IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has now made it clear that it will accept copies of standard language tests, instead of the originals,for 4 of its Canada immigration programs.
Specific to each program, immigration candidates should meet the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) requirements to apply for immigration Canada offers.
Each skillset has 12 levels. The skillsets are writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
The Start-up Visa program is for foreign entrepreneurs who are trying to start a business in Canada. To be eligible for immigration under this program, candidates must prove that their enterprise is supported by a designated organization through an angel investor group or a venture capital fund.
The minimum language requirement is a CLB 5 in all areas.
The RNIP program is meant for foreigners who are looking to settle into any one of the participating Canadian communities. Until now, 9 of such communities are accepting applications. The language needed for RNIP programs depends on the job offered. Those who are going to work in jobs with am NOC (National Occupational Classification) code 0 or A must have a minimum CLB of 6. Such jobs need university degrees as they are professional and management occupations.
For technical jobs that constitute NOC B jobs, candidates must have a minimum CLB of 5. For NOC C and D jobs, which are those occupation that need job-specific or on-the-job training, candidates must have at least CLB 4.
The AFP program is meant for foreign workers whose job is in Canada’s Agri-food sector. Candidates who are eligible will get 12-month long job offers in farm supervisor, greenhouse production, harvesting and meat processing areas.
Candidates under the AFPmust have a minimum CLB score of 4, among other requirements for eligibility.
The AIP program is a fast track program for foreigners who have job offers in any of the 4 Atlantic provinces of Canada namely:
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Prince Edward Island
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
Employers in Canada who hire workers through this program can bypass the need for LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment). When the foreign national is going ahead with the job offer, the employer establishes a connection for them with a settlement service provider designated.
If the employer requires the workers more urgently, the foreign workers can get a temporary work permit. This will allow them to come to Canada quickly. To get the work permit, the foreigner must give a commitment to apply for permanent residence in Canada within 90 days of applying for the temporary work permit.
Such immigration candidates must also have a minimum CLB score of 4 while going through this program.
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