online express entry pool.

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Federal skilled worker program

An applicant’s ability to establish an economic life after immigrating to Canada is done by federal skilled worker application. From 1 January 2015, FSW Canada (federal Skilled Worker) application process is dependent on Express Entry immigration Selection system for those who want to migrate to Canada.

Key Point

With the final target of Immigrating to Canada for Permanent Resident Visa, Federal skilled worker aspirant must qualify these prominent aspects that are primarily required:

  • Having at least one year of continuous full-time or similar paid job experience in the last 10 years in any of the skilled occupation like National Occupational Classification skill 0, A, B levels.
  • Aspirant should have passed a basic level of language capability in any of the two Canadian Official Languages that are, English and French.
  • And lastly, Federal Skilled Worker (working) aspirant must get at least 67 points depending on IRCC ’s (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) immigration choice options.

Six key selection components

 After fulfilling the entire minimal requirement condition positively. Our team will analyze the candidate’s application as per the selection components described in the federal skilled worker’s point grid.

The list of those six factors is as follows:

  1. Skills related to Canadian official language (English or French),
  2. Education expertise,
  3. Official work experience,
  4. Age as per documents,
  5. Arranged Employment
  6. Finally, your overall adaptability (the way you will adjust while settling there)

THE SELECTION CRITERIA UNDER THE FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM

 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program enables individuals to migrate to Canada and establish their career in this country of opportunities. The interested candidates are required to submit an application under the Express Entry Program as Skilled Professionals. You can file an application under any one of the three programs available namely, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trade Class and Canadian Experience Class. The Citizenship and Immigration Canadahas declared to accept these applications fromJanuary 1st, 2015. After the evaluation of the submitted applications to the Express Entry Pool, the ones who fulfill all the requirements of the selection criteria’s are selected. Only after the selection, a candidate receives an invite to apply. However, one must not get confused with the selection measures under the FSW program and point system of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS limits to only ranking the applicants and selecting the best of the lot.

SELECTION FACTORS AND THE POINT SYSTEM

 Language skills (28 points) –Under this criterion, you are required to be well-versed in one or both the Canada’s official language i.e. English and French. A candidate is evaluated on the ability to read, write, speak and listen. It is necessary to take an approved language test in order to measure the language levels. These tests are Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English and Niveaux de compétencelinguistiquecanadien (NCLC) for French. The language test results are mandatory to be eligible for Express Entry Pool.

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Points

8.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

24 points

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

20 points

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

16 points

8.0

6.5

7.0

6.5

22 points

7.5

7.0

7.0

7.0

23 points

8.0

7.0

6.0

6.0

20 points

EDUCATION (25 POINTS)

 To fulfill this criterion, you must hold a diploma or a certificate from a Canadian high school or post-secondary school while the foreign nationals must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an official agency declaring that their qualification is equal to the degree of a Canadian school.

University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal

25

University degree at the Master’s level or equal or University level entry-to practice professional degree

23

University degree at the Master’s level or equal or University level entry-to practice professional degree

22

Post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal

21

Post-secondary degree or diploma for two-years program, or equal

19

Post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal

15

Secondary school or equal diploma

05

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AGE (12 POINTS)

 The points are given on the basis of your age. Under the recommended criteria of points, the privileged age is redefined from 18 to 35 bands, which is allotted 12 points. If you are over 47 years of age and have received zero points, you can still file a petition after meeting the minimum pass marks criteria.

18 to 35 years – 12 points

36 years – 11 points

37 years – 10 points

38 years – 09 points

39 years – 08 points

40 years – 07 points

41 years – 06 points

42 years – 05 points

 43 years – 04 points

44 years – 03 points

45 years – 02 points

46 years – 01 points

47 years – 0 points

EXPERIENCE (15 POINTS)

Here, the points are given on the basis of your experience in full-time paid work. For this, you must have worked 30 hours per week or a part-time job of the equal number of hours. More job experience leads to more points. The Canadian government uses National Occupational Classification (NOC), which classify Occupations and describes skills & duties for different types of occupations. You must find your NOC category in your Express Entry profile to get the most suitable occupation.

1 year – 09

2 to 3 years – 11

4 to 5 years – 13

6 or more number of years – 15

 ADAPTABILITY (10 POINTS)

 Maximum 10 points can be allotted to the applicant with

Past work in Canada – in a occupation listed in skill type O or skill levels a or B of NOC

With a valid work permit

If you are immigrating to Canada with your spouse or a common-law partner then you can let them earn points too. The adaptability criterion includes the spouse’s language level in English, French or both, past study & work experience in Canada and arranged employment in this nation. If you or your spouse have a relative in Canada who is above 18 years and has a Canadian citizenship then you have chances to score better points. Further, the relative must be a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling or a niece/nephew.

 ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT (10 POINTS)

 The total marks are 100 and an individual is required to score at least 67 points in order to be eligible to migrate to Canada. The above mentioned points with each factor are the maximum. In addition to this, you must be aware of the fact that the selection criteria and the pass-marks are subject to change with no prior notice. Thus, you are advised to stay updated of it.

Federal Skilled Trades Programs, Canadian Federal Skilled Trades (FSTP)

Federal Skilled Traded Class (FSTC) allows people having valid job offers or any fair accreditation for working in the described work and to achieve permanent residence in any of Canadian regions or any territory except Quebec.

Key Point:

Having the mindset of Immigrating to Canada for Permanent Resident Visa, Federal skilled trades’ aspirant must qualify these prominent aspects that are primarily required:

  • Should have job offers from any two employers in Canada with term duration of at least a year or else a certification of qualification from any of common location or territorial body.
  • An evidence from any authorized language testing organization fulfilling the fundamental language requirement and proving that the aspirant meets the basic level conditions set by the ministry i.e. Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) a 5 for both listening and speaking, and a CLB score of 4 for reading and writing.
  • Aspirant having 24 months of fully verified working experience in the respective trade in the recent 5 years of application.
  • Must have the ability to practically implement the skills and experience while removing all work related fundamental obligations.

Having NOC B level makes the aspirant qualified for this process. Resulting in a total of 90% qualified occupations.

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For candidates who ought to migrate to Canada and are looking for settling in a specified province can apply through Canada Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) for Nominated candidates to settle in Canadian provinces and territories.

Every Canadian province other than Quebec that has different selection criteria and two other territories has their individual PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). The provinces and territories that participate sign an agreement with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) and allow them to select immigrants who meet all their requirements they have originally set.

The basic feature of having a provincial nomination in the express entry program is that provinces can play significant and important role and give specific points (600). On 2nd January, 2015 these particular provinces have announced their varied intentions and criteria for accepting programs under express entry process.

In case of due course, announcements will follow from different provinces. Therefore, if any applicant mentions specifically any of the described provinces as his preferred province while submitting his pool application, his chances for provincial nomination positively increases. Because it is sensible for any provinces to nominate an applicant who has mentioned preferred province in their pool application.

Each and every province or territory has its own Provincial Nomination criteria. The applicant has to meet the specific eligibility criteria of Canadian province wherein the applicant wish to move to via this provincial nominee schemes.

  • Alberta provincial nominee program
  • British Columbia provincial nominee program
  • Manitoba provincial nominee program
  • New Brunswick provincial nominee program
  • Newfoundland and Labrador provincial nominee program
  • Nova Scotia provincial nominee program
  • Northwest Territories provincial nominee program
  • Nunavut provincial nominee program
  • Ontario provincial nominee program
  • Prince Edward Island (PEI) provincial nominee program
  • Quebec provincial nominee program
  • Saskatchewan provincial nominee program
  • Yukon provincial nominee program
  1. Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

 Located in the western Canada, Alberta is the fourth most populous Canadian Province. It has mountains, vast coniferous forests, prairies and desert badlands which enhances its landscape beauty and attract lots of tourists and migrants every year. Alberta follows AINP i.e. Alberta Immigrant Nominee program so as to target the skilled and talented individuals.

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The AINP comprises three main streams that are:

STRATEGIC RECRUITMENT STREAM

 This is one of the famous streams that require no support of any employer. It is further divided into three categories that are:

  • Compulsory and optional trade strategy

Such individual who either hold recognized trade certificate or possess Alberta’s qualification certificate falls under this category.

  • Engineering occupations category

This sort of category is particularly for the designers, drafters and engineers with Alberta’s work experience.

  • Post Graduate work category

Those individuals who possess PG qualification in Alberta and are currently working in Alberta are eligible to apply for this category.

EMPLOYER – DRIVEN PROGRAM

As the name implies, this type of stream permits employers to choose the workers. This stream is further divided into three sub categories that are:

  • Skilled worker

This is especially designed for the individuals with full time and permanent job offer in an eligible skilled occupation.

  • International graduate category

This category is for those who hold valid PG work permit and graduated from the PG institution in Canada.

  • Semi – Skilled Worker Category

This is for those temporary workers who have received permanent and full time job offer in an semi – skilled occupation.

SELF – EMPLOYED FARMER STREAM

This stream allows permit to those individuals who have some farming experience and are have personal funds to develop a farm in Alberta and apply for permanent residency.

There are two other streams also i.e. Alberta Express entry stream and Alberta opportunity stream but both of them will come into action from January 2018.

