Canada is known as the most ideal country to obtain Permanent Residency Visa, in view of its soft immigration policies, high employment rate, and perfect settings to raise family.
There are different immigration programs in Canada, which offer Permanent Residency Visa to the highly skilled and talented overseas workers and professionals, i.e. Express Entry System, Quebec Skilled worker Program (QSWP), Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), etc.
However, most of these programs follow a point based immigration system and hence, your selection for PR visa depends on the total points you score based on your education, age, language skills, work experience, etc. factors.
If you want to confirm your eligibility for any of the popular Canadian Immigration Programs, i.e. Express Entry, QSWP, PNP, etc., click on the ‘Do I Qualify’ link below.
What is PR (Permanent Resident) Card?
The permanent residents of Canada are given the Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) as a proof that they are Permanent Residents of Canada (in case the card holder travel outside Canada). The card holder would require the PR Card if re-enters Canada after leaving it once.
What are the Benefits given to a Permanent Resident?
Can Live, study or work anywhere in Canada
Can apply for Canadian Citizenship
Can get the Health care and most of the other social benefits, which a Canadian Citizen receives.
Is protected under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The permanent residents are not allowed to:
Vote or run a Political Office
Get any job that need a high-level security clearance.
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What are the different PR Visa Categories?
There are different programs or categories available, under which you can apply for the permanent residency visa, i.e.
Quebec skilled worker program
Investors Entrepreneurs and Self Employed
Live in Care giver Visa
How to Apply
Fill up the free assessment form given below in order to take the first step towards getting your PR Visa for Canada. The Immigration Expert at Delhi Immigration will assess your profile details and subsequently will contact you with complete procedure details and expert advice regarding the visa category, immigration procedure and visa application filing, etc.
To know Canada permanent residency visa rules, process, processing time, eligibility and more, fill out free visa enquiry form.
Canada is a wonderful country to live, work and study. The transparent Government Policies, ideal work conditions and excellent education system in this part of the world, attract thousands of peoples every year to apply for Canadian Visa. The foreign students also apply for study permit in Canada every year, due to the ideal education system and policies.
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Benefits of Studying in Canada:-
World Class education system.
Affordable international Education including low tuition and living cost as compared to all other first world countries in the world.
Multicultural society gives a homely feeling by providing ethnic food and recreational activities of one’s own country.
Canada is ranked one of the best places to live in by United Nations and is peaceful to live in.
Did you know that Canada is a bilingual country and is considered a world leader in language training
Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
Quality life style in Campus which includes Olympic-quality sports facilities to public concert halls and art galleries
Possibilities of immigration
Before you plan to study in Canada you should have been accepted or received a letter of admission or COE from the school, college or university where you want to study.
Eligibility Conditions to study Permit in Canada
Your candidature must be accepted by a Designated Learning Institution in Canada
You would require proving that you have sufficient funds for the following things:
To pay your tuition fee
Accommodation expenses for you and your family member (If anyone came with you)
Return transportation for you and the family member (If anyone came with you)
You need to be a law-adhering citizen, having no criminal record to threat the Canadian law and order.
You need to be in good health and willing to perform a medical examination if required.
You must convince the immigration officer that you will leave Canada on completion of your authorize stay in the country.
Subject to your Citizenship or the location where you live, you may also need TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) to enter Canada. You may refer CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) website for further details regarding the same.
What is a Study Permit Visa?
A Study Permit is a printed authorization issued by the concerned officer allowing the foreign students to study in Canada.
It becomes invalid 90 days after your study program is completed.
The program is considered complete, when you receive a notification of program completion from your educational institution.
You need to have a letter of acceptance before you apply for a work permit
Who all do exempt from Study permit Visa?
You do not require a study permit to study in Canada in following cases:
In case you opted to study in short-term program or course, i.e. a course that lasts in six months or less.
Under the Visiting Forces Act of Canada, if you are a member of foreign armed forces, you do not require a study permit to study in Canada.
In case you are a family or staff member of a Foreign Representative in Canada, recognized by DFATD (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development Canada), you are exempted from Study Permit.
