Attention Filipinos in Canada, the Federal and Provincial immigration programs of Canada are constantly evolving. Let Mercan assist and guide you which among these immigration programs will best meet your needs
|Federal Skilled Worker|
|Quebec Skilled Worker|
|Provincial Nominee Program|
|Canada Experience Class|
British Colombia PNP
Individuals nominated by the Province of B.C., together with their spouse and dependent children, are eligible to apply for a permanent resident visa from Citizenship and Immigration Canada in the Provincial Nominee Class. Citizenship and Immigration Canada gives priority to processing permanent resident visa applications for provincial nominees. Citizenship and Immigration Canada makes the final decision on these applications.
There are several ways to apply to be a permanent resident and live in British Columbia:
• Strategic Occupations Program
- Skilled Workers
- Designated Health Professionals
- International Graduates
- Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Pilot Project
• Business Immigrants
Strategic Occupations Program
This program helps employers in British Columbia recruit or retain highly qualified foreign workers and immigrants. The employer and the prospective employee (nominee candidate) submit a joint application to the program, and if it's accepted, the immigration process is expedited
Designated Health Professionals
Applications in this category are limited to registered nurses, psychiatric nurses and physicians recruited by provincial and regional health authorities administered through Health Match BC, and who meet the Provincial Nominee Program's requirements and Midwives who meet the Provincial Nominee Program's requirements.
Nominee candidates in this category must have satisfied the requirements for an eligible degree or diploma conferred by a recognized post-secondary institution in BC before accepting an offer of employment. Further to be eligible under this category, nominee candidates will be expected to have earned an overall mark of at least 70 percent in their program. They will also need to include in their application the name of a faculty member or senior administrator of the BC institution where they studied for their degree or diploma who will serve as a reference. Lastly, the BC PNP will only consider applications for International Graduates who will be hired for eligible occupations.
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Pilot Project
This 2-year pilot project applies to select occupations and eligible employers in the tourism/hospitality, food processing and long-haul trucking industries, and to qualifying foreign workers. Nominee applicants must have been employed in an eligible occupation by the sponsoring company on a temporary work permit for at least 9 months immediately prior to the date of application to the Provincial Nominee Program and must be legally employed by the sponsoring company at the time of application.
Briefly, the requirements for applying to the Strategic Occupations component of the Provincial Nominee Program are as follows:
• The employer has offered, and the nominee candidate has accepted, permanent, full-time employment in a skilled occupation
• The candidate is qualified to do the job
• The wage offered is competitive with BC wage rates for the occupation
• The nominee candidate’s field of employment offers good long-term prospects
• The employer must be financially sound, have a history of good practices, and normally must have been operating in BC for at least one year and have at least five paid employees
• The employment of a foreign worker will be of significant economic benefit to B.C.
• The employment of a foreign worker will not adversely affect the settlement of a labour dispute, or the employment of anyone involved in any such dispute
• The nominee candidate has the ability to become economically established in BC
Business Immigrant Program
The BC PNP selects and nominates for permanent residence potential business immigrants who have the ability to establish themselves successfully in B.C. and develop a business that will provide significant economic benefits to the province. The BC PNP establishes nomination targets for the program, and gives priority to candidates who demonstrate the greatest potential to create a successful business and contribute economic benefits to the province.