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Economic Class Immigration

Skilled Immigration via Express Entry

Express Entry is a selection system the Canadian Government implemented in 2015 to expedite the Permanent Resident (PR) visa process for various Economic Immigration Programs, i.e., Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trade (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express Entry is an electronic process with online submissions which allows for quicker processing times, averaging around 6 months., Each program has different requirements, and if you meet those, you have to apply for Expression of Interest (EOI) with all your information, mainly age, education, language band, work experience etc. Your name is placed in the pool and you are ranked with CRS scores. Periodically  Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) pulls best ranked candidates. If you are picked, you get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR, which would eventually lead your journey to Canadian citizenship in a few years. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is another economic immigration program with or without express entry.  If you wish to immigrate to Canada, explore your options with us. We provide free assessment for the same.

Business Immigration

Another category of Economic Immigration is Entrepreneur Immigration started by federal government. Entrepreneurs are selected to contribute to Canadian economy and create jobs. For those who wish to build or buy a business in Canada must have business background, business acumen and personal resources, which the immigrant will bring to Canada. There are two categories under this stream,

1) Self Employed: To immigrate as a self-employed person, you must have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada, meet the program’s selection criteria and meet medical, security and other conditions. A successful applicant is one who has at least two years of experience in the period beginning five years before the date of the application and ending on the day a determination is made on the application, in cultural activities or in athletics; participation at a world-class level in cultural activities or athletics; or farm management experience. In addition to that the applicant should ideally demonstrate a sufficient financial net worth and a business plan (though not specified in the regulations) to qualify under this category.

2) Start-up-Visa: Start-up Visa Program helps immigrant entrepreneurs to establish businesses in Canada by allowing foreign business owners and their families to apply for permanent resident status. Candidates should be innovative, and must have ability to create jobs for Canadians. The Start-Up Visa Program links successful applicants with private sector designated organizations in Canada who are able to provide funding as well as guidance and their expertise on establishing and operating a business in Canada eventually leading to permanent residency. Foreign entrepreneurs who have applied to the Start-up Visa Program are eligible for a temporary work permit while they are waiting for their PR. This facilitates them to come to Canada to launch their business. To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must have a qualifying business, get a letter of support from a designated organization, meet the language requirements, and bring enough money to settle.

Please contact our office for a free and confidential assessment of your case for a customized solution.

Provincial Nominee Program

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) offer a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific Canadian province or territory. Each Canadian province and territory operates its own PNP designed to meet its specific economic and demographic needs. Many Canadian provinces and territories have developed ‘enhanced’ PNP streams that are aligned with Express Entry. This means that these PNPs require that an applicant have an Express Entry profile in order to meet the PNP eligibility requirements. If an applicant is nominated through a PNP which is aligned with Express Entry, the applicant can then claim 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. These 600 bonus points ensure that the applicant will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw. Alternately, if an applicant receives a nomination through a PNP which is not aligned with Express Entry, they must submit a paper-based federal application for permanent residence as a provincial nominee. Paper-based federal applications for permanent residence can take significantly longer to process than electronic Express Entry applications.

To apply to a provincial nominee program, applicant must complete an application for a PNP in a province or territory, receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate, and contact Refugee Immigration and Citizenship Canada (RICC) to become a permanent resident.

Family Class Immigration

Canada understands the value of familial relationships and wants to keep and bring families together. The Family Class Immigration category allows different types of spousal sponsorships.

Spousal/common law sponsorship

You are eligible to sponsor your spouse if you are 18 years or older, a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, reside in Canada or intend to live in Canada after your spouse is granted permanent residency, financially support your spouse for 3 years. You need to submit required documents. Inland and overseas spousal sponsorship have different application process. One can be barred from spousal sponsorship under certain circumstances, i.e., you have previously sponsored a spouse and, it has been less than 3 years since they became a permanent resident, you did not pay social assistance received by your previous sponsor, you have defaulted on your immigration loan or performance bond, you failed to pay alimony or child support, you declared bankruptcy, you were convicted of a crime which was either violent or sexual in nature or caused bodily harm, you were on spousal sponsorship in the last 5 years before applying, you were issued a removal order, you are in jail etc.

sponsor other family members

you can sponsor your dependents, orphaned relatives and other relatives. Basic requirements demand you to be an adult, meet certain income level (except for spousal sponsorship), sign a sponsorship agreement, and provide financial support for certain number of years. You can sponsor your dependent children under the Canada’s Family Sponsorship program. Your dependent(s) must be under the age of 22 unless they suffer from a mental or physical disability. A birth certificate or adoption papers can be used as proof of relationship. You will be required to meet the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) level
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Parents/Grandparents sponsorship

you can sponsor your parents or grandparents if you are 18 years or older, live in Canada, are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, meet the minimum necessary income requirements and financial support for 20 years after parents/grandparents become PRs via an undertaking so they don’t depend on social assistance from the Canadian government, repay any social assistance received by your sponsored family, agree to a sponsorship agreement . Agreeing to a sponsorship agreement means that you will provide for the basic needs of your sponsored family.

The government allows only a predetermined amount of sponsorship applications. If your application is selected, then you will receive an invitation to sponsor your parents and grandparents. You must submit a completed application within 30 days of receiving the invitation.

One can be excluded from Sponsoring a Parent or Grandparent if are in default on an immigration loan, have declared bankruptcy, didn’t pay any court-ordered alimony or child support, didn’t provide financial support to your last sponsor, convicted of a crime that is sexual or violent in nature or caused bodily harm and didn’t receive a record suspension.

Another option to sponsor parents and grandparents is through Super Visa. A Super Visa is a special temporary residence visa that allows longer stays for parents and grandparents. A Super Visa is a multi-entry visa and is valid for 10 years and allows you to stay in Canada for a duration of 2 years at a time.