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Start of Federal Skilled Worker program on May 4, 2013

>> Friday, December 21, 2012

Our wait is finally over, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has finally announced when the Federal Skilled Worker program will start accepting applications which will be in May 4, 2013, superseding their previous plan of opening on January 1, 2013 as published in the Canada Gazette.  


As discussed in my previous post, Understanding the New FSW Points System for Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), CIC has confirmed the final changes in the Federal Skilled worker applications: 

- Minimum official language thresholds (CLB 7) and increased points for official language proficiency, making language the most important factor in the selection process

Ref: 


CLB 7 (IELTS score 6 in all areas) = 4 points per test

CLB 8  (IELTS score 6.5 for Reading, Writing and Speaking. Listening 7.5) = 5 points per test

CLB 9  (This is not yet disclosed speculating on it it might be IELTS score of 7 for Reading, Writing and Speaking. Listening 8) = 6 points per test
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-Increased emphasis on younger immigrants, who are more likely to acquire valuable Canadian experience, are better positioned to adapt to changing labour market conditions, and who will spend a greater number of years contributing to Canada’s economy, full points for the age criteria will be given to applicants who are 18 to 35 years old, older applicants will still have a chance to qualify as long as they reach the 67 points passmark;

Introduction of the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), so that education points awarded reflect the foreign credential’s true value in Canada;
 

-Changes to the arranged employment process, allowing employers to hire applicants quickly, if there is a demonstrated need in the Canadian labour market; and

-Additional adaptability points for spousal language ability and Canadian work experience.

A list of assessment organizations designated by the Minister to do the Education Credential Assessment will be made available early 2013. 


Moreover, Minister Kenney's said that in next regulation of the Federal Skilled Workers Class will be open to all O-Managerial, A-Professional and B-Trade and Skilled occupations and will not have any limit in the number of applicants per occupation.

Although there may still be an overall quota on the total number of applicants they will accept in a year. Which means those who are the first to file will benefit from this fast and east PR Visa application!

This was published in his twitter page(Click on this link to read about this - Occupations).


For reference to the changes in the points system you may click on the following link to read the previous publication of the Canada Gazette.

How will this affect you?

If you are one of the many who wants to Immigrate to Canada the Federal Skilled Worker application is a good option for you, it is designed to be processed in a matter of months and is one of the few programs where your Education and Work Experience alone are enough to qualify you for the program.

Most programs in Canada require a third party, whether a relative or an employer to allow you process your application.

Since the regulation requires complete requirements when you apply, only those who plan ahead will qualify for the the program. If you want to have the chance get a slot and be given an immigrants visa for Canada under the Federal skilled worker program you have to start being involved in making yourself eligible and qualify for the program by acting right now!  

Moreover, since there is a quota for the number of applicants they will accept, there is an urgency to start readying your application right away. 

This goes the same with those who are planning to reapply their applications. If you already have most of the documents ready, please be reminded  that the FSW guidelines has preferred validity's for certain documents like NBI (3 months), Bank Draft (1 month), Pictures(recent photo), IELTS 2 years.

So it will be best to renew said documents within April or March of next year.

If you want to find out if you will qualify for the program send your information to us by clicking on the Online assessment button of this page. 

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Federal Skilled Trade Class- FSTC

>> Thursday, December 20, 2012

Effective January 2, 2013, the Canadian Government will start accepting application for the Federal Skilled Trade Class- FSTC, this is a spin off program from the Federal Skilled Workers application.  

The FSTC is for applicants who has work experience in Skilled or Trade occupations such as Welders, Carpenters, Pipe fitters, Electricians and the like. 

 The first requirement is for you to have an offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory to ensure that applicants are “job ready” upon arrival.

For applicants currently living outside of Canada, it might be easier to get a Certificate of Qualification,than finding an employer willing to give you an employment offer.  For reasons that will have a hard time to verify if your documents are in order.

And when you have a certificate of Qualification you might have the chance to get employment offers from Employers in Canada.

Thus, this Federal Skilled Trade Class program is highly dependent on getting your skills and experience recognized in Canada.

So, How will you be able to get a Certificate of Qualification?

First, you need to decide which province you want to settle in.  Once decided, find our how you will get your skills and experience certified.

To make it easy for you, just click the link below for each province's apprenticeship programs and details how to get Certificate of Qualifications:

Alberta -  Apprenticeship and Industry Training
British Columbia - Industry Training Authority
Manitoba -Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade
New Brunswick - Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor
Newfoundland and Labrador -  Apprenticeship & Trades Certification Division
Northwest Territories - Education, Culture and Employment
Nova Scotia - Apprenticeship Training Division
Nunavut - Training and Apprenticeship Opportunities
Ontario - Employment Ontario
Prince Edward Island -  Apprenticeship, Training, and Certification
Québec - Skills and Vocational Qualification
Saskatchewan - Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon  - Department of Education

By visiting the website of institutions with jurisdiction to your trade, you will have an idea how to process it.  But if you want to be guided, Canadian Immigration Consultancy can help you. 


Important note: 

To avoid confusion, the FSTC is different from the Federal Skilled Worker application that will be open to all Managerial-O, All Skilled and Trade, and all Professional Occupations.

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Canadian Opportunities - LIVE and WORK in CANADA!

>> Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Canadian Opportunities - LIVE and WORK in CANADA!

If you have been wanting to know how you can get the chance to Work or Immigrate to Canada, now is your chance!

Canadian Immigration Consultancy is holding its monthly Visa Party, here we discuss to you your Visa options for Canada, what you need to do to be Eligible to find a Job or even better Immigrate in Canada, what are the requirements process and cost.  How you can plan and overcome any problem that you will encounter in your application so that you can reach your goal.


You will also hear some of the Visa Grantees as they narrate how we made them successful in their application.

Date: December 01, 2012

Time: 2:00PM Venue: Bayview Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines


Click on the link to view map

Seminar Fee: P700 per person. 

Current Federal Skilled worker application is processed within 6 to 12 months!  

On a Limited Time offer from the Canadian Government! Only serious minded applicants will benefit from the program. 

Find out if you are qualified! Attend the Visa Party on December 1. 

Find the time time to learn your options or waste the opportunity of a lifetime. 

For reservations please click on the link: Online reservation

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Assessment Form December 1, 2012 Visa Party

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CIC Goes to San Jose province of Antique

>> Friday, November 23, 2012


Find out how you can Immigrate and Work in Canada! 

Learn your options, know what credentials you need to acquire to become successful in your application.  

Federal Skilled Workers program, a Permanent Resident Visa application, will open up on January 2013. 

This program is processed very fast. 

Only 6 to 12 months! 

Attend our Orientation Seminar to know what you need to do to take advantage of this program! 

You might be one of the lucky Filipino's who will get an immigrants Visa for Canada within 6 to 12 months! 

This program will be open to all Managers, All Skilled and Trade Workers and All Professional occupations! 

