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Immigration to Canada

It’s no surprise that Canada has become one of the top choices for individuals and families considering immigration. It is the second-largest country by land area, known for its high standard of living, robust healthcare system, world-class education, and strong economy.

Whether you’re a skilled professional looking to contribute to Canada’s economy, a student seeking a world-class education, or someone seeking to reunite with family members, there are several pathways to Canadian immigration. Our team at The Visa Services is well-versed in these pathways and is committed to helping you find the one that best suits your needs and aspirations.

Immigration Program Key Features Ideal For
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) ✔ A minimum of 1 year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past ten years in a skilled occupation
✔ Proficiency in English or French
Skilled foreign workers with experience in certain occupations
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) ✔ At least 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada within the three years prior to application
✔ Proficiency in English or French
Temporary workers and students who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents;
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) ✔ Each province has its own streams and criteria, targeting students, business people, skilled and semi-skilled workers
✔ Most PNPs require a job offer from an employer based in that province, but there are some exceptions
Individuals who have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory and want to live in that province.


The Visa Services Offer:

Personalized Consultation

Our experienced professionals provide a thorough evaluation of your profile and guide you through the eligibility criteria and requirements for various immigration programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs.

Application Preparation and Submission

We offer full support in the preparation and submission of your Canadian immigration application. This includes assistance in gathering and verifying the required documents, and any additional documents specific to your immigration program.

Post-PR Services

We continue to support you even after you achieve your Canadian PR. Our post-PR services are designed to help you integrate into Canadian society and include:

  • PR Card Assistance: An essential proof of your permanent resident status in Canada.
  • Health Card Assistance: To access healthcare services in Canada.
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Assistance: A necessary component for working and accessing government programs and benefits in Canada.
  • Tax File Number (TFN) Assistance: Understanding and navigating the Canadian tax system.
  • Child and Social Welfare Schemes Information: We provide information on various child and social welfare schemes to help you maximize your benefits.
  • Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) Application Assistance: A tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children.
  • School/University Admissions Guidance: To help you further your education in Canada.
  • Bank Account Opening and Card Application Assistance: Opening a bank account in Canada and assisting you in applying for your debit and credit cards.
  • Driving Licenсe Application Guidance: Applying for a driving licenсe in Canada.
  • Property Purchase/Rent Guidance: Helping you find a place that fits your needs and budget.
  • Public Transportation Information: To help you navigate your new surroundings.
  • Income Tax Structure Information: To help you understand your fiscal responsibilities in Canada.
  • Job Placement Assistance: Provide free access to various government and private sector placement agencies to help you find employment in Canada.
  • Professional Development Guidance: We provide guidance on enhancing your skill levels by joining relevant courses pertaining to your profession.
  • Job Market Updates and CV Preparation: To help you stand out to potential employers.
  • Registered Lawyer Assistance: We have a registered lawyer to provide legal advice and assistance, ensuring your immigration process is handled with the utmost professionalism and care.

The Advantages of Canadian Permanent Residency

  • Freedom to Live, Work, and Study in Canada.
  • Access to Comprehensive Social Services: Including healthcare and social welfare schemes, ensuring a high standard of living.
  • Canada Child Tax Benefit: Families with children can avail of a tax-free monthly payment to support the cost of raising children.
  • Eligibility for Canadian Citizenship: After residing in Canada for a certain period, PR holders become eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, which offers additional rights and privileges.
  • Right to Apply for a Canadian Passport: Once citizenship is obtained, you have the right to apply for a Canadian passport. With it, you can travel to 171 countries, with 115 of these allowing visa-free entry. This passport power rank places Canada 4th in the world
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Express Entry System and Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

The Express Entry System: This is an online system that manages applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. It’s the primary method of managing and processing applications for the FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program), CEC (Canadian Experience Class), FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program), and a portion of the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program).

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS): The CRS is a points-based system that the government uses to assess and score a candidate’s profile and rank them in the Express Entry pool. Points are awarded based on criteria such as age, education, language proficiency, and work experience. The higher your CRS score, the better your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency.

There are several ways to increase your CRS score. The Visa Services can provide personalized advice on the best strategy for you based on your specific circumstances.

Required Documents for Canadian PR Application

Ensuring that you have all the required documents is a critical step in your journey towards Canadian Permanent Residency.

  • Passport
  • Language Test Results: English or French language proficiency, supported by the results of a recognized language test such as IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF, is a key requirement for Canadian PR.
  • Employment Reference Letters: These letters from your current and past employers verify your work experience. They should detail your job title, duties, dates of employment, and hours worked per week.
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): If you completed your education outside Canada, you need an ECA report from an approved organization. This report verifies that your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate is valid and equal to a Canadian one.
  • Identity and Civil Status Documents: These include your birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, or death certificate of a spouse, if applicable.
  • Police Certificates: You need to provide police certificates for every country you have lived in for 6 months or more since the age of 18, to prove that you have no criminal record.
  • Medical Examination: A valid medical certificate is required to prove that you are in good health.
  • Proof of Funds: You need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada.

We will assist you in gathering and compiling these essential documents, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free PR application process.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Purpose: The FSWP is intended to select immigrants based on their ability to prosper in Canada. It considers factors such as education, language skills, work experience, age, arranged employment in Canada, and adaptability.

