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Ontario issues 528 invites to Express Entry candidates

Ontario holds PNP draw, invites 528 candidates

Ontario holds PNP draw, invites 528 candidates

Ontario invited 528 Express Entry immigration candidates with tech experience on April 13, 2021. The candidates were eligible for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream of Ontario.

These candidates had Express Entry profiles with a CRS score ranging from 456 to 467.

The candidates were required to have a minimum work experience of 1 year in one of the following jobs:

  • NOC 2174 – Computer programmer & interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175 – Web designers & developers
  • NOC 2173 – Software engineers & designers
  • NOC 2147 – Computer engineers
  • NOC 2172 – Database analysts & data administrators
  • NOC 0213 – Computer & information systems managers

An ECA will be done for candidates with foreign education. This will prove that they have a qualification that’s equivalent to a Canadian degree.

Candidates who got invitations have 45 calendar days to file an application for Ontario’s PNP. Candidates who get nominated will get 600 extra CRS points. This will effectively guarantee that they will receive an ITA in an upcoming federal immigration draw. This will be their pathway to Canada PR.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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Quebec invests more to promote regional immigration

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

Quebec invests more to promote regional immigration

Quebec commits $246 million to attract immigrants to Canada

Quebec commits $246 million to attract immigrants to Canada

Quebec is gearing up for economic recovery with a significant increase in spending for immigration. This was revealed in the province’s new budget.

On March 25, 2021, Eric Girard, Quebec’s Finance Minister, tabled the provisional budget for 2021-2022. The budget provided an added amount of $246 million over the next 3 years. This is to help MIFI improve its efforts to recognize the skills of immigrants better. The aim is also to encourage regional immigration on the basis of labor market needs.

This fund allocated in the budget will also enable the administration to enhance its support for new immigrants taking the French language courses. It will also help improve the activities to attract and retain international students.

With new immigrants drawn in and retained into Quebec’s communities, businesses in the province will find a huge benefit. They will get more qualified foreign workers willing to work in Canada in the Quebec region. This will solve the issue of labor shortage in many sectors of the province’s economy.

The government of Quebec is making an action plan. This will be to improve and speed up the process of recognizing the skills of individuals who are foreign-trained. This inter-departmental action plan will help in integrating these foreign workers faster into Quebec’s labor market. This can be achieved by enabling them to hold a job that aligns with their skills.

$130 million of the total funding is slated to be spent over 2 years for the promotions of recognition of the skills of immigrants by:

  • identifying fields of employment and jobs to be put under priority as per the needs of the labor market and territories conducting recruitments
  • increasing availability, training, retraining, upgrading, and internships for TFWs in regulated jobs
  • giving financial support to immigrants along with recognizing their skills. This includes tuition fees exemption for professionals trained in foreign countries. They must take refresher training so that they can meet the requirements of the professional orders of Quebec
  • Providing support as well as assistance for professional orders to speed up the skills recognition process

Learning the preferences of a majority of immigrants, Quebec has recently devised certain policies. They encourage a geographic distribution of immigrants that is more diverse.

Quebec expresses its commitment to regionalize immigration when it comes to labor requirements via the new budget. The province has allocated $57 million over 2 years to work on this intention and plan.

Quebec is also going ahead with the francization and integration of new immigrants. For this, $50 million has been allocated over the next 2 years. The amount will be dedicated to increasing educational resources. It will also provide better financial assistance with the aim to support immigrants enrolling in French language classes.

The Quebec government is also providing over $9 million over 3 years to help attract and retain foreign students.

In 2021, Quebec intends to welcome 27,500 to 29,300 new immigrants via its immigration programs. Of this, up to 24,200 will be skilled workers. 4,300 new immigrants will be taken in via the province’s business immigration programs. This includes the Self-Employed program and the Quebec Entrepreneur program.

A maximum of another 800 admissions is planned in “other economic categories”. The province also plans to rope in 10,200 new Canada PR visa holders via refugees, family sponsorship, and other Canada immigration programs.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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Saskatchewan issues 279 invites to new immigration candidates

Note:

MIFI – MIFI – Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration

PR – Permanent Residence

Manitoba issues invites to 243 new immigration candidates

Manitoba invites 243 new immigration candidates

Manitoba invites 243 new immigration candidates

On April 8, 2021, Manitoba held a provincial draw that invited 243 Canada immigration candidates. They were issued invites to apply for a provincial nomination.

