One of the main goals of Canadian government's Immigration Program is to welcome skilled newcomers who will contribute to Canada's growing economy. Skilled workers who settle in Canada on a permanent basis are especially valuable to Canada's economy and the strength of its workforce.
Successful applicants of the Skilled Worker Immigration programs will receive a Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, allowing the applicant to immigrate to Canada with his or her family.
At Global Investor Immigration Services, we primarily help the following categories:
Business Migration / Start-Up Visa
Canada Skilled Worker Immigration Programs
While applying for Canada as a skilled worker or professional, you have several options to consider. For example, you can either apply under Canada's Federal Skilled Worker Class. In addition, if you know in which province or territory you plan to reside, you may be able to submit an application through one of the provincial nominee programs.
Federal Skilled Worker: This program is for individuals with certain work experience who intend to reside in any province or territory outside of the province of Quebec.
Quebec Skilled Worker: Applicants who plan to immigrate to the province of Quebec may be eligible to submit an application through this program.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): Most provinces and territories have created their own skilled worker programs for those intending to live and work in their particular province or territory. These are fast-track Canadian immigration programs that allow candidates to receive a provincial nomination certificate. In most cases, a nomination certificate will allow candidates to immigrate more quickly than through other Canadian immigration programs.
Many Canadian employers are actively seeking foreign skilled workers to join their workforce as quickly as possible. If you can obtain a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may also qualify for fast-track Canadian immigration application processing.
Please fill up the Immigration Assessment Request form if you would like assistance with your Skilled Independent visa application.
Application Timelines & Processing:
The average timeline for processing is currently between 8 - 12 months from date of filing the completed documents.
Note that you will not be able to view the status of your application through Client Application Status (CAS) for paper applications. Please do not contact the Call Centre—or, if you applied from outside Canada, the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate overseas—regarding any application unless the standard application processing time has passed.