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Skilled Worker Category

Federal Skilled Worker Visa
Immigration has always helped to make Canada’s economy strong and prosperous. To continue this tradition, Canada encourages skilled worker applications for Permanent Residence from people with skills, education and work experience that will contribute to the Canadian economy. Canada PR & Canada Immigration for Skilled Workers is points based. You need to score 67 out of 100 points in factors like age, qualification, work experience, occupation & language. The Canada Immigration Process is simple & straight forward if you meet the eligibility criteria for Canada Points System and your documentation is accurate & complete. Process time for Canada Immigration is generally 6-12 months. PR is granted for applicant, spouse & children. After PR is granted you can sponsor your parents, grandparents, siblings & cousins.

The skilled worker category is intended for people with high level of skills and experience which can be economically recognised in Canada. Skilled workers can apply for permanent residency and should qualify based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English and/or French, and other criteria.

   The following two categories of applications, not exceeding the identified limit and that meet either of the following criteria shall be placed into processing:
Category 1

  • Applications from skilled workers with evidence of one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the last ten years in at least one of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes (and not combined partial year experience in multiple NOCs) specified in the Ministerial Instructions, up to a maximum of 10,000 new, complete applications per year with no more than 5% (500 applications) of this maximum in any one NOC category.

The List of occupations under Ministerial Instructions are Skilled workers with one year of continuous full-time or equivalent part-time paid work experience in at least one of the following eligible occupations within the last ten years:

  • 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • 0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
  • 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management (Cap reached)
  • 1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
  • 2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
  • 2151 Architects
  • 3111 Specialist Physicians
  • 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • 3113 Dentists
  • 3131 Pharmacists
  • 3142 Physiotherapists
  • 3152 Registered Nurses (Cap reached)
  • 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
  • 3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
  • 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
  • 4151 Psychologists
  • 4152 Social Workers
  • 6241 Chefs
  • 6242 Cooks
  • 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
  • 7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
  • 7241 Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
  • 7242 Industrial Electricians
  • 7251 Plumbers
  • 7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators
  • 7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • 7371 Crane Operators
  • 7372 Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
  • 8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

(A maximum of 1,000 applications from this category will be considered for processing each year. This will not be included in the total for any other cap. Applications will be considered in order they are received. The first cap year for the PhD stream begins on November 5, 2011.)

OR
Category 2

  • Applications submitted with an Arranged Employment Offer consistent with requirements of subsection R82(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).

Quebec Skilled Worker Visa Canada
                       The Canadian Quebec Skilled Worker Program is designed to attract skilled immigrants who wish to work and live in the province of Quebec. It is because of Quebec's unique position within Canada that the province of Quebec manages its own immigration program for migrants intending to settle in Quebec. This is an excellent opportunity for potential applicants not meeting the requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker visa to apply to settle in the picturesque province of Quebec. Up to 33,000 Quebec Skilled Worker Visas have been allocated for issuance in 2011.
The Quebec Skilled Worker visa allows applicants with at least 6 months of work experience to file an application. Candidates must also meet additional requirements, including a points-based assessment, and basic requirements including health and character. This program allows migrants to live and work in any capacity in the province of Quebec and are free to travel anywhere in Canada, and to take employment as they see fit. Migrants may be eligible for Canadian citizenship after the required duration of permanent residence in Canada.

Quebec Skilled Worker Visa Basic Requirements
To be selected as an immigrant worker under the Quebec Skilled Worker visa, applicants must:

  • Hold at least one diploma that corresponds to a Secondary School Diploma in Quebec;
  • Possess at least 6 months of eligible work experience;
  • Have acquired training and occupational skills that will facilitate the applicant's insertion into the job market; and
  • Have adequate knowledge of French. Knowledge of English is also an asset not to be overlooked.

Applicants must also satisfy basic visa requirements relating to the applicant's health and character. In addition to the above, a points-based assessment is conducted where points can be claimed for the applicant's schooling, work experience, age, having a valid offer of employment, knowledge of French and English, stays in Quebec, relationships with a Canadian citizen or a permanent Quebec resident, characteristics regarding their accompanying spouse or common-law spouse and dependent children, capacity for financial self-sufficiency and adaptability. The current pass mark is set at 55 points for single applicants and 63 points for applicants with accompanying partners/spouses.

