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Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) of Canada may soon undergo key Changes

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The Canadian government may announce key changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in the forthcoming budget of Canada. The statement in this regard has been issued by the Patty Hajdu- the Employment Minister of Canada. The amendments in the TFWP are awaited since long and it has been in the priority list of the Liberal party government.

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) enables the employers in Canada to recruit skilled workers from overseas for a limited period of time to combat the skill shortage in the country. However, the program also oversees that the local Canadians are the first priority, when there is an open position in Canada.

A Few Changes in TFWP have been made already

Though the reforms in TFWP will be announced formally in the federal budget, however, some key changes have already been made to the program, i.e. Elimination of the ‘Four in, Four out’ rule.

The ‘Four in Four out’ rule denies some foreign skilled workers to stay in Canada, once their four years work contract has finished. Such overseas skilled workers can now stay in Canada and apply for the Canadian permanent residency as well.

 

Related: Ontario has Issued Instructions to Submit OINP Online Application

Long awaited reforms in TFWP

The recommendations for the amendments in TFWP were published in September, 2016 only by the Parliamentary Committee. A few of these recommendations were hassle free pathway to Canadian permanent residency to overseas skilled workers and easing the process for the businesses in the country, so that they can combat the rising labour market demands.

The MPs in Canada also advised to have key protection and security for the workers to discourage the incidents, i.e. low paid jobs and abuse at work, etc.

 

The parliament committee also emphasized on some key requirements of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, such as, employers providing transition plan for the recruitments in high skilled professions, and how a particular employer accustomed itself about the program. Apart from this, the federal government has also made a recent announcement with regards to early processing of the certain work permit applications, i.e. within 2 weeks.

The response from government is due regarding the advice from parliamentary committee. However, the announcement about TFWP reforms will be made in upcoming budget is being considered as government’s response only. The budget is likely to be released towards the end of February or in the first week of March, 2017.

TFWP reforms are likely to be the part of Government’s lenient immigration policy

The forthcoming reforms in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) are likely to be an addition to the series of steps the liberal government has taken to ease the immigration in the country. The liberal government of Canada has traditionally been soft on immigration and immigrants in the country and glimpse of the same had been seen in the past when they issued several relaxations in the Canada’s immigration rules and process, i.e. amendment in the express entry point system, reduction of family reunification processing time, and removal of stringent immigration rules to benefit the immigration applicants.

Hence, if you have plans to apply for temporary work visa or permanent residency in Canada, you may go ahead with your application in coordination with a trusted Canadian Visa Consultant.

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Nova Scotia Accepted Record Number of Immigrants in a year- More to Arrive in 2017

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The Nova Scotia Province of Canada has accepted a record number of immigrants in a year. A total of 4,835 immigrants accepted by the province in a year ending October, 2016 including skilled immigrants, refugees, entrepreneurs and immigrants, who arrived on family sponsored visas. The number is highest in last few decades.

This record number of immigrants include considerable amount of Syrian refugees, (About 1500), which were allowed and accepted in the country as per the lenient immigration policy of federal government.

Nova Scotia government lobbied for enhancing immigration quota

Government of Nova Scotia has been making constant efforts to raise the annual immigration quota of the province. Nova Scotia lobbied in 2016 to get the number of immigrants increased in the province allowed in a year through Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The NSNP is the popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of the province. Nova Scotia got its PNP allocation increased twice in last one year.

Nova Scotia is expecting more immigrants through NSNP this year

The province of Nova Scotia is expecting a total of 2150 newcomers in 2017, however, the break up with regards to immigrant categories has not been revealed by the government till date. The efforts and lobbying by the government of Nova Scotia has really paid off as the province has been successful in inviting and welcoming more number of immigrants in recent times.

Newcomers are also expected through new Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

The Nova Scotia is also a key participant in the newly launched Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) along with rest of the Atlantic Provinces, i.e. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Hence, apart from NSNP, the newcomers in the province may also arrive through the AIPP. The federal government has structured this new immigration program to invite 2,000 immigrants in the Atlantic Provinces including Nova Scotia.

Moreover, Nova Scotia also has access to Express Entry pool of candidates, through which, it can invite the applicants to apply in Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

Nova Scotia needs Immigrants for right Demographic balance

The Ivany Report, projecting the economic blueprint of the province has advised to enhance the immigration in the country in view of decreasing birth rate and outmigration. As per the report, the workforce of the province will be reduced by 100,000 in next 15 years, and the birth rate of the province is not convincing enough to replace the same. Report suggests that province should try to attract about 7,000 immigrants annually by the year 2024 to meet the rising demographic challenges of Nova Scotia.

