In an effort to accelerate the post-pandemic economic recovery, the Canadian government has announced plans to bring in more than 1.2 million immigrants over the next three years.
Many people will want to avail of this opportunity but most do not have enough assorted knowledge regarding the immigration visa of Canada. So there are certain questions that loom over this process, such as how to apply, and what is required for Canada's immigration visa.
Canada's immigration is not straightforward. In order to successfully apply and get accepted for Canada immigration, there are several steps one has to take. The phase can also take several months and, in several situations, a few years. But if you know what choices are open, you can increase the effectiveness of your improvements and prevent frustrations, and delays.
There are five options for migration in Canada in 2020:
1. Express Entry Program
Canada's Express Entry (EE) system, launched in January 2015, was designed to allow Canada to meet its future labour market needs in order to sustain long-term economic growth.
The system was implemented by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and in many of the Federal Economic Immigration systems, it is used to pick applicants for immigration to Canada.
Candidates who wish to apply for immigration are expected to do so across the system through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
It is seen as a flagship program offering a fast-track path to Canadian immigration as the key driver of economic migration to Canada.
2. Family Class Sponsorship
A hallmark of Canada's immigration policy remains Family Reunification. On a permanent basis, families in Canada will sponsor their relatives to move to Canada. The sponsor will have to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in order to apply to sponsor your relative.
There are many classifications that will help loved ones reconnect. The Class of Spousal and Family Sponsorship means one will be able to apply to be a sponsor for their parents and grandparents, dependent kids, spouses, and common-law partners.
3. LMIA Work Visa
Many Canadian immigration applicants first get Canadian work offers, apply for a job visa, and then immigrate to Canada on that basis. The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requires securing a Canadian job offer, making the Canadian employer apply for an LMIA through Service Canada and then, after the LMIA is accepted, the applicant applying for the work permit.
4. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
A crucial aspect of Canada's immigration policy is the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), with more than 200,000 individuals projected to receive permanent Canadian residency through a Provincial Nominee Program between 2020 and 2022.
The federal government has steadily increased the annual allocations of the provinces for their respective PNPs over recent years, reflecting the growing importance of these programs within the overall Canadian immigration landscape.
Canadian provinces have developed their own immigration systems, such as Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and others, which also contribute to a quick-track process. The PNP classification, however, usually allows applicants to live in the relevant provinces after arriving in Canada. In addition, in order to apply, most PNPs need a job offer from a Canadian employer.
5. Canadian Investor Immigration
The Investor Category is intended for individuals of high net worth who have owned or run companies overseas. They contribute to the overall growth and development of Canada by encouraging experienced business people to invest in the Canadian economy.
In Canada, two investor initiatives are largely in place: the Federal Investor Program and the Quebec program. Both programs are very similar and require applicants to have a high net worth and to make a substantial investment over a duration of 5 years in an eligible investment fund. Immigrant investors will carry their spouses and children on their applications as dependents.
There are other ways to obtain Canadian immigration as well.
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a visa program that enables individuals to permanently immigrate who have served in Canada for at least one year. Then there is Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications, or "H&Cs." They are for persons who in Canada may not have legal status but who have always made Canada their home. Individuals at a port of entry or at an inland CBSA or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office can make an asylum claim in Canada. They must show why they are unable to return to their country of origin.
And, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIP) which works to recruit immigrants to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic provinces. With immigrants who qualify with job experience, these provinces are able to fill work gaps.
For more information visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html