Canadian Business Class: EXPRESS ENTRY
Express Entry is an online system used by the government of Canada to manage and score skilled workers’ applications on their eligibility for permanent residency.
The highest scoring candidates in the Express Entry pool are issued with Invitations to Apply (ITA) to one of the following federal programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Federal Skilled Trade
- Canada Experience Class (CEC)
- Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
Federal Skilled Worker
Are you a skilled professional with at least 1 year of paid work in the last 10 years in NOC 0, A or B?
If you say yes, this stream may be for you.
Federal Skilled Trades
Are you working in the trade sectors or belonging to a trade association?
Do you have work experience, meet the NOC requirements as well as language proficiency?
If so, this stream could qualify you for the Canadian permanent residency.
Canada Experience Class (CEC)
Have you legally worked in Canada for at least 1 year in the last 3 years as a temporary worker or as a student on a work permit?
You might be qualified if you meet the requirements of this stream.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
Each Canadian province (except Quebec) and territory has its own “PNP streams” and requirements. The Canadian government allows provinces to send nominations to applicants among the Express Entry pool whom they wish to see come settle in their province to fill labor shortages or for occupations that are in demand in their province.
Candidates under this program must satisfy the Federal Canadian Immigration Deciphers that they:
- have the relevant skills, education and work experience to contribute economically toward that province or territory;
- intend and have the ability to become financially independent and have sufficient settlement funds;
- intend and want to live in that province or territory; and,
- want to become permanent residents of Canada
Self-Employed Program is geared towards cultural, artistic or athletic world class level individuals who would be able to create their own employment in Canada and ultimately contribute to Canada’s cultural fabric. This program is also extended to individuals who have farming management experience and who wish to operate or purchase a farm in Canada.
Examples of cultural, artistic or athletic individuals could be:
- Performing artists, musicians, artists, journalists, technical directors, referees, interior designers, etc
Start- Up Visa
If you are an ambitious entrepreneur and want to invest and start a business in Canada, you could qualify under this federal business stream. To apply under this category, you must secure from either a Canadian venture group funds of $200,000 or $75,000 from a Canadian angel investor.
We know that separation creates anxiety and anxiety leads to mental health issues. Mental health is a priority for all Canadian governments. Furthermore, the Canadian federal government continues to make family reunification a priority. Now you know you can be reunited with your loved ones; it is up to you to carry out the burden of proof to meet the established requirements to sponsor them and be reunited with your loved ones.