Someone planning to immigrate to Canada have various options under which the application can be made. Immigration visas are available for different kind of qualifications and skills.
The important ones are mentioned below:
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Immigrants willing to stay in Canada as permanent residents can apply under this program. The assessment is made on the basis of knowledge of English or French, the education of the applicant, the work experience and some other factors like age and occupation are also considered while issuing the visa.
Skilled Trades Stream Program
This program has been recently introduced in the country. The biggest requirement of this program is the availability of “Arranged employment” by a Canadian employer. The applicant must hold an offer of employment apart from meeting other criteria like language ability, experience and other aspects.
Investor Program or Entrepreneurs and Self-employed Program
Immigrants who can invest a huge sum of money in Canada and are keen to become citizens of the country can apply under this category.
This is meant for those who are self-employed, have monetary resources and have adequate work experience to open up an entrepreneur in the country. Enough support is provided by the government to set up a business and run it successfully. OF course there are certain criteria to be met by the applicants like the venture should create job vacancy for the Canadians too.
Family Class Sponsorship Program
An applicant having a blood relationship in Canada or even a spouse can apply under this category. This program demands a document entailing the sponsorship by the relations present in Canada. An n individual who is sponsored by the spouse should not expect to receive the status of permanent residence unless he or she meets a few criteria designed by the Immigration Department.
Applying as a student
One can enter Canada for academic reasons by joining a University or College or an educational institution. For all this a study permit is needed. However, there are some exceptions when you don’t need a study permit and this is when you are planning to enroll for a short term course of a program which has a length of less than 6 months or so. Your study permit process stars only when you have enrolled yourself in an educational institution in Canada.
Offers of employment
If you hold an “offer of employment” which is also regarded as “Arranged employment” then also you can get permission to enter Canada.
Entering the country as a visitor
You can visa if you are planning to visit a relative or want to explore Canada or attend a professional development program for short period of time and for any such reason which does not demand a longer stay in the country.
Those who want to visit Canada can explore various ways of doing so. One needs to evaluate and understand the eligibility before making an application for entering Canada. The applicant has to meet all the standards set by the Immigration Department.