How To Work In The Trades in Canada

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If you have worked in a skilled trade outside of Canada and would like to be employed in British Columbia, it is possible to have your work experience and education recognized and receive a certificate for your previous trades experience. Trades is a growing industry in BC and there are hundreds of jobs available for people who have the correct certification. The future is bright for trades and the wages can be very good as well.

The Industry Training Authority  (ITA) does offer ‘challenge exams’ for most trade occupations. These challenge exams are available for persons who have worked outside of Canada and had most of their training in another country.

The following steps will explain the procedures a foreign trained person will need to take to become certified to work in their trade in British Columbia.

Step 1 – Visit the website Industry Training Authority and do a search for your trade.

Step 2 – On the page which features your trade there will be a heading for “Challenge Exam”.  In this section you will need to complete an application form and pay the fee of $120.

As part of your application you will need to have any previous employers you have worked for state the amount of hours that you were employed and the employer will need to write in detail the tasks you did at the job. You will also be required to list your educational background.

Step 3 – Next step is an assessor at ITABC will contact your previous employers, confirm your tasks at your previous jobs and training. The fee for this is $120 and can take 3 – 6 months depending on how complex it is to get documents and emails translated to another country.

Step 4 – Then once the assessor has completed the appraisal,  there is a one year period to write the challenge exam and the fee for the test is $120. It is possible to write the exam three times within one year. If the applicant has still not passed the exam after three tests, then there will be an additional fee of $100 to write the exam again.

Step 5 – Once the exam has been passed then the person will be granted a certificate in their trade and can start working in the occupation.

For more information and help with your questions about foreign credential recognition in BC. The Industry Training Authority can provide additional assistance:  http://www.itabc.ca/

There are other trades that require certification through a specific regulatory body i.e. crane operators, electricians, gas fitters, blasters, etc. A complete list can be found here: http://www.tilma.ca/pdf/BCRegulatoryAuthorities.pdf

The trades in British Columbia is a growing industry with an exciting outlook and long term steady employment. There is a path available for foreign trained persons to work and be prosperous in this thriving sector.

For more information, please contact us.

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Federal Skilled Worker Application Caps 2014

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Federal Skilled Worker Application Caps 2014 start to fill

Federal Skilled Worker  Cap 2014 ,  updated November 19, 2014. 

Eligible Occupation Stream

The Federal Skilled Worker Program reopened in May, 2014, with a extended occupation list and 1,000 applications sub-cap for each occupation. This is the last year to apply under this program before the system reform in January 2015. If you would like to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, your occupation may still available to apply without an arranged Canadian Job Offer !! Check out the newest update from CIC about the Applications Cap.

Total received toward the overall cap: 9,939 of 25,000.

Eligible occupation (by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)Number of complete applications counted towards the 1,000 sub-cap
0013  Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services107
0015  Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.53
0111  Financial managers306
0112  Human resources managers201
0113  Purchasing managers168
0121  Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers84
0311  Managers in health care46
0711  Construction managers50
0712  Home building and renovation managers10
0811  Managers in natural resources production and fishing5
0911  Manufacturing managers158
1111  Financial auditors and accountants450
1112  Financial and investment analysts1000
1113  Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114  Other financial officers133
1123  Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations385
1212  Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers164
1224  Property administrators18
2113  Geoscientists and oceanographers45
2131  Civil engineers404
2132  Mechanical engineers624
2133  Electrical and electronics engineers452
2145  Petroleum engineers35
2171  Information systems analysts and consultants1,000
2172  Database analysts and data administrators172
2173  Software engineers and designers1,000
2174  Computer programmers and interactive media developers1,000
2232  Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians25
2234  Construction estimators16
2241  Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians71
2243  Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics40
2263  Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety147
2281  Computer network technicians430
3011  Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors14
3012  Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses613
3111  Specialist physicians22
3112  General practitioners and family physicians42
3132  Dietitians and nutritionists15
3141  Audiologists and speech-language pathologists6
3142  Physiotherapists317
3143  Occupational Therapists6
3214  Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists6
3215  Medical Radiation Technologists10
3216  Medical Sonographers15
3233  Licensed practical nurses44
3234  Paramedical occupations7
4011  University professors and lecturers357
4151  Psychologists15
4214  Early childhood educators and assistants57
5125  Translators, terminologists and interpreters71

Application in the PhD stream

The new Cap for PhD Stream under the Federal Skilled Worker Program began on May 1, 2014. These are the last application will be accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.

