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PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS

The answers below may not always be current because the Canadian immigration rules usually change ongoing due to many factors.

Definitely, we can help with your application. At Resettle In Canada Inc., we are equipped with the tools and resources to represent and consult with clients on their respective applications. Prior to taking you as a client, Resettle In Canada conducts a complimentary assessment of your case to determine your eligibility.

Regardless of the outcome, we will advise you of either the next steps and/other immigration program that is best suited for you. Rarely do we decline to represent an applicant, this may be prompted if such applicant does not meet acceptable standards that aligns with our business values and basic ethical standards.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) permits each province in Canada (with the exemption of Nunavut and Quebec) to nominate individuals who are interested in migrating to a particular province. 

An individual who receives a provincial nomination can apply for permanent residency in Canada using the nomination certificate received from the province. While some PNP programs are aligned with the Federal Express Entry, others are not.

There is no best medium for clients to make payments to Resettle In Canada Inc. We currently accept e-transfers, wire transfers, direct bank transfers and online payments as mode of payments.

The term, “province” and “territory” are used interchangeably. However, there is a difference. Territories have delegated powers under the authority of the Parliament of Canada, they are grouped together and ruled by the Federal Government. In Canada, there are 3 territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

On the other hand, a Province exercise constitutional powers in their own right, receive their power and authority from the Constitution Act, 1867. There are 10 Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

At Resettle In Canada Inc., we offer affordable fees to our clients while working very hand in the delivery of our professional services. Our primary objective is to assist people and families fulfill their immigration dreams and not on the fees.

A client’s file is opened after our retainer has been signed and initial payment has been received. In accordance with the rules of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), your payments are immediately deposited into a trust account and we do not get paid until milestones have been completed as per specified in the retainer.

We pride ourselves at Resettle In Canada Inc. as being competent and diligent in preparing applications for our clients correctly. Our primary goal is to get 100% results for our client. However, there is never a perfect expectation because there are limiting factors that goes beyond our control. Prior to submission of every application, we will update our clients on the expected outcome and this will not be sugar coated.

JOIN YOUR FAMILY

The answers below may not always be current because the Canadian immigration rules usually change ongoing due to many factors. 

Definitely, we can help with your application. At Resettle In Canada Inc., we are equipped with the tools and resources to represent and consult with clients on their respective applications. Prior to taking you as a client, Resettle In Canada conducts a complimentary assessment of your case to determine your eligibility.

Regardless of the outcome, we will advise you of either the next steps and/other immigration program that is best suited for you. Rarely do we decline to represent an applicant, this may be prompted if such applicant does not meet acceptable standards that aligns with our business values and basic ethical standards.

Family Class Sponsorship centers on family reunification which is an important pillar of Canada’s Immigration system. Through this program, families who are separated as a result of immigration can be reunited with their family members.

 An eligible sponsor can sponsor certain family members to become permanent residents of Canada. Upon gaining permanent residence, the sponsored family member can live, study and work in Canada.

The Family Class program consists of the following categories:

  • Sponsorship of a spouse or common-law partner or conjugal partner
  • Sponsorship of a dependent child
  • Sponsorship of parents and grandparents
  • Sponsorship of adopted children
  • Sponsorship of “other relatives

At Resettle In Canada Inc., we offer affordable fees to our clients while working very hand in the delivery of our professional services. Our primary objective is to assist people and families fulfill their immigration dreams and not on the fees.

A client’s file is opened after our retainer has been signed and initial payment has been received. In accordance with the rules of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), your payments are immediately deposited into a trust account and we do not get paid until milestones have been completed as per specified in the retainer.

An eligible sponsor is one who:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Registered Indian
  • Can support the sponsored person financially in Canada
  • Has no convictions of violent crime or sexual offence 
  • Is absolutely not subject to a removal order
Additional requirements might apply for each sponsorship category.

The length of undertaking differs per sponsorship category

  • Spouse/Common-Law Partner/Conjugal Partner: 3 years
  • Dependent child: 
    • Less than 22 years old: 10 years or when child turns 25 years
    • More than 22 years old: 3 years
  • Parent or Grandparent and accompanying dependents: 20 years
  • Other relative: 10 years

CAREGIVER program

While your knowledge of Canada may not be tested at an early stage, its important you have some knowledge of the country you plan to visit or relocate to live.

The Caregiver program offers a pathway for one to apply for permanent residence either through the Home Child Care Provider pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot.

