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STEP BY STEP - How to Immigrate to Canada

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Posted by tim00897 (20) 15 Jan 2018#26
to gaurav2000:

What if you have a job offer from a Canadian employer? Will that guarantee you a PR?
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Posted by curidpostn (715) 15 Jan 2018#27

What if you have a job offer from a Canadian employer? Will that guarantee you a PR?

to tim00897:



No.. If your job is through intra-company transfer and if your company gives a letter stating that your employment is for one year, then you will get 50 points in Express Entry.

Or you will get 50 points if your job offer is LMIA exempt (something like PERM which concludes no Canadian citizen or PR available to do the job).

If not in above two, you need to work for one year to get Canadian experience which could also boost your points decently.

No points or PR in any other way through job offer.

If you meet the cut-off after that 50 point addition or with Canadian job experience, you can get invitation for PR. If your still below invitation cutoff, job offer even with the above two categories don't mean much.

And there is no way to escape from IELTS at all.. zero shortcuts to Canadian PR without getting good scores in IELTS for people applying from outside Canada.
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Posted by toadie (22) 16 Jan 2018#28
to gaurav2000:

This is partially true. I had tried this 3 years ago. Got evaluation done by WES, got mine and wife's IELTS scores (7.5 both) and everything, when they changed the points system. Now points favor those who have Canada experience, Canada Education or a Canada Job offer in hand. My application stayed there for 2 years (after renewal) and I never got ITA and I gave up. Now my IELTS is no more valid (been 3+ years).

So best way is to find a job in Canada first, go there on a visa and THEN apply for PR. I may try this route again, but I doubt my chances would be higher than last time.
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Posted by gaurav2000 (31) 17 Jan 2018#29
to toadie:

You had applied right around the time they introduced Express entry which (initially) was fraught with issues. Things are more stable now.

IELTS score does matter a lot! You only need to play around with the CRS calculator to see the effect it has on points when your IELTS scores are 6 vs 7 bands.

Canadian employers (unlike their US counterparts) generally prefer face to face interviews so unless you live in Buffalo, Detroit or Seattle and can drive over for job interviews whenever needed (assuming you have a visitor's visa for Canada), finding a job prior to moving to Canada is virtually impossible.
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Posted by samual030314 (9) 17 Jan 2018#30
to gaurav2000 :

I have already a intra company transfer for cananda, its a Work permit (W1 category).Can i apply a PR after 6 months. What is the approximate time it will take.

Thanks in advance,
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Posted by gaurav2000 (31) 17 Jan 2018#31
to samual030314:

You can apply under the Canadian Experience class after 12 months of working in Canada. Assuming you meet all other requirements, this should take around 6-8 months.

See this link for more details -> https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-ci...
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Posted by chunks2008 (14) 17 Jan 2018#32
Hey, I don't see many IT jobs in Canada, unless I am mistaken?
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Posted by srikrishna1985 (11) 17 Jan 2018#33
to gaurav2000:

Hi Gaurav and Samual,

Can you explain what are the steps needed to work in Canada (not necessarily apply for PR)? My company is willing to send me to Canada to work for a year as long as I can sponsor myself and then bring me back on an L1 back to the US. In that case, what is the most efficient way? Do I just need a work permit? Do you know what the steps are to get a work permit? Is that something I can apply for myself or do I need to go through company lawyers? The CRS score and other stuff is only for PR right?
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Posted by h12018a (41) 17 Jan 2018#34
to gaurav2000:

When you say getting approved for Canada, does it mean at that stage we only have VISA, and will claim PR only after entering Canada within a year? In that case we will have 3 years to move to Canada permanently from the day we claim the PR?
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Posted by harirajmohan (77) 18 Jan 2018#35
to srikrishna1985:

"Can you explain what are the steps needed to work in Canada": Similar steps you took to enter US.
"I can sponsor myself and then bring me back on an L1 back to the US": You mean - as long as you are willing to spend on moving? Yes as long as they sponsor employment and you can come back on L1.
"what is the most efficient way? Do I just need a work permit?": Refer to first point. Employer needs to sponsor for work permit similar to what you have for US. Not sure what kind of efficient way you are talking about.
"Do you know what the steps are to get a work permit?": Refer to first point.
"Is that something I can apply for myself or do I need to go through company lawyers?": Refer to first point. Did you apply for your work by yourself in US.
"The CRS score and other stuff is only for PR right?": Instead of trying to hit the sites to do some reserach, you are just asking questions. Do some analysis by yourself and ask on doubts.

h12018a,
"does it mean at that stage we only have VISA, and will claim PR only after entering Canada within a year?": Correct. You get entry visa/document to enter the country to gain residency. The final step is complete only when you finish you landing formalities during your first landing in the country and you will be officially in the system as a permanent resident. If you dont enter within that visa period (few months to 1 year usually) then you loose it.
"In that case we will have 3 years to move to Canada permanently from the day we claim the PR?": It comes down to maintaing the residency period of 2 years during the last rolling 5 year period. So if you finish your first entry as a PR in Jan 2018 and then if you are trying to enter in Jan2021 then you are absent for 3 years out of last 5 years which is allowed. If you are trying to enter the country in Feb 2018 then you will be in trouble losing the PR as you have not maintained your residency. Another example - stayed in 2018 and 2019 then you left a gap of
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Posted by trumpsarkar (38) 18 Jan 2018#36
to harirajmohan:

Nigeria is better than canada, because it is warmer...
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Posted by harirajmohan (77) 18 Jan 2018#37
to trumpsarkar:

"Nigeria is better than canada, because it is warmer...": I know its warmer. I saw your earlier posts. Why are you in US as its not warm? Do you know how many guys from warm countries reside in MN, IL and other cold states and cities? Do you know that some cities in Canada is less colder than some cities in US?

Comparing apples to oranges wont work. Just climate doesnt help in settlement. If its only climate then british would have not left many countries. Give some good reasons. If you are not interested then dont worry about it.
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Posted by trumpsarkar (38) 18 Jan 2018#38
to harirajmohan:

in US you can live in Hawaii, California, Florida. Where are these in Canada? lol. Better go to India, Canada is a 3rd world country with no jobs
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Posted by gaurav2000 (31) 18 Jan 2018#39
to chunks2008:

Depends on where you are looking. Have you tried the following?

Indeed.ca
Workopolis.ca
Monster.ca

Also a lot of jobs in Canada are not posted but sourced through agencies so people simply post their resumes on job sites and are contacted directly by recruiters for opportunities.

Also, the IT market in Canada has more contract opportunities than full-time, which works well since Canada has free healthcare so working as a contractor saves you tons of money so any perceived "benefits" from a full-time role are a nonissue.

If you have a PR for Canada, send me your resume and maybe I can help.

Cheers

G.
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Posted by gaurav2000 (31) 18 Jan 2018#40
to srikrishna1985:

Does your company have a subsidiary in Canada? If not, they can't get you back on L1A after 1 year as you will technically still be an employee of the US company (after moving to Canada) working remotely.

If they have a subsidiary in Canada, the Canadian entity can apply for an ICT (Intracompany Transference ) work permit. Once you have been on ICT for a year, the US entity can transfer you back on L1A.

ICT Details can be found here -> https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-ci...
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Posted by gaurav2000 (31) 18 Jan 2018#41
to h12018a:

Yes, once you are "approved", you will get a visa that's valid for 1 year. This single entry visa allows you to enter Canada within the 1 year validity period and complete your "Landing process". After landing you will be issued a Permanent Resident Card which you can use for future entry to Canada.

Once you complete the landing process, you MUST move permanently to Canada or you risk loosing your status.
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Posted by gaurav2000 (31) 18 Jan 2018#42
to trumpsarkar:

Ever heard of Vancouver? Guess not.
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