If the candidates receive the provincial nomination from Manitoba via the MPNP, it will give good support to their application for Canada PR. Manitoba holds regular PNP draws in the PNP streams of:

  • International Education Stream
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas

The candidates from these skilled worker streams need to have their EOI profiles already submitted.

The results from the latest draw are as follows:

Category No. Of invitations Minimum EOI score
International Education Stream 21 Nil
Skilled Workers Overseas 14 708
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 208 456

In all, 15 invitations (LAAs) were issued to Express Entry candidates.

About Manitoba immigration programs

Manitoba’s provincial government manages its immigration operations via Manitoba PNP. It supports the processing of applications for immigration to Canada’s federal government. Though Canadian provinces haven’t got the power to grant a Canadian permanent resident status, they can surely help an application be picked above the others by giving provincial nominations. For such nominations, the candidates get 600 extra CRS points. This increased point helps the immigration candidate to get a better chance at receiving ITAs in a federal immigration draw.

If you register an EOI with MPNP, you can benefit from the nomination received from Manitoba. Then you can stand a better chance to get an LAA via the streams of Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

The ranking Manitoba gives candidates is out of 1000 points. These points are given for human capital factors like age, work experience, education, language skills, and connection with the province. The connection with Manitoba could be through previous experience in the province, family ties, or an invitation via one of the strategic recruitment initiatives of Manitoba.

It isn’t required to live in Manitoba while applying to be eligible.

An offer for a full-time job from a provincial employer is necessary to receive an invitation under the category of Skilled Workers in Manitoba.

Under the International Education stream, if international graduates who graduated from Manitoba can demonstrate that they have in-demand skills, they stand a chance to receive an LAA.

Manitoba invites Express Entry candidates

You can get to a Canada PR bypassing the PNP process by applying via Express Entry directly. But, getting a provincial nomination can in effect guarantee that IRCC will issue an invitation to you to apply for Canada PR.

Express Entry manages permanent residence applications for 3 federal immigration programs. Every profile submitted to the Express Entry system will be ranked by CRS. The score is granted on the basis of factors like education, age, work experience, language skills, and education.

Immigration candidates who scored high will get ITAs for permanent residence via Express Entry draws held on a regular basis.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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Go right with a guide: Moving from Singapore to Canada

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Saskatchewan issues 279 invites to new immigration candidates

Saskatchewan invites 279 immigration candidates

Saskatchewan invites 279 immigration candidates

Saskatchewan conducted a new PNP draw on April 8, 2021. 279 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The candidates who were invited by SINP were specifically from the category of International Skilled Worker.

146 candidates among those invited were from the Express Entry sub-category of SINP. 133 candidates may be nominated for provincial nomination via the Occupations In-demand sub-category.

All candidates invited in the draw required a minimum EOI score of 70 so that they may be invited. Also required for them was educational credential assessments. This was necessary so as to demonstrate that their foreign education had parallels in the Canadian education system.

The candidates were also required to have work experience in one of the 58 in-demand occupations listed by the government. Eligible occupations include social workers, medical laboratory technicians, and educational counselors.

About the Occupations In-Demand sub-category

The Occupations In-demand sub-category is a base PNP. This means that the international immigration candidates don’t require an Express Entry profile.

Candidates with high skill levels and experience in an in-demand job in Saskatchewan are chosen under this sub-category. They also need no job offer in Saskatchewan.

For an immigration candidate to apply for Canada immigration via this sub-category, he/she must create an EOI profile via SINP’s online application system.

The EOI system of Saskatchewan helps the province to bring in immigration candidates who have the ability to thrive in the region. When they are selected, they are assessed on factors such as education, age, work experience, language skills, and connections to Saskatchewan.

These candidates are given scores out of 100 on SINP’s Points Assessment Grid for international skilled workers. Candidates who score the highest are issued an ITA to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

About the Express Entry sub-category

SINP’s Express Entry sub-category is also an enhanced PNP. This means that this sub-category has a link to the federal Express Entry system that manages the applications of immigration candidates for 3 economic-class immigration programs: FSTP, FSWP, and CEC.

These Express Entry candidates are required to create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan. This will lead them to be considered for an ITA for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.

These Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan will receive 600 extra CRS points. That will virtually guarantee that they will get an invitation to apply for Canada PR in an upcoming federal immigration draw.

