There are two distinct ways to meet the criteria for a Canadian Immigration Visa under the Federal Skilled Worker group and there are dissimilar requirements all through the immigration process for each:
1. Candidates with Arranged Employment.
2. All other Federal Skilled Worker applicants have to have work experience and education from a list of 29 qualifying occupations.
All applications are firstly submitted the Central Intake Unit (CIU) in Sydney Nova Scotia.
Step 1: Your Canadian Immigration Application Is Screened In Sydney, Nova Scotia:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Central Intake Unit (CIU) in Sydney, Nova Scotia will only accept your application if it contains the following:
• Signed and correctly completed application forms
• Accurate Canadian Government processing fees
• Proof of English and/or French language proficiency, in the form of the results of an approved language test
• All the documents required (work experience and education documents, etc.), as listed on the Canadian Visa Office checklist responsible for processing your application
• A photocopy of your passport’s bio-data pages
• 2 self-addressed mailing labels
• Proof of application for Security Clearances
• Additional required documents in support of your application for Arranged Employment:
• Photocopy of your work permit & your employer’s offer to employ you indeterminately once you are a Permanent Resident; OR
• Copy of an Arranged Employment Opinion from Human Resources and Social Development Canada
If the above requirements are met, the Central Intake Unit (CIU) will recognize your application and make a beginning decision as to whether your request will be accepted for processing.
If any of the above requirements are missing, the Central Intake Unit will revisit the application to the dispatcher.
Step 2: The Transfer Of Your Request And Supporting Documents From The Canadian Intake Unit (CIU) To The Canadian Immigration Visa Office That Will Be Dispensation Your Request:
The Canadian Immigration Visa Office will only recognize your full application if it contains the following:
• Proof that indicates you have selected the right Canadian Immigration Visa Office for the processing of your application
• All the documents required as listed on the Canadian Visa Office checklist accountable for handing out your application
If the above requirements are met, the Canadian Immigration Visa Office will agree to your application and make a final conclusion as to whether your application will be accepted for processing.
If any of the above requirements are absent, the Canadian Immigration Visa Office may recognize your application for processing and decline it, or return the application to the sender.
Step 3: Your Application Is Evaluated By A Canadian Immigration Visa Officer:
A Canadian Immigration Visa Officer will make a thorough analysis of all the information contained in the application and of all the supporting documents and review the application next to the current selection criteria and pass mark.
Step 4: Personal Interview:
A personal interview may or may not be required. An interview may be required to:
• Ensure that information and/or documents are truthful and accurate
• Ensure quality control
• Assure the security of Canadians
• Verify work experience and/or education
• Clear up inconsistent information and/or documentation
Step 5: Medical Instructions:
Upon completion of a winning interview or if the interview is waived, medical instructions will be further to you. You and your associated family members, if appropriate, are required to undergo a medical examination by an approved doctor.
Step 6: Request for Your Passport and Right of Permanent Resident Fee:
After the medical results have been received by the Canadian Immigration Visa Office and security clearances have been completed, the Canadian Immigration Visa Office will ask for the Right of Permanent Resident Fee (RPRF) sum and your passport for the purpose of issuing a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.
Step 7: Issuance of Your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa:
Your Canada Immigration Visa will have an end date, by which time you and your associated family members have to enter Canada.