Applications received toward the overall cap: 227 of 500 (as of November 19, 2014)

There are great opportunities to apply under the Economic Classes during the transit period to Canada’s new immigration model. For more information about the applications, please contact us.

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New Caps for Economic Classes announced to prepare for the launch of “Express Entry”

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In order to prepare for the launch of the new system ” Express Entry” for Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs in 2015. Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the new caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class. These new caps are the last FSWP, FSTP and CEC applications that will be accepted under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

There is no limit on applicants who have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, for Phd eligibility stream, there is a cap of 500 applications. As for the eligible occupations stream: A new cap of 25,000 applications will provide the appropriate number of applications to support expected admissions in 2015.

The list of eligible occupations are reflecting the latest labour market needs – Sub-caps of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations below :

  1. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (0013)
  2. Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)
  3. Financial managers (0111)
  4. Human resources managers (0112)
  5. Purchasing managers (0113)
  6. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121)
  7. Managers in health care (0311)
  8. Construction managers (0711)
  9. Home building and renovation managers (0712)
  10. Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
  11. Manufacturing managers (0911)
  12. Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
  13. Financial and investment analysts (1112)
  14. Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)
  15. Other financial officers (1114)
  16. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)
  17. Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212)
  18. Property administrators (1224)
  19. Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113)
  20. Civil engineers (2131)
  21. Mechanical engineers (2132)
  22. Electrical and electronics engineers (2133)
  23. Petroleum engineers (2145)
  24. Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
  25. Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
  26. Software engineers and designers (2173)
  27. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
  28. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)
  29. Construction estimators (2234)
  30. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)
  31. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)
  32. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263)
  33. Computer network technicians (2281)
  34. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (3011)
  35. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)
  36. Specialist physicians (3111)
  37. General practitioners and family physicians (3112)
  38. Dietitians and nutritionists (3132)
  39. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141)
  40. Physiotherapists (3142)
  41. Occupational therapists (3143)
  42. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)
  43. Medical radiation technologists (3215)
  44. Medical sonographers (3216)
  45. Licensed practical nurses (3233)
  46. Paramedical occupations (3234)
  47. University professors and lecturers (4011)
  48. Psychologists (4151)
  49. Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)
  50. Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125)

Federal Skilled Trades Program

The FSTP cap will be increased to 5,000 applications. All 90 skilled trades designated under the program regulations will now be eligible for consideration, with sub-caps of 100 applications each:

  • Major Group 72: Industrial, electrical and construction trades;
  • Major Group 73: Maintenance and equipment operation trades;
  • Major Group 82: Supervisors and technical occupations in national resources, agriculture and related production;
  • Major Group 92: Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;
  • Minor Group 632: chefs and cooks;
  • Minor Group 633: butchers and bakers.

Canadian Experience Class

As of  May 1, 2014, the CEC cap will re-set with 8,000 applications to cover the transition period leading up to the new Economic Immigration System ” Express Entry”. Also , there will be sub-caps of 200 applications each for any NOC B Occupation.

There are great opportunities to apply under the Economic Classes during the transit period to Canada’s new immigration model. For more information about the applications, please contact us.

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What is “ Express Entry ” ?

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The New Immigration Recruitment model “Express Entry” will be launched in 2015

April 8, 2014, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that the new active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called ” Express Entry” . As a major step to the transformation of Canada’s Immigration System into one that is fast, flexible and focused on meeting Canada’s real needs, this recruitment model is now set to launch in January of 2015.

What is “Express Entry”?

