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PEI PNP invites 204 immigration candidates, offers nomination

PEI holds second biggest PNP draw of the year

PEI holds second biggest PNP draw of the year

On October 21, 2021, a PEI PNP draw was held and the results of the even are out. In the draw, 204 immigration candidates were invited. These candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Of the candidates invited, 195 were selected from the Express Entry and Labor Impact streams. The remaining 9 candidates were selected from the Business Impact stream. The Business Impact candidates had a minimum of 72 points that helped them qualify.

The Oct 21 PEI PNP draw was the tenth draw held by Prince Edward Island in 2021. The total number of invitations issued by the province till now in 2021 has come to 1,541.

The upcoming PEI PNP draw is scheduled to take place on November 18, 2021.

What is the Express Entry category of PEI PNP?

The Express Entry category of PEI PNP is linked to the federal Express Entry system and hence is an enhanced PNP. It’s necessary that candidates participating in a PEI PNP draw under this category have a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

Labor Impact category

Foreign nationals holding a valid job offer in PEI, as well as the support of the employer in PEI, come under this category. These candidates have to submit an EOI so that they are considered to be granted a provincial nomination.

Business Impact category

Candidates under this had to meet the minimum provincial score requirement so that they could take their applications forward. In the Oct 21 draw, PEI sent invitations under the work permit stream. This stream is meant for foreign nationals who are looking to own and run a business in PEI.

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  1. Manitoba PNP invites 459 immigration candidates, offers nomination
  2. Ontario PNP issues 537 invitations, offers provincial nomination

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

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

PEI – Prince Edward Island

Manitoba PNP invites 459 immigration candidates, offers nomination

Manitoba PNP invites 459 immigration candidates, offers nomination

Manitoba PNP invites 459 immigration candidates, offers nomination

The latest Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on October 21, 2021, in which 459 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here’s how the LAAs were issued to immigration candidates.

Stream No. of LAAs Lowest Score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 388 375
Skilled Workers Overseas 39 716
International Education Stream 37

Of the total invitations issued in the Manitoba PNP draw, 94 were sent to candidates with a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

Details about the draw

  • EOI from candidates under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream was considered and deemed eligible for provincial nomination subject to the following conditions:
    • The candidates were invited directly by MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative or
    • The candidates had an Express Entry ID issued by IRCC and a job seeker validation code as well
  • Candidates who scored more than the lowest scorer in the draw and has still not received an LAA should take these possibilities into account:
    • You haven’t provided a valid test number of the language test in English/French in your EOI or the validity of your language test has expired.
    • You haven’t given a valid invitation number for the ITA you received from Manitoba under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
    • You haven’t provided the correct information in the EOI.
  • Candidates who aren’t working in a regulated job and/or have failed in proof of undergoing every necessary step in licensing themselves to be employed in Manitoba will not see MPNP accept applications from them.
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  1. BC PNP invites 85 immigration candidates, offers provincial nomination
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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

MPNP – Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

EOI – Expression of Interest

Ontario PNP issues 537 invitations, offers provincial nomination

Ontario PNP issues 537 invitations, offers provincial nomination

Ontario PNP issues 537 invitations, offers provincial nomination

Ontario PNP invited 537 immigration candidates in all through 3 separate PNP draws conducted on October 20, 2021. The ITAs were issued to candidates through 3 streams of OINP for Master’s graduates, Ph.D. graduates, and employer job offer – foreign worker stream.

Here was how the invitations were issued:

Masters Graduate Stream Draw

Date Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Oct 21, 2021 470 April 28, 2021 – October, 2021 35 and above General draw

Ph.D. Graduate Stream Draw

Date issued Invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Oct 20, 2021 63 April 28, 2021 – October 20, 2021 25 and above General draw

Ontario Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream Draw

Date issued Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Oct 20, 2021 4 April 28 – October 20, 2021 N/A The targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

Table data courtesy www.immigration.ca

Requirements for eligibility

Master’s Graduate Stream

To be eligible, the immigration candidate must:

  • be graduated from a Master’s degree program of at least 1-year full-time duration, from one of Ontario’s eligible institutions
  • have obtained at least level 7 in CLB/NCLC language test in English/French
  • have resided in Ontario legally for a minimum of 1 year in the last 2 years
  • have sufficient funds for settlement in Ontario
  • have the intention to live and work in Ontario
  • have legal status in Ontario or abroad
    • Applications from no other place in Canada will be accepted
  • apply within 2 years of completing the requirements to complete the master’s degree

