Canada Work & Live Visa

  • Canada Express Entry Program

    Under the Express Entry program, the Canada Express Entry Program might be the best Canadian immigration solution for you. Under this program, successful applicants will get the option to work & Live in Canada under Canadian permanent residency. The advantage of applying through Canada Express Entry program will maximize the chance of getting the Permanent Residency under three different categories.

    There are four main components to apply the Canada Express Entry Nominee Program:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Provincial Nominee Programs
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program

     

    Canada Express Entry Program

    Express Entry is a two-step process. Step one involves potential candidates making an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by uploading an electronic profile to CIC. The profiles of eligible candidates are placed in the Express Entry Pool, where they are ranked according to a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Step two involves the government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, and Canadian employers selecting candidates from the pool. Selected candidates will receive an invitation to apply for a Canadian permanent resident visa and will have only 60 days to submit a complete application.

    • ECA Report Evaluation
    • Comprehensive Ranking System
    • Province Review
    • Job Bank Registration
    • ITA Confirmation

     

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    We would be pleased to assist you in getting a quick start on submitting your profile into the Express Entry pool, which may become increasingly competitive as time goes on.From the moment a client hires our firm, our goal is to maximize his or her chance of obtaining Canadian permanent residence. This includes:

    • Guiding you in submitting a strong, accurate profile as soon as possible.
    • Gaining an advantage by submitting a profile as early as possible.
    • Getting a head start on collecting and reviewing documents.
    • Ongoing evaluation and advice on improving your profile.
    • Exploring other Canadian permanent residence options.
    • Job Bank Profile and job matching.

    Please Contact our highly experienced immigration consultants for more information. .

  • Canada Foreign Skilled Trades (FSTC) About this visa

    The Canadian Federal Skilled Trades program is a new Canadian immigration program for people who want to get Canada’s permanent residence which based on their trade experience. In this foreign skilled trades program, Applications are assessed upon the applicant’s ability to become economically established in Canada.

    Please Note: This Canadian immigration program began in January 2013 and it will only be accepting up to 3,000 applications within the first year, and no more than 100 new applications per year for certain jobs. At the bottom of this page you will see which applications are currently being accepted under this program.

    Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to apply FSTC:
    • Applicants must intend to live outside the province of Quebec.
    • Applicants must meet the language requirements in French or English for each language ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
    • Applicants must have a minimum of two years work experience (or the equivalent in part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within five years before the submission of their application.
    • Applicants must meet all the job requirements for the particular skilled trade, as described in the National Occupational Classification (NOC);
    • Applicants must have a “full-time offer of employment”* for a period of at least one year OR a “Certificate of Qualification” for their skilled trade which has been issued by a provincial or territorial body in Canada.

    *Full-time employment is defined as at least 30 hours of work per week, or the equivalent in part-time work (including situations where you have two part time jobs).

    *Certificate of Qualification are issued by provinces or territories. The governing bodies that issue such certificates will assess your training, trade experience and skills to decide if you are eligible to write the corresponding exam to be certified. Note that each province has their own procedure and regulatory bodies to issue Certificates of Qualification.

    Applications being accepted under the Federal Skilled Trades Program

    Under this program, only 100 new applications for each job listed under Group A will be accepted for each given year, however, there is no such cap for those jobs that fall under Group B.

    In total, 43 jobs are eligible to apply under this program (this may change after the first year of the program). Group A are those jobs that have a moderate labour market need whereas jobs in Group B are in-demand jobs. The numbers associated with each job are the specific NOC codes that are required for your application form.

    Group A – Jobs with sub-caps of 100 applications each (and their corresponding 2011 NOC code)

    7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

    7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

    7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

    7271 Carpenters

    7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

    7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

    8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry

    8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services

    8241 Logging machinery operators

    8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

    9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

    9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

    9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

    9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

    9241 Power engineers and power systems operators

    9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

    Group B – no sub-caps (2011 NOC code)

    7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

    7233 Sheet metal workers

    7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

    7236 Ironworkers

    7237 Welders and related machine operators

    7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

    7242 Industrial electricians

    7243 Power system electricians

    7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

    7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

    7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

    7251 Plumbers

    7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

    7253 Gas fitters

    7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

    7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

    7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

    7314 Railway Carmen / Women

    7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

    7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics

    7371 Crane operators

    7372 Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction

    7373 Water well drillers

    8231 Underground production and development miners

    8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

    9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

    You must complete your applications according to the requirements in place at the time you apply. If you need assistance, contact our Visas Wizard immigration consultants today.