If you are a citizen of another country, however you have got a Registered Indian status in Canada; you would not require a permit to study in Canada.
As far as Indian students are concerned, the Canadian Government has started a Study Direct System (SDS) for the benefit of Indian students.
What is Study Direct System (SDS)?
It is an administrative program designed and applied in a joint venture between the Canadian visa agencies in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).
The present register of taking part ACCC members is the following:.This program allows the student of Indian origin to get admitted in universities and colleges in Canada. The student Partners Program engages close cooperative partnership and feedback from the taking part colleges to double-check scholar compliance with the periods of their study permits.
Features of Study Direct System (SDS)
It is a streamlined visa process and the processing time is 45 working days.
No need to show Bank history as evidence of financial support.
A requirement of a minimum IELTS overall band score of overall 6 or 5.5, or a recognized Canadian High School diploma from a Canadian curriculum High School in China
Requires signature of the Release of Information Form to allow the college to report back to the visa office on your attendance in Canada and on the student agent that helped recruit you to your college
GIC Guaranteed Income Certificate can be purchased to show your financial self sufficiency. To purchase GIC you need to spend CAD$ 10200 as an evidence of your financial status to support your living expenses excluding tuition fee. There is no requirement to take education loan or show extensive bank account history to prove your financial stability.
Mandatory medical certificate and use of Visa Application Centers.
Universities and colleges under SDS are:-
How Delhi Immigration can Help you apply for a Study Visa?
Select the best educational Institute as per your interested area of study
Check your eligibility against the admission criteria of the scrutinized institute.
Get the admission letter from the institute.
Assists in getting education loan and other financial certificates.
Apply Visa on your behalf.
Provide pre – departure counseling.
We can help you with the entire process for FREE. You may contact Delhi immigration expert on 90233-40077. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to email@example.com
Visit to Canada on a Tourist Visa
Canada is a magnificent country and a hotspot destination for worldwide tourists, workers, businessmen and students. The millions of visitors and immigrants travel Canada every year with their different goals, ambitions and future aspects. The diverse culture, favorable Government Policies, visionary leadership and ideal working, business and study environment suits the immigrants with different objectives and aspirations.
Canada is among the most ideal countries to live, work, business and study, due to the following reasons:
Canada is an Advanced Nation with a strong economy,
Transparent Government policies
Mesmerizing locations and landscape beauty
Excellent Living standard of the People
Quality of Life
Has got tremendous outdoors, i.e. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Skiing, and Snowshoeing Trails across Canada.
If you have already planned to visit Canada, you must know the basic requirements to apply for a Tourist Visa:
Have a valid passport and other travel documents
Be in good health
Have good moral character.
Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as incentive to come back to your home country.
Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before expires your visa.
Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada and the amount depends on how long you will stay in Canada and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
You may also require:
R.V. (Temporary Resident Visa) based on your citizenship
Letter of Invitation
You can apply both the ways for a tourist visa in Canada, i.e. online or submit an application in person. Please fill up the free assessment form to take the first step for your Canada Tourist Visa.
Our Immigration Specialist shall review your application and subsequently will call you with appropriate advice and procedure details.
Canada is hotspot destination offering the ideal environment for the worldwide people to work, business or study in Canada. Every year, thousands of foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily or permanent basis.
The Government of Canada wants people to enter and work legally in Canada and apply for relevant visa. Hence, it is very crucial to know about the various visa categories, in order to choose the one that first best with your eligibility and requirements. The various Canadian visa categories are as follows:-
A. Temporary Workers Program
Canada LMIA Based Visa
The Canada LMIA Based Visa does not require point system to fall or qualify. Every year, thousands of foreign worker go to Canada to work there temporarily on LMIA based visa. To be able to work in Canada temporarily the visa applicant must hold an offer of employment or employment contract from a Canadian employer and a positive LMIA from ESDC. However in some jobs LMIAs do not require.
You can even live and work in Canada without the requirement of LMIA approved job offer or LMIA based visa.
How to live and work in Canada without LMIA based visa?
