Permanent Residency

A person who has been given a Permanent Resident badge by the Government of Canada is known to be a Canadian Permanent Residence. Even though, the permanent resident isn’t a citizen of Canada but still receives a huge number of benefits:
  • Protection under Canadian rules and policies
  • Access to Canadian healthcare and social services.
  • Privilege to work, live and study anywhere in Canada
  • The right to apply for canadian citizenship

Sneak Peek Into Canada Express Entry

Willing to live and work in Canada? Do you have a gist about Canada Express Entry?

Canada Express Entry is the unique point-based Immigration program that utilizes certain federal economic programs and lets skilled workers acquire Permanent Residency in Maple Leaf Country.

Launched in the year 2015 by the Government of Canada, the Express Entry System aims at accelerating the application processing time to help the qualified and eligible candidates immigrate to Canada.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) use the Express Entry system to categorize the profiles of Immigrants into four main categories. This includes The Federal Skilled Worker Class, The Federal Skilled Trade Class, the Specific Provincial Nominee Program, and The Canadian Experience Class.

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How Express Entry System Works?

In the Express Entry System, the eligibility of the candidate is determined by the points obtained in the Comprehensive Ranking System. A few predefined factors that determine the eligibility of a candidate include:

  • Skills and Experience
  • Age
  • Skills, Education, and Work
  • Degrees, Diplomas, or Certificates
  • A valid job offer
  • A nomination from a province or territory
  • English or French language skills

After the evaluation, the candidates who obtain the highest scores get an Invitation to Apply (ITA). However, it is important to note that the ITA doesn’t give an acceptance of the candidate’s application.

The application can be accepted only when the candidate fills out the application for Permanent Residency and submit it within 60 days of receiving an ITA.

Candidates with the highest scores exceed those with the lowest scores. The IRCC is using a tie-breaking rule for Express Entry applicants with the same lowest score in any profile. However, this rule doesn’t apply to applicants with a score higher than the lowest score selected.

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At Canada Immigration World, we make entire process hassle-free for the applicants that are walking through their Immigration as a skilled worker. Our pragmatic approach and bespoke solutions help them expediently get through their Immigration process.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Worker Program is one of the hallways for applicants who have skilled work experience and want to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency. Such type of applicants falls into one of the following categories.

  • Manager Level (Skill Level 0)
  • Professional Level (skill level A)
  • Technical Level and skilled trades (skill level B)

Other than the work experience, the Federal Skilled Worker Program needs your expertise in language and a decent educational background.

Determination Of Points In Federal Skilled Worker Program

The ranking of a Federal Skilled Workers is determined by the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System. The selection factors determining the scores of candidates under CRS include:

Education – up to 25 points
This would be evaluated based on the candidate’s qualification, Educational Credential Assessment
Language Skills – up to 28 points
This would be divided into two parts i.e. 24 points (for first official language) and 4 points (for second official language)
Work Experience – up to 15 points
The number of years full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week)
Age – up to 12 points
Highest Scores i.e 12 would be given to those whose age is between 18-35 years. Candidates with age above than 35years would lose points
Arranged Employment – up to 10 points
If a candidate has a legitimate job offer from a Canadian Employer
Adaptability – up to 10 points
This would be based on how well the candidate adapt the Canadian society

The minimum and maximum points you need to obtain to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program are 67 and 100 respectively.

Candidates who obtain more than 67 points can submit their profile in the Express Entry System. Whereas, Candidates who obtain less than 67 points in the first attempt needn’t lose hope as they can still improve their points either by improving their language skills or by adding up a degree, diploma, or certificate in their curriculum vitae.

Other Requirements To Qualify The Federal Skilled Worker Program

Mandatory Requirements

  • At least a year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience (1,560 hours) in the last 10 years in a skilled occupation under National Occupation Classification
  • Pass a minimum required language level in English or French
  • Adequate funds to support yourself and dependent family members unless you get a job in Canada
  • Proof stating mental, psychological, and physical well-being
  • A security clearance
  • A completed Educational Credential Assessment report from an approved agency showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary or post-secondary school.

Optional Requirements

  • A valid job offer from a certified Canadian employer together with a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Even though it isn’t a requirement, but candidates with a job offer obtain extra points.

How Much Money Do You Need To Immigrate To Canada?

SETTLEMENT FUNDS FOR EXPRESS ENTRY CANDIDATES

NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS

1. $12,960

2. $16,135

3. $19,836

4.$24,083

5.$27,315

6.$30,806

7.$34,299

Federal Skilled Trades Class Program

This Immigration program works as the hallway for applicants that have different skills in trade and are willing to procure Canadian Permanent Residency.

