Immigrate to Canada

 

The Canadian Federal and Provincial governments are constantly introducing new laws and programs to ensure successful resettlement for the immigrant’s. There are numerous options under which you may reach and settle in the maple country Canada.

The most popular being Skilled Worker Class under Federal, PNP Programs, Business and Student Visa, Asppen Overseas assist you in choosing the best option for Canada Immigration.

The Option is summarized as follow: -

Permanent Residency under Skilled Category

Immigration programs for professionals and workers under Canada federal, Quebec skilled Worker program, Manitoba Skilled provincial Nominee Program, Alberta Skilled Worker program and Canadian experience class.

Permanent Residency under Skilled Worker Immigration

Skilled Worker immigration visa grants you the permission to live and work lawfully anywhere in the country as you gets Permanent Residency on the basis of your education, work experience and various other factors. As a permanent Resident you are eligible to avail the entire social welfare benefits offered by your destination country. Developed countries like Canada, Australia, UK; US look after its own people as the respective governments offer:

  • Free Medical Coverage with word class health care
  • Free education up to grade 13(grade 12 in some provinces) and university/college education is highly subsidized for Canadian citizens & landed immigrants.
  • A person, who has worked for a minimum of 20 weeks and thereafter gets unemployed, is entitled to 60% of the last wages drawn under the Unemployment insurance Coverage.
  • A person trying for a job but is not able to find one and is unable to support himself to a Welfare Allowance from the government.
  • Canada offers a Pension Plan (Retirement Pension) to people at least 60 years old who have contributed to Canadian Pension Plan.
  • Childcare Facility to low and middle –class families for the costs of their childcare through tax credit system. Otherwise most childcare organizations are privately run and paid by the parents

 

You can give the best life style to your loved ones by obtaining the Permanent residency. We specialize in providing immigration, Placement and settlement services to skilled Workers & professionals, Businesspersons and students.

Federal Skilled Worker

Canada is moving towards a faster, more flexible and job-market based immigration system to attract the best and brightest skilled and professional workforce in this maple country.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced introduction of a revised Federal Skilled Worker program (FSWP) to be effective from May 4, 2013 that will enable more skilled workers to settle in their dream country as per the new Published Guidelines, which would come in effect.

The New Changes for the upcoming Federal Skilled Program along with the benefits of the changes as incorporated:  Applicants must have their foreign credentials assessed, authenticated, and given an equivalent value in Canada New arrivals in Canada will be able to find work faster, as Canadian employers will be able to understand their educational background in a Canadian context.

Applicants must demonstrate at least an Adequate-Intermediate language proficiency in English or French Internal studies conducted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has determined that language skills are key to new arrivals finding suitable employment and settling well in their new communities. New immigrants will arrive with the language skills needed to achieve both these goals.

Applicants must achieve 67 points on the new point grid (based on language proficiency, age, work experience, education and adaptability, etc.)

The points grid has been modified to place a renewed emphasis on young, educated immigrants with the skills and professional background that is currently in demand throughout the country.

Applicants must have at least 1 year of full time work experience in the last 10 years

In addition to education; new arrivals with professional experience will be highly valued in the Canadian labor market.  Note: These changes will not apply to people who have applied to the FSWP prior to May 4, 2013 with a qualifying arranged job offer or under the PhD stream. In order to ensure fast processing times and to avoid backlogs, the new FSWP will accept a fixed number of applications each year.

APPLICATION AS A FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER
Document Checklist [IMM 5612] (PDF, 233KB)
Generic application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 536KB)
Additional dependents /declaration [IMM 0008 DEP] (PDF, 472KB)
Schedule A-Background /Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 170KB)
Schedule 3: Economic Classes [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 3]
Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 79KB)
Supplementary Information- Your travels [IMM 5562] (PDF, 21KB)
Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604] (PDF, 21KB)
Statutory Declaration of Common Law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 19KB)
Free Payment Form –Application for permanent residence [IMM 5620] (PDF, 26KB)
Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 55KB)
Instruction Guide [IMM EG7000]

CIC has introduced Expression of Interest (EOI) application system to create a massive pool of skilled workers in the country to confirm and generate Candidature from within the system.

