How to become a permanent resident?
Determine your eligibility: The first step is to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for Canadian permanent residency. You can check the eligibility criteria by obtaining an assessment from our lawyers/RCICs.
Choose a program: There are several programs through which you can apply for permanent residency in Canada, such as the Express Entry program, Provincial Nominee Programs, Quebec-selected skilled workers program, and more. You and our immigration Experts need to choose a program that suits your eligibility and requirements.
Apply: Once you have determined your eligibility and chosen a program, our RCICs need to submit your application. You need to fill out the application forms and provide all the required documents, such as educational credentials, work experience, language proficiency, police clearance certificates, and more.
Wait for the processing: The processing time for permanent residency applications varies depending on the program and the volume of applications. You need to wait for the processing and provide any additional information or documents requested by the immigration authorities.
Get a medical exam and police clearance: As part of the application process, you may need to undergo a medical examination and obtain a police clearance certificate from your country of origin and any other country where you have lived for more than six months.
Attend an interview: You may be required to attend an interview with an immigration officer to assess your eligibility and suitability for permanent residency.
Receive a decision: After processing your application, you will receive the final decision from our RCICs. If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation of a Canadian Visa or permanent residence (COPR) document, which you need to present at the port of entry when you arrive in Canada.
Complete landing formalities: When you arrive in Canada, you need to complete the landing formalities, such as presenting your COPR document, providing your fingerprints and photograph, and answering some questions.
Note that the above steps are general guidelines, and the specific process may vary depending on the program and your individual circumstances. It is important to consult the Experts for guidance and advice on the process.
How to immigrate to Canada as a family?
If you want to immigrate to Canada as a family, the process will depend on the specific circumstances of each family member. Here are the general steps you need to follow:
Determine eligibility: The first step is to determine if each family member is eligible for Canadian immigration. You need to meet the eligibility criteria for the specific program you are applying for, such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors. This can be done by obtaining an assessment from our RCICs.
Choose a program: There are several programs through which you can apply for Canadian immigration as a family, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Provincial Nominee Program, the Family Sponsorship Program, and more. You and our Experts need to choose a program that suits your eligibility and requirements.
Submit an application: Each family member needs to submit an individual application for Canadian immigration under the chosen program. You need to fill out the application forms and provide all the required documents, such as educational credentials, work experience, language proficiency, police clearance certificates, and more. A family application can also be processed, but a main applicant with the best chances of success must be selected.
Wait for processing: The processing time for Canadian immigration applications varies depending on the program and the volume of applications. You need to wait for the processing and provide any additional information or documents requested by the immigration authorities.
Medical exam and police clearance: As part of the application process, each family member may need to undergo a medical examination and obtain a police clearance certificate from their country of origin and any other country where they have lived for more than six months.
Attend an interview: You or your family members may be required to attend an interview with an immigration officer to assess your eligibility and suitability for Canadian immigration.
Receive a decision: After processing your application, each family member will receive a decision from our RCICs. If the application is approved, the family members can immigrate to Canada together.
It is important to note that the process of immigrating to Canada as a family can be complex, and each family member's individual circumstances can affect the process. It is recommended to consult with our qualified immigration lawyers or RCICs to receive guidance and advice on the process.
How can I work in Canada?
If you want to work in Canada, there are several ways to do so. Here are some of the common ways to work in Canada:
Express Entry: The Express Entry system is an online immigration application system that manages the applications for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. If you are eligible for one of these programs, we can submit your application through the Express Entry system and, if selected, you shall receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): The PNP allows provinces and territories to nominate foreign workers for permanent residency based on their specific labor market needs. Each province has its own PNP, and the requirements and criteria may vary depending on the province. If you are nominated, we may apply for your permanent residency in Canada.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): The TFWP allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers for temporary jobs if they cannot find Canadian workers to fill the positions. To apply for the TFWP, you need to have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer and obtain a work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). We can assist you with both.
International Experience Canada (IEC): The IEC program allows young people (usually aged 18-35) from specific countries to come to Canada and work temporarily. The program has three categories: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, and International Co-op. We can submit your application to this program through if your country of citizenship (and you) meet the eligibility criteria.
Intra-Company Transfer: If you are a skilled worker employed by a multinational company and want to work in Canada, you may be eligible for an intra-company transfer work permit. To qualify, you need to have been employed by the company for at least one year and meet the other eligibility requirements.
The specific requirements and application processes may vary depending on the program and your individual circumstances. It is important to consult our qualified immigration lawyer or RCICs for guidance and advice on the process.