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Go right with a guide: Moving from Singapore to Canada

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

SINP – Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

Migration guide: Immigrating to Canada from the USA in 2021

Immigration to Canada from the USA in 2021

Immigration to Canada from the USA in 2021

Lately, Canada immigration has benefitted from the increasing preference of international migrants who choose the country as their preferred destination. It’s an interesting fact that people in the US are thinking that way too!

The emergence of Canada as a prospective immigration destination and a destination to find employment and education has intensified in recent times. The welcoming gesture Canada always had towards immigrants and the increasing opportunities to find highly prospective work in Canada have contributed to it.

During the Trump administration, with the way in which the COVID-19 crisis and immigration were handled by the US, many people found that Canada indeed has more to look up to. This led to the increased immigration from the US which was an intriguing trend to watch and understand.

Here, let’s understand the ways in which people from the US can immigrate to Canada.

Moving to Canada from the US as a Canada PR

The Express Entry system is one of the easiest ways to immigrate from the US to Canada. The Express Entry system processes most of the applications for Canada immigration. This is done for 3 economic immigration programs namely:

  • FSWP – You are eligible for FSWP if you possess a minimum of a year’s work experience. Along with that, you must also have the necessary minimum scores for language proficiency in English or French. You must score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 points on the selection grid of the FSW.
  • FSTP – Under this program, you will require at least 2 years of work experience in a skilled trade. You must also meet the minimum requirements for language proficiency in English or French. You must also have a Canadian certificate of qualification so that you can practice your trade in Canada or do a job in the trade you are skilled in.
  • CEC – CEC is meant for those candidates who already have experience working in Canada. They have experience working in either a 0, A, or B skill level as per NOC. They also meet the language proficiency requirements in English or French.

The profiles of immigration candidates are ranked by CRS in the Express Entry pool. These ranks create a competitive scenario between candidates during immigration draws where the highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The possibility of a US permanent resident working in Canada

There are different types of work permits that apply while moving from the US to Canada for work.

NAFTA work permits

NAFTA is an economic agreement between the USA, Canada, and Mexico. It facilitates trade between these countries and allows the reaching of certain categories of TFWs into the markets of these countries. NAFTA work permits are issuable to US citizens via the International Mobility Program. They just need to have an eligible job offer from an employer in Canada on a temporary basis.

There will be no need for an LMIA in this process. US companies with Canadian branches can transfer employees in executive or managerial roles via NAFTA easily.

Employer-specific work permit

A person from the US can enter Canada if he/she has a valid job offer to the individual by an employer in Canada. The employer-specific work permit commonly requires an LMIA. LMIA proves that the foreign worker is required by the employer as the employer is unable to find the required skills and qualifications in the native population.

Anyone arriving in Canada and wishes to switch jobs will need to apply for a fresh work permit.

Spousal open work permit

In case your partner or spouse is an international student or TFW in Canada, you may be eligible for a spousal open work permit. This is also possible if you are going through an inland process of sponsorship. This isn’t an employer-specific work permit. That means you won’t need a new work permit if you are switching jobs.

Moving from the US to Canada as an international student

Learning from Canada comes with comparative advantages over US education like shorter periods for visa processing, lower tuition rates, and the chance to start working immediately after studies. With a Canadian study permit, you can work 20 hours per week while school is in session and 40 hours per week during holidays or breaks.

Universities in Canada offer associate degrees that are valid for 2 years. They also offer bachelor’s degrees with a 3-year duration.

In Canada, after doing graduation, you can get a PGWP in most cases. It’s valid for 3 years in which time you can gain work experience in your relevant field. This experience will add an advantage while applying for a Canada PR visa.

The cost involved in immigrating to Canada from the US

So, in case you are immigrating to Canada from the US, you will have to submit the processing fees along with the visa application in most cases. The rate of fees won’t change with your country of origin or nationality. The fees also depend on the immigration program you are eligible for.

A Canadian work permit costs $155 and a Canadian study permit costs $150 to apply for one. To apply for a permanent residence in Canada, $490 will have to be paid as the Right of Permanent Residence fee. This has to be paid once an application for Canada PR get s approved.

In case you are arriving in Canada from the US with a valid US passport, you have no need to have a Canadian visa or an eTA. In the following cases, you will need a visitor visa to enter Canada:

  • You aren’t a Canadian citizen
  • You aren’t a Canadian permanent resident
  • You aren’t from a visa-exempt country like the US.

