Good News International Students!

The CoVid19 pandemic had a significant impact on International Students, especially those enrolled for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 semesters.

International students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester in a Designated Learning Institute(DLI) will now be able to start their classes online from a location outside Canada and complete up to 50% of their program online if they are unable to travel to Canada sooner. This in line with the guidance provided to students already studying in Canada or whose program had a spring or summer start date.

Additionally, students will not have time deducted from the length of a future Post Graduate Work Permit program for studies completed outside of Canada up to December 31, 2020.

This flexibility is being implemented considering that International Students are also often excellent candidates to apply to remain in Canada permanently with nearly 54000 former students becoming permanent residents in 2018.

To know more please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 6477733673

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Express Entry Draw

The first Express Entry draw of 2020 held on 8th Jan saw a drastic climb in the CRS scores to 473 points. There are currently 18,789 candidates with CRS scores of 451 and above, and 138,955 candidates totally in the system and competitions are only expected to get tougher.

85,800 applicants are expected to be selected this year 2020 under the Express Entry System under the Federal Skilled Worker, Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class categories.

#permanentresidence #canadapr #expressentry

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Intra Company Transfer – Canada

Did you know that if you own a successful business in your country, you can obtain a work permit under the International Mobility Program and obtain your Canadian permanent residence after one year of work experience in Canada?

Contact us by email at info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +16477733673 to book a consultation and learn more about Intra Company Transfer.

DIY application issues #1

 

A few months ago, I was approached by a DIY client who had his permanent resident card renewal application returned thrice during the last one year. One look at the documents and I knew why it was being returned so frequently. We resubmitted the documents with the correct paperwork and today the client received the renewed PR card. His spontaneous statement on receipt of the PR card was ” Thank you so much. I should have come to you first!”

Do the application yourself if you are familiar with documentation steps and can understand Canadian immigration legal terminology. Else contact an authorized immigration consultant (https://iccrc-crcic.ca/find-a-professional/) to help you navigate the complex world of Canadian Immigration.

Email info@alexanderimmigration.ca or call +1 647 773 3673 for all your Canadian Immigration (permits, visas & permanent residency) and citizenship needs. We are here to help.

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Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) opens in Canada

Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario & Altona/Rhineland Manitoba have started accepting applications from candidates who meet the community criteria & IRCC federal requirements.

To be eligible for the RNIP, you must meet all these requirements. You must

  • get a recommendation from the designated community
  • have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community
  • have a qualifying job offer
  • meet or exceed the minimum language requirements
  • meet or exceed the educational requirements
  • prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community
  • intend to live in the community
  • meet community-specific requirements

Please email info@alexanderimmigration.ca if you received a valid job offer from a designated employer in the community and require assistance with your permanent residence application.

Please book a paid consultation through our website if you have questions and/or wish to understand the program better.

Important – We do not provide recruitment services nor obtain job offers for our clients for any Canadian Immigration program.

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Huge Demand for Tradespersons in Canada

167,739  new apprentices required in Canada to keep pace with current demand in the next 5 years – this was the result of a joint analysis report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Statistics Canada.

Who is a tradesperson?

Skilled workers and supervisors in the industrial, electrical, construction, maintenance & equipment operation, supervisors & technical workers in natural resources, agriculture & related production, processing, manufacturing & utilities supervisors and central control operators, Chefs, cooks, butchers and bakers are considered to be tradespersons in Canada.

Highest Income Trades

According to data from Statistics Canada, Heavy duty equipment technicians had the highest salary at $107,220 after just fours years of certification followed by Steamfitters – Pipefitters at $105,620 and Industrial Mechanic (millwright) at $99,320.

 How can I immigrate to Canada as a skilled trades worker?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Have at least 2 years of full-time work experience within the last 5 years in an eligible skilled trade;
  • Meet minimum language levels in English or French;
  • Have an offer of full-time employment for a total of at least one year; or
  • Have a certificate of qualification (CAQ) in your skilled trade issued by a province or territory

How to obtain Certificate of Qualification?

You can apply for this certification if:

You have a Certificate of Apprenticeship for your trade after education and work apprenticeship in Canada, OR

Your Trade Equivalency Assessment application has been approved by a Provincial Regulatory Body

What can Alexander Immigration help you with?

We can help you obtain a Trade Equivalency Assessment in Canada if you already have relevant foreign work experience, Certificate of Qualification and the subsequent Permanent Residency Application.

Alternately, we can also help you obtain admissions to suitable colleges offering trade programs and apprenticeships across Canada to obtain the necessary qualifications to become a Tradesperson.

Contact us by email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to know more about how to immigrate to Canada as a Tradesperson.

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New Home Child Care Provider & Home Support Worker Pilot

Canada is replacing it’s Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots with the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience.

Work permits will be issued under the Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots to caregivers who have a job offer in Canada and who meet the following criteria:

  • Language tests result showing a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5;
  • One year of Canadian post-secondary education or the foreign equivalent;
  • Admissible to Canada.

Caregivers with work experience in National Occupational Classification  NOC 4411 (excluding foster parents) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.

Caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 (excluding housekeepers) will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot.

IRCC has stated that the new pilots will have a 12-month processing standard for work permit applications, and once the work experience requirement is met, a six-month processing standard for applications for permanent residence.

A few major changes that are being made in these new pilots are as follows:

  • Employers will no longer need an LMIA before hiring an overseas caregiver;
  • Occupation-specific work permits will be issued instead of employer-specific work permits, which will allow caregivers to change employers within Canada;
  • Caregiver’s spouses will be eligible for open work permits and children for study permits.

There is a cap on the total principal applicants that this pilot will accept every year. The cap has been set to 2750 principal applicants for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot & another 2750 principal applicants for the Home Support Worker pilot every year.

Please contact +16477733673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for further assistance and to apply under these new pilots.