Date: November 25, 2012 
Time: 2:00PM Venue: CAP Center Building Address: San Jose, Antique 

Seminar Fee: P300 Single, P500 for couple

See you there! 

Interested applicants please reserve online sending a message to jaraneta@go2canada.com or text 09175415000

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How to find a Job in Canada - Provincial Seminar Schedules Month of October 2012

>> Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CANADA OPEN TO ALL!

All Managers * All Engineers *All Professionals or individuals with License to practice their professions* All Trade and Skilled occupations or Individuals with Vocational courses who works in line with their Education * All Information Technology related occupations * All Doctors * Accountants * All Supervisors * Nurses * Physical Therapists * Medical Technologists * Technical Sales Specialists * College Instructors * Social Workers * Administrative Officers * Purchasing Officers * Finance Managers * Chemists * Teachers * Boilogists *Secretaries Accountants*Bookkeepers*Architects * Dieticians * Librarians * Journalists * Writers * Electricians * Welders * Machinists and many more Occupations in the O-Magerial, A-Professional and B-Trade/Skilled Job Categories of Canada can apply for the program...  

We are coming to you! 

 To all residents of Malolos Bulacan and Lipa City, we are happy to inform you that we will be having seminars on: 

Seminar at Malolos
Date: October 13, 2012 
Time: 1:00PM 
Venue: Villa Reina Resort 
Address: Villa Reina Resort, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines Contact 
Contact Person: Jay Araneta 
Seminar Fee: P500-single and P700-married 

 For Seminar reservations, please click on link and fill out form. 

Seminar at Lipa City 
Date: October 27, 2012 
Time: 10:00AM 

Venue: Max's Lipa Address: Pres. Laurel Hi-way. Brgy. Sabang, Lipa, Batangas Seminar Fee: P500-single and P700-married 
Contact Person: Jay Araneta 
For Seminar reservations, please click on link and fill out form. 

Find out how you can live and work in Canada! 

We are also interested in Agents and Business Partners!

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Lipa Online Seminar Form

>> Monday, October 8, 2012

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Malolos Online Form

>> Sunday, October 7, 2012

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Teachers Wilbert and Candy Corpuz the untold story

>> Monday, September 24, 2012

Wilbert and Candy Corpuz were referred to me by clients whom I am fond of Mr. and Mrs. Divina and Jojit Tan who at that time already had their PR Visa for Canada.

When Teachers Candy and Wilbert visited the office to inquire about their chances for Canada in the middle of January 2011, they disclosed to me that they owned a school that catered to children with special needs.  

Both of them were hands on in managing their school, Teacher Candy was acting as Director of Saints and Angels, while Teacher Wilbert was responsible for making the programs, activities and assessment for the children's development.  At that time, Citizenship and Immigration Canada changed the list of priority occupations (June 26, 2010) to include Psychologists so it seemed like a timely decision for them because Sir Wilbert took the same course in college. In no time, knowing their opportunity they immediately signed a contract with us to help them process their application.

At first it would appear to be an easy enough case, but as it turned out this became one of the most challenging applications I have ever handled.  As the owners of the business, they can not certify their your work experience, so we had to look for professionals who can attest that Sir Wilbert really performs the duties of a Psychologist.  We agreed on is they will get Certifications from DEP ED, the Autism Society of the Phils, the Municipality where Sir Wilbert gave community counsellings for free, their church, the NBI where they were volunteers in helping abused women recover from their ordeal, etc., etc. 

I always tell Teacher Candy they are my favorite clients, and she would always say its not true, but I say so because of the persistence they dedicated for their application. 

After what proved to be a very grueling ordeal we submitted their application on June 9, 2011 to the Centralized Intake office in Sydney Nova Scotia.  And on October we received the assessment Results.... 

DISAPPROVED

Teacher Candy had an Uncle in Canada and CIO did not grant points for him, because they did not believe he still stays in Canada, moreover the officer was not sure if they were really related. So with eyes slightly swollen, Teacher Candy went to the office and we planned our next move.  Like the ideal client that they were they exceeded my exceptions where they were able to provide the documents I said we needed for the appeal we were planning, and more. On November 2011 we sent the appeal letter. Then we received an email from the Canadian Embassy that they are being reconsidered. After a few months of wait and continuous prayer, the Embassy once again sent another request for update this time their Proof of Funds were being questioned. 

For the third time, we met and discussed what needs to be done, by this time I knew that nothing can stop this particular application, I saw the dedication of my clients Wilbert and Candy, when they did give all the documents that I ask them to bring, you would not help but notice how organized they were when they submitted what was needed. 

When they got their Medical Notice last Feb. 2012, we were relieved. Then on April 19 2012 they got their passport request, and finally one faithful day after all the hurdles they have endured on May 11, 2012 they got their Visa. 

This lovely couple did not really have to go to Canada for themselves. The school they have left in the care of their sister is still thriving.  But they did it not for themselves but for the future of their children. Right now goodthings are happening to them because they fought for their right to get the Visa which will give their children better chances to have a better quality of life in the future.  Teacher Candy not only landed Jobs immediately after arriving in Canada, they are also enjoying their stay. Right now they are waiting for their children's arrival in Red Deer Alberta.  I can not help but mention that I do not know a lot of people who applies as a Teachers aid in Canada and end up having an Assistant Managers desk at the end of the Interview. Yes that is teacher Candy for you. 

I think it will not be long, at the rate they are going, having a Saints and Angels school in Canada is forthcomming... 


 Teacher Candys new job as assistant manager for a day care center am sure she misses her students in the Philippines.
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This can be your story too... If you learn how to appreciate your opportunities and act quick, not allowing the opportunity to pass you by, you too should have the life you dream about. If you fight for your right to have a better quality of life and not allowing yourself to make excuses not to apply, you too can have an Immigrants Visa for Canada. 

This January 2013 marks the start of processing for the new Federal Skilled Workers program.  If you want to go to Canada, you have to start your application right now. This is going to be their easiest program that they will implement. If you don't act now, you will surely regret it.

Give us a call or visit our office. 


Office Address
Canadian Immigration Consultancy
3rd Floor, Building F. SM North Edsa

Orientation Fee P500 per applicant

Contact Info:
Land Lines - 240 6500 loc. 8407, 8703
Mobile -  0917 541 5000
Email - jaraneta@go2canada.com

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Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Class - Apply while you still can

>> Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Unlike the previous Federal Skilled Worker Class FSWC programs in the past few years, the new FSWC program this coming January 2013 will no longer have limit on the number of applicants that will apply per occupation and will be processed very fast - 6 to 12 months.

Moreover, it will be open to all occupations in the National Occupations Classification categorized in O- Managerial, A- Professional, B- Trade and Skilled occupations.

What does this mean?  