How to find a job in Canada?
If you are looking for a job in Canada, here are some tips to help you with your job search:
Online: One of the best ways to find job opportunities in Canada is to search online job boards and websites such as Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. You can also visit company websites directly to see if they are hiring.
Networking: Networking is an important part of the job search process in Canada. You can connect with people in your industry through professional associations, online forums, and social media platforms such as LinkedIn. Attend networking events and job fairs to meet potential employers and learn about job opportunities.
CanadaCentral’s JobSearch service: Our very own JobSerach service. We partner with locat Recriutment agencies and Canadian HR specialists and Career Advisors, to rewrite your CV, conduct a full interview to determine your job needs and options, and actively assist you in searching for adequate placement options in your behalf.
Recruitment agencies: Recruitment agencies can help match you with job opportunities that fit your skills and experience. You can research and contact reputable recruitment agencies in Canada to assist you with your job search.
Volunteering: Volunteering can be a great way to gain Canadian work experience and network with potential employers. Many organizations in Canada rely on volunteers to support their operations and may offer opportunities for paid employment later on.
It is important to tailor your job search strategy to your individual circumstances and goals. Make sure to research and understand the job market in your industry and location of interest in Canada, and prepare a strong resume and cover letter that highlights your skills and experience. We also offer a 45 class to explain and introduce you with the Canadian job market.
Feel free to ask our agents about it.
How can I study in Canada?
To study in Canada, we suggest some basicl steps you should take (we can, of course, help with any of these stages):
Choose a school: Research and select a school or university in Canada that offers a program or course of study that matches your educational goals and interests.
Check admission requirements: Check the admission requirements for the school and program you are interested in. The requirements may vary depending on the level of study (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) and the school's specific criteria.
Apply to the school: Once you have selected a school and program, you can apply to the school directly or through the centralized application system, depending on the school's requirements. You may need to provide transcripts, language test scores (such as IELTS or TOEFL), letters of recommendation, and other documents as part of your application.
Obtain a study permit: If you are accepted into a school or program in Canada, you will need our RCICs help to apply for a study permit. To be eligible, you will need to provide proof of acceptance from a designated learning institution, proof of financial support, and meet other eligibility requirements. We can apply for your study permit, and should do it as early as possible, to avoid prolonged processing times.
Plan for arrival: Once you have obtained your study permit, you can plan for your arrival in Canada. This includes arranging for transportation, accommodation, and other logistics. Again, we can help.
Attend school: Once you arrive in Canada, attend your classes, complete your coursework, and make the most of your educational experience in Canada.
How much money I need to have for proof of funds?
The amount of money you need to show for Canadian proof of funds depends on several factors.
1. The number of family members accompanying you to Canada.
2. Your planned length of stay in Canada.
3. The location of your intended residence in Canada.
The Canadian government sets a minimum amount of funds that you must show to prove that you can support yourself and your family during your stay in Canada. As of 2023, the required proof of funds for a single person is CAD $13,213.
For a family of four, the required amount is CAD $26,427. You must be able to provide proof that you have this amount of money available in cash, savings accounts, or other liquid assets.
It's important to note that these are the minimum requirements. You may need to show more funds to support yourself and your family comfortably during your stay in Canada.
Additional funds may be required if you plan to settle in certain regions or if you have a job offer in Canada.
We recommend consulting with our qualified lawyers or RCICs to determine your specific proof of funds requirements.
What is IELTS exam and do I need to take it?
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam is a standardized test that measures the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. It assesses four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
If you are applying for a Canadian study permit, work permit, or permanent residency, you may be required to take the IELTS exam to demonstrate your English language proficiency. The IELTS test is one of the most widely recognized English language proficiency tests in the world, and it is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for immigration and study purposes.
The required minimum score for the IELTS exam may vary depending on the type of visa or permit you are applying for and the specific program or occupation you are interested in. For example, to apply for a Canadian study permit, you generally need a minimum overall score of 6.0, with no individual score below 6.0. However, some universities or programs may require a higher score.
Our RCICs will check the specific language requirements for your intended program or visa, and we can help you prepare accordingly by taking an approved language proficiency test or language courses as needed, to support your achieving of the required minimum score.
How do i know if the RCIC or lawyer is licensed?
To check if your RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) or Canadian immigration lawyer is licensed, you can do the following:
Verify their credentials: Ask your RCIC or lawyer to provide you with their license number or membership ID, which you can use to verify their credentials. You can then check their status on the websites of the relevant regulatory bodies.