Apply in Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to move to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is an incredible province to live, work and get settled on a permanent basis. If you wish to immigrate to Nova Scotia, you can get your file prepared in coordination with a reliable Canada immigration consultant to apply in the NSNP. For any query and assistance with regards to NSNP or AIPP, send an email to info@visasavenue.com.

What are the Key Aspects of Canadian living that attract World over immigrants?

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When you discuss about Canada immigration in your circle or elsewhere, you get multiple suggestions and advice on immigration process, programs, and all that.

People will provide you details about immigration programs, point based system, visa application, etc.

But how often you have discussed about life of a new immigrant in Canada?

Well, it’s as important as the immigration process or visa filing, etc. You must know and understand the society you are moving to in order to integrate in the community fast upon landing. Let’s get an overview of the life in Canada to understand how easy or difficult to settle in Canada for you as a new immigrant. Here are the key aspects of living in Canada.

Friendly people and communities

Canadians are known as the friendliest people in the world. The communities here don’t discriminate the residents based on race, religion or culture or background.

Free Healthcare facilities

This is one of the best facilities a new immigrant can get in the maple leaf country. Canada offers the free universal healthcare system to its permanent residents and citizens. As a new immigrant, medical expenses can hurt you badly in the new country, however, and if you are getting the free healthcare support from the government nothing can be better.

Peaceful country with Low Crime Rate

Canada is usually a peace loving nation. Crime rate in Canada is low compared to many other advanced countries. You will hardly see any news of riots or disturbance in any part of the country.

Multicultural Society

Canada is a multicultural society, where you will find the people with different ethnic origins, religion, language, and identity, walking on the roads, in cinemas, events, restaurants, offices, etc. You may get to see festivals of different countries being celebrated here and restaurants offering cuisines of different countries.

Highly respected country

Canadians are highly respected people world over. Canadian passport has ranking of 6 with visa free score of 154. Canadian values, democratic policies, and tolerant society is regarded high across the world.

Landscape beauty

Canada is a huge country by land area. Hence, in Canada, you may get to see a few of the most beautiful landscape wonders of the world. The places like Stanley park, Botanical Garden, Rocky Mountains, Niagara parks and waterfall, Lake Ontario, Banff national park, etc. are few of the most mesmerizing landscape attractions in Canada.

Political Leadership

The political leadership in Canada is not known as very stern or demanding, rather it is lenient, soft and people’s government in true sense. The immigration policy of Canada is the live example of the soft Canadian leadership.

Apart from this the most attracting thing about Canada in today’s perspective is its immigrant friendly approach and policies. When most countries of the world are denying the immigrants and refugees, Canada is one of the countries in the world that accepts the immigrants with open arms.

Hence, if you have plans to move to Canada this year, you don’t need to bother at all about how you will integrate in the society. Canada has the easy going culture and environment that helps people mix up in the communities in no time. So, call your Canadian Visa Consultant today and begin the process for Canada immigration at earliest.

Overview of Key Permanent Residence Programs in Canada

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If you are looking to get Permanent residency in Canada, your first concern would be to know whether or not Canada have permanent residence program for your category of immigration. Inspired by Canada’s social programs, peaceful life, liberal communities and lenient immigration policies, aspirants from world over, often decide to make Canada their next home. However, first step is to check the right immigration program for you. Take a look at the key permanent residence programs to find out, under which category you fall as an applicant.

Major permanent residence programs in Canada

Canadian government has designed permanent residence programs for diverse category of immigrants.

  • Skilled Immigrant Category

As the name suggests, this category is for skilled workers from overseas, who have the good experience as well as skills to get employed in the 0, A, B category of occupations in Canada, per National Occupational Classification (NOC). Express Entry, QSWP, Provincial Nominee Programs are the key immigration programs to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) in under category.

  • Family Class Immigration

Under this category, family member of Canadian permanent residents and citizens can apply for and get permanent residency in Canada. However, the applicants under this category need to be sponsored by their eligible relatives in Australia, i.e. Spouse or Common law partner, children, parents/grandparents, etc. Super Visa program, Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP), etc. are the key programs in this category.

