Canada Immigration on Temporary Visa? Can it be converted to PR later on?
Canada is the most favorite destination for immigration in the world. Every year, approximately 250,000 people immigrate to Canada to live, work, study, or business here. The immigration target for this year 2016 is to invite and welcome 300,000 immigrants. The people come here on temporary as well as permanent visa. If you want to move to Canada on temporary visa here is how you can
Move to Canada on Temporary visaIf you want to move to Canada on temporary visa, you need to apply for work in Canada. The Canadian Temporary visa allows you to live and work in Canada for up to four years. However, to apply for the Canadian temporary visa, you need to first get the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) approved job offer from a Canadian employer. The LMIA is an approval your employer in Canada needs to get from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), which gets issued, when the employer is able to convince HRSDC that there was no Canadian available to be hired for the position offered to you. Once you have received the LMIA approved job offer, you can apply for the Canadian temporary visa.
How you can convert your temporary visa to Canadian PR?Once you have spent sufficient time and earned appropriate experience in Canada, you can apply for the PR (permanent residency) in Canada under CIC (Canadian Experience Class) stream of express entry system. The CIC stream of express entry offers the Canadian PR to those applicants who have gained sufficient experience living in Canada, i.e. international students on study permit or Canadian temporary visa holders.
What are the key requirements to get the Canadian temporary visa?The key requirements of the Canadian temporary visa are as follows:
- Provide the language proficiency test result, i.e. IELTS, etc.
- Provide Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by a recognized authority, i.e. World Education Services (WES)
- Obtain the LMIA approved employment offer from an approved Canadian employer
- Provide health and character certifications
- Need to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country once your permit expires
- Need to prove that you are financially strong enough to support you and your family in Canada
- Fulfill the basic requirements of the temporary visa