  1. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

Canada’s westernmost Province, British Colombia is known for its majestic mountain ranges and Pacific coastline. It is Canada’s one of the most diverse provinces and is a hub of cultural diversity and economic growth. With its expansive forests and unique coastal climate, this province has become one of the most fascinating provinces in Canada and attracts millions of immigrants annually.

British Colombia follows BC PNP so as to pick the talented and skillful workers who can contribute to its economy. Through this program, the immigrant can receive a BC Provincial Nomination Certificate that permits him to apply for the permanent residency. It allows basically two main streams that are:

SKILLS IMMIGRATION (INCLUDES EXPRESS ENTRY BRITISH COLOMBIA)

This stream is further divided into 5 categories.

  • Skilled worker category

As the name implies, this category is designed for those workers who have received the full time job offer in any of the skilled occupations.

  • Healthcare professional category

Such category allows healthcare professionals such as nurse, physicians, psychiatric nurses and other ailed healthcare professionals with experience and eligible job offer to apply.

  • International Graduate Category

This is particularly for those who are graduated from the recognized Canadian University has job offer from the BC employer.

  • International Post Graduate Category

Under this category, those individuals who have masters’ degree from British Colombia’s educational institution can apply. No job offer is required to become eligible.

  • Entry level and semi – skilled worker category

This category is for workers who work in semi – skilled occupation such as tourism/ hospitality, long haul trucking, food processing and other entry level jobs.

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ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRATION

This stream is further divided into two main parts.

  • Entrepreneur Category

This category is for the business owners who can invest funds into the business.

  • Strategic Projects Category

Under this category, foreign controlled companies can settle their operation in BC and staff members can apply for permanent residence.

  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Bordered by Ontario in the east and Saskatchewan in the west, Manitoba is a Canadian Province. It is the home to lakes and rivers, prairies, mountains and forests whose beauty is enough to enthrall the visitors. This province is a gateway to the Western Canada and is a major driver of Canada’s wealth.

Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee program allows the immigrants to earn Manitoba’s Provincial nomination certificate and then to apply for the permanent residency. It has two main streams namely:

SKILLED WORKER IMMIGRATION STREAM

 This is one of the famous categories of MPNP under which the skilled and talented workers have to complete a series of questions online and place their profile in EOI pool. After placing the profile, the scores are given to the candidates based on their answers. Apart from the answers, several other factors are also considered so as to offer scores.

If you belong from the list of high scoring candidates, then you’ll be invited to submit application. There is no limit and no deadline on the number of candidates who can submit an expression of interest. There are two pathways so as to apply under this stream namely skilled worker in Manitoba and skilled worker overseas.

BUSINESS STREAM

Under this stream, those individuals who are interested in doing business in Manitoba can apply. This stream works under expression of interest system where the applicants need to submit their intention of applying and the most qualified candidates are invited for the immigration. On Nov 15, 2017, this stream has been replaced by business investor stream and renewed criterion for the same is yet to be published in the year 2018.

This province has also introduced international education stream which is set to open in the second quarter of the year 2018.

  1. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

One of the eastern Canadian Maritime provinces, New Brunswick is the only official bilingual province in Canada with almost 30% of people speak French as the first language. This province is in the close proximity to Europe and thus most of the people here have acquired French as their first language. Its landscape encompasses pine forests, Bay of Fundy, rivers and mountains whose fascinating beauty captivates the heart and soul of the visitors.

NBPNP i.e. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program follows by the province which is divided mainly into 5 streams namely:

EXPRESS ENTRY LABOR MARKET STREAM

 This stream uses federal express entry immigration entry system and allows selecting skilled labor that meet demographic and labor requirements of the province. This stream works under expression of interest model.

SKILLED WORKERS WITH FAMILY SUPPORT STREAM

 This is yet another stream launched by the NBPNP system which accepts the application form those skilled workers who have already worked in this province and have close family ties to New Brunswick.

SKILLED WORKER WITH EMPLOYER’S SUPPORT STREAM

 As the name implies, skilled worker with employer’s support stream allows those individuals to apply who have received permanent and full time job offer from employer of this province.

 POST GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURIAL SYSTEM STREAM

 Through this category, those applicants can apply who have completed post graduate studies from the recognized educational institution of New Brunswick and have started a business in this province.

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BUSINESS APPLICANTS STREAM

Last but not the least, stream is business applicants that is launched under NBPNP program. This stream is particularly designed for those individuals who are interested in doing their own business in New Brunswick and are ready to actively manage the same. It is important to know that applicants are expected to make a monetary investment in the business.

  1. Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

The Canadian region of Saskatchewan has expanded the yearly application admission limits for two mainstream movement sub-classifications of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), with more applications prone to be acknowledged before the finish of 2017. Expanded allotments have been appointed to the SINP International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-class and the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-classification.

Since first being propelled in 2015, both of these SINP sub-classes have demonstrated mainstream among a various scope of candidates. Neither sub-classification expects candidates to have an occupation offer from a Canadian manager, nor do fruitful candidates get a common designation, which might be utilized to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canadian changeless living arrangement. The mate/precedent-based law accomplice of the candidate, and in addition subordinate youngsters, may likewise be incorporated on the application.

Candidates under either sub-classification must have work involvement in an occupation that is popular by the region of Saskatchewan and score no less than 60 brings up of 100 on the SINP evaluation framework.

 The Occupations In-Demand sub-class classification brings about fruitful candidates acquiring a selection testament, which would then be able to be utilized to then apply for Canadian changeless home outside the government Express Entry migration framework. This stream might be appealing to people who have not entered the Express Entry pool, as it has a lower least dialect necessity (Canadian Language Benchmark level 4) than any program oversaw under the Express Entry framework.

The Express Entry sub-classification expects possibility to have a current Express Entry profile. Fruitful candidates get 600 extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) focuses, setting them at the leader of the line for determination in a resulting draw from the Express Entry pool. In the wake of being chosen, hopefuls can apply for lasting living arrangement through Express Entry, with IRCC handling most applications inside a half year.

THREE SUB-CLASSES:

  • International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand
  • International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer

This sub-class empowers the region to designate people who are as of now in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool and who meet the necessary eligibility to enable them to settle effectively and incorporate into Saskatchewan’s work market and groups.

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • With a specific end goal to be qualified for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-classification, applicant must:
  • Have verification of lawful status, if as of now living in Canada;
  • Have been acknowledged into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code; The Number and Code must be incorporated into the SINP application.
  • Sufficient language proficiency test result
  • Have finished no less than one year of post-secondary qualification which is similar to the Canadian education system and which can be degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate
  • Have a base level of work encounter identified with their field of instruction or preparing in a talented occupation (NOC 0, An, or B) that is thought to be popular in Saskatchewan (See sought after occupations list, underneath);
  • At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); OR
  • At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade within the past five years; OR
  • At least one year of skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Acquire confirmation of qualification for Saskatchewan license if their calling is directed in Saskatchewan and requires obligatory (mandatory) affirmation or permitting;
  • Hold a declaration of capability (Letter of invitation) their skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission if their work experience is in a skilled trade
  • Have evidence of adequate settlement reserves and a settlement plan
  • Score at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point evaluation system.

 SINP Occupation List

Occupations

               SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure

(for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan)

 

Managers in social and community Services

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Social Work, provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW).

If your education is in a discipline other than social work the CASW will not assess your credentials. Provide your educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization. SINP Requirements Related to EducationYou must have completed a four year degree program in a social science field.

Accounting technicians

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a minimum two year diploma program in accounting which includes specialized courses in automated accounting, taxation, financial and cost accounting, auditing, intermediate accounting, managerial accounting and accounting information systems.

Computer Programmers and interactive media developers

·        Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

·        Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); http://www.cips.ca/candidate or,

·        Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); http://www.cips.ca/certification or,

·        Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP)  http://www.cips.ca/certification.

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).http://sk.cips.ca/certification

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a minimum three year program in computer science, information technology, computer science systems, or a related discipline in integrated multimedia or computing science. Computer Science engineering programs will not be considered.

Architectural technologists and technicians

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in architectural technology.

Medical laboratory technologists

Provide a copy of your valid licensure from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT) or Provide a copy of the Credential Document Review letter from the SSMLT Registrar indicating you meet initial eligibility requirements to apply to the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT) for a license.

NOTE: To determine eligibility for an SSMLT licence, the applicant must first obtain a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) report from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) for the Credential Document Review application.

Medical radiation technologists

Provide a copy of your valid licensure (restricted or full) from the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT);

or

Provide a copy of the email from the SAMRT Registrar outlining your eligibility to apply to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) to have your credentials assessed; AND a copy of the letter from the CAMRT notifying you of your assessment result and access to the national certification exam.

Medical sonographers

Provide documentation from Sonography Canada  showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations;

or

Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) .

Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centres worldwide through Pearson VUE.

Paramedics

Provide a copy of your valid licensure from the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics (SCoP); or Provide a copy of the correspondence from SCoP outlining your eligibility to apply to write the national certification exam related to your practice level.

Psychologists

Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.

Social and community service workers

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Social Work, provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW).

If your education is in a discipline other than social work the CASW will not assess your credentials. Provide your educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in social work, child and youth care, social science or psychology.

Early childhood educators

Level II or III Early Childhood Educator Certification is required for SINP eligibility.

Provide copies of your assessment letter, the Early Learning and Child Care Assessment Sheet, and your Certificate of Qualification at Level II or III in Early Childhood Education from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.