Quebec Experience Class for Foreign Workers/Students Visa Canada

The Quebec Experience Class for Foreign Workers/ Students provides an exciting transition for qualified foreign students and workers seeking to become permanent residents of Canada and live in the province of Quebec.

Eligible study permit and work permit holders who have either graduated from an approved program of study in Quebec or have gained required Quebec work experience are deemed to have the qualities to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent residence. Applicants also enjoy priority processing of their applications for permanent residence by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC). This is a relatively new category that has been created to offer temporary residents in Quebec an excellent opportunity to remain in Quebec.

Quebec Experience Class (Foreign Worker) Visa Basic Requirement

There are two main components of the Quebec Experience Class; foreign workers and foreign students.
Under the Foreign Worker component, applicants must have at least 12 months of full-time work experience in Quebec in an eligible occupation and have gained the experience with the proper work or study permit, including a one year Working Holiday program visa. In addition, successful candidates will be required to satisfy language proficiency requirements of a working knowledge of oral French.
As for the Foreign Student component, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, complete an eligible course of study in Quebec leading to a diploma have been in Quebec for at least half of the duration of the period of study and have an working knowledge of French.
Under this category, applicants must intend to reside in Quebec and occupy a job in an eligible occupation after their graduation, must not take an undertaking to return home upon completion of their studies, and must be willing to undertake support of their family for up to 3 months. Successful candidates may apply up to 6 months before the completion of their studies and will also be required to satisfy language proficiency requirements of moderate oral proficiency in French.

Canadian Experience Class

You must meet these minimum requirements to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class. You must:

  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec
  • be either:
    • a temporary foreign worker with at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada, or
    • a foreign graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution with at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada
  • have gained your experience in Canada with the proper work or study authorization
  • apply while working in Canada – or – within one year of leaving your job in Canada
  • include the results of an independent language test (from an agency designated by CIC) with your application

According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:

  • Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or
  • Skill Level A (professional occupations) or
  • Skill Level B (technical occupations and skilled trades)

Your application will be assessed on two requirements if you apply as a temporary foreign worker:

  • your work experience and
  • your ability in English or French.

If you apply as a graduate of a Canadian post-secondary educational institution with Canadian work experience, it will be assessed using the above requirements, as well as:

  • your education.

International Graduates Visa Canada

The Canadian International Graduates Visa provides an attractive bridging option for foreign students with offers of employment from Canadian employers. International Graduates are provided with the chance to obtain permanent residence while applying their newly acquired skills and education and filing current labour shortages. Individuals who demonstrate their study in Canada and their unique ability to contribute to the economy are nominated by the designated participating provinces. Nominees also enjoy priority processing of their applications for permanent residence by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC). .

International Graduates Visa Basic Requirements

The International Graduates visa is currently available through the provincial nominee programs for the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. The requirements differ according to the respective program and as outlined below.

For Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan programs, the graduate must have completed a post-secondary educational program within the province (or within Canada for some programs) at an eligible institution, have obtained an offer of full-time employment related to their field of study and provide evidence of having been employed with the same employer for a minimum duration of between 3-6 months prior to the submission of the International Graduate application. Some of these requirements do not apply for certain provinces.

For Ontario, 3 streams of application are available for international graduates; applicants with a job offer, applicants who are PhD Graduates and Masters Graduates (offered currently as a pilot project).

For British Columbia, 2 streams of application are available for international graduates: applicants having graduated from an eligible program and approved institution, applicants holding a Master's or PhD degree awarded for studies in the natural, applied or health sciences (currently offered as a pilot project).

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

There are two options exist for skilled applicants; the Skilled Worker Category and the Semi-Skilled Worker Category.