The potential immigrants can fill an online form signifying their “immigration interest” in coming to Canada as permanent residents. The form would comprise of details like language proficiency, work experience and assessed education credentials. The EOI form submitted by a prospective immigrant will not be an application itself but only a first stage in the assessment of a potential candidate.

To be eligible to apply under the Fast Track Federal Skilled Worker category, students must have completed at least two years of study towards a PhD and remain in good academic standing at a provincially recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada. In addition, recent graduates from Canadian PhD programs will also be eligible; however, they ought to apply within 12 months of their graduation from a recognized college or Institution under Canadian education system.

Processing Time: Your Skilled Worker application processing time for cases filed prior to February 27, 2008, varies at different visa posts. Check out the timelines given by CIC.

Some other significant changes in enabling more skilled workers to settle in Canada have been announced by CIC. These will come into effect from January 2, 2013. These are the introduction of a new Federal Skilled Trades Program that would focus on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

A new Bridging open work permit category has also been introduced to help certain economic class applicants already in Canada to continue working while waiting for their Permanent Residency.

Provincial Nominee Programs are another attractive option to get Permanent Residency

WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CANADA

This application includes the following items: –
Document Checklist [IMM 5488] (PDF, 30KB)
Application for work Permit Made outside Canada [IMM 1295] (PDF, 347KB)
Family Information [IMM 5645] (PDF, 59KB)
Schedule 1-Application for Temporary Visa [IMM 5257 Schedule 1] (PDF, 51KB)
Statutory Declaration of Common law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 97KB)

Visa application photograph specifications
Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 55KB)
Instruction Guide [IMM 5487]

Federal skilled Trades Program

CIC has introduced the Federal Skilled Trades Stream with effect from January 2, 2013.

This is a dedicated and streamlined program that will help transform Canada’s immigration system into a fast and flexible system focused on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. The new program ensures greater consideration is given to the needs of industry when processing eligible immigration applications.

The professions in high demand would comprise of electricians, welders, heavy-duty equipment mechanics and pipe fitters, among others. The list of occupations would be declared shortly.

The program criteria are built around four requirements that ensure applicants will have the right skills and experience needed to succeed here in Canada. In order to qualify, applicants will need to:

 

  • Have an offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory to ensure that applicants are “job ready” upon arrival;
  • Meet a basic language requirement;
  • Have a minimum of two years of work experience as a skilled tradesperson, to ensure that the applicant has recent and relevant practice as a qualified journeyman; and
  • Have the skills and experience that match those set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC B) system, showing that they have performed the essential duties of the occupation
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept up to a maximum of 3,000 applications in the first year of the Federal Skilled Trades Program

Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is an immigration category that intends to help Canada’s temporary foreign workers and international graduates in obtaining a Permanent Resident status.

With effect from January 2, 2013, skilled worker applicants may apply to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program with 12 months of Canadian work experience, a year sooner than the previously required 24 months. In addition, graduates now have more time to earn their one-year of work experience – up to 36 months, compared to only 24 months previously.

Temporary foreign workers and international students, who graduated in Canada, are best-suited contenders for Canadian immigration (Permanent Residency) under Canadian Experience Class. Since the applicant has recent work experience or has obtained Canadian education, they are already accustomed with Canadian society and culture. It becomes easy for the applicants to establish themselves professionally as well as socially.  Below mentioned are the discrete requirements for these two types of applicants:

I-International Graduates with Canadian Work Experience
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. They must have:
Successfully completed a program of study of at least two academic years at a Canadian post-secondary educational institution;
Obtained at least one year of skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date; and   Met or surpassed a Canadian Language Benchmark threshold of 5 (“initial intermediate”) or 7 (“adequate intermediate proficiency”) depending on the level of the job

II-Temporary Foreign Workers
Applicants must fulfill the following minimum requirements.

