Immigrant entrepreneurs considering where to base their start-up businesses are looking closely at Donald Trump’s actions in the United States, and seeing Canada as the stable option. Trump this week halted U.S. H-1B visas until at least December 31, 2020 – shutting off an important stream of tech workers for major Silicon Valley companies as
Individuals who have worked in Canada and who wish to settle permanently in Canada with their accompanying dependents may qualify to apply for Permanent Residence under the Canadian Experience Class. Canada Experience Class program recognizes the benefits to Canada by candidates who have spent significant amounts of time pursuing their studies and working careers in
On January 2nd, 2013 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) began accepting applications for permanent residence under its widely anticipated Federal Skilled Trades Program. The program is quota based and limited to 3000 applications per year with sub quotas in many of the 43 targeted occupations. Requirements Eligibility under the Federal Skilled Trades Class is assessed
Canada is a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Each year Canada grants permanent residence to approximately 30,000 refugees under an elaborate refugee protection process comprising of two main components, the Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program administered outside Canada and the In-Canada Refugee Protection Process.
The province of Quebec administers its own immigration programs with selection criteria that are distinct from those of federal and other provincial immigration programs. The Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIDI) selects candidates considered most likely to successfully settle in the French-speaking province. Foreign nationals wishing to settle permanently in Quebec must undergo a two-step immigration
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations governing the Economic Class comprises the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Provincial Nominee Class (“PNP”), Quebec Skilled Worker Class, Investor Class, Entrepreneur Class, Self-Employed Person’s Class and the Canada Experience Class. On May 4, 2013, the Government of Canada introduced substantive changes to the Federal Skilled worker Class. The Minister
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada manage skilled worker immigration under the Canada Express Entry system. The highest-scoring candidates in the Express Entry pool are issued with Invitations to Apply to one of the following programs: Federal Skilled Worker Canada Experience Class Provincial Express Entry Categories Once an ITA has been issued, the candidate must complete