It means that All Managers * All Engineers *All Professionals or individuals with License to practice their professions* All Trade and Skilled occupations or Individuals with Vocational courses who works in line with their Education * All Information Technology related occupations * All Doctors * Accountants * All Supervisors * Nurses * Physical Therapists * Medical Technologists * Technical Sales Specialists * College Instructors * Social Workers * Administrative Officers * Purchasing Officers * Finance Managers * Chemists * Teachers * Boilogists *Secretaries Accountants*Bookkeepers*Architects * Dieticians * Librarians * Journalists * Writers * Electricians * Welders * Machinists and many more Occupations in the O-Magerial, A-Professional and B-Trade/Skilled Job Categories of Canada can apply for the program...

If we compare this with the regulations that has been made operational since the FSWC processing became faster since last 2008, this will prove to be the easiest program that will be inacted.

So if you have plans of going to Canada, now is the time for you to apply. You should not delay starting your application.

Why?

This might be the last time that they will offer this program, historically when the program receives a lot of applicants a backlog happens and program is stopped to give way to a more strict and selective Canadian Immigration system.

The only way to be able to take advantage of this program is by completing your application package in advance and file right away after the FSWC program opens. If you don't you will miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity because there will still be an overall quota for the total number of applications they will accept in a year.

Being ready all the time is still the key. 

At the very least you have to have your credentials assessed if you qualify.

Send your information to us by clicking on the free online assessment or email your resume to your Career Adviser.

To know how your points are assessed you can click on:

Understanding the New FSW Points System for Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)

OR you can visit our office if you want us to give you an orientation.

Office Address
Canadian Immigration Consultancy
3rd Floor, Building F. SM North Edsa

Orientation Fee P500 per applicant

Contact Info:
Land Lines - 240 6500 loc. 8407, 8703

If you do not have the time to go to the office or currently working overseas or in the province you can send your details for On-line assessment by clicking the
Free On-line Assessment button.

This might be your last chance to get a Permanent Residents Visa for Canada.
I hope you know full well that you will NEVER Regret getting a per

Always remember this, you will never regret getting a Permanent residents Visa for Canada with all the benefits you will get from it like free health care for you and your family, Free education for your kids, free unemployment and disability income, allowances for your kids till they are age 18 – benefits that will give your family better financial security a stable and secure future BUT

You might live to regret the day when you realized that your life and that of your family might have been better if you got a Permanent Residents Visa, knowing full well that you have this chance right now.

The choice is your...

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January 2013 FSW IELTS Requirement

This coming January 2013, when the New Federal Skilled Worker Class program will open. The IELTS requirement that will be required to provide the clients proof for IELTS requirement will still be IELTS General Training Module.

 As proof here is the twitter reply of Citizenship and Immigration Canada's, Minister Jason Kenney, about the matter.  Click this link to read actual tweet LINK.

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CIC NEWS Hot off the press!

>> Thursday, August 23, 2012


This is a post from the twitter page of Minister Jason Kenny.  

I think we will be able to verify this within the next fey days. But one thing is for certain, you really have to start your application now! 

This is great news!

It means that those with work experience in Job Categories O-Managerial, A- Professional and B Trade and Skilled occupation will be eligible to apply! You should act now! 

Canadian regulations are known to change fast! 

Apply while you still can! 

It is still possible that despite that there are no limit in the number of applicants per occupation, that there will be an overall quota for the applications that they will receive in a given year. So you have to hurry! Start your application right now!

Have your qualifications assessed! 

Fill out the on-line assessment form right now! 

Or visit us in our office! Office Address Canadian Immigration Consultancy 3rd Floor, Building F. SM North Edsa 

Contact Info: Land Lines - 240 6500 loc. 8407, 8703

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Understanding the New FSW Points System for Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)

With the publication of the specific details of the proposed changes in Canada's FSW Points system in Canada Gazette*, applicants must make a move and start preparing to file their applications right now.

It looks like Citizenship and Immigration Canada is gearing up towards implementing the new regulations in the Federal Skilled Worker Class and start accepting applications as scheduled, which is on January 2013.

The lead time applicants have is best used to prepare for the requirements of the application for filling. Based on previous regulations, only those who are ready to file right away, are the ones who benefit from the fast and easy PR Visa application for Canada. "

Highlights of publication (New Points System in the Canada Gazette) In said publication Minister Jason Kenney (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) mentioned the following: 

- The Points system for the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) will be revised

Arranged Employment Opinion will be streamlined and strict procedures will be put in place to curb Fradulent Job Offers with these proposed changes in AEO, employers would be required to apply for a labour market opinion
(LMO) to HRSDC, whether it is in support of a temporary work permit application and/or a permanent residence
application

- A New dedicated skilled trades class (FSTC) will be created. Which will be applicable to NOC B occupational areas: Industrial, Electrical and Construction Trades; Maintenance and Equipment Operation Trades; Supervisors and Technical Occupations in Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production; Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities Supervisors and Central Control Operators; as well as Chefs and Cooks, and Bakers and Butchers. To qualify an applicant must have a valid job offer of up to 2 employers in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a provincial Apprenticeship Authority, take language proficiency test and meet minimum required scores, at least 2 years work experience in the declared occupation within the last 5 years and meet all other requirements for the occupation based on the National Occupations Classification NOC of Canada except licensing requirements because its hard to get it if applicant resides outside of Canada.   

- Modify the requirements of the Canadian Experience Class - CEC to make it easy for those who are already in Canada and has proven that they can easily succeed in Canada by requiring less work experience for applicants. CEC is only applicable to applicants who are already in Canada who are working or worked in NOC Categories O - Managerial, A - Professional and B Trade Skilled occupations in Canada.

Of the three PR Programs in Canada the Federal Skilled Worker Class - FSWC is the one who receives the most applicants, the following is the proposed Changes in the points System.

Language Factor
1. It is proposed that there will be a minimum language scoresto qualify for the program. It is set at Canadian Language Benchmark 7 (CLB 7) for all four abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing). It's equivalent to IELTS Score of 6. If applicant has points lower than 6 they would have to retake the IELTS Test again.

2. The number of points for the second official language (French) would be reduced from 8 points to 4 points. 3. Significantly increasing the maximum points awarded for fluency in one official language from 16 points to 24 points.

The computation would be as follows:

CLB 7 (IELTS score 6 in all areas) = 4 points

CLB 8  (IELTS score 6.5 for Reading, Writing and Speaking. Listening 7.5) = 5 points

CLB 9  (IELTS score of 7 for Reading, Writing and Speaking. Listening 8) = 6 points

Age Factor
The proposal is to favor younger applicants by awarding a maximum of 12 points for applicants aged 18 to 35 and a deduction of 1 point for every year after 35:

36 years old = 11 points
37 years old = 10 points
38 years old = 09 points
39 years old = 08 points
40 years old = 07 points
41 years old = 06 points
42 years old = 05 points
43 years old = 04 points
44 years old = 03 points
45 years old = 02 points
46 years old = 01 points
47 years old = 00 points

Work Experience Factor
Total points for work experience will be reduced from 21 to 15, work experience required to achieve full poitns will be increased from four years to six years.