Instructors of persons with disabilities

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in recreation, sports or fitness discipline.

Meat Cutters

For Express Entry applications, provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

For Occupations in Demand applications, provide a letter of approval from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), stating that you have completed the trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and you are eligible to write exams in Saskatchewan.

If you hold a certificate of qualification from another Canadian province or hold a Red Seal certification, provide a copy of your certificate.

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a meat cutting apprenticeship program, or vocational training in meat-cutting which includes at least two years of on the job training.

Bakers

SINP Requirements Related to Education

You must have completed a minimum two year diploma program or a vocational training program specializing in baking and pastry arts which includes at least one year of on the job training.

Glaziers

For Express Entry applications, provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

For Occupations in Demand applications, provide a letter of approval from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), stating that you have completed the trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and you are eligible to write exams in Saskatchewan.

If you hold a certificate of qualification from another Canadian province or hold a Red Seal certification, provide a copy of your certificate.

SINP Requirements Related to Education

 

You must have completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as a glazier

Heavy duty equipment mechanics/technicians

For Occupations in Demand applications, provide a letter of approval from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), stating that you have completed the trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and you are eligible to write exams in Saskatchewan.

If you hold a certificate of qualification from another Canadian province or hold a Red Seal certification, provide a copy of your certificate.

For Express Entry applications, provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

SINP Requirements Related to Education

 

You must have completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as a heavy-duty equipment mechanic/technician.

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

For Occupations in Demand applications, provide a letter of approval from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), stating that you have completed the trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and you are eligible to write exams in Saskatchewan.

If you hold a certificate of qualification from another Canadian province or hold a Red Seal certification, provide a copy of your certificate.

SINP Requirements Related to Education

 

You must have completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as either an automotive service technician, truck and bus mechanic, or mechanical repairer.

Motor vehicle body repairers

For Occupations in Demand applications, provide a letter of approval from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), stating that you have completed the trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and you are eligible to write exams in Saskatchewan.

If you hold a certificate of qualification from another Canadian province or hold a Red Seal certification, provide a copy of your certificate.

For Express Entry applications, provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan

  1. New Foundland And Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

 Situated in the country’s Atlantic region, Newfoundland and Labrador is an eastern Canadian Province. This province has two major landmasses i.e. Newfoundland Island and Labrador which is connected to the mainland. It has boom in the energy and natural resources and thus it comprises a significant economic force in the Canadian landscape. Almost 40% of the province’s population lives in the capital city of St. John.

One of the Canada’s most beautiful provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador follows NLPNP immigration system. Through this system, the applicants can earn the nomination certificate and can easily apply for the permanent residency. NLPNP is further categorized into three main streams namely:

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR EXPRESS ENTRY SKILLED WORKER

 This category by using federal express entry selection system enables to nominate the skilled candidates with the eligible job offers. Those candidates who are nominated by the NLPNP will then receive additional points under the ranking system and the candidates with high scores are invited to apply for immigration.

Also, those candidates who have been accepted into federal express entry pool are also eligible to apply for this program.

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SKILLED WORKER CATEGORY

 Under this category, those applicants who have received guaranteed job offer from NL employer can apply. Those individuals who are currently working in a province with valid work permit are also eligible to apply.

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CATEGORY STREAM

 This stream is mainly designed for the fresh graduates who have recently earned post graduate degree from the recognized educational institution of Canada and are still in this country on valid post graduate work permit. It is important that the candidates should be either working or have job offer from the verified NP employer. Also, it is mandatory the candidate must be working in his field at the time of application.

  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Situated in the Maritime region of Canada, Nova Scotia is one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. It is the small Canadian Province with Halifax as the provincial capital. It encompasses peninsula and offshore islands and is a home to puffins and seals. Nova Scotia is one of the three Canadian’s Maritime Provinces and is composed of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia peninsula and over 3000 other small Islands.

This province follows NS PNP i.e. Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program which allows the individuals with skills and talent to earn nomination certificate and thereby apply for the permanent residency. This nominee program is further categorized into 5 main streams that are:

NOVA SCOTIA DEMAND: EXPRESS ENTRY

Launched on Jan 1, 2015, this stream is mainly designed for the highly skilled individuals with post secondary education. List of 29 eligible occupations are available for the candidates to choose from.

NOVA SCOTIA EXPERIENCE: EXPRESS ENTRY

 This express entry immigration system allows selecting those highly skilled and talented candidates who have worked under a Nova Scotia employer for at least one year.

SKILLED WORKER STREAM

Under this stream, workers in semi skilled, low skilled and skilled occupations are eligible to apply. This stream is particularly designed for those who have received a job offer from Nova Scotia employer.

ENTREPRENEUR SYSTEM

 Those applicants who have an ardent desire to start their own business and to get permanent settlement in Nova Scotia can apply under this entrepreneur system stream.

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE ENTREPRENEUR SYSTEM STREAM

 Last but not the least, stream under which the candidate can apply is international graduate entrepreneur system. This stream only entertains those individuals who have complete 2 years of full time study from any recognized academic institution of Nova Scotia and have operated their own business for at least one year.

 Nova Scotia PNP 2019

Situated in the Maritime region of Canada, Nova Scotia is one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. It is the small Canadian Province with Halifax as the provincial capital. It encompasses peninsula and offshore islands and is a home to puffins and seals. Nova Scotia is one of the three Canadian’s Maritime Provinces and is composed of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia peninsula and over 3000 other small Islands.

Nova Scotia may nominate the prospective applicants to immigrate who have skills and experience according to the requirement of Nova Scotia.

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WHAT AN APPLICANT MUST DO TO APPLY UNDER NOVA SCOTIA NOMINATION PROGRAM?

 The applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile and prepare the application in advance for submission under the upcoming NSNP intake.

This practice will help us to submit your application the moment it’s open to accept candidates applications.

Nova Scotia PNP opening date 2018 – 28th April at approximately 9 a.m. ADT

The applicants may apply under one of the following category under Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Physician

NOVA SCOTIA DEMAND: EXPRESS ENTRY

This stream selects highly skilled professionals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently.

Under this category applications are accepted only online.

Eligibility

  • Category A – Applicants having a job offer from Nova Scotia will remain open
  • Category B – Applicants with experience according to the demand occupation is expected to open and close throughout the year.

The applicant wish to apply under Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) requires meeting 67 points on a point based system. The points can be claimed from Education, Language proficiency, Work Experience, Age and from other adaptability factors.

Occupation

Skill level

Financial Auditors and Accountants

A

Other financial officers  

A

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations    

A

Administrative Assistants              

B

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

B

Civil engineers   

A

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

A

Licensed practical nurses              

B

College and other vocational instructors 

A

Paralegal and related occupations            

B

Social and community service workers     

B

NOVA SCOTIA EXPERIENCE: EXPRESS ENTRY

 This stream selects highly skilled professionals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently. Applicants applied under this category must have one year of working experience in a highly skilled occupation.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have at least 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia
  • Age must be 21 to 55 years old
  • Applicants must have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent qualification
  • Applicant required proving language ability in English or French on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). Require CLB 7 for skilled work in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0 and A and require CLB 5 for NOC B positions
  • Applicant must have a valid Express Entry Profile

SKILLED WORKER STREAM

This stream helps the employers to recruit foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills have got demand in Nova Scotia. The employer can hire the foreign skilled professionals for the positions they have been failed to fill with their own PR or Canadian citizens.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer
  • Applicant must have 1 year of work experience related to the job. (Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must already have six months experience with the employer.)
  • Age must be 21 to 55 years old
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma
  • Applicant must have appropriate training, skills and/or authorization for the job
  • Applicant required proving language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 if applied as skilled worker, if applicant’s first language is English or French, that’s enough proof. Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must have test results to prove they meet CLB 4 even if their first language is English or French.
  • Proof of funds to be shown to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

ENTREPRENEUR STREAM

 This stream allows the applicants to apply who are experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to live Nova Scotia. The applicant must require starting a new business or buying an existing business. After successfully operating the business for a year’s time the Entrepreneur may get nominated for the PR status.

Eligibility

  • Applicant should be 21 years of age or above
  • Applicant should have interest to live in Nova Scotia permanently to manage actively a Nova Scotia business
  • Applicant should have a net worth of at least $600,000 CAD
  • Applicant should be able to invest at least $150,000 CAD of his/her own money to establish a business in Nova Scotia
  • Applicant require to have at least 3 years’ experience actively managing and owning a business (1/3 ownership minimum) OR more than 5 years’ experience in a senior business management role
  • Applicant required to have Language proficiency score of at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • Applicant must complete an online Expression of Interest
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE ENTREPRENEUR STREAM

This stream only entertains those individuals who have complete 2 years of full time study from any recognized academic institution of Nova Scotia and have operated their own business for at least one year. If they want to get settle down in Nova Scotia, the graduate may be nominated for a PR status.

Eligibility

  • Applicant want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while having and actively managing a Nova Scotia business
  • Applicant must have at least one year’s continuous experience of having and managing own business in Nova Scotia.
  • Applicant must have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College
  • Applicant must have a valid post-graduation work permit
  • Applicant required to have Language proficiency score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
  • Applicant must complete an online Expression of Interest
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

PHYSICIAN

This stream is open for only general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with signed approved opportunities with the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre.

