How to apply for a PR Visa as a chef in 2024?

Canada always has a welcoming immigration policy for skilled immigrants and whose experience is in demand in the country. Canadian immigration office Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has over 60 immigration programs to help immigrants all over the world to apply for. Depending on their skill sets and requirements immigrants can apply under any of the immigration programs they want to apply under.

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What are the major immigration programs to apply for Canada PR in 2024?

Some of the major programs that allow immigrants to apply for Canada PR Visa in 2024 are as follows:

Express Entry Program

It is the fastest way to apply for Canada PR. It is a point-based program that manages the profiles of the candidates of immigrants who have applied under the following economic immigration program:

Immigrants have to clear the 67 points eligibility point system in order to be able to apply under this program. Candidates are awarded points based on some selection factors like age, work experience, language proficiency, adaptability, etc. Once the immigrants are able to clear the 67 points eligibility system they are allowed to apply under the express entry program.

The Express Entry program uses a ranking system that awards points to the immigrant's profile based on some factors and ranks them accordingly  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). These points determine the rank of the immigrant's profile in the CRS. The highest-ranked profiles are then given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for a permanent residence visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Once an immigrant gets an ITA, they have 60 days to submit their application to IRCC.

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Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)

Every province/territory in Canada has its own immigration program that allows them to nominate highly skilled and capable immigrants to live and work in the province and help in the development of the province. Every provincial nomination program has different requirements and eligibility criteria based on the local labor market demands. There are mainly two ways an immigrant can apply for a provincial nomination program:

The first is to directly approach the provincial immigration office. Immigrants who want to settle in a particular province can apply directly by creating a profile on their immigration website. Once they have been created their profile is evaluated based on eligibility factors. If the profile is selected for a provincial nomination, they have to create an express profile and reflect their provincial nomination there.

The second is via the Federal government's express entry program. Candidates have to create an express profile and show an Expression of Interest (EOI) and select the province they want to settle in. Then the candidate's profile is then sent to the provincial immigration office where the profile will be evaluated based on their requirements and eligibility criteria. If the profile is selected then provincial nomination will be reflected on the expression profile of the candidate.

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What is the Occupation in-Demand stream 2024?

Every province has different occupations that are in demand in the province. Every immigration office of that particular province releases a list that contains the name of the occupations that are in demand at that particular period of time in that province. These occupation in-demand lists signify the shortage of labor in that particular work of field. If the immigrant has work experience in any of the occupations that are listed in the occupation in-demand list can apply under this stream. Every province regularly updates their occupation in-demand lists and immigrants have to be regularly updated about their occupation to be listed.

In both cases, if the immigrant is able to land a provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS points. These many points are more than enough to land an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for a permanent residence visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Every provincial nomination program has different immigration streams that allow them to nominate especially skilled immigrants in a particular work of field. One of the major immigration streams that are found in every provincial nomination program is the Occupation in-demand stream.

What is the National Occupational Classification (NOC) in Canada?

Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has started this system to standardize and nationally recognize the work experience of foreign-skilled immigrants. National Occupational Classification (NOC) uses a four-digit code and job description for every occupation/job in Canada. Every job is categorized into the following skill types:

  • Skill Type 0: Management jobs such as restaurant managers, mine managers, etc.
  • Skill Type A: Professional jobs that usually need a degree such as doctors, dentists, etc.
  • Skill Type B: Technical jobs and skilled trades that usually need a diploma or training as an apprentice such as chef, plumbers, electricians, etc.
  • Skill Type C: Intermediate jobs that need high school/ job-specific training like industrial butchers etc.
  • Skill Type D: Labor jobs that give on-the-job training like fruit pickers, cleaning staff, etc.

How a Chef can immigrate to Canada via occupation in-demand stream in 2024?

Some of the reasons that make Chefs an occupation/profession an excellent job prospect to immigrate to Canada are as follows:

Chef is a profession that is in high demand across the country.

With the passage of time, Canada is becoming a very multicultural society, and with the increment of foreign immigrants, foreign cuisine demand is also increasing which in turn increases the demand for chefs in the country.

Community colleges have said that they are graduates in Culinary programs are able to find work very easily and some of them are able to land multiple employment offers in the country.

Chefs who have specialized in sauciers and pastry, especially European chefs are in shortage in Canada, which increases their demand in the country.

Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks has stated that the best-trained chefs and cooks are in very high demand in the country.

The aging demography of Canada also adds up to an increment of demand in the chef as they will be required in the establishment that caters to seniors such as retirement homes.

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What will be the duties of chefs when they immigrate to Canada?

Chefs mainly plan and direct food preparations, and prepare and cook food and specialty foods. They are mainly employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other healthcare institutions, etc.

Following is the description of the main duties for different chefs to perform:

Executive Chefs:

  • Plan and direct food preparations and cooking activities of several restaurants in an establishment, restaurant chains, etc.
  • Consult with clients regarding weddings, banquets, and specialty functions.
  • Plan menus and ensure food quality standards.
  • Recruit and hire staff.

Sous Chefs:

  • Supervise activities of specialist chefs, chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques and new equipment to the cooking staff.
  • May plan menus and may prepare meals or specialty foods.

Chefs and Specialist Chefs:

  • Prepare and cook complete meals or specialty foods.
  • Instruct cooks in preparations, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food
  • Create new recipes
  • Supervise cooks and other kitchen staff
  • May plan menus
  • May requisition food and kitchen supplies

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