Permanent Resident Visas
1. Express Entry
– Skilled Worker Program (SWP)
Stage 1 – Express Entry Pool profile creation: You will have to fill out forms with all your information such as work experience, education, age, etc. At this point you do not have to provide supporting documents. However, if you do not fill the forms properly your application could be disqualified later. We make sure that all the forms are filled accurately in order to avoid any future problems for misrepresentation, errors or omissions. If your profile is accepted, then it will be in the Express Entry pool for up to 1 year. For more information, please contact us.
Stage 2 – Permanent Residence Application: Immigration Canada will choose the best profiles according to a points system and other factors (such as occupations in demand) on average once or twice a month. If you are invited to apply, you will have only 60 days to submit your Permanent Residence Application online. All the supporting documents must be submitted and they must be consistent with the forms that you submitted in Stage 1. Since you only have 60 days to submit your application we have implemented a priority system to deal with the Express Entry cases. According to Immigration Canada, once they have received your complete application they will process it within 6 months. If you need ‘a piece of mind’ during this stage, contact us.
– Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
If you have at least 12 months of full time skilled work experience in Canada in three years before you apply, you may qualify. In addition, your gained experience in Canada needs to be with the proper authorization. If you like to know which professions qualify and other important requirements, please contact us.
– Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. If you plan to live outside the province of Quebec, meet certain levels in English or French, have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade within five years before you apply, meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the NOC and have an offer of full time employment for a total period of at least one year you might qualify. We are here to guide you every step of the way. Please contact us.
2. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Each Provincial Nominee Programs has different requirements in terms of necessary skills, education and work experience. Most of the provinces will require ties with the province or a job offer from a business within that province. We are able to determine if you are eligible for any of the following provincial nominee programs (PNP):
- Alberta PNP
- Quebec PNP
- Ontario PNP
- Manitoba PNP
- Nova Scotia PNP
- Prince Edward Island PNP
- New Brunswick PNP
- New Foundland and Labrador PNP
- Yukon PNP
- Saskatchewan PNP
- British Columbia PNP
If you like to find out more, please contact us.
3. Family and Spousal sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents who live in Canada can sponsor their loved ones and help them get a Permanent Resident Visa through different Family Sponsorship programs. Don’t risk your future. We are Certified Canadian Immigration Consultants. We have a wealth of experience processing spouse sponsorships and family sponsorships.
Spousal sponsorship applications are highly complex, submitted in Canada, or at a Canadian Embassy abroad. We at Premier Immigration are a dedicated and passionate team of immigration specialists that can help you with your Spousal Sponsorship Application.
We’ve compiled all the information you’ll need to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner. Let’s dive into it!
If You Wish to Sponsor, You Must Be:
- A Citizen of Canada, is a person enrolled under the Canadian Indian Act or a Permanent Resident of Canada.
- An adult of at least 18 years of age
- A sponsor must also show that they can provide basic needs for themselves, their spouses and partners, and partner’s dependent children (if applicable)
You Cannot Sponsor If:
- Signed an undertaking for a former spouse or partner, who has not been a permanent resident for three years.
- Obtain social assistance for reasons other than disability.
- Formerly sponsored someone and did not return any social assistance received during the undertaking.
- Defaulted on an immigration loan or a performance bond
- Paid no child support or alimony as ordered by the court
- Convicted of a violent crime, a sexual offense,
- Having threatened or attempted to commit any of the above, depending on the nature of the offense, how long ago it happened, and whether you received a pardon for it.
Sponsorships of spouses, partners or dependent children usually do not have a low-income cut-off (LICO). In either case, you must meet at least a minimum LICO score, which is determined by the Canadian government every year, if your spouse or partner has a dependent child or you have a dependent child. LICO requirements require you to submit a Financial Evaluation (IMM 1283) form in addition to your application.
For more information, please contact us.