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario is the Canada’s most famous destination which attracts countless immigrants across the globe every year. It is a home to Canada’s largest city Toronto and Canada’s capital city Ottawa. This city is a hub to political, social and economic life in Canada and follows Ontario Immigrant Nominee program. This program allows the applicants to earn Ontario provincial nomination certificate and thus speeds up the immigration process.

OINP comprises of 4 main streams that are explained here as follows:

ONTARIO EXPRESS ENTRY

This stream is further divided into 3 sub categories:

  • Human Capital Priorities Scheme

This category selects those individuals who have required qualification, work experience, language ability and other essential characteristics that are required to meet the demand of labor market and communities.

  • French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

This category is specially designed for French speaking skilled workers who have great command on English language too.

  • Skills Trade Stream

Under this category, tradesperson with experience of working in Ontario can apply for this program.

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EMPLOYER JOB OFFER CATEGORY

Under this category, foreign workers are recruited for skilled positions. The worker may by be living in Canada or abroad at the time of application.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CATEGORY

 This stream is also divided into three categories:

  • With Job Offer

This category is launched to recruit international students and is open to Ontario employers and students with job offers in the province.

  • With master graduate

This category aims at targeting those individuals who hold master degree from Ontario’s educational institution.

  • With PHD graduate program

This is designed for who possess PHD program at publicly funded University in Ontario.

BUSINESS CATEGORY

Under this category, those applicants who are planning to start business can apply. This is further categorized into three sub categories i.e. Entrepreneur Stream, Corporate Stream and Investor Stream.

  1. Prince Edward Island Nominee Program

 Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province and is comprised of several surrounding isles. This province is popularly known as the birthplace of Canada’s federation because of Charlottetown conference. Known for its lush green and majestic land, this place is a home to burgeoning economy which is primarily centered at tourism, fishing and agriculture.

In order to choose the immigrants, this province follows PEI provincial Nominee program. This permits the applicant to get the nomination certificate which in turn allows applying for the permanent residency.

It has 3 major immigration streams namely:

PEI PNP EXPRESS ENTRY

This is the most common Prince Edward Island Provincial nomination program stream to apply for. This stream entertains those applicants who want to get entered in express pool and are interested in living and working in this evolving province. This stream never guarantees that all the submitted applications will be accepted or reviewed. Only those candidates will be selected who meet the current requirements of the labor and economy market of PEI.

LABOR IMPACT CATEGORY

Only those applicants who hold the essential skills and talent can apply under this stream. It is divided into three sub categories that are:

  • Skilled worker stream

This category is for those candidates who have been hired by the PEI employer and hold some relevant experience.

  • Critical Worker Stream

This category entertains those individuals who are currently working under PEI employer and whose employers are ready to sponsor their permanent residency.

  • International Graduate Stream

Under this category, only those applicants who have graduate degree from PEI’s educational institution and have been hired by PEI employer can apply.

BUSINESS IMPACT CATEGORY

 Provincial Nomination is a crucial fast-track option for Canadian Permanent Residence.

This stream is for those who have an ardent desire to invest in the business and contributes to the PEI economy. It has three sub categories namely 100% ownership, partial ownership and work permit stream.

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A complete overview of the Quebec skilled worker program

 Developed by the Government of Quebec and the Canadian Federal Government, QSWP or the Quebec Skilled Worker Program allows extremely educated and qualified foreign nationals to immigrate as expert workers to Quebec. Potential immigrants who apply for the skilled worker Quebec Program are assessed as per the selection grid of factors, and applicants who achieve adequate points are given a Quebec Selection Certificate which can be used to get Canadian permanent residency.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for the QSWP is decided by nine selection factors. QSWP points are awarded as per the Immigration Quebec selection criteria to recognize which possible immigrants are most expected to thrive economically once in Quebec. To succeed for migration to Canada as a Quebec-chosen skilled worker, a single applicant must achieve no less than 50 points. Prospective migrants who submit an application with a common-law partner or a spouse must score no less than 59 points to be eligible for the QSW Program.

SELECTION FACTORS

Factors

Points

Area Of Training

Up to 12 points

Education

Up to 14 points (Cut-off Score = 2 points)

Work Experience

Up to 8 points

Validated Employment Offer

Up to 14 points

Language Expertise

Up to 22 points

Age

Up to 16 points

Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics

Up to 17 points

Stay And Family In Quebec

Up to 8 points

Financial independence

Up to 1 point

Presence Of Children

8 points

HOW TO APPLY IN QSWP?

Individuals eager to get permanent residency in Quebec need to adhere to the below key steps, i.e.

  • Apply in online Mon Project Quebec system.
  • Applicants chosen in the system will get the Quebec Certificate de Selection (CSQ).
  • The applicants who have obtained the CSQ need to submit an application with IRCC or Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada for the permanent residency

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QUEBEC PROCESSING TIME

 The QSWP application processing time differs based on the below factors:

  • Selection aims by the geographic pool in addition to the immigration category
  • International background
  • The total quantity of applications
  • The time required by the applicant to reply to any demand by the Minister
  • The conventionality of the documents submitted
  • Waiting for evidence of French expertise
  • A notice of appointment for an interview

QUEBEC SKILLED WORKER PROCESSING FEES

There is a compulsory Government processing fee for applying for the Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program.

Quebec Skilled Worker Fees:

  • Spouse or common-law partner – CAD 166
  • Main applicant – CAD 773
  • Dependent children – CAD 166 each

Instance: a family comprising of a wife and husband and two children will necessitate paying Quebec Skilled Worker Program fee of $1,271 ($166 + $166 +$166+ $773).

WANT TO APPLY IN QSWP TO GET PERMANENT RESIDENCY IN CANADA?

If you want to apply for permanent residency in Canada via Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), you must arrange your immigration file fast.

To prepare your file in advance, you may call the KAN Visa Direction registered Canadian Immigration Expert. You might also send your queries in regards to QSWP to the authorized Canada immigration expert via email. There are several registered Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy firms which can help you with Canada immigration and visa process.

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The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a fast-track immigration program that allows employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island — to hire foreign nationals for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

Introduced in 2017, the federal government and its provincial government partners aim to welcome more than 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic Canada region by 2021 through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

Background

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is designed to welcome additional newcomers to the Atlantic Canada region to fill the needs of local employers and communities.

The three-year pilot program allows designated local employers to identify, recruit and retain global talent. The program also has the goals of supporting population growth, developing a skilled workforce, and increasing employment rates in the region.

The pilot program forms part of an overall Atlantic Growth Strategy that is focused on the following five priority areas:

  • skilled workforce and immigration;
  • innovation;
  • clean growth and climate change;
  • trade and investment; and
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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: How it works

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is an employer-driven program that facilitates the hiring of foreign workers. All principal applicants arriving in Canada under the pilot program must have a job offer from a designated employer and an individualized settlement plan for themselves and their family.

Once a designated employer finds a candidate who meets their employment needs and the program criteria, that employer will need to first offer them a job. Employers do not need to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under this program.

Once the candidate has accepted the job, the employer will connect the candidate with a designated settlement service provider organization for a needs assessment and to develop a settlement plan. Employers will also support the long-term integration of the new immigrant and his or her family, if applicable, so they can reach the goals of their settlement plan once they arrive in Canada.

Employers that need to fill a job vacancy quickly will have access to a temporary work permit, so that the candidate and his or her family can come to Canada as soon as possible. In order to obtain this work permit, candidates will need:

  • a valid job offer;
  • a letter from the province; and
  • a commitment to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of the temporary work permit application.

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Employer designation

Employers that would like to hire skilled immigrants under the pilot program must apply to the province(s) in order to receive designation. Employers with locations in multiple provinces will require a separate designation for each province. Employers must meet certain requirements, including a commitment to support the newcomer and his or her family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada.

Candidate requirements

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has two programs for skilled workers:

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

and one program for international student graduates:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

The work experience, education, and job offer required will depend on whether the individual is applying as a worker or as an international student graduate. The other requirements are the same for both.

See the table below for a review of the requirements.

 

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)

Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

 

Job offer from a designated employer

·        Full time

·        Indeterminate

·        NOC 0, A, B or C

·        Full time

·        One-year contract

·        NOC 0, A or B

·        Full time

·        One-year contract

·        NOC 0, A, B or C

Skilled work experience

·        One year in occupation related to job offer

N/A

Education

·        Completion of at least high school

·        Educational Credential Assessment or Canadian credential is required

·        Two-year post-secondary diploma from a publicly funded learning institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 12 months before the submission of the application for permanent residence

Language

Level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English or the Niveau de compétencelinguistiqueCanadien in French

Provincial endorsement

Letter of endorsement

Other ways to immigrate to Atlantic Canada

The Atlantic provinces have already been active in immigration over recent years, principally through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Through these programs, the provinces have been able to welcome a wide range of skilled workers, graduates who have studied in Canada, and business immigrants such as entrepreneurs.

Since 2015, each Atlantic province has created at least one PNP stream aligned with the federal Express Entry system, allowing candidates in the Express Entry pool who are also eligible to immigrate through one of these streams to submit an application to immigrate to the given province.

Currently, the Atlantic PNP options include:

  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Newfoundland And Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)

The Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) is part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), a new Canadian immigration venture for 2017 and beyond.

Through this program, eligible foreign workers with a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada can submit an application for Canadian permanent residence.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) aims to process 80 percent of applications within six months.

