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Unveiling Prospects in 2023 – Your Path to Immigration Through Work Visas, Express Entry, and Provincial Nominee Programs.
Are you planning on a new Chapter in Canada? The year 2023 presents exciting ways for individuals from Sri Lanka aspiring to immigrate to Canada.
Let’s explore the three main ways to realize your dream: Work Visas, Express Entry, and Provincial Programs. We’ll make the process easier for you
Getting a work visa is the first step towards working in Canada for a specific period. The initial phase of this journey involves securing a job offer from a Canadian employer:
After gaining valuable work experience in Canada for a year, you can explore pathways such as Express Entry – Canadian Experience Class, Provincial Nominee Programs, Atlantic Immigration, or Pilot Programs to transition to permanent residency. These routes highly value your Canadian work experience and skills, making establishing a lasting presence in the country easier.
Nevertheless, this journey comes with its own set of challenges. For years, a job offer from a Canadian employer has been a fundamental requirement for work visa applications and a crucial criterion for those seeking permanent residency.
Despite Canada’s flourishing economy and the need for foreign workers, obtaining a job offer from another country remains noteworthy.
Firstly, you’ll need to start a remote job search within Canada while residing in Sri Lanka. Secondly, remember that international applicants face intense competition when trying to secure Canadian employment.
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Canada offers a range of work permit options tailored to your individual needs when pursuing employment opportunities. Here are the different types of work permits Canada offers:
This work permit category provides the privilege of working exclusively for the employer who extended you a job offer. It’s designed for individuals with a specific job offer from a Canadian employer.
Beneficial for freelancers, business proprietors, and skilled specialists in diverse fields who can work independently, the Owner-Operator work permit allows you to function as an autonomous contractor. This permit empowers you to manage your work schedule, compensation, job location, and choice of employers. This work permit type shares similarities with an open work permit.
Entrepreneurs who wish to move their businesses to Canada or start and acquire new ventures can begin their journey with the Entrepreneur work permit. It’s a way to turn your business dreams into reality in Canada.
Under specific circumstances, you may qualify for an open work permit. This can be obtained through International Mobility Programs, Spousal sponsorship, or if your spouse is a student or worker in Canada. An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada.
Canada provides a range of work permit options to meet various needs, from specific employer roles to entrepreneurial endeavors. By understanding the different choices, you can select the work permit that matches your career goals and personal situation.
The ultimate goal for many individuals seeking a work permit in Canada is to attain permanent residency. Notably, Canadian Experience gained through a work permit is the most dependable pathway to obtaining Canadian Permanent Residency and even citizenship in the future.
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If your goal is to establish permanent roots in Canada, Express Entry provides an expedited route for numerous interested candidates, providing a streamlined pathway for skilled workers.
However, delving deeper into the details shows that things are more complex than they may appear. Let’s take a closer look at who can participate in this program. However, eligibility depends on earning enough points based on your qualifications to meet a specific threshold.
Typically, individuals holding a master’s degree, a minimum of 3 years of work experience, fluency in both English and French, and being under 30 years old can navigate the immigration process, relying primarily on their background attributes.
A job offer or gaining Canadian work experience significantly enhances your chances of settling in Canada more swiftly. It demonstrates your essential role in the workforce and your potential to contribute to the country’s growth – precisely what immigration authorities seek from potential immigrants.
Were you aware that securing a job offer from a Canadian employer can elevate your position within the country’s immigration system? Surprisingly, you don’t necessarily need to be physically present in Canada or start work immediately. In specific scenarios, holding a job offer and a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) might fulfill the immigration criteria of the system, enabling you to apply for and obtain permanent residency.
A valid job offer from a Canadian employer translates to a notable advantage within the immigration system. Such an offer grants you additional points, boosting your ranking. The higher your ranking, the greater your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residency. Thus, if you’re considering Canada as your new home, securing a job offer could be pivotal to unlocking your path to permanent residence.
All provinces across Canada have programs allowing them to select immigrants based on local needs. A job offer is a fundamental requirement to receive an invitation for permanent residency through a provincial nomination.
Building upon a valid job offer, you can apply for a work visa, and after a year of employment in Canada, your prospects of obtaining permanent residency are notably enhanced.
However, not all job offers carry equal weight. To qualify for Canada’s Express Entry, Work Visa, or Provincial Nominee Program, your job offer must meet specific criteria:
If you’re considering making Canada your future home through the Express Entry route, getting a job offer can give you a significant advantage. It means more points, a better chance of getting a provincial nomination, and a smoother process for settling in Canada. When preparing your Express Entry application, think about making it a goal to earn that important job offer – it could be your ticket to starting a fresh and promising chapter in Canada.
In case you don’t qualify for Express Entry, there are alternative ways available for immigrating to Canada:
Canada has multiple provinces and regions, most offering distinct immigration programs. Opting for provincial programs can be a promising pathway. Although Express Entry Programs are the primary choice due to their faster processing, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) offer a viable option if you can’t access Express Entry.