So, being from the US, you needn’t worry about being admitted to Canada without an explicit Canadian visa.

Notes:

NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement

PGWP – Post Graduate Work Permit

ETA – Electronic Travel Visa

Migration guide: Immigrating to Australia from South Africa in 2021

Migration guide: Immigrating to Australia from South Africa in 2021

Migration guide: Immigrating to Australia from South Africa in 2021

Are you in South Africa and willing to migrate to Australia? Let’s check out how to do that in 2021. Australia immigration and the prospects to work in Australia and settle there are very much available for you. Just learn about the pathways and processes and you are good enough to decide how to get to this amazing country.

Subclasses for Permanent Residency in Australia

  • Subclass 132 – Business talent visa
  • Subclass 891 – The Investor visa
  • Subclass 890 – Business visa
  • Subclass 491 – Skilled work regional visa
  • Subclass 190 – Skilled nominated visa
  • Subclass 189 – Skilled independent visa
  • Parent visa
  • Partner visa
  • Child visa

Here are the steps involved in the process of getting permanent residence in Australia:

  • Choose the right visa category to apply for by taking the help of an expert immigration agent
  • Cross-check if you are eligible for the visa sub-category selected
  • Keep the required documents ready in digital form for submission which again depends on the type of visa you are going for
  • File an application for the visa online
  • Be patient and wait for the decision on your visa application, which can take from weeks to months
  • Upon getting approved, procure your visa

Some steps to improve your chances to get an Australian PR visa

  • Pursue a higher education
  • Refine your English language skills
  • Check your age
  • Apply with your partner
  • Gain a remarkable employment experience

Eligibility criteria for immigration to Australia

  • The candidate must be in the age range of 18 to 50 years.
  • The candidate mustn’t have any kind of criminal record in the past or present.
  • The candidate must have sufficient language skills and must have a proof for it (E.g., an IELTS scorecard).
  • The candidate must have an overseas degree or work experience which will give him/her an added advantage to increase the chances of immigration to Australia.
  • The candidate mustn’t have health issues of any kind.

Different types of Australian visa

GSM visa

The GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa lets talented people migrate and live in Australia. The main features of the visa are as follows:

  • Skilled workers, investors, and business professionals from across the world can immigrate to Australia.
  • No sponsorship from any Australian state or territory is necessary.
  • GSM visa holders can sponsor their family members for Australian PR.
  • GSM visa holders can utilize Australia’s medicare facilities.

Employer-Sponsored visa

Australian employers can sponsor skilled talents to move to Australia and meet their business requirements.

Visitor visa

With this visa, foreign citizens can visit and stay in Australia for up to 12 months’ time. The visa can be used for vacation or to meet family members in Australia.

Partner visa

This visa lets the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia migrate to Australia. Its 2 subclasses are Subclass 820 (temporary) and Subclass 801 (permanent).

Parent visa

With this visa, an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian PR can bring their parents to Australia. The 6 sub-classes of this visa are:

  • Parent visa subclass 173
  • Parent visa subclass 143
  • Parent visa subclass 804
  • Parent visa subclass 103

Temporary Activity visa

This visa lets individuals arrive in Australia and meet a temporary purpose or do a short-term activity. E.g., cultural programs, sports, academic projects, etc.

Protection visa 866

This visa is meant for those who need protection from nationality, religion, race, and political issues in their home country. It’s a valid visa with which they can enter Australia whereafter they can live freely and work anywhere in the country. The medical benefits offered by the government are also accessible to these visa holders.

Business & Investment visas

Individuals intending to establish and run a business in Australia can use this visa. The visa’s major sub-classes are:

  • Subclass 457 – Business visa
  • Subclass 188 & 888 – Business innovation & investment visa
  • Subclass 132 – Business talent visa

Different types of Australian PR visas

Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent visa

This visa is a points-based visa meant for skilled professionals to immigrate to Australia. It’s a non-sponsored visa.

Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated visa

Similar to Subclass 189, the only difference is that sponsorship is required for this visa. The candidate must be nominated by the government of any Australian state or territory so that he/she gets Australian PR.

Subclass 489 – Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Provisional visa

This is a 4-year visa that lets talented professionals live and work in a specific area or territory in Australia. This visa isn’t available for new applicants and is now replaced by Subclass 491 visa.

Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa

It’s a permanent resident visa with which applicants possessing a specific set of skills could immigrate to Australia. The applicant will possess a certain skill as desired by the Australian employer who nominates this candidate. The 3 streams associated with this visa are the labor agreement stream, direct entry stream, and temporary residence transition stream.

Subclass 188 – Business Innovation & Investment Provisional visa

This is a temporary visa. It provides skilled business owners the opportunity to migrate to Australia and start their business activities in the country. The candidate can apply for permanent residence if he/she wishes to continues stay after staying in Australia for 4 years on this visa.

Subclass 457 – Australia Shortage Work visa

A visa that requires the applicant to be sponsored by an Australian employer is a popular choice for skilled individuals willing to work in Australia. The candidate will however have the right to work only for the sponsoring employer.

Subclass 888 – Business Innovation & Investment Residence visa

This is a permanent residence visa meant for business owners who already hold a Subclass 188 visa. The Subclass 888 visa comes in handy for them when they want to continue living and doing business in Australia.

Subclass 132 – Business Talent Migrant visa

This visa is for professionals with sufficient funds and is looking to start a business in Australia. The applicant will need a nomination from the government of an Australian state or territory. The candidate must also meet the requirements for health and character to get the visa.

Migration guide: Immigrating to Australia from Dubai in 2021

How to migrate from Dubai to Australia in 2021

How to migrate from Dubai to Australia in 2021

It’s time to check out the possibilities of immigrating to Australia from Dubai. Are you interested to work in Australia? Are you looking to become a resident in Australia? Then what we are going to discuss is going to be very important information for you.

Australia values skilled, talented, and qualified professionals in a range of professional areas. This could be from drivers to IT engineers. Besides, for those who have a taste for a high quality of life and career development opportunities, moving to Australia is a great step to take. Any one of the immigration experts will vouch for that to you.

Your options for immigration to Australia from Dubai are the following:

Skilled Independent Subclass 189

This is a permanent residency visa for which you won’t require any sponsorship by the government of any state/territory or a relative. To qualify for the visa, you will have to:

  • Be in the age range of 18 to 49 (inclusive)
  • Get the pass mark (60) in the skilled migration points test
  • Pass the skills assessment with regard to an occupation on the Skilled Occupations List that’s relevant
  • Meet the requirements of health and character
  • Possess a competent English or higher

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190

This is yet another permanent residency visa. But this one requires you to have a nomination by the government of an Australian state or territory. To qualify for the visa, you will have to:

  • Be nominated by the government of an Australian state or territory
  • Be in the age range of 18 to 49 (inclusive)
  • Get the pass mark (60) in the skilled migration points test
  • Pass the skills assessment with regard to an occupation on the Skilled Occupations List that’s relevant
  • Meet the requirements of health and character
  • Possess a competent English or higher

Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489

This is a provisional resident visa in Australia. It means that the visa has a limited validity of 4 years. It allows visa holders to live only in certain areas of Australia. You will require the sponsorship of a relative in Australia. That relative must be living in an area designated by the government of an Australian state or territory.

To qualify for the visa, you will have to:

  • Be under the sponsorship of a relative residing in a designated area nominated by a State or Territory Government.
  • Be in the age range of 18 to 49 (inclusive)
  • Get the pass mark (60) in the skilled migration points test
  • Pass skills assessment with regard to an occupation on the Skilled Occupations List that’s relevant
  • Meet the requirements of health and character
  • Possess a competent English or higher

Skilled Regional Subclass 887

This visa is a part of the evolution of the Skilled Regional Provisional where it becomes a permanent stage. If you have to qualify for this visa, you are required to live in the required Australian region for 2 years. You will also need to work full-time there for 12 months.

Student/Higher Education Sector Visa (Student Visa) Subclass 573

With this visa, you can stay in Australia to study a full-time course for higher education. As a student, you can also work for not more than 20 hours a week to support yourself. This is possible while you are enrolled in a university.

Graduate Temporary (Open Work Permit Visa) Subclass 485

This open work permit visa is a work visa that international students can apply for. The applicant will have completed a qualification doing 2 years of study in Australia.

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Canada makes immigration a successful activity in 2021

Migration guide: Immigrating to Canada from South Africa in 2021

How to migrate from South Africa to Canada in 2021

How to migrate from South Africa to Canada in 2021

Here’s something for those who are interested in Canada immigration. Let’s check out the different ways to migrate from South Africa to Canada in 2021.

