How to Immigrate to Canada.
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- The students will learn the basic of the Canadian immigration system.
- The students will learn about the different Canadian immigration programs available for people interested in immigrating to Canada.
- The students will learn about the assessments tools and resources available online to assist them in their immigration plans.
- The students will learn what are the minimum requirements to immigrate to Canada.
- You should be able to use a PC .You will need access to the internet and a printer.
- You should have an intermediate or advanced knowledge of English and/or French languages.
- Willingness to Immigrate to another country.
This course has been developed to assist people like you to learn how you can become eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency via the Express Entry System under the different immigration programs available In Canada and what you will require in order to begin your application.
This course includes a basic overview of the Express Entry system, the different eligible immigration programs, the required language and accepted tests such as IELTS, TEF and CELPIP .
It also covers some resources design to assist professional immigrants to navigate the Canadian labor market and secure employment.
This course also prepares you for the settlement process, from getting your things across the border to finding a job in Canada.
You're going to get over 7 hours of video lectures, access to the recommended resources, our student discussion forum, and the ability to ask me any questions you may have as you progress through the course.
On top of all that, you get lifetime access.
In summary, this course is a good do it yourself guide for immigration to Canada.
By the end of this course you will know some of the strategies and resources used in your immigration journey, job search in Canada and how to integrate into the Canadian labor market and start your new life in the True North.
This course is taught by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).
- For people with an intermediate level of English or French who want to Immigrate to Canada.
- For people with family ties in Canada that want to learn about the different choices for Immigration.
- For anyone who wants to know how to immigrate to Canada.
In this lecture, we will introduce the scope of the course and some information about the instructor.
Canada is known for its diversity, inclusive values and high standard of living, is internationally recognized as one of the best countries to live in.
In this lecture, we will review the main reasons why people around the world choose Canada as their destination for immigration purposes.
In this lecture, we will learn about some interesting tools available on our Blog. These tools can help you get a better idea of how to start your immigration plan in order to move to Canada.
In Canada there are four categories of immigrants: family class (closely related persons of Canadian residents living in Canada), economic immigrants (skilled workers and business people), other (people accepted as immigrants for humanitarian or compassionate reasons) and refugees (people who are escaping persecution, torture or cruel and unusual punishment)
Most of the Canadian public, as well as the major political parties, support either sustaining or increasing the current level of immigration.
In this lecture will be examining the Canadian immigration system and the different programs available to potential Immigrants.
Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.
The points system for immigrants applying in the skilled worker stream was introduced in 1967 as a way to screen immigrants on merit, without discriminating based on ethnicity or nationality.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most popular Canadian Immigration Program among International Trained professionals and experienced workers.
In this lecture, we will review the criteria and requirements needed to qualify and become eligible to apply under this immigration Program.
The Federal Skilled Worker program is one of three federal programs managed through Express Entry.
You have to be eligible for one of these programs to enter the Express Entry pool.
If CIC invites you to apply, it will be under the program you seem to qualify for based on your profile.
Express Entry candidates are scored using the Comprehensive Ranking System. If your skills and experience qualify you as a federal skilled worker, CIC will also assess you on six selection factors.
If you score 67 points or higher (out of 100), you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.
If you score lower than the pass mark of 67 points, you won’t qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.
On this lecture you will find the information about the Point grids for each factor.
Please check the link provided in the resources section of the lecture to access the CIC website.
Launched in January 2013, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) helps to facilitate the immigration of skilled tradespeople to Canada. Applicants are selected according to criteria geared towards their reality, placing more emphasis on practical training and work experience rather than on formal education.
Altogether, there are 43 priority occupations currently eligible for processing under the FSTP. There is an annual cap of 3,000 applications, with sub-caps of 100 each for 17 occupations that are considered in moderate labour market demand. There are no sub-caps on the other 26 in-demand jobs, though the overall cap of 3,000 applies. Successful FSTP applicants must also meet admissibility requirements, including health, safety and security assessments.
In this lecture, students will learn the requirements of this immigration program.
The Canadian Experience Class has been one of the most popular immigration categories since its creation. It targets international students and foreign workers that already have been living in Canada.
In this lecture, we will review the requirements of the program and how potential immigrants can benefit from this immigration category.
If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory has to nominate you.
The first thing you need to do is apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify, you must have the skills, education and work experience you will need to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family.
The province or territory will let you know whether you must apply through the Express Entry system or through regular application process.
