CANADA IMMIGRATION :
This is a general explanation of the Canadian Immigration Act and regulations. For exact definition and explanation of Canadian Immigration Act and regulations refer to legal books OR consult a Canadian lawyer.
A: TEMPORARY OR NON IMMIGRANT VISA:
The purpose of the visitor / tourist visa under the Canadian Immigration Act is to :
Who is a visitor:
A definition of visitor is given under Sec. 2 (1) of The Immigration Act (Act) as a person who is lawfully in Canada as a visitor or who wishes to come into Canada
for temporary purpose and who is not:
What is a visitor visa:
A visitor visa is a document or stamp on the passport (in most cases) which allows entry of a person in Canada as that person meets the requirements of the Act for the purpose of visiting Canada.
This visa is issued by a visa officer at the Canadian post abroad.
HOWEVER THERE ARE RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES WHO DO NOT REQUIRE A VISITOR VISA OR IT MAY BE ISSUED AT THE PORT OF ENTRY IN CANADA.
There are more than 85 universities in Canada which provide high level of education to students coming from around the world. Canada has some of the finest private English schools from grade 1-12 for local as well as international students. The Canadian government spends 9.5 % of their GDP in the education system. Many Canadian education institutions are funded by the government and therefore they have some of the best facilities.
Basic process for obtaining student authorization is as follows:
There are also many student exchange programs, student working visa programs and such other programs for students of certain countries.
Our kit will also include, apart from our regular forms and instructions, a list of Canadian educational institutions and a list of special student exchange and student working visa programs.
Any person who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada needs employment authorization ( work permit) to work in Canada.
Basic process for obtaining employment authorization:
AS PER THE LATEST REGULATION ( OCT. 1998) SPOUSES OF EXECUTIVES , PROFESSIONALS AND SOFTWARE PROGRAMMERS ON WORK PERMIT VISAS ARE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN CANADA. SUCH SPOUSES NEED TO HAVE A JOB OFFER AND NO JOB VALIDATION IS NECESSARY
If you have come to Canada ON :-
you may apply for extension of your visa while you are WITHIN Canada.
an individual may apply for any of the following types of visas and change his/her visa status. This may lead the way to obtaining permanent immigration of Canada.
One can seek and make an application for political asylum in Canada, if that person has well founded fear that he /she will be prosecuted because of his / her religion, race, nationality, membership of a particular social group and political opinion and such a person cannot go back to his home country or cannot get protection from this country.
This program has been introduced to meet the of shortage of domestic help in Canada.
Basic process for obtaining employment authorization ( work permit) in this program is as follows;
A person may apply under this class if he/she gets married in Canada while on a temporary visa in Canada.
Under this class the individual may have come on a visitor visa and while in Canada may have found a loved one with whom he/she wishes to get married.
Under this class application is made on the basis that if visa is not issued, the applicant will suffer undue hardships.
B: PERMANENT IMMIGRATION TO CANADA:
Under this class one can make an application for PERMANENT IMMIGRATION TO CANADA under the following three categories when he/she is OUTSIDE of Canada.
Canada is a country of immigrants and the government has identified that liberalized immigration process for skilled workers and professionals is essential for the economic and cultural development of Canada.
To serve this objective and facilitate the entry of skilled workers and professionals into Canada, Human Resources Development Canada ( Labor Department of Canada ) has produced a list of occupations known as National Occupation Classification (NOC).
Based on this list, Immigration Department of Canada has formulated immigration regulations for issuing immigrant visa to skilled workers and professionals and their families.
Before one makes an application under this class the applicant must make sure that your occupation / profession is on this NOC list with skill St of O, A and B.
Application under this class is decided on the basis of points system on the following criteria.
If you score 67 points out of 100 then you are eligible for getting
PR visa of Canada. For calculation of your points you need to submit your
resume. This regulation came in to effect on 28th Sep. 2003.
This class is also known as business immigration class. The applicant should make an application under the entrepreneur class and self employed class if he/she wishes to start a business in Canada.
The entrepreneur class is defined as follows:
Any individual who has -
As a general rule, if the applicant has some business outside of Canada and has 300,000 CD$ to start a business and settle in Canada, he/she is likely to qualify for this program. However, every thing must be well documented.
For the self employed class, the requirements are same as the entrepreneur class but the applicant is not required to employ any person in the business. This type of visa is issued to people who will start a business venture in the area of arts , music and culture or farming.
You should make AN application under THE investor class if you DO NOT wish to start a business in CANADA.
The investor class is also known as business immigration class and is defined as:
Any individual who has -
UNDER THIS PROGRAM THERE ARE MANY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT APPROVED FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS WHICH ARE LICENCED TO MANAGE SUCH PROGRAMS. THESE FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS PROVIDE A MONETARY LOAN IF THE INVESTOR DOES NOT WISH TO
MAKE A FULL INVESTMENT OF 400,000 CD$ ( This is the most preferred program).
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident may make an application to sponsor their relatives under one of the following classes-
If a person has close relatives in Canada and wishes to immigrate to Canada, he/she may apply under this class for family sponsorship. In other words, if an individual is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada he/she can sponsor some of his/her close relatives to obtain Canadian immigration.
One can sponsor the following relatives only under the family class.
If an individual does not have any of the above mentioned relatives, then he/she can sponsor one another relative.
All other relatives and relations who do not satisfy the family class requirement need to apply under other class(es).
Brief process in applying under the family class is as follows-
C : APPLICATION BY A PERMANENT RESIDENT OF CANADA FOR :
D: CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP:
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