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Posted on Jan 7, 2013 in Canadian Immigration |

Canada starts its new immigration scheme which targets skilled tradespeople

On January 2012 Canada has launched its new immigration scheme that is open for skilled tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians and metalworkers. The program will be more focused on the on the skill and the trades qualification of the applicants than on their formal education and academic credentials. The reason for the introduction of the program is that trades people were not being able to gain enough points in order to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). At the same time there is a noticeable shortage of skilled tradespeople in Canada. The Canadian Government has announced that during the first year only 3000 applications for the program will be accepted so it is advisable that you should apply as soon as possible. In order to be successful most of the applications will need to fulfill the following criteria. An offer of employment in Canada or a ‘certificate of qualification’ from a province or territory which will certify that applicants are ‘job ready’ on arrival Basic language skills A minimum of two years’ recent work experience as a skilled tradesperson To be able to demonstrate that they possess skills that match those set out in the National Occupation Classification system (NOCB) The Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney said that the list of trades which will be accepted under the program will be divided in two groups. In Group A there will be a sub-cap of 100 applications in each trade. In Group B, there will be no sub-caps. According to him the new program will help the Canada to overcome some significant labour shortages. He hopes that the program will be a significant contributor for the growth of the Canadian economy. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your Canadian visa fast and hassle-free today. Please visit our site for more information blog.visafirst.comMore...

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Posted on Dec 19, 2012 in Canadian Immigration |

Canada will make it easier for skilled workers who have local work experience to obtain residence permit

In January 2013, Canada will make it easier for skilled foreign workers with experience in working in Canada to obtain a permanent residence permit for the country. According to the Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney the new changes to the Canadian Experience Class will allow any skilled worker who has 12 months of experience in a skilled Canadian position to apply for permanent residence under program. The current rules require that most applicants have at least 24 months experience before they are eligible to apply. In addition to that Mr. Kenney announced that all foreign graduates from Canadian Universities will be allowed to stay and work in the country for up to 36 months. During this time they will be able to gain the necessary 12 month experience which will help them to qualify for a permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class program. Previously, graduates from abroad were allowed to stay in the country for a maximum of 24 months. In the recent months Jason Kenney has already made several significant changes to the Canadian Experience Program. While visiting United Kingdom and Ireland this summer he stated that  UK and Irish graduates would be allowed to stay in Canada for two years rather than one under the International Experience Canada working holiday program during which time they could gain their work experience. The number of applications that are allowed under the Canadian Experience Class visa stream was increased. The scheme was instigated in 2008. In 2009, the scheme permitted 2,545 applications. In 2013, 10,000 applications will be accepted. According to Mr. Kenney, the Canadian Experience Class program is one of the most significant visa streams for the Canadian economy since it attracts individuals, who have valuable Canadian experience. The immigration statistics has continuously shown that such workers have the best chance to succeed on the Canadian labour market and their skills will help Canada to respond to the current labor market challenges that it faces. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your Canadian Visa fast and hassle-free today....

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Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in Canadian Immigration |

Canadian Government may revoke the citizenship of 500 people

The Canadian Government announced that it intends to renounce the citizenship of around 500 Canadian because of immigration related offences. Furthermore it investigates over 3000 more people who were granted citizenship. After the Second Worlds War Canada has abolished the citizenship of only 50 people and most of them were high profile criminals such as the Branko Rogan who was responsible for torturing Muslims in a prison camp during the Bosnian conflict. He was stripped of his Canadian passport in 2007. In September 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) had send letters to around 530 people informing them that it intends to revoke their citizenship. In addition to that, the Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney announced that he was beginning the process of revoking the citizenship of a further 3,100 people suspected of immigration fraud. Investigations of the Canadian polices revealed that there were various corrupt Immigration agents that were helping foreign citizen to create false documentation to support their citizenship applications. Every applicant for Canadian citizenship must have lived for at least three years in the country before being eligible to apply for a passport. Some evidence however shows that the agents falsified applicants’ documents to show that they were living in Canada when in fact they were living in their own countries. The Canadian opposition’s spokeswoman on immigration, Jinny Sims, said that it was right that those who were abusing the system were being investigated but voiced her concern that some people who had ‘made a very honest mistake and didn’t understand the rules’ should not be prosecuted. Visa First is a leading immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your Canadian Visa fast and hassle-free today. Please visit our site for more information blog.visafirst.comMore...

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Posted on Dec 10, 2012 in Canadian Immigration |

Report outlines new strategy for the Canadian Immigration policy

New report prepared for the Canadian government recommends that the immigration levels should rise by 6% between year between 2014 and 2018. This would take the annual immigration target from about 253,000 at present to 337,000 in 2018. The immigration target figure has been held at 253,000 since 2007. The report’s aim is to inform the Canadian immigration policy for the next ten years. Among its most important recommendations is the advice that the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) should be kept at its current level. FWSP is the main immigration program which Canada uses in order to attract foreign skilled workers. It uses points grid in order to measure applicants and all people, who apply must earn minimum amount of points to qualify for a visa. Points could be earned based on variety of different criteria such as age, qualifications, works experience, ability to speak and write in English and French etc. The program is currently closed for people who do not already have job offer from a Canadian company. It is expected that the program will reopen again in 2013 Furthermore the report states that Canada should implement Expression of Interest system similar to that of Australia, which the Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney is known to favour. If such system is implemented all people that want to immigrate to Canada will need to register their details at a government website. Canadian business and provincial governments will then search for people who are suitable and will invite them to an interview. The report says that a ‘greater reliance on employment offers’ would not necessarily increase the levels of economic success and integration among first generation immigrants. Visa First is a leading immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your Canadian visa fast and hassle-free today. Please visit our site for more information blog.visafirst.comMore...

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Posted on May 10, 2012 in Canadian Immigration, Living Abroad, Working Holiday Visa |

Documentary on working holiday program in Canada to be released in 2013

The Taiwanese Movie director Lin Yen-chieh is going to record documentary series that will record and chronicle the working holiday experiences of the Taiwanese youth in Canada. The purpose of the movie will be to increase the popularity of the working holiday program and to distribute the message that overseas work and travel programs can be much more than just fun and money-earning. Currently a large number of young Taiwanese are traveling on working holidays in many different countries such as Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and New Zealand. This gives them the opportunity not only to make some money, but also enrich their intercultural competence by immersing in a particular foreign culture and its language and establishing connection with a lot of new foreign friends. The movie director Lin Yen-chieh was himself one of the first people, which visited Canada in 2010 with a Working Holiday Visa, just immediately after the Working Holiday Program between Taiwan and Canada was established. At that time he was graduating student. The experiences that he gained while in Vancouver served him as an inspiration for the upcoming movie. The higher wages that he earned in Canada made it possible for him to work just few days in a week and he spent recording different events and people with his camera. After his Working Holiday Visa expired he decided to make a movie about six people, who are visiting Canada on Working Holidays. Each one is with different personality, but all of them are opened to foreign cultures and enthusiastic about their future. After the character casting has been finished Lin will spend one year with them in Canada documenting his/her experience. Up to this moment more than 20 people have shown interest to participate in the movie. The documentary will be most probably finished in 2013 and will take place mostly in Vancouver. blog.visafirst.comMore...

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