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June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Express Entry – Federal Skilled Worker

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) candidate must have at least one year of work experience. It is extremely competitive, employing the complex Comprehensive Ranking System to assign a point-based score to all applicants. Only the most suitable applicants will be chosen for immigration.

In 2021, Indian nationals received more than half of all Express Entry invitations, primarily under the Federal Skilled Worker stream.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories have their own immigration programmed, known as a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Because each province has a different population and economy, each province’s immigration programmers are unique and designed to fulfill its economic and demographic needs.

PNPs are popular because they can provide the quickest path to Canadian permanent residence for candidates who do not have CRS points adequately to receive an ITA.

Provincial Nominee Program immigration accounts for a sizable portion of total economic immigration to Canada. A total of 232,500 economic immigrants were targeted for 2021, with 80,800 reserved for those who applied through the Provincial Nominee Program. In fact, Canada issued three times as many invitations in PNP-specific Express Entry draws in 2021 as it did in 2020.

Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW)

Quebec operates its own skilled worker immigration program. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW) is a provincial immigration program for candidates with skilled work experience who will be competent to contribute to Quebec’s economy as members of the workforce in the long term.

Candidates are categorized using a points system similar to Express Entry before being invited to apply.

Work Permits / Intra-Company Transfers

Certain Indian nationals may be suitable for a work permit in Canada. A job offer is frequently required in order to obtain a work permit. However, there is one significant exception: intra-company transfers.

If your employer is part of a multinational company with Canadian offices, you may be eligible to be transferred to a Canadian office without too much paperwork!

Family Sponsorship

You may be suitable for Family Class sponsorship if you have a qualifying relative living in Canada. Canada has various immigration programs that permit Canadians to sponsor family members to come to Canada. Visit our Sponsorship page to see more about how you can sponsor a relative from India to come to Canada.

Study in Canada

According to data from India’s ministry of external affairs, more Indian nationals are choosing to study in Canada rather than the United States. One of the reasons many Indian nationals prefer to study in Canada is the abundance of job opportunities available during and after their studies. After earning a Canadian credential, international graduates have access to a plethora of permanent residency immigration opportunities. Many of Canada’s immigration programmes also necessitate some level of skilled work experience. Fortunately, the prevalence of international student graduates in Canada is eligible to apply for a post-graduation work visa, which lets them work anywhere in Canada and gain valuable work experience.

 

 

June 11, 2022

Based on your profile and where you are at in the process, one crucial concern may be which province has a nominee program that is right for you.

Your lifestyle, occupation, and weather preferences are all things to think about. To get you started, the following are four of the most famous Canadian provinces for immigrants:

  1. Ontario

Ontario is by far the most favoured province for new immigrants to Canada. Ontario will have received approximately half of all new permanent residents in Canada by 2021.

Ontario’s largest city is also the country’s largest. The majority of newcomers who chose Ontario as their preferred province of residence anticipated settling in Toronto. Toronto is one of the most urban and multicultural cities in the world, with more than half of its population belonging to a visible minority group.

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the second-most populous city in Ontario. Ottawa is considered one of Canada’s most securest cities. The capital city also has a heightened quality of life and low living costs.

  1. British Columbia

British Columbia, located on Canada’s west coast, is known for its stunning natural landscape. In 2021, British Columbia was the second most popular province for new immigrants after Ontario. British Columbia is frequently regarded as the best province in Canada for immigrants seeking outdoor activities and milder temperatures.

Vancouver is the most occupied city in British Columbia. Vancouver, located on Canada’s Pacific coast, has breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Vancouver also has a vibrant arts scene and is a popular filming location for major motion pictures.

Victoria is British Columbia’s second-most populous city. Victoria, situated on the southern spike of Vancouver Island, is also the capital city of the province of British Columbia. Victoria’s slow pace, charm, and distinct geography make it an ideal destination for any low-key outdoor enthusiast.

  1. Quebec

Quebec is the third most famous destination for newcomers to Canada. Quebec is Canada’s best province for immigrants who enjoy cultural activities and the French language.

Quebec, Canada’s largest province, is famous for its wealth of culture, maple syrup production, and the French language. Despite the point that French is the official language of Quebec, the provincial government offers certain protections and services to the English-speaking population. While it is possible to navigate Quebec without speaking French, it is recommended that you learn the language. Fortunately, Quebec provides free French classes to new immigrants who want to learn the language.

Montreal is Quebec’s most populous city and the third most popular among new immigrants. As North America’s number one host city for international events, Montreal is often considered Canada’s most cultural city; here, you can enjoy various established music, comedy, and film festivals year-round.

  1. Alberta

Finally, the fourth most popular province among immigrants in 2021 was Alberta. Located in Western Canada, Alberta offers some of the most popular natural attractions in the country. Alberta is known for its large deposits of oil and natural gas, cattle farming, Rocky Mountains, and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Calgary and Edmonton are Canada’s fourth and fifth most popular cities among immigrants, respectively.

Calgary is Alberta’s largest city by population. Located in the foothills of the stunning Rocky Mountains, Calgary is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Calgary is also host to the famous Calgary Stampede & Exhibition, one of the largest outdoor rodeos in the world.

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and the second most populated city in the province. There is never a shortage of activities in Edmonton, a city that hosts over 30 festivals annually. Edmonton also hosts Canada’s largest planetarium and has previously held the title of the world’s largest mall.

 

May 9, 2022

Completing a certification from a Canadian designated learning institution is a fantastic option for people who want to work and settle in Canada. You may want to work in Canada at some point during your studies. The procedure of  How to Convert a Study Visa into a Work Visa? will differ depending on where you are in your program.

Work while studying

If you are presently enrolled in full-time studies at a Canadian educational institution, you may be qualified to work part-time or even full-time, in some cases.

Holders of a study permit may work up to 20 hours per week or full-time during a scheduled break. To work part-time as a Canadian study visa holder, you do not need to apply for a separate work permit. However, the fact that you are authorized to work in Canada must be indicated on your study permit. In case you are eligible to work, but your study visa does not state that you are permitted to work or accept employment in Canada, you can apply to have your permit amended.

As part of their programs of study, certain educational programs in Canada require students to complete a co-op or internship work placement. You may be competent to work full-time for part of your studies if you meet the necessities for a co-op or intern work permit.

Changing to a work permit after completing your studies

You may be capable of applying for a post-graduation work permit after completing a credential at a designated learning institution (DLI). International scholars who graduate from a DLI are granted post-graduation work permits that are valid for up to three years.

A post-graduation work permit has the advantage of not being tied to any specific employer, occupation, or location. This is also referred to as an open work permit. You can work in any role, anywhere in Canada, with an open work permit.

You have 180 days from the fulfillment of your studies to apply for an open work permit. A candidate for a post-graduate work permit can be made from anywhere in the world or from within Canada.

Changing to a work permit before completing your studies

With few exceptions, obtaining a work permit in Canada will require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if you decide to stop studying in Canada before completing your credential. This entails locating a legitimate Canadian job offer from an employer willing to support your work permit application by obtaining an LMIA.

An LMIA demonstrates that the Canadian employer was unable to fill the position with a permanent resident or citizen. Individuals with closed work permits have less mobility than those with open work permits. A closed LMIA work permit, as opposed to an open post-graduate work permit, is tied to a specific employer, role, and location.

It is essential to note that once you stop studying, your study permit will no longer be considered valid. As a result, you must inform Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that your studies are coming to an end. In case you do not have legal status in Canada, you must leave the country while your work permit application is being processed.