Canada is a thriving nation today and it is welcoming tens of thousands of talented people to add to its pool of efficient human resources. This ever-increasing demand comes from the fact that Canada’s economy is growing and 100% of its baby boomers generation, who is currently handling nearly all of the important jobs in the country, are about to retire. If you think you possess the talent that Canada needs, then you could apply for the skilled worker category (among dozens of their immigration categories), and if you qualify you might even become a Canadian citizen after years of service. Here are the different immigration categories and programs for Canada:
The Skilled Workers and Professionals Category
Like already mentioned above if you possess certain skills that is fit for Canada’s needs or already an experienced professional in your field of expertise, then you can apply for this category. Canada is expecting to bring in more than 10,000 people for this category by 2012 in order to replenish the jobs that are about to be vacant by that time. In about 6 months time of work in the country you can then apply for permanent residence status, however, you will need to have an invitation from a Canadian employer to work for them as a requirement. For this we advise that you seek the guidance of an immigration lawyer.
Canadian Experience Class
This category is somewhat similar to the skilled workers and professionals category, except for two things, and they are:
1.) If you are a foreign worker with at least 1 year of work experience in a managerial, professional or technical positions.
2.) If you are a foreigner that graduated from a Canadian college or university and have had at least 1 year work experience in a managerial, professional and technical occupations.
Students and professionals can leverage their credentials against this chance to become a Canadian citizen. That’s because it is for this reason that this category was formulated in the first place. In addition to these requirements, your ability to speak English and/or French will be subject for evaluation and will also count towards the approval or rejection of your application. Although this category may seem too easy to come by, you may still require the services of an immigration lawyer to help you with your immigration needs, because there is still a chance that you could get rejected.
You will need to have an invitation to work for a certain employer from Canada to be able to qualify for this category. Also you are required to live in the selected provinces in Canada and you will need to possess the right skills and profession in order to be considered for this program. But your stay in Canada is still conditional upon the satisfaction of the said requirements; therefore you will need to have an immigration lawyer to represent you in processing your immigration application. You may think that it’s a waste of time and money, but when you’ll get lost in the maze of immigration law, and then you will realize just how important an immigration lawyer is in this matter.
Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed People
Of course if your net worth is at least $800,000 CD, then you automatically qualify for this category, and the Canadian government is attempting to make changes on this particular category. They plan to fast-track the applications under this program as this will help boost the economy. Canada is bolstering both fronts of its economy which is manpower and potential investors.