Move to Canada From India, Pakistan, UAE or any Other Country
People living in the India, Pakistan, UAE and other Countries willing to relocate and fulfil their Canadian Dream – Below are the ways and options offered by Canadian Immigration to immigrate to Canada in 2022 .
This article is an overview of programs for Canadian Immigration. If we count the streams and programs, there are more than 100 economic-class immigration programs available to choose from, including Federal and Provincial Programs.
Many of the Canadian Immigration Programs require a Job Offer to qualify, and getting a Job Offer is really not easy, as the employers are also restricted with some policies and rules like LMIA etc. But there are programs offered by Canadian Immigration which do not require a Job Offer.
How to Choose your Program
In Order to choose a perfect program for yourself or your family, keep in mind few key points.
- Work Experience
- Future Plans
To clear your doubts, below are the options for you offered by Canadian Immigration.
- Express Entry (Federal Immigration)
- Provincial Nominee Program (Provincial Immigration)
- Study & Restricted Work (Federal Immigration)
- Canadian work permits (Federal Immigration)
- Family-class sponsorship (Federal Immigration)
Express Entry is one of the fastest way to immigrate to Canada. This Stream allows applicant to apply online, fill their required forms, and submit your application online. There is no fee to submit your Express Entry Profile.
Once the application is submitted, your profile gets into the pool of candidates, and get a score on the basis of following factors.
Age / Qualification / IELTS / Work Experience – and get scored according to Comprehensive Ranking System CRS. Keep in mind that your Work Experience or Occupation must fall under Skill level 0, A or B.
Express Entry Candidates with high CRS scores are invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through draws.
Provincial Nominee Programs
These are the immigration programs designed by the Canadian provinces to overcome the labor shortage and other economic challenges in the province.
There are total 13 provinces in Canada, 11 provinces run their provincial nominee programs. Nunavut do not offer a separate PNP and the province of Quebec runs its Immigration program parallel to the federal immigration program of Canada.
Every PNP offers different programs for the applicants who fall under Skill level 0, A, B, C and D. people who are not eligible for Express Entry for any reason, may qualify and apply under Provincial Nominee Programs.
Study and Work
Many International Students come to Canada every year. As Canada is considered a heaven for students around the world to enhance their educational and professional abilities.
When it comes to Work as a student in Canada, there are many restrictions. Students are usually allowed just 20 hour of work per week.
There are few Designated Institutions, which offer certain programs making an International Student eligible for PGWP Post Graduate Work Permit. This type of work permit allows its holder to work for any employer in Canada until the work permit is valid, and the validity of work permit depends on the duration of your program offered by the institution.
So, be careful students, wisely choose your institution, program and then process your study permit.
Canadian Work Permits
Now the most important part of Canadian Immigration is Canadian Work Permit. Let me be very clear that this is not a Permanent Residency Program of Canadian Immigration. It allows foreign workers to work in Canada for a specific time.
There are two main programs for getting a Canadian Work Permit.
- Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP)
- International Mobility Program (IMP)
There are many differences between these two programs. We have already shared a detailed video on a comparison of these programs.
The two basic differences are:
TFWP offers Employer Specific Work Permits whereas under IMP applicants can get Open Work Permit to work for any employer in Canada.
TFWP requires the Employer to secure a positive LMIA (labor market impact assessment) in order to process the application of a foreign worker whereas NO LMIA required for the applicants under IMP.
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents are allowed to sponsor their family members to Canada. Family members considered are Spouse, Common Law Partner, Children, Parents and Grandparents. There are specific streams and options offered by Canadian immigration to sponsor Brother, Sister, Aunt, Uncle or other family members.
The sponsored Family members may also be eligible for Open Canadian Work Permit.