Under the Skilled Worker Category, candidates are required to have an offer of employment from a local employer in any eligible skilled occupation which meets provincial employment and wage standards. The applicant must possess the required qualifications for the position. Additional requirements apply for persons seeking employment as a childhood educator or care staff, manager/supervisor in the service, retails and food service industries.

Under the Semi-Skilled Worker Category, candidates are required to have an offer of employment from a local employer only in a designated semi-skilled occupation which meets provincial employment and wage standards.

Occupations in the following industries will be considered:

  • Food and beverage processing industry
  • Hotel and lodging industry, front desk agents and clerks
  • Manufacturing industry, long-haul trucking industry
  • Foodservices industry

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) accelerates the Permanent Resident application process for skilled and/or experienced workers, experienced business persons and their family members who want to settle in BC permanently.  It allows nominees to apply for Permanent Resident status through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) under the fast-tracked Provincial Nominee stream – which can be faster than applying through many federal immigration streams.

Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled

The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category applies to qualifying foreign workers in select occupations and eligible employers in the tourism/hospitality, food processing and long-haul trucking industries. In order to apply under this category nominee applicants must have worked for their employer in BC full-time in an eligible occupation for a period of at least nine consecutive months immediately prior to the date their BC PNP application was submitted. Nominee applicants must also maintain continuous full-time employment with the BC employer throughout the application process. Work experience that forms an integral part of a program of study (co-op) or is obtained using an Off-Campus Work Permit does not qualify toward this nine month work experience requirement.

Eligible Occupations

Applications under the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Category will be considered only for the following occupations in the tourism/hospitality industry as defined in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Check the NOC website for a detailed description of main duties and employment requirements for each of the occupations listed below.

Occupations in Travel and Accommodation

  • 6435 Hotel Front Desk Clerks

Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations

  • 6441 Tour and Travel Guides
  • 6442 Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides
  • 6443 Casino Occupations

Occupations in Food and Beverage Service

  • 6451 Maîtres d’hotel and Hosts/Hostesses
  • 6452 Bartenders
  • 6453 Food and Beverage Servers

Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

  • 6641 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

Note: Applications for Cooks who meet the employment requirements for this occupation (NOC 6242) are considered under the Skilled Worker category.

Cleaners (employed directly by hotels/resorts)

  • 6661 Light Duty Cleaners
  • 6662 Specialized Cleaners
  • 6663 Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
  • 6672 Other Attendants in Accommodation and Travel: Doorkeeper, Hotel Guest Services Attendant

Other Elemental Service Occupations (employed directly by hotels/resorts)

  • 6681 Dry Cleaning  and Laundry Occupations (Hotels/Resorts only)
  • 6682 Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations (Hotels/Resorts only)

6683 Other Elemental Service Occupations: Attendant, Sauna Room (Hotels/Resorts only), Hotel Valet Long Haul Trucking

Eligible Occupation
Truck driver applications under the Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Category will be considered only for long-haul truck drivers as defined in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Check the NOC website for a detailed description of main duties and employment requirements for this occupation.

  • NOC 7411.1 Long-Haul Truck Drivers

Definition: Operate articulated or multi-articulated heavy commercial vehicles (over 4,600 kg gross vehicle weight) on routes more than 160 km from home base.

BC Work Experience Required
Nominee applicants must have worked for their employer in BC full-time in an eligible occupation for a period of at least nine consecutive months immediately prior to the date their BC PNP application was submitted. Nominee applicants must also maintain continuous full-time employment with the BC employer throughout the application process. Work experience that forms an integral part of a program of study (co-op) or is obtained using an Off-Campus Work Permit does not qualify toward this nine month work experience requirement.

Additionally, nominee applicants must:

  • have at least two years employment experience as a long-haul truck driver in the three years prior to their application to the B.C. PNP; and
  • hold a valid B.C. Class 1 driver’s license and, if required, air brake endorsement and other certification (e.g., for transporting dangerous goods).

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Visa

Skilled Workers

This category is for skilled workers, professionals or managers who have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.  It is divided into three sub-categories:

  • Skilled Workers/Professionals
  • Critical Occupations
  • Existing Work Permit

Eligibility

You may qualify to apply under the SINP Skilled Workers Category if:

  • You live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you have the following:
    • An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan either in an occupation or trade in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level "A" or "B", or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan (Skilled Workers/Professionals Sub-Category).

