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The United States offers a wide variety of visa programs for Canadians and other foreign nationals who want to visit, study or work in the US.
If you want to immigrate to Canada from the US, then there are several immigration pathways based on what you need.
If you want to study, then you can apply for a study permit and further apply for permanent residency through various provincial or federal programs.
Foreign nationals who want to work in Canada must apply for a temporary work permit to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Foreign nationals will be required to meet certain requirements to qualify for a temporary work permit.
However, if they want to work and immigrate to Canada, they must apply for permanent residence at the IRCC.
Are you looking to study in Canada? You will be required to follow some steps before you can get your Canadian study permit. This broadly includes finding a designated learning institution, choosing the perfect study program, getting admitted and arranging financial resources to study in Canada.
International students do not require a study permit if they are a family member or personal staff of an authorized foreign representative, part of the armed forces from a country participating in the Visiting Forces Act and there are several other options.
If you want to work during your study program or extend your stay, then you can still apply for a study permit to the IRCC.
There are several pathways offered to international students who want to immigrate to Canada. International graduates can apply for several immigration streams offered under different Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPS) based on their needs.
They will be required to meet the general requirements related to connection to the province, language proficiency, valid job offer, valid temporary residence status, work experience, etc.
The government announces the Canada Immigration Levels Plan every year. For 2020-2022, Canada plans to accept a total of 1,05,000 immigrants. Economic Immigrants will make up 58% of total immigration.
Canada expects that the Provincial Nominee Programs, the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, the Quebec Experience Program and newer initiatives such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program and Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will attract more immigrants than Express Entry.
A designated employer under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is authorized to hire foreign workers without the requirement of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). To become designated, employers must meet the eligibility requirements of their province.
Employers will be subjected to regular inspection by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) if they want to hire a foreign worker under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP).
Employers must comply with the conditions set out in their program to avoid any penalties.
Permanent Residency Obligation was established by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) that requires you to be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days within a 5 year period.
If you have been a permanent resident for less than 5 years, then you must demonstrate that you can meet the requirements. Residency obligation is assessed when you apply for a PR Card renewal or require a temporary travel document to return to Canada. If you fail to meet the residency obligation, then you can lose your status as a permanent resident.
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