Canada wants bankers, stock brokers, business executives and doctors
On May 1, 2014 the Government of Canada announced its new Federal Skilled Workers eligible occupations list. About 50 occupations in this list are eligible to apply for immigration visa, which gives landed immigrants all rights that Canadian citizens enjoy except voting and working for the government. Immigrants can also apply for Canadian citizenship after fulfilling residency requirements. The 2013 list focused on engineers and technical professions while the new list gives weight to trade and commerce. Surprisingly, specialty and family physicians that had been previously excluded are back on the list. There’s a ceiling of 1000 applications per occupation and an overall ceiling of 25,000 applicants under the 2014 program. Applicants must meet minimum language proficiency requirements and other conditions, such as a minimum of 1 year paid experience in the occupation.
The Turkish Canadian Chamber of Commerce offers reliable professional Canada immigration services by government-certified experts, a service that is open to all nationalities. Here is the complete 2014 list of occupations eligible for Canada immigration visa:
- 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
- 0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
- 0111 Financial managers
- 0112 Human resources managers
- 0113 Purchasing managers
- 0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
- 0311 Managers in health care
- 0711 Construction managers
- 0712 Home building and renovation managers
- 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
- 0911 Manufacturing managers
- 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
- 1112 Financial and investment analysts
- 1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
- 1114 Other financial officers
- 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
- 1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
- 1224 Property administrators
- 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
- 2131 Civil engineers
- 2132 Mechanical engineers
- 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
- 2145 Petroleum engineers
- 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
- 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
- 2173 Software engineers and designers
- 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
- 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
- 2234 Construction estimators
- 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
- 2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
- 2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
- 2281 Computer network technicians
- 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
- 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
- 3111 Specialist physicians
- 3112 General practitioners and family physicians
- 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
- 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
- 3142 Physiotherapists
- 3143 Occupational Therapists
- 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
- 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
- 3216 Medical Sonographers
- 3233 Licensed practical nurses
- 3234 Paramedical occupations
- 4011 University professors and lecturers
- 4151 Psychologists
- 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
- 5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
These occupations are either:
- Skill Type 0 (management occupations) or
- Skill Level A (professional occupations) or
- Skill Level B (technical occupations and skilled trades)
on the Canadian National Occupational Classification list.
Our Canada immigration services are open to all nationalities
To fulfil its objective of promoting investment in Western Canada the Chamber works with experienced government-certified immigration experts with respect to business immigration and work permits for skilled labour. The Chamber is an authorised representative for the Scotia Macleod Immigrant Investor Program.
Why our Canada immigration services are unique
Our Canada immigration related services are unique. With its extensive pool of Canadian business experience and market knowledge the Chamber complements the services of associated immigration lawyers and certified immigration professionals at no extra cost to applicants. While we can address most immigration matters with professional expertise and reliability, the focus of our interest is business/investment immigration and visas for skilled labour.
Investor immigration program
Generally speaking, these fall under either federal or provincial programs. The Chamber is an authorised representative for the largest investor immigration fund in Canada, which requires qualified business individuals with a net worth of at least $1.5 million to invest $800,000 for a period of 5 years. At the end of this period the funds are returned to the investor in full without any interest or dividend, but the privileges of permanent residency are retained. Presently the federally operated program is closed, but the Quebec provincial investor program is open more or less under the same terms. Under this program Quebec requires qualified prospects to show that they intend to reside in Quebec after obtaining permanent residence. Aside from qualifying on various points under federal immigration categories this is the only avenue open to business persons to obtain permanent residency without having to operate an active business in Canada.
Provincial investor immigration programs
Provincial investor immigration programs, generally referred to as PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) business immigration program and most notably British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, offer entrepreneurs that want to buy or establish active businesses a relatively faster way to become permanent residents. Saskatchewan, a fast-growing energy province requires a minimum investment of $150,000, while British Columbia’s requirement is a minimum of $200,000. The investment can be made by buying into at least 33 1/3 percent of an existing business or establishing a new one. Some businesses are not accepted, while some receive high priority, such as job-intensive manufacturing businesses and those that promise to increase inbound tourism or export of British Columbia products. Applicants must prepare a viable business plan for approval and go through an interview in Vancouver. They are given two years to complete the investment in accordance with an agreement signed with the province. There are other requirements, such as a minimum personal net worth of $800,000, and having to create at least 3 new jobs.
One quick way to qualify under the BC PNP Program is to buy an existing business in British Columbia and have it approved by the authorities. With its pool of experienced business consultants and real estate professionals the Chamber can help investors locate and purchase a qualifying business at the most favourable terms at no extra cost to the buyer. Presently the provincial government gives high priority to purchasing existing businesses whose owners are planning to retire, referred to as succession investment. Applications for succession investment may be processed in as little as 3 months.
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