They must have:
At least one year full-time (or equivalent) Skilled Work Experience in Canada
Have gained the experience in Canada with the proper work authorization
Applying while working in Canada or within one year of leaving your job in Canada
Submit language test result depending on the skill level of your
During the application process, applicants are allowed live in Canada. You can still be eligible under Canadian Experience Class even if you are no longer in Canada, provided you file the application within one year of leaving your job in Canada.

 

Provincial Nominee Programs – (For Skilled Category)

Provincial Nomination is an important fast-track alternative for Canadian Permanent Residency. Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in the respective province.

The significant benefit of being nominated under a PNP is that, it is immaterial if you do not have experience in an occupation listed on the Priority Occupation list under Federal Skilled Worker Class or if you have not scored minimum 67 points to qualify for Federal Skilled Category. All Canadian provinces the territories offer unrivalled Provincial Nomination Programs. Clients to immigrate Canada under numerous options in each of the PNP Programs listed below.

Alberta Immigration –Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)


The pulsating economy of Alberta welcomes immigration aspirant to live. Work and settle in the vibrant province of Canada.

The pulsating economy of Alberta welcome you to live, work and settle in the vibrant province of Canada. If you r looking at settling in the Province of Alberta, consider the Alberta Immigrant Nomination Program (AINP). If the Province authorities approve your application, you will receive Alberta PROVINCE Nomination Certificate, which will speed- up your process of Canada Permanent Residency. Under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), you may qualify under one of the following streams:

Strategic Recruitment Stream

  • Engineering Occupations Category
  • Compulsory Trades Category
  • Employer Driver Stream
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • Semi –Skilled Worker Category

 

Family Stream
The AINP is currently not accepting applications under the AINP Family Stream. Applications postmarked after August 23, 2010 will be returned. Application postmarked on or before August 23, 2010 will be accepted for processing and will processed according to AINP Processing Times and U.S.Visa Holder Category or Family Stream Criteria.

Alberta PNP Strategic Recruitment Stream:
A job offer is not required to qualify the sub categories of Alberta PNP Strategic Recruitment Stream:

U.S.Visa. Holder Category
You can qualify under Visa Holder Category if: if you are a foreign worker currently in the United State on temporary work visas (H1B, H1B1, H1C and E3). The application must have at least one year of work experiences in the United State on one of these temporary work visas in an occupation that is listed as one of Alberta in-demand Occupations. The applicant must currently be working in a qualifying occupation. A job offer is not needed to qualify. Alberta will nominate successful application for Canadian Permanent Residency, thereby fast –tracking the immigration process. This Alberta in- demand occupation list may change any time without any prior notification. So if you are presently falling in any of the occupation in the list. You must get in touch with WWICS to file your application the AINP program.

Engineering Occupations Category:

  • Currently reside in the Province of Alberta; training as an engineer, designer. Or. Drafter;
  • fall under any one of the occupations listed on Alberta Strategic Recruitment Stream – Engineering Occupations List:
  • Be presently working or have worked in Alberta within last 12 months for a recognizing and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), unless they work in an occupation that falls under one of the following National Occupation Classification codes: 2231, 2232, 2241 or 2253

Compulsory Trades Category: Eligible application must:

  • Be currently residing in Alberta;
  • Have an occupation that is listed as a Compulsory Trade in Alberta;
  • Be currently working or have previously worked for an Alberta employer in their trade;
  • Have an invitation from Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

 

British Columbia –Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

British Columbia is a popular province of Canada which attracts immigrants from across the world. Successful application will receive a British Columbia Province Nomination which will speed – up the Canada Immigration (Permanent resident) Visa application process. Under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you can apply under:

