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Find Out Latest Changes in Canada Permanent Resident Visa 2018

Canada Immigration rules, target 2018

Canada is a very popular immigration destination with immigration hopefuls around the world. That is why there are so many people who apply for immigration to Canada each year. In comparison, though, only handfuls or a select few are selected. The most common reason for this is that they approach the thing casually and don’t follow the rules as strictly as they should. As a result, their application ends up providing incomplete information or misrepresents it and as a result gets rejected. In some extreme cases, people have also been barred from applying again for as many as 5 years by the IRCC.

In order to avoid this situation and apply for Canada PR in the best manner possible, the wisest thing to do is to get help from respected and professional immigration agencies like Nationwide Immigration. At the same time, however, it does no hurt to know the general details of the immigration process and more importantly, the rules that affect them. So, here is a quick guide to the latest Canada immigration rules 2018:

Latest Updates: “The IRCC (Immigration refugee and Citizenship Canada) has revised a major step on 26th June 2018 by reducing the time deadline for documentation submission after an ITA (Invitation To Apply) from 90 days to 60 days.”

Age: According to the latest rules for Canada immigration as set by the IRCC for 2018, any person between the ages of 18 to 65 years can apply for immigration to Canada. Earlier, this criteria used to be 21 to 65 years but in light of growing trends for immigration into Canada, these rules were changed to include more people. The highest points will be received by people between the ages of 25 and 35 years of age as the IRCC considers this the prime age for any immigrant as they will be able to contribute actively for many years to come to the local and national Canadian economy. People who are keen on moving to Canada should apply as soon as they fall within the mentioned age range. Keep in mind, however, that just the right age will not get you an immigration confirmation. That will require you to meet other criteria as well.

Education : Since the IRCC wants more and more people to enter Canada and start contributing to the economy, it has a fairly relaxed education criterion. There have been a set of rule changes made recently to this aspect of Canada immigration. Now, anyone with a high school diploma can enter into Canada as a permanent resident. Of course, they have to have the right kind of work experience as well.   For Indians, however, who are mostly employed in the service sector, it is usually best to have a Master’s degree, because it helps the applicant find a good job and also gives them a better chance at getting selected for immigration through the Express Entry program.

Work Experience:Work experience is an important factor when it comes to getting selected for Canada immigration. Under the new regime, the minimum number of years required for immigration to Canada has been lowered to 1 year. All applicants need to have working experience of at least one year in order to apply and be considered worthy of immigrating to Canada. While the minimum work experience requirement for immigration to Canada is at 1 year, it is highly recommended that applicants get at least 3 year of working experience as this gives them a better chance of getting selected for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry program.

Language Ability:Language is an important factor when looking to travel or migrate to any country and Canada is no exception. For a person to easily conduct business and work in a new country, it is necessary to know the most widely used language in the country. In the case of Canada, the languages are English and French. But compared to other English-speaking countries, the immigration requirement for moving to Canada as a permanent resident or PR is rather low. You only need to score a CLB 7 in order to get through for immigration. However, we advise all immigration hopefuls to try and get an IELTS score above CLB 9 to maximize their profile potential. While there is a less prospect of the language ability to be lowered in 2018, it is possible that as the year moves forward, the overall criteria are relaxed and new rules are introduced. For example, this year, the IRCC introduced new rule changes which said that if an applicant knows both English and French then they will get extra points for that.

Adaptability:One of the biggest reasons for the popularity of the Canada immigration program is that it lets families migrate together and stay together. Also, it gives extra points to applicants who already have family living in Canada. In the latest rule changes, the IRCC says that people who have family already living in Canada will get special benefit of added points to their profile.

Canada Immigration New Rules 2018

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Now that we have talked about the latest rules changes in 2018, let us take a look back at some of the most important changes in the IRCC’s immigration policy in 2017. Please note, that while the issues that we mention here are fairly up-to-date, we would advise you to get in touch with our immigration experts to get the latest picture of the immigration scenario to Canada.

  • The first change that was introduced in 2017 reflected the IRCC’s decision to relax the rules surrounding immigration application and the overall process. The deadline for making the submission for visa application after getting the Invitation to Apply was extended to 90 days. This is a positive change for many applicants who might have trouble handling other aspects of the immigration process and so, need more time to make the application with everything set on their side. Earlier, this deadline had been 60 days.
  • As the IRCC wants more skilled workers to come into the country, so it has reduced the restrictions on the immigration process to Canada for skilled workers. Earlier it used to give 600 points for a job offer in hand for immigration applicants. Now, the allocated points will differ according to job category. The highest number of points (200 points) will be given to people from the management category of jobs, while 50 points will be given to people from other job categories.

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There are several other changes which have been introduced in 2017, but these do not affect people going for Permanent Residency. All you will need to keep in mind is that you need to score above the cut-off CRS score to get through. Everything else is just an addition to this. If you are still wondering if Canada will be a right fit for you, then let us make the decision a little easier.

