Canada is one of the most desirable countries to migrate to and live a happy life. Covering 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles), Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area. Having the 17th highest nominal per capita income globally Canada also rants the 13th highest in Human Development Index. This country is blessed with abundant natural resources and has a well-developed international trade network for great business prospects. This huge country at the same time it has a low population, making it a perfect choice for skilled professionals to plan their future.

Eligible candidates for immigration can apply through various immigration programs & can become part of this great country as permanent residents. It’s a step-wise process; Eligibility, Documentation, Language Ability, Express Entry Profile. Out of the many ways to migrate to Canada the two most commonly known options are express entry & provincial nominee programs.

At GMRS, we experience what it’s like for Canada immigration consultant on the ground in India. We pride ourselves in having an outstanding team of qualified and experienced immigration consultants who are dedicated to making the process easy, smooth, and hassle-free for you.

Federal Skilled Worker (Express Entry)

The Canadian government implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, this system was introduced on January 1, 2015.

Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across various eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of candidates in the pool are ranked under a Comprehensive Ranking System. The highest-ranked candidates will be considered for an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Candidates receiving an invitation must submit a full application within a delay of 60-days.

Federal Skilled Workers are persons with suitable education, work experience, age, and language abilities under one of Canada’s official languages and who are selected under the Express Entry Immigration system to apply for permanent residence.

To qualify for admission to the Express Entry Pool as a Federal Skilled Worker, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Possess one year of continuous full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment within the previous 10 years in one of 347 eligible occupations listed under the applicable National Occupational Classification system.
  • The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the meaning of the National Occupational Classification system.
  • Score sufficient points under the skilled worker point grid consisting of six selection factors. The current pass mark is 67 points.
  • Skills Assessment- Before you apply, you must have your skills assessed by the Australian assessing authority designated to assess your nominated occupation (which will usually have specific qualifications requirements).
  • Undergo language testing from a recognized third party and demonstrate intermediate-level language skills in English or French corresponding to the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7.
  • Undergo a successful security background and medical examination.
  • Possess suitable settlement funding.

Provincial Nomination Program

The Provincial Nomination Program is for those 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 a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Each province and territory has its own various streams and requirements for skilled professionals, semi-skilled workers, and businessmen.
  • You apply to the province or territory for nomination.
  • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
  • You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in.
  • Once you have been nominated, you submit an application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
  • If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you move to the next step of the process.
  • 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.

Active PNP Programs:

  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice.

Education Credential Assessment (ECA)

  • Submit complete documents required for the client’s Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), with the Company within 15 days of the signing of this contract.
  • The Client will ensure that their educational credentials are recognized by the government of the country where the institution is located.
  • The Company will not be responsible for an incorrect assessment if the Client does not disclose that their credentials are from an unrecognized institution or if the client has credentials that are found to be fraudulent.
  • The company will not be responsible for any delay in process or change in procedures by the ECA body.
  • As the ECA assessment is done by a third party, the Client’s educational experience, and the procedure to determine its equivalency to Canadian standards is treated as an independent process.
  • The Company shall not be responsible if the Immigrant application cannot be presented due to unverifiable credentials, insufficient credentials, or a lack of points based on the credential assessment.

English / French Proficiency Tests

  • The Client must attain high proficiency in all four areas in the language test to qualify for the FSWP. The minimum requirement is 6 bands in each module or Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB – 7).
  • Even if the Client meets CLB – 7, they must still earn an overall score high enough to reach 67 points, which is the minimum point requirement to qualify for the FSWP.
  • The Company shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever if the Immigration application cannot be submitted because the Client scores below CLB 7(L-6.R-6, W-6, S-6) or falls short of the required 67 points based on language proficiency test results.
  • To increase the Probability of invitation, the client should try to score CLB9 (L-8, R-7, W-7, S-7) bands in the respective module.Submit your IELTS/CELPIP/TEF score card within 120 days of the signing of this agreement.

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