With your spouse’s being a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident can sponsor their near & dear ones to join them



British Columbia PNP Strategic Occupations Stream

To qualify you must have a job offer from an employer in British Columbia that cannot be filled by a Canadian that cannot citizen or permanent resident, and be either:
1. A skilled worker: Application in the Skilled Worker category must have a job offer in an eligible occupation in levels 0,A, and B of Canada’s National Occupational Matrix (NOC);
2. A health care professional, specifically physicians, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses, and midwives; or
3. An international graduate of a recognized Canadian post- secondary institution.
4. A semi – skilled worker in select Tourism /Hospitality occupation, long – Haul Trucking occupations and Food Processing occupations.

The British Columbia has recently launched a new Pilot Project for International Post- Graduates ending on May 28, 2013
Students who enroll in a Post Graduate Degree Program (Master or Doctorate) in the following field of natural, applied or health sciences would be able for Permanent Residency after the completion of the studies. Programs in the following fields of studies are eligible for would be able to apply for Residency after the completion of the studies. Programs in the following fields of studies are eligible for the program:

  • Agriculture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research
  • Physical Sciences

 

Manitoba Immigration – Provincial Nominee Program

Excellent wages safe work culture, generous social benefits are some of the reasons that attract immigration to choose Manitoba. The province’s employment rate is very high and there is high demand for workers in a number of exiling fields. If you dream of settling in Manitoba, you may opt from option under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of the following categories.

Priority Assessment Stream
a) Employer Direct Stream
b) International Student Stream
c) Family Support Stream

General Stream
Strategic Recruitment Initiatives
Manitoba PNP Priority Assessment Stream: There are four under this category:
Manitoba Employer Direct Stream:
You must be able to demonstrate that you will settle permanently in Manitoba.
You must have Manitoba work Experience of at least 6 months while on a Temporary Work Permit.
You must have a permanent job offer from that employer who was been unable to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or Permanent Residence. Also your employer would be offering you full time, permanent position with compensation consistent with regional wages and existing collective bargaining agreements.

Manitoba International Student Stream: Applicants must:

  • Have graduated from a post- secondary program in Manitoba of at least one academic year in length.
  • Have successfully applied for a post- graduation work permit from Citizenship and immigration Canada; and
  • Be currently working in Manitoba and have received a full – time, permanent employment offer from their employer.

Manitoba Family Support Stream: Applicants must have a settlement plan from a close relative living in Manitoba (a parent, child, sibling, cousin, niece/ nephew, aunt/ uncle, or grandparent), and must meet the following minimum criteria:
Be between the age of 21 and 49:
Have a minimum of a 1 year post – secondary education or training program and received a diploma, certificate or degree;
Have a minimum of two year work experience over the past five years; and
Have sufficient language skill to be employable upon arrival in Manitoba.

Manitoba PNP General Stream: If you do not qualify under the Priority Assessment stream, you may be eligible for the General Stream, which works on a points system. Points are awarded for age, education, work experience, language ability and adaptability. You also must provide one of the following:

  • Proof of a close family member in Manitoba;
  • One Settlement Plan from distant relative or close friend in Manitoba;
  • Proof that you completed at least 1 year academic program in Manitoba (excluding language – training program) or;
  • Proof that you have previously worked full time in Manitoba for at least six months 

Manitoba PNP Strategic Recruitment Initiatives: Strategic Recruitment Initiatives are undertaken at the discretions of the MPNP in accordance with program needs and available resources. This category considers application who;
Have received a letter of invitation to apply from the MPNP as part of an MPNP targeted promotional initiative;
Are an adult dependent of an approved Provincial Nominee who does not meet the criteria to be included on the nominee’s application; or
Have the support of an ethno cultural community organization or a regional economic development organization in Manitoba that will help candidates arrange an exploratory visit that has been pre – approved by the MPNP

Prince Edward Island – Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

If you are planning to immigrate to Prince Edward Island, the province offers you Permanent Residency status under:

  • Skilled Worker category
  • Family class/immigration Connections category.

