Canada is one of the most popular destinations for people from all over the world to settle. It offers the best of services quality of life, education, civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom. Canada is a very stable country and has diversity in history, nature and society. For many years Canada has been the preferred choice for investors, students and working professionals.
The Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments are constantly introducing new laws and programs to ensure successful resettlement for the immigrants. There are numerous options under which you may reach and settle in the Maple Country Canada.
Immigration to Canada visa Express Entry System
Launched on January 1st, 2015, Express Entry is the most popular and organized point based Immigration System in the world today. Canada's Express Entry System selects the skilled and talented immigrants for permanent residency visa, based on the needs and requirements of its labour market and economy. It manages the applications received for Permanent Residence (PR) in its below economic immigration programs, i.e.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program
The Federal Skilled Trades program
The Canadian experience class
Express Entry selects the skilled immigrants through its point based system that allocates points to the registered candidates, based on their key profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience language skills, etc.
1. Provide the score results of the language test. The language tests results are valid for two years
2. Overseas applicants need to show their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report lists parallel to the Canadian education. ECA'S are valid for five years.
3. A candidate need to apply online in Express entry and submit EOI
4. Need to score minimum 67 points based on their profile factors (i.e. age, education, language proficiency, etc.) to become eligible to apply via express entry system
5. Provide the health and character certifications once ITA (invitation to apply) for PR visa is issued.
Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.
Each Canadian province (except Quebec, which has a different selection system) and two territories have their own unique Provincial Nominee Programs. Participating provinces and territories sign agreements with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allow them to select immigrants who meet the requirements that they have set forth.
Provincial and territorial governments have been using these programs to more effectively and efficiently welcome newcomers to their region. Each PNP is tailored to the province's/territory's specific needs to select nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the community. As of 2015, most PNPs contain at least one immigration stream aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. These are known as 'enhanced' nominations; click here to learn more about how the PNPs function with respect to the Express Entry system.
Canada is one of the most preferred cost effective global investment destinations. Canada is a world leader of major industries like Aerospace, Automotive, Petroleum, Agriculture, Information Technology and Shipbuilding. Low business costs and corporate tax rates, ready access to markets, a highly skilled and educated workforce, strong public support for R&D and stable, robust financial institutions makes Canada most profitable place to invest in among major first world countries.