Archive for March, 2011

Canadian Business Visa:Entrepreneurs Class Program

A Canadian Business Visa can be obtained under the following three categories:

•Immigrant Investors Program
Entrepreneurs Program
•Self-Employed Persons

The Entrepreneur class confers permanent residence upon applicants who demonstrate an ability to become economically established in Canada on the basis of their business experience and significant personal net worth.

To be a successful applicant and get into the  Canadian Entrepreneur Class Program, you’ll need to show any Immigration Canada province of your choice   that you have a worthwhile Canada business plan.

They’ll be particularly interested in seeing:

* An outline of your proposed business.
* Evidence of its viability and benefit to Canada.
* Realistic financial forecasts.
* Where the money will come from.
* Evidence of your business experience.
* How thoroughly you have researched the market.
* Evidence that you have enough money to live on in addition to the money you need to fund your business.

Approval is contingent upon the entrepreneur undertaking to invest and become involved in the active management of a qualifying business operated in Canada that will contribute to the economy and create employment.

Once you have successfully established a business in Canada, in which you’ve been ‘self-employed’ for at least two years, and you can show that your business has benefitted Canada, you could be eligible for residence in Canada under the Entrepreneur Category.

To Qualify a successful Entrepreneur Class applicant is one who has:
 

Make substantial investment in new or existing business.
Provide active and ongoing management of the qualifying Canadian business.
Create at least one incremental full-time job equivalent for Canadian citizens or permanent residents, other than the entrepreneur and their family members.
Must meet the conditions for a period of at least one year within the period of three years after the day on which the entrepreneur becomes a permanent resident.
 

A successful Entrepreneurs Class Program  applicant is one who has a) managed a qualifying business and has controlled a sufficient percentage of equity of the qualifying business for at least two years in the period beginning five years preceding the application; b) possesses a personal net worth of $300,000 and c) undertakes to control a sufficient percentage of the equity of a qualifying Canadian business and provide active and ongoing management of the qualifying Canadian business that will create at least one incremental full-time job for Canadian citizens or permanent residents, other than the entrepreneur and their family members.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

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Research Canadian Companies

Knowledge is power. Before going on an interview is the time to do  research. All the big companies know that and pour lots of money into research to gain the knowledge they need to be competitive.

When you begin to make initial contacts with potential employers, through resumes or any other method you use, it is a good idea to have some basic facts about the companies  you are interested in.

Knowing your potential employer will help you target your “presentation” to them.  By visiting the company’s Web site, you will collect important information about its products, recent changes, competitors and clients. Here are some guidelines on how to research a company online before your job interview.

Looking through their data can help you the following company information including:

Company name
Address and contact information
Its industry sector
A description of their products or services, main markets and customers
Innovations, technology used, special projects
Annual report
Financial statements
 

How does this help you?

 

You learn about companies in your profession, sector and city.
You find people to network with.
You decide which companies to approach for a job.
You learn about a company you are applying to.
You prepare for a job interview or information interview.

 

Summing up, the chances of accessing more of the Canadian  labor platform, takes time and it depend exclusively in the professional conditions that you have achieved until now. The best possible advice would be for you to gather up pertinent information regarding the job market of the Canadian city you wish to move to. 

My experience also as   Work & business Information Service Provider, I recommend job seekers identify companies of interest and proactively and creatively contact senior managers regarding their candidacy. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  or  the Canadian Employer Directory  ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

Access more than 400,000+ Canadian province-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.


English & French: Bilingual Prefered in Canada

Companies who are hiring bilingual talent to service English-French Canadian customers are seeking employees who are able to effectively communicate in “Bilingual business” so that they can deliver products and services to either English or French Canadian-speaking customers.

Many bilingual inmmigrants in the Canada of French speak colloquial  French. They are able to converse across the dinner table, but they lack the vocabulary or knowledge of grammar, syntax or verb conjugation rules to conduct a business conversation in French. Unless the interviewer is fully fluent in both languages, recruiters find it difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between casual and business French-speakers. For companies who offer differential pay for bilingual language skills, the recruiter has the additional responsibility of ensuring the candidate’s verbal communication and/or writing skills are professional and appropriate for a business environment. Ann Whitten is a great bilingual canadian firm example.

Let’s evaluate the following requirements commonly used in bilingual ( French/English) recruitment ads:

1. Bilingual abilities are a plus    
2. Bilingual preferred
3. Bilingual preferred; at a minimum, the ability to understand and to make one’s self understood to all French speaking individuals
4. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required in English and French
5. Bilingual and able to read, write and speak French proficiently
6. Must speak and write French fluently

Bilinguallink.com in this sort of fair which features fifteen companies , there are up to six different descriptions of current sought-after job applicant skill sets, but each one requires a different level of French communication expertise. In the first two examples where bilingual skills are “a plus” or “preferred”, a recruiter may decide to “take the candidate’s word” that he can speak French. However in the last four examples, these companies are seeking specific bilingual abilities, sometimes the interview is simply done asking a couple of question in the target language by phone.  In other situations, an independent language proficiency assessment is highly performed as in-house appraisals can be subjective.

