Canada offers a variety of immigration options for you to choose from, whether you wish to study or work or even apply for Permanent Residency.
Skilled immigrants stand good chances to become permanent residents of Canada through the Express Entry system.
Express Entry is used to manage visa applications received through Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Here’s the process to apply through the Express Entry system:
- Create your Express Entry profile online, mentioning your skill, age, language proficiency, work experience and other details. Once qualified, you will be moved into the Express Entry pool of candidates.
- You can then begin your job search either using the Job Match Account with Job Bank or through job portals and hiring agencies.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a point-based system to assess the eligibility of candidates for the Express Entry System. If you are one of the top scorers, you will be invited to apply for Permanent Residency. Canadian degrees/certificates, a job offer in Canada, nomination from a province or territory – all these can leverage your score, increasing your chances of getting an invite.
Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)
There is a massive demand for skilled workforce in Quebec, the largest province of Canada. QSWP is a points-based program, and candidates with proficiency in the French language will have the edge over the others. You will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate if your profile matches their requirement. After this, you can apply for Permanent Residence (PR) in Canada.
Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of age 18 years and above, can sponsor their partner, children, family, and other dependants to live with them in Canada through this program.
Foreign nationals who desire to come to Canada as caregivers for children (below the age of 18), the elderly (above the age of 65), or for people with disabilities can gain entry through this program. This involves a contract to be signed between the prospective employer and the candidate. The employer must apply to HRSDC or Service Canada (SC) who will review the job offer for its adherence to provincial guidelines. The employer must receive a favourable Labour Market Opinion (LMO), a copy of which is mandatory to be with the candidate when applying for the visa.
Immigration rules of Canada are elaborate and continually evolving. However, at Aspire Square, we are committed to making this journey easy, simple, and straightforward for you.