The Job Offer

The AHSP is an employer-driven program, and therefore all applicants are required to obtain a valid job offer.

Applicants to the AHSP must demonstrate that they have a job offer that is:

  • from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces;
  • for full-time employment for at least one year;
  • non-seasonal;
  • skilled (i.e. in a managerial, professional, or technical/trades position at skill type 0, A or, B of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]); and
  • supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement from the province that indicates that the job offer is genuine and that a needs assessment has been completed and a settlement plan is in place for the applicant and each member of the family.
  • Employers in the Atlantic region can review designation requirements on our AIPP Employer Designation page.

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Work Experience

Applicants to the AHSP must demonstrate that they have obtained work experience for at least one year (1,560 hours total/30 hours per week), non-continuous, full-time or an equal amount in part-time, within the last three years. This work experience must be:

  • paid work (i.e. volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count); and
  • in a managerial, professional, or technical/trades position (NOC 0, A, or B).

Additional notes on work experience:

  • Applicants must have carried out the activities listed in the lead statement of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description and a substantial number of the main duties.
  • Canadian experience must have been obtained while the foreign national was authorized to work in Canada as a temporary resident.
  • Applicants do not have to be employed at the time they apply.
  • Periods of self-employment will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience.
  • Work experience acquired during a period of study is allowed, as long as the work hours did not exceed what the applicant was authorized to do for that period.

 Education

 Applicants to AHSP must demonstrate they have one of the following:

  • a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree; or
  • a completed foreign educational credential.

For applicants with an education completed outside Canada, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is required in order to prove that the level of education is commensurate with Canadian standards. The ECA must be less than five years old the time the application is submitted.

Language Ability

Applicants to the AHSP must prove language ability of at least fluent basic level in either English or French in order to apply to the program. This is equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. To find out how this corresponds with the standardized language tests recognized by IRCC for this program, use the Canada Immigration Language Converter.

The following language tests are approved for the AHSP:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) — General test only.
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) — General test only.
  • TEF (Test d’évaluation de français).
  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF Canada)

Potential applicants may note that the language threshold for this program is lower than for many other Canadian economic immigration programs, including the programs managed under the Express Entry system. Moreover, because there is no points system for the AHSP, once a potential applicant has proven the required language ability, there is no additional incentive — with respect to applying to the AHSP, at least — in re-taking a language test.

Language test results must be less than two years old at the time the application is submitted.

Settlement Funds

The required settlement funds must be equal to or greater than the sums listed below for each family size.

Number of family members (including those supported by the applicant, even if they are not included on the application)

Funds required

 

1

$3,167

2

$3,943

3

$4,847

4

$5,885

5

$6,675

6

$7,528

7 or more

$8,381

Applicants must show that they have enough money to support themselves and their family member, if applicable, after landing in Canada unless they are working in Canada under a valid work permit.

These funds cannot be borrowed from another person.

Provincial Endorsement

Applicants must be endorsed by an Atlantic province in order for the application to be complete and accepted by IRCC.

An endorsement letter is issued by the province to persons who have been endorsed. Applicants should submit a copy of this letter with their application for permanent residence submitted to IRCC.

All endorsements are valid for six months after the date of issuance, and extensions are not permitted under these programs. The application for permanent residence must be submitted before the expiry date of the endorsement letter.

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Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) is part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), a new Canadian immigration venture for 2017 and beyond.

Through the AISP, eligible foreign workers with a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada can submit an application for Canadian permanent residence.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) aims to process 80 percent of applications within six months.

The Job Offer

The AISP is an employer-driven program, and therefore all applicants are required to obtain a valid job offer.

Applicants to the AISP must demonstrate that they have a job offer that is:

  • from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces;
  • for full-time, indeterminate employment;
  • non-seasonal;
  • skilled or intermediate level (i.e. in a managerial, professional, technical/trades, or intermediate position at skill type 0, A, B, or C of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]); and
  • supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement from the province that indicates that the job offer is genuine and that a needs assessment has been completed and a settlement plan is in place for the applicant and each member of the family.

Employers in the Atlantic region can review designation requirements on our AIPP Employer Designation page.

Work Experience

Applicants to the AISP must demonstrate that they have obtained work experience for at least one year (1,560 hours total/30 hours per week) within the last three years. This work experience may be non-continuous, full-time or part-time, but must add up to a total of 1,560 hours. This work experience must be:

  • in one occupation (work with different employers is permitted);
  • paid work (i.e. volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count); and
  • in a NOC C level occupation.

Additional notes on work experience:

  • Applicants can include work experience under skill level B obtained while working as a registered nurse (NOC 3012), registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012) and licensed practical nurse (NOC 3233). This experience can only be included if the applicant has a job offer as a nurse’s aide (NOC 3413), orderly (NOC 3413), patient services associate (NOC 3413) or home support worker (NOC 4412).
  • Applicants must have carried out the activities listed in the lead statement of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description and a substantial number of the main duties.
  • Canadian experience must have been obtained while the foreign national was authorized to work in Canada as a temporary resident.
  • Applicants do not have to be employed at the time they apply.
  • Periods of self-employment will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience.
  • Work experience acquired during a period of study is allowed, as long as the work hours did not exceed what the applicant was authorized to do for that period.

 Education

Applicants to AISP must demonstrate they have one of the following:

  • a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree; or
  • a completed foreign educational credential.

For applicants with an education completed outside Canada, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is required in order to prove that the level of education is commensurate with Canadian standards. The ECA must be less than five years old the time the application is submitted.

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Language Ability

Applicants to the AISP must prove language ability of at least fluent basic level in either English or French in order to apply to the program. This is equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. To find out how this corresponds with the standardized language tests recognized by IRCC for this program, use the Canada Immigration Language Converter.

The following language tests are approved for the AISP:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) — General test only.
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) — General test only.
  • TEF (Test d’Evaluation Du Français).
  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF Canada)

Potential applicants may note that the language threshold for this program is lower than for many other Canadian economic immigration programs, including the programs managed under the Express Entry system. Moreover, because there is no points system for the AISP, once a potential applicant has proven the required language ability, there is no additional incentive — with respect to applying to the AISP, at least — in re-taking a language test.

Language test results must be less than two years old at the time the application is submitted.

Settlement Funds

The required settlement funds must be equal to or greater than the sums listed below for each family size.

Number of family members (including those supported by the applicant, even if they are not included on the application)

Funds required

 

1

$3,167

2

$3,943

3

$4,847

4

$5,885

5

$6,675

6

$7,528

7 or more

$8,381

Applicants must show that they have enough money to support themselves and their family member, if applicable, after landing in Canada unless they are working in Canada under a valid work permit.

These funds cannot be borrowed from another person.

Provincial Endorsement

Applicants must be endorsed by an Atlantic province in order for the application to be complete and accepted by IRCC.

An endorsement letter is issued by the province to persons who have been endorsed. Applicants should submit a copy of this letter with their application for permanent residence submitted to IRCC.

All endorsements are valid for six months after the date of issuance, and extensions are not permitted under these programs. The application for permanent residence must be submitted before the expiry date of the endorsement letter.

Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) is a unique immigration option for international graduates of eligible educational institutions in Atlantic Canada.

This program allows graduates to submit an application for permanent residence without first having to obtain work experience.

The AIGP is part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), a new Canadian immigration venture for 2017 and beyond.

Through the AIGP, eligible foreign workers with a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada can submit an application for Canadian permanent residence.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) aims to process 80 percent of applications within six months.

The Job Offer

 The AIGP is an employer-driven program, and therefore all applicants are required to obtain a valid job offer.

Applicants to the AIGP must demonstrate that they have a job offer that is:

  • from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces;
  • for full-time employment for at least one year;
  • non-seasonal;
  • skilled (i.e. in a managerial, professional, or technical/trades position at skill type 0, A or, B of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]); and
  • supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement from the province that indicates that the job offer is genuine and that a needs assessment has been completed and a settlement plan is in place for the applicant and each member of the family.

Employers in the Atlantic region can review designation requirements on our AIPP Employer Designation page.

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Education

Applicants to AIGP must demonstrate that they:

  • obtained a degree, diploma, certificate or trade or apprenticeship credential following completion of a post-secondary education program of at least two years from a recognized publicly-funded institution in Atlantic Canada (i.e. in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador);
  • were enrolled as a full-time student in Canada for a minimum of two years;
  • lived in either Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador for at least 16 months within the 24-month period before their credential was granted; and
  • had valid or legal temporary resident status throughout their stay in Canada and had authorization for any work, study or training they engaged in while in Canada.

IRCC states that the educational credential must have been obtained within 24 months of the date on the application for permanent residence.

Language Ability

Applicants to the AIGP must prove language ability of at least fluent basic level in either English or French in order to apply to the program. This is equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. To find out how this corresponds with the standardized language tests recognized by IRCC for this program, use the Canada Immigration Language Converter.

The following language tests are approved for the AIGP:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) — General test only.
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) — General test only.
  • TEF (Test d’évaluation de français).
  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF Canada)

Potential applicants may note that the language threshold for this program is lower than for many other Canadian economic immigration programs, including the programs managed under the Express Entry system. Moreover, because there is no points system for the AIGP, once a potential applicant has proven the required language ability, there is no additional incentive — with respect to applying to the AIGP, at least — in re-taking a language test.

