THE WORK PERMIT FOR CANADA
Every year more than 2 million emigrants from all over the world flock to Canada. The Canada emigration system is also based on points like the UK system. When a few years ago the minimum required was 75 points, today this has been reduced to 67 in September 2003. The following factors will be taken into consideration while processing your work permit/ visa to Canada:
Education (25 points maximum) ? here each educational qualification is accorded a point such as one-year diploma is worth 15 points and a three-year diploma is 22 points and so on
Knowledge of French/ English (24 points maximum) ? where your ability to speak, read and write are assessed.
Experience (21 points maximum) ? the point system will take into consideration the jobs that are high on the demand list for Canada and your experience in those areas
Age (10 points maximum) ? the best age bracket is 21-49 for which you will be accorded the full 10 points.
Employment arrangements (10 points maximum) ? if you already have landed a job as per the approved list of the HRDC you will be accorded the full 10 points.
Adaptability ? this is measured by judging the fit of the people (especially the spouse) in the stay in Canada of the main applicant.
You will also need to show a certain amount of financial strength that falls between US $12000-$24000 depending upon the size of the family you have.
- In order to get a skilled worker visa (one of the easiest ways to migrate to Canada) you will need to meet the following requirements:
Have the minimum work experience necessary
Have sufficient stand-by funds for the initial re-settling
Qualify for the visa by earning the minimum necessary points
Have the requisite language skills (qualify in the language tests according to the Canadian benchmarks)
Your visa application will pass through a six level selection test after qualifying the point system mentioned above.