 

Prince Edward Island PNP Skilled Worker category
If you are a Professional or skilled worker interested in working in Prince Edward Island you must apply under Skilled Worker category, for which you must:

  • Score at least 50 points on the PEI PNP Self-Assessment form;
  • A bona fide offer of employment from a Prince Edward Island employer
  • Education and training consistent with the position offered;
  • Proficiency in English and French language if required for the position; and
  • The intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

 

Prince Edward Island PNP Immigrant Connections

If you have relatives who enjoy Canadian citizens or Permanent Resident status and are residing in Prince Edward Island, you can apply to the provincial authorities to nominate their close family members for you to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.
In order to get nomination, your relative must meet the criteria of a “Champion” under which they must:
Be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident who has lived in Prince Edward Island for more than two years
Prove that they are an eligible family member of the Champion’s (parent or grandparent, child or grandchild, sibling, cousin, niece or nephew, aunt or uncle);

  • Have a regular source of income sufficient for their needs and their dependents
  • Have a generally unblemished personal history.
  • Have the intention to live in PEI;
  • Testimonials from other Prince Edward Island residents or evidence of volunteer work or community service are beneficial but not essential.
  • The Champion will make an informal, but written commitment that they will take every possible action to ensure that the nominee is integrated into the Prince Edward Island community.

 

Quebec Immigration- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The province of Quebec works on different selection criteria for people who wish to settle in Quebec under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Effective from July 1, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has suspended the intake of applications for a selection certificate that can be submitted by certain economic immigration candidates aspiring to settle in Quebec.

You can submit an immigration application as a skilled worker only if one of the following situations applies to you:

  • You temporarily reside in Quebec as a temporary worker. You meet the eligibility conditions of the Quebec experience program for temporary workers or are eligible to apply for a selection certificate under the regular program for skilled workers.
  • You have obtained a diploma awarded by a Quebec teaching institution for studies done in Quebec or you are about to obtain that diploma and you meet the eligibility conditions of the Quebec experience program for Quebec graduates.
  • You reside temporarily in Quebec as a foreign student, you are eligible to apply for a selection certificate under the regular program for skilled workers and you are submitting your application in Quebec.
  • You reside temporarily in Quebec within the framework of a youth exchange program subject to an international agreement, such as a work holiday program. You are working full time in Quebec, you are eligible to apply for a selection certificate under the regular program for skilled workers and you are submitting your application in Quebec.
  • You or your accompanying spouse hold a diploma awarded by a teaching institution in an area of training allowing you to get 6, 12 or 16 points under the area of training criterion of the selection grid for skilled workers. The number of years of study required to obtain your diploma must be at least equal to the number of years required to obtain that diploma in Quebec. This diploma was obtained less than five years before the date of your application. Failing that, you must have practiced, on a full-time basis and for at least one year out of the five years preceding the date of your application, a profession or trade in an area related to that diploma.
  • You or your accompanying spouse holds a Quebec diploma or a diploma treated as a Québec diploma that sanctions at least one year of full-time studies. This diploma was obtained less than five years before the date of your application. Failing that, you must have practiced, on a full-time basis and for at least one year out of the five years preceding the date of your application, a profession or trade in an area related to that diploma.
  • You or your accompanying spouse hold an employment offer made by a Quebec employer and validated by the Immigration Ministry.
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada informed you that your application for permanent residence in Canada was admissible for processing.
  • You reside temporarily in Quebec, you were a Canadian citizen at one time and you are submitting you application in Quebec.

 

Quebec Skilled Worker
The Province of Quebec works on different selection criteria for people who wish to settle in Quebec under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

In Quebec Immigration selection system you need to obtain Quebec Selection Certificate and you need to earn a minimum 49 points (individual) or 57 points (principal applicant with spouse or common law partner) to be eligible for the certification.