Language test results must be less than two years old at the time the application is submitted.

Settlement Funds

The required settlement funds must be equal to or greater than the sums listed below for each family size.

Number of family members (including those supported by the applicant, even if they are not included on the application)

Funds required

 

1

$3,167

2

$3,943

3

$4,847

4

$5,885

5

$6,675

6

$7,528

7 or more

$8,381

Applicants must show that they have enough money to support themselves and their family member, if applicable, after landing in Canada unless they are working in Canada under a valid work permit.

These funds cannot be borrowed from another person.

Provincial Endorsement

 Applicants must be endorsed by an Atlantic province in order for the application to be complete and accepted by IRCC.

An endorsement letter is issued by the province to persons who have been endorsed. Applicants should submit a copy of this letter with their application for permanent residence submitted to IRCC.

All endorsements are valid for six months after the date of issuance, and extensions are not permitted under these programs. The application for permanent residence must be submitted before the expiry date of the endorsement letter.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Find a Designated Employer

Foreign workers interested in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) must receive a job offer from an employer designated by its respective provincial government to take part in the pilot.

The Government of Canada encourages foreign workers to ensure the employer has been officially designated under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. All job offers from designated employers must be endorsed by the respective province before the foreign worker can apply for Canadian permanent resident status through the AIPP.

The Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), and New Brunswick have published their lists of designated employers under the AIPP.

Please note that designation under the AIPP does not mean an employer is actively recruiting foreign nationals nor does it imply that they intend to in the future.

Follow the links below for a list of AIPP-designated employers in each Atlantic province:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Designated Employers
  • Nova Scotia Designated Employers
  • Prince Edward Island Designated Employers
  • New Brunswick Designated Employers

The provinces of Nova Scotia and PEI also encourage foreign job seekers to consult their respective employment pages for current job opportunities: Careers Nova Scotia and Work PEI.

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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Employer Designation

Employers in Atlantic Canada who wish to hire foreign talent through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) must first receive employer designation.

The AIPP is an immigration pilot program, introduced in 2017. It allows eligible skilled workers, intermediate level workers, and international graduates to become permanent residents of Canada and immigrate to one of the Atlantic provinces, namely Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

All programs under the AIPP are employer-driven, meaning that applicants require a job offer in order to satisfy the criteria. As such, local employers play a big role in the process.

There is no Labour Market Impact Assessment process under the AIPP. However, employers must still follow a few steps in order to hire through this program.

Under the AIPP, employers also work with settlement service provider organizations in their province. This will help newcomers settle and integrate in Canada.

The employer designation process and settlement service provider organizations are different for each province:

  • Nova Scotia employer requirements
  • New Brunswick employer requirements
  • Prince Edward Island employer requirements
  • Newfoundland and Labrador employer requirements

In all cases, the employer must send the job offer, the settlement plan for each adult family member, and an endorsement application to the province for review. If the province approves the application, they will send the applicant/candidate an endorsement letter. This letter must be included with the immigration application.

Nova Scotia AIPP employer requirements

Employers in Nova Scotia looking to fill persistent labour gaps through the AIPP must first be approved for eligibility by being designated and then endorsed by the province.

To become designated, an employer must:

  • Have a business operating in good standing;
  • Provide information on labour needs; and
  • Commit to working with a service provider organization on settlement and retention

To become endorsed, an employer must:

  • Demonstrate efforts to hire locally have not been successful;
  • Recruit a foreign worker;
  • Provide a valid, full-time, non-seasonal job offer co-signed with the foreign worker; and
  • Provide an individualized settlement plan co-signed with the foreign worker.

Employers must also work with a settlement service provider in the province. See below for a list of currently available providers.

New Brunswick AIPP employer requirements

 Employers in New Brunswick interested in participating in the AIPP must meet the following designation criteria:

  • The employer wants to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates;
  • The employer and their business are well-established and in good standing; and
  • The employer is committed to meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members.

Prince Edward Island AIPP employer requirements

Employers in PEI interested in participating in the AIPP must meet the following designation criteria.

The employer must:

  • Want to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates;
  • Be in good standing with provincial and federal standards and legislation;
  • Demonstrate preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and agree to do so; and
  • Understand and agree to the reporting requirements for the program.

The Employer Designation Application Form must be completed before you can apply for endorsement of a foreign national under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. Designated employers are eligible to apply for endorsement of a foreign national they wish to hire.

Newfoundland and Labrador AIPP employer requirements

Designation is the first step for employers in Newfoundland and Labrador interested in participating in the AIPP. The designation process is designed to confirm that:

  • The AIPP is the immigration program best suited to address the employer’s needs;
  • The employer wants to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates;
  • The employer and their business is established and in good standing as per the program guidelines;
  • The employer has demonstrated their preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and has agreed to do so; and,
  • The employer understands and agrees to the reporting requirements for the program.

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Through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the Government of Canada works with small and remote communities in Ontario, Western Canada and the three territories to attract and retain foreign workers.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is community-driven, which means participating communities take the lead in attracting new immigrants and matching them with local job vacancies, promoting a welcoming community, and connecting newcomers to established members of the community and local settlement services.

Old Farmhouse in Canada for Rural Northern Immigration

NOTE: The pilot will launch in participating communities at different times. Please see the participating community list below to see which local pilots have launched.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot — Participating Communities

The following communities are participating in the pilot. Those that are linked have launched their component of the pilot:

  • North Bay, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Timmins, Ontario
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Claresholm, Alberta
  • Vernon, British Columbia
  • West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia

To be considered eligible to participate in the pilot, the community must:

  • have a population of 50,000 people or less and be located at least 75 km from the core of a Census Metropolitan Area OR up to 200,000 people and be considered remote from other larger cities (using Statistics Canada’s index of remoteness)
  • be located in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Yukon;
  • have job opportunities;
  • have an economic development plan;
  • have a local economic development organization that can manage the pilot for your community;
  • have the capacity to settle new immigrants in the community by having or developing:
  • relationships with local or regional immigrant-serving organizations;
  • opportunities to connect newcomers with established members of the community, such as through mentoring or networking;
  • access to key services like education, housing, transportation, and health care.

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How to Immigrate under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Eligibility Requirements for candidates

In order to be considered for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP), potential candidates must meet the following federal criteria as well as requirements established by the participating community where they are hoping to settle.

The federal criteria are:

  • Have a recommendation from one of the designated communities
  • Have one year of continuous work experience in the past three years (a minimum of 1,560 hours)
  • OR
  • Have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community
  • Have a genuine job offer to work in one of the designated communities
  • Meet the language threshold for the NOC skill type/level of the job being offered
  • Have sufficient funds to settle and support themselves and their family in the community
  • Have an intention to live in the community 

Community Recommendation

A community recommendation is based on the candidate’s:

  • intention to live in the designated community
  • job offer and the community’s economic needs
  • work experience and skills
  • ties to the community

Recommendations are made by a designated community economic development organization.

Work Experience

Eligible candidates must have:

  • a minimum of 1,560 hours (one year) of continuous, paid work experience in the past three years;
  • the work experience must be in one occupation but can be with different employers
  • the work experience can be obtained in Canada or outside Canada
  • Self-employed work experience is not eligible

Candidates must have performed the majority of the main duties and all the essential duties listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) for their profession as well as the activities listed in the lead statement.

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Education

Candidates must have:

  • A Canadian high school diploma or the foreign equivalent;
  • Diplomas obtained outside Canada must have their equivalency confirmed by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a designated organization.
  • The ECA report must be less than five years old at the time of application

Individuals who have graduated from a post-secondary program in the community that is recommending them are exempt from the work experience requirement if they graduated with:

  • a degree, diploma, certificate or trade or apprenticeship from a post-secondary program of 2 years or more and:
  • were a full-time student for the entirety of the 2+ years
  • obtained the credential within 18 months before the application for permanent residence
  • were in the community for at least 16 months of the last 24 months of study

OR

  • a master’s degree or a PhD and:
  • were a full-time student for the entirety of the degree
  • obtained the credential within 18 months before the application for permanent residence
  • were in the community for the entirety of the degree

Individuals who cannot apply as international students include those who:

  • studied at distance for more than half the program
  • studied English or French for more than half the program
  • received a scholarship or fellowship that requires they return to their home country to apply their studies

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Job Offer

Potential candidates must have a genuine, full-time, permanent, job offer in one of the participating communities. The wage must meet the minimum wage listed for that NOC in the Canada Job Bank and the candidates’ previous experience must demonstrate that they can perform the duties of the job offered.

The Government of Canada defines a genuine job offer as one that:

  • must meet the needs of the employer
  • the employer must actively be in the business for which the offer has been made
  • the employer must be able to fulfill the terms of the offer
  • the employer must have complied with all employment laws and rules in the past

Additionally, the job offer must be of the same skill level or one skill level above or below the NOC that best applies to the candidate’s work experience. Candidates whose NOC is rated skill level D, however, must have a job offer in the same occupation.

Language Requirements

The minimum language requirement is based on the NOC skill type or level that applies to the candidate’s job offer.

The minimum requirements for each NOC skill type/level are as follows. “CLB” stands for Canadian Language Benchmark.

  • NOC 0 and A: Minimum language score of a CLB 6 is required
  • NOC B: Minimum language score of a CLB 5 is required
  • NOC C and D: Minimum language score of a CLB 4 is required

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Funds

Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their families after they move to Canada. These funds must be their own and cannot be borrowed from anyone.