Ph.D. Graduate Stream

To be eligible, the immigration candidate must:

  • have graduated from a Ph.D. degree program in one of Ontario’s eligible institutions and have completed a minimum of 2 years of full-time
  • have legally resided in Ontario for a minimum of 1 year in the last 2 years
  • have sufficient funds for settling in Ontario
  • have the intention to live and work in Ontario
  • apply within 2 years of completing the requirements to complete the Ph.D. degree

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

To be eligible, the immigration candidate must:

  • have a permanent and full-time job offer under NOC 0, A, or B that meets Ontario’s median wage levels and is a position essential to the business
  • get the proposed wage which is equal to or more than the current wage being paid if the candidate is already working in the position
  • have relevant work experience of 2 cumulative years in the 5 years prior to the application date
  • have a mandatory licensing in Ontario that’s relevant if the position demands that
  • be living abroad, or be studying, working, or visiting Canada on a valid permit
  • have the intention to settle in Ontario
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Note:

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

CLB – Canadian Language Benchmark

BC PNP invites 85 immigration candidates, offers provincial nomination

BC PNP invites 85 immigration candidates, offers provincial nomination

BC PNP invites 85 immigration candidates, offers provincial nomination

British Columbia held a round of invitations on October 19, 2021, in which BC PNP invited 85 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The draw was a BC PNP tech draw.

Tech draws are meant to attract skilled foreign workers who are experts in the technology sector. The invitations were issued in the following way on October 19.

Date No. of
 invitations
Category Min.
score
Other details
October 19, 2021 85 SI – Skilled Worker 75 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 75
EEBC – Skilled Worker 75
EEBC – International Graduate 75
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Note:

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration

OINP offers a pathway for Canada immigration without a Canadian job offer

How to immigrate to Canada without a job offer via Ontario PNP

How to immigrate to Canada without a job offer via Ontario PNP

Can you move to Canada without a job offer? Of course, you can! Let’s tell you how to go ahead with Canada immigration even without a job offer from Canada.

Immigrating through OINP

The OINP is among the most active PNPs in Canada. Every year, OINP issues around 8,000 invitations via multiple streams to eligible immigration candidates. If you want to settle in Ontario after Canada immigration without having a job offer to start with, you may apply under the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.

What is Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

It’s an immigration stream under the OINP that offers skilled foreign workers having the necessary skilled work experience, education, and language skills the opportunity to apply for Canada PR so that they can live and work in Ontario.

The first step in getting to immigrate via this stream is that the candidate gets provincially nominated by Ontario. After that, the candidate will be eligible to apply for Canada PR after being invited via a federal Express Entry draw.

Eligibility for the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

The candidate must:

  • Have an Express Entry profile that’s active
  • Meet the requirements for eligibility for either FSWP or CEC
  • Meet the work experience requirements of the Stream
  • Have a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree or a foreign education credential that’s equivalent to that
  • Achieve a minimum language proficiency level of CLB 7
  • Be willing to live in Ontario
  • Have enough funds to meet the costs of settling in Ontario
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Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

CLB – Canadian Language Benchmark

How the Global Talent Independent [GTI] program got me my Australia PR

One more entrepreneur has now joined Australia

 

One more entrepreneur has now joined Australia

Australia offers a number of immigration pathways for immigrants. The Australian government has established a number of immigration programs for the PR visa in order to streamline the immigration process, filter immigrants, and ensure that only competent persons are awarded visas.

Each immigration program has its own set of eligibility requirements, terms, and selection criteria. However, migration is a long-drawn process and requires lot of paperwork and application procedure. At the end of it there is still a chance that your application may be rejected.

This is part of my immigration story. My name is Abhay and I am a data scientist. I wanted to migrate to Australia and was disappointed when my initial attempts to migrate were not fruitful. This is when I decided to look at the Global Talent Independent Program to move to Australia.

If you are a skilled professional you can apply under the Global Talent Independent Program or GTI to get your permanent residency in Australia.

 This is what I did when I decided to migrate to Australia.

Professional help

I wanted professional help when making my visa application, so I decided to seek the help of an immigration consultant. These are the insights from my experience.

Always choose an immigration expert who has been in business for more than ten years. I wanted to be sure before I took any advice from any professional.

I chose Y-Axis as my immigration consultant for my GTI application processing.