As you know, Canada is highly popular these days for doing a great job at welcoming skilled people from around the world to work in Canada even when the COVID-19 pandemic crisis is on. So, it’s just worthwhile to know that your opportunities aren’t all lost. On the contrary, they are very much there for you to utilize.

Canada announced its Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023 in October 2020. The targets for new immigrants are the following:

  • 2021 – 401,000 new immigrants
  • 2022 – 411,000 new immigrants
  • 2023 – 421,000 new immigrants

This immigration plan looks to invite about 60% of all immigrants in economy class programs. These include Express Entry and PNP.

Canada invites new immigrants in the categories of family, economic, humanitarian, refugee, and compassionate grounds.

Express Entry Program

Immigrants can arrive in Canada via the Express Entry route and live and work in Canada. Qualified and skilled immigration candidates can apply for Canada PR under economic immigration programs namely, FSTP, FSWP, and CEC.

In some cases, the Express Entry also lets provinces and territories use the system to find and recruit foreign workers who are skilled enough to meet the labor needs of the province.

Family Class Sponsorship

The family reunion is a major part of Canada’s immigration policy. A Canadian citizen or Canadian resident can sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada. The family member could be a spouse, common-law partner, or dependent children. The child sponsored must be under 22 years of age.

As for parents, or grandparents, the option has been taken out. But they can be brought to Canada under the Super visa option.

LMIA Work Visa

Many immigrants in Canada first get a job offer in Canada. Then they apply for a Canada work visa and then immigrate to Canada on the basis of that visa. In such cases, employers often apply for LMIA to be able to recruit foreign workers.

Once the LMIA is approved, only then the foreign worker can apply for a work visa in Canada.

The Canada PNP

The provinces of Canada have their own labor requirements. They want applicants to live in the particular province and work there to contribute to the workforce of the province in his/her skillful capacity.

Most PNPs seek immigration candidates with a job offer from a particular Canadian province. The following are some of the PNPs for each province:

Canadian Investor Program

This immigration program is meant for those individuals who have owned and run a business abroad. Such wealthy and skilled individuals are welcomed to invest in Canadian businesses.

There are 2 investor programs namely the Quebec program and the Federal Investor program. They are similar programs that require foreign investors to have a high net worth. They are expected to make investments in large amounts in an approved investment fund for 5 years.

These foreign investor immigrants can bring their spouses and children as their dependents.

Since June 2014, the federal immigrant investor program applications have been lagging and the Entrepreneur program was discontinued. However, the Quebec Entrepreneur program and Quebec Investor program continued unaffected.

The CEC pathway

The CEC pathway is for those who have worked in Canada already for a minimum of 1 year. They get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada as a Canadian permanent resident.

The Humanitarian and Compassionate pathway

Humanity and Compassionate applications are meant for those who don’t have legal status in Canada even though they have made Canada their home country.

The Refugee pathway

People are allowed to apply for asylum in Canada. This can be done at the port of entry, IRCC, or the internal office of the CBSA. The vital requirement is that they are in no position to return to their homeland.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The AIP program recruits new immigrants to Canada’s Atlantic provinces. These include Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Immigration candidates with relevant work experience can arrive in these provinces and fill the gaps in the labor market.

Your opportunities in Canada are worth taking as the country has big plans for immigration that will be fuelling its revival from the COVID-19 too.

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

LMIA – Labor Market Impact Assessment

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

Go right with a guide: Moving from Singapore to Canada

Go right with a guide: Moving from Singapore to Canada

Go right with a guide: Moving from Singapore to Canada

If you are a citizen or resident in Singapore and are interested in Canada immigration, we will need to understand the process of moving to Canada right. We are aware that people who wish to immigrate to Canada from Singapore are looking for reasons like:

  • To be in a larger economy
  • To study in Canada to further their education
  • Finding a better work-life balance
  • Creating a better future for their families

There are many Singaporeans who consider moving to Canada as stage 1 of moving to the USA. People from all walks of life in Singapore attempt immigration to Canada. It’s only a pleasant fact that Canada barely makes any distinction between the nationalities of immigrants arriving in the country. So, no matter you are an ex-pat in Singapore or a citizen of Singapore, Canada treats you without any difference.