The Quebec Immigration point Grid selection factors may be summarized as follows:

Selection Parameter

Points Required

Training

Up to 28 points (Cut off Score=2Points)

Validated Employment offer

Up to 10 points

Experience

Up to 8 points

Age

Up to 16 points

Language proficiency

Up to 22 points

Stay and family in Quebec

Up to 8 points

Spouse’s characteristics

Up to 16 points

Children

Up to 8 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point (Cut off Score=1)

In case you earn 6 extra points for adaptability, your minimum score must be 55 points (individual application) or minimum 63 points (principal applicant with spouse or common law partner).

After you obtain the Quebec Selection Certificate, you need to clear the medical and security examination as per the norms laid down by the federal immigration authorities for you to be able to get Canadian Permanent Residency Visa.

Quebec Skilled Workers / Professionals are not assessed based upon the selection factors of the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledges the selection of applicants who meet Quebec immigration selection criteria.


Processing Times
Quebec Skilled Workers/Professionals Processing Times vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.

On 21 March 2012, the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities has come to a decision regarding the intake of applications for selection certificates. Pursuant to the decision, the Minister determines the maximum number of applications that some economic immigration candidates will be allowed to submit.
This decision is taken pending adoption by the National Assembly of Québec of a bill, as announced by the Minister of Finance in his Budget Speech of 20 March 2012, that would contain a provision, retroactive to 20 March 2012, authorizing the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities to make such determination.

Skilled workers (see below to find out to which group of skilled workers you belong)

Group 1 No limit
• Group 2 14300
• Group 3 0

Saskatchewan Immigration – Provincial Nominee Program

There are bountiful options, which may be explored if you wish to immigrate to Saskatchewan, under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Under this if you receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate, your case under the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process would move on fast track Options under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP:

  • Skilled worker
  • Health professionals
  • Students
  • Family members
  • Science and technology
 
  • Long haul truck drivers
  • Hospitality sector project

Saskatchewan PNP – Skilled Workers
You may qualify to apply under the SINP Skilled Workers Category if:

  • You live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you have one of the following:
  • An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan either in an occupation or trade in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A” or “B”, or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan (Skilled Workers/Professionals Sub-Category);
  • An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan in a management position in the NOC Matrix level “0” (Critical Occupations Sub-Category); or
  • Have worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a temporary work permit either in an occupation or trade that is in the NOC Matrix level “A” or “B”, or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan excluding trades included in the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project (Existing Work Permit Sub-Category).

 



Saskatchewan PNP – Family Members

To be considered for the SINP Family Members Category, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18-49
  • Have a signed affidavit of support from one or more family members living in Saskatchewan (SINP-500-22).
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship of at least one year in length and have a diploma, a certificate, or a degree.
  • Have at least one year of work experience in your field of education or training.
  • Have the English language ability either to do the job you have been offered by a Saskatchewan employer or to get a job in your field of education or training.
  • Have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan Employer. (Live-in caregivers’ jobs are not eligible under this category.) Or intend to find full-time, permanent work in Saskatchewan
  • Have enough money to live in the province for a short time without work after arrival ($10,000 for you and $2,000 for each accompanying family member).
  • This category is for immigrant families living in Saskatchewan who want to help their skilled and educated family members come to work and live in the province.

 

New Brunswick Immigration – Provincial Nominee Program

If you are looking at immigration to the province of New Brunswick, You may apply under New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). You need to obtain New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Certificate, in order to be eligible for Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

Under the New Brunswick Provincial Program (PNP), you may apply under:

  • Skilled Worker with Job Offer Applicants
  • Family Support Applicants

New Brunswick PNP Skilled Workers with Employer Support

  • You must be able to demonstrate that will settle permanently in New Brunswick.
  • Score at least 50 points on a self – assessment based on your age, education, experience, language, ability and adaptability
  • Have a New Brunswick job offer from an employer who was not able to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. He is offering full time / permanent position and is ready to offer compensation consistent with regional wages and existing collective bargaining agreements.