Prior to 2015, when Express Entry Program wasn’t launched, the Federal Skilled Trades Class Applications were managed through First Come First Served basis.

The federal skilled trade class invites trades person dedicated to:

  • Industrial
  • Electrical and Construction
  • Maintenance and Equipment operations
  • Agriculture and Production
  • Processing
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Cooks and Chefs
  • Bakers and Butchers

In order to immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Trades Class Program, candidates need to create a profile and submit their application through the Express Entry Immigration Pool.

Federal Skilled Trades Class Program Eligible Jobs List

As per the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type B jobs are suitable for the Canada Skilled Trades Class Program. These are the trades and technical jobs that normally entail a college diploma or apprenticeship training. Here is the list of all the eligible occupations for the Federal Skilled Trades Program Canada with their NOC job codes.

1. Major groups:

  • 72– industrial, electrical, and construction trades,
  • 73– maintenance and equipment operation trades
  • 82– supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture, and related production
  • 92 – processing, manufacturing, and utility supervisors and central control operators

2. Minor groups:

  • 632– chefs and cooks
  • 633– butchers and bakers

Requirements To Be Eligible For Federal Skills Trades Class Program

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Passed at least the required language level in English or French
    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking
  • Adequate funds to support yourself and dependent family members unless you get a job in Canada
  • Proof stating mental, psychological, and physical well-being
  • No criminal records

Optional Requirements

  • A valid job offer from a certified Canadian employer together with a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Even though it isn’t a requirement, but candidates with a job offer obtain extra points.
  • Educational Qualification isn’t a mandatory requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Class Program. However, candidates with a good educational background obtain good points.

Things To Consider While Applying For Federal Skilled Trade Class Program

Quebec Immigration is Different From Canada Federal Express Entry

As per the Canada-Québec Accord on immigration, Quebec has its own set of immigration requirements.

This simply means that the province of Quebec manages its immigration program outside the federal Express Entry under an agreement with the Government of Canada and does not concord with the Federal Skilled Trade Class Program.

Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class Program is a pathway for those candidates who have past Canadian Work Experience and are willing to get a Canadian Permanent Residency.

In order to Immigrate to Canada through the Canadian Experience Class, candidates need to create a profile and submit their application through the Express Entry Immigration Pool.

Based on the information provided in their profile, candidates would receive scores out of 1,200 as per the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System.

Requirements For Canadian Experience Class

  • Minimum 1 year of full-time skilled work experience in Canada in the last 3 years under the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
  • Meet a minimum required language level in English or French.
  • A completed Educational Credential Assessment report from an approved agency showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary or post-secondary school.
  • Proof stating mental, psychological, and physical well-being
  • No past criminal records

Important Things To Know About The Canadian Experience Class

Part-Time Experience As A Full-Time Student Won’t Count
Candidates who have attained part-time work experience while completing their graduation or post-graduation from a Canadian College or University (DLI) wouldn’t be eligible for Permanent Residency through Canadian Experience Class.
There is no proof of funds requirements
In the Canadian Experience Class, there’s no proof of funds requirement. Candidates are not curbed to prove that they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their dependents.

Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program opens a gateway for those candidates who are willing to immigrate to a particular province or territory.  The program is associated with the federal Express Entry system and works to entice candidates who can significantly work for the improvement of the local economy. It is best suited for:

  • Candidates who have skills, educational qualifications, and work experience.
  • Candidates who intensely wants to live in that province
  • Candidates who are seeking for Canadian Permanent Residency

The requirements under the PNP program are tailored to the economic needs of a province or territory. Nevertheless, it is one of the fastest means to acquire a Canadian Permanent Residency.

Since all decisions regarding Canadian permanent residence needs national level approval by the federal government and can’t be approved by the province’ alone, therefore the provincial programs are considered “nominee” programs.

The PNP stream is operational in all provinces, except Quebec. These streams are curated by the provinces to help meet their unique economic, immigrational, and demographic goals.

Requirements For Provincial Nominee Program

Since every province has different economic and demographic needs, therefore the requirements to enter that province are also different. They mainly appreciate and value applicants that are capable of meeting the needs of their specific labor market.

Besides this, they take into account the candidate’s hold on official languages like English and French, Educational Qualification, Work Experience, and Skills. Moreover, in order to qualify, the candidates need to show how earnest he/she is about for living and working in that particular province or territory.

Paper-Based Process To Enter The Province

There is a completely different modus-operand to enter as a permanent residence in the province that is not aligned with Express Entry.

