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How to Apply for Canada Working Visa or Short Term Visa

Canada is hotspot destination offering the ideal environment for the worldwide people to work, business or study in Canada. Every year, thousands of foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily or permanent basis.

The Government of Canada wants people to enter and work legally in Canada and apply for the relevant visa. Hence, it is crucial to know about the various visa categories, to choose the one that is first best with your eligibility and requirements. The different Canadian visa categories are as follows:-

  1. Temporary Workers Program

Canada LMIA Based Visa

The Canada LMIA Based Visa does not require a point system to fall or qualify. Every year, thousands of foreign worker go to Canada to work there temporarily on LMIA based visa.

To temporarily work in Canada, the visa applicant must hold an offer of employment or employment contract from a Canadian employer and a positive LMIA from ESDC. However, in some jobs, LMIAs do not require.

Note: - Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

You can even live and work in Canada without the requirement of LMIA approved job offer or LMIA based visa.

How to live and work in Canada without LMIA based visa

You can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) visa through Express Entry System to permanently live and work in Canada. Express Entry System is a point-based system that has three critical streams for applicants of a permanent visa.

Skills Immigrants: Skilled Worker immigrants are selected based on their ability to settle in Canada and contribute to the economy. The Skill Immigrants are being assessed based on the following:

  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • English/French Language Skills
  • Other Such Factors

The Express Entry has below three sub-categories, i.e.

The New Express Entry System was launched in January 2015, to manage how the skilled immigrants shall apply to immigrate to Canada.

As per this system, an applicant first fills the online profile form, including the language test scores, Educational Credential Assessment and the work experience. Filling and submitting the Express Entry Profile is free of cost. The Express Entry system process received complete applications within six months or less.

Provincial nominees: This program is for the applicants who have obtained the nomination from a province or state in Canada under its agreement with Canada's Government.

Generally, an applicant must apply directly to a province or territory to apply under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

You would require taking a language test if you apply as a provincial nominee:

  • For a semi- or low-skilled job (NOC C or D), or
  • Under Express Entry for a:
  • Managerial job (NOC skill level O),
  • Professional job (NOC skill type A), or
  • Technical job and skilled trade (NOC skill type B).

You would require applying in two stages.

  1. Apply to the province or territory where you want to live. Your application will be reviewed by that province, based on two aspects:
  • Its immigration requirements and
  • Whether you plan to live there.

The criteria mentioned above may change as per the latest updates; hence, you should check the particular province's website, where you want immigration.

  1. Once a province nominates you, you would require to apply to CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) for Permanent residence. The CIC officer will review your application based on Canadian rules.

As per the process, you need to pass a medical exam and get a Police Verification (certificate). The checks are mandatory for all the immigrants, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

Quebec-selected skilled workers (or investor or entrepreneur program):

The province of Quebec has an agreement with the Government of Canada to select Immigrants outside Canada as per the province skill requirement.

You would need to apply in two stages.

First: Apply to the Quebec government for a certificate of selection. It will confirm that Quebec has accepted you as an immigrant. Quebec will review you using its own rules. You may also visit the Quebec immigration website to find out how to apply.

Second: After Quebec chooses you, you must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence.

As per the process, you need to pass a medical exam and get a Police Verification (certificate). The checks are mandatory for all the immigrants, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

Since the Canadian Government does not support the Start-Up ventures, you must prove that you have sufficient funds. The Government specify the amount based on your family size and is updated annually.

Caregiver Program: An applicant can apply under this particular category in three ways:

  • Caring for Children Pathway
  • Live-in Caregiver Program
  • Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway

You can apply for permanent residence through any of the options mentioned above as per your eligibility.

Caring for Children Pathway

It applies to the caregivers who have provided childcare in a home. One can apply for permanent residency through this pathway.

Live-in Caregiver Program

This program is for both live-in caregivers (i.e. who are already working in Canada with a Live-in Caregiver Work Permit) and for the ones, approved for the first Live-in Caregiver Program work permit based on an employer's positive Labor Market Impact Assessment application. However, such applicant should submit an application to Service Canada on or before November 30, 2014.

Caring for the individuals with High Medical Needs Pathway

It makes those caregivers eligible for permanent residences, which have provided care for the elderly or those with disabilities or chronic disease in a hospital or a home.

Do you want to apply for PR visa in Canada without job offer?

Visas Avenue has been helping hundreds of people each year to reach their goals and fulfil their dreams. Our Immigration Experts are thorough with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and many other countries. To discuss your eligibility with our team of immigration specialists click on the free assessment form.

The VA team commits to provide you with the excellence in the services offered, and if the case required, we go an extra mile to give you the best possible service and advice. Visas Avenue is a private immigration consultancy firm and is not associated with any government entity, thereby charges fees for its professional advice and assistance.

DISCLAIMER: Visas Avenue is primarily an immigration advisory company that offers consultation for worldwide immigration options. Visas Avenue is not associated with any government authority or department of immigration, and we do not deal in any job or job assistance services.

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