Eligibility Criteria: In order to qualify for the FSWP, applicants must have at least one year of continuous, full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid work experience in a single occupation, classified under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0, or skill levels A or B. Applicants must also meet certain language proficiency requirements, and have a Canadian high school diploma or a foreign credential with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.

Points-Based Selection System: Applicants are assessed based on a points-based system, with a maximum of 100 points available. Points are awarded for factors such as language skills, education, work experience, age, and whether the applicant has a valid job offer in Canada. To be eligible for selection, applicants must score at least 67 points.

Application Process: Applications for the FSWP are managed through the Express Entry system. Applicants must first create an Express Entry profile and be placed in a pool of candidates. If selected from this pool during a draw, applicants will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Purpose: The CEC program recognizes the value of the experience gained in the Canadian work environment and the individual’s potential for long-term contribution to the economy.

Eligibility Criteria: To qualify for the CEC, applicants must have at least 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada in the three years prior to their application, have gained their work experience legally, and meet minimum language requirements. The work experience must be in a profession classified under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0, or skill levels A or B.

Application Process: Applications for the CEC are processed through the Express Entry system. Applicants need to create an Express Entry profile, after which they are placed in a pool of candidates. If selected during a draw, the applicant will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Purpose: The PNPs allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and are interested in settling in a particular province.

Advantages: PNPs can offer faster processing times than federal immigration programs, and they also provide applicants with the opportunity to settle in a province that aligns with their skills, work experience, and personal preferences.

Complementing Federal Immigration Programs: PNPs complement federal immigration programs by allowing provinces to address their unique economic and demographic needs. Many PNPs are aligned with the federal Express Entry system, allowing candidates who do not have a sufficient score to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency under the federal system to be considered for a provincial nomination.

Popular PNPs: Each province and territory has its own PNP with criteria that suit its specific needs. For example, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) targets foreign workers, international students, and others with skills that are in demand in the province, while the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) focuses on attracting international immigrants and temporary workers already in B.C., particularly those in skilled occupations.

Application Process: The process for applying to a PNP generally involves first applying to the PNP of the province where you wish to settle. If nominated, you can then apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

Canadian Citizenship

The exact requirements for becoming a citizen of Canada can vary depending on individual circumstances, but the general requirements include:

  • Permanent resident status: Before you can become a citizen, you typically need to be a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Time lived in Canada: As a permanent resident, you must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1,095 days during the five years right before the date you applied.
  • Income tax filing: You should have met your personal income tax filing obligations in three tax years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date you apply.
  • Language skills: Canada has two official languages—English and French. To become a citizen, you must show that you can speak and listen in one of these languages.
  • How well you know Canada: You should understand your rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship, such as voting in elections and obeying the law. You’ll need to have knowledge of Canada’s history, values, institutions, and symbols.
  • Prohibitions: If you have committed a crime in or outside Canada, you may not be eligible to become a citizen for a period of time.

Seamless Canadian Immigration with The Visa Services

Embarking on your Canadian immigration journey is an important decision, and having the right support can make a significant difference in the outcome. The Visa Services is committed to providing you with the guidance and assistance you need to navigate the complex immigration process.

Expertise and Experience: With a deep understanding of the immigration process, we provide valuable insights, guidance, and support at every stage.

Tailored Assistance: We offer personalized assistance, taking into consideration your specific circumstances, goals, and immigration program requirements.

Efficiency and Timeliness: We streamline the application process, help you meet deadlines, and ensure that your application is complete and well-prepared, minimizing any delays or obstacles.

Up-to-Date Knowledge: We keep abreast of the latest updates and changes in Canadian immigration laws, ensuring that you receive accurate and up-to-date information throughout your journey.

Comprehensive Support: From the initial assessment to the final submission of your application, our team provides comprehensive support at every step.

To take the next step towards your Canadian immigration goals, we encourage you to reach out to The Visa Services. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to provide you with tailored assistance, answer your questions, and help you embark on your journey with confidence.

Q: How can I improve my CRS score to increase my chances of receiving an invitation for Canadian PR?

A: You can calculate your CRS score here There are several ways to improve your CRS score, such as enhancing your language skills, gaining additional work experience, improving your education level, or obtaining a job offer or provincial nomination from a Canadian employer. Consultation with an experienced professional like those at The Visa Services can provide tailored advice based on your specific circumstances.

Q: Can I bring my family with me if I immigrate to Canada?

A: Yes, Canada has a strong commitment to family reunification, and many immigration programs allow you to include eligible family members in your application. This typically includes your spouse or common-law partner, dependent children, and in some cases, parents and grandparents.

Q: Can The Visa Services assist me if my Canadian immigration application has been rejected previously?

A: Yes, in most cases, we can assist you in understanding the reasons behind the rejection and help you reapply, ensuring your new application is accurately completed and well-documented to increase the chances of acceptance.

Q: How long does the Canadian immigration process usually take?

A: The duration of the Canadian immigration process can vary significantly depending on the specific immigration pathway you’re pursuing, the complexity of your application, and processing times at the Canadian immigration authorities. On average, it could take from a few months to over a year.

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