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Federal Skilled Worker Program
Canada has a great need for skilled foreign professionals. Thousands of those who immigrate to Canada each year are from this category, as the Canadian government can accept an application for permanent resident status from workers who have the skills required in order to succeed in Canada. A Federal Skilled Worker application is assessed based on the ability of an immigrant to become economically established when they immigrate to Canada.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Temporary foreign workers and international graduates who meet certain conditions can apply to become permanent residents of Canada. If you are accepted by Citizenship and Immigration under this immigration program, you will automatically become a permanent resident of Canada. As a permanent resident you will receive access to social services, and can live, work or study freely. Permanent residents can eventually apply for Canadian citizenship once they have fulfilled certain residency requirements.
Processing for the sponsorship of spouses is relatively fast. Applicants in Canada or outside Canada can apply for spousal sponsorship. A Spousal Sponsorship application is a two-step process. The first step entails processing by the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga, where the eligibility of the sponsor is assessed. The application is then transferred to a Canadian visa office responsible for applications in the spouse, common law or conjugal partners' country of citizenship or permanent residence, where officers assess the genuineness of the spousal relationship and the admissibility of the applicant.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program
The Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program has different qualifying criteria than the Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Program. An applicant can include their spouse as well as any dependent children on their application. In fact, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, additional points are awarded to applicants with families. To qualify under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program category, skilled worker applicants need to demonstrate their ability to become economically established in Quebec.
Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ)
The Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) is a document issued by Quebec Immigration authorities indicating that the person designated on the certificate has been selected to reside in Quebec. The Ministère de l'Immigration et Communautés Culturelles verifies if the immigrant can file an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ – Certificat de selection du Quebec) in accordance with the rules, if it is eligible for priority processing and if all required documents are included in your application.
Immigrant Investor program
The investor immigration program allows immigrants to obtain the Immigrant Investor Visa which allows them to become a permanent resident, therefore leading to Canadian citizenship. The immigrant investor must meet certain experience and/or net worth criteria. The investor must show they have business experience, make an 800,000 CAD$ investment with the governments of Quebec and Canada and have a minimum net worth of C$1,600,000 obtained legally.
Canadian Work Visa
A work visa is considered as a work permit in Canada. A Canadian work permit is issued by officials of the Canadian Government to allow a foreign individual to work at a specific job or for a specific employer. Anyone who does not have a Canadian citizenship or who is not a permanent resident of Canada needs a valid work permit to work in Canada. However, foreign workers may be able to do some jobs in Canada without having a work permit.
Canada continues to be recognized as a provider of world-class education to its more than 130,000 foreign students who come to study in Canada each year with additional students who come to learn English or French within Canada's bilingual borders. The Student visa allows foreigners to engage in further studies in Canada either in an academic or vocational sector, thus bringing their rich culture, expansive knowledge and varied skills to Canada's already diverse classrooms and schools. Foreign applicants must show their intention to study, provide proof of acceptance and enrolment at an accredited institution, proof of sufficient funds and sufficient ties to return to their home country once they have completed their studies. Once granted, a student visa will allow applicants to experience Canada's high-quality education system, state of the art research facilities, and broad post-graduate employment opportunities.
Immigration Consultants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Canadian Immigration Council is based in the city of Montreal, Quebec in Canada. It is one of the oldest, most reputable Canadian immigration consulting firms and specializes in Canadian immigration law. We focus on several areas of immigration law including: work permit applications, permanent resident applications, landed immigrant applications, Canadian citizenship applications and student visa applications. Our practice also provides clients with a full range of immigration litigation services via our network of immigration professionals including regulated immigration consultants, lawyers, paralegals, business advisors, accountants and other specialists in a variety of fields.
The Canadian Immigration Council has been voted as being the #1 immigration Consulting firm by the very prestigious Leger & Leger group for three consecutive years for its work helping prospective immigrants worldwide to achieve their dreams of immigrating to Canada and for providing excellent immigration services.
About The Canadian Immigration Council
Richard Serour is President and CEO of the Canadian Immigration Council. He is also recognized as one of the best immigration professionals and advocates in Canada. Mr. Serour has devoted his life to working for people wish to immigrate to Canada from everywhere around the world. Being an experienced immigration consultant, Mr. Serour has helped thousands of families in fulfilling their dream of immigrating to Canada and become permanent residents and ultimately turn into Canadian citizens.
With an experienced staff and a network of consultants, lawyers, paralegals and several other support specialists, the Canadian Immigration Council has turned many people's dreams into a reality. To quote Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada: "Canada is the place where people want to come and stay, to learn, to pursue opportunities, to raise children, to enjoy natural beauty, to open new frontiers, to set the standard for the world for a high quality of life; a Canada that is a leader and example to the world."
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