As an individual applying for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class, you must be a foreign worker who has accumulated a minimum of one year of full-time skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years.
Yes, you have one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the past three years to qualify for Canadian Experience Class.
If you are international graduates, your work experience does not have to be related to your education, as long as you have gained the experience after graduating from an approved Canadian post-secondary educational institution
Yes, provided that you have accumulated at least two years of full time skilled work experience in Canada.
If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must:
No, there is no obligation to apply for Canadian Citizenship; but it is in your own interest to apply as soon as possible once you complete the residency requirement.
Since 1977, Canada has permitted its citizens to hold dual or multi Citizenship. As a result, Canadian citizens will not lose their Canadian Citizenship if they retain their former nationality or become citizens of another country. If you intend to become a Canadian citizen, you are advised to verify whether the country of your current nationality permits dual citizenship.
If you do not pass the test, you are sent a notice to appear for an interview with a citizenship judge.
No. Marriage to a Canadian citizen does not give you citizenship. You must first apply and obtain permanent residence, then apply for Canadian citizenship and meet the same requirements as any other person seeking citizenship in Canada.
If your citizenship certificate was lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement.
Work visas and employment authorizations are known as work permits in Canada. A work permit is a document issued by officials of the Canadian Government that allows a foreign individual to work at a specific job for a specific employer.
With few exceptions, work permits are sought by those who have work arranged in Canada. This can include an offer of direct employment with a Canadian employer, contract employment in Canada, or some business activities in Canada. Such work must be described and documented in an application for a work permit.
A job offer is a genuine offer of employment from a legitimate Canadian employer.
It is possible to submit an application while in Canada with valid visitor status. However, such an application will generally need to be submitted to a location outside of Canada such as a visa office abroad or a Canadian port of entry.
No, you cannot engage in work in Canada until the work permit is received. Work conducted outside of Canada for a Canadian employer is also not subject to the requirement of a work permit.
Applicants who have been resident in a designated country within the past 12 months, and who are seeking a work permit for a period of six months or greater, are required to undergo medical examinations.
As a general rule, it is not possible to seek a work permit that is longer than the arranged work in Canada.
Yes, your spouse/common law partner and dependent children can accompany or follow you to Canada. In many cases, persons entering Canada on a work permit may request that an open work permit be issued for their spouse/common law partner.
You should apply as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance from the educational institution. The time needed to process an application to study in Canada may vary at different visa offices.
The time needed can vary depending on a number of factors, including which visa office you apply.
You will need a medical examination if:
you will be in Canada for longer than six months, and you come from a designated country/territory for which Canada requires a visa.
In order to return to Canada, you must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document. You also need to hold a valid study permit if you are returning to study in Canada.
CIC recommends that you apply to extend your study permit at least three months before expiry. Applying for your study permit online typically results in faster processing times.
No. You do not need a Temporary Resident Visa to visit Canada if you are from a visa-exempt country. Citizens from all other countries must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa before entering Canada.
Applications should be made at least one month before your intended departure date.
If there is no stamp, handwritten date or document in your passport indicating an expiry date, your status as a temporary resident will expire six months from the day you arrive in Canada.
The date on the temporary resident visa is the date by which you must arrive in Canada. The border officer at the port of entry will stamp your passport with the date by which you must leave Canada.
There is no formal appeal process if your application for a Temporary Resident Visa is refused. You can apply again. Make sure that you provide any information or documents that were missing from your first application.
After becoming a Canadian permanent resident, you may live, work, and engage in business activities in any Canadian province or territory, regardless of where you initially indicated you intended to reside on your application form.
You must demonstrate the origin and accumulation of your wealth through reliable, third-party documentary evidence: tax returns, pay stubs, deeds of purchase/sale, statements from stockbrokers, business/real estate valuations, etc. You must be able to demonstrate that your assets were gained through means, which are considered legal, including gifts or inheritances.
As an Entrepreneur applicant, you are encouraged to make an exploratory visit to Canada to properly assess the business environment of the area in which you intend to locate.
While an Immigrant Investor is entitled to engage in work and business activities upon arrival in Canada, there is absolutely no obligation to do so.
Applicants with business managerial experience can qualify under either the Federal or Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. However, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program also takes into consideration managerial experience in a government, governmental organization or international organization and therefore may appeal to individuals with a broader spectrum of backgrounds.
A Provincial Nomination means that your application for a Canada Immigration Visa will be processed quickly and it provides another way of qualifying for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa apart from the Federal Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration.
Where and when does an application under the Provincial Nominee Program get submitted?
An application under the Provincial Nominee Program is submitted to the appropriate provincial government office, before submitting an application for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.
No. IRCC must be satisfied that a Provincial Nominee meets statutory requirements — health, security and authenticity of documents — before issuing a Canada Immigration Visa.
Yes you can still apply. You must advise the Provincial Nominee Program of the refusal and provide copies of all correspondence related to the refusal.
Typically the areas which a Provincial Nominee Program will consider are:
Yes, the Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that will provide multiple entries for a period up to ten years.
The key difference is that the Super Visa will have status periods for each entry that last up to two years, while the 10-year multiple entry visa status period for each entry is six months.
To be eligible for the super visa, applicants must be the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Dependants of parents and grandparents are not eligible for the super visa. However, they can apply for a regular visitor visa. The super visa applicants must also be found admissible to Canada and meet some other conditions.
When you apply for a parent and grandparent super visa, include the following people when calculating family size:
CIC will accept 10,000 new and complete applications for intake.
For Family Sponsorship purposes, a dependent child means a child who is:
The sponsor must be able to demonstrate the financial ability to provide for the essential needs of the Family Class applicant and dependents (sponsored family members).
The financial ability requirements may not apply where the sponsored individual is a spouse and/or one or more dependent children.
The sponsor is obliged to enter into a sponsorship agreement with the sponsored family member(s). By signing this agreement, the sponsor agrees to provide for the essential needs of the sponsored family member(s).
The length of the sponsorship process varies depending on the Visa Office to which the Family Class application is submitted. Sponsorship cases are processed on a priority at all Visa Offices.