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As many companies require candidates to complete a language proficiency assessment: which means an objective, scientifically designed evaluation of the candidate’s verbal and/or writing communication skills.  This way recruiters get an effective assessments are fact-based, consistent, unbiased and use a proven methodology to evaluate all candidates with the same criteria.

 We have found that some companies prefer to assess candidates for bilingual positions at the first stage in the interview process so that they only spend their internal resources on qualified candidates. Other companies assess French proficiency in the final steps of the interview process, after the candidate has fulfilled other hiring requirements. Assessment services can provide staffing for job fairs and weekend and evening appointments as well as during regular office hours.

We have found that companies are able to recruit the most qualified candidates when the job description is specific and lists the position’s qualifying requirements.  This is a time-saver for recruiters as only those candidates who are confident in their bilingual communication skills will apply for a job if they know in advance they will be tested.

Employment benefits: Being bilingual offers potential employersand employee itself in  benefits. It offers a wider choice of jobs in various fields. The bilinguals can get prosperous career opportunities in the retail sector, transport, tourism, administration, secretarial work, public relations, marketing and sales, banking and accountancy, translation, law and teaching.

Canadian companies almost always ask if you are bilingual for better job placement.

Canada is very multicultural. Multiculturalism is the idea that all cultures have something to add to the whole. Learning another language opens up more communication, enabling a better understanding from within the culture of what that culture views as important. Words reflect the culture.

Benefits and Cost-Savings for companies

Once assessed, companies can assign employees to the business process they are most qualified to fill thereby improving employee retention, reducing turnover and, ultimately, delivering the highest level of service to their customers. Other benefits and cost-savings companies experience by conducting language proficiency assessments include:

• increase the probability of hiring the right candidate;
• reduce training time for new recruits;
• provide objective data to justify bilingual pay differentials;
• reduce costs of discharging an employee due to inadequate skills; and
• deliver consistent, excellent, high quality service to your customers.
 
Some companies conduct personality tests, clerical and computation skills assessments and drug and alcohol checks to screen job applicants. These employers know the benefits of pre-employment testing.  

Summing up, the chances of accessing a labor platform, take time and it depend exclusively in the professional conditions that you have achieved until now. The best possible advice would be for you to gather up pertinent information regarding the work market of the Canadian city you wish to move to.

My experience also as  Career & Work Information Service Provider, I recommend job seekers identify companies of interest and proactively and creatively contact senior managers regarding their candidacy.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

Access more than 400,000+ Canadian province-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.


How to immigrate to Québec

 If you want to immigrate to Québec,  you need to apply through CIC. The type of application you make, depends on which immigration category you want to apply under. Here some basic steps:

  1. Go or attend information meeting organized and sponsored mainly by Québec Government Office. Such  meetings are informative but you need to take a broader view of things. Indeed those speakers were there to sell Québec. They emphasised the ups and do linger sometimes on all the downs.
  2.  Do some research on Québec (if you read French, better !!)
  3.  Next step is to determine which visa to apply for. There are several possibilities (You can see the different visas on Immigration Québec website and if you are between 18 and 35, you can also check more post in this blog ). If you chose the permanent resident visa that one would enable you to stay in Canada as long as you wished. To meet the selection criteria, you needed to have enough points. The points are given by degrees, being of childbearing age (Québec needs to counter population ageing), speaking French and English… On the Immigration Québec Website, you can fill out a Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration that enables you to evaluate your chances of being selected by Québec.
  4.  Fill out the official immigration application and pay the fee.
  5.  Wait, Yes WAIT, it could take a while up to sixmonths. The waiting period can be shorter if your occupation is listed “in demand” in Québec.  The waiting period can be longer and last several years if you live in third world countries. i.ge: Africa or in Latin America.
  6.  Then you might be invited for an interview at Québec Government Office nearest to you.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

Access more than 400,000+ Canadian province-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.


How Canadian labor market information can help you

Labour market information can change your life  It really can and in fact, it probably already has.
 
Labour market information is data about the world of work, including about different types of work and learning opportunities. It also includes labour market trends and forecasts about future employment growth.
 
Labour market information can help you:
 
•    Find work – it can help you to tap into the hidden job market – most job openings aren’t advertised. Information about who is hiring or who may be hiring in the near future can help you focus your job search.

•    Choose an education or training program – finding out which training credentials employers are looking for, and where suitable programs are offered, is an important part of making a wise choice when it comes to choosing a program.

•    Choose an occupation – if you are going to spend time and money preparing for an occupation, it’s worthwhile to do some research first. What is a typical day on the job like? How good are the employment prospects? What is the average salary range?
 

Summing up, the chances of accessing a labor platform, take time and it depend exclusively in the professional conditions that you have achieved until now. The best possible advice would be for you to gather up pertinent information regarding the work market of the Canadian city you wish to move to.

