How a skilled worker from overseas may qualify as a permanent resident: history of the selection system, how the criteria changed up to the present.
Manitoba’s Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the renewal of the program, “restructuring its economic immigration program to provide new pathways to permanent residence for international students and entrepreneurs.”
New! Alberta has created the Alberta Opportunity Stream; Saskatchewan has replaced the first-come, first selected basis for applicants meeting the occupations in demand requirements - and more. See the updates as of August 2, 2018.
Ontario describes itself as “the most multicultural province in Canada, where half of all new immigrants make their home.” Starting January 18, 2018, the federal government increased OINP's allocation by 600 nominations to a total of 6,600.
Newfoundland and Labrador is a dynamic and vibrant province that distinguishes itself as one of the best places in the world to live, study, work and play. More than a thousand years ago, the Vikings came and transformed as Newfoundlanders. Today, Newfoundland and Labrador offers the best of Europe and North America - an abundance of clean air and fresh water, a low incidence of violent crime and a comfortable population density. It is one of the friendliest and safest places in the country to live.
One of the provinces in the Maritime region, Nova Scotia offers a high quality of life to its residents. As a new immigrant, there are a variety of free services you may avail of to help you settle in the province.
With a population of less than 760,000 and low cost of living, the Province of New Brunswick may afford new opportunities for new immigrants.
Being the first Canadian province to establish its own immigration program, the Manitoba Government projected a labor shortage until 2020 of over 20,000 skilled workers.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program offers an economic immigration pathway for in demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs who can contribute to the economic development demands of the province.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is an economic migration program, operated jointly by the government of Alberta and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The AINP supports Alberta's economic growth by attracting and retaining work-ready immigrants to the province.
Like many countries with skilled migration categories, Canada selects permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and contribute positively to their economy. Permanent residents may live, work and study in Canada permanently and enjoy the additional benefits of access to government-subsidized education, healthcare and the insurance and pension benefits if employed. And as a permanent resident, you may enjoy an opportunity to sponsor eligible family members to join you in Canada.
If you have worked in Canada as a temporary foreign worker or on a postgraduate work permit, you might be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class (or CEC).
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