You may qualify to apply under the SINP Critical Occupation Category if:

  • You live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you have the following:
    • An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan in a management position in the NOC Matrix level "0" (Critical Occupations Sub-Category).

You may qualify to apply under the SINP Existing Work Permit Category if:

  • You have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you have the following:
  • Have worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a temporary work permit either in an occupation or trade that is in the NOC Matrix level "A" or "B", or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan excluding trades included in the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project (Existing Work Permit Sub-Category).
  • You have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you have the following:
  • Have worked in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a temporary work permit either in an occupation or trade that is in the NOC Matrix level "A" or "B", or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan excluding trades included in the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project (Existing Work Permit Sub-Category).


  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Visa

    The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) includes various streams which include the General Stream, the Employer Direct Stream and the Strategic Initiative Stream.

    To be eligible for nomination under the MPNP, applicants must; have legal status in the country where they are living, be able to provide proof that they possess the required training, work experience and language ability to find employment in their intended occupation in Manitoba; have the required settlement funds to cover the relevant immigration fees, travel expenses to Manitoba, support themselves and their dependents while they are looking for employment and ensure the applicant's successful settlement in Manitoba.

    Under the General Stream, successful nominees must possess either; a close relative in Manitoba who has signed an Affidavit of Support (MAS); or two friends or distant relatives in Manitoba who have each signed an affidavit of support; or have completed education in Manitoba or have previous work experience in Manitoba (six months minimum).

    Under the Employer Direct Stream, suitable nominees must have an offer of a long-term, full-time job in Manitoba, have a work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC) and be currently working(for at least 6 months) for the Manitoba employer offering a permanent full-time position.

    Under the Strategic Initiatives Stream, an applicant may be eligible if they have either; participated in an exploratory visit to Manitoba, had an interview with a MPNP officer, received a letter of invitation to apply as part of a MPNP targeted overseas promotional initiative.

    New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) Visa

    Skilled Worker
    Skilled Worker with Employer Support
    To be considered for permanent residence through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements.

    • You have an offer of permanent, full-time employment with an established New Brunswick company.
    • The work offered is in an area of skill shortage.
    • The job offer meets New Brunswick employment standards.
    • The job offer must provide comparable industry rates of pay.
    • You have all of the qualifications and/or licenses needed to fulfill the job duties.
    • You have the English, French or both language skills required to fulfill your job duties.

     New Brunswick recognizes the value of family in the successful settlement of newcomers to the Province. 
    Skilled Worker with Employer Support 
    Eligible Applicants include: 

    • Daughter or son.
    • Step-daughter or step-son.
    • Sister or brother
    • Step-sister or step-brother.
    • Sister-in-law or brother-in-law.
    • Niece or nephew; or, a grandchild.

    Both the Applicant and the Family Supporter will be assessed, as both are critical to the success of the Nomination. 

    The Applicant will be assessed on an offer of full-time employment or employment skills based on education and training, language skills, work experience, age and ability to adapt to New Brunswick, surrounded by a supportive family. 

    The Supporter will be assessed on his/her commitment to the immigration process and the successful settlement of his/her family member. The Supporter will also be evaluated for strong connection to New Brunswick.


    Nova Scotia Nominee Program Visa
    All nominees must have:

    • A guaranteed, full-time, permanent job offer must have legal status in his/her country of residence;
    • Wish to settle permanently in charming Nova Scotia;
    • Have sufficient settlement supports;
    • Meet the minimum criteria for age, education, work experience;
    • Language ability requirements for the stream

    The Skilled Worker Stream allows for the fast-tracking of skilled migrants with a permanent full-time job offer from an established local business, which includes a benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates.

