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      MIGRATION

      Visitor’s Visa, Work Permit, Permanent Residence, Super Visa

      Canada Temporary Work Permit

      Every year, thousands of foreign workers come to Canada holding a temporary work permit. As we all know, there are several steps before you could enter Canada as a worker. In general, the employer needs to secure the LMIA Approval and the worker needs to secure his work permit. In between those two major phases, there various application forms to be filled out and several supporting documents require proper assessment.

      MAINTAINING STATUS

      PR Card Renewal, Citizenship

      How to maintain your Permanent Residence status

      What is permanent resident (PR) status? A PR status is granted to an individual by immigrating to Canada and later on can be applied 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 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.

      As a permanent resident, you and your 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.

      LMIA

      Labour Market Impact Assessment (formerly LMO)

      Are you thinking of hiring a foreign worker?

      You probably need the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). It is the first step in the process when Canadian employers want to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW). The probability of approval depends on the job and the industry sector. Those sectors with shortages such as healthcare workers (caregivers) have a high probability of approval. Shortage in this sector is established. A positive LMIA for caregivers must be issued first before a TFW can apply for a temporary work permit.

      SPONSORSHIP

      Sponsoring your Family & Relatives To CANADA:

      Which Family Members Can I Sponsor?

      It used to be just a dream, but here you are, and you made it! You were able to successfully migrate to Canada and finally got your Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status. And now you are thinking about how perfect life will be if you are with your family and relatives, wishing they can join you in this lovely 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.

      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.

      How to maintain your status as a Permanent Resident

      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.

      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.

      Different Ways to apply for Permanent Residency

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      Do you want to live in Canada and work permanently?

      Make an express entry assessment online if you are eligible or not.

      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.

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      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.

       

      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.

      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.

      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.

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      Immigration Law

      Our brilliant team in JCA Law offers you a full range of exceptional immigration legal services in Canada, including professional legal advice on:

      Citizenship applications

      Visitor visa applications

      Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA formerly LMO)

      Permanent and temporary residencies

      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

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      Undischarged bankrupt under the bankruptcy & Insolvency Act.

      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.

      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.

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