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HOW TO FAST-TRACK YOUR CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE APPLICATION

HOW TO FAST-TRACK YOUR CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE APPLICATION

Canadian Permanent Resident Card

What is Permanent Residence?

Permanent residency is a person’s resident status in a country of which they are not citizens. This is usually for a permanent period; a person with such status is known as a permanent resident.

There are a number of resident options available to process your PR application and each option comes with its own requirements necessary for successful PR application. For all of these options, however, there are four fundamental ways to fast track to your PR application. These are high demand skill acquisition, job offer, high IELTS, and the spouse factor. Each option for processing the PR comes with its own method and ways to fast track them. To understand how these factors work, you must understand how the PR application is done. The following are the methods of PR application:

1.   EXPRESS ENTRY

Canadian fast-track system for immigration is called “Express Entry”. The system was designed specifically to help skilled workers to move into a role in the country.  Applications for Express Entry are all done online. Once you create your profile (valid for one year) you will be given a score (you must achieve a minimum score of 67/100) based on your language proficiency, education, and work experience. Your score is then ranked against other applicants via a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and those at the top of the rankings are invited (Invitation to Apply (ITA)) to become permanent residents. There are three separate immigration programs under Express Entry-‘Federal Skilled Workers” “federal Skilled Trades’, and Canadian Experience Class’.

A) Federal Skilled Workers

this program is limited to 25,000 visas per year (all nationalities). Although, if you have a job offer, you can still qualify even if the quota has been filled. To apply you must have at least one year of paid work experience and fulfill certain criteria (such as a language test). You must also have your qualifications assessed by an independent accreditor (for an additional fee). World Education Services (WES) is a recognized independent accreditor that can evaluate your credentials.

B) Federal Skilled Trades

Each year 5,000 visas are available for individuals who are trained in one of 90 skilled trades that are in demand. To apply under this program, you must have at least two years’ paid work experience (in the previous five years) and have either a job offer for a full year or a certificate of qualification.

C) Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

This program offers 8,000 permanent residency visas to applicants who have at least 12 months’ skilled work experience in Canada in the three years before they apply. To qualify you must also apply at least four months before your visa expires, and pass a language and medical test. It takes six months to process but it is possible to get a bridging visa until the CEC is issued.

 To fast track your express entry PR therefore, each applicant must possess high demand skills, a job offer and high scores in IELTS. We can certainly help you register for the exam and score very high in IELTS if you undergo our training. For more information, please visit www.mcfedututors.com or whatsapp 08132765285

I. TRADE/ WORKER SKILLS

LIST OF HIGH DEMAND TRADE SKILLS

For trade skills, here is a list of categories of skills necessary for PR fast-tracking:

1. Industrial, electrical and construction trades: this is a category for all kinds of trade skills that fall under these three categories. These skills range from contractor and supervising position in electrical trades and telecommunication to pipe fitting, carpentry, construction, repairs and services and so on

2. Maintenance and equipment operation trade: this includes printing, mechanics, air conditioning and heavy machine mechanics, aircraft and train maintenance experts and so on.

3. Supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture, and related production: forestry experts, mining, oil and gas, farm supervisors, livestock farmers and so on.

4. Processing, manufacturing, and utility supervisors and central control operators: this includes mineral and metal processing, rubber and plastic production textile and fabric and so on.

LIST OF HIGH DEMAND WORKER SKILLS .

1. Health occupation

2. Business, finance, and administrative occupation

3. Sales and services occupation

4. Trades, transport, and equipment operation and related occupation

5. Management occupation

6. Natural and applied science and related occupation

7. Occupation in manufacturing

8. Occupation in education, law, social community, and government services

9. Occupation in art, culture, recreation, and sport

10. Natural resources, agriculture, and related production.

Gain more work experience

If you are working outside Canada but have less than three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience, keep working! While this work won’t bring points under the human capital factors, it is nonetheless rewarded in the skills transferability combinations.

The goal of remaining in employment is even more important for candidates currently working in Canada on a work permit because more points are available for Canadian work experience. Just make sure that if you are working in Canada, you maintain legal work status the entire time.

As long as you indicate that your employment is ongoing on your Express Entry profile, your CRS score will automatically update when you reach a new threshold of work experience.

II. IELTS

Another important factor for the express entry is the test of English language proficiency IELTS. As earlier stated, your score on this test would be ranked against other applicants; it is, therefore, advisable to get a very high score on either of these tests in order to help fast track your application. Did you know that language ability is worth up to 260 CRS points in total for a single candidate, or up to 270 points for a couple? Not only is language ability the most valued human capital factor under the Comprehensive Ranking System, but it is also a factor where incremental gains can make a huge difference.

Extra points are accumulated for each improvement in test results across the four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading, writing), but the magic threshold is when a candidate achieves a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 9 in each ability. Why? Because in addition to the points gained for improvements to that level, getting a CLB 9 in each ability also triggers a jump in points under the skills transferability factors (the exact jump depends on your levels of education and work experience).

Skill transferability factors can result in a maximum of 100 points, so be sure you get as many of these points as you can. To reach CLB 9 on the IELTS General Training exam, you have to achieve the following minimum scores:

Listening: 8.0 Speaking 7.0 Reading: 7.0 Writing: 7.0.