1 year = 09 points
2-3 yeas = 11 points
4-5 yeas = 13 points
6 + yeas = 15 points

Adaptability Factor
Proposed changes in the adaptability criteria are as follows:

Maximum is 10 points.

10 points - PA Previous Work in Canada (min. 1 yr at NOC 0, A, B)
05 points - Previous study in Canada — PA
05 points - Previous study in Canada — accompanying spouse/partner
05 points - Previous work in Canada — accompanying spouse/partner
05 points - Arranged employment
05 points - Accompanying spouse/partner’s official language (CLB/NCLC 4) 05 points - Relative in Canada (18 years or over)

The proposed changes aims to emphasize factors that are shown to have positive impacts on an immigrant’s economic and social integration.

Spouse points of (3-5) no longer included in the adaptability points.

Education Factor
Education points would be awarded based on the equivalent Canadian educational credential and points would be awarded in recognition of the credential’s relevance in the Canadian standards.

Designated organizations would work on a case-by-case basis to authenticate credentials obtained in foreign jurisdictions and determine their equivalent value in Canada.

25 points - Doctoral level
23 points - Master’s level or professional degree
22 points - Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential

21 points - Three-year or longer post-secondary credential
19 points - Two-year post-secondary credential
15 points - One-year post-secondary credential
05 points - Secondary school

Without assessment from the organization designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you can't claim points for the education factor.

Pass mark would still be 67 points.

IMPORTANT: If you have a valid IELTS Examination Score but with score of lower than 6 in any of the four areas, it will no longer be valid. You must take schedule another examination. No word yet if the new requirement would now be the Academic Module although the current requirement in Canada's Operational Manual for PR VISA Overseas processing still says its General Training.

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Start your application right now or miss out on the opportunity to file and acquire an Immigrants Visa AGAIN!

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Office Address
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Federal Self Employed Class Canada

>> Thursday, August 9, 2012

Federal Self-Employed Class is probably one of the most, if not the most, unpopular immigration of Canada. Like the Federal Skilled Workers Program, it accepts only a limited number of application annually. This program is targeted to those with experience in farm management and self-employment in cultural activities or athletics.  

If you are an athlete an author, a recording artist, an actor, a farm owner, etc; within 21 to 49 years old a and a college graduate you can qualify easily. 

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. 

Federal Self-Employed Class applications are being assessed using the 5 Selection Criteria Points System.  An application will be assessed based on Education, Experience, Age, Language Proficiency and Adaptability.

Interested? 


This program is on a limited time offer only you have to act fast. 

Send your resume for assessment to jaraneta@go2canada.com using Self-Employed Class as the subject.

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Bill C-38 is now a law (June 29, 2012) | Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

>> Friday, July 20, 2012

Applications filed before February 27, 2008 will be returned and filing fees refunded.

 As was mentioned in the "Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act" (Bill C-38) which was made into a law last June 29, 2012. 

The bill contains amendment to Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to include Section 87.4 abolishing all Federal Skilled Worker applications filed before February 27, 2008 which has not received a positive selection decision before March 29, 2012.

But there might still hope.

The amendments contained in section 87.4 of the IRPA terminating FSW applications are subject to litigation. The result of that litigation could affect how the terminated FSW applications are handled in the future.

Further information will be provided as the litigation progresses.

Read more about the Operational Bulletin 442 to understand how this may affect you, click here.

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Orientation seminar in Malolos Bulacan this Sat! July 21, 2012

>> Thursday, July 19, 2012

We will be holding a provincial seminar at Malolos Bulacan this Saturday.  

Seminar is for Canadian Immigration Opportunities. 

Here are the details.

Venue:

Villa Reyna Resort Catmon Malolos City Bulacan


Time:

2:00pm

For advanced reservation you may call Ms. Ma. Neil L. Panganiban cel. number 0916 - 757 4968 or 0922 310 5886 Or you can just go to the venue before 2pm and look for Ms. Neil or Mr. Jay Araneta

Seminar fee is at P300 per attendee

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Getting ready for January 2013 and other PR Visa options

>> Tuesday, July 17, 2012

While applicants wait for the new set of regulations for the Federal Skilled Worker program - FSW which will be published on January 2013, it is strongly recommended that they ready their requirements for filing before the immigration office starts accepting new applications.

Clients must have all their documentary requirements at hand so that they can file their applications right away.

There will still be a Quota or limit on the number of applications that will be received so whoever files first will get better chances of getting a Visa. 

More so that there are a lot of expected changes in the new FSW applications tagged as the Ministerial Instructions number 5. 

Proposed changes for Federal Skilled Worker applications (click on the link to read about changes)

Proposed Implementation of Credentials assessment for Regulated professions. 


The six months pause implemented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada must be used by applicants wisely.  This should be used to prepare their applications ready for filling in advance for reasons that the FSW program will still have a time limit in sending ones application as well as a quota set per eligible list. 

Applicants must strive to plan ahead and secure whatever is needed to be able to file to take advantage of the 6 to 12 months processing. 
  
There are still other programs where an applicant can apply to become a Permanent Resident of Canada at present.  Which includes but not limited to  getting a full time and permanent Job Offer from a Canadian Employer and apply for an Arranged Employment offer or a Labor Market Opinion. 

The Provincial Nominee Programs - Since each province has its own PNP program its expected that the streams available per program is different from another province amongst the existing Provincial Nominee Programs the following are the easiest to apply to: 


Nova Scotia Nominee Program - NSNP 

Under the  Community Identified Stream

Step 1: Contact a Mandated Community Identified Organization

As a requirement you must obtain a Letter of Identification from a mandated organization prior to submitting an application


Step 2: Submit application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Complete application package and submit to the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration for nomination

Step 3: Submit application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a Permanent Resident Visa

send your application to the CIC Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

This NSNP does not have a list of eligible occupation but will only accept applications from individuals with work experience in NOC Job Categories O - Managerial, A-Professionals, B-trade and skilled (first three categories are priority) and C - Low Skilled.

Applicants in regulated professions will still be required to secure Credentials Assessment.



Priority List | Quebec Skilled Worker Program for the year 2012-2013 - a good option for Nurses please click on the link to read more

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program - Two friends residing at Manitoba as a Permanent Resident or Citizen can nominate you become a permanent Resident in Manitoba.

Although all of these options; and the others currently offered all documentary requirements to be ready at the beginning of the application which means the first requirement you have to comply must be to start with your application right away!

Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options

So start your application today! Do not delay otherwise you will miss the opportunity! 


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Priority List | Quebec Skilled Worker Program for the year 2012-2013

>> Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Even though the Federal Skilled Workers program is currently on pause there are still other program available to allow you to immigrate to Canada. As mention in my other post, Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options, you cal still immigrate to Canada.  

One of alternative is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. 

The following is a list for your reference, if your education is listed below with the necessary number required years to finish the course and you have at least one year related work experience, you may have a chance to immigrate to Quebec!

