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How much money do you need to immigrate to Canada?2021-08-06T08:13:57+00:00

Before immigrating to Canada, you need to show that you have a minimum amount of settlement funds. The funds required per person are at least $12,960 (CDN). The funds required for each additional dependent are $3,492 (CDN). These amounts are set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

In addition to this, it will also be helpful if you have money beyond the minimum funds that are required by IRCC. This is because additional money will provide you with greater financial ease when settling in Canada. Factors such as where in Canada you plan to live and family size can be considered when determining your additional funds.

Is PNP better or Express Entry?2021-08-06T08:13:11+00:00

An important thing to consider when trying to decide between PNP and Express Entry is that most PNP programs require a specific connection between the applicant and the region. For example, it is advisable to consider a PNP program if you are studying or working in a Canadian province. However, if you do not have any specific links to a location in Canada, your best option is most likely to be Express Entry.

Which PNP is best?2021-08-06T08:12:13+00:00

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are operated in Canadian territories and provinces, with the exception of Nunavut and Quebec. The criteria for selecting eligible foreign workers for permanent residence under each PNP is set differently according to each province. There are approximately 80 different PNP streams, so attempting to decide which one works best can tend to be complicated.

Nevertheless, taking into account factors such as minimal work experience, it can be said that Ontario Human Capital Priorities is one of the best PNPs. This is because job offers are not required for the application process. However, you will still need to have an Express Entry profile to be invited to apply to this particular stream.

How do I qualify for Canadian Express Entry?2021-08-06T08:11:23+00:00

The candidates who qualify for Canadian Express Entry are those with college or university degrees as well as experience with skilled work and moderate proficiency in English and/or French. These are the minimum requirements for Express Entry.

However, simply meeting this set of criteria will not guarantee you an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Candidates who showcase comparatively stronger profiles will be more successful than those who simply meet the basic requirements. For example, the ideal Express Entry candidate would hold at least two Bachelor’s degrees or a Master’s degree, be able to demonstrate moderate to high English and/or French language expertise with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of level eight or higher and have at least three years of experience with skilled work.

What jobs are in-demand in Canada for immigrants?2021-08-06T08:10:29+00:00

As of 2021, the jobs that are in-demand for immigrants in Canada range from customer service representatives and accountants to electrical engineers and registered nurses. According to a list organised by Randstad, administrative assistants are the most in-demand job for immigrants in Canada. Lower-skilled jobs that are in-demand include receptionists, welders, drivers and general labourers.

The variety of jobs that are in-demand showcase the wide spectrum in terms of jobs made available to immigrants, thereby highlighting the many options that are currently available.

Who can sponsor me in Canada?2021-08-06T08:09:44+00:00

Your sponsor can either be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a person registered under the Canadian Indian Act as an Indian. Your sponsor must also be 18 years of age or older. In addition to this, your sponsor must live in Canada unless they are a Canadian citizen who lives abroad and plans to return to Canada when you immigrate and are sponsoring either a spouse, common-law, conjugal partner or dependent children who have no dependent children.

What is the age limit for immigration to Canada?2021-08-06T08:08:53+00:00

There are no specific age limit requirements for any of the Canadian immigration programs. However, it is important to note that individuals between the ages of 25 and 35 are generally awarded the highest points in most of the economic immigration categories. Nevertheless, that does not mean that applicants of older ages cannot be selected.

How do I raise my CRS score?2021-08-06T08:07:35+00:00

There are several ways in which you can improve your CRS score. One of the quickest and most efficient ways of boosting your score is to improve your language test scores. You can either do this by retaking your original language test, or by learning a second language. For instance, if you are already fluent in English, you could earn an extra 24 points for second language skills, simply by learning French.

You could also complete another qualification. This will enable you to score more human capital points, as well as more skills transferability points.

A further list of options to raise your CRS score may be obtained here.