My experience also as  Career & Work Information Service Provider, I recommend job seekers identify companies of interest and proactively and creatively contact senior managers regarding their candidacy.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  or  the Canadian Employers Directory  ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

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Working in Canada as a Foreigner (non-student)

Canadian immigration policy is doing a good job of attracting skilled immigrants to this country but Canada has to do a better job of recognizing the credentials of foreign-born professionals and easing the transition to the Canadian job market.

If you are interested in applying for a work visa in Canada as a non-student immigrant, you will need to find an employer to sponsor you for the length of your employment contract, and must work only a set number of hours based on the type of visa granted to you. Your eligibility will be based on the Employment Based visa requirements as outlined by Canada immigration.  Here the most popular job schemes to obtain not only work permit but permanent residency legally in Canada.

About holiday working Visa:

This visa allows you to work in Canada  and duration of stay depends on the applicant’s country of residence  as a non-immigrant. You are permitted to enter Canada with this visa, but must show proof of a sponsoring organization before you move, be a full student and on be between  18-35.  You are permitted to work, study and travel for the length of your program.

About cultural Exchange Visitor Visa ( Cultural, Academic or Research):

This visa is granted to both students and non-students interested in participating in the Exchange Visitor Program. This allows you to legally work or train in your field during the length of your stay, but you must take a job in the private sector as an alien physician, au pair, camp counselor, secondary school student, teacher, or flight trainee, or work in the academic and government sectors as an international visitor, government visitor, short term scholar, professor or research scholar, specialist, or attend a student college or university. 

Successful applicants will be rewarded with excellent opportunities for growth, exchange and the opportunity to work with professionals in their chosen fields. Once granted, this dynamic visa allows temporary work permit holders to work and live in Canada for designated period of times as specified on their work permit. This visa may assist applicants towards their eligibility for a Skilled Worker visa for permanent residency
 

Canada Entrepreneur visas

The Entrepreneur program is intended for business people that want to start or purchase a business in Canada. Currently the entrepreneur program is offered by some provinces and they have their specific requirements. In general the business person must start or buy a business in Canada, create a number of positions for Canadians and settle in the province where they applied. Initially a work permit is issued and once the requirements are met, the permanent residence of Canada is issued for the whole family.

 Things to consider (Business/entrepreneur visa/program)

* The entrepreneur program has different requirements in each province.
* You must show that your assets have been acquired legally.
* You are required to start the business in the province where your PNP application was approved. After you  become a permanent resident of Canada you have the right to settle anywhere in Canada.
* Some PNP entrepreneur programs restrict the type of business that you can invest in.
* Part of our service is  to connect you with business advisers for acquiring or setting up a new business.
* The business plan is a key factor  in the success of your application.

Canada Investor/business Visa

The Canadian governing administration is requiring a minimal net value of $1.6 million CAD and an investment of $800,000 CAD. The Quebec Program is predicted to be generating exactly the same adjustments to their plan.
The opportunity to finance the $800,000 CAD by a bank financial loan for your Canada Investor Visa Program exists.

For candidates that intend to instantly invest the $800,000 CAD, the government of Canada will return the $800,000 CAD after 5 yrs without any interest. For candidates within the Plan that hope to utilise the commercial bank financing, they’re going to not have any money back.

All resources to qualify for the Program will need to be able to be demonstrated that they had been acquired legally. The other requirements like managerial practical knowledge for your Canada Investor Visa Application or no demand for language knowledge continue to be identical.

About the Intra-Company Transfer Visa:

The Intra-Company Transfer Visa allows companies to transfer certain employees from certain departments overseas to Canada. This type of visa is granted only to managers and executives, or specialized knowledge staff members, and the individual is only allowed to work in Canadan for a certain time frame.

In order to qualify for a work permit as an intra-company transferee, a business enterprise “is or will be doing business” in both Canada and the foreign country.

An applicant seeking a work permit to open a new office on behalf of the foreign enterprise may also qualify, having established that the enterprise in Canada is expected to support a managerial, executive or specialized knowledge worker

An applicant may apply for the work permit in advance at any Canadian Visa Office. Alternatively, the foreign worker may apply for the permit at a Canadian Port of Entry. Also, if the foreign worker is in Canada as a Visitor, a work permit application can be filed within Canada.
 

About the TN1 Visa:

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has created a special TN nonimmigrant visa category that permits Mexican and Americans acting professional citizens to be granted admission into Canada to engage in “business activities at a professional level.”

The TN1 Visa is granted to Mexican or US citizens who are given preferential treatment for entry into Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The TN1 Visa is granted for one year but can be renewed indefinitely. It is usually granted immediately at the American border, and is one of the most efficient ways for a Mexican or US to enter Canada with the ability to work (as long as they are working for a specific employer).
Here are some important resources to review when you are considering applying for a Canada work visa, or are seeking Canadian work opportunities:

HRDC job offer approval, known as labor market opinion and work permit visa

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/temp_assessment.shtml

Hineni Media www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org  – information about finding sponsors and applying for a Canadian work visa

Canada immigration
www.cic.gc.ca/

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  or  the Canadian Employer Directory  ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

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