Quebec Skilled Worker Program Priority List we will process for the year 2012-2013 

GROUP 1 : ( 16 points)

Technical college

    Avionics (finished 3 years diploma course)
    Aircraft Construction Techniques (3 years diploma course)

Secondary professional

    Retail Butchery (1 year diploma course)
    Installation of cables and circuits (1 year diploma course)
    Structural Assembly (975 hours / 1 year diploma course)
    Mechanical Assembly (1185 hours / 1.5 years diploma course)
    Precision Machining (1800 hours / 2 years)


GROUP 1 : (12 points)

University

    Biochemistry (Bach (Bachelors degree). - 3 years) Chemistry (Bach. - 3 years)
    Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautics Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
    Probability and Statistics (Bach. - 3 years) 
    Nursing (Bach. - 3 years)

 Technical college

    Council Insurance and Financial Services (3 years)
    Business Management (3 years) 
    Nursing (3 years)
    Chemical Engineering Technology (3 years)
    Laboratory Techniques (3 years)
    Chemical Process Technology (3 years)
    Processing techniques for composite materials (3 years)
    Techniques of Plastics Processing (3 years)
    Pharmaceutical Production Technology (3 years)
    Nuclear Medicine Technology (3 years)
    Radio diagnostic technology (3 years) 
    Radiation Oncology Technology (3 years)
    Process Technology and Food Quality (3 years)
    Civil Engineering Technology (3 years)

Vocational secondary school

    Dental Assistance (2 years)
    Pharmacy Technical Assistance (1.5 years)
    Masonry: Bricklaying (1 year)
    Manufacture of metal structures and fabricated metals (1.5 years)
    Sheet metal work (2 years)
    Implementation of composite materials (1 year)
    Plumbing and Heating (2 years)
    Welding and Fitting (2 years)
    Precision Sheet Metal (1.5 years)


*GROUP 2: (6 points)

University

    Actuarial (Bach. - 3 years) 
    Business Administration (Bach. - 3 years)
    Accounting and Accounting Science (Bach. - 3 years) 
    Diet and Nutrition (Bach. - 3.5 years)
    Training of Special Education Teachers (remedial education) (Bach. - 4 years)
    Food Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
    Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
    Chemical Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
    Civil engineering, construction and transport (Bach. - 4 years)
    Computer Engineering and construction of computers (Bach. - 4 years)
    Mechanical Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
    Geodesy (surveying) (Bach. - 4 years)
    Personnel Management (Bach. - 3 years)
    Management and Business Administration (Bach. - 3 years)
    Mathematics (Bach. - 3 years)
    Microbiology (Bach. - 3 years)
    Computer science (Bach. - 3 years)
    Science and Food Technology (Bach. - 4 years)
    Social Service (Bach. - 3 years)
    Translation (Bach. - 3 years)

Technical College

    Exploitation (3 years)
    Applied geology (3 years)
    Management of a catering establishment (3 years)
    Mineralogy (3 years)
    3D Animation and Computer Graphics (3 years)
    Office System Technology (3 years)
    Technical accounting and management (3 years)
    Mechanical Engineering Technology (3 years)
    Techniques transport logistics (3 years)
    Computer Science Technology (3 years)
    Technical Aircraft Maintenance (3 years)
    Physical Rehabilitation Techniques (3 years)
    Animal Health Techniques (3 years)
    Social Service Worker (3 years)
    Techniques for Early Childhood Education (3 years)
    Special Education techniques (3 years)
    Respiratory Therapy Techniques (3 years)
    Multimedia Integration Techniques(3 years)
    Technical and Adult Correctional Intervention (3 years)
    Orthotic and Orthopedic Prosthesis Techniques(3 years)
    Techniques of Furniture and Cabinetmaking (3 years)
    Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (3 years)
    Geomatics Technology (3 years)
    Technology Building Systems (3 years)
    Architectural Technology (3 years)
    Technology assessment and evaluation in building (3 years)
    Industrial Maintenance Technology (3 years)

Vocational secondary school

    Surveying and Topography (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Home Care support ( 975 hours / 1 year)
    Insulation (900 hours / 1 year)
    Bodywork ( 1590 hours / 2 years)
    Carpentry (1350 hours / 1.5 years) 
    Accounting (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
    Conduct construction equipment (1095 hours / 1.5 years)
    Set-up and molding machines (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
    Cooking (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
    Commercial Drafting (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Drafting (1800 hours / 2 years) 
    Cabinetmaking (1650 hours / 2 years)
    Ore Extraction (930 hours / 1 year)
    Installation and maintenance of security systems (1485 hours / 2 years)
    Installation and repair of telecommunication equipment ( 1800 hours / 2     years)
    Agricultural Mechanics (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Mechanical Service (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Stationary Machine Mechanics (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Mechanical protection against fire (900 hours / 1 year)
    Mechanical Heavy Road (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Mechanical construction equipment (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Industrial Construction and Maintenance (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Modeling (1500 hours / 2 years)
    Assembly and installation of glass products (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
    Operation of production equipment (900 hours / 1 year)
    Pastry (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
    Residential Painting (900 hours / 1 year)
    Flexible Pavement Installation (900 hours / 1 year)
    Preparing and Finishing Concrete (900 hours / 1 year)
    Refrigeration (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Upholstering (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
    Health, Assistance and Nursing (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Food and Beverage Services (960 hours / 1 year)
    Computer Support (1800 hours / 2 years)
    Sale of Fishery Products (900 hours / 1 year)

* For those listed under Group 2, you need to take French Language Test and get a high score to be eligible. 

If your occupation and education is on the list shown above and you are interested, please fill out the form.

Your application will be processed under Mrs. Nora Bouhali, President of Vivre Ô Canada Immigration  is a Certified Immigration Consultant by Government of Quebec (#11376), to be coordinate through her exclusive representative in the Philippines,  PIA Corp for the convenience of the clients

Source of post is from gatewaytocanada.com

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Temporary Pause FSW applications

>> Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Last June 28, 2012 when Citizenship and Immigration Canada published that there will be a pause on the release of the the new regulations of the Federal Skilled Workers program- MI 5, a lot of people who were getting ready to file for July 1 were dismayed. 


But this is really more of a blessing than what most people think. There will be changes in the regulation, if it was published last July 1, most of those who tried to file will still not make it. 


So those of you who have tried, be happy that you are now in the position to concentrate your efforts in other areas that will make your application successful.

For now, make sure that you have redeposited the demand drafts or cancelled the fee payment forms that you prepared for the filing of your application.

New applications under the Federal Skilled Workers program (without Arranged Employment) will be accepted starting January 2013. 

Those who has not started with their application still has the time to try and file their applications on the new date set - January 2013.  

The following are the changes in the Regulation of Federal Skilled Workers program that we should prepare and plan for:

New Points System for Federal Skilled Workers program
Most of the proposed changes in the regulation of the Federal skilled Workers program that will be implemented on January 2013, will help Trades or Skilled workers immigrate to Canada, it will also give more consideration on younger applicants as well as adjust the Language proficiency requirements to match the level or degree needed per profession.  Which means Trades people may have lowered English proficiency requirements than Professionals.

