CANADA
visa programs

CANADA VISA
FAMILY VISA

As part of their immigration programs, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a specific visa track known as the Family Visa. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of at least 18 years of age are entitled to sponsor the following family members:

● Spouse, Common-law partner, Conjugal partner
● Dependent children
● Parents
● Brothers and sisters
● Grandparents
● Grandchildren
● Other relatives (i.e., an orphaned niece or nephew)

Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada are also offered a range of categories to sponsor family members through the Family Visa Program. Each category has its own set of requirements that the sponsor needs to comply with for the family sponsorship visa application to be properly reviewed by CIC.

The sponsor is required to:

● Send a letter of invitation to the family member(s) they want to sponsor.
● Demonstrate their ability to financially support the family members being sponsored during their initial stay period (varies between 3 – 10 years).
● Sign an agreement that confirms that they understand their mutual obligations and responsibilities.
● Sign an undertaking promising to provide for the basic needs of the family members they are sponsoring.

CANADA VISA
BUSINESS VISA

The Canada Business Immigration Category of visas was designed to attract experienced business people to Canada. Successful candidates are those who can invest in Canada, start businesses in Canada and generate revenues and employment for Canadians.

In 2013, over 9000 business migrants were allowed entry into Canada. In 2015-2016, the government target is to welcome a similar number of Canada business immigrants.

In order to encourage the development of a strong, prosperous economic environment, the Canadian government seeks business people with sufficient business experience and the necessary assets.

Canada business visa categories:

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Visa

Aimed at those with a personal net worth of at least $10 million CND, and willing to make an at-risk investment of at least $2 million CND into Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital fund. This category is not always available, and was temporarily closed on December 30th
2015.

Start-up Visa

Aimed at successful business owners or part-owners with significant experience who have the intention and ability to own and manage a business in Canada, which generates revenues and employment. The business must be supported by an organisation on Canada’s Start-up Visa Designated Organisations List

Self-Employed Immigrant Visa

Aimed at persons with relevant experience in
world-class athletics or cultural activities or with farm management experience,
who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada.

CANADA VISA
FAMILY VISA

As part of their immigration programs, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a specific visa track known as the Family Visa. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of at least 18 years of age are entitled to sponsor the following family members:

● Spouse, Common-law partner, Conjugal partner
● Dependent children
● Parents
● Brothers and sisters
● Grandparents
● Grandchildren
● Other relatives (i.e., an orphaned niece or nephew)

Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada are also offered a range of categories to sponsor family members through the Family Visa Program. Each category has its own set of requirements that the sponsor needs to comply with for the family sponsorship visa application to be properly reviewed by CIC.

The sponsor is required to:

● Send a letter of invitation to the family member(s) they want to sponsor.
● Demonstrate their ability to financially support the family members being sponsored during their initial stay period (varies between 3 – 10 years).
● Sign an agreement that confirms that they understand their mutual obligations and responsibilities.
● Sign an undertaking promising to provide for the basic needs of the family members they are sponsoring.

CANADA VISA
BUSINESS VISA

The Canada Business Immigration Category of visas was designed to attract experienced business people to Canada. Successful candidates are those who can invest in Canada, start businesses in Canada and generate revenues and employment for Canadians.

In 2013, over 9000 business migrants were allowed entry into Canada. In 2015-2016, the government target is to welcome a similar number of Canada business immigrants.

In order to encourage the development of a strong, prosperous economic environment, the Canadian government seeks business people with sufficient business experience and the necessary assets.

Canada business visa categories:

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Visa

Start-up Visa

Self-Employed Immigrant Visa

Aimed at those with a personal net worth of at least $10 million CND, and willing to make an at-risk investment of at least $2 million CND into Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital fund. This category is not always available, and was temporarily closed on December 30th
2015.

Aimed at successful business owners or part-owners with significant experience who have the intention and ability to own and manage a business in Canada, which generates revenues and employment. The business must be supported by an organisation on Canada’s Start-up Visa Designated Organisations List

Aimed at persons with relevant experience in
world-class athletics or cultural activities or with farm management experience,
who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada.

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Visa

Aimed at those with a personal net worth of at least $10 million CND, and willing to make an at-risk investment of at least $2 million CND into Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital fund. This category is not always available, and was temporarily closed on December 30th
2015.

Start-up Visa

Self-Employed Immigrant Visa

Aimed at successful business owners or part-owners with significant experience who have the intention and ability to own and manage a business in Canada, which generates revenues and employment. The business must be supported by an organisation on Canada’s Start-up Visa Designated Organisations List

Aimed at persons with relevant experience in
world-class athletics or cultural activities or with farm management experience,
who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada.

CANADA VISA
PROVINCIAL NOMINEE VISA

This program is for workers who:

● Have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
● Want to live in that province, and
● Want to become permanent residents of Canada

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

● Students
● Business people
● Skilled workers
● Semi-skilled workers

Understand the application options:

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to either by using the paper-based process or by the online process through Express Entry.

the online Express Entry process

● You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.
● If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.

Or

● You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in.
● If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you contact them directly.
● You apply to their Express Entry stream: If you’re nominated, the province will offer it to you through your account, and you accept it electronically.

the paper-based process:

● You apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry
stream.
● You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
● Once you have been nominated, you submit a paper application for permanent
residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
● You have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone
must have these checks, no matter where you plan to live in Canada.
● Application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.

CANADA VISA
QUEBEC SKILLED WORKERS

Individuals who wish to migrate abroad for personal & professional reasons consider Quebec as one of the most favorable provinces. This is because of the unique Quebec Immigration Process and the perks the province has. Quebec has its own set of immigration eligibilities for immigration programs which the applicant should meet if he/she wants to migrate to Quebec.

Quebec Immigration Process:

Individuals belonging to foreign nationals wishing to immigrate and settle down in Quebec under any of the programs offered by the Quebec government should follow the below-mentioned steps:

● The individual applying for Quebec Immigration should be first selected by the Quebec’s Immigration Authority (MIDI). Once the selection is done, the selected candidates will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate from the authorities.
● On receiving the Quebec Selection Certificate, the applicant can then file an application for his/her permanent residency.
● The candidate should note that the federal government evaluation is mainly based on issues related to health & criminality.

Quebec Immigration Eligibility:

Quebec has offered several programs from which the applicant can choose to immigrate to Quebec. The candidate should know that every single program Quebec offers has its own set of eligibility requirements. To be more specific, Quebec Skilled Worker and Quebec Experience Class have a different set of criteria & requirements to be met.

● Individuals who apply are assessed based on certain factors after which they are granted points under a point system.
● The applicants need to meet the criteria and obtain the minimum score in order to proceed with the immigration process.
● Factors like age, qualification, work experience, language abilities & number of dependants are taken into consideration.

Types of Immigration Programs Offered by Quebec:

Quebec has a well-structured and organized immigration programs for individuals which serves their interests and purpose of visit. The major Quebec Immigration programs offered are listed below:

● Quebec Skilled Worker Program
● Quebec Business Immigration
● Quebec Experience Program

 

Processing Time for Quebec Immigration Process:

Quebec has a well-structured and organized immigration programs for individuals which serves their interests and purpose of visit. The major Quebec Immigration programs offered are listed below:

● The Quebec Immigration process takes around a duration of 12 months to be completed. (Depending on the choice of the program)
● The processing time will never be the same and constantly changes due to several factors like the Volume of applications, the time taken by the applicant to respond, the applicant’s proof of language proficiency, international context & more.

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