Think you don’t qualify? Think again

October 29th, 2009

Over the past few years, there has been a gradual but steady shift in the ways that people qualify for a Canadian permanent resident visa. More and more, the Canadian government is relying upon the 13 provinces and territories to come up with their own immigration strategies (Quebec and Provincial Nomination Programs), using selection criteria that best suit local interest. To counterbalance this change in direction, the Canadian government has stifled the national Federal Skilled Worker program by making it available only to individuals with work experience in a short list of 38 occupations or to people who have a Canadian job offer. So what we have now in Canada is an immigration selection system that resembles a patchwork quilt of more than 60 separate and distinct immigration programs that lead to Canadian permanent residence. Talk about confusion!

So, how do you find out which immigration program will work for you? Until now, there has been no one place that can match your qualifications against all the different immigration programs out there. Yes, you can do a self-assessment on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website but that will only tell you if you qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker program. What about the other 60 programs? Well, you can search through the websites of each province and territory, but what a tiresome task that would be.

Now, for the good news. We have just spent the better part of a year re-working our website, and we have just recently gone live with the new version. The centerpiece of the site is the unique free comprehensive assessment form. Complete it, submit it, and in less than a day you will have my response – a response, which has considered your specific background and qualifications against all of the 60-plus ways of coming to Canada.

It’s about time.

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8 Responses to “Think you don’t qualify? Think again”

  • On October 30th, 2009, Ashish said ...

    This is good informative for those who sincerely wants to immigrate to Canada should read this block.

  • On November 1st, 2009, Anonymous said ...

    I was relieved when I saw that someone has the interest of potential immigrants at heart. This new info. will certainly aid me in acquiring a better understanding of not just one, but all the possible options I have ti migrate to Canada. Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!

  • On November 2nd, 2009, Anoop Singh Gill said ...

    I have been trying to immigrate to Canada for the past five years.I had lodged my papers on the 04 August 2004 with CHC, New Delhi,India.But, till date I have had NO success due to the "closed-door" policy adopted by the CIC for straight guys like myself. I fulfill ALL the requirements, but still nothing seems to have happened so far.So let us look forward to this new style of hooking immigrants by the CIC.I do hope they are successful and get better qualified people from across the world.

  • On January 4th, 2010, Anonymous said ...

    This gives me hope and I am so looking forward to receiving my assessment. My son and I dearly want to immigrate to Canada from South Africa.

  • On January 8th, 2010, Anonymous said ...

    nice post. thanks.

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  • On March 13th, 2010, Anonymous said ...

    When you decide to move to another country it's always a titanic job. You have to struggle with burocracy, and sometimes you don't even know where to start. Thanks for your help making it easier.

  • On August 10th, 2010, Segun said ...

    This is very useful information, and thanks for the simplicity of your blogs. You make it quite easy to be understood. I will be sharing this link with others.

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