You can apply for Canadian Permanent Residnecy (PR) visa through Express Entry System to live and work in Canada permanently. Expres Entry System is a point based systme that has three key streams for applicants of permanent visa.
Skills Immigrants: Skilled Worker immigrants are selected based on their ability to settle in Canada and contribute to the Economy here. The Skill Immigrants are being assessed based on the following:
English/French Language Skills
Other Adaptability Factors
This category too is further segregated into below sub-categories:
Federal skilled workers Program (for applicants with skilled professional work experience)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (for applicants with experience in skilled manual work)
Canadian Experience Class (for applicants with in-Canada skilled professional work experience)
The New Express Entry System has been launched in the month of January, 2015, to manage as to how the skilled immigrants shall apply in order to immigrate to Canada.
As per this system an applicant first fills the online profile form, including the language test scores, Educational Credential Assessment and the work experience. Filling and submitting the Express Entry Profile is absolutely free of cost. The complete applications received under the Express Entry system shall be processed within six months or less.
Provincial nominees: This program is for the applicants who has got the nomination from a province or state in Canada under its agreement with the Government of Canada.
Generally an applicant needs to apply directly to a province or territory to be considered under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
You would require taking a language test if you apply as a provincial nominee:
For a semi- or low-skilled job (NOC C or D), or
Under Express Entry for a:
Managerial job (NOC skill level O),
Professional job (NOC skill type A), or
Technical job and skilled trade (NOC skill type B).
You would require to apply in two stages.
Apply to the province or territory where you want to live. Your application will be reviewed by that province, based on below two aspects:
Its immigration requirements and
Whether you really plan to live there.
The above mentioned criteria, may get change as per latest updates, hence, you are advised to check the website of that particular province, where you want immigration.
Once a province nominates you, you would require to apply to CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) for Permanent residence. The CIC officer will review your application based on Canadian rules.
As per the process, you need to pass a medical exam and get a Police Verification (certificate). The checks are mandatory for all the immigrants, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.
Since the Canadian Government does not support the Start Up ventures, hence, you must have the proof that you have the sufficient funds. The amount is specified by the Government based on your family size and is updated annually.
Caregiver Program: An applicant can apply under this particular category through three ways:
You can apply for permanent residence through any of the above mentioned options as per your eligibility.
Caring for Children Pathway
It applies to the caregivers who have provided child care in a home. The permanent Residency can be applied through this pathway.
Live-in Caregiver Program
It is for both live-in caregivers who are already working in Canada with a Live-in Caregiver Program work permit, as well as for the caregivers who are approved for their first Live-in Caregiver Program work permit based on an employer’s positive Labor Market Impact Assessment application that was submitted to Service Canada on or before November 30, 2014.
Caring for the individuals with High Medical Needs Pathway
It makes those caregivers eligible for permanent residences, which have provided care for the elderly or those with disabilities or chronic disease in a Hospital or in a home.
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Business /Investment in Canada
Canada is one of the most ideal business and investment destinations for the worldwide investors and business peoples. The Canadian Government and immigration encourages people across the globe to invest and contribute to the Canadian economy, thereby, increasing international exposure and great earning potential to the business people.
Why Canada is an ideal Business & Investment Destination?
Canada is a world leader of major industries like Aerospace, Automotive, Petroleum, Agriculture, Information Technology and Shipbuilding.
Lower business costs and corporate tax rates,
Ready access to markets,
A highly skilled and educated workforce,
Strong public support for R&D and stable,
Robust financial institutions
All these factors make Canada most profitable place to invest in the world.
Below are the business /Investment visa categories in Canada:
Self-employed Persons Program
Self employed person is a foreign national who has relevant experience, can be self employed in Canada and contribute to the economy here. The applicant will be selected based on the criteria, i.e.
Language abilities, and
Apart from above, such applicant also needs to meet the medical and security requirements.
Start-up visa Program
It applies to the individuals who have a business idea as well as someone to fund it as well.