“Express Entry” is a new immigration recruitment system that will allow more flexibility and better reactivity when dealing with local labour needs, and help fill job storage for which there are no available Canadian workers. Applicants who want to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency through the Economic Class, will need to input their information into the Express Entry system. Canada will select the best candidates who are most likely to achieve success in Canada and send them an invitation. with the invitation, qualified candidates will be able to submit their immigration application to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Canadian employer will play key role in the Express Entry model

With “Express Entry,” employers will deeply involve in selecting economic immigrants and providing advice to the Government of Canada regarding the labour needs. Over the course of spring 2014, CIC plans to work with provincial and territorial governments to hold a series of cross-Canada information sessions to provide employers with more information about this exciting new system.

Select the Best Who Will Achieve Success in Canada

Express Entry” candidates who receive a valid job offer or nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be quickly invited to apply for permanent residency. In the meantime qualified applicants can expect faster processing times of six months or less when invited to come to Canada in four key economic streams: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the PNP.

Quote:

Express Entry promises to be a game-changer for Canadian immigration and Canada’s economy. It will revolutionize the way we attract skilled immigrants, and get them working here faster. Our government is actively engaged with our provincial and territorial partners, and with employers, to make January’s launch of Express Entry a success.”  –Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister.

 

Original information from CIC Canada: Offering “Express Entry” to Qualified Economic Immigrants

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Federal Skilled Worker Cap 2013 – Occupations Still Available

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Federal Skilled Worker Program – Eligible Occupation Stream

Federal Skilled Worker  Cap 2013 ,  updated March 17, 2014. 

If you would like to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, your occupation may still available to apply without an arranged Canadian Job Offer !! Check out the newest update from CIC about the Applications Cap

Eligible occupation(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)Number of complete applications counted towards the 300 sub-cap
Footnote*
0211   Engineering managers300 (Cap reached)
1112   Financial and investment analysts

300 (Cap reached)

2113   Geoscientists and oceanographers93
2131   Civil engineers300 (Cap reached)
2132   Mechanical engineers300 (Cap reached)
2134   Chemical engineers300 (Cap reached)
2143   Mining engineers13
2145   Petroleum engineers139
2144   Geological engineers13
2146   Aerospace engineers64
2147   Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)300 (Cap reached)
2154   Land surveyors45
2174   Computer programmers and interactive media developers

300 (Cap reached)

2243   Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics171
2263   Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety300 (Cap reached)
3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists27
3142   Physiotherapists300 (Cap reached)
3143   Occupational Therapists70
3211   Medical laboratory technologists300 (Cap reached)
3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants187
3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists30
3215   Medical Radiation Technologists82
3216   Medical Sonographers50
3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists47

*All information above is from CIC Website.

If your occupation already reach the application cap, you can stat preparing your application for the next year. There are several requirements and documents that may take quite a long time to obtain. You can click here to view the requirements for Federal Skilled Worker Program.

More options for Skilled Worker: Click Here

1 The number of complete federal skilled worker applications received as of May 4, 2013 is an estimate.
2 The Occupation Cap in this blog post is updated on March 17, 2014, contact us to see the most recent update of your occupation caps.
3 The cap year for eligible occupation stream began on May 4, 2013, and will end on April 30, 2014, unless otherwise stated by the Minister.
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How To Have The Best Job Interview in Canada

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In Canada there are different methods a hiring manager may use to conduct a job interview. If you are outside of Canada, the job interview may take place by telephone or Skype. If you are residing in Canada then most likely the job interview will take place in the office of the company or organization that you are applying for employment.

Job interviews in Canada may be different from interviews in other countries. While it is important to always be

professional and prepared for the interview, in Canada job interviews can be a relaxed two way conversation. The hiring manager will ask you questions and at the end of the interview you will be expected to ask questions to the interviewer. During the interview the hiring manager will want to see your personality and how well you interact with others. Hiring managers place a lot of value on how well a potential job applicant will fit into the workplace and be a part of the team.

