Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada introduced electronic system called Express Entry in January 2015 in order to manage:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
- Some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
Candidates accepted in the Express Entry pool are scored, awarded points and ranked against each other. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada then selects candidates from the pool and issues Invitation to Apply (ITA) to candidates with high points and other factors (such as occupation in demand). So they can submit an application for Canadian Permanent Residency.
Citizens and permanent residents of Canada can sponsor their loved ones through the different family sponsorship programs to become permanent residence of Canada. Hillview Immigration Consulting can help you sponsor your eligible loved ones to Canada.
FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER (FSW)
Federal Skilled Worker class is one of the programs managed under Express Entry system. To be eligible for this program, Candidates must have least 1year skilled work experience within the past 10 years. The job performed must fall into NOC 0, A or B categories.
CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS (CEC)
Candidates for the Canadian Experience Class must plan to live anywhere in Canada except Quebec and have at least 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada or equivalent of 24 months skilled work experience in a part time position. The work experience is expected to be within the last 3 years as of the time of application submission.
FEDERAL SKILLED TRADE (FST)
Foreign Skilled Trades people with experience in eligible occupations can apply through the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program to become permanent residents of Canada. This will also be based on their education, work experience and occupation.
PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS
Provincial (provinces) and Territories in Canada can nominate individuals to become permanent residents through their Provincial Nominee Programs. Provinces and Territories have their individual program criteria to meet regional socio-economic demands, so they individually design their immigration programs within their allocated quotas in agreement with the federal government.
Caregivers in Canada can apply for permanent resident after meeting certain criteria. The 3 pathways in the Caregiver program are:
- The Live-In Caregiver pathway
- Caring for people with high medical needs pathway or
- Caring for children pathway