Application Requirements

Fast Track Your Immigration Application

You could fast track your application for permanent residence in Canada by having a genuine job offer from a Canadian employer and could thereby reduce processing time. Once you have a job offer, you can consider the following options:

Arranged Employment
Arranged Employment is based on a permanent job offer of indeterminate length. You do not begin to work in Canada until you receive your Canadian permanent resident visa. Your potential Canadian employer does not have to demonstrate that Canadian residents could not be found for your intended position. Priority processing at all Canadian Immigration visa offices (except Buffalo) of your application for permanent residence in Canada. You will usually receive your visa in less than one year. You will receive up to 15 points under the Federal Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration.

Provincial Nominee Program
Provincial Nomination contains elements similar to Arranged Employment and to Work Permits. Most Canadian provinces and one territory offer nomination programs that lead to a Canadian permanent resident visa. Most often, it involves a permanent job offer of indeterminate length from an employer in a particular province.

Advantages
Once you have been nominated by a province you can usually immediately receive a Work Permit to come to Canada and begin work, even before your Canadian permanent resident visa is issued.

Your application for permanent residence in Canada will receive priority processing and you will usually receive your visa in less than one year.

You may qualify for provincial nomination even in some occupations that are not considered "high-skilled".

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