Provincial programs offer unique pathways provided by different Canadian provinces to attract immigrants based on their specific needs, aligned with your intention to reside and work in a particular province. These programs can serve as your entry point to Canadian immigration, even if you fall short of the eligibility criteria for federal programs like Express Entry.
Many provinces are in search of skilled professionals in various fields. Your occupation can significantly impact your eligibility.
Having a job offer can speed up your path to permanent residency. Provincial programs often give preference to candidates with job offers, making your integration into the province smoother and helping you access its benefits faster. A job offer isn’t just a work agreement; it’s a crucial key that unlocks many advantages in the Canadian immigration process through provincial programs. It increases your chances of nomination and permanent residency, aligns you with local requirements, and offers a faster route to settling in Canada.
Demonstrating genuine intent to reside and work in your chosen province is crucial. Having family ties or previous education there can strengthen your case.
Proficiency in English or French is essential, demonstrating your ability to assimilate into Canadian society.
Relevant work experience in the province’s targeted industries can strengthen your application.
Starting a journey from Sri Lanka to Canada is an exciting adventure. The work visa is your door if you’re aiming for temporary work. If permanent residency is your goal, consider Express Entry or the Provincial Program. Whichever path appeals to you, Canada is excited to welcome you. Prepare to embark on a fresh journey, create new connections, and build a brighter future in a land full of diverse opportunities and endless potential!
While navigating the immigration process on your own is ideal, when faced with the complexities of Canada’s immigration system and entering the Canadian job market from afar, a licensed and experienced consultant can offer valuable guidance.
Our consultants will analyze your potential through all possible immigration streams and share your opportunities in less than 24 hours.
We will guide you through the process, highlight important factors, discuss potential challenges, and offer a solution.
Our proficiency spans various avenues: business, student pursuits, direct immigration, and immigration programs based on job offers. Whether you’re considering a Work Visa, Express Entry, Provincial Programs, or International Mobility Streams, we are poised to guide you through any of these pathways.
As a licensed immigration firm, we bear the responsibility for your chosen strategy and the execution of our professional services, ensuring a seamlessly orchestrated journey toward permanent residency or a work visa.
Our commitment to job offer-based pathways underscores our dedication. We are resolute in connecting you with potential employers within three months. If we cannot fulfill this commitment, we abstain from initiating your immigration process, ensuring you incur no charges.
Start transforming your Canadian dreams into tangible reality with Green Light Canada. Leveraging our extensive experience and offering comprehensive services, we steadfastly stand by your side. Our mission is to steer you through a triumphant and seamless transition into your new life in Canada.
Green Light Canada is your partner in manifesting your Canadian dreams. With our substantial experience, all-encompassing services, and unwavering commitment, we are here to guide you toward a successful and seamless transition into your new Canadian life.
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Review your information within 24 hours and schedule a free-of-charge call with our specialist to discuss the programs matched to your background, visa process, and employment or business opportunities.
Familiarize yourself with the process and assign Green Light as your representative for the job match and visa processes.
Assign a personal case manager from our team to help and guide you through the paperwork for the visa process.
Match your candidature with an employer who would be interested in your application for their vacancies and start LMIA and Visa Process.
Provide the documents according to the checklist given by our case manager (the documents required from your side to be submitted to the embassy or immigration authorities).
Submit the completed application to the embassy/visa office, obtain the file number, and handle the process and requests from the authorities.
Pass the medical examination, submit your passport to the embassy/visa office, and arrive in Canada.
The cost of our services varies between programs, usually ranging from USD$ 8,000 to $15,000. This depends on the immigration program of choice, your family composition, citizenship, and other factors. Payments are made in installments based on our agreement.
Exact costs are provided after our team evaluates your immigration strategy and decides on the best program that matches your background.
Our visa services need to be covered by clients before coming to Canada.
Note that neither the Canadian government, our company, nor an employer sponsors the visa process.
Payments are flexible, with 3 to 5 installments, depending on the program and milestones of your case. This approach ensures your process is smooth and secure. Installments are spaced 2 to 4 months apart.
Immigration/visa processes usually take 3-18 months, varying by program. While no one can guarantee you a job or visa, our 90%+ success rate demonstrates our commitment to guiding you through the process.
Important! We're dedicated to the Zero Risk Policy. We take full responsibility for the chosen strategy and our professional services for you to achieve a permanent residency or work visa. For example, for the job offer-based streams, if we don't succeed in assisting you to get matched with the employer and obtain a job offer within 3 months, we don't start your visa process, and you'll receive a full refund.
A permanent Residency Application is a family application so the whole family can immigrate together. Your spouse and kids can also travel to Canada with you for a work visa. Your spouse can get an open work permit, the whole family can access government health insurance, and your children can enjoy free Canadian Education.
Knowing either English or French is essential for a work visa. Requirements vary by program. Generally, you should communicate functionally to apply for a work visa or permanent residency.