For this coming regulation, the ideal age would be between 21-35 years old.  Applicants within the age bracket between 36-49 years will no longer be awarded the maximum points for the Age factor.  The maximum points to be gained from IELTS Examination results would be increased from 16 points to 20 points.  The maximum points for Work Experience factor will be reduced from 21 points to 15 points.

To get better chances in passing the assessment you should consider doing the following:

Get better IELTS Scores. Getting at least 6.5 in any of the 4 areas in the exam - Reading, Writing, Speaking and listening; will put you in a much better position to be successful in your application. The good news is, your skills in english will improve with practice.  So that more you review the better you will get. Most of the time the difficulty in passing the IELTS exam is in the manner by which the exam is given. Especially if you are not a Skilled or Trades person who can afford to get lower IELTS Scores. Spouses might also be required to take the IELTS exam.  At the very least you should consider reviewing for the IELTS Exam.




Take French Language Evaluation Test.  This will give you additional points which will help you meet the passmark, especially if you belong to the age bracket of 36-49 years old. But do it only if you want to learn this language seriously, if you are not sure then do not do it. 

For information on how to take the French Language Evaluation Test, please check: TEF: Test d’évaluation de français | TEF in the Philippines. 



or French language, you can get a maximum of 8 points. To get that, you need to take the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) or French language evaluation test.

For information on how take the TEF in the Philippines:

Alliance Française de Cebu
Q.C. Pavilion
Gorordo Ave.
Cebu City
Philippines
Tel + 63 32 232 1311
Fax + 63 32 232 1311
Site http://www.lesamisdelafrance.ph

Alliance Française de Manille
209, Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo St.)
Bel Air II, Makati City
1209 Makati City Metro Manilla
Philippines
Tel 632 895 77 57
Fax 632 899 36 54
Site http://www.alliance.ph


For professional applicants take the Credentials Assessment
In the previous publications of Citizenship and immigration Canada, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney,himself emphasised the important of credentials assessment in the processing of Permanent Resident Visas in the Federal Skilled worker program.  Credentials assessment is required to determine and applicants readiness in taking the board exam for his or her profession so that you will be allowed to practice said profession.

This is one aspect of the change that I considered - the pause or postponement of the release of the new regulation of the FSW a blessing.  If it were published last July 1 and credentials assessment was part of the criteria, not only will most professional not be able to apply most of them will not be ready for this requirement. Since the license in Canada does not go on a National Level, you would have to choose the province you want to reside in and have your credentials assessed in that province. Since it is highly likely that this will become part of the process, I recommend that you have your credentials assessed while waiting for January 2013. This will give you time to choose another province if you did not pass the first one.

For those who are interested to get their credentials assessed, check out Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) for more information. 

Click on the following link:

Using the Foreign Credentials Referral Office website


At present the regulations keeps on changing, and so should you. 

The key in getting a Permanent Resident Visa for Canada is still planning your application ahead of time, preparing your documentary requirements ahead of time.

The great thing about this is, most of the generic requirements in the Federal skilled Worker programs is the same as in the other Permanent Resident programs in Canada. So if you prepare your requirements ahead of time you are also opening up yourself for the other opportunities as well. 


Other Permanent Resident Visa programs

The Federal Skilled Worker might be in currently in a pause but there are still other programs available or are open depending on your circumstances.

Programs and application processes continuously change in Canada, the best thing that you should do to make sure that you will not miss your chance is to ready your requirements ahead of time.

There are relatively easier applications in the Provincial Nominee Programs that might be applicable to you for instance, the province of Manitoba would have an application stream which allows two friends who has stayed in the province of Manitoba for at least 1 year to nominate friends outside of Canada in becoming a Permanent Resident in the province of Manitoba.  Or Quebec and Nova Scotia have programs that are more easy to qualify at than most of the participating provinces.

But if you do not start with your application now; Start readying your documentary requirements, you will never have the chance of immigrating.

For the other available programs please click on the following link to read your other Visa options: 



Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options

Pre-February 27, 2008 FSW Applicants
The proposed legislation aiming to close the files of FSW applicants who applied before February 27, 2008, and for whom an immigration officer has not made a decision based on selection criteria by March 29, 2012 is not yet approved.

The temporary pause on new FSW applications does not necessarily mean that Citizenship and Immigration Canada will start to process Pre-February 27, 2008 FSW Applicants again.  It will be great if they would. Unfortunately, we will just have to wait for now. Please read: Options for Pre-February 27, 2008 FSW Applicants.

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Ministerial Instructions MI-5: Temporary pause FWS applications

>> Friday, June 29, 2012

Minister Kenney Hits the Reset Button: Sets the Foundation for New, Faster, More Flexible Immigration System  Read from the source.


The media release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, states that effective July 1st, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will postpone the processing on new applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP)

New applications will be accepted in January 2013 in time with the implementation of the new changes in the points system and other improvements in Canada's immigration program, instead of the original intention of releasing the new list of eligible occupations on July 1. 

This is good news for those who are not yet ready! You have been given a new chance to get ready to apply, a breather if you will. Assess and evaluate this chance being given to you well, will you still let this slip it away your grasp?  Again?

This will buy applicants more time in getting good IELTS Exam result, documents preparation and credentials assessment. 

 For those who have tried to be ready for July 1, do not be sad it will give you time to focus your time on the changes that will come. 

 Like the proposed credentials assessment

You are already ahead of those who still have not started their applications. The intention of Canada is to make sure that newly landed immigrants will be able to bring their opportunities to its full potentials. You can read about the changes and the credentials assessment by clicking on the following links: 


Proposed Changes on Canada FSW points system - what you should do


Using the Foreign Credentials Referral Office website

Other FSW applications, like the Provincial Nominee Programs, Canadian Experience Class, the Arranged employment Opinion will still be processed

Read about your other options by clicking on this link:

Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options

The full Ministerial Instruction 5 (MI5) will be posted in the Canada Gazette tomorrow, subscribe to this blog to be updated with the lasted news! 

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For first time work experience in Canada

>> Sunday, June 24, 2012


For our Kababayans who just landed in Ontario, Canada needing to have their first Canadian working experience can contact / text me at +647-230-3973 (mobile) or email me at rolliejcruz@hotmail.com.  

FREE OF CHARGE and as a source of free information, I might be able to help our kababayans better understand Canadian financial system in addition to the information provided to them by their relatives and friends. In this manner, new immigrants will have many options to choose from and be able to save on their precious dollars while they are trying to find permanent job and establish themselves in Canada. 

 As a new immigrant who spent more than 20 years of my career in finance in the Philippines, I witness that many of the Pinoys here are paying so much on services that they can get inexpensively only if they have better understanding of the Canadian systems. 

 ROLLIE CRUZ

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Orientation seminar in Malolos Bulacan this Sat! June 23, 2012

>> Thursday, June 21, 2012

We will be holding a provincial seminar at Malolos Bulacan this Saturday.

