We provide comprehensive, affordable legal service for immigrants in all categories.
If you already live in Canada, we can help reunite you with your close family members.
Sponsoring your spouse can be a stressful and confusing process. Processing times can be lengthy, and mistakes in your application can add additional delays. We can assist you in making sure that your application is complete, and that any potential issues are addressed.
For parents and grandparents, the Minister of Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration has committed to increasing the number of parents and grandparents that Canadians and permanent residents can sponsor, to 10,000 per year. This is good news; however, demand is still high. It is important that your complete sponsorship application is received very early in the new year to ensure that your parent’s application is accepted for processing.
Express Entry is Canada’s online skilled immigrant selection process.
The process is based on a Comprehensive Ranking System. The CRS is an assessment of a number of factors including your:
- Level of education
- Official language proficiency (English/French)
- Work experience
For each factor, you will be assigned a number of points depending on your individual proficiency, and the proficiency of your spouse or partner (if applicable).
You can receive extra points for having received an educational credential in Canada or for having worked in Canada previously. You also receive 600 extra points if you have been issued a nomination certificate by one of the Provincial Nominee programs. If you have already arranged employment in Canada you will also receive an additional 50 points (or 200 points if the position is a senior management position).
You will be invited to apply for immigration to Canada only if you meet a minimum CRS score.
To set up an Express Entry profile, you must also be eligible to apply under one of the existing Canadian immigration categories.
You can apply as a member of the Canadian Experience class if you have worked in Canada for at least one (1) full year in a skilled position.
You can apply as a Federal Skilled Worker if you attain at least 67 CRS points.
Before you apply, we can assess your qualifications for the Express Entry program, and provide advice on how you can improve your chances of success. We can also help you complete your Express Entry application.
Provincial Nominee Skilled Immigration Programs
Obtaining a nomination certificate from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program can make it easier to successfully immigrate to Canada.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program has an online application process. There are a number of categories that you can apply to under the BC PNP.
To apply under the Skilled Worker category, you must have a job offer from a BC company and at least 2 years of related work experience.
To apply under the International Graduate category, you must have a job offer from a BC Company, and have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution. You must apply within two years of graduating.
To apply under the International Post-Graduate category, you must have graduated from a master’s or doctoral program in a science field at a BC post-graduate institution. Your degree must be in natural, applied, or health sciences.
Other opportunities to apply for the BC PNP exist for people working in low-skill or semi-skilled positions. For example, jobs in hospitality and tourism, long haul trucking and food processing, and for people working in the far northeast of the province.
Provincial Nominee Entrepreneur Program
Within the BC PNP, there are two entrepreneur programs:
- BASE program
- Regional Pilot program
You can apply online for either program.
Both programs use a point system that gives you a score based on various factors, including:
- Your business ownership and management experience
- Your current net worth
- Amount invested in your business
- The number of jobs created or maintained by the business
- Your ability to adapt to life in BC
- Your business concept
When scoring adaptability, the BC PNP will look at your age, language abilities, and any connections that you already have with the province.
The BASE program is currently on hold while the province re-evaluates it. The Regional Pilot program is still active. Through the Regional Pilot program, select communities in BC may choose entrepreneurs to start businesses in their communities, and then refer those entrepreneurs to the BC PNP to have their applications assessed.