Express Entry and Provincial Nominee
Some of the best pathways for people looking to immigrate to Canada permanently are through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program and Federal Skilled Worker under Express Entry. There are also several other Provincial Nominee Programs that give successful applicants permanent residence in Canada.
Speak to an experienced lawyer at Kurzfeld Law to understand your best options.
Canadian Experience Class
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration pathway that is availed through Express Entry. It is a great program option for people who have at least one year of employment in Canada. Successful applicants will receive permanent residence status. As with other permanent residents, applicants are then entitled to sponsor their spouse and family (subject to eligibility conditions).
The CEC track offers a lot of advantages compared to the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades pathways. Candidates do not have to submit a lot of complex documentation, such as extensive financial documents. This allows applications to be filed faster and more inexpensively. Moreover, applications are usually processed faster than other Express Entry applications – typically within three to four months.
Canadian Express Class applicants may be eligible for a bridging work permit. Speak with us directly at Kurzfeld Law to understand your visa status.
For 2021 and 2022 the Canadian government has set extremely ambitious targets for immigration – and FSWP is key to meeting those. Nearly half a million people are expected to be invited in 2021 and a similar number in 2022.
Beat the rush and start your application today! The experienced professionals at Kurzfeld Law can help you file a perfect application, maximize your CRS score, and increase your chances of successful immigration.
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Provincial Nominee Programs
Provincial Nominee Programs are the hidden gems of the Canadian immigration system. One big reason for that is because most people only look at Express Entry – which means PNPs can be less crowded, faster, and easier!
Experience and expertise are essential for a successful PNP application. Speak to us today to identify the PNP that is best for you.
Most provinces and territories in Canada operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs. These help them invite workers, investment, and business opportunity. Skilled workers, investors, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople are all invited under PNPs.
Sponsoring Your Spouse, Dependents
If you receive Permanent Resident status in Canada through Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), or through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you are eligible to invite your spouse and dependent children to come and settle with you.
Depending on the stream under which you have come to Canada, there will be financial requirements you must meet. Speak with a Toronto immigration lawyer who understands your financial obligations and determines whether your income level allows you to sponsor family members.
IRCC requires spouses to be 16 years of age or older. You must provide proof of spousal relationship (marriage certificate, ceremonial proof), or common-law partnership, or conjugal partnership. Same-sex couples can apply under spousal sponsorship as well.
Biological and adopted children under the age of 22 who don’t have a spouse or common-law partner can be sponsored. Children over that age may be able to be sponsored if they are still full-time students, substantially dependent on the parent, or financially dependent because of a disability.
Can You Lose Your Permanent Resident Status?
Permanent Resident status is not permanent. A person can be stripped of their PR if they breach the conditions under their PR, fail to renew it, or don’t meet the criteria set out under your immigration visa.
Departure orders, removal orders, and deportation orders must be responded to within 30 days of receiving them. Speak to a licensed Toronto immigration lawyer right away to understand your circumstances and present your case before Canadian authorities and Immigration Appeal Division.