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    Work Permit

    Temporary foreign workers in Canada and how to obtain a work permit

    Every year, thousands of foreign workers come to Canada holding a temporary work permit. As of 2016, there were over 600,000 Temporary foreign workers in Canada which makes foreign workers an important source of labour for Canada. There are many steps before one could enter Canada as a worker. In most cases, the employer seeking to hire a foreign worker needs to obtain a positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) and the foreign worker needs to have a valid work permit. In between those two phases, various supporting documents require proper assessment, several application forms need to be filled out, and procedures strictly followed.

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    Visitor Visa

    Need help to get Canada Visitor Visa?

    Foreign nationals who wish to travel in Canada may be required to secure a visitor visa. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not be required to apply for a temporary resident visa. This decision will be made by immigration officers upon your arrival to Canada either at the airport or at the border.

    To those who are required to get a visitor visa to travel to Canada, you must proceed and make applications to the nearest Canadian Visa Office in your country before you can travel to Canada.

    Listed below are the following requirements for applications:

    • Valid travel documents such as a passport.
    • Physically fit. A medical examination may be required.
    • A letter of invitation is required from someone living in Canada.
    • You should have ties to your country of origin, job, home, and family, which will satisfy the immigration officers that you will intend to go back home. Once approved, the immigration officer will grant you either a multiple-entry or single-entry visa.

    PR Card Renewal, Citizenship

    How to maintain your Permanent Residence status?

    What is a Permanent Resident (PR) status? Persons with Canadian Permanent Resident status receive most of the benefits that Canadian citizens have including health care coverage. They can work, study, and live anywhere in Canada. To maintain permanent resident status, one should be in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. A permanent resident may apply for citizenship if the person is present in Canada for at least 1,095 days in the last five years prior to submission of application.

    A permanent resident and their dependents can enjoy the same benefits of a Canadian Citizen except the right to vote, run for political office, or hold jobs that need a high-level security clearance.

    Is It Really Possible To Move To Canada?
    Absolutely Yes!

    Canada is a country built by immigrants, and its socioeconomic spheres rely heavily on immigration. JCA Law will help you make the process simpler and lessen the burden you carry by assessing your situation and coming up with the best conclusion to help your move be easier and more manageable.

    Permanent Resident (PR)

    How to maintain your status as a Permanent Resident (PR)?

    A Permanent Resident (PR) status is granted to an individual by immigrating to Canada and can be applied later on for Canadian Citizenship upon the completion of necessary requirements. To keep your permanent resident status, you should be in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. A PR resident may then apply for citizenship if present in Canada for at least 1,095 days in the last five years prior to submission of application.

    As a permanent resident, you and your dependents can enjoy the same benefits of a Canadian Citizen, except for the right to vote, run for political office or hold jobs that need a high-level security clearance.

    Thinking of applying?

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    Some benefits you can enjoy:

    • Social benefits, including social coverage.
    • Live, work and study anywhere in Canada (except Quebec) and may avail of the Ontario Student Assistance
      Program (OSAP), a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.
    • May later on apply for Canadian Citizenship
    • Protection under Canadian Law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.

    Since you have these rights as a permanent resident, it is also your obligation as a resident to pay taxes. Permanent Residency is an exciting prospect, but there are several factors and stages of process to consider.

    Do you want to live in Canada and work permanently?

    Make an express entry assessment online to see whether you may be eligible or not.

    Different Ways to apply for Permanent Residency

    • Family Class Sponsorship
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Provincial Nominee Program
    • Start-up Visa Program
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Humanitarian & Compassionate Cases
    • Business Class

    Do you want to apply as a skilled worker in Canada?

    Answer a few questions in the link below or visit Canada.ca to find out more about your eligibility under the Express Entry program.

    There are three (3) immigration programs under Express Entry and each program has different requirements. These are the Canadian Experience Class Program, Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades.

    Before doing the assessment, you need to know these two terms:

    Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). This is the Canadian standard used to measure and recognize English proficiency of adult immigrants who want to apply for citizenship or work in Canada.

    There are 4 language ability tests:

    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking

    National Occupation Classification (NOC) Code. Canadian labor Market list of all the occupations that describes each job in accordance with skill level and type. These job groups are:

    SKILL Type 0 (zero): Management jobs

    SKILL Type A: With University Degree to qualify for Professional jobs

    SKILL Type B: A college diploma or an apprenticed training for Technical jobs and skilled trades

    SKILL Type C: Job-specific training for Intermediate jobs and/or secondary school

    SKILL Type D: on-the-job training for the Labour jobs

    Eligibility Criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Federal Skilled Trade
    Language Skills English or French proficiency
    NOC 0 or A – CLB 7
    NOC B – CLB 5
    English or French proficiency
    CLB 7
    English or French proficiency
    CLB 5: speaking and listening
    CLB 4: writing and reading
    Type/Level of work experience NOC 0, A, B : 1 year Canadian experience NOC 0, A, B : 1 year Canadian or foreign experience NOC 5: Canadian or overseas experience in a skilled trade
    Amount of work experience Full-time or part-time work. One year residency in Canada in the period of the last 3 years Full-time or part-time work. One year residency in the last 10 years Full-time or part-time: Two years within last 5 years
    Job offer Not required Not required.
    FSW points selection based on valid job offer
    Required:
    Full-time employment valid job offer: At least 1 year experience or with
    skilled trade certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, federal or territorial authority
    Education Not required High school education required.
    FSW points selection for your post-secondary education.
    Federal skilled trade not required.

