Canada Faster Immigration Review: Part 3

Federal skilled worker is not the only option, and the cap placed, opened new doors for you to follow other options you did not thought possible!

In Canada Faster Immigration Part 1, and Canada Faster Immigration Part 2,  I have explained the effects of the June 26, 2010 changes of how CIC will process new applications, on new applications and applications waiting in the que.

I have received several emails from possible immigrants, on facebook and on and through my email, after finding out that their job title has been removed from the list of high demands, and asking me for options they have now to immigrate to Canada, and I intend to explain that.

I'd like to make one point clear, and that is, I see lots of possible immigrants to Canada filling up those "Free Assessments" forms online, and as you can see on my Immigration to Canada website, I do not have such a form, because, according to my experience, online assessments do NOT work. If you ask why? I a going to explain that in post soon, but bottom line, they do not work because, CIC allows it's visa officers a certain margin when assessing the experience of candidates according to the Minister's Instructions, and it is not their job to assess applicants whether they meet the employment requirements or not. 

This alone makes a very huge difference, in your application and allows a large space for you to get qualified legitimately.

What options do intending immigrants have?
First option: Get help and make sure that you are not qualified according to the broad description of your occupation to eliminate this possibility completely.

Option number two: Buy a Canada Permanent Residence Bridging program that will allow you to gain a Canadian Experience and flip it over to a permanent resident from within Canada, and gain the advantage to position yourself as an an immigrant who can become economically established.

Option number three: Labour Market Research: Start by finding out who are the professional associations in Canada in your industry, contact them for information on shortages, any pilot programs they have to bring in foreign workers.

Option number four: Few know that they can use the Dual intent Immigrant clause to their advantage. If you are able to locate possible employers from your labour market search, and even if you are an intending immigrant, you can apply for a permit to meet with those employers and do interviews.

Options Number five: CIC cap is only for the federal skilled worker intake portion, seek to qualify under other options with unlimited cap, such as the  business immigration programs. You don't have to have millions to qualify, and depending on the project, CIC asks for a much lower score than the federal skilled worker, and relevant business experience, with no-minimum investment level!

Options number six: Apply directly to the province of your choice in Quebec or any other province. You must know that these programs are employer driven, except for Quebec, so the solution is to use it with a bridging program or  dual intent options.

So, As you have seen in this three part review, the Federal skilled worker is not the only option, and the cap placed, opened new doors for you to follow other options you did not thought possible truly puts your intentions to the test, because there are no limits on the other option, and it can help you become economically established in Canada with the sacrifice you had to do with the federal skilled worker, because after all, if you thought you were immigrating to Canada, without any sacrifices, I promise you you have planned for failed immigration.

Special thanks to Talal Owen in helping answering my question about business immigration, Talal is an expert in, bridging and Canadian Experience Programs, Canadian Labour Market and Business Immigration Consulting and investment immigration to Canada. 

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1 comment:

Michelle Hara said...

Ms. Salem,

Thank you for your information and insight regarding current immigration issues. For the individuals that are reading this post, I suggest you check out Visitors to Canada Insurance options for your first 3 months of stay here, before your health insurance kicks in.

Michelle Hara

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