Canada is one of the favorite destinations of many professionals to settle and work. Since 2014, Canada has been active in providing permanent residency to skilled workers. Although Canada has over 60 visa programs, below are the top 5 visa categories for professionals to apply in 2022.
1. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program
A skilled international worker can get permanent residency to Canada by the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. To be eligible for this program, the candidates have to get the minimum number of eligibility points.
2. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Various Provinces of Canada sponsor skilled immigrants to come, live, work, and settle in their region. Once they receive the nomination, they can apply for a permanent visa with Canadian immigration after 3 years. A few provinces are very easy to get into. These provinces offer good jobs to various types of skilled immigrants.
3. Quebec Skilled Worker Visa
Skilled workers who wish to settle in Quebec have to get their permanent status in Canada through a different system. Under the government of Quebec, the applicants must apply for the Regular Skilled Worker Program, which is also known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) or Quebec Experience Program.
This program allows high education and trained international applicants to immigrate to Quebec. The skilled workers are evaluated based on the selection grid of factors.
Upon getting the required points, the applicant will get a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) that helps them to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The main requirement of this program is that the applicant should understand, read, write, and speak French.
4. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The 4 Atlantic provinces of Canada joined together and started with a fast-track immigration program called the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program. The 4 Atlantic provinces are:
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Prince Edward Island
This program enables the employers of the above 4 provinces to hire skilled immigrants by giving jobs and to fill the gap in their region or community. It’s an employer-driven program wherein the employer will give jobs to qualified candidates. Then, you will be given a settlement plan to settle in that community along with your family.
5. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
The community-driven program is designed to roll out the benefits of immigration for the economy to a smaller community.
This permanent residency program allows immigrants to settle and work in the communities that are participating.
Each participating community will have designated employers that will offer a job to the skilled workers in their respective communities.
Upon meeting the requirements of the community and getting the job offer from the employer, the applicant can apply for permanent residency for Canada.
They are several communities or small towns from the provinces like:
- British Columbia