Seminar is for Canadian Immigration Opportunities.

Here are the details.

Venue: 

Villa Reyna Resort Catmon Malolos City Bulacan 



Site map courtesy of www.bulacanresorts.com.ph


Time: 

3:00pm 

For advanced reservation you may call Ms. Ma. Neil L. Panganiban cel. number 0916 - 757 4968 or 0922 310 5886 Or you can just go to the venue before 3pm and look for Ms. Neil or Mr. Jay Araneta 

Seminar fee is at P300 per attendee
 

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Using the Foreign Credentials Referral Office website

A while back I wrote a post about the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO.

Seems like individuals who wants to immigrate in Canada needs to visit this site again, since credentials assessment may form part of the Permanent Resident Visa application in the near future, to read full article click this link from the Source Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive

Other than their proposed changes which was enumerated in my post;

Proposed Changes on Canada FSW points system - what you should do

Credentials assessment may form part of the Federal Skilled workers application process, this was mention in the publications of Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently. 

Credentials assessment is a step in taking the licensure examination in Canada. 

Like anywhere in the world, individuals in regulated professions must take a board exam or licensure  exam and pass it, so that they will be allowed to practice their professions in Canada. 

Before you take the exam, an applicant must have their education and work experience assessed at the regulatory body of their profession in the province they wish to reside.  In Canada you can only practice your profession in the province where you are licensed.

The instructions and requirements in getting your credentials assessed is different per province, to find out the specifics you have to go to the website of the regulatory body in the province you want to live in. 

When you go to the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO website look at the upper right corner of the site you will see the Occupational facts click on the arrow choose your profession, after submitting look for the regulatory body in the province you wish to reside. 

Here is the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO website: 

http://www.credentials.gc.ca/index.asp

If you can not find the information for your profession please click on the following link:

Canada Information Centre for International Credentials


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Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options

>> Tuesday, June 12, 2012

There are several options for you to become a Permanent Resident in Canada.
 
As a Permanent Resident you will already receive various social benefits offered by Canada such as Free Health Care, Free Education for your children from Elem to High school, student loans for your college when they reach college, Monthly allowances for your children until they reach 18 years old, Unemployment and Disability income, etc...

You also have the option to become a Citizen of Canada if you chose to.

But you need to get your documentary requirements ready ahead of time so that when you have the opportunity to file your application right away!
 
This is important to take note, most of the programs available to apply for a Permanent Residents Visa have the same set of documentary requirements meaning getting your documentary requirements ready ahead of time means you are giving yourself more chance to apply for a PR Visa for Canada.

Not readying them on the other hand means you will miss out on each opportunity as they come. PR programs in Canada constantly changes, some have Quotas, some have application timelines, if you delay starting to plan your application ahead of time, those who are more serious with their application who are doing their best to complete the requirements will take your slot.

This post aims to inform you what the available Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options are.

Federal Skilled Worker - FSW 

Application Under this program applicants are assessed based on a particular criteria. Those who apply are required to prove that they will become economically established in Canada based on their Education and Work experience. 

For your application to be eligible for processing, you must: 

1. have a valid offer of arranged employment - Arranged Employment Offer -AEO from a Canadian Employer confirmed by Human Resources and Social Development Canada - HRSDC. Job Offer must be permanent and full time and be in occupations O - Managerial, A - Professiona, B - Skilled or trade occupations. 

OR 
 
2. have one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in the list one of the Eligible - Priority Occupations Said Priority occupations are published every July 1 and will be processed until June 30 of the following year. Like all the other Permanent Resident Programs in Canada, applying via the list of Eligible occupations requires you to have your complete set of documentary requirements at the beggining of the application. 

Moreover, the program has a limit or quota on the number of occupations that they will accept. What the next list will be will be dependent on the current needs of the economy of Canada. 

Due to said requirements, applicants must ready their application requirements ahead of time to be able to apply for the program. This is how the game is played right now and you have to play within the rules or regulation of the application. Delaying planning and starting with your application will mean you will not be able to file this year and the year after that and the year after that... 

OR 

3. be an international student enrolled in a PhD program in Canada (or graduated from a Canadian PhD program within the past 12 months).

CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS 

If you are a temporary foreign worker with at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada, or a foreign graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution with at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada you can for your Permanent Residents Visa under the Canadian Experience class. 

Skilled work experience pertains to NOC Job Categories O - Managerial, A- Professional and B - Technical and Skilled Occupations. You may apply while you are working in Canada or within 1 year after you left Canada. 

ENTREPRENEURS AND SELF EMPLOYED PERSONS 

The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to who will bring their expertise to Canada and aim to make a profitable business endeavor. Business immigrants are expected to make a C$800,000 investment or to own and manage businesses in Canada, and must meet certain experience and/or net worth criteria. 

Investors 

To be an Investor and become a Permanent Resident in Canada you must 

* show that you have business experience 

* have a minimum net worth of C$1,600,000 that was obtained legally and 

* make a C$800,000 investment. Note: 

The Federal Immigrant Investor Program is now closed as 700 complete applications have been received at the Centralized Intake Office. 

This new annual cap was introduced through ministerial instructions, which came into force on July 1, 2011. 

The cap will reset on July 1, 2012, unless otherwise indicated in a future ministerial instruction. The cap does not apply to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. 

Entrepreneurs The Entrepreneur 

Program seeks to attract experienced business persons who will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that contribute to the economy and create jobs. 

Note: CIC has temporarily stopped accepting applications for the federal entrepreneur program. Only applications received before July 1, 2011, will be processed. 

This suspension will continue until further notice. 

Self-employed persons 

The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to attract applicants who intend and are able to become self-employed in Canada. 

Self-employed persons must have either: 

* relevant experience that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada or 

* experience in farm management and the intention and ability to purchase and manage a farm in Canada. 

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM 

There are currently 11 Canadian provinces who are participating in the Provincial Nominee program. Under this program, applicants with the desired work experience and education can be nominated to become a permanent Resident of Canada. 

 Since each participating province has different requirements, who can nominate an applicant, will depend on which province you want to apply to. If the province approves your nomination, you can apply to become a permanent resident in Canada. 


Clicking on the following links will give you an idea about the different programs in each province.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - AINP

MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM - NLPNP

Opportunities Ontario PNP

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

British Columbia PNP

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia Nominee Program -NSNP

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program - PEI

Yukon Nominee Program - YNP

Northwest Territories - NWT Nominee Program

If you want to have be assessed to find out if you have the qualifications to apply as well as know which program is appropriate for you, click on the free assessment button of this page. 

If you are an existing client of CIC still contemplating when you should start, you have to decide right now while you still have the chance to apply.

You can also subscribe to this blog to get updates on Canada  Visa opportunities or give us a call. 

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - AINP

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - AINP 

The AINP is an immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Human Services in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The AINP is a permanent resident application, those who will be issued nomination certificates will not be issued Temporary residents work Visa, nor can this document be used to extend existing work permits.  