Most people moving from Singapore to Canada are trying to get the status of a Canadian permanent resident. With permanent residency in Canada, they can:

  • Own property in Canada
  • Access the Canadian education system for their children
  • Access medical care
  • Enter and leave the country as they wish without any further visas
  • Live and work in Canada

A Canada PR visa can even be converted to Canadian citizenship in time. Even better, Singapore allows dual citizenship!

Duration of Canada PR

You can retain Canada PR indefinitely, provided you accumulate at least 2 years of residency every 5 years, which needn’t be consecutive.

Categories of Canada immigration from Singapore

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec Skilled Worker
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Business Immigrant

How to apply for Canada immigration

A Singapore citizen or an ex-pat living in Singapore could move to Canada as a skilled migrant. For this, the applicant must have a qualified occupation first. Then, they can qualify to enter the Express Entry pool of Canada.

Once you join the pool, you can opt from many pathways to immigrate to Canada based on your experience, skills, language skills, etc.

The following steps should be taken to immigrate from Singapore to Canada:

Step 1: Find a suitable occupation in-demand

Canada gives out a list of occupations to which the country needs skilled foreign individuals to take up the jobs. Once you compare your skills, experience, and qualifications with the occupations that are published in the NOC list, and find a match, you can get a free assessment to learn how to make it to Canada.

Step 2: Get your immigration points score

After identifying the right in-demand occupation for you from the NOC list, you have to find out your score on the Canadian Immigration Points score matrix. On the basis of the score, the Canadian government will issue ITAs to immigration candidates like you. This will be to apply for Canada PR.

The points will be assigned for factors such as education, age, work experience, language proficiency, family ties in Canada, etc.

Step 3: Submit your Express Entry application

At this stage, you will be ready to file your complete application along with documents required for immigration with IRCC. This will be followed by the processing of your application and the decision made on granting a visa.

Once your Canada immigration visa is granted, you will have 12 months within which you will have to arrive in Canada to activate the Canada PR visa.

You can immigrate to Canada via federal immigration draws or PNP, in which you are invited from a province that finds you suitable to meet its labor market requirements. If you get nominated by a Canadian province, you can get extra points and get to the front line to get selected in the federal immigration draw.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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Canada smashes Q1 record by inviting 44,124 immigrants

Canada smashes Q1 record by inviting 44,124 immigrants

In the first quarter of 2021, Canada issued 44,124 invitations to immigration candidates. To date, this has been the most invites issued in Canada immigration in a quarter ever since the Express Entry was launched. Express Entry was launched in 2015.

Express Entry is today the most prominent pathway via which Canada welcomes eligible and skilled economic class immigrants. First, the candidates must become eligible for any of the 3 skilled workers programs that the Express Entry system manages. Eligible candidates upload their profiles to the Express Entry system and get themselves ranked by CRS. The score given to candidates takes into consideration factors such as age, education, work experience, and proficiency in English/French.

IRCC conducts Express Entry draws and invites chosen candidates to apply for Canada PR. Nowadays Canada is mostly inviting Express Entry candidates who are currently residing in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, program-specific draws are conducted as normal draws.

Canada has been finding the best way to recruit people faster into the country’s labor market and welcoming those who are ready for the status of a Canadian permanent resident. IRCC avoided the issue of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 affecting prospective immigrants from landing from overseas. With program-specific draws, Canada invited those candidates who are already available in the country. They were eligible under FSWP.

Canada alternated between PNP, CEC, and Express Entry draws in the Q1 of 2021. In total, 41,708 CEC candidates and 2,416 PNP candidates were invited.

 On February 13, 2021, Canada held a historic draw wherein an unprecedented 27,332 immigration candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR. In this draw, only CEC candidates were invited with the lowest CRS requirement ever: 75 points.

62% of the total invites issued in Q1 of 2021 came from the Feb 13 draw.

Expectations for Q2 and beyond

The Q2 of 2021 was started off by IRCC inviting 5,000 CEC candidates on April 1, 2021. It’s expected that IRCC will continue to conduct more program-specific PNP and CEC draws in the few coming months. By inviting the maximum possible PNP and CEC candidates in the first 6 months of 2021, IRCC will ensure that by the year-end, it will have enough immigrants to realize its target of 401,000 new immigrants in 2021.

In the second half of this year, Canada could conduct all-program draws and complete the landing of these candidates. In the meanwhile, the COVID situation will improve, and travel restrictions will get lifted.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class