    Group A (Max 100 applications each per year per occupation)

    7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

    7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

    7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

    7271 – Carpenters

    7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

    7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

    8211 – Supervisors, logging and forestry

    8221 – Supervisors, mining and quarrying

    8222 – Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services

    8241 – Logging machinery operators

    8252 – Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

    9211 – Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

    9212 – Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

    9214 – Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

    9231 – Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

    9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

    9243 – Water and waste treatment plant operators

    Group B (no sub-limit)

    7231 – Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

    7233 – Sheet metal workers

    7235 – Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

    7236 – Ironworkers

    7237 – Welders and related machine operators

    7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)

    7242 – Industrial electricians

    7243 – Power system electricians

    7244 – Electrical power line and cable workers

    7245 – Telecommunications line and cable workers

    7246 – Telecommunications installation and repair workers

    7251 – Plumbers

    7252 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

    7253 – Gas fitters

    7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

    7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

    7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

    7314 – Railway Carmen / Women

    7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

    7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics

    7371 – Crane operators

    7372 – Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction

    7373 – Water well drillers

    8231 – Underground production and development miners

    8232 – Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

    Please contact our highly experience immigration consultants for more information.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

    Federal Skilled workers are foreign nationals with experience in specific occupations and who are issued Canadian permanent resident visas based on their ability to become economically established in Canada. Skilled Worker applicants are assessed based on a number of factors that forecast the likelihood of successful integration into Canadian society. Factors include, but are not limited to, the applicant’s work experience, language abilities and education. You can find more information regarding the factors below on this page.

    Successful Skilled Worker applicants are issued Canadian permanent resident visas, which will allowing them to immigrate to Canada. Canadian permanent residents and their dependents have the right to live, study, and work anywhere throughout Canada, although they remain citizens of their home country. Permanent residents must make sure to meet Canadian residency obligations in order to maintain their permanent resident status and also to apply for their Canadian citizenship. Canadian permanent residents have rights provided by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as the right to apply for their Canadian citizenship and to receive most social benefits that Canadians receive such as health care and education.

    Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Requirements :

    1. Basic Eligibility:

    In order to qualify for Canadian Immigration and obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa, Federal Skilled Worker applicants must have at least one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in a single occupation, classified as NOC skill level 0, A or B, within the last 10 years.

    Workers who meet the work experience requirement must then fall into one of the three circumstances below:

    • Have experience in one of the 24 eligible occupations;
      or
    • Have a valid of offer of “arranged employment”;
      or
    • Have either a Canadian PhD or have completed two years of study in Canada in a PhD program, at a recognized Canadian institution;
    Overview: The 6 Selection Factors

    Eligible Federal Skilled Workers must achieve a minimum score of 67 points when being assessed across the 6 selection criteria provided below:

      1. Education    
      2. Language Skills    
      3. Work Experience    
      4. Age    
      5. Arranged Employment  
      6. Adaptability    

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) also requires Skilled Worker applicants to demonstrate that they have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their dependents once they immigrate to Canada. Medical examinations and security clearances are also a requirement for the Canadian immigration application process.

    Please contact our highly experience immigration consultants for more info.

  • Manitoba PNP, Manitoba Immigration

    Manitoba is a one of the most popular Canadian immigration destination due to its strong economic condition..provincial nomination program is always helpful to have arranged employment and the best part of the Manitoba PNP is it does not require that overseas skilled workers applicants have a job before they immigrate to Manitoba.

    Once an applicant is nominated under the Manitoba PNP, the applicant may then apply to the federal government for their Canadian permanent resident status.

    Below is a list of the options available to those who are interested in immigrating to Manitoba:

    • Foreign Nationals Currently Working in Manitoba Category
    • Skilled Workers Overseas Category
    • Immigration Program for Business Category
    • Manitoba Young Farmer Nominee Program

    Foreign Nationals Currently Working in Manitoba Category

    • For temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who are already working full-time in Manitoba and have a permanent job offer from their employer.