Both pilot programs offer caregivers the opportunity to obtain an occupation-specific work permit, move to Canada with their family members and finally obtain permanent residency upon completion of 2 years work experience in Canada.

A Labour Market Assessment is no longer required for both pilots of the Caregiver Program.

This is because both Home Child Care and Home Support Worker pilots are occupation-specific work permits and no longer employer-specific.

An occupation-specific work permit allows caregivers to change employers quickly if and when necessary.

Caregivers who are admissible to Canada, have a job offer from a Canadian employer, 1 year of post-secondary education in Canada or equivalent, CLB 5 in English or NCLC of 5 in French  is eligible to apply.

A caregiver who  currently works in Canada can also apply for permanent residency after attaining 2 years of work experience. Such caregiver must also meet the above requirements.

The Caregiver program is a 5-year pilot that was opened on June 18, 2019. Each pilot will receive a maximum of 2,750 principal applicants, making a total of 5,500 applicants per year, plus their immediate family.

The average processing time for this program will be 18 months which includes the time to finalize the permanent residence application after the caregiver has met and submitted the proof of work experience.

visitor VISA

The answers below may not always be current because the Canadian immigration rules usually change ongoing due to many factors. 

A visitor visa or temporary resident visa (TRV) allows a foreign national from a non-designated country to enter Canada. In other to remain in Canada, the foreign national will be expected to obtain a temporary resident status either as a visitor, student or worker.

There are 3 types of temporary resident visas:

  • Single Entry Visa: a one time entry into Canada
  • Multiple Entry Visa: an unlimited number of entries into Canada until the visa expires
  • Transit Visa: foreign national can stop in Canada for less than 48 hours while travelling

Some of the key requirements for a visitor visa application include:

  • A valid travel document or passport
  • Proof of funds to cover stay in Canada
  • Ties in home country (assets, property, family, job)
  • Intent to leave Canada at the end of visit

An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is required for all visa-exempt foreign national who wish to fly or transit through Canada with the exception of US citizens and holders of a valid Canadian visa.  A foreign national with a valid eTA can travel multiple times to Canada and stay up to 6 months per visit,

An eTA can be valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. 

Th duration of stay is determined by the CBSA officers during the port of entry examination. 

At times, the CBSA officer will indicate the expiry date of the TRV on a foreign national’s passport through a stamp, handwritten date or document.

Where there is no stamp, handwritten date or document in the passport, the temporary resident status expires 6 months from the date a foreign national arrives in Canada.

SUPER VISA

The answers below may not always be current because the Canadian immigration rules usually change ongoing due to many factors. 

Parents and Grandparents of Canadian permanent residents and citizens who wish to visit Canada for a long period of time can apply for the Super Visa Program. If the application is approved, the Parent or Grandparent is granted a multiple-entry 10 year visa without work rights.

A parent or grandparent must provide the following in the application:

  • A strong reason to visit. The visit to Canada must be temporary 
  • Strong ties to their home country (assets, finances and family)
  • Pass a medical examination
  • At least 1 year valid medical insurance with a minimum coverage of $100,000 from a Canadian Insurance company

The child or grandchild must provide the following to support the application:

  • A well written invitation letter from the child or grandchild in Canada
  • Documents to show that he/she meets the minimum income requirements such as: Notice of Assessments, T4/T1, Employment letter, Paystubs from employer and Bank statements
  • Birth certificate to show relationship with the applicants

If a parent or grandparent wishes to stay permanently in Canada, the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program is the right immigration stream. This stream has a processing cap of 20,000 complete applications per year. 

Permanent Residents and Citizens who wish to sponsor their parent or grandparent through this stream must first submit an Interest to sponsor form. Candidates are selected from the pool of interested sponsors on a first come-first serve basis. If selected, the candidate receives an Invitation to apply and has 90 days to submit a complete application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

An eligible sponsor for this program is one who is a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident  living in Canada, is 18 years old and is the child or grandchild of the person they are sponsoring. The sponsor must also meet the minimum income requirement required for their family size unit for at least 3 consecutive years. There is also a financial undertaking required from the sponsor for a period of 20 years.

Each entry to Canada permits the parent or grandparent to stay in Canada for a maximum of 2 years. If the parent or grandparent decides to stay longer than 2 years, an application to extend can be submitted which if approved, can be extended to 1 year.