To gain a Canadian visa, you will need to demonstrate your English and/or French abilities to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
You must prove your language skills by taking an approved language test. To do this:
schedule your test with an agency approved by IRCC and pay the costs
enter the test results into your Express Entry profile (and the Personal Information Number, if the system asks for it)
include the results with your application if you are invited to apply. If you don’t include it, we will not process your application.
In this lecture you will learn the available choices for language test for immigration purposes.
An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one.
If you have a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate, you do not need to get an ECA for that credential.
The ECA report must show that your completed foreign credential (degree, diploma or certificate) is equal to a completed Canadian secondary school (high school) or post-secondary credential.
Depending on your case, you may want to have both your secondary and post-secondary credentials assessed, and not just your highest completed foreign credential.
If you plan to work in a regulated profession, you must still get your licence in the province or territory that you plan on settling in.
To conduct a code search in the NOC Web site, type the job title in the Quick Search box located at the top of the page to generate a list of possible occupations.
The complex search in the Search the NOC box located at the top of the left side menu allows a more complete search of duties, employment requirements as well as job titles.
When reviewing the potential occupations, the accompanying education, main duties and employment requirements should also correspond to the job performed.
Please see the website link in the resource section of this lecture.
The CRS is a points-based system that CIC uses to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. It’s used to assess your:
The CRS also gives you points for:
Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
a valid job offer
a nomination from a province or territory
CIC regularly send invitations to apply to the highest-ranking candidates in the pool. If you are invited, you can apply to immigrate as a permanent resident.
Comprehensive Ranking System formula
The points you get from the CRS include a core set of points up to 600 and a set of additional points of up to 600. Your total score will be out of 1,200. It is based on the four parts of the CRS formula:
Core: Up to 600 points
Skills and experience factors
Spouse or common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
Skills transferability, including education and work experience
Additional: Up to 600 points for:
Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
a valid job offer
a nomination from a province or territory
a brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
strong French language skills
Core points + Additional points = Your total score
To come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you must use the Express Entry system.
This process includes:
finding out if you may be eligible
creating a free online Express Entry profile.
Immigration Canada uses the information in your profile to decide if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada. If you are, you’ll be:
placed in a pool with other candidates
ranked using several factors (skills, experience, etc.)
If you’re a top-ranked candidate CIC will send you an invitation to apply for permanent residence. You can then apply online.
Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool doesn’t guarantee that CIC will invite you to apply for permanent residence.
In this lecture we will learn important information that you need to understand before creating your profile.
In this lecture, you will learn about registering with the Job Bank by creating an account and following the next steps:
1- In the Job Bank website you will have to create a Job match Account.
2- Here's the direct link for registering for the Job Match service https://seeker.jobbank.gc.ca/seeker/login.xhtml
3) The registration process has 4 steps: Account, Confirmation, Validation, Security Questions
Account: Enter your name, email id, desired password etc. and proceed to next level.
Confirmation: Check the email that you entered in previous step for a confirmation code. Enter this code and click on continue to proceed to next level: Validation.
Validation: you will be required to enter the 'Job Seeker Validation Code' here. Select that you are a Federal skilled program candidate (if applicable) and enter the code. Click on continue to proceed to next level.
Security Questions: Choose and security questions and answers and complete the registration process.
4) You should receive a 'successful registration of account' email.
5) Check that MyCIC as updated your job bank status and your profile should be in 'Open' state now.
In this lecture you will learn the requirements of an Offer of Employment and when you need to proof funds or not based on the Immigration Program that you are applying under. You will also understand what the LICOs are and how is used under the determination of your application.
What are the LICOs? The low income cut-offs (LICOs) are income thresholds below which a family will likely devote a larger share of its income on the necessities of food, shelter and clothing than the average family.
The approach is essentially to estimate an income threshold at which families are expected to spend 20 percentage points more than the average family on food, shelter and clothing.
If you sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:
support your relative financially when they arrive
be able to meet basic needs for yourself and your relative, such as:
In this lecture, we will review the process of sponsoring a relative for Permanent Resident in Canada.
You may be able to sponsor your parents and grandparents to become a permanent resident if you’re at least 18 years old and a:
Canadian citizen or
person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
permanent resident of Canada
If you sponsor your parents and grandparents to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:
support them financially. Find out for how long.
make sure they don’t need social assistance from the government
provide for your own essential needs and those of your parents and grandparents and their dependents.
In this lecture, we will review the steps to sponsor your Parents and Grandparents.
Where is the best place to live In Canada?
One way to find out is to follow Money Sense magazine which analyzes data for 100+ communities to discover the very best places to live in Canada. This is updated once a year.
Another way is to do our own research by using tools that provide suggestions based on your occupation and Labor Market conditions.