It is a lengthy process and takes about 18 months to complete an application when compared to the Express Entry which takes just 6 months.

To enter one of such provinces, the candidate needs to:

  • Submit the paper application for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada after getting nominated by a Canadian Province or Territory.
  • Meet with a police check and medical examination.

Choose A Province Or A Territory

Here are all the provinces and territories wherein a candidate may immigrate as a permanent resident:

Alberta

With a population of 3,790,000, Alberta is the 4th largest province in Canada and received a badge of a province in the year 1905.  Known for its rich culture, the province also has a widespread energy industry.

To enter in Alberta, the candidate must have a profile in the federal Express Entry system and only those, who the province sends a Notification of Interest, will be considered.

British Columbia

British Columbia is the most western province in Canada with Vancouver as its capital. The province is famous for its unpredictable climate changes, Mountain Rivers, evergreen forests, forests and rocks, and what not!

The rising economy of British Columbia calls for skilled workers in high-demand occupations. The Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an expedient way to obtain permanent residency in the province.

Manitoba

Manitoba is the province in Canada known for its sunny weather and its consistently stable and strong economy. The largest and the fastest developing city in the province is Brandon. The province offers enormous employment opportunities.

The first nominee program for immigrants was instigated in Manitoba – the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program or MPNP and through this program, Manitoba has already welcomed more than 130, 00 immigrants.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is also known as “The Picture Province” and is renowned for its local eye-soothing local landscapes. With Saint John, Fredericton, and Moncton as the main cities, the province also incorporates rich deposits of minerals, like gold, copper, silver, coal, peat, natural gas, and others.

The New Brunswick PNP helps the qualified candidates to enter the province through New Brunswick Express Entry, New Brunswick Skilled Worker, New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream, and New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is the most eastern province in Canada. The major occupations in the province are mining, tourism, and aquaculture.

The province nominates about 1,050 applicants annually through the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program through Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Express Entry Skilled Worker Category.

Nova Scotia

With its capital city as Halifax, the Nova Scotia province is known for its fish supplies. Moreover, the province offers marvelous educational facilities to students. Additionally, the tourism industry in the province is also developing at a faster pace.

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program allows candidates to enter the province via 8 streams which include Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry, Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry, Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities: Express Entry,  Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities for Physicians: Express Entry, Skilled Worker, Physician, Occupation in Demand, Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur.

Ontario

Ontario is one of the most civilized and developed provinces of Canada. While having all the modernity in its breeze, the province traces its root to a rich cultural history. Moreover, due to the presence of all sorts of industries, the province is also referred to as the economic center of Canada.

Lately, the province’s Provincial Nominee Program is allowing candidates to obtain Permanent Residency through Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream, Ph.D. Graduate Stream, French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, Human Capital Priorities Stream, Skilled Trades Stream, and Entrepreneur Stream.

Prince Edward Island

Having Charlottetown as its capital city, Prince Edward Island also has an unofficial name “Garden of Gulf”. The various sorts of occupations that are fostered in the province include agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The province accelerates the Immigration to Canada for applicants to grow its economy, increase the number of skilled workers, and other social and cultural goals.

The Prince Edward Island PNP program helps candidates obtain permanent residency through Federal Skilled Worker: Express Entry, Federal Skilled Trades: Express Entry, Critical Workers, and International Graduates.

Saskatchewan

House to more than 1.1 million, the Saskatchewan province has Regina and Saskatoon as the main cities. The cities offer cultural events like winter festivals, historical celebrations, and symphony concerts.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows candidates to attain Canadian Permanent Residency through International Skilled Worker Program, Experience Category, Student Stream, Entrepreneur Stream, International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, and Farm Owners/Operators Stream.

Yukon

Yukon is a mountainous area and has the lowest unemployment rates. Due to its beautiful landscapes, it is the home to a film industry

The Yukon Provincial Nominee Program covers three categories including the Skilled Worker Program, Critical Impact Program, and Business Nominee Program.

The Role Of Inadmissibility In Canada Express Entry Programs

Inadmissibility is the word denoting the prohibition of the candidate’s entry in Canada. Certain reasons can prohibit or cancel the entry of applicants in Canada. This includes:

  • Financial Issues
  • Medical Issues
  • Criminal Issues (Driving Under Influence)

Even though the candidates encountered the following issues are restricted to enter Canada. However, with a genuine reason to come to Canada, they might be given a temporary residence permit by the Government.

A permit is granted to the candidates for a definite period. In case, they need a permit to stay for a few more days, they need to renew the current one before it gets expired.

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