 

New Brunswick PNP Skilled Workers with Family Support

You may be eligible under Family Support Stream if you have:

  • A close relative who is citizen and permanent residence of New Brunswick for the past at least one year and agrees to support you to settle in New Brunswick
  • Been assessed on an offer of full time employment or employment skill s based on education and training skills, work experience, age and ability to adapt to New Brunswick, surrounded by a supportive family
  • The Supporter (New Brunswick Family Member) is assessed on their commitment to the immigration process and the successful settlement of their family member. Your relation with the Supporter’s of New Brunswick is also an important factor that is considered.

 

Nova Scotia– Provincial Nominee Program

Nova Scotia a province that offers diverse culture and plenteous vistas has been attracting new immigration that seeks better lifestyle in Canada. Professionals, businesspersons and student may choose to work and live in Scotia the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, which offers quicker entry and Permanent Residency of Canada.

 

If you meet the criteria set for various categories of Nova Scotia Nominee Program, you would receive a letter of Nomination, which if further approved by CIC, would grant you under the following categories:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Family Business Worker
  • Community – Identified
  • International Graduate
  • Non-dependent Children of Nominee

Nova Scotia PNP Skilled Worker Stream
To be eligible to apply to this category, the Skilled Worker must:

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer in Nova Scotia from an established Nova Scotia Employer.
  • Priority will be awarded to positions with minimum salary in excess of $10/hour a minimum annual wages in excess of CDN$ 20,000
  • Have required education, training, transferable skill, work experience and licensing or accreditation required for the job
  • Wish to settle permanently in Nova Scotia
  • Meet the minimum criteria for age, education, work experience ability requirements for this stream
  • Have sufficient settlement supports

Nova Scotia PNP Family Worker Stream
To be eligible to apply under this category, you must:

  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer in Nova Scotia from an established Nova Scotia business which belongs to a close family member
  • a) The job offer must provide compensation in the form of salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates
    b) Priority will be awarded to positions with minimum salary in excess of $10/hour or a minimum annual wage in excess of CDN$20,000

Nova Scotia – Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

  • Have relevant qualification, training, skill, work experience, and licensing or according if required for the job.
  • Meet the minimum criteria for age, education, and work experience and language ability requirements for this stream.
  • Have legal status in his/her country of residence
  • Wish to settle permanently in Nova Scotia
  • Have sufficient settlement supports

Priority is given to applicant whose family employer can demonstrate that they will provide additional supports to assist the them and accompanying dependents with their settlement needs

Nova Scotia PNP Community Identified Stream
To be eligible to apply to this category, you must:

  • Have long established connections in the specific community which would provide the Letter of Identification
  • Have this Letter of Identification from a mandated community organization
  • Wish to settle permanently in that Nova Scotia community
  • Be employable i.e. have skills, training, and work experience for future employment in a field or sector required by that community
  • Meet the minimum criteria for age, education and language ability requirements for this stream
  • Have sufficient supports

Nova Scotia PNP International Graduate Stream
To be eligible to apply to the International Graduate Stream, you must:

  • Have received a certificate, diploma, or, degree from a provincially –recognized post-secondary institution within the last two years after full time study in Canada and have in Canada
  • Have legal status in Canada on temporary work permit
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia in his /her fields of study and at an acceptable level and have been working full time in that position for at least three months.
  • Have relevant qualification, training, skills, work experience, and licensing or accreditation if required for the job Meet the minimum criteria for age, education, work experience, and language ability required for the.
  • Demonstrate intention and ability to settle permanently in Nova Scotia.
  • Wish to settle permanently in Nova Scotia
  • Have sufficient settlement supports

 

Ontario Provincial Nominees Program (PNP)

Every year Ontario welcomes more then 100000 Permanent Residents to live, work & settles in there. The immigration (Permanent Resident individual only) inflow in Ontario in 2009 was 1, 06,840, which is the highest all the provinces of Canada. Cities like Toronto, Ottawa- Gastineau, Hamilton, Kitchener, London and Windsor are the major attractions. The province of Ontario offers various options under the Provincial Nominee Program like.