 GTI program details

GTI is specifically designed for attracting skilled migrants to the top future-focused fields to Australia. Under the new program, highly skilled migrants in certain selected industries will get fast-tracked processing for their Australian permanent residency.

Eligibility conditions

  • Individuals with work experience in any of the seven future focused fields under the GTI
  • They must earn a salary at or above $153,600 per annum in Australia. (This high-income threshold changes with every financial year).
  • They must be highly qualified in their field and easily able to find employment in Australia
  • They must be highly skilled in any one of the 7 key industry sectors which include:
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT
  • AgTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • MedTech
  • FinTech
  • Applicants must prove that they have international recognition for their achievements and prove that they will bring benefits to Australia in their field of expertise if they are selected through GTI.
  • Applicants must have a track record of having outstanding professional achievements which can be having patents, international publications, articles, professional awards, and working in senior roles.

Other requirements

Applicants who meet the requirements of the program will be required to have a nominator who will nominate them for the program. The nominator must be nationally reputed in his field and must be in the same professional field as the applicant.

He must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or he can be a citizen of New Zealand or belong to an Australian organization.

The nominator can be from the same university as the applicant or be his employer or an industry peer or belong to an industry body.

Reasons to choose the GTI

  • Does not require a skills assessment.
  • Candidates are not required to meet the minimum points threshold.
  • State/Territory nomination or employer sponsorship is not required.
  • Candidates may be up to 55 years of age or older if they can demonstrate exceptional economic benefit to Australia.
  • Recent PhD graduates in one of the 7 target sectors may be able to apply.
  • There is no occupation list for the Global Talent Visa unlike the Skilled Independent Visa

The Global Talent Independent program continues to be a popular option to migrate to Australia because:

  • Speedy processing time
  • Straight access to Australian permanent residency
  • No requirement of a job offer in Australia to apply
  • Gives access to Medicare in Australia

 With more prospective immigrants choosing Australia, those who are highly skilled will definitely choose the GTI program.

In retrospect, it has been a relatively positive experience for me. The GTI application process, while complicated, may be made simple if you have the right people on your side.

Throughout the process, Y-Axis has practically held my hand. Trust me when I say that getting pros on board for tricky visas like the GTI program in Australia is always a good idea. You can definitely get it perfect with Y-Axis.

In the Oct 13 Express Entry draw, 681 candidates offered Canada PR

Canada invites 681 Express Entry candidates, offers Canada PR

Canada invites 681 Express Entry candidates, offers Canada PR

Canada conducted an Express Entry draw on October 13, 2021, in which 681 invitations have been issued. These invitations have been issued to Express Entry candidates who already had received a provincial nomination via a PNP draw.

The candidates invited in the draw had a minimum CRS score of 720. The high minimum score was due to the 600 extra points that they received when they got a provincial nomination. So, in reality, they only had a minimum score of 120 CRS points.

Throughout 2021, IRCC has been conducting bi-weekly Express Entry draws in which only CEC and PNP candidates were issued invitations. The travel restrictions that were imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 had made it difficult for overseas immigration candidates to arrive in Canada. So, IRCC chose to take in CEC and PNP candidates who were already residing in Canada and were unaffected by border restrictions.

Moreover, these resident candidates had work experience in Canada already. But as the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic starts to be lifted, overseas candidates coming through immigration programs like the FSWP will be invited more.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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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

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

My journey as a digital marketer from Dubai to Canada

From India to Canada amid the Pandemic A Digital Marketers Account

 

From India to Canada amid the Pandemic A Digital Marketers Account

My name is Shalini, and this is the story of my career journey as a digital marketer and move from Dubai to Canada. Since my school days, I remember that I was always interested in writing and used to write poems and short stories to express my creative side. However, when growing up, I became interested in marketing, and I soon realized that digital marketing would help me utilize my creative skills even while developing my career in marketing.

I did a graduate course in marketing, after which I studied to get certifications in digital marketing. Digital marketing is a type of marketing that uses digital technologies to offer advertisements. Search engines, websites, social media, mobile apps, and email are examples of digital channels. Digital marketing strategies have become more common by combining search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, e-books, and other tactics.

 I became entirely absorbed in the topic of digital marketing as I learned more about it. My desire to be the best in this sector propelled me to give it my all. My efforts paid off, and I got hired by a top digital marketing agency in Mumbai. I enjoyed my three years of working, where I learned a lot on the job.

