Immigration to Canada

Canada is one of the richest and the largest countries in the world, offering state of the art facilities to all its residents and citizens. The country has always welcomed professionals and people of foreign origin with open arms. The Canadian government considers its immigrant population as an asset, which has led to the development of its economy. 
The country and the provinces provide many different migration options for prospective Immigrants. These programs are one of the oldest and amongst most popular amongst Immigrants. Most of these visa options cater to Permanent Resident status for the immigrants from the first day of landing. The visa programs include the following:
  •  Skilled Migrant Visas  
    • Federal Skilled Professional Program
    • Quebec Skilled Migrant program
    • Canada Provincial Nominee Programs for skilled professionals
  • Programs for investor and businessmen
    • Quebec Immigrant investor program
    • Canada Provincial Nominee Programs for businessmen and investors
Highly skilled and well-qualified professionals always find a niche for themselves in the Canadian job market. Many Canadian employers hire foreign nationals, especially in those professions and trade where there is a shortage of skills in the local labor market. There are two types of Skilled Migrant visas:
Federal Skilled Worker/Professional Program (FSW) 
The federal skilled worker/Professional Program is for those individuals and their dependent family members, who wish to live and work in Canada. Under the FSW program, a prospective immigrant needs to prove his eligibility on the Points Based System. He must score points based on his age, academic qualifications and work experience, English language skills and adaptability factors. Here, an applicant must earn the prescribed minimum pass mark under the Points Based System. With this, the work experience should match with the one of the open occupations mentioned in the list of open occupations brought out by the Canadian government from time to time. Open occupation list for the year 2014, applicable with effect from 1st May, 2014, has been recently introduced. The open occupation list under which the applications can be filed under federal skilled worker program consists of 50 occupations. There is an individual quota of 1000 per occupation and overall limit of 25,000 applications; whichever is earlier, for the year 2014.
The candidates eligible under this program need not have a job offer in prior, neither a sponsorship from a blood relative and so on. Instead, they would be permitted to file an application for Canadian Permanent Resident Visa based on simple requirement of meeting point based eligibility criteria. Those granted permanent residence visa under the FSW program are entitled to all the basic rights post landing in Canada – including right employment and/or do business, education for self and children, medical and social security benefits and much more.
The biggest perk is that an applicant can get to be the citizen of Canada at a later stage. More so, he becomes a full-fledged Permanent Resident in Canada from day one of landing and is entitled to all related benefits, including visa free international travels to major countries across the world.
Canada FSW Program Open Occupation List Valid from May 1st, 2014
  1. Senior Managers – Financial, Communications and other Business Services (NOC 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)

 Canada-Federal Skilled Worker Program 
Principal Applicant CAD 550
Spouse and each dependent child above 22 years CAD 550
Each Child below 22 years CAD 150
Principal Applicant CAD 490
Spouse CAD 490
  1.  All Government fee are subject to change without notice;  
  2. Check on precise applicable fee amount in local currency from our staff. 
  3. Foreign exchange rate keeps on changing and therefore please check the latest exchange rate while planning your budget.
 SPEEDWINGS Consulting Fee Plan:
 The chargeable consulting fee differs for each case and is dependent on specific applicable circumstances. On receipt of your and where applicable the spousal profile, our business managers will review it and applicable fee will be quoted.
  •  Consulting fee Payment can be made in USD or equivalents on local currency. Taxes extra, as applicable.