Canada immigration is one of the fastest moving program 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, and 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 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. The diversified backgrounds and cultures are what make Canada unique. Multiculturalism is promoted to help maintain this unique “melting pot”.
No matter where you come from, once you are a landed immigrant you have all the rights of a Canadian citizen. These rights are protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada Immigration programs
You can apply for various types of Canada immigration programs through KMINDZ Education which is backed by Licensed immigration advisors for Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Provincial Nominee Program
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.
Provincial Nomination means applicant is found suitable for a particular category of program in that province. The final decision to confer permanent resident to provincial nominee candidate rests with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). There are several ways to get nomination from the province either as skilled worker with employment offer, international student category, business and entrepreneur category are few of them. Additionally some provinces come up with pilot project for limited time period for certain categories.
Some provinces also accept applications from individuals outside Canada based on point based system and in demand occupation list or through family sponsorship.
List of Provinces and Territories in Canada
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- Northwestern Territories
For further information on PNP Programs please contact us
Express Entry Program
Express Entry is online system for managing PR applications which has started from January 2015; there are currently three programs under Express Entry. Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class program, in addition some provinces have sub category through Express Entry for Nomination. It is point based system selecting the best candidates through Comprehensive Ranking system.
With the online system getting launched the average processing time is just 6 months which earlier in the old system was 12-14 months.
The Canada Express Entry works on entirely a competitive method of selection and not first cum first serve basis and so the eligible candidates are 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 needs to be paid only after receiving the Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Canadian government.
The point calculator known as the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) has a total of 1200 points that an applicant can score on the eligibility criteria of age, education, language proficiency, job experience, adaptability. 1200 points is a sum of the total points allocated to each eligibility factor that a applicant scores basis the information entered in the assessment form. The lowest ranking benchmark is decided by the Canadian government every month for the applicants to score on minimum basis and proceed further with their applications.
Canada Express Entry eligibility criteria
- Meet the requirement for one of the listed programs.
- Although job offer is not mandatory but 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).
In the year 2016 almost 15000 invitations were issued by the Canadian Government under the Canada Express Entry system. The invitations were sent on the basis of the lowest ranking denomination decided by them. These invitations would than get converted to the number of immigrants granted the PR provided once the formalities of the documents and Visa Fees is completed by the applicants.