Check the regulatory body websites: The regulatory bodies that oversee RCICs and lawyers in Canada are the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Law Society of the province in which they are licensed. You can check their websites to verify the status of your RCIC or lawyer.
Use the online directories: The ICCRC and the Law Society also maintain online directories of their members. You can search these directories by name or license number to find your RCIC or lawyer and verify their status. If your lawyer is licanced in Quebec, you may also check with Le Barreau du Québec.
It is important to note that using a licensed RCIC or lawyer can help ensure that you receive accurate and reliable advice on the Canadian immigration process.
Am I qualified for the Express Entry?
Whether or not you qualify for Canadian Express Entry depends on several factors, including your age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. The Canadian Express Entry system is a points-based system, where candidates are given points based on their skills and qualifications, and those with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Our RCICs can help determin your eligibility to this program, as well as apply on your behalf.
To be eligible for the Canadian Express Entry program, you must:
Meet the eligibility requirements of one of the three federal economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Our RCIC will create an online Express Entry profile and you must provide us with information about your age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors.
A score minimum of 67 out of 100 points is required on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
If successful, we shall obtain your Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Canadian government.
It is recommended to consult with our qualified lawyers or RCICs for a more thorough assessment of your eligibility and to receive assistance with the application process.
What are the steps i need to take to move successfully to Canada?
Moving to Canada can be a complex process, and CanadaCentral is here to help. Here are a few general steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful move:
Determine your eligibility: Obtain an Assessment of your eligibility for Canadian immigration programs based on your education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors.
Choose a program: Choose the immigration program that best suits your qualifications and preferences, such as the Canadian Express Entry program, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), or Family Sponsorship program. You can do this with our immigration Experts.
Gather required documents: Gather all the necessary documents required for your immigration program, such as passports, language test scores, educational transcripts, and work experience letters. Our Experts will validate the documents and assist you with verification and registration, where needed.
Complete and submit your application: Our RCICs shall complete and submit your application along with all the required documents.
Wait for processing: Wait for your application to be processed by the Canadian immigration authorities. The processing time can vary depending on the program and the specific circumstances of your application.
Receive an invitation to apply: If the application is successful, Our RCICs will deliver you with an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Obtain a medical exam and police certificate: If you receive an invitation to apply, you may need to obtain a medical exam and police certificate.
To visit Canada legally, you will need to obtain a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), depending on your country of citizenship.
Determine if you need a visa or an eTA: Check with our Experts to determine whether you need a visitor visa or an eTA to visit Canada based on your country of citizenship.
Apply for a visitor visa or an eTA: If you need a visa, you may receive assistance to apply from one of our RCICs or immigration lawyers.
Provide required documents: You will need to provide the required documents for your visa or eTA application, such as your passport, travel itinerary, and proof of financial support.
Pay the application fee: You will need to pay the application fee for your visa or eTA application. The fee varies depending on the program and your country of citizenship.
Wait for processing: Wait for your visa or eTA application to be processed by the Canadian immigration authorities. The processing time can vary depending on the program and the specific circumstances of your application.
Receive your visa or eTA: If your application is successful, you will receive your visitor visa or eTA approval, which will allow you to enter Canada legally.
It is important to note that visiting Canada as a tourist is a temporary stay and does not allow you to work or study in Canada. If you plan to work or study in Canada, you will need to apply for the appropriate permits or visas. Please, consult with our qualified RCICs or lawyers for assistance with the process.
How do I know which program is the most suitable for me and my family?
Determining the most suitable Canadian immigration program for you and your family can depend on several factors, such as your qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and personal preferences. Here are some steps you can take to determine the best immigration program for you:
Obtain an assessmentv of your family’s options from one of our RCICs or immigration lawyers. The assessment provieds the following:
Suitable and available visa programs: matching the different Canadian immigration programs, such as the Express Entry program, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Family Sponsorship program to your history and qualifications.
Assess your qualifications: Our RCICs assess your qualifications and determine which program you are eligible for based on your education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors.
We consider your preferences: Considering your personal preferences, such as the location and type of work you are interested in, and which program best aligns with these preferences.
Provides advice from qualified RCICs or immigration lawyers: Advice from our qualified RCICs can assist you in choosing the best immigration program for you and your family.
Our Experts help you evaluate the pros and cons: Evaluating the pros and cons of each immigration program and deciding together which program is the best fit for your long-term goals and aspirations.
