“I do not have sponsorship. What is the best way for me to immigrate to Canada?”
This subject has always been an entry to our frequently asked questions. While sponsorship is one advantageous process of getting into Canada, it is not the only way. This article will tackle how you can get Canadian work permits for temporary residence and obtain permanent resident status.
On Getting Work Permits
Acquiring a work permit for temporary residence is a well-sought after opportunity in Canada. For foreigners to get one, they need to have aid from a private party or the Canadian government. Some provinces in Canada, such as Prince Edward Island, offer sponsorship to attract skilled workers to grow their local economy.
Some employers want to sponsor a foreign worker in a particular role. The most popular positions available are for:
- Charities and religious organizations volunteers
- Professors part of exchange programs
- Researchers with a Ph.D. who will conduct specific research in Canada
- Performers who have a contract to do a show
- Foreign senior managers transferring to a Canadian office
- Film artist shooting Canadian documentaries or travel shows
The requirements vary depending on the sponsorship and the type of visa you are attempting to apply for. Besides the pre-requisites that the program or the private sponsor will require, anyone applying for work permits must meet the following eligibility conditions:
- Has proof that you have the means to take care of yourself when you enter Canada
- Must not be considered a danger to national security
- Must have no criminal record (Must provide a police clearance)
- Commits that you will leave the country once your work permit expires
- Medical clearance to show that you are in good health
- Must work under an eligible and compliant company (No to works that provide striptease, erotic dance, escort services, or erotic massages.)
- Have all the requested documentation
- Must not have worked in Canada for four years since April 1, 2011
On Getting Permanent Resident Status
The ultimate goal for most people wanting to go to Canada is to earn a permanent residency because of the following reasons:
- A permanent residence allows one to live and work wherever in Canada they wish
- It gives the residents access to social services like healthcare
- It is one step towards earning the Canadian citizenship
- Once you are a permanent resident, you can sponsor your loved ones too
The most popular method of getting into Canada as a permanent resident is sponsorship from a spouse or a family member. Any permanent resident of the country can sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, and children who are considered as dependents.
The sponsoring spouse or family member must have the ability to support the applicants with their basic needs and offer financial support to ensure that the sponsored person will not contact the Canadian government for help with finances.
Over the years, the requirements and aspects of family sponsorship have improved. Here are some notable changes that you need to know:
- The definition of the dependent child changed from the age of 22 to 19
- The previous requirement states that an applicant should stay in Canada for two years before being considered a permanent resident. Now, the applicant is granted permanent residence as soon as they land in Canada and as long as their application checks out.
There are more than 70 different immigration programs and visas to choose from if you are looking into immigrating to Canada, and these options can be overwhelming. However, with a professional Canada immigration expert by your side, the process will not be as stressful and terrifying. If you do not have sponsorship, you can start applying for a temporary work visa. It can be your quick and easy way to immigrate to Canada.
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