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Immigration to Canada

  1. 1. CANADA WELCOMES IMMIGRANTS
  2. 2. IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT (IRPA) <ul><li>Objective selection criteria </li></ul><ul><li>More points for education </li></ul><ul><li>More points for experience </li></ul><ul><li>Language tests by designated organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Points for spouse’s education, relatives, work or studies in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>All skilled occupations are open </li></ul><ul><li>Process transparent / information available </li></ul>
  3. 3. IMMIGRATION SELECTION GRID 6 factors <ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Language proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged employment </li></ul>
  4. 4. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS AGE 10 POINTS MAX <ul><li>21-49 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>at time of application </li></ul><ul><li>- 10 points </li></ul>
  5. 5. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS EDUCATION 25 POINTS MAX Master’s OR Doctoral degree + 17 years of education 25 points 2 or more Bachelor’s OR 3 year trade certificate + 15 years of education 22 points Bachelor’s degree OR 2 year trade certificate + 14 years of education 20 points Bachelor’s degree OR 1 year trade certificate + 13 years of education 15 points
  6. 6. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY 24 POINTS MAX <ul><li>1 st language – max 16 points </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd language – max 8 points </li></ul><ul><li>English language test (IELTS) www.ielts.org </li></ul><ul><li>French language test (TEF) www.fda.ccip.fr </li></ul><ul><li>* Written submission </li></ul>
  7. 7. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS EXPERIENCE IN SKILLED OCCUPATIONS 21 POINTS MAX <ul><li>Points for experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year – 15 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years – 17 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years – 19 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years – 21 points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proof of 1 year of experience withinin recent 10 years in one of the occupations on Specific list issued upon ministerial instructions – mandatory requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying Experience for points within 10 years preceding date of application </li></ul><ul><li>Points for experience awarded in acceptable skilled occupations </li></ul>
  8. 8. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS EXPERIENCE IN SKILLED OCCUPATIONS 21 POINTS MAX <ul><li>NOC: all occupations with job descriptions: </li></ul><ul><li>www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/2001/e/generic/welcome.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>NOC Matrix: all occupations by skill level </li></ul><ul><li>www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/2001/e/generic/matrix.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>List of skilled occupations ( level 0, A, B) : </li></ul><ul><li>www.cic.gc.ca/english/skilled/qual-2-1.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS ADAPTABILITY 10 POINTS MAX <ul><li>Close relative in Canada who is a permanent resident or Canadian citizen – 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>1 year full-time authorized work in Canada (Work Permit) – 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>2 years full-time post-secondary studies in Canada (Study Permit) – 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse’s or common-law partner’s education – 0 to 5 points </li></ul>
  10. 10. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS ADAPTABILITY ACCOMPANYING SPOUSE’S or COMMON-LAW PARTNER’S EDUCATION: 5 POINTS MAX Principal Applicant Accompanying Spouse or Common-law partner Master’s or Doctoral degree + 17 years of education 25 points 5 points 2 or more Bachelor’s OR 3 year trade certificate + 15 years of education 22 points 4 points Bachelor’s degree OR 2 year trade certificate + 14 years of education 20 points 4 points Bachelor’s degree OR 1 year trade certificate + 13 years of education 15 points 3 points
  11. 11. IMMIGRATION SELECTION FACTORS ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT 10 POINTS MAX <ul><li>Approved by HRSDC * </li></ul><ul><li>www.hrsdc.gc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>* HRSDC – Human Resources and Social Development Canada </li></ul>
  12. 12. IMMIGRATION SELECTION GRID CRITERIA Max Age 21-49 years 10 Education 25 Official languages 1 st language 2 nd language 16 8 Work experience 1-4 years (15-21 points) 21 Adaptability <ul><li>Spouse’s/common-law partner’s education (0-5 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Relatives in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>1 year of FT work in Canada (WP) </li></ul><ul><li>2 years of post-secondary education in Canada (SP) </li></ul>10 Arranged Employment Approved by HRSDC 10+ 5 Total 100 Passmark 67
  13. 13. AVERAGE CASE * IELTS: total = speaking + reading + writing + listening For example: 12 = 4 + 4 + 2 + 2 Age 10 Education 20 Work Experience 21 Spouse’s Education 4 Subtotal 55 Language 12* TOTAL 67
  14. 14. PROCESSING STAGES <ul><li>Submission of initial application & fees </li></ul><ul><li>Initial review (60 to 90 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Documents request (after initial review) </li></ul><ul><li>Selection decision (8 to 10 months after submission of full application) </li></ul>Interview waiver letter & medical instructions Invitation to Quality Assurance interview
  15. 15. ADMISSIBILITY <ul><li>Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Criminality </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL PROCESSING TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 12 to 15 months </li></ul>

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