During these tough and trying times, what we look to most is a responsible government. One that acts effectively, decisively and leads by example. Canada continues to accept immigration applications from skilled and semi-skilled foreign workers all over the world who know a fantastic opportunity for a great life when they see one.
While Canadian consulates have been forced to close in just about every country around the world, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has encouraged applicants who want to immigrate to Canada to continue submitting and uploading all their forms and supporting documents online, as Canadian government employees continue to work diligently from home.
If you are ready to begin the immigration process, follow the link below or continue reading if you would like to learn more about some of the popular programs currently accepting online applications for immigration.
Immigration Programs You Can Apply For Online
Express Entry continues to accept immigration applications and function as the fastest method of obtaining permanent residency in Canada. You can quite literally start working on your immigration process today if you are eligible for one of the subcategories of this program:
- Federal skilled worker program – for individuals in professional roles such as managers, engineers and physicians.
- Federal skilled trades program – for individuals working in trades that require significant training such as welders and electricians.
- Canadian Experience Class – For people in a professional or skilled position who have already been working in Canada full-time for at least one year within the last three years.
Immigrating via Express Entry requires you to create an online profile. Here you will enter your information and upload any supporting documents such as qualifications and job offers. These will be used to calculate a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) and you will be entered into a pool of applicants. Every month a number of people are chosen from this pool based on their CRS and issued an invitation to apply for permanent residency.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
If you want to live and settle in one of the four Canadian Atlantic provinces; Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edwards Island, this may be the best path to permanent residency in Canada for you. Categories are more inclusive as they look to fill gaps in their labour market across a much broader range of occupations. The subcategories of the Atlantic Immigration pilot are:
- Atlantic International Graduate Program – for students who have just completed at least a two year degree or diploma at a designated tertiary institution in one of the four participating provinces. If you studied here, we want you to stay here.
- Atlantic High Skilled Program – for professionals and skilled trade workers with at least 1,560 hours of experience in their vocation in the last three years.
- Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program – for workers with on the job training such as cooks, butchers and food and beverage workers. You must also have 1,560 hours of work in your job within the last three years and a high school diploma.
Home Support Worker Pilot
Canadians have a very high life expectancy, 81 years. This means there is a large portion of Canada’s current population who are enjoying retirement but also finding it increasingly difficult to handle day to day tasks, especially for individuals living on their own. The home support worker pilot is an upgraded version of the old Caregiver program. Under this program you will obtain an open work permit, which means you will be free to change employers should you wish. You also will not need to live with your employer. These new measures were implemented by the Canadian government to prevent abusive situations from forming. To be eligible for permanent residency through this pilot all you will need to do is:
- Apply for the Permanent Residency (PR) through the pilot and your work permit at the same time. Once you have accumulated two years of experience working in Canada, you will be eligible for PR status.
- Also ensure that you have a caregiver credential of at least one year. If you don’t you can enroll in and complete a course while you are working in Canada.
How we can Help in the Immigration Process
Shifting it all online can be quite intimidating, we all like human interaction, a real person that can give us the best advice. That’s where we come in during these strange times. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.