FINDING YOUR WAY INTO CANADA, SURE SIX (6) PATHWAYS

FINDING YOUR WAY INTO CANADA, SURE SIX (6) PATHWAYS

Finding your way into Canada, sure six (6) pathways. Express Entry is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Let’s talk about Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs.

Federal Skilled Worker Program: This program has minimum requirements for: skilled work experience, language ability, education. You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible. An individual will be assessed on age, education, work experience, whether you have a valid job offer, English and/or French language skills, adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here).

PS: Major Application Requirements: IELTS General Training Module (Minimum Score: Speaking – 7.5, Listening – 8.0, Reading – 7.0, Writing- 7.0 – 7.5) and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) this can be derived through WES, IQAS (WES -Recommended)

IELTS Score to Canadian Language Benchmark Conversion (CLB)

CLB 4.

Listening – 4.5

Reading – 3.0

Writing – 4.0

Speaking – 4.0

CLB 5

Listening – 5.0

Reading – 4.0

Writing – 5.0

Speaking – 5.0

CLB 6

Listening – 5.5

Reading – 5.0

Writing – 5.5

Speaking – 5.5

CLB 7

Listening – 6.0

Reading – 6.0

Writing – 6.0

Speaking – 6.0

CLB 8

Listening – 7.5

Reading – 6.5

Writing – 6.5

Speaking – 6.5

CLB 9

Listening – 8.0

Reading – 7.0

Writing – 7.0

Speaking – 7.0

CLB 10

Listening- 8.5

Reading – 8.0

Writing – 7.5

Speaking – 7.5

CLB 11

Listening – 9.0

Reading – 8.5

Writing – 8.0

Speaking – 8.0

Federal Skilled Trades Program

is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. 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 utilities 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.

PS: Major Application Requirements: IELTS General Training Module (Minimum Score: Speaking –5.5, Listening – 6.0, Reading – 4.5, Writing- 4.5 – 5.5) and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) this can be derived through WES, IQAS (WES -Recommended)

Proof of Funds requirement for Express Entry – Skilled Worker and Skilled Trader Program

 $12,960 CAD (NGN 3,771,360) Family of One

 $16,135 CAD (NGN 4,695285) Family of Two

 $19,836 CAD (NGN 5,772,276) Family of Three

$24,083 CAD (NGN 7,008,153) Family of Four

$24,083 CAD (NGN 7,008,153) Family of Five

$30,806 CAD (NGN 8,964,546) Family of Six

$34,299 CAD (NGN 9,981,009) Family Seven

For each additional family member $3,492 CAD (NGN 1,016,172)

Source: canada.ca, 2020

These funds could be in the form of:

Cash

Documents that show property or capital payable to you (such as stocks, bonds, debentures, treasury bills, etc.)

Documents that guarantee payment of a set amount of money, which are payable to you (such as bankers’ drafts, cheques, travelers’ cheques or money orders)

Provincial Nomination Program: is for workers who: have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory, want to live in that province, and want to become permanent residents of Canada.

Provinces for Nomination program includes: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon.

The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice

For some provinces, it requires you the applicant to have strong ties to the province in terms of relative to assist with the settlement plan. One can attain the maximum points under the age requirement for ages between 21 – 45 and the PNP also accepts a lesser CLB (language assessment) for immigration process

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities

you must meet all IRCC eligibility requirements. You must:

– have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary     institution in the recommending community

– meet or exceed the language requirements

– meet or exceed the educational requirements

– prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community

– intend to live in the community

– meet community-specific requirements

Participating Communities:  the pilot will launch in participating communities at different times. At the moment, only 4 communities have launched its portal through posting job offers and application requirement.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON   www.welcometossm.com

Thunder Bay, ON       www.gotothunderbay.com

Brandon, MB            www.economicdevelopmentbrandon.com

Altona/Rhineland, MB   www.seedrgpa.com

As a candidate, you must have a genuine job offer to work in 1 of the participating communities.

Job offer requirements

The job you’re offered must meet all of these requirements:

– The job must be full-time (This means mean you work at least 30 paid hours per week)

– The job must be non-seasonal (In general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year)

– Your employment is permanent (this means that there is no set end date)

– The wage must meet or exceed the Job Bank’s minimum wage for your job offer’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

– Your experience must show that you can perform the duties of the job offered.

Requirement to submit a job application to communities

– Cover Letter

– Language Proficiency

– ECA

– Resume

An application can have a resume / LinkedIn review with the links below

Resume / LinkedIn profile review or ratings:

www.resumeworded.com

www.rezscore.com

www.vmock.com

www.skillroads

Who are Caregivers? A caregiver or informal caregiver is an unpaid and without formal training member of a person’s social network who helps them with activities of daily living. Caregiving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or a mental disorder

Caregivers with work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 4411 (excluding foster parents) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.

Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.

Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) are eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.

Applications filed to the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots before June 18 will still be processed, but applications will no longer be accepted through these pilots after that date.

Quebec-selected skilled workers: is the application process for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada and live in Quebec.

Quebec has a special agreement on immigration with the Government of Canada. The province has its own rules for choosing immigrants who will adapt well to living there.

Major official Language of communication in Quebec is French, while applicants are required to provide both language proficiency, a better score in the French Language Proficiency is highly recommended.

Canadian Immigration Procedure for Nurses

STEP1:

Get Your Credentials Accessed by National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

-This is simply converting your qualifications into a North American standard.

NNAS will:

– Verify your credentials.

– Compare & evaluate credentials to Canadian standard.

– Store credentials.

Who is eligible for a NNAS evaluation?

– You graduated from a college or university nursing program outside Canada.

– Have never worked as a Nurse in Canada.

– Want to work as a RN, LPN, or RPN in Canada.

STEP 2:

Submit a NNAS Application.

Create an application via:

Submit two Proof of Identity documents to NNAS.

Documents must be notarized by a government-approved official, signed with a seal indicating that they have seen the original documents, made the copies, can certify that they are true copies.

Submit a Nursing Education Form.

Form can be accessed once you’ve registered online on NNAS website. The form must be sent directly by your school to NNAS either by mail or courier.

**Do not send your form to NNAS. School must send it.

Submit a Nursing Registration Form.

Form can be downloaded and printed from NNAS online account and must be sent by the nursing licensing authorities where you were ever licensed or registered outside of Canada.

Submit Your Nursing Practice Employment Form (Form must be completed and sent directly by your employer by mail or courier to NNAS).

Submit your IELTS Language Testing results.

Once all documents have been received by NNAS, submit your application and choose what province and nursing group you are applying to. The NNAS Main application fee is $650 USD

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