Immigration aspirants can live and get a job in Canada with the help of dedicated employer sponsorship immigration streams, including the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program and Global Skills Strategy stream. These pathways welcome thousands of skilled immigrants to Canada and allow them to apply for a work permit, thus guaranteeing a smooth Canada permanent residency process.
A foreign national qualifies to apply for a designated employer stream only after getting a valid work permit from a Canadian employer. A designated employer in Canada can recruit international workers when they cannot find local talent. These employers need not go through the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. And the work permit under them is processed and issued quickly. In some instances, it takes only two weeks to process the work permit applications for an applicant to move to Canada and work.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a permanent residency pathway for foreign workers and international graduates seeking to move to one of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The program allows the employers in these four provinces to hire overseas nationals for job vacancies that locals couldn’t fill.
A foreign national must secure a valid employment offer from a designated employer to qualify for the program. Usually, getting a work permit for the Canada PR process requires an applicant to undergo a labor market impact assessment (LMIA). However, it is not a requirement under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program.
The three immigration categories under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program are:
Atlantic International Graduate Program
Atlantic High-skilled Program
Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
Once a designated employer issues a job offer to a candidate and connects them with the settlement agencies in the province, the applicant may apply for a permanent residency status. As all Atlantic Provinces in Canada need skilled workers, the program works well in addressing the labor shortages in the provinces. It’s an accelerated pathway to PR visa in Canada.
Global Skills Strategy
The Global Skills Strategy program aims to help Canadian employers to access skilled and qualified international workers globally. The program has a faster processing time, work permit exemptions, and better customer service.
International workers applying for the priority processing must fulfill other eligibility and admissibility requirements, including health and character certificates. Eligible candidates must also submit all necessary documents with the Canada immigration application. It’s a highly critical requirement to get the two-week expedited processing.
LMIA Exempt Workers
The applicant must be outside Canada at the time of application submission
The job they apply for must be under skill type 0 or skill level A of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
The candidate must secure a job offer from a Canadian employer
Employer compliance fee needs to be paid
For candidates who need an LMIA
The candidate must be outside Canada at the time of application submission
Must have obtained a positive LMIA through the Global Talent Stream under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
For an applicant to have a specialized talent for Category ‘A’, it must be determined by the advanced knowledge of a specific domain, advanced education, and a minimum of five years of experience in the field. They must also be paid a minimum annual salary of CAD 80,000.
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