The following documents can be used as proof of funds:

  • bank account statements
  • documents that show real property or other investments (such as stocks, bonds, debentures, treasury bills, etc.)
  • documents that guarantee payment of a set amount of money payable to you (such as banker’s drafts, cheques, traveler’s cheques or money orders)
  • The minimum required amount is as follows:

Number of family members (including those you support who aren’t immigrating with you)

Funds you need (in Canadian dollars)

1

$8,722

2

$10,858

3

$13,348

4

$16,206

5

$18,380

6

$20,731

7 or more

$23,080

Individuals working legally in Canada at the time of application are exempt from the settlement funds requirement.

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Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food industry is a vital component of the Canadian economy and contributes more than $110 billion annually to the country’s gross domestic product.

In order to attract and retain the workers needed to sustain and grow this output, the Government of Canada introduced the three-year Agri-Food Immigration Pilot to provide eligible temporary foreign workers in the sector with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: Eligible occupations

The occupations and industries eligible under the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot include:

  • meat processing
    • retail butcher
    • industrial butcher
    • food processing labourer
  • harvesting labourer for year-round mushroom production and greenhouse crop production
  • general farm worker for year-round mushroom production, greenhouse crop production, or livestock raising
  • farm supervisor and specialized livestock worker for meat processing, year-round mushroom production, greenhouse crop production or livestock raising

Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: Eligibility requirements

Candidates with work experience in the above occupations must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for Canadian permanent residence under the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot.

  • 12 months of full-time, non-seasonal Canadian work experience in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in one of the eligible occupations.
  • a Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 in English or French
  • the foreign equivalent of a high school level education or greater
  • an indeterminate job offer for full-time, non-seasonal work in Canada, outside of Quebec, at or above the prevailing wage.

Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: 2-year LMIA for employers

Eligible employers in the meat processing sector who use the pilot will be issued a two-year Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

In order to be eligible, meat processors will be required to outline their plans to support the temporary foreign worker in obtaining permanent residency.

Unionized meat processors will require a letter of support from their union and non-unionized meat processors will have to meet additional requirements to ensure the labour market and migrant workers are protected, IRCC says.

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Canada has a number of immigration pathways to facilitate permanent residence in Canada for eligible foreign caregivers.

This  provides information on both active and recently terminated pathways to permanent residence for caregivers:

Caregiver Permanent Residence Pathways:

  • Permanent residence through the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)
  • Caring for Children (terminated June 18, 2019)
  • Caring for People with High Medical Needs (terminated June 18, 2019)
  • Interim Pathway for Caregivers (no longer accepting applications)
  • Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots (effective June 18, 2019)

Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)

Although the LCP is officially closed to new applicants, individuals can apply for permanent residence through the program if they have at least two years of work experience in the program and:

  • They are already working in Canada with an LCP work permit; or
  • They were approved for their first LCP work permit based on an employer’s positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application submitted on or before November 30, 2014.

Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots (*effective June 18, 2019)

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience.

Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4411 (excluding foster parents) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.

Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.

Both the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot will only provide work permits to caregivers who have a job offer in Canada and who meet the following criteria:

  • Language tests results showing a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5;
  • One year of Canadian post-secondary education or the foreign equivalent; and
  • Admissible to Canada.

Caregivers already working in Canada on a work permit who meet these criteria can also apply for permanent residence through the new pilots.

Each program will accept a maximum of 2,750 principal applicants each, for a total of 5,500 principal applicants, per year.

The pilots also provide:

  • Occupation-specific work permits for caregivers, providing the ability to change jobs quickly if necessary.
  • Open work permits for spouses/common-law partners and study permits for dependent children, to allow the caregiver’s family to accompany them to Canada.

Employers hiring a caregiver from overseas will no longer need a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

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There are many ways to immigrate to Canada from the United States or to reside in Canada temporarily, but each pathway requires a plan.

The United States and Canada share a long and storied history. Both of these vast, ambitious nations were, by and large, settled and governed by immigrant communities — and both the U.S. and Canada continue to receive hundreds of thousands of newcomers from around the world on an annual basis.

A highway sign that shows the way for those moving from the US to Canada.

Every year, thousands of American citizens make the decision to move to Canada. Some are attracted by economic opportunity, others are sponsored by a spouse or partner, while many other Americans come to work or study in Canada on a temporary basis. Indeed, some are enticed by more than one of these factors, or other considerations.

Citizens of the United States, let’s begin your clear path to Canada.

This comprehensive page covers the full range of immigration and temporary residence options that are open to U.S. citizens wishing to move to Canada. Click on any item in the menus below to go directly to the section that is most relevant to your particular needs. If you have a specific inquiry about moving to Canada from the U.S.,

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Reside in Canada Temporarily

Work in Canada

Much like in the U.S., Canadians enjoy a free market economy, where individuals and enterprises are rewarded for their creativity, innovation and hard work. In addition, Canadian governments, both federal and provincial, are more inclined to intervene in the economy when it is pragmatic to do so. Canada is generally not governed from an ideological standpoint; this allows individuals can reach their potential, while also ensuring that ‘boom and bust’ cycles are not the norm.

Obtaining a Canadian work visa (referred to as a work permit in Canada) is usually an important step towards working legally in Canada. If you do not have a job offer, our Job Search Tool is key to finding work in your field in any location across Canada. If you do have a job offer from a Canadian employer, congratulations! You and your prospective employer may have to obtain a document called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before you begin working in Canada. This document serves as proof that your employment in Canada will likely have a neutral or positive effect on the local labour market.

SWAP Working Holidays

SWAP Working Holidays (formerly Student Work Abroad Programs) facilitate international exchanges between young people from different nations. U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 to 30, inclusive, may obtain an open work permit for 12 months under this program, provided that they have been enrolled in full-time post-secondary study at some point in the past twelve months. Final year students not returning to studies are also eligible. After working in Canada for up to a year, U.S. students are permitted to repeat SWAP in Canada once they have completed another academic term in the U.S.

NAFTA

Under the auspices of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. citizens may be eligible for facilitated processing when applying for a temporary Work Permit in Canada. Work Permits under the provisions of NAFTA do not usually require a LMIA.

U.S. citizens may work in Canada under NAFTA through one of the following categories:

  • NAFTA Professional

A NAFTA Professional must be qualified to work in one of approximately 60 targeted professions, including professions in teaching, science, medicine, finance, law, and many more.

  • NAFTA Intra-Company Transfer

NAFTA Intra-Company transferees from the U.S. may be transferred to Canada on a temporary basis in order to work for a branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of their employer. These individuals must have worked continuously for their U.S. employer for at least one of the last three years and be employed by the company at the time of application in a position that is considered managerial, executive, or involving specialized knowledge.

  • NAFTA Traders and Investors

A NAFTA Trader from the U.S. must demonstrate an intention to carry out substantial trade of goods or services between Canada and the U.S. NAFTA Investor must demonstrate that he or she has made a substantial investment in a new or existing Canadian business and that he or she is seeking entry to Canada to develop and direct the Canadian business. Work permits in the NAFTA Investor category may also be granted to employees of the primary Investor who can be considered essential staff.

Intra-Company Transfer

Because Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner, and vice versa, a large number of American businesses have affiliate offices, branches, or subsidiaries in Canada. The Intra-Company Transfer Program allows international businesses to bring key employees to Canada without the requirement to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Employees who work in executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge roles may be eligible to come to Canada with their family and work as an intra-company transferee.

Work Without a Work Permit

A number of situations may occur when U.S. citizens can perform work in Canada without needing to secure a Temporary Work Permit. This includes individuals who engage in business or trade activities in Canada but will not enter the Canadian labour (labor) market, known collectively as Business Visitors.

Other positions covered by this provision include after sales service workers, athletes, performing artists, media, and military personnel.

Study in Canada

At a time when young Americans are faced with escalating tuition costs, mounting student debt, and higher barriers to entry than before, many of them are noticing that a world-class higher education is available on the same continent, and often for a fraction of the cost. With an exchange rate that benefits U.S. citizens looking to study in Canada, there has never been a better time to consider Canadian universities and colleges for further education. International students in Canada can also work while studying in Canada, allowing them to supplement their income and gain vital work experience.

Furthermore, studying in Canada doesn’t just make sense from an educational and economic point of view — it is also a pathway towards developing a professional career and immigrating to Canada permanently.

 If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for Canada Permanent visa, you can book an appointment for initial consultation with our Canada Immigration experts. Call us on +91 9633 746454 or email us at info@irishexpert.com.

Permanent Immigration to Canada

Express Entry

A major advantage with the Express Entry immigration selection system is that applications are processed within six months. Through Express Entry, American citizens can go from merely thinking about moving to Canada to living and working here as permanent residents in well under a year. Moreover, American citizens typically have a strong chance of being invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through Express Entry, thanks to strong language skills, the probability of having obtained skilled work experience, and the higher education that they may have completed earlier in life.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Much like the United States, Canada is sub-divided into different jurisdictions, known as provinces. These provinces are, in some ways, similar to the various states that make up the United States. Unlike states in the U.S., however, Canadian provinces have a significant say in which new immigrants come and settle in the particular provinces. Indeed, over recent years many American legislators and commentators have asked publicly why the U.S. can’t emulate the success that Canada has had in decentralizing its economic immigration system. The Provincial Nominee Programs may be a useful starting point for Americans who know which province they wish to move to, as well as others who have specific skill sets and work experience that certain provinces are looking for.