Here are top tips for job interviews in Canada:

  • Research the company that you will be meeting with. How long have they been in business? Who are their major customers? Have they received any awards recently?  You should learn more about the company from their website and also look at relevant industry news in Canada.Job interview
  • Make sure you have mapped out where your job interview will be.  You should prepare to arrive at least 15 minutes early.  Make sure you have planned transportation and parking to allow for extra time in case of a delay.
  • Professional dress.  Even if you are applying for a less formal position or the work environment is casual, you will want to dress to impress.  For men that means a shirt with a collar and a tie and for women that can be a long sleeved blouse with skirt or trousers. Keep shoes clean and have a tidy appearance. Before you go into the office, visit a bathroom and make sure you have a neat look. First impressions count.
  • Extra copies of your resume.  Bring with you a neat folder with two extra copies of your resume and one sheet of your references with contact details. You can also include a copy of a reference letter.  This is helpful for the person interviewing you as they may need to share your resume and references with their manager. Providing a list of references  shows the hiring manager you are prepared for the job.

Before you have your job interview, it is important to practice your job interview questions. You can ask a friend to pretend to be the hiring manager and ask you questions. Then when you have the actual  job interview you will feel more comfortable and at ease. But try not to sound too rehearsed.

Common questions that you may have in a job interview in Canada are:

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  • Tell us about yourself. For this question (and all interview questions keep the answers to 3 minutes long) they want to understand your previous work background. Always keep your answers positive and highlight the projects you did well on.
  • What major challenges and problems did you face at your previous job? You want to answer this question in a positive manner. Highlight how you turned a potentially negative situation and made it into a positive learning opportunity.  For example, “I found that accounting was a challenge for me in my previous job and so I decided to take a class at night to improve my accounting skills. Now I am confident and able to do all of my accounting tasks successfully.”
  • They may ask you “Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?” You want to answer this question with a genuine reply and at the same time, respond with an answer which will show your ongoing interest in the company. This is not a question about your personal life, the hiring manager wants to see if you plan on staying with their company long term and what your professional goals are. A good response is that you would like to continue to improve your skills and contribute to the company. Be honest with your response.

Here are some tips of what you do not want to do for your job interview:

  • Don’t be late
  • Don’t answer your phone during the job interview
  • Don’t bring a drink or food with you
  • Don’t stare at the floor or the desk (always make eye contact with the hiring manager)
  • Don’t talk too much

At the end of the job interview make sure to thank the interviewer for their time. Look them in the eyes and tell them that you are very interested in the job.

After the interview, you can send a short thank you email to the hiring manager. In the email, you can thank the hiring manager for their time and share with them that you are ready to make a contribution to the position.

Usually the company or organization will provide you with a date that they expect to make their decision.  If you don’t hear back from them by this date, then you can contact the hiring manger to see if they have made a decision.

If you got the job, congratulations! If you didn’t get the job, you can ask the hiring manager for feedback on your job interview and application. With this feedback you will be able to improve your job interview skills and do an even better interview next time.

Written by Sacha DeVoretz, blog contributor to Bell Alliance Global Immigration Services Inc.

 

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How Foreigners Can Find A Job In Canada

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How to find a job in Canada?

If you are outside of Canada and would like a job offer from a Canadian employer, here are the steps that you can take to help you land the job that much faster.

Credentials in Canada

First, it is important to understand that in Canada some occupations are regulated and other occupations are non-regulated.

Certain credentials acquired outside of Canada may not be recognized as equivalent to Canadian credentials. This can be because of relative differences between countries, particularly with the description of regulated occupations where health and safety are important.

Getting professional and educational credentials recognized in Canada can take time. So allow for this time before looking for work.

For more information on having your skills recognized visit: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/content_pieces-eng.do?cid=223

Canadian Style Resume

Once you have confirmed whether or not your occupation is regulated or non-regulated, then you will want to prepare a Canadian style resume. A resume in Canada is very different from a CV in other countries.

