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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.|
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.
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.
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:
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.
Ensuring that you have all the required documents is a critical step in your journey towards Canadian Permanent Residency.
We will assist you in gathering and compiling these essential documents, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free PR application process.
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.
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.
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.
The exact requirements for becoming a citizen of Canada can vary depending on individual circumstances, but the general requirements include:
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.
A: You can calculate your CRS score here https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp. 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.
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.
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.
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.