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Migrate to Canada with family

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 Every year thousands of Indians migrate to their dream country to seek a better life and brighter career prospects.  Immigration allows one to live, work or establish a business and settle down in an advanced country and subsequently sponsor their family for permanent residence in that country (in many countries dependents are allowed to accompany the applicant without a waiting period). Canada  always figures on top of the  as  one of the  most favored country to Migrate  as  they take care of immigrants with much attention by way of free health care, children’s education and pension schemes subject to completion of certain waiting period. 


Canada Migration application is processed on Point Basis with a minimum requirement of 67 points (under Federal Skilled Worker category), and 65 points for Australia (under Skilled Independent visa category) to be eligible for migration. The points are based on the strength of work experience, education, age, employment offer, adaptability (like previous work experience or study in that country, previous or having a family relation there aged over 18), applicant/spouse’s English language skills and settlement fund availability, etc. To meet the recent work experience requirement, you must have been employed in an occupation on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for at least 12 of the 24 months before applying. You will need to show certain levels of funds to go under the skilled worker category.

In the current scenario, Canada has been the most favored destination of Indians who cherish to work and settle abroad. Canada offers 2 options namely direct Permanent Residency for Skilled Workers and Skilled Trades persons and through Canadian Experience Class through Study, Work and thus seeking permanent Residency.

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Government of Canada provides Permanent Residence under Federal Skilled worker Program (FSWP) and under Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

FSW Program is meant for highly skilled professionals such as Managers, Accountants, Doctors, Engineers, Professors, Nurses etc., whereas,   FST Program is meant for Workers skilled in Trades like, Carpenters, Welders, Fitters Smiths, Butchers, Cooks, Bakers, etc;.

All immigration applicants and their spouses are awarded points on various factors such as proficiency in English and French languages, Educational Qualifications recognized by Canada, Age, Number of years of Experience, and Adaptability. Additionally all applicants will have to show that they have sufficient Funds for settling in Canada

As of January 2015, Government of Canada has introduced a new system called Express Entry (EE) to process immigration applications. Express Entry system, will remain open until further notice and there is no deadline date fixed for submission of applications; nor is there any cap. Any number of persons in all categories of skill coming under 0, A and B level jobs in National Occupation Classification is eligible to apply. Through Express Entry, people who meet the criteria for one of these programs will be placed into a pool of candidates. Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).  This new system is expected to prevent the growth of backlogs by ensuring that only the candidates who are most likely to succeed—not simply the first to submit their application—are able to apply to immigrate to Canada. According to the notification by Government of Canada processing of completed applications is expected to be finalized in six months or less.

For more details of  Migration to Canada  contact migration wing  of  Santa Monica study abroad on  the following number  0484- 4140999

Changes in Canadian Student Visa Regulations

The Citizenship & Immigration Canada has recently announced some changes in the International Student Visa Program for students applying for intake from Jan 2014.


Here are the details of the changes:

• ATTENDANCE: As per the new regulations, the International Students are supposed to register and mark their attendance regularly at the institution to which they are obliged to. Otherwise their status in Canada will be made illegal.

• HANDPICKED INSTITUTIONS: International Students can enroll only to those institutions that are approved by Canadian Government from January 2014 on-wards. This is to safe guard the International Students from the fraud or unrecognized institutions.

• POST STUDY WORK PERMIT (PSWP) PROVISION: Only those foreign students graduating for the approved Canadian Universities & Colleges will be eligible for Post Study Work Permit.

• PSWP ELIGIBILITY: The Full-time students, who had regularly attended a course of minimum EIGHT months which will lead to Certificate, Diploma or Degree, will be eligible for PSWP.

• WORK OFF-CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMIT: All regular foreign students attending a course of minimum EIGHT months at any approved Canadian educational institutions & holding valid study visa/permit will not be required to apply for separate Off-Campus Work Permit, they will be allowed to work 20 Hours per week on their Student Visa itself, which means there will be NO waiting period of SIX months for newly landed International Students in Canada, they can work On-Campus/Off-Campus immediately after registering with their designated University or College.

The new regulations will come into force in June 2014.