Here are the top tips for preparing a Canadian style resume:

  • Keep it Short. In Canada, a resume is 1- 2 pages long.  Highlighting more of your work experience. Your education should only be a paragraph or two in length.
  • Change your resume for each job. When you apply to different jobs, change the keywords that are applicable for each job application. Adjust a few sentences to focus on certain skills and accomplishments.
  • Include Volunteer Work. Volunteer work is the perfect way to show employers the contribution and experience that you have completed.
  • Social media and Linkedin are very important. Linkedin is an online profile which also acts as a current resume. Make sure it is always up to date, has relevant references and you continue to network with others in your occupation in Canada.

For samples of Canadian style resumes visit:

http://career-advice.monster.ca/resumes-cover-letters/resume-samples/jobs.aspx

Jobs in Canada

Now that you have the perfect resume, it is time to start your job search. There is a popular belief that big cities will have the best job opportunities. If you are a foreign job seeker, the opposite is generally true.

You will probably have more success looking for a job outside of the big cities. In the larger cities there is a lot of competition for work, however in the remote communities there may be a greater need for workers. The employers in these out-of-the-way areas may be willing to provide job offers to people outside of Canada.

Here are a few job websites which could include employers who recruit outside of Canada:

If you do not see a job that you are interested in on these websites, you can also do a search on the internet for associations for your occupation in Canada.  These associations may have a ‘jobs  board’ on their website. These ‘jobs boards’ may have job postings for your occupation in different regions of Canada.

The key to finding a job in Canada is to identify employers who cannot find a local job applicant to fill the job. These employers who cannot find job applicants from their local community are more willing to provide a job offer to people outside of Canada.

Written by Sacha DeVoretz, blog contributor to Bell Alliance Global Immigration Services Inc.

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Changes to Canadian Experience Class 2014 | Canada Immigration Plan 2014

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Changes to Canadian Experience Class 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced several constructive changes to Canadian Experience Class. From November 9, 2013 to October 2014, CIC introduced a cap on application intake under this program. A maximum of 12,000 applications will be accepted for review. Despite the annual cap on applications, the department will admit approximately 15,000 individuals under the CEC in the year of 2014.

In addition,  CIC established a 200 applications sub-cup for each occupations under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) level B.  Please note that the NOC level 0 and A will not be sub-capped, but all of them are subjected to the overall cap of 12,000 applications.

This announcement is effective immediately. Citizenship and Immigration Canada Minister Chris Alexander pointed that the cap will help ensure the processing times remain short and prevent the application backlog from forming.

Furthermore,  the following 6 occupations will no longer qualify for Canadian Experience Class starting November 9, 2013.

  • Cooks (NOC 6322)
  • Food Service Supervisors (NOC 6311)
  • Administrative Officers (NOC 1221)
  • Administrative Assistants (NOC 1241)
  • Accounting Technicians and Bookkeepers (NOC 1311)
  • Retail Sales Supervisors (NOC 6211)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will maintain the same language criteria for Canadian Experience Class in the coming year, which are Canadian Language Benchmark CLB7 for occupations under NOC Level 0 and Level A, and CLB 5 for occupations under NOC level B. However, all the applications will be verified upfront as for November 9, 2013.

For more information, please visit our Canadian Experience Class page, or  contact us .

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Canadian Work Opportunities for Mexican and American Nationals through NAFTA

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The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, United States (US) and Mexico liberalizes and protects trade among these three countries. In meeting the trade objectives, NAFTA allows for the temporary entry of selected professionals and investors of American, Mexican and Canadian citizenship to work and engage in business across borders more freely than workers from other countries. It is a reciprocal agreement, and thus allows Mexican and US citizens to work in Canada and for Canadians to work in Mexico and the US.

If you are from Mexico or the US and have an interest in working, trading or investing in Canada, you may qualify under NAFTANAFTA for temporary entry or a temporary work permit. NAFTA provides great opportunities for Mexican and US professionals to temporarily work or do business in Canada with ease. It is important to understand each category and the requirements before assuming you qualify. What is outlined here is only a brief overview of the program. For more information, visitwww.cic.gc.ca or contact your local Canadian consulate or embassy.

