About Canada Immigration
Canada immigration is one of the fastest moving programs allowing prospective candidates from across the world to settle in Canada. It is one of the leading G-7 Nations and the second-largest country in the world with a population of approximately 30 million people. It is a highly developed country, with excellent working conditions, an outstanding education system, a very high standard of living and a health care system ranked one of the best in the world. The United Nations has ranked Canada the best place to live, for five consecutive years. Their surveys are based on the quality of life, educational opportunities, unemployment and crime rates, and life expectancy.
Canada is a country composed of immigrants from practically every nation in the world. Canada’s success is largely due to the contributions made by these immigrants. Each year, Canada welcomes more than 200,000 new immigrants..
What is Express Entry Program?
Express Entry is an online system for managing Permanent Residency applications which have started from January 2015; there are currently three programs under Express Entry. Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program, in addition, some provinces have subcategory through Express Entry for Nomination. It is a point-based system selecting the best candidates through Comprehensive Ranking system.
The Canada Express Entry works on entirely a competitive method of selection and not First Come First Serve basis and so the eligible candidates have rightly selected basis their skill and assessment results and not on time of application basis. Earlier the visa fees were to be paid by the applicants at the time of application along with submission of documents but with the new express entry online system, the visa fees need to be paid only after receiving the Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Canadian government.
Canada Express Entry Eligibility Criteria
- Meet the requirement for one of the listed programs.
- Although job offer is not mandatory, you need to register with job bank to connect with employers looking for skills similar to yours.
- You must meet minimum language criteria and the test results must not be more than 2 years old.
- Education Credential assessment for foreign qualification, this report is valid for 5 years.
- Skilled work experience in NOC 0, A and B (12 months of full time i.e. 30 hrs per week or equal amount of part-time work experience).
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
The program for which skilled workers are considered as permanent residents on the basis of their work experience, education, knowledge of English and/or French, and many other essential factors. It is a program which is a primary pathway for an economic immigration and provides an opportunity to skilled workers to become a Canadian permanent resident.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The immigration program of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) permits the foreign workers who have already worked for at least one year in Canada before being a permanent immigrant. CEC program falls under the system of Express Entry immigration. It is recognized by the government of Canada to assist the talented workers already working in Canada who desire to be a permanent resident. If Applicant is no longer in Canada can still apply for CEC program, if they have applied for the same within 3 years of leaving their job in Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. Province has separate immigration categories and programs. Each participating province has its own nomination guidelines. Individuals who aspire to apply for PNP should check the eligibility criteria for each province. If they are meeting the required criteria then they can apply for Provincial Nomination.
The Provincial Nominee Program is for workers 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 and want to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.
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