It is important to note that each immigration program has its own specific requirements and processing times, and the best program for you will depend on your unique circumstances. It is recommended to consult with our qualified RCICs for assistance with this process.
Is CanadaCentral a division of the Canadian government?
CanadaCentral is a privately-owned Canadian company. We do not represent the Canadian government. However, we work with licanced RCICs and lawyers who are registered with the Canadian government. RCICs are the only people who can legally submit immigration applications to the Canadian immigration office. It ensures that we are strictly following Canadian immigration policies and guidelines.
We also provide additional services related to the relocation process, through our collaboration with Canadian HR partners and companies, Realtors, HR managers and other local experts.
CanadaCentral is here to make your immigration experience as smooth and enasy as possible, by tying all th edges for you, and allowing you a One-Stop-Shop for all the different needs and obligations this transition may entail.
Who can sponsor me in Canada?
Several categories of people can sponsor you to come to Canada, including:
Family members: Your spouse or common-law partner, dependent children, parents, grandparents, and other eligible relatives who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents can sponsor you for family sponsorship.
Employers: Canadian employers can sponsor you for a work permit under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or the International Mobility Program (IMP).
Provincial and territorial governments: Provincial and territorial governments can nominate you for permanent residency through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Business investors: Business investors who meet specific criteria can apply for the Start-up Visa program or the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program.
Refugees: If you are a refugee, a sponsor group or private organization can sponsor you through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.
It is important to note that each sponsorship program has its own specific requirements and processing times. If you are considering sponsorship, it is recommended to consult with our qualified RCICs or lawyers for assistance with the process.
How long is the Canadian immigration process?
The length of the Canadian immigration process can vary, depending on the specific immigration program, the number of applications received, and the complexity of your case.
Express Entry: The Express Entry program, which is the primary pathway to permanent residency, has an average processing time of about six months from the date of submission of a complete application.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): The processing time for the PNP can vary from six months to two years, depending on the specific province or territory and the processing capacity of the program.
Family Sponsorship: The processing time for family sponsorship applications can vary from 12 to 24 months, depending on the specific case and the processing capacity of the program.
Study Permit: The processing time for a study permit can vary from two months to 6, depending on the country of origin and the processing capacity of the program.
Work Permit: The processing time for a work permit can vary from 4 to 8 months, depending on the country of origin and the processing capacity of the program.
It is important to note that these processing times are estimates and can vary depending on several factors. It is recommended to check the current processing times with our qualified RCICs and Experts.
What's the average salary in Canada?
The average salary in Canada varies depending on the industry, job type, and location. According to Statistics Canada, the average weekly wage for all employees in Canada was $1,135 in January 2022. Here are some average salaries for different industries and job types in Canada:
Information technology (IT) sector: The average salary for an IT professional in Canada is around $80,000 per year.
Healthcare sector: The average salary for healthcare professionals in Canada ranges from $40,000 to $150,000 per year, depending on the occupation and level of experience.
Finance and accounting sector: The average salary for finance and accounting professionals in Canada is around $65,000 to $100,000 per year, depending on the job type and level of experience.
Engineering sector: The average salary for engineers in Canada is around $80,000 to $100,000 per year, depending on the area of specialization and level of experience.
It is important to note that these salaries are averages, and can vary depending on several factors, such as experience, education, location, and the specific company or organization.
What is a Canadian Regulated trade / profession?
Canadian Regulated Trades or Professions refer to specific occupations that require mandatory certification or licensing by a regulatory body to practice legally in Canada.
These regulatory bodies set standards for education, training, and experience in a particular trade or profession to ensure public safety and maintain high-quality standards.
Examples of regulated trades include electricians, plumbers, welders, and carpenters, while regulated professions include doctors, nurses, engineers, lawyers, and accountants.
To work in a regulated trade or profession in Canada, foreign nationals must obtain the necessary credentials, certification, and licensing from the respective regulatory bodies before being eligible for a work permit. Ask our Experts about this option.
What is the difference between the Self-Employed Visa program and the Federal Self-Employed Visa program?
The Canadian Self-Employed Visa program and the Canadian Federal Self-Employed Visa program are essentially the same program. Both programs target individuals who are self-employed and have experience in cultural or athletic activities or farm management.
The main difference between the two programs is that the Self-Employed Visa program is administered by specific provinces or territories, while the Federal Self-Employed Visa program is administered by the federal government.
Therefore, the eligibility criteria, application process, and processing times may vary slightly between the two programs. However, the basic requirements and objectives of the programs are the same. Ask our Experts for details and assistance.