A first time successful visitor visa applicant is usually granted a 6 months visa. If the visitor wishes to stay in Canada longer, an application for an extension should be submitted to the appropriate processing office. The visitor will be required to pay new fees to process the application.

A multiple entry visa grants a visitor a temporary resident status of 6 months. This means that for each visit, the visitor can only stay in Canada for 6 months at a time. However, the visitor can use that same visa to enter Canada multiple times.

On the other hand, a Super visa grants a parent and grandparent a 10 year multiple entry visa. For each visit, the parent and grandparent can stay in Canada for up to 2 years without renewing their status.

Visa-exempt visitors are only allowed to stay in Canada for a maximum of 6 months without renewing their status. If a parent or grandparent wishes to stay with their family in Canada for an extended period should apply for a super visa and an electronic travel authorization (eTA).  Upon approval, the visa-exempt visitor is issued a letter which should be presented to the border services officer at the entry point in Canada.

CITIZENSHIP

The answers below may not always be current because the Canadian immigration rules usually change ongoing due to many factors. 

Canadian Citizenship is a legal status that grants one the following rights:

– The right to vote
– Run for political office
– The right to enter and remain in Canada.
– A Canadian citizen is also obligated to serve on a jury when called upon to do so.

To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen through a grant of citizenship, one must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a valid permanent resident status in Canada with no unfilled conditions on the permanent resident status
  • Resided in Canada for at least 1095 days right before the date the citizenship application is signed. A person who was a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident within the last 5 years can count as one half day, to a maximum of 365 days towards the 1095 days requirement. 
  • Filed income tax in three years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date of application
  • A person who is between 18 to 54 years must:
    • Demonstrate language abilities in either English or French 
    • Pass a Canada knowledge test

There are a few exemptions that apply to people who can’t acquire Canadian citizenship regardless of their parent Canadian status. Examples include:

  • Birth in Canada: Children of foreign nationals who live in Canada as a representative or employee of a foreign representative, officer or employee in Canada of a specialized agency of the United Nations or a representative of an international agency can’t acquire Canadian citizenship
  • First-generation: A person who at the time of birth had a Canadian parent who was working abroad with the Canadian Armed Forces or the Federal Public Administration or the Public service of a province or territory, unless the parent was a locally engaged person can’t acquire Canadian citizenship

A person who is less than 18 years and the parent or guardian is applying on the person’s behalf is exempted from the following requirements for a grant of citizenship:

  • Income tax filing
  • Meeting residency obligation
  • Demonstrate language abilities of either English or French
  • Do not need to take a Canada knowledge test

A person who is more than 54 years old is also exempted from the language and Canada knowledge test requirement.

Canadian citizenship can be acquired through any of the following means:

    • By Birth in Canada: Anyone born on Canadian soil or a Canadian registered vessel such as a ship or aircraft is a Canadian citizen
    • By Birth Outside Canada to a Canadian Citizen
      • A person is a Canadian citizen if born outside Canada and either parent is a Canadian citizen. This is known as the first-generation rule. 
      • A person born outside Canada before April 17, 2009 and is not a first-generation is a Canadian Citizen
    • Stateless person: There is also a provision for a person to become a Canadian citizen if born outside Canada and either parent was a Canadian citizen at the time of the person’s birth provided the person is:
      • Less than 23 years
      • Resided in Canada for at least 3 years
      • Has not been convicted of national security offences
      • Has always been stateless 
  • By Adoption: A minor child can become a Canadian citizen without first obtaining permanent residency if the child was adopted by a Canadian citizen provided it was a legal adoption, done in the best interest of the child and created a genuine parent-child relationship
  • Naturalization: This is a process whereby an immigrant acquires Canadian Citizenship after fulfilling certain requirements. 
  • Minister’s discretion: In special cases, the Minister can use discretion to grant Canadian citizenship to a person either to reward services of an exceptional value to Canada or alleviate cases of statelessness or unusual hardship

The first-generation rule applies regardless of if the person never visited or resided in Canada. Anyone born outside Canada to a Canadian citizen parent is a Canadian citizen. It doesn’t matter if the person has been living outside Canada and never stepped on the shores of Canada.

The following are some prohibitions that prevents one from becoming a Canadian citizen:

  • Serving a sentence outside Canada
  • Serving a term of imprisonment, on parole or on probation in Canada
  • Charged with, on trial for, or involved in an appeal of an indictable offence in Canada or offence outside Canada
  • Convicted in the four years before applying for citizenship of an indictable offence in Canada or offence outside Canada

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