How does the comprehensive ranking system work?2021-08-06T08:06:06+00:00

The comprehensive ranking system is used by the Express Entry immigration system to rank individuals from the candidate pool who are qualified to immigrate to Canada. There are three programs under Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and

Canadian Experience Class. Individuals must first be eligible under one of these programs before being assigned a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS), which is awarded out of 1200 points.

The Canadian government regulates an Express Entry draw approximately every two weeks. This draw is where a round of Invitation to Apply (ITAs) are issued for permanent residence to the candidates who rank the highest. CRS points consist of a core set and an additional set both of which can go up to 600 points, thereby adding up to a total score of 1200 points. The core set of points are awarded based on core/human capital factors, spouse/common-law factors and skill transferability factors. A detailed outline of the Ranking System criteria may be obtained here.

What is a good CRS score?2021-08-06T08:04:49+00:00

CRS scores are awarded out of 1200 points to any individual who submits a profile to the Express Entry candidate pool.  To get an ITA you will have to secure a score that is identical to the CRS cut-off score or higher. The cut-off score is released every two weeks after the Express Entry draws have occurred. This score varies for every draw and is based on the CRS scores obtained by the people in your draw pool. The CRS cut-off score, therefore, shares a positive correlation with the average of the draw pool cut-off scores.

The cut-off score dropped from 431 in June 2020, to 357 in June 2021. Therefore, anything over 470 CRS points is considered to be a good score. However, it is important to remember that this does not guarantee that you will receive an ITA because this depends on your draw pool’s cut-off score.

How do I apply for a skilled worker visa in Canada?2021-08-06T08:03:34+00:00

When you apply for a skilled worker visa, you first need to ensure that you meet all the minimum requirements for skilled work experience, language ability and education.

Once you meet these requirements, you can submit your profile to Express Entry. Your application will then be assessed on various factors such as age, education, work experience, valid job offers, English and/or French language skills and adaptability. These factors make up a 100-point grid used to assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. How well you do for each of the 6 factors is what determines how many points you earn. The current pass mark is 67 points.

How do I apply for PR as a spouse in Canada?2021-08-06T08:02:45+00:00

You can apply for permanent residence as a spouse through Canadian spousal sponsorship. This is a method in which a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their partner to live in Canada permanently. The conditions for sponsorship may be obtained here.

It takes approximately 12 months to completely process sponsorship applications. They may take longer, depending on the context of your case.

Permanent resident visas cannot be extended once they are issued. Applicants must re-apply for immigration to Canada if they do not use the visas within their period of validity. The sponsor will have to present a new application for sponsorship and pay the new processing fees.

What is a study permit in Canada?2021-08-06T08:01:47+00:00

Foreign nationals require a document known as a study permit which is issued by Canada to allow these particular individuals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI). Most foreign nationals require a study permit to study in Canada. Study permits should be applied for preceding your entry into the country.

It is important to keep in mind that a study permit does not serve the same purpose as a visa, because it does not authorise your entry into Canada.

How do I get permanent residence in Saskatchewan?2021-08-06T08:00:26+00:00

There are three main categories under which the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows the province to nominate candidates to the federal government for permanent residence. These categories are the International Skilled Worker, Saskatchewan Experience and Business Immigration categories. These in turn are broken down into several subcategories for different types of immigration candidates.

Therefore when applying for permanent residence in Saskatchewan, your application will differ based on the requirements for the category under which you apply. A list of detailed requirements for each category may be obtained here.

What are the requirements for a student visa in Canada?2021-08-06T07:54:42+00:00
Before applying for a student visa, you need to make sure that you have gathered all the required documents in order to prove your identity, financial support and acceptance. These include a valid passport or travel document, bank statements from the past 4 months and an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI). A detailed list of documents you require may be obtained here.  
How do I apply for PNP in Canada?2021-08-06T07:55:57+00:00
Each territory and province (excluding Quebec, for it does not have a provincial nominee program) possesses what is known as “streams”. These are immigration programs that target specific groups. Examples of such target groups include skilled workers, students and business people.  
 
