Canadian immigration Pathways and Process
Canada is one of the most desired places to live and work by most of the overseas aspirants as the country provides great security and occupational opportunities to skilled individuals. Every year loads of applicants immigrate to Canada to begin a wealthy and prosperous life in this beautiful country. The Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has planned and designed a number of Canadian Immigration Programs that permit applicants to immigrate Canada. However, these programs permit immigration on the basis of the purpose of immigration, the category of migrants as well as the ability and the amount of investment required in different regions of Canada.
Types of Canadian Immigration Programs
The different Canadian immigration programs are basically divided into four categories. These programs have been intended as per the requirements of country’s economy, Canadian Labour Market as well as the intention of the visit of applicants. The four categories are as follows
- Federal Skill & Investment Need based Programs
These are the Federal migration programs that focus on choosing and welcoming the overseas skilled workers and the experienced investors and businessmen in the nation. If the applicant is a skilled and qualified professional such as, Construction manager, businessmen/Investor, Engineer or Software Engineer, etc. then he/she can apply from one of the given categories of Federal Skill & Investment need based Programs. This particular program is designed select the applicant on the basis of the occupational requirement or skill scarcity in the Canadian Labour Market, while, the Investor or start-up visa programs are planned to create a centre of attention of investors as well as generate novel occupations in the country. The majority of these migration programs present Permanent Residency (PR) to chosen candidates. Some of the main skill and investment need based programs are as follows:
- Federal skilled worker (FSW) – Express Entry System
- Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW)
- Startup Visa Program
- Caregiver Program
- Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program
- Self Employed Person Program
- Provincial Nominee Programs
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are the different immigration programs of diverse Provinces in Canada such as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nova Scotia and many more. The Skilled employee, as well as business or investor, can too apply in Provincial Nominee Programs to get immigration of Canada. The PNP of a region generally focused on choosing the suitable applicants to fulfil the skill as well as investment requirements around that particular region. The main types of Provincial Nominee Programs are as follows:
- Canadian Experience Based Program
These categories of programs have been planned to offer the Permanent Residency (PR) to those applicants, who are currently living in Canada as well as have achieved the Canadian familiarity over the years. The candidates in this category embrace overseas skilled workers on the provisional work permit or else the overseas students registered in various universities of Canada. The CEC is the single Canadian experience-based program.
- Family Class Immigration
This Canadian immigration program is based on the experience, age, education and eligibility of the whole family of the applicant.