Lawyers for Skilled Worker Residence in Canada
One major way of obtaining permanent residence in Canada is to demonstrate your ability become economically established. This process is complex, and it has a variety of different programs for economic immigrants, each with different criteria.
At Embarkation Law Group, our Vancouver economic class immigration lawyers have experience helping clients worldwide immigrate to all parts of Canada. We will carefully guide you through the process of applying for permanent residence on economic grounds.
Identifying the Right Program for Your Skills and Objectives
Canada was one of the first countries in the world to adopt an immigration system specifically geared toward bringing skilled employees and other economic immigrants into the country. That system remains very robust to this day, including programs such as the following:
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program
- Provincial Nominee programs (PNP) for business people and skilled workers
- Federal Immigrant Investor (FII) program
- Quebec Immigrant Investor (QII) program
- Quebec-selected skilled worker (QSW) program
- Federal Entrepreneur and Federal Self-Employed programs
As a general rule, Canada's economic immigration policy favours people who have worked and/or studied in Canada or have been offered employment by qualified Canadian employers.
The federal and Quebec investor programs are avenues for wealthy businesspeople to obtain permanent resident status in Canada through passive investments. The many provincial business programs require more active participation from applicants to establish and operate businesses in a particular province. We are well positioned to help you understand the complexity of the different options and programs and to make good strategic decisions for selecting the best option for you.
Under some programs, you can enter Canada on a temporary work permit and work while your permanent residence application is being processed. Once accepted as a permanent resident, you are no longer tied to your original employer and can work anywhere in Canada.
Contact Our Experienced Immigration Lawyers at 877-804-3230
We are available to consult with prospective clients in person at our downtown Vancouver office or by telephone. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please phone us — toll free in Canada and from the U.S. — at 877-804-3230 or send us an e-mail.