Your application process will therefore depend on which stream you are applying to. You can either apply through the paper-based process or Express Entry’s online procedure. Under both options, you must meet the province’s eligibility requirements and submit an Express Entry profile. You will have to submit an electronic application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if you are invited to apply.  
How do I apply for Express Entry in Canada?2021-08-06T07:45:18+00:00
First, you will need to find out if you are eligible to apply for one of the programs that are a part of Express Entry. You can either do this by answering a few questions to see if you satisfy the basic needs, or by reading the detailed requirements for each program. 
 
After doing this, you must prepare your paperwork. Documents like language test results are important because they assist you in proving your eligibility for Express Entry. Upon finalising your documents, you can submit your Express Entry profile. You will be ranked on a point-based system, with your score being based on your profile information. 
 
Invitations to Apply (ITA) are sent to the candidates with the highest scores. If you are invited to apply, you will be given 90 days to submit your application for permanent residence. 
To make the process easier for yourself, you could also get the support of an experienced immigration consultant in Dubai to assist you with the process. 
How do I get a work permit in Canada?2021-08-06T07:57:28+00:00
A work permit is required to work legally if you are not a permanent resident or citizen of 
Canada.  
 
You can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or a Canadian visa office for work permits, preceding your arrival in Canada. Before applying for these work permits, you will first need to acquire a job offer from a Canadian employer.
The employer must then apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The decision as to whether you can be hired by the employer to fill the job will ultimately be decided by the ESDC. More information regarding the different types of work permits may be obtained here.  
How do I apply to Canada as a Permanent Resident?2021-08-06T05:38:38+00:00

Before you apply for permanent residence, you need to have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA). In order to get an ITA, you will need to have a well-ranked Express Entry profile, a valid job offer or have been nominated by a territory or province.

Upon acquiring and accepting the ITA, you will have 90 days to apply for permanent residence. All the required documents and fees must be submitted to complete the application. The application will then be processed in 6 months or less.

You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and/or a Permanent Residence Visa if your application for permanent residence is successful.

Who is eligible for a U.S. immigrant visa?2021-08-06T09:32:50+00:00

In order to be eligible for a U.S. immigrant visa, you must either be sponsored by a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident or a prospective U.S. employer. You must also have an approved petition preceding your immigrant visa application.

What is the easiest way to immigrate to the USA?2021-08-06T09:32:06+00:00

It is important to note that the easiest way to immigrate to the USA would depend on what you are eligible for. Keeping that in mind, it can be said that marriage immigration is one of the easiest methods. This is because it does not require large sums of money or professional experience, in comparison to alternatives such as employment Green Cards.

A marriage Green Card will enable the spouse of a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder to work and live in the USA. You may obtain more information about marriage Green Cards here.

What is a business visa in the USA?2021-08-06T09:31:12+00:00

The business visa (also known as the B-1 visa) is a visitor visa that is required for foreign nationals who are travelling to the USA for temporary business purposes.  A business visa is not required if you have already qualified for entry under the Visa Waiver program. Some examples of activities that are acknowledged as a temporary business include the negotiation of contracts and attending business conventions.

What is a B-1/B-2 visa in the USA?2021-08-06T09:30:14+00:00

There are two categories under visitor visas in the USA. These are the B-1 and B-2 visas. The B-1 category is for individuals who aim to enter the USA for business purposes. The B-2 category on the other hand is for people who want to enter the USA for tourism. Some examples of activities that are permitted through each of these visas may be obtained here.

How do I get a student visa for the USA?2021-08-06T09:29:17+00:00

The process of obtaining a student visa differs according to each U.S. embassy, so it is crucial that you refer to the instructions of the consulate that you plan on applying through.

In general, when applying for a student visa, you first need to be accepted by a school in the USA that has been approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This is because it is only SEVP-approved schools that can provide students with the necessary documents to apply for a U.S. student visa.

After your acceptance, you must pay the SEVP fee. Following the payment, you will be able to schedule an appointment with your local U.S. embassy for a U.S. student visa application.