    You have 15 minutes to answer the form. And you will be asked about the following:

    • Nationality
    • Age
    • Language Ability
    • Family Members
    • Education
    • Job Offer
    • Work Experience

    Based on your answers, the Canada.ca website form will tell you what are those immigration programs that you are qualified. Answer the questions as accurately.

    Click the link below if you are qualified or not in the assessment. Please note that this assessment is not the final approval nor if you passed the immigration express entry. This will only guide you what do expect in the application:

    http://onlineservices-servicesenligne.cic.gc.ca/eapp/eapp.do

    It will give you a detailed instruction on the immigration process, and what to do next if you pass the assessment for Express Entry program.

    If you meet the requirements prior to this profile, you will be selected and put on the list of candidates for immigration Canada program, and possibly invited to immigrate in Canada.

    To learn more about Canadian Immigration Requirements and Immigration process, Call +1 (855) 522-5290

    References:
    https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/come-canada-tool-immigration-express-entry.html
    https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/compare.html

    LMIA

    Labour Market Impact Assessment Canada

    If you intend to work in Canada, you need to secure the positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) first. A Canadian Employer must prove there are no available workers available to fill the job and the foreign worker is really required to complete the job.

    The employer should provide the following:

    • Efforts made that employer-conducted recruitment within Canada to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
    • Wage Rate offered for the position is consistent to Canadian or permanent residents in their respective region
    • For the high-wage positions, employers must prove the maximum efforts to hire Canadians.

    LMIA formerly known as LMO is administered and under the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and have an application fee of $1,000 for each temporary foreign worker position applied for.

    The shorter processing times of 10 days for the highest-demand, highest paid and shortest duration occupations, i.e. skilled trades and for the caregivers it is from 60 to 90 days.

    Are you thinking of hiring a foreign worker?

    If you are a Canadian employer and are thinking of hiring a foreign worker, you probably need to obtain a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). It is a major step in the process when Canadian employers plan to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW). The chance of approval will depend on the demand for a particular job or position open to the foreign worker and the availability of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill that demand. Jobs or occupations are classified under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) for Canadian immigration purposes. Canadian employers or their representatives must research the job outlook for the relevant NOC code. Sectors with labour shortages (good outlook) such as healthcare workers (caregivers) have a higher probability of approval compared to sectors with no labour shortages (fair or limited outlook). A positive LMIA is generally required before a foreign worker can apply for a temporary work permit.

    Sponsorship

    Super Visa

    This special visa is designed for parents and grandparents who may enjoy visiting their family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew the status. CIC or the Citizenship and Immigration Canada may issue a multiple visa valid up to 10 years to eligible applicants to facilitate their back and forth travel from home and Canada.

    Applying Sponsorship?

    Book an appointment and let us know your legal status.

    Super Visa Requirements:

    • A parent or grandparent of the Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
    • Have a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild who meets the financial capability status that they can support their parents during the period of visit.
    • Must have a Canadian Medical Insurance for the period of one year and
    • A complete Medical Examination

    There are several factors to consider before the Visa officers can grant the super visa to the parents or grandparents. JCA Law Office is a phone call or email away to guide you in the process.

    Sponsoring Family & Other Relatives To CANADA:

    Which family members can you sponsor?

    It used to be just a dream but, here you are. You made it! After years of planning and a difficult transition, you were able to successfully migrate to Canada and finally got your Canadian permanent resident or citizen status. Now you are thinking about how perfect life will be if you are with your family and relatives. Do you wish they can join you in this progressive and beautiful maple leaf country? Despair not, in this article, we will provide you the information and everything you need to know with regards to your eligibility for sponsorship and who are the family or relatives you may sponsor to immigrate to Canada.

    Am I allowed to sponsor since I am 18 years old?

    In sponsorship, a sponsor is a petitioner of an immigrant petition for a family member, be it a child, a spouse, or other relatives. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is at least at the age of majority (18 years old) is allowed to sponsor relatives to Canada.

    The relatives will be allowed to live, study, and work in Canada if they become permanent residents.

    Family Sponsorship Basic Requirements:

    • A Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen
    • 18 years of age and above
    • You have not applied nor a recipient of social assistance for a reason other than disability
    • 2X2 picture
    • Undischarged bankrupt under the bankruptcy & Insolvency Act.

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