Canadian permanent residents are
entitled to live and work anywhere in Canada, enjoy many of the
privileges of Canadian Citizenship, may apply for Canadian
Citizenship after 3 years and may sponsor family members for
Canadian permanent resident status.
You may include your spouse and
dependent children in the application for Canadian immigration. Your
spouse and any child aged 18 or over must complete a separate
application form. If you do not intend to have your family accompany
you, they still need a medical examinations and background checks.
It is very important to seek
professional advice prior to submitting the visa application.
Typically, visa office receives thousands of applications every day.
Majority of the applications do not get more than a glance and get
rejected by the overworked visa officials. Remaining applications
get a little more attention and if the application does not fit into
the norms set for immigration, the visa is rejected at some stage
during the processing. Therefore to save the visa fee and more
importantly the time and lost opportunity to immigrate to Canada, do
consult an immigration adviser. Link to Canada through Canadian
immigration consultant gives some assurance to the visa officer that
the person will get assistance in settling down.
All immigrants must meet health and
security requirements. You will need to pass a medical examination
and all adults must produce police certificates for the countries
where they have lived. An applicant with a criminal record or who
presents a security risk is likely to be refused admission to Canada
Applicants selected for immigration to Canada receive an immigrant
visa. When you arrive in Canada, the visa is signed by an
immigration officer and becomes a record of landing. This is your
proof of your status in Canada. It is important to keep this
document in a safe place. The visa is valid until the validity of
the medical assessment expires, which is one year from the date of
the medical examination. You should go to Canada before the visa
expires, or you will have to reapply.
Independent Category accounts for
the bulk of the immigration to Canada followed by the Business
Category. The success of the process starts with a well thought out
strategy. The normal time it takes for immigration process to
complete is 12 to 24 months.
Immigration Visa Categories
1. INDEPENDENT CATEGORY: Independent category accounts for the bulk
of the immigration to Canada. The success of the process starts with
a well thought out strategy. It is very important to invest adequate
time and money on application, and we do it. Once application is
rejected, the appeal process is very cumbersome. An applicant can
loose thousands of dollars in the appeal and valuable time is lost.
SKILLED WORKERS/ PROFESSIONALS: The
economic or independent category includes skilled workers, and
business immigrants. Skilled workers provide skills needed by the
Canadian labour market.
BUSINESS IMMIGRATION: Business
immigration includes Investors, Entrepreneur, and self-employed
persons selected on the basis of their abilities to make
contribution to the economy by setting up business. Canada is
looking for successful businesspersons with funds to invest and
experience in running a business. Different selection criteria apply
for investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed immigrants.
FAMILY CLASS: Family class
immigrants are sponsored, and supported financially, by immediate
family members who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents in
Canada. If you have a blood relative in Canada who needs a relative
in a position of trust, a detailed assessment is required to check
the strength of the business in Canada.