How do I immigrate to the USA?2021-08-06T09:28:19+00:00

In order to immigrate to the USA, you first need to figure out which type of Green Card you can qualify for. Most individuals become eligible if they are sponsored by an employer or family member. The different types of immigrant visas in the USA range from family, employment and humanitarian to diversity lottery, and long-time resident Green Cards. There are many other Green Cards in addition to these.

Generally, after deciding which Green Card suits you best, you will need to have an immigration petition filed by someone else for you. Most Green Card requirements include a background check and a medical exam. There will also be requirements based on the type of Green Card you are applying for. A detailed list of specifications may be obtained here.

After submitting your Green Card application, it will be processed by your local U.S. embassy. This is known as consular processing. When a decision has been made, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will notify you. If the petition has been approved, it will be transferred to the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) and will remain there until your immigration visa number is ready.

When the NVC notifies you about the visa number’s availability, you will be scheduled for an interview with the consular office. During this interview, they will assess your case and reach a decision regarding your eligibility for an immigrant visa.

If your visa is granted, you will have to pay a USCIS Immigrant Fee. Afterwards, your Green Card will be mailed to you after you have arrived in the USA.

An in-depth outline of the immigration process may be obtained here.

What are the requirements for a New Zealand PR visa?2021-08-06T09:36:24+00:00

The requirements for a New Zealand PR visa are proof of identity, police certificates (to prove good character) and a valid resident visa/permit. You will also need to show evidence that you have met the conditions of your current resident visa, as well as evidence of your commitment towards New Zealand. Further details may be obtained here.

 

How do I apply for a New Zealand student visa?2021-08-06T09:35:29+00:00

A student visa is required if you plan to study in New Zealand for over 3 months. When applying for a student visa, you will need an offer of place from an approved education provider, evidence of your ability to pay tuition fees, your passport, passport-sized photos, proof of funds, a copy of your return air ticket home, guaranteed accommodation, and your visa application fee. You may also be asked to present a medical certificate. A detailed outline of all the student visa requirements may be obtained here.

Once you have gathered all your documents, you can decide how to apply. You can either apply online or submit a printed application form. If you are applying online, you will need to set up a New Zealand Government RealMe account. Once you have handed in your application along with the application fees, your form will be processed. Most applications are processed within a month.

How do I get a New Zealand work visa?2021-08-06T09:34:38+00:00

There are over 80 different types of New Zealand work visas, all of which have varying requirements. Before applying, it is important that you assess which type of work visa you are most eligible for, as this will increase your chances of receiving the visa. A complete list of New Zealand work visas may be obtained here.

After deciding which type of work visa to apply for, you will need to provide all the necessary documents that are required for that particular visa. Most work visas can be applied for online. Some visas however may require a printed application form. Your application will then be assessed and you will be notified of the final outcome.

How do I migrate to New Zealand?2021-08-06T09:33:47+00:00

Before commencing the application process, you will first need to decide which visa suits you best. Some examples of the different types of immigration visas are the Skilled Migrant, Partner of a New Zealander Resident, and Long Term Skill Shortage List visas. A complete list of all the immigration visa options may be obtained here.

After deciding which visa is most appropriate for you, you can begin the application process. The first step is to gather all the necessary documents. Upon finalising your documents, you can submit your application. Most visas can be applied for online, while others require the submission of a physical application form along with your passport and other supporting documents. Your application will be assessed once you have submitted it, and you may be asked for more information if required. If the assessment goes well, you will receive your visa, enabling you to migrate to New Zealand. You may obtain further details about the application process here.

What is the best way to get PR in Australia?2021-08-06T09:25:08+00:00

The Skilled Migration program is believed to have an overall planning level of 160,000 places in 2021-22 amongst several streams.

When comparing the different streams, it is evident that the Skilled Migration category possesses the most places (79,600) whereas categories like the Special Eligibility stream (77,300) and the Child stream (3,000) contain fewer places in comparison.