    Skilled Workers Overseas Category

    • For foreign skilled workers who meet the criteria established under the Manitoba PNP.

    Immigration Program for Business Category

    • For qualified business people who have the intention and ability to either establish a business, purchase a business or become partners of an existing business, in Manitoba.

    Manitoba Young Farmer Nominee Program

    • For those who not meet the requirements under the Immigration Program for Business but wish to establish, purchase or become partners of an existing farm in Manitoba.

    Foreign Nationals Currently Working In Manitoba Category

    This Manitoba PNP steam is for foreign nationals who have been working in Manitoba as a temporary foreign worker and/or for those international student graduates who have been working full-time, for at least six months in Manitoba. The applicants must have also been offered a full-time permanent job offer from their employer. The point system referred to in the overseas skilled worker category does not apply to this category.

    Skilled Workers Overseas Category – Manitoba Immigration

    Under this Manitoba immigration category, skilled workers from abroad may be eligible to immigrate to Canada if they score sufficient points (minimum of 60 points) for employability and adaptability based on a the following five factors:

    • Age (from the date application is received – up to 10 points
    • Language Proficiency (in English and/or French) – up to 25 points
    • Work experience (full-time, within the past 5 years) – up to 15 points
    • Education and training (completed programs) – up to 25 points
    • Adaptability (connections and experience in Manitoba) – up to 25 points
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

    If you are planning to immigrate to Canada - New Brunswick is one of the might be the best option for you. The New Brunswick PNP is an economic based program that nominates foreign nationals who are either qualified business people or skilled workers recognized under Canada’s immigration laws, regulations and policies.

    New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Categories

    There are three main categories you can apply for under the New Brunswick PNP:

    • NBPNP – Skilled Worker Applicants with Family Support
    • NBPNP – Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support
    • NBPNP – Business Applicants

    NBPNP – Skilled Worker Applicants with Family Support

    • This category of New Brunswick PNP recognizes the importance of family values and assists foreign national to immigrate to a community in New Brunswick where they will have family support. Both the applicant and the family member supporting their immigration must meet a number of requirements to be eligible for this New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program.

    NBPNP – Skilled Worker Applicants with Employer Support

    • This category of New Brunswick PNP is meant for foreign nationals who have a genuine full-time job offer from a New Brunswick employer. This category recognizes the shortages of Canadian skilled workers who have the skills and education required to perform particular occupations in the province. This NBPNP category therefore assists New Brunswick employers to hire those immigrants who have the required skills and experience.

    NBPNP – Business Applicants

    • This category of New Brunswick PNP Business Applicant is meant for those individuals who want to live and operate a business in New Brunswick. Applicants must assume a day-to-day management role and not simply an investor. Among other requirements, business applicants must submit a business plan to be approved by the Government of Canada and have a personal net worth of $300,000 CAD.

    Additional Information:

    Applicants will have their applications reviewed by Canadian immigration officers, who will make a decision regarding their eligibility based on a number of requirements and factors. It is very important that applications are done properly because individuals can only apply once every two years for the New Brunswick PNP (NBPNP). Decisions are final and there is no appeal process for unfavorable decisions. Those individuals who are refused under the New Brunswick provincial nomination program may still have options under the federal Canadian immigration programs.

    Those individuals nominated under the New Brunswick PNP, including their family and dependents, will only receive their Canadian permanent resident status upon approval of the Canadian Federal Government. It is important that you do not make travel arrangements to Canada until you have been granted your Canadian permanent residency by the federal government. New Brunswick immigration has never been easier. Please contact us for more information.

    NOTE: Applications will be refused if the applicant meets one of the situations below:

    • The applicant already has an application in process under another Canadian immigration program.
    • The applicant is engaged in full time post secondary education.
    • The applicant has a failed or unresolved refugee claim in Canada.
    • The applicant has a failed humanitarian and compassionate claim in Canada.
    • The applicant is unlawfully residing in his or her country of residence at the time the application is received by NBPNP. Applicants must submit proof of lawful residency.
    • Applicants who are under a removal order and those who are prohibited from entering Canada
  • Northwest Territories Nominee Program

    The Northwest Territories are one of three territories in Canada and they have their own nominee programs that allow the territories to nominate applicants. Once nominated by Northwest Territories, applicants may then apply to the federal government of Canada for their permanent resident status. Applicants who are nominated by a province or territories will have their permanent residency application processed more quickly than those applicants who are apply through other programs.

