Canadian Immigration may be your goal but can you even see the net? Everyone must approach the task of becoming a Canadian permanent resident just like any sporting event. Conducting your research yourself is key to reaching your goal. Knowing the rules of the game and the opposition pitfalls will be the difference between success and failure.
Which application type will be best suited to your personal situation and why? Which route would be more likely for you to reach your goals? Is there a best time to apply? What are the odds of my application being successful? How much will it cost?
Do you need to hire a Canadian Immigration Lawyer or a Canadian Immigration Consultant? What is the difference between a Lawyer or a Consultant? Would it be wise to hire someone from my own country? How much is the difference in cost between an Immigration Lawyer or an Immigration Consultant? Who should I believe?
How long will the process take me?
Changing countries is not something that could ever happen overnight. How long will the process take is just about the worse question any potential immigration client could ask? The best and most likely successful route to obtain permanent residency in Canada is probably the slowest route. Did your parents never tell you the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? That slow and steady wins the race!
Studying in Canada then working once you graduate with a post graduate work permit will almost always ensure you will be selected as a permanent resident. Several provinces have special study and stay programs for foreign students that attend public educational institutions in their provinces.
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a process called EXPRESS ENTRY. The name Express Entry is most deceiving name they could have ever called this way of selecting new immigrants willing to live in Canada permanently. Nothing much about it is EXPRESS!
Anyone can apply as an Express Entry applicant by submitting their qualifications into the Express Entry pool using a points-based system and they will receive their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Each month approximately (IRCC) will announce how many from the Express Entry pool of candidates have been given an (ITA) invitation to apply.
The second the draw is announced twitter, linkedin and all types of social media lights up with Immigration Lawyers, Immigration Consultants and some scam artists posting how many ITA’s were issued. Each month it is just like a feeding frenzy with sharks devouring some poor misguided creature.
On the October 30th, 2019 draw there were (3,900) Three Thousand Nine Hundred invitations to apply. Plenty of Canadian Immigration Lawyers or a Canadian Immigration Consultants had very fancy advertisements all ready to be posted on social media and all they needed was to insert the numbers of invitations to apply to seek out new immigration clients.
What these Immigration Lawyers or Immigration Consultants fail to mention in their adverts is that the number of persons treading water in the Express Entry pool has now reached a total of 131,399!
The number of potential EE applicants in the pool keeps slowing growing and growing. More have to leave the pool when their time runs out and yet new ones enter the Express Entry pool and it grows.
If you would have done your research properly you would have already known that the chance the CRS score would be reduced enough for you to obtain an ITA was highly unlikely. Just because you have a dream of scoring that last second goal does not mean you need to apply through Express Entry. You don’t need a Lawyer or a Consultant to complete your Express Entry profile if you conduct your research thoroughly. It would be advised to retain one once you do receive an ITA though.
Canada needs immigrants and the provinces and federal government wants new immigrants to move to areas that they are needed most. You may not like this approach because you have friends elsewhere in Canada. Every province and territory has a Provincial Nominee Program to select applicants to their particular province which might be beneficial to you. Consider where you would like to reside in Canada and then seek out the opportunities in that area of Canada that are available.
Certain areas in Canada have employer based immigration programs. Two of the most common are AIPP Atlantic, Immigrant Pilot Program and the RNP Rural and Northern Pilot. When a position is offered a process ensues.
Once the province or town accepts your application you apply for a employer specific temporary work permit (TWP). Once you arrive and begin your employment your eligible to apply for permanent residency. Certain provinces take longer than others to issue a nomination certificate but have persons to assist you with settling into your new home. These programs mean that when you arrive in Canada you will have a job and know what your rate of pay will be etc. etc..
How will I find an employer willing to hire me, a foreigner? Employment recruiters in the four western provinces must be authorized. Real recruiters work for the employers (NOT APPLICANTS) and receive a commission from the actual employer. They may be an authorized immigration representative and they may not know anything about immigration applications at all. Canadian Immigration Lawyers or Canadian Immigration Consultants can assist applicants on the immigration process in all the other provinces. Employers need the immigration process clearly explained to them because if the TWP takes to long they could pull their offer of employment.
Another way immigration advisers can assist you is by ensuring once you get your nomination certificate they can reduce the TWP processing times down to a few weeks.
What ever you decide be sure to conduct your due diligence on who you should hire to assist you with obtaining permanent residency in Canada.
Roy Kellogg cvimmigration.com