It is therefore evident that the Skilled Migration stream appears to be one of the best ways of getting permanent residence in Australia because this is where the highest number of places are given. This means that skilled migrants are in high demand in Australia, thereby increasing the chances of successfully acquiring permanent residence.

What are the requirements for permanent residency in Australia?2021-08-06T09:24:06+00:00

The requirements for permanent residency in Australia vary according to the category under which you apply for. The general eligibility requirements include factors such as age (you should be under 45 years of age), English language proficiency, work experience and education. You will be scored on a point-based grid and will require a score of at least 65 points to be eligible for a PR visa. You may obtain more information here.

How do I get a skills assessment for Australia?2021-08-06T09:23:13+00:00

Skills assessing authorities issue what is referred to as skills assessments. These are organisations that check whether your skills meet the requirement to work under a particular occupation.

To get a skills assessment, you need to contact the appropriate assessing authority. Make sure that the authority you contact is the correct one for your nominated occupation. The skills assessment must be organised well in advance of your visa application. The charges, assessment procedures and timeframes vary according to the assessing authority. You may obtain more information here.

What is PR in Australia?2021-08-06T09:22:02+00:00

Permanent residency, also known as the PR visa, is offered by Australia to immigrants. The visa is valid for five years and enables you and your family to move into Australia. After having lived for three years in Australia with a PR visa, you can apply for citizenship.

How do I apply for a student visa in Australia?2021-08-06T09:21:01+00:00

In order to apply for a student visa in Australia, you must first meet certain eligibility criteria. These include financial, English language proficiency, health and character requirements. Financially, you must show evidence of sufficient funds for travel, tuition and living costs. In terms of the English language proficiency requirement, you will need to prove that you can speak the required level of English if you are not from an English-speaking country. As for health requirements, you may be asked to take a medical checkup to show that you are in good health. With regard to character requirements, there will be a criminal record check, and you may also be required to obtain a penal clearance certificate. You may also be asked to fill in a Character Statutory Declaration Form.

There are several documents you require to obtain a student visa. These include the completed Australian student visa application form, the paid visa application fee, a copy of your passport’s biodata page, your Certificate of Enrollment or Letter of Offer, evidence of adequate funds, evidence of health insurance, criminal record check results, English language proficiency test results and four passport-sized photos of yourself.

After you have gathered and scanned your documents, you will need to apply with the online ImmiAccount system. The visa application should take around four weeks to process.

How do I get a work visa in Australia?2021-08-06T09:19:49+00:00

A valid work visa is required for you to work in Australia.

Skillselect is used to determine the applicant’s skills with the use of a point-based system. Applicants are given points under categories such as age, English language proficiency, skilled employment, regional study and many other factors.

When applying for a work visa, you first need to determine which work visa category you are eligible for. The different categories include the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa, Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa, the Training and Research visa and other work visas.

After ensuring that you meet the requirements given by Skillselect, your employer will need to complete an online sponsorship/nomination form, before you apply for the visa. After you have done this, you need to fill in the visa category’s online application form and submit it along with the necessary documents.

You must then pay your application fee for processing. Generally, the work visa processing period takes around 2-5 months. You can travel to Australia for work once your visa has been processed.

How do I migrate to Australia?2021-08-06T09:18:39+00:00

Before you begin the migration process, it is important to first assess your employment options. Job security is crucial, so make sure that you check the availability of work in Australia. After laying down your job prospects, you should also look into finding a home in the region you are migrating to. Finally, put together a relocation

list so that you can look into every detail about the territory. You could also use the assistance of an immigration expert offering guidance.

Once you have sorted out these factors, you can start seeking visa nominations. There are many different types of visas, such as the business visa, skilled visa and partner visa. It is important that you choose an option under which you are most likely to get nominated.

