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Everything on permanent residency?

Everything on permanent residency?

A Canadian permanent resident has the ability to live and work freely across Canada. With some exceptions, all Canadian citizens' rights are respected.

The different programmes

Express Entrance

This program is intended for skilled immigrants who wish to settle permanently in Canada and participate in Canada's economy.

Three immigration programs are administered as part of Express Entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Family Sponsorship

You may sponsor certain family members to come to Canada if you are at least 18 years old and meet the following conditions:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • An individual registered in Canada as an Indian under the Indian Act;
  • A permanent resident in Canada.

We have a number of services under this category, such as: Sponsoring a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child, sponsoring your parents or grandparents, Sponsoring your adopted children.

Atlantic Canadian Immigration Program.

The Atlantic Immigration Program applies to four Atlantic provinces:

  • New Brunswick,
  • Newfoundland and Labrador,
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

This program is a pathway to permanent residence for foreign graduates from a Canadian institution and skilled foreign workers who wish to live and work in one of the 4 provinces mentioned above.

Provincial nominees.

The program is designed for workers who:

  • Possess the experience, training and skills necessary to contribute to the economy of a given province or territory;
  • would like to reside in that province;
  • Interested in becoming a Canadian permanent resident.

The process depends on the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) component in which you submit an application.

For example, under one component of the program, provinces can aim to:

  • Business people;
  • Students;
  • Semi-skilled workers.
  • Skilled workers;

You may need to apply through a non-Express Entry component, or through the Express Entry.

Choose a province or territory

To be designated by a particular province or territory, you must contact the jurisdiction in question according to the instructions on the site of the selected province or territory.

The criteria vary between jurisdictions and can change without notice.

Note: The province of Quebec does not provide PNP.

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All about the work permit

All about the work permit

Today, Canada is among the countries in the world where foreign workers and business people have great opportunities.

However, individuals from certain countries require a work permit. For more information on whether a work permit is required, follow this link.

Work Permit Categories in Canada

Temporary Workers

In this category we have 2 types of work permits. Employer-specific work permit or closed work permit This type of work permit provides you with the opportunity to work in Canada based on the conditions of your permit. Among these conditions, we have:
  • The name of your employer for whom you must work,
  • The duration of your employment contract,
  • Where you may work (if any)
In order to apply for a closed work permit, your employer must be involved. They must provide you with certain information that will be kept on file, such as:
  • Copy of the letter of employment or employment contract
  • Any of the following:
    • Copy of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA);
    • For workers excluded from the LMIA, a job offer number.

Open Work Permit

However, this kind of permit allows you to work anywhere in Canada and for any employer, with the exception of the following employers:

  • A non-qualifying employer on the list of employers that did not meet the conditions.
  • An employer who offers escort services, erotic massages, nudity and erotic dance activities.

Work permit for businesspeople.

The temporary admission of certain classes of skilled entrepreneurs to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been facilitated by the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

Your employer could be exempt from receiving a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if you come to Canada as part of the GATS.

Categories of business individuals concerned:

1 – Trade Visitors:           

  • Participate in conferences, business meetings or exhibitions.
  • Acquisition of Canadian goods and services.

It is important to note that these visitors are not eligible for entry into the Canadian labour market.

2-   Professionals:            

Under the GATS, a professional is for anyone who comes to Canada to work for a foreign company under a service contract. There are certain conditions that have to be met.

3- People transferred within a corporation.

This category includes persons who are transferred within a corporation and transferred to a company abroad to work in the same corporation or a related corporation in Canada.

Should you still have any doubts about your case, please contact us and be accompanied by a professional from our office.

Canada's Immigration System 2023 - Ouedraogo Avocat

Canada’s Immigration System 2023

Canada’s Immigration System 2023

How are immigrants selected?

The Government of Canada is pursuing an immigration plan that allocates the benefits of immigration in Canada. As a result, immigrants are selected according to their contribution to the country's economy, family reunification needs and humanitarian needs.

New objectives are set annually for the number of immigrants who may be admitted to Canada under each immigration category.

Prior to setting objectives, consultations are conducted with the public, territories, provinces, businesses and organizations that help immigrants settle in Canada.

In 2023, the goal is to welcome 465,000 permanent residents to ensure that Canada has the workers it needs to address serious labour shortages and build a strong economy.

Canada anticipates welcoming 485,000 and 500,000 permanent residents in 2024 and 2025, respectively, representing approximately 1.2% of the country's population.

What type of screening are immigrants subjected to?

In order to protect the safety and health of Canadians, the Government of Canada ensures that prospective immigrants are carefully screened before being allowed to come to Canada.

However, anyone seeking permanent residence in Canada must provide:

  • A criminal record check or police certification;
  • Fingerprints (biometrics) and picture.

How do we help immigrants succeed?

The Government of Canada wants newcomers to succeed and contribute to Canada's cultural wealth and society. For this reason, the government is funding services to help immigrants settle in their communities.

Today, Canada is home to over 500 settlement service providers.

Settlement services help newcomers adjust to their new lives in Canada and place them on the path to Canadian citizenship.