Skilled Worker Class
is a Canada Immigration Visa?
Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa is a document
which allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada,
and confers upon that person Permanent Resident status. It
comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the
holder does not meet Canadian
residency obligations, or is found guilty of
serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian
Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian
Citizenship after 3 years.
is a Work Permit different from a Canada Immigration Visa?
Permit allows an eligible visitor to reside and
work in Canada for a limited period of time, and restrictions
are usually placed on the type of employment which can be
pursued. It will not, by itself, lead to Canadian Permanent
Resident status. By contrast, a Canada Immigration Visa
entitles its holder to live and work anywhere in Canada,
enjoy many of the privileges of Canadian Citizenship, apply
for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years and sponsor family
members for Canadian Permanent Resident status.
I apply for Permanent Resident status and Temporary status at
the same time?
can apply for Permanent Resident status and Temporary status
at the same time. You must meet the eligibility of each
I have no status in my current country of residence.
Can I still qualify?
your application may have to be filed in your home country
and you may have to travel there to attend an interview.
the application include other family members?
application can include your spouse and dependent children
(children who are under 22 and do not have a spouse or who
are over 22 and are still full-time students).
is the application for Canadian Immigration submitted?
must submit your Canada Immigration Visa Application
(Application for Permanent Residence in Canada) to the
Canadian Immigration Visa Office responsible for the
country of your citizenship or to the visa office responsible
for the country you are currently residing in if you
have been legally admitted to that country for at least
Under current regulations Federal
Skilled Worker applicants must submit their
initial application to the Central Intake Office (CIO) in
Sydney, Nova Scotia, wherever they may be physically located.
I have heard that
Canada Immigration Regulations have changed. How will I be
immigration regulations, laws and policies are constantly
subject to change. With new governments, new priorities and
rules are often established. The effect of these changes will
vary considerably from one applicant to another, depending on
the particular circumstances. For the latest information on
the status of immigration programs and the current
requirements, please refer to the Newsletter
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there a benefit to using a consultant for immigration to
there is. Immigrating to Canada has over time become more and
more complicated. There are currently more than 50 different
federal and provincial immigration programs under which an
applicant may qualify and it is very difficult for an
individual to know which program is most suitable to their
circumstances. Even though Citizenship and Immigration Canada
permits you to submit a Canadian Immigration Visa
Application on your own, statistically, your chances of
succeeding are increased if a qualified Canadian immigration
consultant represents you. Moreover, a perfected application
will, in many cases, shorten the immigration process,
allowing you to obtain your Canada Immigration Visa faster.
What are the advantages of applying through Worldwide
Relocation Services Inc. (WRSI)?
immigration regulations are complex and subject to change,
and proper preparation of an application together with
in-depth knowledge of the system can mean the difference
between success and failure. We have the experience and
expertise to guide you through the process, from preparing
and filing your application to preparing you for interview to
assisting you with landing and settlement in Canada.
In addition to our staff
of in-house consultants, we employ the services of legal
advisors and former visa officers. Our president, Mr.
Praveen Shrivastava, is a registered member of CSIC, the regulatory body
for immigration consultants.
do I retain Worldwide to represent me for Canadian
as a first step, we recommend that you complete our free
assessment form so that we may determine your
eligibility to immigrate to Canada under the Skilled Worker,
Provincial Nomination, and Family Sponsorship or business
Alternatively, if you feel that you are qualified to
immigrate to Canada and you wish to know more about our
services, or would like our consultants to answer your
questions, you may contact
us and we will be pleased to respond to
What does not qualify as
∑ Experience that you obtained while not under the proper
work authorization (for example, if you worked in Canada as
an undocumented worker)
∑ Work in a job that does not fall under Type O, Level A
or B classification under the NOC
qualifies as educational experience?
∑ Educational experience only counts towards this
immigration program when it was obtained from a Canadian
post-secondary educational institute. Furthermore, the
experience must also satisfy one of the following criteria:
∑ You must have completed a full-time Canadian
post-secondary program (which lasts for at least 2 years)
∑ Or, you have completed 1-year of educational study in
Canada, followed by a 1-year Canadian Masterís degree
are the language requirements for the Canada Experience
All applicants for the Canada experience class must have a
certain level of proficiency in English or French. This means
that you can effectively communicate, in speaking, reading
and writing. The level of language ability that is required
for the Canada experience class varies according to the job
category in which your work experience was obtained. For
example, if you have obtained work experience in a job
classified under Skill Level A of the NOC, you will need to
prove that you meet the minimum language requirement for that
How do I prove my language ability?
If you are applying with
English as your first language you may take an IELTS test to
prove your language skills.
you are applying with French as your first language you may
take a TEF test to prove your language skills.
What if my spouse/common-law partner also qualifies?
If your spouse or common-law partner also qualifies under
this immigration program, you must decide who will apply as
the principal applicant. A common-law partner refers to
someone who you have lived with, in a conjugal relationship
for at least a year. A conjugal relationship refers to more
than just living together and is essentially a marriage-like
situation. Common-law relationships can be both opposite and
qualifies for a Canada Immigration Visa under the Family
Sponsorship category? Close relatives of a Canadian citizen
or a Canadian permanent resident
common-law partner, or conjugal partner; or
or grandparent; or
unmarried, and under 18 years of age brother, sister, nephew,
niece, or grandchild; or
adopted child under 18 years of age; or
other relative, if the sponsor has no relative listed above
and no relatives who are Canadian citizens or Canadian
qualifies as a "Dependent Child"?
Family Sponsorship purposes, a dependent child means a child
22 and unmarried on the date the application for sponsorship
is submitted (and still unmarried on the date the child lands
in Canada); or
any age or marital status and is a continuously enrolled
full-time student, who is financially dependent on his or her
parents since before the age of 22 (or since becoming a
spouse or common-law partner, if this happened before 22); or
financially dependent on a parent since before the age of 22
because of a disability.
financial criteria must be satisfied to qualify as a Sponsor?
qualify, the Sponsor must be able to demonstrate the
financial ability to provide for the essential needs of the
Sponsored person(s) and any accompanying dependents. This
requirement is waived if:
person requiring sponsorship is the spouse, common-law
partner or conjugal partner of the Canadian Sponsor; or
person requiring sponsorship is the dependent child of the
if the Sponsor does not have the requisite financial ability?
the Sponsor does not have the required financial ability, the
spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the Sponsor
may act as a co-signer to the undertaking. In such case,
their combined financial abilities will be assessed, and the
co-signer will be equally liable in case of default.
financial ability requirements do not apply if the Sponsored
person is a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner or
a dependent child of the Sponsor.
other criteria must the Sponsor satisfy?
addition to the required financial ability, the Canadian
a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at least 18 years of
age. Be physically residing in Canada, except for Canadian
citizens sponsoring a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal
partner, or dependent child, as long as the sponsor can
demonstrate the intention to return to Canada by the time the
Sponsored family members lands in Canada etc.
is the Sponsorship Application submitted?
the Application is to be processed outside of Canada, the
Sponsor must submit the Sponsorship Application to the
Canadian Immigration Case Processing Centre located in
the Application is to be processed inside Canada, the Sponsor
must submit the Sponsorship Application to the Canadian
Immigration Case Processing Centre located in Vegreville,
a same-sex partner be sponsored?
those married in Canada, same-sex marriages are valid for
sponsorship of a spouse.
those married outside Canada, same-sex marriages are valid if
the marriage was recognized in the country in which it took
common-law and conjugal relationships are valid within and
outside Canada for sponsorship of a partner.
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