Federal Skilled Worker: Federal Skilled Worker applications are assessed based on an applicant's ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada
Federal Skilled Trade Worker: The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) allows individuals with job offers or appropriate certification to work in certain occupations to obtain Canadian permanent residence in any Canadian province or territory other than Quebec.
Quebec Immigration - Skilled Worker Program: Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada. This is done through what the government of Quebec calls its 'Regular Skilled Worker Program', otherwise known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Canadian Experience Class: Temporary foreign workers are ideal candidates for Canadian immigration (permanent residence). Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals have already settled into Canadian society and established important networks in their communities and their careers.
Quebec Experience Class (PEQ): If you have studied or worked in the province of Quebec, you may be eligible to immigrate under this fast-track Canadian immigration program.
Provincial Nominee Programs: Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence. Each Canadian province (except Quebec, which has a different selection system), 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
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a new feature in the Canadian immigration landscape for 2017. Through this program, the federal government together with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island aim to welcome newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in 2017. This is an employer-driven program, with significant involvement from employers in the provinces.
Family Sponsorship: The Canadian government offers a number of ways to allow this dream to become a reality under its Family Class Sponsorship class. There are a number of relationships that qualify for Family Class Sponsorship, including spouses and common-law partners, parents and grandparents, dependent children
Investors, Entrepreneur. Start- up Visa. Self Employed
If you are a business person or manager looking to immigrate to Canada, the Business/Investor Immigration Programs may be an important fast-track Canadian Immigration option for you. If you're looking to make an investment in Canada or to start/acquire a business in Canada, there may be several avenues for you to choose from, there are different Investor or entrepreneur options under the Federal &provincial business Immigration programs as well.
REFUGEES: The Canadian refugee system has two main parts; the Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people who need protection from outside Canada and the In-Canada Asylum Program for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada
H & C APPLICATION: Humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) consideration, under A25 and A25.1 of the IRPA, provides the flexibility to grant permanent residence status or a permanent resident visa to certain foreign nationals who would otherwise not qualify in any class, in cases in which there are compelling H&C grounds. Applicants may make submissions on any facts affecting their personal circumstances that they believe are relevant to their request for H&C consideration.
Types of Canadian Work Permits
LMIA-based work permits: Before a Temporary Work Permit can be issued, the Canadian employer who wishes to hire a temporary foreign worker may need to apply for and be granted a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) by ESDC, which will grant a positive LMIA if it is satisfied that there is no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is available to do the job.
LMIA Exemptions: Certain circumstances allow for individuals to work in Canada without first obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
NAFTA Work Permits: These permits are issued under the North American Free Trade Agreement, allowing work without a LMIA.
Intra-Company Transfers: These permits will allow a company to bring certain employees to Canada from its offices abroad without a LMIA.
Post-Graduation Work Permits: After graduating from a designated Canadian educational institution, international graduates may work in Canada for up to three years
Open Work Permit: Under Canadian immigration regulations, foreign spouses and common-law partners of temporary foreign workers and foreign students, who themselves want to work in Canada, will need an open work permit. The holder of an open work permit can work for any Canadian employer, without first having a confirmed offer of employment. An open work permit is not job-specific. To be eligible for an open work permit, the spouse or common-law partner of a foreign temporary worker must demonstrate that:
- The principal temporary foreign worker has employment in Canada that is at a management level, or a job in a professional occupation, or as a technical or skilled tradesperson. In other words, the skill level of the principal temporary foreign worker’s job must be level 0, A or B, according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- To be eligible for an Open Work Permit, the spouse or common-law partner of a foreign student
- The foreign student is studying full-time at a diploma/degree-granting, publicly-funded post-secondary educational facility; or the foreign student has graduated and is the holder of a valid work permit for a job related to his or her studies.
For spouses and common-law partners, open work permits are generally issued with a validity date that coincides with the period of time that their spouse is permitted to work or study in Canada.
SELF -EMPLOYED PERSONS (FEDERAL)
A “self- employed person” means a foreign national who has relevant experience and has the intention and ability to be self- employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to specified economic activities in Canada. “Relevant experience” in respect of
Librarians, conservators and curators.Editors, journalists, Translators, terminologists and interpreters
Creative and performing artists; Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations Conductors, composers and arrangers, Musicians and singers, Dancers, Actors and comedians Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries; Library and public archive technicians Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
Photographers, Film and video camera operators, Graphic arts technicians, Broadcast technicians Audio and video recording technicians, Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts, Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts.
523 Announcers and other performers; Announcers and other broadcasters, Other performers,
524 Creative designers and crafts persons Graphic designers and illustrators, Interior designers and interior decorators, Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers, Artisans and craft persons, Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
525 Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations; Athletes, Coaches, Sports officials and referees, Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
SUPER VISA –
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada. As of December 1, 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa- which is valid up to 10 years and allows an applicant to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status.
A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document that we stick in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter the Country you intended to visit for pleasure or for Business exploration. You may also need one if you’re transiting through a airport on your way to your final destination.
At the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document, called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by.
LIVE IN CARE PROGRAM
The Live- in Caregiver Program (LCP) allows families to hire a foreign live-in caregiver, often called a nanny, when Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available. Under the LCP, Canadian Employer can bring foreign live-in caregivers to provide care on a full-time basis (minimum 30 hours per week) to:
Children under 18 years of age,
Elderly persons 65years of age or over.
Persons with disabilities.