If you meet Canada's definition of a skilled worker, immigration to Canada might be an attractive option. Canada offers permanent residency to skilled workers on the basis of their qualifications, without the requirement of a job offer. Skilled workers are assessed based on factors such as age, highest level of education, years of work experience and occupation. These points based programs are designed to select skilled workers who are likely to become economically established in Canada upon arrival.
Canada skilled worker immigration programs are broken down into two categories:
This Canada skilled worker immigration program exists for those who desire to reside anywhere in Canada except the province of Quebec. Work experience in a skilled occupation, will allow you to apply for permanent residency without a job offer under Canada's Federal Skilled Worker program. The work experience must be paid, full-time, continuous, and have been completed in the last 10 years prior to an application. NOTE: the program will remain closed until May 4, 2013 when it will resume accepting new applications for processing. Applicants that have Arranged Employment are still eligible and may sumbit their application immediately. Think you may be a skilled worker? Take our free online Canadian immigration assessment now.
This Canada skilled worker program exists for those wish to reside in the Province of Quebec. This program requires that the applicant be willing to demonstrate some proficiency in French, as French is one of the province's two official languages. Although no formal language test is required, the applicant will be assessed on their language ability at a personal selection interview. Some of the benefits of this program include that there is no list of eligible occupations. Think you may be a skilled worker? Take our free online Canadian immigration assessment now.