The Canadian government has set the goal of immigrants to come in Canada for a period of one year. The government said it was establishing 300,000 as a new baseline for the admission of permanent residents, with the majority of those allowed into the country to be selected as economic immigrants. The Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen has said that the number of immigrants will not go down from 300,000 in one year. The government has shared the target for the year 2017 and it is called “the baseline for admissions going forward.”
He further said, “Although we don’t know what next year’s levels will be, I can tell you they will not be below 300,000. Notably the 2017 300,000 landings plan increased the share of economic admissions from the previous year. This is a reflection of our commitment to the idea that immigration continues to be a key ingredient to our economic future as a country.” This baseline has set after the Canada has welcomed 320,932 new arrivals during July 2015 to July 2016.
The programs to get PR:
Federal Express Entry
Express Entry is fastest ways of getting a Canadian Permanent Residency visa. It is an electronic method to manage selection foreign skilled workers as per labour market needs, Express Entry is not a new immigration program; it is a new way to give more opportunities to prospective skilled immigrants. Express Entry also provides a pathway for skilled workers to connect with potential job opportunities in Canada prior to arrival. Express Entry ensures that the candidates who are most likely to succeed economically.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
All provinces of Canada have their provincial nominee program of selecting candidates for provincial immigration. PNPs are fast-tracked immigration process for settling in a particular interested province. Provincial government selects skilled workers, international graduates, semi-skilled workers, entrepreneurs, investors under different streams. Each stream of PNPs have their own required eligibility criteria to nominate candidates.
Requirements/Eligibility for Immigration to Canada
A candidate has to meet with the requirement setup by the Canadian Immigration Department of Canadian Government. Requirements may differ profile to profile. But there are general requirements/eligibilities based on different visa categories for migrating to Canada.
So, check out below what are the basic requirements:
Educational & Skills Qualifications: The first and basic thing you need to provide to Canadian government and employer is you educational qualification. You need to provide your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.
Language Proficiency: Language requirement is the most important part of Canada visa. You need to show your language efficiency through language exams like IELTS, TEF, PTE and some other test are also valid to show your language proficiency. These tests are based on scoring system and there are mainly 4 sections Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Health and Character Requirements: You must provide a positive health and character certificate to Canadian government. As there should be no health related and criminal offense related to you and your family. The health and character clearance should be certified by the local doctor and police respectively.
Apart from the above mentioned requirements there are other factors required according to your visa type. You also need to provide you age, work experience, educational qualification certificate etc