  • General Category
  • International Student Category

The Ontario PNP is an employer –driven program in that candidates cannot apply unless they have a permanent full-time job offer from an Ontario employer. There is a two-step process to nomination.

Step 1: Ontario employers must complete the pre-screen application process & they must obtain approval for the positions they wish to fill.

Step 2: If the position is approved, the Ontario employer must recruit foreign skilled workers to fill the positions. If you get selected, you may then apply to the Opportunities Ontario PNP for a nomination.

Employer Driven PNP
You need to obtain Ontario Provincial Nomination Certificate in order to apply for employer driven program. A permanent full- time job offer from a reputed employer is also a mandatory condition. One may also apply for Certification of you have obtained a PhD from a publicly –funded Ontario University. Before the Nomination is file, the pre- screening application process and approval on hiring foreign national has to be obtained by the employer. The employer has to meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the provincial authorities.

To be eligible, the employer from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) must:

  • Have been in existence and operation for at least three year preceding the application;
  • Have at least $1,000,000, gross revenue in the previous fiscal year
  • Have at list five permanent full- time employees;
  • Have a place of business located in Ontario.

 

Companies outside the GTA have less stringent eligibility criteria. They must;

  • Have been in existence and operation for at least three year preceding the application;
  • Have at least $ 500,000 in gross revenues in the previous fiscal year;
  • Have a place of business located in Ontario.

Ontario – Provincial Nominee Program

Ontario PNP category
The general category allows approved Ontario employers and investor (companies) to recruit foreign worker s.

  • At least two year of work experience (within the previous five years) in the intended occupation, or have appropriate registration in Ontario, if applying for a position in a regulated occupation in Ontario. For work experience obtained in Canada, opportunity Ontario will accept full-time work experience that is verifiable, relevant, paid and obtained the proper work authorization from citizenship and immigration Canada (e.g. work permit) within the most recent five years, unpaid, unauthorized or volunteer experience will not be accepted.
  • An approved permanent full- time job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A OR B)
  • An offered wages which meets the prevailing wages level in Ontario for the intended occupation.
  • Legal status, if the prospective nominee is in Canada.
  • The employer‘s approved letter, joint verification from signed by their prospective employer, and pre- screen position form.

For companies settling up location in Ontario:
This sub – section of the general category is to facilitate the entry of key personnel into companies that are making major investment in Ontario. Nominees must meet the same qualifying criteria as above. Before nominating applicants, Ontario employers must first complete the pre-screen application process and they must obtain approval for the positions they wish to fill. To be eligible, Ontario employers must:
Make a qualifying investment of $3 million or more in Ontario:
Create at least 5 net full-time permanent positions

International student category
The international student category has two streams, the With Job Offer Stream and the PhD graduate stream:
The with job offer stream allow approved Ontario employers to hire international student. Potential nominees must submit their application for nominees must submit their application for nomination.

To be eligible apply for Ontario nomination as an international, you must have:

  • Graduated (or soon be graduating) from an approval publicly funded Canadian college or university in the past two years; A full – time job offer, for which they are qualified, from approved Ontario employer in a skilled occupation (listed as NOC A, B, or 0).
  • Received an employer’s pre – screen approved position form, along with the nominee application package from the Ontario employer;
  • Legal status if the prospective nominee is in Canada
  • An offer wage that meets the prevailing entry level wage in Ontario for the occupation;


The PhD Graduate Stream is for graduates of PhD program in an Ontario publicly funded university. These candidates do not need a job offer to qualify the program.