CANADA

     Canada is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with the thirteenth highest per capita income globally. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.

       It is easy to understand why thousands of people choose Canada every year. From its strong, stable economy and vibrant, cosmopolitan cities to the breathtaking beauty of its natural environment, Canada newcomers opportunities and a quality of life that are second to none.

Canadian Visa Application Types:

 Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
 Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
 Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)
 Quebec-Selected Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
 Family-Sponsorship Program
 Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)

Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)

      This Canadian visa is a permanent residency visa. Applicants are evaluated based on their education (which, for many eligible occupations, includes a university degree), work experience, knowledge of French and/or English and age. Your profession must also be a wanted profession in Canada (recent examples include accountants, various types of engineers and managers, financial analysts, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians, computer programmers and university professors).

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

      This new Canadian visa program started on January 2, 2013, and offers a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada for qualified trades people in such occupations as aircraft mechanics, carpenters, crane operators, electricians, heavy-duty equipment mechanics, ironworkers, machinists, plumbers, welders and other skilled trades.

Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)

       For those who will not qualify for a skilled worker visa, there is still the chance to receive Canadian permanent residency. The Provincial visas are aimed at semi or low skilled professionals that will still be able to come to Canada and work and contribute to the Canadian economy. With this visa, you will be nominated for a specific province of Canada that is looking for employees in certain professions.

Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)

      The Canadian province of Quebec has a special program for immigration to Canada called the Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers Program (QSWP). Quebec is the largest province in Canada and it needs thousands of skilled foreign workers for various trades and professions – especially if they have adequate French language skills (since French is the dominant language used in Quebec).

Family-Sponsorship Program

       Canada understands how important family is, and for this reason offers the chance to reunite family in other countries to come join you in your new life in Canada. Once you have become a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident, you are entitled to sponsor your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children and also give them the chance to become permanent residents.
       You are then responsible for supporting your family financially, and they will enjoy the benefits of residency - being able to live, study and work in Canada.

Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)

       This is a special visa for live-in caregivers who have qualified to provide care for children, elderly or the disabled in private homes without supervision. The visa entitles the caregiver to live in a private home in Canada. This visa process is particularly complicated, requiring work experience, a high school diploma and a good English or French level. Contracts must be written and signed by the future employer and yourself.


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