Canada Immigration Categories
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to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Government agency as well as to
various Canadian High Commissions (CHC) / Embassies located around the world.
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There are primarily three major categories for Permanent Migration to Canada:
Family Class: includes the sponsor's spouse,
unmarried dependent children under 19, parents, grandparents and orphaned family members under 19 and unmarried. Family class applications are not assessed under the point system but they
must meet basic standards of good health and character.
Refugee Class: includes any person who, by reason of well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion:
- is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.
- not having a country of nationality, is outside the country of his former habitual residence and is unable to by reason of such fear unwilling to return to that country.
Independent Immigration Class: This third class includes skilled workers, entrepreneurs, investors and self-employed persons, applying on their own initiative and assessed against the point system. The Selection Criteria focuses on
In addition the candidates and the family members must be of good/excellent health and good character.
|occupation (related to the same field in education),|
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|length of work experience,
|facility in one or both of the official languages (English, French),
|personal suitability and
|Adaptability bonus points for
|spouse's or common-law partner's education|
|work experience in canada|
|post-secondary education attained in canada|
|offer of employment in Canada|
| eligible relatives living in Canada.|
a) must have the ability and intention to establish, purchase or make a significant investment in a business in Canada that will make a significant contribution
to the economy. The business must create or continue at least one job in Canada for a
Canadian citizen or permanent resident other than the entrepreneur or his dependents.
b) the applicant must also intend and have the ability to provide active and ongoing participation in the management of the business.
Unlike the Investor class, officially, there is no minimum amount required, however, in order for the client to be
successful, it is recommended that a net investment of at least C$ 250,000 with a net
assets value of the candidate be at least C$ 500,000.
Furthermore, the applicant must have a business plan, showing the type of business in which they would like to invest, location of investment, amount of investment and the number of Canadians that will be employed.
Because the applicant will not make the investment prior to arrival, a conditional VISA (PR) is issued, which states, that the applicant must invest in a business or joint venture that employs one or more residents of Canada within two years in order to remove the conditional status and maintain Canadian permanent residency status.
Self-employed: A person who intends and has the ability to establish or purchase a business in Canada that will create employment opportunity for that person, and will make a significant contribution to the economy, or the cultural or artistic life of Canada.
To qualify as an Investor, the applicant must:
|Have accumulated a net worth of at least CAD $800,000 through legitimate business or investment means;|
|Invest CAD$400,000 for 5 years in a Canadian government approved investment project.
Furthermore, the applicant must be able to demonstrate that he or she has operated,
controlled, directed, or at least managed a successful commercial enterprise or professional
It should be noted that the applicant may choose to finance a significant portion of
the investment. Some investment plans may require a cash contribution of approximately than
While there is no requirement that an investor applicant engage in any
business activities after arrival in Canada; the belief is that individuals with
this type of historical business venturing, would likely continue to do so.
This is unlike the Entrepreneur category which
places conditions on the applicant's visa requiring establishment or acquisition of a business
enterprise within two years of landing in Canada.
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We represent clients all over the world to the Citizenship and
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Canadian High Commissions (CHC) / Embassies located around the world.
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