Archive for November 12th, 2009

Canadian Living : Life : Work & Challanges

Immigration from your home birth country isn’t exactly easy. There are many challenges, both where you are and in the destination country, which can prevent you from getting where you want to be. Unless you understand the complexities and difficulties that lie ahead, it’s easy to be discouraged. Knowing what to expect, though, helps you prepare to handle the issues if they do arise. Immigration from thrid world country to first or developed nation a  isn’t exactly easy. There are many challenges, both where you are and in the destination country (Canada), which can prevent you from getting where you want to be. Unless you understand the complexities and difficulties that lie ahead, it’s easy to be discouraged. Knowing what to expect, though, helps you prepare to handle the issues if they do arise.
The first hurdle to jump in the immigration from your nation is meeting the requirements. If you want to immigrate to Canada, for example, you have to fall into one of a number of accepted categories, including areas such as employment, marriage and relatives.

Employment-based immigration can be challenging because of the specific requirements. Priority is given to immigrants of extraordinary ability, those highly qualified in academics or research, or those involved in multinational executive positions.  Most people don’t meet those requirements, though, so other categories become the available options. However, as you go further down the list of possible categories without fitting in one of them, the less likely it is that you will be allowed to immigrate. 

You can also immigrate from your country  based on family preference. However, waiting times for this type of arrangement can be very challenging. For example, brothers or sisters of Canadian citizens who want to immigrate to Canada  are currently on a 2 to 4 -year waiting list. 

Even marriage doesn’t guarantee immigration acceptance. Depending on where you married and how long you’ve been married, it can take several years to receive permission to immigrate. If the marriage took place in Dominican Republic, for example, the spouse must wait in Dominican Republic until a Residence card is granted.
The wait can be quite a strain, especially for a new marriage.

Many countries offer an immigration lottery. This is a method of randomly selecting applicants for immigration which is not quite working in Canada. Here again, though, difficulties arise. You must meet certain requirements to qualify for the lottery. Visas are also divided among regions based on how many immigrants already come from that region. This means that other areas of the world often take priority over your country in a lottery situation,most people inmmigrate from China, Paskintan and India.

Moving beyond legal issues, there are practical issues to consider when thinking of immigration from your country. Perhaps biggest among these is financial concern. Not only must you be able to afford physical travel to your destination country, you need to be able to support yourself while you go through the immigration process.

If you are immigrating because of employment, of course, you will have a source of income and that makes this part of the immigration situation easier. If you are immigrating for other reasons, there is no guarantee that a job awaits you when you arrive at your destination.

Finally, some destination countries aren’t especially welcoming to immigrants from underdevelop countries. So far Canada is not that bad but you may find that once you arrive where you want to be, you face discrimination. Choosing the right destination, such as the here in Canada, is therefore especially important.

While the list of challenges may be discouraging, don’t lose heart. These challenges are there for a reason, and even with all of these challenges to face, immigration from your country is a real possibility. Learn all that you can about the immigration process and policy and seek the help of immigration experts. With the right information and the right experts helping you, your chances of successfully immigrating from your country increase significantly.

Source: www.hinenimedia.memberldoge.org

Employment: foreign nationals in Canada

Be employed: foreign nationals in Canada

A new Home Office-backed website providing resources or materials about the rules for foreign nationals who want to work legally in the Canada has been live for a while.

The www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org site will be a one-stop shop for foreign nationals and businesses who need to recruit them. It will set out the ways people can come to the Canada to work, including giving and publishing resources on applying for a work permit.

It will also give employers advice on preventing illegal work and reporting illegal workers. There is also clear and concise information available for legal representatives on immigration policy.     “Migrants make a significant economic contribution to Canada – they account for a per cent of the population but contribute 30 per cent of economy growing. It is in all Canadian goverment’s interests to harness the innovation, skills and productivity that new migrants can bring. Our Working in Canada website will help those who want to come and work here legally, as well as the employers who need them to fill jobs.

“As a key player in a global economy, we cannot afford to be anti-immigration, but we need a balanced approach – welcoming those who want to come here legally and contribute but cracking down on those who try to come illegally or try to abuse our asylum system.

“The Government will continue to encourage properly managed legal migration, whilst ensuring robust border controls and continuing to increase action to tackle illegal working.”