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Changes To Canada’s Settlement Funds

Click link to complete our free online form to FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY TO COME TO CANADA. Dear Miss Powell, I’m planningto apply for self-sponsorship to Canada and I wanted to make sure that I have the requirements as it relates to the amount of money that I need in my bank account? Does everyone have to show this amount, or are some people exempted? What is the accepted proof of funds? Thank you for informing us. AK Dear AK, The government of Canada updates the requirements for settlement funds annually and recently released new updates to the settlement fund requirements. Individuals must be prepared to clearly demonstrate that they have the minimum amounts when applying to ‘self-sponsor’ as a Federal Skilled Worker or a Federal Skilled Tradesman. Some individuals do not need to prove the minimum requirements if they qualify under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC); have a valid job offer, supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or exempted; or working legally in Canada…
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Immigration Corner | Is There An Occupation List For Canada?

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Dear Miss Powell, Iwas told that there is no occupation list for people to apply under the Express Entry System, but people keep saying this isn’t true. They say that only certain occupations will qualify. Is there or isn’t there a specific list? Where can I find this list? Which jobs are on this list? Thank you in advance for answering my question. P.W. Dear P.W., The government of Canada does not have a specific list of qualifying occupations for individuals wishing to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry System. The Express Entry System merely manages applications under the Federal Skilled Worker Programme, the Federal Skilled Trade Programme, Canadian Experienced Class and some Provincial Nominee Programmes. Each programme has its own requirement.

FIND OUT MORE  complete our  online form  NOC CODES Since 2015, individuals are required to demonstrate that their work experience falls under National Occupation Classification (NOC)…

How Can I Migrate To Canada?

Dear Miss Powell, I would like to immigrate to Canada with my family as a self-employed individual. How can I qualify? How much money will I need? Is there a language restriction? I don’t speak French. Do I need to speak French? I look forward to your response. HH
Dear HH, Entrepreneurs, business people and self-employed individuals may have an opportunity to live permanently in Canada if they are able to satisfy the requirements of the federal government of Canada and, in some cases, satisfy the requirements of the province of interest. There are two most popular programmes: the self-employed programme and the Start-up Visa programme. You must be able to clearly demonstrate that you are able to meet the criteria for each, and pass the medical and security tests. SELF-EMPLOYED To qualify, you must first demonstrate that you meet the definition of a self-employed person in accordance with the immigration rules. Individuals who would qualify under this category are usually athletes and per…

Immigration Corner | Applying For Canada’s Municipal Nominee Programme

Dear Ms Powell, Thank youfor your weekly articles. I have learnt so much about the Canadian immigration programmes from you. I’m hearing about a Municipal Nominee Programme (MNP) that is being introduced for persons looking to move to Canada. Is that in place? What are the criteria for applying? I’m interested in Toronto, as that’s where my cousins live. Thanks again for your time. GG  Dear GG, The Liberals announced that they will be implementing a new programme, known as the Municipal Nominee Programme (MNP), that will operate alongside the existing Provincial Nominee Programmes. This new programme has not yet been launched; however, it promises to assist smaller communities to meet their labour shortages and promote settlement in various small communities across Canada. The aim of immigration is to bolster the Canadian economy and to help the struggling municipalities to grow. This new programme is expected to be similar to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the Atlantic Immig…

Has Canada Cancelled Parents Sponsorship?

FIND OUT MORE  complete our  online form Dear Ms Powell, My motherlives alone in Jamaica and my husband and I keep going back and forth to help her. We think it’s time we sponsor her to live with us here in Canada. We wouldn’t have to worry so much, and she could live with us and help us with her grandchildren. I looked online and I can’t seem to find where to apply, even as everyone said I should have been able to apply in January. Have they cancelled the programme? I would love my mother to be here in the spring. How can I get her here? Can a lawyer guarantee that we will get through? Your help would be appreciated. A.K. Dear A.K., Under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) of Canada, citizens and permanent residents have been able to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents to live with them in Canada, provided that all the parties are able to satisfy the requirements. Under this programme, Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) usually receives applications in …

How Much Money Do I Need To Study In Canada?

Click link to complete our free online form to FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY TO COME TO CANADA. Dear Miss Powell, I read a recent article in which you spoke about living in Canada and how much money is required. I’m thinking of studying in Canada and want to know how much money I need to study in Canada. What proof do I need? My parents here in Jamaica and my aunt who lives in Canada will be helping me. I was also planning to work part-time to support myself. What proof do I need to provide? JE Dear JE International students who are considering applying for a study permit to come to Canada should ensure that they have enough money to pay for their tuition fees, educational supplies, and living expenses for the length of time that they intend to study in Canada. The tuition fee varies depending on the course that you intend to do. Most schools have a fee estimator application on their website which will highlight the tuition cost and all the other additional fees associated with your studies. Y…