In this lecture, we will explore both choices so you can decide on the best place for your immigration plans and your career in Canada.
Every year, tens of thousands of newcomers create new economic opportunities for themselves and for Canada by joining this country’s labour force.
The Working in Canada Tool is a free resource provided by the Government of Canada available in French and English. The Working in Canada Tool is available at www.WorkinginCanada.gc.ca, the Government of Canada's official source of information about working in Canada.
The Working in Canada Tool helps job seekers work in Canada. After inputting a specific occupation and a location, an individual can produce a customized report containing information on job descriptions, skill requirements, wages, education programs, and job opportunities.
By researching different occupations and different locations, a job seeker can make an informed decision about where to work in Canada.
A resume is a document used by job applicants to present their backgrounds and skills. Resumes can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to secure new employment. The resume is usually one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes an application for employment, which a potential employer sees regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview.
A resume is a marketing tool in which the content should be adapted to suit each individual job application or applications aimed at a particular industry or field. Together with a cover letter and letter of reference, constitute a fundamental part of your job search portfolio of tools.
In this lecture we will explore the importance and best practices of preparing Canadian resumes, cover letters and Reference Letters, and some templates and online tools will be provided for your study, so you can prepare the ideal Canadian Employment search Portfolio, that later you can tailor for your job applications.
Optimizing a job search helps job seekers attract prospective employers and jobs in Canada. Take advantage of tools and resources mention in this section to get more employer responses and interviews.
Pay attention to your resume and Linked In profile.The job seeker may post a resume, video, presentation, and/or link to published articles and recommendations.
In this lecture, we will learn about some recommended tools and ideas about optimizing your job search in Canada.
Every culture is has its own norms, including workplace culture. In a Canadian workplace, communication and behaviour may be different than your previous workplaces.
Expectations and roles of employees
Be punctual (be prepared to start on time).
Know your roles and responsibilities.
Fulfill your duties and responsibilities.
Work both independently and as a team member.
Make suggestions and ask questions.
Be able to work well with others (teamwork).
Individualism and self-reliance
Canadian culture can be highly individualistic. Therefore, you may encounter:
Independent decision-making rather than group consultation
Rules and procedures that are emphasized more than relationships
Looser and less permanent relationships between people, compared to other cultures
Performance assessment on an individual basis, rather than as team member
Direct praise and criticism
Work and time
The Canadian approach to work and time may be unfamiliar to you. Typical Canadian attitudes toward work and time include:
A strong division between home life and work life
An emphasis on deadlines rather than on relationships
An emphasis on punctuality and “getting down to business” rather than on building relationships
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In this lecture we will review the most important definitions and suggestion in learning the Canadian Workplace culture.
An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is an invitation that allows some people who submitted a profile to Express Entry to apply for permanent residence. If you accept the invitation, your application will be processed in 6 months or less.
To get an ITA, you need to:
Have a highly-ranked Express Entry profile;
Have a valid job offer; or
Have been nominated by a province or territory.
In this lecture we will learn about the second step in the Express Entry process.
If you get an ITA, you will:
Be told what skilled immigrant program you have been accepted into;
Have 90 days to apply for permanent residence; and
Need to submit all the required documents and fees to complete your application for permanent residence.
Your application will take 6 months (or less) to process if it is complete and accurate.
If your application for permanent residence is successful, you will get a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and/or a Permanent Residence Visa.
In order to prove your work experience, you would need to have copies of your
Joining letter (Date , position , role and location,employee id, company email id )
Letters indicating roles and responsibilities
Financial remuneration (usually given at your joining)
If you have left the company then the experience letter indicating your duration of experience .
Salary details - This can be verified from your salary account
Collect these documents for all the companies that you have worked for.
As these documents may be verified , you should attach all the authentic and verifiable documents.
In this lecture, we will review the requirements in relation to proving your work experience with Express Entry.
To immigrate to Canada, you and any family members 18 and older must include their police certificates as part of the application for permanent residence.
You must get one from each country or territory where you've spent six or more months in total since the age of 18.
For countries where you've lived for six months or more in total, the police certificate must be issued after the last time you lived in that country.
In some countries, it can take a long time to get police certificates. Ask for them right away, so you can submit them before your 90 days are up.
If you have a criminal record, you may not be allowed to enter or stay in Canada. People who pose a risk to Canada’s security are also not allowed to come to Canada.
In this lecture we will explore how to meet the requirements for getting a Police Certificate for Immigration Purposes.
You must have a medical exam before you apply. Your family members must also have one, even if they aren’t coming with you.
CIC won’t approve your permanent resident application if your health:
is a danger to Canada’s public health or safety
would cause too much demand on health or social services in Canada.
