Canada is one of the main G-7 Nations and the second biggest nation on the world with a population of 30 million individuals. It is a developed economy, with phenomenal working conditions, a remarkable infrastructure, higher standard of living and best medical services framework. The United Nations has nominated Canada as the best place to live for five continuous years. Their overviews depend on personal satisfaction, instructive open doors, employment opportunities and crime rates, and future scope.
Canada has a robust immigrant population from basically every nation on the planet. Canada's prosperity is to a great extent because of the commitments made by these settlers. Every year, Canada invites more than 200,000 new migrants.
Regardless of where you originate from, once you are a landed foreigner you have every one of the privileges of a Canadian resident. These rights are secured under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a Canadian native, you can apply for a Canadian travel permit and you are qualified to vote.
Canada Immigration System
With impact from first January 2015, Canadian Government has presented another procedure for choice of talented experts and exchanges people wishing to move to Canada and live and work in Canada as a permanent Resident. The new Canada skilled immigration selection process introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada called Express Entry to Canada has generated a lot of excitement and rightfully so. The new system is unique in many ways and has brought about a big transformation in the way the Canadian government chooses skilled immigrants for entry into the country –the CIC does not process the applications passively anymore, but it rather chooses the people it would like to invite into the country - from a pool of aspirants vying for a place in the last selected batch of qualified candidates.
The salient features of ‘Express Entry’ are as follows:
- The candidates selected under this scheme are granted permanent residence status. They do not need to compete against the occupational ceilings – the system sans first come first serve basis of evaluation - and predetermined time deadlines;
- The program includes following schemes:
(1) All of the former federal skills migration initiatives, FSW – Federal Skilled Worker scheme; FSTP – Federal Skilled Trade Program; CEC – Canada Experience Class;
(2) Some parts of provincial nomination schemes;
- Express Entry is an electronic platform that allows the aspiring applicants to create online profiles free of charge which can be retained for a period of 12 months, after which the applicants may resubmit their profiles;
- Before initiating profile creation process, the candidates must negotiate a preliminary process – they must get their academic accomplishments assessed from a designated evaluation body of Canada, like WES; and they must also write an approved language test to evidence their linguistic skills in either English or French;
- The profiles are gauged for eligibility by the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System. The CRS assessed the applicants on the basis of certain pre-determined criteria, like:
- After gauging the profiles, the CRS ranks them on the basis of the marks obtained;
- Additional marks can be obtained by the candidates under following conditions:
- The CIC conducts short listing draws at regular intervals to pick the applicants who have scored highest marks; or have a provincial nomination to their credit; or have obtained a permanent employment offer from a Canadian employer – through job bank;
- The shortlisted candidates are instructed to go ahead with filing of second sets of applications for permanent residence. Selected candidates are given 60 days to respond, failing which the invitation is cancelled; and
- The CIC promises to evaluate requests of the selected applicants within six months of receipt of completed requests;
(b) Linguistic skills,
(c) Academic accmplishments,
(d) Prfessinal expsure, and
(e) Other deemed vital profile traits that can evidence ability of new entrants in settling in the Canadian environment;
(a) Sponsorships earned from a wiling Canadian state, if any; or
(b) Full time regular employment offer from a Canadian employer;