    There are four categories where applicants can apply to under the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP):

    1. Entrepreneur

    2. Self-Employed

    3. Skilled Worker

    4. Critical Impact Worker

    1- Entrepreneur Category

    • Applicants under the Entrepreneur Category must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible under the NTNP:
      • Applicants must have financial ability to invest in and start a new business in the Northwest Territories, or purchase an existing business in Northwest Territories.
      • Applicants must have an active role in the business and not simply as an investor.
      • The applicant must implement a business plan that provides a benefit to the Northwest Territories.

    2- Self-Employed

    • In order to qualify for the Self-Employed category, applicants must meet the following criteria:
      • Applicants must be able to financially support themselves and family while establishing their business;
      • Applicants must be a professional with a business outlet or professional practice;
      • Applicants must implement a business plan that provides a service that is in demand, in the Northwest Territories (a labour market survey will determine whether a service/business is in demand).

    3- Skilled Worker Category

    In this category employers must apply through this category and submit all the necessary documentation themselves on behalf of the foreign national they wish to hire. The employer must be a registered business that has been operational for at least one year and be in good standing with provincial regulatory bodies. Employers must provide proof of local recruitment efforts and that there is indeed a demand for this type of worker in NWT (by way of Labour Market Opinion or otherwise).

    The job being offered by the employer must be in an occupation that falls into NOC skill levels 0, A, or B which are managerial, professional, skill trades and technical kinds of jobs. The offer of employment must be a permanent full-time job offer that provides a comparable industry rate of pay. The foreign national nominee must have the necessary credentials or licensing required to perform the job being offered and they must be able to communicate in either English or French, depending on the language they will need for their job. Nominees must also have the required work experience for the specific occupation they are being offered in NWT.

    4- Critical Impact Category

    This category is for semi-skilled workers (NOC skill levels C & D) in the hospitality and service industry. This category is designed to help NWT employers who recruit foreign labour to address labour shortages in the Territory. It allows employers to recruit semi skilled worker (NOC skill levels C & D) that are not eligible under other programs. In order to apply, you must have to fulfill the following requirement :

    • Applicants must have already been working in NWT for at least six months on a Canadian temporary work permit.
    • Applicants must have a full-time employment offer and employers are required to provide a comparable industry rate of pay.
    • Applicants must have the required experience to perform the job being offered and provide proof that they will have the financial means to support themselves (or sufficient settlement support).
    • Applicants in this category must also write a language test administered by a recognized agency. The employment offer must not contravene any existing agreements or laws that the employers are bound to.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultant for more information..

  • Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program – NS PNP

    The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (Nova Scotia PNP) might be the best Canadian immigration solution for you. This PNP is designed to recruit and select immigrants who intend to settle in the province of Nova Scotia. Those who are eligible and nominated through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, along with their spouse and dependents, will receive their Canadian permanent residency upon approval by the Canadian Federal government. Successful applicants under the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program will be given a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate. This certificate will help expedite the applicant’s Canadian immigration process, and therefore its help the applicant and his or her family to immigrate to Canada faster. Also, it should be noted that as of July 1st, 2012, some skilled worker applicants will have to submit their official language results with their application when applying to the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program. Nova Scotia PNP Categories Immigration to Canada can be done faster through a provincial nominee program. The different options that an individual can apply for in their application to the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program are referred to as streams. The streams are open for qualified skilled workers and other foreign nationals who meet the economic and labour market needs of the province and its various communities. The different streams are not open permanently so it is important to apply while they are still available. Below are the streams that are offered under the Nova Scotia PNP: The Nova Scotia PNP Skilled Worker Stream For skilled workers with a job offer in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia PNP Community Identified Stream For individuals with strong established connections and significant job prospects with a community in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia PNP Family Business Worker Stream For immigrants who are closely related to a Nova Scotia employer, and have received a permanent full-time job offer from that employer.

    Please contact our highly expert immigration consultant for more information.

  • Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

    If you are planning to relocate Canada – Ontario could be one of the best options for you. The Ontario PNP is designed to help Ontario employers who recruit foreign nationals to fulfill provincial labour market gaps, in the absence of qualified Canadians.