  • Business Class Immigration

The businessmen looking to establish a new or invest in an existing business are eligible to get permanent residency in this category. They can get permanent residency in Canada along with their families. However, the requirements of the relevant business immigration programs must be fulfilled, i.e. minimum investment or job creation criteria, etc.

  • Temporary Workers and International Students

The temporary workers on work permit or international students on study permit can also get permanent residency in Canada, if they meet certain requirement of time spent and experienced gained, etc. in Canada.

Temporary workers can apply to convert their Canadian work permit in to permanent residency. Moreover, as per the recent announcement by the federal government, the international students will now get express entry points for their Canadian educational credentials for applying for Canadian permanent residency.

If you can fall in any of the above mentioned permanent residency program categories, you can apply for Canadian PR through a relevant immigration program. Most of the above immigration programs follow an online application system, so submitting application is not a huge concern. All you need to do is read the immigration rules and guidelines carefully before you apply. Also, acquire the essential documents to apply first, in order to avoid hassles in this regard later on.

Need assistance to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency?

In case you are looking for help and support to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada, you can hire a trusted Canadian Visa Consultant for Canadian PR process help. However, you must ensure that the consultant you hire for immigration process is accredited with immigration regulatory body (ICCRC) of Canada.

Are You a Francophone Looking for PR in Canada? Apply in QSWP Program for Best Chance

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If you speak French well and wish to settle in Canada, you can really make your dream come true with right immigration program to apply. Canada has two official languages, i.e. English and French and there are provinces where French speaking population is significant. Hence, if you apply to move to such Canadian provinces, your chances of selection for visa are higher. Let’s take a look.

Quebec- the Popular Province of Canada with considerable French Speaking Population

The Quebec is the major Canadian province with strong economy and perfect settings to live and prosper for residents and immigrants. It’s a bilingual province, where both French and English are spoken by the locals. In fact, a considerable part of Quebec population speaks French language. French is also the main language in several public and private institutions and organizations in Quebec. Hence, if you apply for permanent residency in Quebec, Canada as a skilled migrant, your chances of getting selected for PR are higher. Now the big time question is how can you apply for immigration to Quebec?

Get PR in Quebec via Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is one of the most popular immigration programs in Canada. The QSWP allows Quebec to select the skilled and talented people from overseas to offer them permanent residency in the province, as per the annual immigration quota allocated to it. Every year, a huge number of applicants apply in QSWP to obtain the permanent residency in this incredible province. The QSWP accepted 10,000 applications for its annual immigration quota for financial year 2016-17. Now, QSWP will start accepting applications for next financial year quota w.e.f. April 1, 2017.

How to apply in QSWP?

If you are a foreign skilled worker aspire to get permanent residency in Quebec, you can apply in Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) through the Mon projet Québec. The Mon projet Québec is an online system that accepts and processes the applications received for QSWP. If you are selected, you will get the Quebec Selection Certificate or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). The CSQ makes you eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). However, you must score well based on your key profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. to become eligible for CSQ. The minimum score is 49 points as a single applicant and minimum 57 points, if you are applying with spouse or common law partner. If you know French, you will surely get benefit while applying for CSQ.

Want assistance to prepare your file and apply for QSWP in 2017?

If you want to prepare your file right now to get all set for the upcoming QSWP intake in 2017, you can get in touch with the certified and most experienced Canada Immigration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration. The Visas Avenue is the genuine and registered Immigration Consultancy Company in India that helps a huge number of applicants every year in obtaining the desired visa in Canada. To speak to the expert at Visas Avenue, you call at below contact nos.

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Cultural Difference between Canada and Australia from Point of view of an Indian Immigrant

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Canada and Australia both are most preferred countries for Indians when it comes to overseas immigration and permanent residency. Millions of individuals and families from India are already settled in both these countries and many immigrate every year to these two incredibly good immigration hotspot countries. Moreover, both the countries welcome the highly skilled and talented professionals from India with open arms.

What it’s like to Move Australia or Canada from India?

In case you have plans to move one of these countries, you must be keen to know which country you may connect better or which country will be a better option in terms of career growth, social security benefits and job opportunities, etc. Let’s do a brief analysis of both the countries from Indian point of view to understand the basic difference between the two.

Overview of life in Canada and Australia from Indian point of view

If you are moving to Canada or Australia from India, the biggest similarity you will find here is multicultural society. Likewise India, Australia, and Canada are widely popular for their diversified culture and society. Both the countries are home to people with different languages, religions, cultures, customs, race, and beliefs. Now, if you want to see these countries as a destination to choose for immigration, here is the separate assessment of both.

