Skilled Workers & Professionals
Are you a Skilled Worker or Professional planning to immigrate to Canada? There are many criteria and a complicated immigration process involved in becoming a permanent resident of Canada (The Province of Quebec is responsible for selecting its own Skilled Workers/Professionals and therefore the information presented here may not apply). The C2 Global Law immigration lawyers can provide invaluable assistance in navigating the Canadian immigration process correctly and efficiently.
WHAT IS A SKILLED WORKER/PROFESSIONAL?
Skilled Workers/Professionals are people who are selected as permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A SKILLED WORKER/PROFESSIONAL?
A Skilled Worker/Professional has experience in areas where there is a proven need in Canada for more workers. He/she must fall into one of the following categories:
- Have a valid offer of arranged employment
- Have one year of continuous fulltime paid work experience in at least one of a specific list of occupations (the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers can provide you with a complete list)
- Be an international student enrolled in a PhD program in Canada (or graduated from a Canadian PhD program within the past 12 months) and meet certain criteria (the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers can provide you with a list of criteria)
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS?
Eligible Skilled Workers/Professionals must meet the following work experience criteria:
- You must have worked for at least one year, continuous, and paid (fulltime or the equivalent in part-time)
- Your occupation must fall into the following categories according to the Canadian National Occupation Classification (NOC) list:
- Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations)
- Skill Level A (professional occupations)
- Skill Level B (technical occupations and skilled trades)
WHAT ARE THE SELECTION FACTORS FOR A SKILLED WORKER/PROFESSIONAL?
Skilled Workers/Professionals are selected on basis of several factors including:
- Abilities in English and/or French
- Work experience
- Whether you have arranged employment in Canada
- Ability to demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada
Thousands of applications are received every year. Contact the C2 Global Law immigration lawyers to manage the process for you, avoiding any errors along the way that could potentially delay or derail the process entirely.