NAFTA is open to professionals that fall under four categories:

  • Intra-company transferees
  • Professionals
  • Business visitors
  • Investors and traders

Intra-Company Transferees (ICT)

This category is quite common between the US and Canada, especially among major American companies that have subsidiaries or branches in Canada. As an intra-company transferee, you can apply for a work permit without a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). In most cases when a Canadian company wants to hire a foreign national, it must apply for an LMO from Service Canada and demonstrate it cannot find a permanent resident or Canadian for the position. Service Canada then issues a positive LMO, which is submitted along with a work permit application by the foreign national. This can take weeks or months to obtain and a positive LMO is not guaranteed.

In addition, as an ICT, a work permit can be valid for up to 5 years for executives and senior managers, or 7 years for specialized knowledge workers. To qualify, the core requirements are:

  • Employment with US or Mexican company that has a branch, subsidiary, parent or affiliate company in Canada,
  • Work for at least 1 year of the last 3 years with the foreign company,
  • Maintain an executive or senior management position, or be considered a specialized knowledge worker with essential and unique skills,
  • Hold an offer for a position with the Canadian branch, subsidiary, parent or affiliate similar to the role in the related foreign company.

Canadian companies can be start-ups or expansions of a foreign company. These foreign companies send a senior or skilled person to help establish or expand the Canadian branch or subsidiary.

Professionals

Professionals are those that have pre-arranged employment with a Canadian company and are in one of the 60 occupations listed under the NAFTA agreement, which includes accountants, architects, land surveyors, many science-related professions, and even post-secondary instructors. They do not require an LMO, but a work permit along with proof of education and experience in that field.

For a list of NAFTA professionals, visit the NAFTA Secretariat website.

Business Visitors

Business visitors come to Canada to conduct business with an international scope, involving activities like research and design, distribution, marketing and sales. Their business is predominantly outside of Canada and they have no intention to enter the Canadian labour market. As a result, they do not have to obtain a work permit, however they do need to declare their status as a business visitor upon entering Canada.

Traders 

Traders can apply for a temporary work permit and work in Canada to facilitate the trade of goods and services between Canada and their home country. The initial work permit is granted for up to one year, but can be extended for a duration of two years.

Traders must be employed by a Mexican or US company in an executive or supervisor role, or have essential skills. Over 50% of total volume of trade by the company must be between Canada and the US or Mexico. Furthermore, the trading must be considered substantial. ‘Substantial Trade’ is determined by the volume and monetary value of the trade.

Investors 

Investors can apply for a temporary work permit to come to Canada and invest, develop and direct an enterprise. The person seeking entry should usually be in an executive or supervisory role with the foreign company. While there here is no minimum dollar amount to invest, the investment must be considered  substantial. To determine if an investment is substantial, officers are directed to conduct a ‘proportionality test’, which is based on the amount invested vs. the total value of the company or the amount deemed necessary to establish the type of business. For example, an investment of $50,000 for a small business with few operating costs may be deemed substantial; or a $1 million investment for a plant valued at $8 million may qualify.

Like the trader category, the initial work permit is granted for up to one year, but can be extended for a duration of two years.

The advantages of working under NAFTA are:

  • Many professional workers are exempt from needing a LMO.
  • Business visitors are not required to apply for a work permit.
  • It allows for quick processing of professionals and intra-company transferees who need a work permit, since applicants can apply and be issued a work permit by an immigration officer at the Canadian border upon entering the count

 

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Apply as Engineering Manager under Federal Skilled Worker Program

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The federal skilled workers program is still open and accepting applications.

Are you an engineering manager, still can apply.

These are the general requirements to apply as Engineering Manager for Permanent Residency in Canada.

–          Bachelor Degree in Engineering

–          Extended experience in managing /supervising engineering areas/departments.

–          IELTS score of 6 en all the categories.

–          Have your degree assessed/evaluated

–          Have enough funds according the following table.

 

Family Members

Funds required (CAN)

1

$11,115

2

$13,837

3

$17,011

4

$20,654

5

$23,425

6

$26,419

7 or more

$29,414

 

Contact us for more info info@bellallianceglobal.com

 

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