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The optimal Canadian immigration program for you will be determined based on your objectives, professional expertise, and unique circumstances. To ensure the success of Canadian immigration for both newcomers and the nation, the federal and provincial governments periodically fine-tune their immigration policies. In Canada, a range of federal and provincial immigration programs is available. The professional expertise of an individual will dictate their immigration pathway to Canada. Our experienced team of consultants are pleased to assist you in formulating the most effective strategy to meet your Canadian immigration goals.

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Canada is renowned for maintaining one of the world’s most efficient immigration systems. Some notable immigration routes to Canada include:
 

1. If you have a postsecondary education and at least one year of qualified job experience.

Individuals with a postsecondary degree and at least one year of specialized job experience are poised to enter and contribute to the Canadian labour market. Various immigration pathways, including the Federal Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee programs, may be available. Complete our free assessment to determine if your education and work experience align with the qualifications for an economic immigration program.

 

2. If you are a Canadian international student with previous post-secondary education and at least one year of competent job experience.

International students currently enrolled in a Canadian educational institution, actively pursuing a program of study, and individuals with prior post-secondary education along with a minimum of one year of skilled work experience, are likely eligible for multiple immigration programs, including the Federal Express Entry, Federal Skilled Worker, Quebec Skilled Worker, and Provincial Nominee programs. Complete our free assessment to determine if your previous education and work experience meet the criteria for an economic immigration program.

 

3. If you have already studied or worked in Canada.

Recent graduates in Canada may qualify for permanent Canadian immigration through programs such as Express Entry, Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee. These pathways are also accessible to foreign workers currently employed or with previous work experience in Canada.

 

4. If you receive a job offer from a Canadian company.

If you receive a job offer from a Canadian business, it can greatly contribute to achieving your Canadian immigration objectives. We would be pleased to assess your job offer and confirm its alignment with the requirements of immigration programs. Please complete our free evaluation form and provide details about your Canadian job offer in the designated field.

 

5. If you have friends or relatives in Canada.

If you have close family or friends in Canada, you may be eligible for Canadian permanent residency through a Provincial Nominee Program or a Family Class program, depending on your circumstances. We invite you to complete our free evaluation form and provide details about your Canadian family or friends.

 

6. If you have a high net worth, significant financial resources and business experience.

There are several immigration options available if you possess a substantial net worth and significant financial resources, and are looking to invest in Canada. These immigration programs are crafted to facilitate investment in a Canadian province and secure permanent residency in the country. Numerous business and investment opportunities exist through the Provincial Nominee Program, Federal Investor or Entrepreneur programs, and Investor and Entrepreneur immigration programs. We invite you to complete our free evaluation, providing details about your net worth and firm ownership/management experience, to assist us in tailoring the ideal solution for you.

 

Canada Immigration includes: 

Express Entry

Express Entry represents an innovative automated selection process for qualified professionals pursuing permanent residency in Canada. This streamlined system aims to facilitate and expedite Canadian immigration for eligible applicants. Express Entry oversees three key programs:

 

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
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The Express Entry Process

After a prospective applicant submits their online profile, the federal government assesses the candidate’s eligibility for an Express Entry program. Those deemed eligible are placed into the Express Entry pool and ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This point-based system, employed by the government, analyses and ranks applicants based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language skills, and other attributes. Alternatively, you will receive guidance on other immigration programs for which you may be eligible. It’s worth noting that Express Entry is not the exclusive pathway for applying for permanent residency in Canada.

 

Submit your Express Entry profile

An applicant meeting the requirements of any federal economic immigration program can express their intention to immigrate to Canada by creating an online profile. This profile must include details about their skills, job experience, language proficiency, education, and other pertinent information. Once an applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria for any federal economic immigration program, they are placed in the Express Entry Pool and assessed using the CRS algorithm. While in the Express Entry pool, individuals can utilize the Canadian government’s Job Bank to search for employment opportunities. Additionally, they have the option to directly apply to Canadian companies, explore private sector job listings, and engage with employers on social media. It is crucial to provide accurate information, as furnishing incorrect details may lead to disqualification from the pool for a period of up to five years.

 

Improve your Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System

An applicant is awarded points from a total of 1,200 under the Comprehensive Ranking System formula.

