To get to Canada, there are two major routes. Obtaining a permanent resident visa is one choice. Another choice is to enter Canada on a temporary work visa.
What does it mean to be a permanent resident of Canada? You have many of the same rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens once you have been granted a Canada Immigration Visa for permanent residency. As the name implies, you can keep this status forever if you accrue two years of residency days every five years. You may apply for Canadian citizenship after three years of residence in Canada. You may not have to give up your new passport because Canada accepts dual citizenship.
In fact, there are a few distinctions between permanent residency and citizenship in Canada. The first is that you cannot vote in elections as a permanent resident. The second is that, while citizenship is an inalienable right, you can be deported as a permanent resident if you commit a serious crime.
Federal Skilled Worker (Federal Skilled Worker):
The skilled worker category’s criteria are designed to evaluate applicants who are likely to become economically established in Canada after arriving.
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be considered:
-Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid job experience in one of the 38 qualified occupations in the previous ten years; or have lived in Canada for at least one year with legal status as a Temporary Foreign Worker or an international student; or
Have a full-time permanent work offer from a Canadian employer to qualify for Arranged Jobs.
In addition, in order to be qualified to immigrate under the skilled worker category, a person must possess three additional characteristics. The first is a requirement for a certain amount of work experience. A professional worker must have worked full-time for at least one year to be considered eligible (or the equivalent part-time). This work experience must be professional, meeting Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) scheme. Before applying, this job experience had to have occurred during the previous ten years.
One of the financial tools is the second component of the skilled worker group. This is a simple requirement: an applicant must show that they have enough financial resources to support themselves and their dependents for at least six months after arriving in Canada. This condition is waived if you have a work offer that has been accepted.
A points-based appraisal is the third component of the skilled worker group. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) assesses an applicant’s likelihood of settling in Canada using a points-based scheme. Six different selection criteria are used to grant points to applicants. To be eligible for immigration to Canada, a person must score 67 points on this assessment. However, a satisfactory score on this assessment does not guarantee approval, as Canadian Immigration Visa Officers can approve or deny an application based on a substituted evaluation at their discretion.
The following are the selection criteria that go into the evaluation:
Education is quite important (maximum 25 points)
Ranges from 5 points for graduating from high school to 25 points for earning a master’s or doctorate degree.
Trade certificates and apprenticeship programs are also recognized by the scheme.
Language Abilities (maximum 24 points)
Both English and French are official languages in Canada, and you can get credit for knowing either one or both.
Each official language receives its own set of marks for listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Experimentation (maximum 21 points)
For four or more years of sufficient experience at a high level, full points are awarded.
Age is a factor (maximum 10 points)
Being between the ages of 21 and 49 earns you full points.
Arrangements for Work (maximum 10 points)
You may be eligible for credit for your Canadian jobs if you have a permanent job offer from a Canadian employer or if you apply from within Canada while on a temporary work permit.
Adaptiveness (maximum 10 points)
This category considers a variety of factors related to an applicant’s ability to adjust to life in Canada, such as previous work or study experience in Canada or family ties to the country.
These three components, along with other conditions including security clearances and medical exams, make up the majority of the qualifications for coming to Canada as a Skilled Worker. You must, however, follow the Province of Quebec’s selection requirements if you choose to live or work in Montreal or elsewhere in Quebec.