Immigration to Quebec

Quebec is a distinct case within the Canadian landscape. As Canada’s only majority French-speaking province, many U.S. citizens may not initially jump at the opportunity to relocate to Quebec, but here are just a few reasons why the province deserves at least a second look:

Quebec is home to the metropolis of Montreal, known for its laid-back European-style joie de vivre. Montreal has a large English-speaking population, a relatively low cost of living, and the second-highest per capita student population of any city in North America. The U.S.–Canada border is also just a 45-minute drive from downtown Montreal.

For decades, Quebec has more closely modeled itself on the mixed economies and strong welfare states of Northern Europe. Quebec is the land of heavily subsidized day care for children and huge public investment in education, jobs training, and retirement costs, while also retaining a business-friendly environment.

The major towns and cities of Quebec are just a few hours’ drive from Boston and New York City. The New England region and upstate New York are even closer, and further afield, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Buffalo are all within a day’s drive.

Spousal/Common-Law Sponsorship

A large percentage of American immigrants to Canada arrive after being sponsored by a Canadian spouse or common-law partner. Canada and the U.S., after all, are the best of neighbours (neighbors), and many Americans and Canadians become the best of friends. The current Liberal government of Canada places particular emphasis on what is commonly known as family reunification or family sponsorship, and the spousal/common-law route is one pathway to Canadian immigration under this category. The government is also working on reducing processing times under this immigration category.

Furthermore, Canada recognizes same-sex marriage. Same-sex partners may be eligible to apply to reunite in Canada, provided they meet all eligibility requirements.

Business Immigration to Canada

Through the Business Class immigration programs, Canada aims to attract individuals that have a significant ability to contribute to the Canadian economy. With a diverse market-based economy and workplace values that American business people would recognize, Canada presents an abundance of opportunity for investment and entrepreneurship.

  • Provincial Business/Entrepreneur Programs

Canadian provinces have a significant say in which economic migrants settle in their jurisdictions, and many of them are looking for energetic and innovative entrepreneurs to help grown their economies. For example,

  • British Columbia has an entrepreneur immigration program for individuals with a minimum net worth of CAD$600,000 (around USD $454,942, as of September 5, 2018); this program presents unique business opportunities in one of Canada’s most beautiful and mild provinces, which also happens to be the province with the highest projected jobs growth over the coming years;
  • The province of Ontario — home to Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and Canada’s capital, Ottawa — also has an Entrepreneur Stream for individuals with a minimum net worth of CAD $800,000 to $1,500,000 (around USD $606,715 to $1.13m as of September 5, 2018), as well as a Corporate Stream for established international corporations looking to expand into Ontario or buy an existing business;
  • Manitoba’s Business Investor immigration stream consists of the Entrepreneur Pathway and Farm Investor Pathway. The net worth required under the stream ranges from CAD $150,000 to $300,000 (USD $113,745 to $227,490 as September 5, 2018) depending on the pathway; and
  • Nova Scotia’s Entrepreneur Stream is attracting attention from Americans who wish to grow their portfolios in this stunning East Coast province.

Federal Business/Investor Immigration

The goal of Canada’s federal business immigration programs is to attract investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals from outside Canada with venture capital, business acumen and entrepreneurial skills — attributes that American citizens have in abundance.

  • Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program: The IIVC accepts applications from high net worth international investors who possess the necessary skills and abilities to contribute to the Canadian economy and to become well integrated into Canadian society. This program is temporarily closed.
  • Entrepreneur Start-up Visa Program: This program encourages entrepreneurs to grow their companies in Canada. Successful applicants link with private sector organizations in Canada, where they can receive funding, guidance and expertise in opening and operating their enterprise in Canada.
  • Self-Employed Persons Program: This program seeks to bring people who will become self-employed in Canada. Applicants must have either relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, or experience in farm management.
  • Quebec Business/Investor Immigration

The province of Quebec presents some interesting business immigration options for American citizens.

  • Quebec Investor Program: This program allows individuals with a net worth of at least CAD $2 million and managerial experience to make a government-secured investment of CAD $1.2 million for a period of five years.
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program: To qualify as an entrepreneur, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD$300,000, have managerial experience in a business that they either owned or controlled, and be willing and able to establish or acquire a business in Quebec which will create at least one incremental job in Quebec.
  • Quebec Self-Employed Person Program: Under this program, self-employed persons must have a net worth of at least CAD$100,000 and must have work experience in the profession or trade that they intend to practice in Quebec.

 If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for Canada Permanent visa, you can book an appointment for initial consultation with our Canada Immigration experts. Call us on +91 9633 746454 or email us at info@irishexpert.com.

Other Considerations when Moving to Canada

Tax Consequences

Canada and the U.S. have a well-documented Tax Treaty that, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital, should make relocating to Canada as smooth a process as possible. While one of the primary differences between the two countries is that Canadian income tax laws are based on residency (while U.S. tax laws are based on citizenship), the Tax Treaty between Canada and U.S.A. has several mechanisms available known as foreign tax credits, to make sure the person does not have to pay duplicate taxes to both countries.

Citizenship

U.S. citizens who immigrate to Canada and spend a few years residing in Canada may eventually choose to become citizens of their adopted homeland. This is a process known as naturalization, and Canada has one of the most liberal and welcoming naturalization processes in the world. According to both U.S. law, individuals can be a citizen of the U.S. and of another country. The same provision exists for Canadians who acquire a second citizenship.

Health Care

As most American citizens are aware (and envious of), Canada has a public health care system that makes critical care accessible to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents alike, as well as certain temporary residents. No more anxiety about mounting personal medical costs, no more stress about being covered. When it comes to the administration of health care, the U.S. and Canada are quite different. Though the health care system in Canada is actually a number of sub-systems run by the provincial ministries of health, the federal government sets the standards for health care across the country.

Bringing your family  to Canada

Like the U.S., Canada is a nation that places a heavy emphasis on family values. The Government of Canada believes that people are happier, and the economy performs better, when they have their loved ones around them. Consequently, when you decide to immigrate to Canada, you are able to bring your spouse or common-law partner and/or dependent children, if applicable, with you.

Your spouse may be able to join you in Canada on an Open Work Permit, which allows your spouse to work for any employer in Canada without the requirement of a confirmed job offer. Also, if you have any accompanying dependent children, they do not require a study permit to study in any of Canada’s educational institutions. If you are in a same-sex relationship, don’t worry — for a long time Canada has been a leader in recognizing the inherent rights that same-sex couples have before the law, and this extends to immigration

If you plan on residing in Canada temporarily on a work or study permit, your spouse or common-law partner, as well as dependent children, if applicable, are in a position to join you in Canada. Moreover, children born in Canada to U.S. citizens enjoy the benefit of having natural-born citizenship of both countries. Who knows, maybe your child will be the next Ted Cruz!

Employment in Canada

Getting a head start on how employment in Canada functions is key to a successful transition. Fortunately, CanadaVisa.com has all the tools and resources you need.

  • Canada Job Search Tool: Start your job search now.
  • Work in Canada FAQ: Frequently asked questions about working and finding a job in Canada.
  • Canada Resume Builder: Build your Canadian resume (sometimes known as a CV in Canada) and store it in the CanadaVisa Resume Bank.
  • How to Write a Resume: If you prefer to make your own Canadian-style resume/CV from scratch, here you will find some tips about how to tailor your resume/CV for the Canadian job market.
  • Canada Salary Calculator: Obtain a salary report for different positions and areas of Canada.
  • Canadian Labour Standards: Learn about the minimum standards for wages and conditions of employment in each region of Canada. Rules on such issues as hours of work and overtime pay, vacations and pregnancy leave are all set out in this feature.
  • Job Interviews: A summary of what may and may not be asked by Canadian employers as part of the employee selection process, and general information on how to ask questions in a non-discriminatory fashion.
  • Canadian Salary Survey: Find out what your education and experience are worth in Canada.

Once you have made contact with Canadian employers and received a job offer, contact us. We would be pleased to verify if you would be eligible for a temporary Canadian Work Permit or Canadian Permanent Residence on that basis.

Criminal and Medical Inadmissibility

Many U.S. citizens may not be aware that a prior offence, even one as seemingly minor as a driving violation, may render a person inadmissible to Canada. If you are in any doubt, you will need to know what steps to take before and during your Canadian immigration or temporary resident visa application process in order to be permitted to enter Canada. Some examples of convictions that could make you inadmissible to Canada include: DUI, DWAI, theft, petty theft/larceny, assault, drunk & disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and possession of marijuana, cocaine or other controlled substances/drugs. This list is by no means exhaustive.

A Canadian immigration applicant may be refused entry to Canada on health grounds if their condition is likely to be a danger to public health or safety or might cause excessive demand on Canada health or social services. The excessive demand component of medical refusals is waived in family sponsorship cases that pertain to spousal/common-law partner and dependent children sponsorship.

If you or your family member have been found to be criminally or medically inadmissible to Canada, or think you may be inadmissible, it is important to know that you still have options.

 If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for Canada Permanent visa, you can book an appointment for initial consultation with our Canada Immigration experts. Call us on +91 9633 746454 or email us at info@irishexpert.com.