    The Family Business Worker Stream aims to help family-owned businesses to hire close relatives who have skills that cannot be found locally. The worker must have a guaranteed, permanent job offer in Nova Scotia from an employer who is a close relative and who owns an established business in Nova Scotia. Priority will be given to workers whose family employer can demonstrate that they will provide additional supports to assist the worker and accompanying dependents with their settlement needs.

    The Community Identified Stream is geared for individuals who are employable, have strong established connections to a Nova Scotia community and can contribute to the labour market and economy of that specific community. The applicant must have a Letter of Identification from an organization mandated by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration before submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

    Yukon Nominee Program Visa

    Skilled Worker / Critical Impact Worker Program
    Intent
    The Critical Impact Worker Program and the Skilled Worker Programs are employer driven; designed to assist Yukon employers, sectors or governments to identify and nominate potential qualified immigrants to fill positions that cannot be filled by the territorial or national labour market.
    If you are an employer who is interested in further information, please click the categories listed to the right for further information.
    If you are a potential immigrant and would like to consider if your skills match current job vacancies, or are interested in learning more about Yukon, you may wish to visit the following web sites:

    General Process
    The application form for the Skilled Worker Program and Critical Impact Worker Program must be completed and submitted by the potential employer and the nominee to the Advanced Education Branch. 
    Upon receiving all necessary documentation, the application will be assessed based on the established criteria and be recommended for approval or refusal.

    A recommendation is provided to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Advanced Education Branch who will have the final authority for recommending the approval/refusal of Critical Impact Worker and Skilled Worker Program applicants.

    Approved nominees will be nominated for permanent residency and, if needed, a letter of recommendation for use by the nominee to obtain a temporary work permit to facilitate temporary entry to Canada while the permanent residency processing takes place.

    Applications must be complete, including all required documents, before Yukon Nominee Program processing can begin.  Copies of documents submitted with applications must be certified true copies.  Documents in languages other than English or French must include certified translations. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Processing Time
    The typical processing time for Skilled Worker / Critical Impact Worker applications is six (6) weeks from receipt of a complete application. Processing times will increase with the volume of applications received.  
    Following Yukon Nominee Program processing, the applicant and accompanying family members must satisfy Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) clearance requirements for medical, security, criminal and visa authorization in order to work and live in Canada.  The CIC process is separate from the Yukon Nominee Program process and will take additional time to complete.

    Skill Shortage List

    Occupation

    Industry Association

    Medical Doctor

    Yukon Medical Council

    Registered Nurse

    Yukon Registered Nurses Association

    Electrical or Electronic Engineer

    Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon


    Criteria

    The Skills Shortage List will allow Yukon Industry Associations to request specific occupations be placed on a list and negate the need for an individual employer to prove local and national recruitment attempts.
    The specific criteria for approving an occupation for the Skills Shortage List are:

  • The Industry Association must be a registered association in Yukon.
  • The Industry Association must submit a letter for consideration that includes the:
  • specific occupation for addition to the Skills Shortage List
  • certification or licensing required for the occupation
  • anticipated number of positions needed
  • action taken (from the industry association or its membership) to recruit at the local and national levels.


  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program Visa

    Skilled Worker Stream
    Prince Edward Island employers wishing to hire a potential new employee they have identified outside of Canada may do so through nomination via the Skilled Worker Stream. Those potential nominees who possesses the necessary skills and falls under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A or B are eligible provided they have obtained a post-secondary degree/diploma and experience in the intended profession.

    Skilled Worker Selection Criteria
    Under the Skilled Worker Stream, the applicant:

    • Must have a full-time job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level 0, A or B.
    • Must have a valid work permit if currently employed by a Prince Edward Island employer.
    • Must have legal status in country of residence.
    • Must be able to attend an interview at Immigration Services, if required.
    • Must have completed post secondary education with a minimum of 14 years of education.
    • Should be between 21 and 55 years of age.
    • Should have at least two years of full-time work experience within the past five years.
    • Must possess sufficient English and/or French language ability to perform the job offered by a Prince Edward Island employer.  Language ability can be verified by one of the following:
      • Internationally recognized language test, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), to a minimum equivalent of Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) CLBPT 5; or
      • Declaration of language ability from the Island employer offering the full time job; or
      • Educational/training documents from an internationally recognized institution, indicating the principal language studied/communicated was in English and/or French.
    • Must demonstrate sufficient settlement supports and financial resources, including transferable funds, in order for the applicant and family to pay the immigration costs and travel expenses to establish in Prince Edward Island.
    • Must demonstrate genuine intention to settle in Prince Edward Island.