Applicant are selected from the Express Entry pool based on their ranking in the pool. Thus it is in the best interest of the applicant to improve his / her score in order to maximize the possibility of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

 

To improve your CRS score:

• Ensure you claim all the CRS points you are eligible for
• Improve your language test score
• Have your spouse as the principal applicant
• Obtain more education
• Obtain more work experience
• Study and work in Canada

 

Submitting an Express Entry Profile

When submitting your Express Entry profile, IRCC will ask you for information from the following documents:

• Your passport or travel document
• Language test results
• Proof of Canadian education or your educational credential assessment (ECA) report
• Proof of funds
• Provincial nomination (if you have one)
• Written job offer from an employer in Canada (if you have one)

 

The top-ranked candidates in the Express Entry Pool, as well as those with valid job offers (VVE) or provincial nominations, receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Following the ITA, candidates have a brief 60-day window to submit a comprehensive application for permanent residency, inclusive of all supporting documentation. Citizenship and Immigration Canada processes applications within a timeframe of four to six months from the date of submission. Should an applicant be unable to submit all necessary supporting documents within the allocated 60 days, they have the option to decline the invitation and re-enter the pool. Following the processing of the application, the applicant and their family members receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). Subsequently, the applicant and their dependents, including spouses and children, may become permanent residents of Canada. For candidates in the Express Entry pool who do not receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada within 12 months, there is an option to resubmit their profile and re-enter the pool if they still meet the requirements for at least one of the economic immigration programs.

AgeWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 100 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 110 points)
17 years of age or less00
18 years of age9099
19 years of age95105
20 to 29 years of age100110
30 years of age95105
31 years of age9099
32 years of age8594
33 years of age8088
34 years of age7583
35 years of age7077
36 years of age6572
37 years of age6066
38 years of age5561
39 years of age5055
40 years of age4550
41 years of age3539
42 years of age2528
43 years of age1517
44 years of age56
45 years of age or more00
Level of EducationWith a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 140 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 150 points)
Less than secondary school (high school)00
Secondary diploma (high school graduation)2830
One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8490
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute9198
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute112120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years119128
Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree,” the degree126135

Official languages proficiency – first official language

 

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 32 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 34 without a spouse or common-law partner
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 128 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 136 points)
Less than CLB 400
CLB 4 or 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or more3234

Official languages proficiency – second official language


Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):


• 6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
• 6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 22 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 24 points)
CLB 4 or less00
CLB 5 or 611
CLB 7 or 833
CLB 9 or more66
Canadian work experienceWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 70 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 80 points)
None or less than a year00
1 year3540
2 years4653
3 years5664
4 years6372
5 years or more7080

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital factors

 

  • With a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 460 points
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 500 points

CRS – B. Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable)

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of educationWith spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 10 points)Without spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
Less than secondary school (high school)0n/a
Secondary school (high school graduation)2n/a
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute6n/a
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institute7n/a
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8n/a
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years9n/a
Master’s degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree”, the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)10n/a
Doctoral level university degree (PhD)10n/a

Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s official languages proficiency – first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening )Maximum 20 points for section Maximum 5 points per abilityWithout spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
CLB 4 or less0n/a
CLB 5 or 61n/a
CLB 7 or 83n/a
CLB 9 or more5n/a

Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse’s Canadian work experienceMaximum 10 pointsWithout spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
None or less than a year0n/a
1 year5n/a
2 years7n/a
3 years8n/a
4 years9n/a
5 years or more10n/a

Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Subtotal : A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points

CRS – C. Skill transferability factors (Maximum 100 points for this section)

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degreePoints for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9 (Maximum 25 points)Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degreePoints for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience (Maximum 25 points)Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550

Foreign work experience – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher)

Years of experiencePoints for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9 (Maximum 25 points)Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 50 points)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

Foreign work experience – With Canadian work experience

Years of experiencePoints for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience (Maximum 25 points)Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Maximum 50 points)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors – Maximum 600 points

Additional pointsMaximum 600 points
Arranged employment (positive Labour Market Impact Assessment required)600
Provincial or territorial nomination600

Grand total: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors + D. Additional points = Maximum 1,200 points

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