Canada Federal Immigration Programs
There are many ways to immigrate to Canada designed for different categories of people at both federal and provincial level. Each way lays through immigration program most popular of which are:
Federal Skilled Workers
Skilled workers are people with skilled professional work experience who are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to contribute to the Canadian economy. Under requirements of this program there is a need to obtain 67 points out of 100-point assessment grid. You earn points for how well you do in each of the following six factors:
- your skills in English and/or French (Canada’s two official languages),
- your education,
- your work experience,
- your age,
- whether you have a valid job offer, and
- your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here).
Canadian Experienced Class
The Canadian Experience Class allows those with Canadian work experience to become permanent residents. To qualify under the Canadian Experience Class, the candidate must:
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec,
- have at least 12 months of full time (or the equivalent in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada with the proper authorization in the three years before they apply, and
- meet the required language levels needed for the job for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension).
Federal Skilled Trade
The Federal Skilled Trades program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. Skilled Trades currently eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under couple of groups, some of them which:
- industrial, electrical and construction trades;
- maintenance and equipment operation trades;
- supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production;
- processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;
- chefs and cooks, butchers and bakers.
The main requirements of the program:
- have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
- meet English/French requirements: at least CLB 5 for listening and speaking and CLB 4 for reading and writing, and
- have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year OR a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.
- Spouse of the main applicant for immigration to Canada immigrate for free.
- Children of the main applicant for immigration to Canada immigrate for free.
- Evaluate your skills, experience and knowledge to select the best immigration program;
- Create Express Entry profile;
- Help collect required documents, prepare letters and complete immigration forms;
- Advise on ways to improve your immigration application;
- Assist with filing of your application and payment of processing fees;
- Communicate with provincial and federal authorities on your behalf;
- Guide on first steps after arrival to Canada (pass border control, find housing, open bank account and other).