    Skilled Worker Employer Requirements
    The employer is responsible for ensuring:

  • Employment is full-time (training, internship or apprenticeship positions that terminate on a specific date will NOT be considered)
  • Employment in the intended occupation is consistent with the applicant’s ability to perform the job based on the applicant’s education, training and/or experience.
  • Employment terms and conditions meet all applicable provincial and federal employment workplace standards and the comparable industry wage rate.
  • Employment of the applicant does not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or employment disputes.
  • Employment is in Prince Edward Island.
  • Employment that requires provincial licensing or accreditation has been verified to ensure the applicant has the necessary credentials to be eligible to work in the occupation in Prince Edward Island.
  • Employment contract is provided, which includes the terms and conditions of the full-time job offer, signatures of the authorized signing officer of the company, and the employee (applicant) accepting the offer including conditions for employment.
  • Settlement support is provided to the applicant and the family to help them establish.
  • Labour Market Opinion (LMO) is provided, if applicable.
  • Attendance at an interview at Immigration Services, if required.
  • Documentation is provided to demonstrate effort to recruit for the intended profession has been unsuccessful through efforts within Canada and the position is critical to the operation of the employers business.



  • Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (Ontario PNP) Visa

    To qualify for the General Category program, the employer offering the job must meet various criteria. The job offer must be for a permanent and full-time position within the designated occupation and meet the current wage levels for that profession or skilled occupation. The Ontario PNP allows candidates with offers of permanent full-time employment in any managerial, professional or skilled trades occupation with a local employer to be nominated.
    Approved positions include those which are abroad or in Canada. The position must be directly related to, and necessary for, the company's core operations, meet current wage levels for the occupation, and be offered to individuals who meet the criteria for the offered employment.

    Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) Visa

    Skilled Worker

    The NLPNP Skilled Worker category exists to nominate individuals who have specialized skills that are deemed as having a critical impact on the operations of an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    You are eligible for the Skilled Worker category if you:

    • Have a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, or a job or job offer that has compensation in the form of a salary and benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates;
    • Have a Citizenship and Immigration Canada Work Permit or is entitled to apply for one;
    • Have the qualifications, training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job;
    • Can demonstrate the intention and ability to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador;
    • Have a job or job offer that does not contravene existing bargaining unit agreements or any employment disputes;
    • Can demonstrate that you have sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully establish yourself and any dependents in Newfoundland and Labrador;
    • Your employer (or future employer) can demonstrate a need for your skill set; and
    • Can demonstrate English or French skills

    Family Connections

    The NLPNP Family Connections Category is for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents who wish to sponsor an eligible family member (referred to as the Relative) for Permanent Residence.
    Eligible Sponsors must be related to the Relative in one of the following ways:


    Parents

    Sister/Brother

    Step-Brother

    Grandparent

    Niece/Nephew

    Step-Daughter

    Uncle/Aunt

    Sister/Brother-in-Law

    First Cousin

    In addition, the Sponsor must also meet the following conditions:

    1. Be a a permanent resident of Canada for at least 12 months, or be a Canadian Citizen
    2. Be residing in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least twelve (12) consecutive months at the time that your Relative’s application is submitted to the NLPNP.
    3. Must reside in the province on a full-time basis and have a commitment to continue to reside in the province on a full-time basis.
    4. Be able to prove your Relative’s relationship to you.
    5. Be financially self-supporting (have not received financial support through the Newfoundland and Labrador Income Support Program, Employment Insurance, or the Resettlement Assistance Program within the last twelve (12) months).
    6. Be willing to sign a Declaration and Affidavit of Support which includes your commitment to a settlement plan for the Relative.

     
     
     
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