At the end of three years, I started looking for another job and was selected for a senior position in a digital marketing firm in Dubai. I moved there, and after two years of working there, I realized that Canada is quickly catching up to the global trend and is currently one of the largest advertising markets in the world. I decided that I would migrate to Canada, and luckily, I found a job in Canada.

Professional help

I was looking for an immigration expert who could provide me with guidance and advice throughout the procedure. All of my questions were answered by Y-Axis. This immigration and visa consultancy assists clients with completing paperwork and obtaining the essential permits to relocate to another nation. I was most pleased by the process clarity, patience, and aptitude at asking the perfect question.

Preparing your visa application, CV, and other documents requires a great deal of attention to detail. Y-Axis, an immigration consulting firm, knows how to get the visa application correct the first time. Since I had received an offer letter from my Canadian employer, Y-Axis advised me to apply under the Canada Express Entry System to migrate to Canada.

Express Entry system

I chose the Express Entry program on advice from my Y-Axis counsellor because this program is specially curated for professionals immigrating for work. The program is streamlined and transparent, and Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class are covered under Express Entry. This program is open throughout the year, and there isn’t a cap on the number of applicants.

Canada’s immigration programs, including the Express Entry program, work on a points-based system. An applicant must score a minimum number of points to meet the eligibility criteria. The applicants can score points on factors such as age, language, education, and work experience.

You can earn the required points and meet the eligibility requirements based on the following criteria:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language ability
  • Adaptability
  • Arranged employment

Check your eligibility here.

The CRS points scale has a maximum score of 1200 on which the candidate and their spouse (if any) are evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Human capital factors
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors
  • Skill transferability
  • Additional points

Application process

Step 1: Create your Express Entry profile –As a first step, you will have to create your online Express Entry profile. The profile should include details like age, work experience, education, language skills, etc. Based on these points, your profile will be given a score.

If you have the required score, you will be eligible for the immigration program.

Step 2: Complete your ECA –You should complete an Educational Credentials Assessment or ECA if you received your education outside of Canada. This is to demonstrate that your educational credentials are comparable to those granted by the Canadian educational system.

Step 3: Complete your language ability tests-You should take the English language competency examinations that are required. IELTS requires a minimum score of 8 bands. At the time of application, your test score should be less than two years old.

If you know French, you’ll get bonus points. You can take a French language test, such as the Test de assessment de Francians (TEF), to demonstrate your ability in the language.

Step 4: Calculate your CRS score –The profiles in the Express Entry pool are ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Your profile gets included in the Express Entry pool if you have the required CRS score.

Step 5: Get your Invitation to Apply (ITA)-If you have the required points, you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The IRCC conducts a CRS draw regularly where it identifies applicants with a high score and sends invitations to apply for permanent residency. You will have to apply within 60 days if you get such an invitation.

Step 6: Submit your application –The next step is to submit your application with all the required documents. Make sure you provide only genuine documents. You will need to provide your biometrics along with your application fees.

Step 7: Attend the interview-Once your documents go through the mandatory examination, you will be asked to interview at the Canadian embassy or consulate.

Step 8: Receive confirmation of PR visa-For PR applications under the Express Entry system, the average time to process your visa will be six months. If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation of permanent residence or COPR from the government. It would be best to carry this with you when you arrive in Canada to claim your PR visa.

It’s important to note that you only have 60 days to make your application after receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Canada Immigration.

It is crucial to get your skills evaluation done ahead of time. This serves as your red seal certification, indicating that you are immediately qualified to work when you reach Canada.

With the help of Y-Axis, I could get a PR visa for Canada under the Express Entry system.

Journey to Canada

I moved to Canada once my PR visa was approved. I started on my new career journey with many expectations and hopes and was confident that I would achieve a lot more in Canada.

BC PNP invites 409 immigration candidates, offers nomination

BC PNP invites 409 immigration candidates, offers nomination

 

BC PNP invites 409 immigration candidates, offers nomination

In the latest BC PNP draws held on October 12, 2021, a total of 409 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here’s how the BC PNP draw went:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Info
October 12, 2021 308 SI – Skilled Worker 91 Generic draw
SI – International Graduate 78
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 69
EEBC – Skilled Worker 87
EEBC – International Graduate 76
October 12, 2021 101 SI – Skilled Worker 104 Draw specific to candidates in occupations NOC 0621 and NOC 0631
SI – International Graduate 104
EEBC – Skilled Worker 104
EEBC – International Graduate 104

Table info courtesy www.welcomebc.ca

NOC 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers

These professionals plan, organize, gives direction, exercise control, and do an evaluation of an establishment’s operations. These are establishments that are engaged in the sale of merchandise/services on a retail/wholesale basis.

NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers

These professionals plan, organize, gives direction, exercise control, and do an evaluation of the operations of bars, cafeterias, restaurants, and other food & beverage services.

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Note:

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

NOC – National Occupational Classification

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration

My journey as a HR professional from Dubai to Canada

My Journey as an HR Professional from India to Canada during COVID

 

My Journey as an HR Professional from India to Canada during COVID

I was always enamored by human resources and wanted to be a professional in this field. My name is Neha Aggarwal and this is the story of my journey from Dubai to Canada as a HR professional.

I started my career path by doing an undergraduate course in psychology and then a management degree in Human Resource management. After that, I worked in talent acquisition for ten years in India. I spent seven of those ten years working for a major corporation. I learnt different business dynamics in my previous work as an Assistant Manager – HR Business Analyst, where I analyzed HR data and provided informative reports to assist organizations.

After ten years I was keen to try for an overseas job. I landed a job as a HR manager in a leading MNC in Dubai which I took up with great enthusiasm.

Move to Canada

After five years in Dubai, I was keen to move to a country for permanent residency and chose Canada. I wanted to get a job here before I moved to the country.

When I started knowing more about Canada’s immigration system, I realized that I should seek professional help to migrate to the country.

I did some research and asked around and one name that kept coming up was Y-Axis.

The Y-Axis consultant invited me to come down to their office for a more in-depth discussion. The consultant understood my goals during our face-to-face meeting. She also mentioned Y-Jobs, a distinct division that assists job seekers in finding work.

They can assist you to understand how the job market in Canada works and provide you advice on how to improve your resume. They float your resume on their employment website. In a nutshell, they use their website to link job searchers with employers.

Canada work visa

I decided to move to Canada on a work visa after consultation with Y-Axis under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issues Canada work visas under the TFWP. When there are labor shortages in Canada, TFWP assists firms in hiring international workers. It also assures that foreign employees have the rights they need to work in Canada safely.

IRCC and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) work together to ensure that foreign employees are not filling occupations that may be held by Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Remember that you must obtain the following documentation from your employer before submitting your work visa application:

  • Job offer letter
  • A copy of the LMIA

Foreign employees may be eligible to apply for non-LMIA programs such as the International Mobility Program, depending on the province. A number of temporary worker choices are available under this program, allowing firms to hire workers without the need for an LMIA. Exemptions from the LMIA are granted if certain circumstances are met, such as:

  • Canada’s economic or other competitive advantages
  • Permanent residents and Canadians benefit from each other’s contributions.

I qualified for a work visa based on my qualifications.

Canada work visa to permanent residency

Canada has come up with several work visa options to encourage migrants. There are two types of work permits given by Canadian authorities- open work permit and an employer specific work permit.

An open work permit basically allows you to work for any employer. This visa is not job-specific, so applicants do not require the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer letter from an employer who has paid the compliance fee.

The employer specific work permit as the name suggests is a permit that allows you to work for a specific employer.

 A work permit visa will help you work and stay in Canada on a temporary basis. However, you can always apply for a permanent residency in the country. You can apply under the CEC in Canada’s Express Entry system to gain permanent residency in Canada.

Eligibility requirements to apply for a work permit

Irrespective of the work permit you are applying for, there are certain eligibility requirements you must meet, these include:

  • Provide proof to the immigration officer that you will leave Canada on the expiry of your work permit
  • Proof of financial resources that can support yours and your family’s stay in Canada during the work permit validity
  • Proof that you have no history of a criminal record
  • Proof that you are in good health and are willing to undergo a medical examination
  • Must prove that you are not a danger to Canada’s society
  • Willingness to adhere to the conditions of your work permit
  • Meet eligibility conditions such as language skills, biometric data, and insurance to prove that you can enter Canada

With help from Y-Axis, I was able to meet the requirements and get a work permit.

Settling in a new country

I was lucky to get a once-in-a-lifetime professional chance to move to Canada. However, I believe that for a migrant, settling in Canada is the easiest. In terms of language, there is no barrier. The inhabitants are generally pleasant. The best part is that Canada has a large Indian population! I have made a lot of new friends in the few days I have been here.  It certainly feels like home in Canada.