    Pre-Screening and other Process

    Those employers who are interested in hiring a foreign national (whether a skilled worker or international student) must start the application process by submitting a pre-screening application to the Ontario provincial government to approve the position they wish to fill with a foreign national. Once the position is approved to be filled by a foreign national, the foreign national who is offered the position must then submit their application to the Ontario PNP. The foreign national and the employer must meet a number of requirements in order to be eligible under the Ontario PNP.

    Like other provincial nominee programs, once an applicant is nominated under the Ontario PNP, the applicant (and their family) may then apply for their Canadian permanent residency through the proper federal Canadian immigration department. There are two main categories within this provincial nominee program, the General Category and International Student Category, and both categories have different streams that applicants can apply under.

    Please contact our highly experience immigration consultants for more information.

  • Quebec Immigration

    NOTE: Quebec Immigration regulations have undergone changes that will only apply from August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Changes include:

    1) New limits on the number of people who will be issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (this varies by program)

    2) New areas of training

    3) Changes in the point system with respect the language requirements. The changes are part of an effort to reduce the backlog in the Quebec immigration system and therefore reducing processing times

    Although some of the procedure is the same, it is important to know that the Quebec Immigration system is not a Provincial Nominee Program. By virtue of the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, the provincial government of Quebec has greater control than other provincial governments with regards to what immigrants will be permitted to immigrate to their province. As such, Quebec has the authority to establish its own immigration laws and regulations for all immigration categories, which has its differences from those programs at the federal level. Quebec seeks to select those who will best adapt to living in Quebec and those who are most likely to become economically established once they arrive.

    A Quebec Selection Certificate (QSC) is issued to applicants who are successful under one of the Quebec immigration programs. Once an applicant is issued his or her QSC, he or she may then apply to the Federal government for their Canadian permanent resident status.

    To be selected as a skilled worker, applicants must first meet the following general requirements:

    • Applicant must intend to settle in Québec with the goal of working there;
    • Applicant has at least one diploma from a secondary education institution or a diploma from Vocational Studies.
    • Applicant has the proper training and occupational skills that will facilitate his or her integration into the Quebec job market.

    A validated job offer in Quebec is important; however it’s not necessary if you possess experience in a specific area of training (Immigration Quebec) so long as you meet the required points from the selection factors.

    Selection Factors:

    In order to qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate (QSC), an individual applicant must attain a score of at least 55 based on a number of selection factors. If the applicant has a spouse, common law or conjugal partner, the applicant must at least score 63 points.

    Please contact our highly experience immigration consultant for point allocation.

  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

    Provincial nominee programs (PNPs), such as the Saskatchewan PNP, may help applicants immigrate to Canada faster compared to Canadian immigration programs found at the federal level. As you will see below, there are numerous categories that foreign national may apply for within the Saskatchewan PNP. Once applicants are nominated by the province, they are issued a provincial nomination certificate which they must submit with their application to the federal government for their Canadian permanent resident status.

    List of different are given below under The Saskatchewan PNP Categories:-

    • Skilled Workers
    • Entrepreneurs Family
    • Referral Farm Owners / Operators Young Farmer
    • Stream Health Professions
    • Hospitality Sector
    • Pilot Project Long Haul
    • Truck Drivers
    • Students.

    Please contact our highly experienced immigration consultants for more information.

  • The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

    The AINP is a program for those foreign nationals who want to attain their Canadian permanent resident status and who intend to live in the province of Alberta. Successful applicants under the AINP are nominated and issued a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the provincial government of Alberta.

    Once nominated and issued a certificate by the Government of Alberta, applicants may then apply for a permanent resident visa through the Federal Government as a provincial nominee. The applicant’s spouse/common law partner and dependent children may apply for their permanent resident visa together with the principal applicant. The advantage of having a Provincial Nominee Certificate issued is it allows for a faster Canada immigration visa process.

    Below you will find a list of all the different streams and categories that applicants can apply under through the AINP:

    1. Work Experience Stream

    Applicants under this stream submit an application nominating themselves for Canadian permanent residency, as opposed to some categories where an employer or third party must nominate candidates.

