The Canadian immigration process
By Author: Admin | November 22, 2011
From the outset, the Canadian immigration process may seem daunting with its many forms and questions and exams and interview, but it really needn’t be.
This article sets out some of the things that will come up, and tries to explain them in a simple and coherent way.
One thing to know about the Canadian immigration process is that it is not something to be taken lightly! Immigrating to Canada will utterly change your life, and you should be prepared for the challenges and fun that lay ahead of you!
The most important thing to know as a possible immigrant is that for most occupations, you must speak, read and write English or French completely and fluently! One of the first tests you have to take as a potential immigrant is the language test. This has a written, and oral component, and you must score highly to get through to the next stage. On a practical level, when you first land in Canada, being able to understand what people are saying to you and to reply to them coherently is an absolute must. Yes, having a foreign accent can be seen as desirable in some jobs, but not so heavy as to make you unintelligible!
Then there is the question of what work you will do when you arrive.
You may have a formal offer of a job from a Canadian company, or you may be skilled in one of the following occupations:
- 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
- 0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
- 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
- 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
- 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
As of July 1, 2011, the rules have changed, and there is now a maximum federal limit of workers in the Canadian immigration process in the following 12 months and this is set to 10,000. Also, within the 10,000 cap, there is a maximum of 500 workers from any one of the eligible occupation skills.
If you have at least one year of experience on one of the above trades – either full time or equivalent pro-rata part time, then you may qualify.
After your language and work skills comes and probably the most important of all: will you adapt into Canadian Life and become a valued member of Canadian society?
A good book to read on this subject can be downloaded from the Canadian Government’s website here.
For much more information, you can call Max Chaudhary on 416 447 6118 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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