Introduction to Canada Immigration (FAQ)
1. What is a Canada Immigration Visa?
A Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa is a document which allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.
2. How is a Work Permit different from a Canada Immigration Visa?
A Work Permit allows an eligible individual to reside and work in Canada for a limited period of time, and restrictions are sometimes placed on the type of employment which can be pursued. It will not, by itself, lead to Canadian Permanent Residency, but can be a stepping stone to achieving this status. By contrast, a Canada Immigration Visa entitles its holder to live and work anywhere in Canada, enjoy many of the privileges of Canadian Citizenship, apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years and sponsor family members for Canadian Permanent Resident status.
3. Can I apply for Permanent Resident status and Temporary status at the same time?
You can apply for Permanent Resident status and Temporary status at the same time. Canadian Immigration policy recognizes the concept of dual intent.
4. Is my current immigration status relevant for Canadian Immigration purposes?
Yes and no. As a general rule, you must submit your Canada Immigration Visa Application (Application for Permanent Residence in Canada) to the Canadian Immigration Visa Office responsible for the country of your citizenship or to the visa office responsible for the country you are currently residing in if you have been legally admitted to that country for at least one year.
An exception to the general rule exists in the filing of applications under the Federal Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration. Applicants in this category must submit their initial application to the Central Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, wherever they may be physically located.
5. I have heard that Canada Immigration Regulations have changed. How will I be affected?
Canada immigration regulations, laws and policies are constantly subject to change. To remain continuously informed on changes being made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, please visit CIC News.
6. Is there a benefit to using an attorney for immigration to Canada?
Yes, there is. Immigrating to Canada has over time become more and more complicated. There are currently more than 60 different federal and provincial immigration programs under which an applicant may qualify and it is very difficult for an individual to know which program is most suitable to their circumstances. Even though Citizenship and Immigration Canada permits you to submit a Canadian Immigration Visa Application on your own, statistically, your chances of succeeding are increased if a qualified Canadian immigration attorney represents you. Moreover, a perfected application will, in many cases, shorten the immigration process, allowing you to obtain your Canada Immigration Visa faster.
Careerflyt has been widely recognized as a reliable expert in Canadian immigration. Here are ten reasons why.
- · Guide you in the selection of the Canadian immigration category that is best for you.
- · Maximize your chance of submitting your completed application and supporting documents before a cap/limit is reached.
- · Guide you in the assessment of your educational credentials by the appropriate organization when designated by the Government.
- · Provide you with a free IELTS preparation course , if necessary, to assist you in obtaining the best result possible on the language proficiency exam.
- · Guide you in the preparation of your documents so that you are awarded the maximum number of Canadian immigration points that you are entitled to.
- · Provide you with the tools and resources to help you find work in Canada.
- · Speed up the Canadian immigration application process by avoiding mistakes that cause delays or refusals.
- · Regularly re-assess your qualifications against the more than 60 categories of Canadian immigration that lead to a permanent resident visa.
- · Be your voice to Canadian immigration authorities.
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7. How do I retain Careerflyt to represent me for Canadian Immigration purposes?
Generally, as a first step, it is recommended that you complete a free assessment form so that your Attorney may determine your eligibility to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker, Quebec Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class, Quebec Experience Class, Provincial Nomination, Family Sponsorship or Business categories.