Express Entry is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile called EOI (Expression of Interest) and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.
Federal Skilled Trade Program
The Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Program offers potential immigrants who are qualified in a skilled trade the opportunity to quickly become a permanent resident of Canada in an attempt to ensure that the country attracts and retains a skilled work force. The Canadian Government and Immigration Department developed the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) in 2013 in order to address the growing shortage of skilled workers in areas that were experiencing rapid growth due to the increasing strength of the economy. The economic immigration program was developed at the request of Canadian businesses and employers who were struggling to hire enough skilled workers to help them complete their work on time. For the program job offer and approved LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) from HRSDC department is mandatory.
The Canada Federal Skilled Trade Program now operates through the Canadian Express Entry immigration selection system, it has individual draw.
Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Each province and territory has its own streams and criteria for their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These can change without notice.
You can find out more on their website:
• British Columbia
• New Brunswick
• Newfoundland and Labrador
• Northwest Territories
• Nova Scotia
• Prince Edward Island
The Canadian government selects business class immigrants based on their ability to become economically established and support the development of the Canadian economy.
Business immigrants are people who can invest in, or start businesses in Canada and are expected to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.
Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Since the beginning of 1990’s, there has been a consistent drop in crime rates in Canada.
There are for classes of business immigrants:
• Self Employed Persons
• Start-up visa.
• Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program
• Terminated Programs-Federal Immigrant Investors and Entrepreneurs
For more details: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/results-by-topic.asp?st=6.3