Launched on January 1, 2015, Express Entry(EE) is a newly introduced online system to process and manage applications for permanent residency quickly and efficiently.
Express Entry has three categories for registration
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Candidates can receive an invitation through Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program(PNP) as well.
After submitting a profile to the Express Entry pool online, the candidate may receive an invitation to apply (ITA) with a high score.
Then the candidate can apply for Permanent residency by uploading the required documents for the registered information within 60 days.
If the registered information matches the received documents and passes prescribed assessment, the candidate will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence(COPR) within 6 months.
Self-employed applicants can obtain permanent resident status without any conditions if they demonstrate their ability to make a significant contribution to cultural, artistic or athletic fields in Canada.
The applicant must have run a self-employed business or have an experience as a freelancer in the fields of culture, arts, and sports for at least two years within the last five years. The applicant should prepare a business plan emphasizing that the business can contribute to the development of cultural, artistic and athletic fields in Canada.
Proof of English proficiency and assets required for running a business might also be required.
The Federal government terminated the investor and the entrepreneur immigration in 2014, and piloted the start-up entrepreneurship immigration program which started in 2013. As this program started to attract global and innovative entrepreneurs, more than 100 permanent resident visas were granted during the trial period.
This start-up entrepreneurship program became one of the regular immigration programs in 2018. To apply for this program, the English scores of CLB 5 in all abilities and a Letter of Support from one of the designated organizations (which are stated below) are required.
- Venture capital funds : A minimum investment of $200,000
- Angel investor groups : A minimum investment of $75,000 or
- Business Incubators : Support intention and investment approval (minimum investment amount is not set)
The Constitution Act, 1867. Section 95 states that provincial legislatures may make laws in relation to immigration into the province, and that the Parliament of Canada may make laws in relation to immigration into all or any of the provinces "and any law of the legislature of a province relative to ... immigration shall have effect in and for the province as long and as far only as it is not repugnant to any Act of the Parliament of Canada."
Canada’s provincial and federal governments share responsibilities for immigration policies.
Each province and territory nominates immigration applicants based on their own circumstances and needs, and the federal government issues a permanent residency after a medical examination, background checks, and other immigration regulations are checked.
With 25 years of trustworthy experience, Hanmaum Immigration Corporation has successfully helped clients throughout both provincial and federal processes of obtaining permanent resident status in Canada.