After seeking a visa nomination, you can submit your visa application. You can apply through the website for the Department of Home Affairs. Once you have received your immigration points, you can move into the specified area. When settling into the region, you could apply for a General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa, in order to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

How do I apply for a Denmark work visa?2021-08-06T09:27:14+00:00

There are many different types of work visas in Denmark. The work visa you choose to apply for will depend on the context of your situation is. The different types are the Fast-Track Scheme, Pay Limit Scheme, Positive List, researcher (and guest researcher), herdsman and farm managers, trainee and employed PhD work visas.

After selecting a work visa, you will need to create a case order ID. You will then have to submit the required documents. These include your visa fee receipt, a copy of your passport, a completed form for power of attorney, a job offer or employment contract, educational qualifications and Danish authorisation (if it is required for the job position).

After submitting your visa form, you will need to have your biometrics taken. This must be done within 14 data of submitting your application. You will then be notified of your application result within 30 days.

How do I immigrate to Denmark?2021-08-06T09:26:07+00:00

You can immigrate to Denmark by applying for a temporary residency visa. However, this is only valid for 5 years. Another option is to apply for a work permit. To get a work permit, you will require experience in a trade that is undergoing a workforce shortage, or a job offer with a sufficiently high salary. In order to fully immigrate to Denmark and acquire a visa for permanent stay, you will need to have lived in Denmark for 8 years or worked for 4 years at a specific income level.

How much bank balance is required for a Poland student visa?2021-08-06T09:17:15+00:00

A bank balance of approximately USD 13,000 is required for a Poland student visa, in the name of the applicant who plans on studying in Poland. This figure does not include living expenses, tution fees or visa application fees.

What is a Poland work permit?2021-08-06T09:16:33+00:00

A Poland work permit is used to authorise a foreign worker to work only for a specific employer. This employer must be specified in the work permit, and must also apply for the work permit on behalf of the hired foreigner. If the foreign worker wants to work under another employer, a new work permit is required. There are several different types of work permits, depending on the conditions of employment. More information about Poland work permits may be obtained here.

How long will it take to get PR in Poland?2021-08-06T09:15:50+00:00

After you have submitted your application, the decision to grant permanent residence should be made in approximately 1-2 months. However, in practice, the process tends to last much longer, ranging from 6-12 months.

How do I apply for a Poland student visa?2021-08-06T09:14:42+00:00

If you are not a citizen of an EU country, you will need to apply for a student visa in order to study in Poland. International students require what is known as a D type visa. This allows you to study in Poland for one year. You need to apply for a temporary residence permit if you plan on staying for longer.

When applying for a D type visa, you will first need to confirm your university place, proving that you have accepted an offer from a Polish university.

You will then have to set a visa appointment with your nearest Polish consulate to have your visa application processed. Prepare all the necessary documents preceding your appointment. Requirements may vary according to the embassy so it is important that make sure you have gathered the correct documents.

Generally, the required documents include your CV, passport, signed and completed student visa application form, school certificates, an official letter of acceptance, proof of your proficiency in the English language, transport documentation, a passport-sized photo, proof of accommodation in Poland, evidence of your ability to support yourself financially and health insurance paperwork.

Finally, attend your appointment and hand in your documents, along with the visa fee. You should receive a final decision in approximately 2-3 weeks.

 

How do I immigrate to Poland?2021-08-06T05:42:29+00:00

Poland issues three different types of visas for immigration. These are the Airport Transit visa, Short-Stay (Schengen) visa and the National Long-Stay visa. If you are immigrating, you will most likely require the Long-Stay visa.

When applying for the Long-Stay visa, you will have to submit a completed visa application form, your passport, passport-sized photos, payment proof of the visa fee, proof of travel insurance, proof of sufficient financial means, a document stating the purpose of your visit and a document confirming the need for a long-term stay.

In addition to this, you will also have to acquire a work permit and submit it along with the visa application. Your future employer needs to apply on your behalf for this work permit. Work permits generally take approximately two months to be issued. You may obtain more information about work permits here.

After arriving in Poland, you will need to apply for a temporary residence permit if you plan on staying longer than 90 days. Resident permits are granted for the duration of your stay but they never exceed two years.

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