GENERAL INFORMATIONS REGARDING IMMIGRATION
A foreign national could qualify if he possesses
a minimum of one year work experience in a trade,
profession or skill required to meet Canada's
changing labour market. The work experience
cannot be part of a school curriculum or an
The following criteria (updated on the 28 of
June 2002) will decide if a foreign national
can qualify for permanent resident status: education,
work experience and the possibility to successfully
complete any required professional licensing
or trade exams, arranged employment , age, languages,
and personal suitability.
The immigration selection process is divided
in two steps.
The first step is the paper
screening. To successfully complete the paper
screening, the foreign national must obtain
a minimum number of points based on the above
mentioned criteria. Our office will take charge
of completing your file according to Canadian
Rules as I mention above.
The second step is the interview. The immigration
official must decide if the foreign nationals
possesses the personal suitability to immigrate
to Canada. It is possible for the foreign national
to obtain bonus points also if members of his
family are residents of Canada. However, he
must satisfy the definition of assisted relative
stipulated in the immigration regulations. Finally,
he must also prove that he has sufficient funds
to successfully establish himself in Canada.
We will prepare your for the interview in writing
and by teleconferences.
Any false or misleading information on your
part might result in your application being
refused by the Canadian Immigration Authorities.
Our office needs your complete co-operation
in the above mentioned matter to be able to
successfully complete the first step in your
quest to immigrate to Canada.
Finally, all immigrants must successfully complete
a medical and/or security clearance before receiving
their permanent resident visa.
INDEPENDENT WORKERS DESTINED TO SETTLE IN Qučbec
The Qučbec independent workers’
category is applied differently. The Qučbec
immigration authorities have established four
classes of independent workers.
It is important to understand
that the Qučbec Immigration authorities prefer
and favour French speaking immigrants.
The first class
of independent workers are those who have a
validated job offer. This class receives a job
offer from a Qučbec employer. In order for the
job offer to be validated, the employer must
prove that effort to recruit or train prospective
local candidates for the position were unsuccessful.
Moreover, the onus is on the employer to prove
that the business is viable and in a financial
position to hire the foreign candidate.
The second class of independent
workers are those who are in possession of a
job offer and who work in a profession that
the Qučbec immigration authorities have determined
to be in scarce supply. The Qučbec immigration
authorities publish a list of these professions.
The employer does not have to prove that attempts
have been made to hire or train locally. However,
the employer must prove that the business is
viable and in a financial position to hire the
The third class
of independent workers is immigrants whose professions
are in demand in the Province of Qučbec. In
other words, the Qučbec Immigration authorities
have determined that in certain professions,
occupations and/or trades, there exists a shortage
of qualified individuals to fulfil current and
future provincial employment targets. Individuals
possessing work experience in those fields may
apply as immigrants.
The fourth class of independent workers fall
into a special category entitled “L’Employabilité
et Mobilité Professionelle” ( EMP
). This class of immigrants must posses
a minimum of work experience in a profession,
occupation or trade that commands a skill ranking
which exceeds level "‘D" as
prescribed in the National Occupation Code.
Unlike the other three classes of immigrants,
members of this class must first pass a pre-selection
assessment based on the required qualifications
for the EMP.
All the above-mentioned categories
are assessed according to a point system which
measures, the level education, language skills,
age, etc. Please note that under certain circumstances
the Qučbec Immigration authorities will accept
work experience that was obtained through apprenticeship,
training or while studying to earn a diploma.
Once the immigrant, (and when
applicable his or her dependants) receive(s)
the CSQ(s), the Canadian Immigration authorities
must make an assessment for admissibility purposes,
i.e.: criminal/security and medical exams.