We can certainly help you register for the exam and score very high in IELTS if you undergo our training. For more information, please visit www.mcfedututors.com or whatsapp 08132765285

III.  THE SPOUSE CONNECTION

Express entry PR is ranked by earning points which means that each individual on the express entry pool can gain or lose point based on a number of factors and our spouses are one of the factors. To Fast track your PR application, therefore, it is important to know that you must not only pay attention to your points but to that of your spouse because he or she can either help you succeed or fail. You must pay attention to their eligibility as well as yours in other to earn good points. It is advisable that your spouse also write and pass the test of English proficiency test so as to add to your own point and take you to the top faster. You must also pay attention to his or her age, work experience, and educational background. However, a good score on either IELTS or PTE goes a long way to make up for any deficiency in experience he or she might possess.

If you plan on coming to Canada with your spouse/common-law partner, you should both know that the spouse/partner’s language ability is worth up to 20 points, while education level and Canadian work experience are worth up to 10 points each. That’s a total of 40 points available based on your spouse/partner’s factors.

Notably, if you apply as a single applicant, these 40 points are redistributed into the factors of your profile. Single applicants don’t miss out on these 40 points, you simply claim them within your own abilities.

IV. JOB OFFER.

A genuine job offer from a Canadian employer is one way to speed up your entry to Canada. You can shave years off your permanent resident application processing time by finding employment in Canada. It is also worthy to note that in order to claim points for a job offer through Express Entry, the job offer must meet a strict set of conditions.

While the value of a qualifying job offer with respect to your CRS score is not as great as it once was — in most cases, down to 50 CRS points from a previous value of 600 points — obtaining a job offer remains an important factor.

2.  PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMME (PNP)

This program is a great option if you have a province in mind that you would like to immigrate and settle in. Applicants must contact the representative immigration office within their preferred province and apply for a nomination to that province.

3.  FAMILY CLASS IMMIGRATION

If you have any members of the close family that are permanent residents in Canada, they may be able to help you obtain permanent residency. In fact, approximately 30% of all immigrants that come to Canada are sponsored by family members.

4. BUSINESS IMMIGRATION PROGRAMME

This program is open to the self-employed, experienced investors and entrepreneurs. If you are a self-employed applicant, you must have the experience, intention, and ability to establish a business that will create an employment opportunity for yourself and that will make a significant contribution to cultural activities or athletics in Canada. Or alternatively, you can choose to purchase and manage a farm.

PROFILE REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PR APPLICATION

This program has minimum requirements for:

  • skilled work experience
  • language ability
  • education

You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.

Selection factors

If you meet all the minimum requirements, your application will be assessed based on:

  • age
  • education
  • work experience
  • whether or not you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)

These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors.

The current pass mark is 67 points.

Minimum requirements

Skilled work experience

Skilled work experience means you’ve worked on one of this National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:

Managerial jobs (skill type 0)

Professional jobs this National Occupational Classification trades (skill level B)

You must show that while working in your primary occupation you performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.

Your skilled work experience must be:

  • in the same type of job (have the same NOC) as the job you want to use for your immigration application (called your primary occupation)
  • within the last 10 years
  • paid work (This means you must have been paid wages or earned a commission. Volunteer work or unpaid internships don’t count.)
  • at least 1 year of continuous work or 1,560 hours total (30 hours per week). You can meet this in a few different ways:
  • full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
  • equal amount in part-time: 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
  • full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1-year full time (1,560 hours)

For part-time work, you can work more or less than 15 hours/week as long as it adds up to 1,560 hours. Any hours you work above 30 hours/week will not be counted.

Language ability

  • You must take approved language tests in English or French for:

Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking

  • get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities
  • enter the test results in your Express Entry profile

Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

Education

If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

  • secondary (high school) or
  • post-secondary school

If you have foreign education, you must have:

  • a completed credential, and
  • an Educational Credential Assessment report from an approved agency (WES) showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:
  • secondary (high school) or
  • post-secondary school

For seamless evaluation of your documents by WES, please visit our office or talk to us on Whatsapp 08132765285.

Proof of funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada unless you are currently able to legally work in Canada

have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada

Admissibility: You must be admissible to Canada.

PROFILE REQUIREMENT FOR FEDERAL SKILLED TRADE PROGRAM APPLICATION

Minimum requirements

To be eligible, you must

  • meet the required language levels for each language ability

Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking

  • have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply
  • meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification
  • have a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
  • certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority

Skilled work experience

Skilled trades for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these groups of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):

Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades

Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades

Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture, and related production

Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utility supervisors and central control operators

Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks

Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

The major NOC groups are subdivided into different occupations, and they are all skill type B.

You must show that you performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.

If you do not show that your experience meets the description in the NOC, your application will not be accepted.

Find the NOC code, title and skill type or level for your job.

Federal Skilled Trades Program applications must be made based on the 2016 version of the NOC.

Education

There is no education requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. But, if you want to improve your rank in the Express Entry pool, there are 2 ways you can do this.

if you went to school in Canada, you can get points for a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian

secondary (high school) or

post-secondary school

or

If you possess international education, you can get points for a completed international credential and an Educational Credential Assessment report from an approved agency showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

  • secondary (high school) or
  • post-secondary school
  • Language ability

You must meet the minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for speaking and listen, and Canadian Language Benchmark 4 for reading and writing

  • take approved language tests for

writing

listening

speaking

  • enter the test results in your Express Entry profile

Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

Proof of funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada unless you

  • are currently able to legally work in Canada and
  • have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada
  • Admissibility
  • You must be admissible to Canada

If you need our advice in this regard, please visit www.mcfedututors.com or whatsapp 08132765285.

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