    Applicants must demonstrate that they have been working full-time in an eligible occupation in Alberta for a certain amount of time depending on the skill level of their current occupation. The applicant must have a job in one of the eligible occupations in order to apply under this stream. Full-time work is defined as 30 hours per week, not including overtime. Verify if your occupation falls under one of the eligible occupations

    2. Employer Driven Stream

    (The AINP Employer-Driven Stream is for Alberta employers who want to retain a foreign worker on a permanent full-time basis where there is difficulty finding an Albertan or Canadian to fill the position in question.

    In order to qualify under the Employer Driven Stream, the applicant must have a valid job offer from an employer in Alberta and the applicant must qualify under one of the following three subcategories:

    Skilled Worker Category

    (Candidate requirements for this category are as follows:

    • Candidate must intend to live permanently in Alberta;
    • The candidate must have a job offer in a skilled occupation that is either managerial, professional, technical or a skilled trade (occupations listed NOC skill levels 0, A or B).
    • The candidate must have the necessary education, training, work experience and licensing necessary to work in the desired occupation in Alberta;
    • The candidate must provide a copy of a valid work permit if he or she is already working in Alberta.
    • The candidate must provide proof of their legal status in the country which they currently reside, if they are not already working in Alberta.

    International Graduate Category

    The requirements for this category are as follows:

    • The candidate must demonstrate that they are able and intend to live permanently in Alberta;
    • The candidate must have obtained a diploma, degree, or have completed a graduate level program from an approved Canadian post secondary educational institution;
    • The completed educational program the candidate attended in Canada must have been a minimum of two years in length at the undergraduate level, or a minimum of one year at the graduate level;
    • The candidate must hold a current and valid post-graduation work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
    • The candidate must show that the job with Alberta employer is related to his or her field of study;
    • The candidate must have six months of full-time work experience with the same Alberta Employer on a post-graduation work permit before they apply with the Alberta Employer to the AINP.

    Semi-Skilled Worker Category

    Under this category, It is important to note that only some and not all occupations under NOC skill levels C and D are eligible. A list of eligible occupations can be viewed below the general requirements.

    Applicants under this category must meet the following general requirements:

    • Applicants must currently be working in Alberta on a work permit for an eligible AINP Semi-Skilled Occupation (see list below);
    • The applicant must possess the qualifications necessary for the job being offered.
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate they have completed a minimum of high school education. The high school education must be equivalent to Alberta standards, if the applicant is applying for the Foodservices Industry (pilot project).
    • Applicants must submit tests resulting showing they meet the minimum language requirements. Test results cannot be older than two years old from the date the application is submitted.

    To apply under this category, the job being offered must be in one of the following industries

    Food and Beverage Processing Industry;

    • Eligible Occupations
      • Food and Beverage Production Worker (NOC 9617)
      • Bakery Production Worker (NOC 9617)
      • Food and Beverage Processing Equipment Cleaner (NOC 9617)
      • Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters (NOC 9462)
      • Poultry Production Workers (NOC 9462)

    Trucking / Transportation Industry

    • Eligible Occupations
      • Long-Haul and Heavy Haul Truck Driver (NOC 7411)

    Foodservices Industry (Pilot Project)

    • Eligible Occupations
      • Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6453)
      • Food Counter Attendants (NOC 6641)
      • Kitchen Helpers (NOC 6641)

    Hotel and Lodging Industry

    • Eligible Occupations
      • Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6453)
      • Room Attendants (NOC 6661)
      • Front Desk Agent/Clerk (NOC 6435)

    Manufacturing Industry

    • Eligible Occupations
      • Over 35 different occupations are eligible under the Manufacturing industry including: Oil & Gas Well Drilling Workers & Services Operators; Machine Operator, Mineral & Metal Processing; Chemical Plant Machine Operator; Sawmill Machine Operators; Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors & Testers; and many more occupations.)
    3. Strategic Recruitment Stream

    This stream is for foreign nationals who have skills that are in demand in Alberta. Unlike most streams, applicants do not need a job offer to apply under this stream.

    Please Contact our highly experienced immigration consultants for more information.

    There are two categories that applicants can apply for under this stream:

    1. Engineering Occupations Category
    2. Compulsory and Optional Trades Category

    Please contact our highly experienced immigration consultants for more information.

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