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PERMANENT RESIDENCE: ECONOMIC CLASS

EXPRESS ENTRY OVERVIEW

Express Entry is Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) system for managing the intake of economic immigration applications; all eligible candidates are placed in a pool and only those with the highest points (based on specific criteria) are invited to apply for permanent residency.  Express Entry relates to the following classes:

 

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program;

  • Canadian Experience Class; and

  • A portion of the Provincial Nominee Program.

FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM

Applicants for the Federal Skilled Worker program are assessed based on their ability to become economically established upon immigrating to Canada. Skilled workers are assessed based on a points system. Points are assigned to applicants for their education level, English and/or French language ability, relevant skilled employment experience, age, and adaptability in Canada.

FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM

In addition to being assessed on similar human capital factors as applicants for the federal  skilled worker program; this category under the express entry specifically targets applicants within 6 major and minor groups of the national occupational classification system.

 

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades

  • Major Group 73, maintenance, and equipment operation trades, supervisors and central control operators;

  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production;

  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utility;

  • Minor Group 632, chefs, and cooks, and

  • Minor Group 633, butchers, and bakers.

CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS

Foreign nationals who have previously worked in Canada with authorisation may have the opportunity to call Canada home under the Canadian Experience Class, provided they have at least 12 months full-time paid work experience within 3 preceding years prior to applying.

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program. These immigrants must have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there. Each province and territory has its own streams (in demand occupations), eligibility and nomination guidelines, if you choose to immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program, you must first apply to the Province or Territory where you wish to settle and obtain a Nomination Certificate from that Province or Territory.

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION 

Under the business immigration class, applicants are selected based on their ability to become economically established and support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

 

There are two classes of business immigrants:

 

Start-Up Visa: This program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build innovative businesses in Canada that can create jobs for Canadians and compete on a global scale.


Self-Employed Person: This program seeks to bring innovative and business-minded people who will become self-employed in Canada. Applicants must have the relevant work experience in cultural activities, athletics or farm management.

For more information regarding any of the migration categories or to see how best we can help, please email us at info@avioulaw.com or contact us via our contact page concerning your query.