In order to be able to receive a start-up visa, you need to:
Meet the language proficiency requirements
Prove that your Business scheme or idea is being supported by a selected Organization
Have a sufficient arrangement of funds
The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program
The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program has reopened. The CIC will admit the applications from May 25 to 30 December, 2015, and will process the first 60 applications completed from all perspective. Moreover, the CIC will also accept up to 60 extra applications that will be placed on a waiting list.
The program may close earlier if 60 immigrant investors are permitted for permanent residence, or once 60 applications are in processing and 60 applications are on the waiting list.
Eligibility Conditions for applying under IIVC Program
You must fulfill all of the below requirements to be eligible to apply under the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program.
You must have a personal net worth of CDN $10 million or more, acquired through lawful, private sector business or investment activities.
You must plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
You must be agree and able to make an at-risk investment (non-guaranteed) of CDN $2 million in the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Fund.
You must prove your proficiency in English or French
You should have completed Canadian post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate of at least one year or a foreign equivalent, as validated by an original Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a CIC-designated organization.
Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) Also Nominate Business Immigrants
Apart from the above programs, a few provinces also have got their own Business Immigration Programs to attract and retain the individuals with Business Experience, i.e. Quebec Business Immigration. The business immigration programs of the PNP programs are designed as per the needs and requirement of a particular province and hence, many of such programs might suit your candidature as well. So, PNP programs are also a good option to apply.
Quebec Business Immigration Program
This particular program is part of the Canadian Immigration program only. The Quebec Business program facilitates the people who have got the business and management experience or belong to the class of Investor, Self Employed or Entrepreneur, etc.
The Selection Procedure
The individuals interested in applying for the Quebeck Business Immigration Program, have to prove their capability and intention to settle in the province of Quebec and contribute to the Canadian economy in an effective and significant manner. Below are the stepwise process for selection:
Interested candidates will apply for the concerned immigration program
If the province of Quebec approves the application, the applicant will get the Certificat de sélection du Québec from the Government of Quebec.
An applicant needs to go through and pass the health and security examinations
On completion of all the formalities an applicant will receive the PR visa under the relevant category.
Three Main Categories of Quebec Business Immigration Program
All three Immigration Programs of Business category, have their own selection criteria and conditions. Below are the three main categories of the Quebec Business Immigration Program:
1. Self-employed Worker Program
In order to get qualified in this program, you must:
Come with an intention to create your own job by working in a profession or trade of your own.
Have a net legal asset of minimum C$100,000
Have at least two years of experience in the profession or trade you are willing to practice in the province of Quebec.
2. Investor Program
To qualify in this program you must:
Have legally obtained assets of minimum C$1,600,000 (alone or accompanying Spouse)
Have the experience in management in the legal farming, industrial business or in a legal professional business.
Show the intention to settle in the province of Quebec and must sign an agreement to invest C$800,000
3. Entrepreneur Program
To be eligible for this particular program you must:
Have legal net assets of minimum C$300,000
Have minimum 2 years of experience in running a legal business in the last five years from your date of submitting the application.
The business such handled, must be full-time including the responsibilities and duties, i.e. planning, management and control of material, financial and human resources.
The other Eligibility Conditions in General
The assessment and review of your application will also be based on the following factors:
The type and duration of your respective professional training
The age of both applicant and spouse, wherever applicable
Your language efficiency
Personal qualities and knowledge about the province of Quebec
The New Rules Regarding Receipt & Processing of Applications
As per the Immigration guidelines of the Government of Quebec:
The new rules regarding the receipt and processing of applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec are effective from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
These rules pertain to applications submitted by candidates for economic immigration (permanent workers, investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers).
Now, after analyzing the Economy, Government Policies, track record and banking system of Canada, we can say that Business Investment in Canada shall surely be a wise step for you and hence, you must try one of the above programs to exploit the ideal business and work conditions in Canada.
How to initiate the process for Business / Investment Visa Program?
If you want to set up your business in Canada, fill up the free assessment form, so that Delhi Immigration experienced staff can assess your profile details and subsequently help you to apply for the business visa suitable to your needs. Delhi Immigration is prominent Visa Consultancy Services in India, helping worldwide clients achieve their immigration goals in a hassle free and trouble free way.