Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers! Here are the answers to the most common Canadian Immigration Questions:
1) be a permanent resident
2) have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years
3) have filed your taxes, if you need to
4) pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
5) prove your language skills
Depending on your situation, there may be additional requirements.
Creating more than one profile will not give you a better chance at being invited or allow you to be invited under a different program.
In that case, you will be invited to apply for one program based on this order:
Canadian Experience Class (CEC),
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), then
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
If you met the criteria for all three programs, the system would send you an invitation to apply for the CEC.
If you met the criteria for CEC and FSWP, you would also get an invitation to apply under the CEC.
If you met the criteria for FSWP and FSTP, you would get an invitation to apply under FSWP.
You can’t choose which program you are invited to apply for. The system will sort profiles based on the information you enter.
If you decline the invitation, the system will not re-invite you under the next program. You will go back in the pool, and if we invite you again, the same order will apply.
a) was issued after January 1, 2015,
b) was issued for a PNP Express Entry stream,
c) is valid (i.e., not expired) when you submit your application for permanent residence, and,
d) is accepted in the system by both you and the province or territory.
You will only need to meet the settlement fund requirement if it applies to the program you are invited to apply under.
If you are invited to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Federal Skilled Trades Program, you will need to show that you meet the settlement funds requirement unless you:
a) are currently authorized to work in Canada, and
b) have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada.
For proof, you must get official letters from any banks or financial institutions where you are keeping money.
Letter(s) must list:
a) all current bank and investment accounts
b) outstanding debts such as credit card debts and loans
Eligibility requirements for the Start-up Visa Program
a) have a qualifying business
b) have a letter of support from a designated organization
c) meet the language requirements, and
d) have enough money to settle and live in Canada before you make money from your business
Admissibility requirements to enter Canada
To be eligible to come to Canada, you must meet the admissibility requirements to enter Canada. These apply to all applicants, not just Start-up Visa Program applicants.