Canada for Indian Immigrants

Canada is known for its soft immigration policies. Defying the negative immigration wave across the America, Europe and other countries, Canada accepted 40,000 Syrian refugees last year. Its immigration target was over 300,000 for year 2016 and this year to it plans to welcome the same number of immigrants with increased economic immigration this time around.

It’s also a wonderful country to settle with family, with its low crime rate, democratic polices, tolerant society, multiple social security benefits for citizens and permanent residents, etc. It embraces all the cultures and religions. The special reason that binds Indians to Canada is the huge Indian community living in Canada. So, if you are planning to move to Canada as Indians, you have enough reasons to justify your decision.

Australia for Indian immigrants

Australia is a vibrant country full of life. If you are desperate young skilled worker looking for a dynamic career and high income jobs abroad along with a vigorous lifestyle, Australia is the place for you. Australia takes pride on its cheerful nightlife, magnificent beaches, sports and recreational activities, and cultural diversity. So, if you are looking for all these things, you should consider Australia Immigration from India.

Immigration process of both the countries is also streamlined and most organized with well defined immigration programs and skilled visa categories for permanent residency or temporary immigration.

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How does Citizenship & Permanent Residency (PR) differ in terms of Immigration to Canada or Australia?

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Canada and Australia both have wonderful setup and policies for immigrants coming to these countries every year. A huge number of immigrants every year immigrate to Australia and Canada and most of them often go on to settle permanently in these countries. Hence, the aspirants of immigration across the world remain curious to know about their immigration process, visa categories, immigration policy and settlement process.

Both Australia and Canada have a few similarities as well; hence, they easily become alternate option for the immigrants as well. A question that bothers most of the immigration aspirant about these countries is the difference between their citizenship and permanent residency status. So, let’s try to find out the key differences between the citizenship and PR in both the countries.

Citizenship

A citizenship of Canada and Australia is the one who holds the passport of the country he lives in and enjoys all the rights, privileges, and benefits allocated to him/her by the government and constitution of the country.

Permanent Residency Status

A permanent resident of Canada and Australia can live in these countries permanently to enjoy most of the rights and privileges similar to a citizen. However, the Permanent Residency is basically a status or visa granted to overseas immigrants with certain conditions that allows them to live, work and study anywhere in Canada or Australia on a permanent basis. As we all know that a permanent resident also enjoys most of rights and privileges like a citizen, however, still there are a few things that differentiate a permanent resident from a citizenship in Australia or Canada.

Things not allowed to a permanent resident of Canada or Australia

Here are the key things that differentiate a permanent resident from a citizen of Australia or Canada.

Australian PR

  • A permanent resident cannot vote or run a political office.
  • The PR visa of an Australian permanent resident is usually valid for travel for up to 5 years. However, if you move outside Australia after five years, you will have to apply for RRV (Resident Return Visa) or Australian citizenship to come back to Australia. The RRV will be valid for travel for next five years.
  • Australian permanent residency status can be revoked and PR visa holder can be deported if convicted of any crime or criminal activity, etc.
  • Permanent residents can’t get an Australian Passport
  • Can’t get employed in certain occupations that require high level of security clearance, i.e. defense forces, public sector, etc.

Canadian PR

Here are the key things that are not allowed to a Canadian PR:

  • A permanent resident cannot vote or run a political office.
  • Canadian permanent residency status can be revoked and PR visa holder can be deported if convicted of any crime or criminal activity, etc.
  • Canadian PR needs to be in Canada 2 out of every 5 years to maintain status
  • Permanent residents can’t get an Canadian Passport
  • Can’t get employed in certain occupations that require high level of security clearance, i.e. defense forces, etc.

However, despite everything the permanent resident still enjoys several social security benefits and rights similar to a citizen, this is the reason that demand of PR status of Canada and Australia is huge among the immigration aspirants across the world.

Looking to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada or Australia? Here is how you can get key support

If you wish to be a permanent resident of Canada or Australia, Visas Avenue immigration can provide you vital support and assistance in immigration process and visa filing. All you need to do is contact the certified Client service manager or immigration specialist at below contact details:

011-48447777, 011-46194650 (Delhi), 080-46668222 (Bangalore), or 040-42467777 (Hyderabad)

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