When the panel physician completes the medical exam, they will give you an:
information printout sheet
IMM 1017B Upfront Medical Report form
You must provide a copy of these documents when you apply online.
Don’t complete your medical exam until you get your invitation to apply. The results of your exam must be valid at the time you submit your application for permanent residence. For this reason, it is a good idea to complete the exam as close as possible to the date you submit your online application.
In this lecture we will explore the requirements to have a Medical Exam.
Before you send IRCC your application, make sure you:
fill out all mandatory form fields
pay your fees
include clear scans of all supporting documents
The system won’t let you submit the application unless you include all required documents.
In this lecture we will focus on how to use the Document Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything.
The Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) is a program that is offered outside of Canada in certain locations only. CIIP can help you:
Learn about economic trends, job requirements, occupational demands, foreign credential assessment and licensing processes, workplace culture, and job search techniques; and
Initiate steps to get licensed or upgrade your skills and start your job search.
CIIP services include a free one-day orientation workshop, an individual planning session and immediate contact with employers and others in Canada who can provide online advice and guidance before you immigrate
There are free online and in-person services that prospective newcomers and their families can access as soon as they are selected to immigrate to Canada. These services are provided to them free of charge by the settlement service providers listed below while they are still overseas. Many service providers offer general information such as:
understanding life in Canada,
finding a job in Canada, and
accessing other free settlement services when you arrive in Canada.
Other settlement service providers offer very specific information. To find the best service providers to fit individual needs, explore the list of service providers below and select according to one's profession or destination (city or province). Individuals are allowed to get services from as many different service providers as they need, and always at no cost.
Services are available online or in-person to:
protected persons, and
In this lecture we will explore the most popular choices among Immigrants to Canada.
Prepare for Canada is your one stop digital magazine that provides information about immigration to Canada for prospective immigrants & newcomers. It offers a lot of resources for pre-arrival services. From e-books to Webinars and online Fairs.
In this lecture we will visit the websites and show you some of the interesting choices they offer for getting ready to come to Canada.
In-TAC brings together Canadian companies with highly skilled international educated professionals (IEPs) with a global view. Our mission is to help businesses fill their expertise gaps and help IEPs find jobs in their field. In-TAC has more than 600 business partners across Canada.
Banking for newcomers to Canada
Whether you want to open an account, purchase a home, start a business or save for the future, Canada’s banks are here to help newcomers to Canada.
Banks offer extensive information on how newcomers to Canada can get started in their new country, including checklists, information, financial services and advice.
In this lecture we will explore some basic information to get you started.
Settlement services centers help immigrants in Canada to understand their rights and responsibilities and find them programs and services they need to integrate with the new culture and prospect of livelihood. They motivate organizations to hire immigrants and support immigration through recruiting new members. They work with government agency, school board, library and other community organization with network of resources.
In this lecture we will review some recommended Settlements services Centers.
Welcome to the end of the course.
In this course, we have learned about the different immigration programs available for Internationally trained professionals and how to create a plan for immigration purposes.
We also explore the steps in the Express Entry system and how to complete a profile and increase our chances of getting an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Resident in Canada.
As an International trained professional , you have seen the several resources available for your accreditation and getting a job in Canada.
You have also learned what to do after you get your status in Canada and how to make arrangements before coming to Canada.
In Summary, you now have the information and tools to start your journey in the immigration process to obtain your goal of living in Canada.
Thank you for enrolling in this course of the Canada immigration series. I will be looking to be your support and guide during this course and others courses that might help you reach your objectives as an immigrant in Canada.
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Please note that the information provided on this course is not a legal advise or a legal information.
The information provided on this course is for general information only and is not a substitute for speaking to a licensed immigration consultant and should not be relied upon as case specific advice in any form whatsoever.
It does not constitute formal legal advice or give rise to any rep-client relationship.
Whilst striving to reflect current Canadian Immigration policies and information, the ever changing nature of information both Federal and Provincial means that we cannot always guarantee the full accuracy of all course content in regard to Canadian Immigration.
For more detailed, complete, accurate and up to date information, please visit the websites for the federal and provincial immigration.
Please note that our course does not detail all the information required to make an informed decision regarding the types of visas, immigration options available or meeting the eligibility requirements.
You need to consult our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant for assessment of your eligibility and understanding the options available for you.
We are not liable for any content on our course that has been quoted or shared from any other external website.
Andy Humberto Rodriguez Peralta
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. (RCIC)
Member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC)
Member of ICCRC # R417895 Commissioner of Oath, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario, Canada