Here are some of the many benefits of moving to Canada:

Standard of Living: Canada has one of the highest standards of living in the western world. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and offers immigrants the brilliant opportunity to experience what it is like to live in a first-world nation.

Cost-free Education:Canada offers free education up to the undergraduate level for its citizens and permanent residents. Thus, you will not have to make sacrifices to get your child educated to the right degree and help them establish themselves in the world.

Wide Working Opportunities:Canada has one of the biggest economies in the world, which offers many opportunities to working professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Its economy is on the rise to experts estimate that there will be a growing need for more professionals in the future. So, this is a great time to move to Canada and living there permanently.

Immigrant-Friendly Country:Canada is one country which is considered to be very immigrant-friendly. As the majority of the working population of the nation is made up of immigrants from different parts of the world, the country has a very liberal attitude towards newcomers and there are virtually no incidences of aggression or violence towards immigrants.

Note: If you need help with any aspect of immigration to Canada, then Nationwide Immigration can help you make good on these problems. We employ highly skilled and professional immigration experts who have years of experience in sending people over to Canada. Through their help you can not only make your immigration dreams come true but also set yourself and your family up in the best position possible to start your new life in Canada. In order to show our dedication to client satisfaction, we offer many additional services like job placement, money back on rejection, IELTS training etc. so that our clients need not go anywhere else to fulfil their immigration needs. For the best immigration advice and assistance, contact us today and watch as we get you the best start in your life in Canada!

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Notice — Supplementary Information for Immigration Levels Plan of the year 2018–2020.

OTTWA, Nov 1,2017—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada release  the details of multi – year immigration levels plan in 2018. On Nov 1, 2017, According to the following tabling of 2017 annual report release to the Parliament. Canada Government will welcome 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020.
Immigration category Category 2018 – Low 2018 – High 2018 – Target 2019 – Low 2019 – High 2019 – Target 2020 – Low 2020 – High 2020 – Target
Economic Federal High Skilled 72,700 78,200 74,900 76,000 83,000 81,400 81,000 88,000 85,800
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 500 2,000 1,000 1,000 4,000 2,000 2,000 4,000 4,000
Caregivers 15,000 20,000 17,000 9,500 15,500 14,000 4,000 7,000 5,000
Federal Business 500 1,000 700 500 1,500 700 500 1,500 700
Provincial Nominee Program 53,000 57,400 55,000 57,000 63,500 61,000 62,000 68,500 67,800
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business 27,900 29,900 28,900 31,500 33,500 32,500 31,500 33,500 32,500
Total Economic 169,600 188,500 177,500 175,500 201,000 191,600 181,000 202,500 195,800
Family Spouses, Partners, and Children 64,000 68,000 66,000 64,000 70,000 68,000 64,000 74,000 70,000
Parents and Grandparents 17,000 21,000 20,000 18,000 21,000 20,500 18,000 22,000 21,000
Total Family 81,000 89,000 86,000 82,000 91,000 88,500 82,000 96,000 91,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada & Dependents Abroad 13,500 17,000 16,000 14,000 20,000 16,500 16,000 20,000 17,000
Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted 6,000 8,000 7,500 7,000 9,000 8,500 8,500 10,500 10,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office Referred 1,000 3,000 1,500 1,000 3,000 1,650 1,000 3,000 1,700
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 16,000 20,000 18,000 17,000 21,000 19,000 18,000 23,000 20,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 36,500 48,000 43,000 39,000 53,000 45,650 43,500 56,500 48,700
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Other 2,900 4,500 3,500 3,500 5,000 4,250 3,500 5,000 4,500
Overall Planned Permanent Admissions   290,000 330,000 310,000 300,000 350,000 330,000 310,000 360,000 340,000
  • Federal skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class ,includes in Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • Pilot Programs replaced  with the Live in- Caregiver Program in late 2014 which includes admission in the caring for children class and the caring for people with high medical need class. Under the  legacy Live-in- Caregiver Program applications are received and will continue to be processed with the final application which will expected to be processed in 2019 or 2020.
  • Currently two federal programs accepting new applications--the start-up Visa Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs was created as a Pilot Program in 2013, and the Self-Employed Program,which targets persons with the experience and ability to contribute significantly to Canada.In the Entrepreneur Program and the Federal Immigrant Investor Program ,now the small number of application remain for processing which were cancelled in 2014.
  • Quebec has full responsibility under the CanadaQuebec Accord for the selection of the immigrants destined to Quebec. (except Family Class and in Canada Refugee claimants). Target will be adjusted as necessary.
  • In the Permit Holder Class, person selected on humanitarian and compassionate grounds for Public Policy.
  • For 2019 and 2020 Notional Targets will be confirmed by November 1 each year.

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7 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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