The AINP has different streams namely: 

Skilled worker or Alberta employer 

This are for foreign workers who has a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B) or for Alberta employers who wants to retain a skilled foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis. 

International graduate or Alberta employer 

Individuals who graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B) OR You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain an international graduate on a permanent, full-time basis 

Semi-skilled worker or Alberta employer You are a foreign worker and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation (NOC C or D). 

OR You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain an eligible semi-skilled foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis. 

Please note: only select occupations from the following industries are eligible: Food and beverage processing industry Hotel and lodging industry: + Food and beverage servers and room attendants + Front desk agent/clerk Manufacturing industry Long-Haul Trucking industry Foodservices industry (pilot project)

Tradesperson 

You are a tradesperson who has an Alberta Qualification Certificate in a Compulsory or Optional Trade. 

Engineer

You are an engineer, designer or drafter with Alberta work experience. 

Farmer 

You are a farmer who wants to come to Alberta to establish or purchase a farming business.

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MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

MANITOBA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

One of the most popular nominee program in Canada. As it helps applicants successfully immigrate to the province of Manitoba.

To qualify, applicants must meet the criteria in of the assessment streams:  

Priority streams 

Employer Direct Stream 

To qualify you would need a valid work permit for full time employment in Manitoba Canada, must have worked for a Canadian employer for at least six months and have a long term full time employment from same Canadian employer. 

International Studen

If you have a post graduation work permit after receiving a post secondary education in Manitoba, a long term full time job offer from a Canadian employer you have been working for at least six months, you can apply under this program. 

Close Family Stream 

For individuals who has a close relative in Canada who meet the criteria of the Family Support Stream (Siblings, Aunt or Uncle, First cousin, Nephew or niece that is of legal age, grandparents) who is willing to sign an affidavit of support, and has at least 1 year stay at Manitoba as a Permanent Resident or Citizen.

General Stream 

 You will qualify under the General Stream if you have a close relative in Canada or have two friends who has stayed in Canada for at least 1 year as a PR or Citizen and is willing to sign the Manitoba affidavit of support or completed education in Manitoba or legally worked in Manitoba for at least 6 months. 

Manitoba Strategic Initiative 

 This stream is by invitation only. You can apply if you have participated in an exploratory visit in Manitoba and have been interviewed by an MPNP officer and invited to apply or interviewed and invited to apply by an MPNP officer as part of the targeted overseas promotional initiative.

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THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM - NLPNP

THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM - NLPNP 

Allows a faster option to immigrate in Canada by nominating certain individuals that meet their provincially established criterias.

There are four access to be considered for this program.  

International Graduate 

If you graduated from an eligible publicly funded Canadian college or university, completed a minimum of a two-year diploma or degree program, Have a full-time job offer in your field of study, applied to the NLPNP within two years after receiving your degree, with valid work permit to work in Canada, an demonstrate sufficient English or French language capability then you can apply in this stream. 

Skilled Worker 

This stream are for those who has a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, working legally in Canada, Can demonstrate that you have sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully settle in Newfoundland and Labrador, and meet English or French language requirement. 

Family connections 

PLEASE NOTE: The Family Connections category of the NLPNP is discontinued as of May 1, 2012. The Skilled Worker Category will be revised to accommodate some applications that would have previously been considered under the Family Connections Category. Any application received on or after May 1, 2012 will be returned. When the new criteria are available we invite you to re-apply. Please monitor the NLPNP website for an updates

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Opportunities Ontario PNP

Opportunities Ontario  Provincial Nominee program has the following streams:

Employers, Foreign Workers and International Students 

If you are an employer who is having a difficult time looking for employees to fill in your vacancy; a skilled worker or an international graduate in Canada, you can take advantage of the Ontario Provincial Nominee program. 

Basically an employer first has apply for approval of the positions they intend to fill. If the positions are approved, employers then recruit individuals who must apply to Opportunities Ontario for a nomination. 

Eligible individuals are nominated, along with their dependants, for permanent resident status. International students or Foreign Workers recruited can then apply to be nominated. 

Masters graduates and PHD graduates 

If you finished either a Masters Degree or PHD degree in Ontario, you can apply to be nominated as a Permanent Resident in Opportunities Ontario. 

Investors 

If you are a company who wants to invest at least $3,000,000 in Ontario Canada, certain key personnel who will manage the new investment in Ontario can be nominated to becomes permanent residents if they meet certain criteria requirements, as long as investment will create at least 5 full time and permanent positions for existing Permanent Residents or citizens currently residing in Ontario.

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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Skilled Workers

This stream is for Skilled workers who gets a full time and Permanent Job offer from a Saskatchewan employer who is either residing outside of Canada or those with current work permit.

Your job offer must be in Job Categories O, A and B or designated trades, click on the link to view list of Designated trades in Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program.  

Entrepreneurs 

If you are looking at Investing at Saskatchewan and meet the following requirements you and your family can be nominated to become permanent residents under the SINP Enterpreneurs program: 1.A minimum net worth of $300,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD) that can be verified. 2.Accumulation of net worth through legal means, which can be verified. 3.Minimum three years entrepreneurial or relevant business management experience. 4.Intent to reside and actively invest in Saskatchewan, which is evaluated using the Intent Grading Grid. When nominated you will be expected to: 1.Have a minimum active investment of $150,000 CAD in the Province of Saskatchewan. 

If you own less than 1/3 of the business, then your total investment must be worth at least $1 million CAD; 2. Be involved in the day-to-day management of your business; and 3. Make a $75,000 Good Faith Deposit. If you meet certain conditions, you may apply for your Good Faith Deposit to be returned. 

Family Referral 

This stream is for applicants who has a first degree relative in Saskatchewan who has stayed either as a Permanent Resident or Citizen in the province for at least 1 year. 

Moreover, you should get a full time and permanent Job offer from a Canadian Employer in occupation category A- Professional or B-Trades of skilled. 

Farm Owners / Operators 

This category is for individuals with proven experience in farming, substantial capital available to invest in a farming operation, and who intend to purchase and operate a farming operation in Saskatchewan. 

Health Professions This category allows internationally-trained health professionals, who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a temporary work permit, to apply for permanent residency status under the SINP. 

It is divided into three sub-categories: * Physicians * Nurses * Other Health Professions 

Hospitality Sector Pilot Project 

Under the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project, the SINP can nominate foreign workers that are currently working in Saskatchewan in one of the following categories: * Food/Beverage Server * Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper * Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff Long Haul Truck Drivers 

This category allows Saskatchewan trucking firms to bring workers to the province for occupations requiring a high school diploma or on-the-job training under Service Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker policy. 

Students 

This category allows students who have graduated from a recognized, post-secondary educational institution in Canada to apply for landed immigrant status under the SINP. 

It is divided into two sub-categories: * Post-Graduate Work Permit Stream * Master’s and PHD Graduate Stream

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