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Canada has a culture that places great importance on family unity, which is also seen in various government policies. Among them, the most obvious example is the immigration of spouses or de facto partners through immigration methods of immigration. If Canadian citizens or permanent residents are unable to live with their spouse or partner due to differences in their Canadian status, they may be eligible to live with them as invited immigrants if they meet the requirements requested by the Immigration Bureau. There are two main ways to apply if you are legally married to your spouse or have lived in the same place for more than a year. Unlike other experienced immigration methods, this method does not proceed through career, English, or academic scores, but submits various documents to prove that the relationship between the two is not false and that they are in love. Also, the approval rate is very high if only the documents submitted by the Canadian Immigration Bureau are properly prepared and applied. The Canadian Immigration Service has decided to proceed with immigration for a total of three months from October to December, inviting spouses or de facto marriage partners. In order to expedite the process, we increased the number of document reviewers by 66% compared to the existing examiners and decided to deliver 6,000 cases of document review every month. Through this, the government aims to determine about 50,000 applications for emigration this year for spouses and de facto marriage partners. In order to increase the efficiency of the work, the documents received will be digitized so that reviewers can handle cases quickly even when working from home. In addition, we had to finish the landing by visiting the place where the examiner booked us, but we have recently conducted a brief interview over the phone without reservation to announce the quick results. As mentioned above, the reason why the Immigration Bureau is proceeding with the application for spouses/participants as soon as possible is because it can't wait to see how many families are affected by COVID-19 and the covid-19s. Prior to COVID-19, the government had decided to complete the results of about 70,000 spouse/part-law partner applications every year from 2020 to 2022, with the total immigration completing about 341,000 applications. However, it seems that this year will be too much to reach the target that has already been set up, so we should pay attention to the future direction of the immigration bureau whether it will carry forward the target that it failed to fill again after the end of this covid-19 to another year. Still, the Canadian Immigration Service is gradually easing regulations due to covid-19 and the immigration office is proceeding with cases quickly, so it is likely that they will be discharged soon.
Is it possible to proceed with permanent residency without Biometric?
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Canadian Immigration Service continued to take special measures, including allowing an indefinite deadline for submissions if the biometric process could not be carried out immediately. The biggest reason for this action is that it is not known when many Biometric service branches in Canada and abroad will operate normally. The closure of these service branches and Visa Center has affected many permanent residency applicants. Previously, even if the applicant for permanent residency had previously conducted biometric, he had to do biometric again when applying for permanent residency. And because Canada couldn't finish Biometric, the number of applications for permanent residency was increasing. To solve this problem, on Tuesday, September 22nd, Canada did not allow additional biometrics to be re-examined when carrying out permanent residency when submitting applications for visitor permit, study permit, work permit, etc. within the last 10 years. Through this policy, the Canadian Immigration Service aims to alleviate further confusion by allowing permanent residency approval without biometric recognition in certain cases. This policy is effective as of September 22, 2020 and is valid indefinitely. Subject to this policy must meet two conditions: firstly, if a permanent resident has already been applied or is a new applicant; second, if an applicant has conducted biometric recognition within 10 years before submitting the application for permanent residence. If we did not receive Biometric before and are not included in the above policy, Service Canada in Canada will soon open and we will contact applicants who need Biometric sequentially. Applicants can receive a call from Service Canada and schedule the visit date before proceeding. As such, the Canadian Immigration Service is not just watching the immigration process being delayed by the Covid-19, but is trying to make it happen quickly by placing an exclusion target or changing regulations. Recently, not only permanent residency but also student permits and work permits have been delayed a lot, but we should check the updated parts quickly by looking at the new policies that we are announcing.
Canadian Biometrics Center Open. Applicants for permanent residency can register after booking.
If you're preparing to study, get a job, or get a green card in Canada, you've heard a lot about Biometric, or biometrics. Biometric is a fingerprint, photo, and signature registration system that officially began last year, enabling the Canadian government to verify personal information. Biometric is valid for 10 years from 14 to 79 years of age, with all applicants applying for a visit permit, study permit, employment permit, permanent residency, etc. to pay a government fee of $85. However, since the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 in March, the Canadian government has temporarily suspended the progress of Biometric, closing the Biometric service Canada to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, the progress of the study Permit, work Permit, and permanent residency in Canada was not completed, so the process was on hold. But on September 15th, the federal government came up with a new course of action to resolve the situation. If permanent residency is in progress in Canada, we have been waiting for the re-promotion of Biometric in Canada because we had to receive Biometric again when applying for permanent residency, even if we had previously received Biometric when applying for other permits. On September 15th, we announced that Service Canada Center will be reopened little by little. Instead of first contacting Service Canada to make a Biometric reservation, we decided to contact applicants who received Biometric requests from Service Canada Center so that they can receive Biometric. The contact said that you can go directly to the applicant's phone number or the consultant or lawyer who acted on behalf of the applicant, and that you should refrain from visiting or making phone reservations before contacting Service Canada. In addition, we had to receive Biometric within 30 days and extended it to 90 days last time, but now we have extended it indefinitely so that even if we don't receive Biometric within 90 days, we don't reject the application or cancel it. If you apply for Study Permit, Work Permit, or Visitor Visa in Canada, you have announced that you will proceed without Biometric. If you already paid $85 for Biometric fee when you received the relevant application, you will refund it after the next result is released. If you apply for Study Permit, Work Permit, or Visitor Visa outside Canada, the biometric center nearby has been opened and recommended to proceed as it is, and if the biometric center has not been opened, it will automatically be extended indefinitely, so you will have to wait until the opening. Due to the suspension of the Biometric Service Canada Center for six months, many permanent residency applicants have to wait and wait, but the resumption is expected to hear a lot about the approval of permanent residency. You are waiting for biometric after applying for permanent residency, so please do not miss it and get it safely since you may get a call from Service Canada or an unknown number.
How should I prepare for immigration to Canada? State and Federal Immigration Program
The most frequently asked question before preparing for permanent residency in Canada is which area can receive permanent residency more easily and quickly. Canada is a federal state with 10 states and 3 territories, and immigration programs are divided into federal immigration programs that can be done anywhere in Canada and state immigration programs that are implemented in each state. That's why each state immigration program has different characteristics and conditions, which leads to a lot of inquiries about which state is the fastest and easiest to proceed with permanent residency. However, the easiest and fastest way to get a state green card is not the same for everyone, but it will be applied differently for each applicant. For example, if you graduate from a university in Canada, if you have a family in Canada, or if you work in a particular job, you may receive different benefits from region to region. If we divide the conditions into three main categories, we can divide them into occupations, language skills, and residence records. First, if you have a specific technical background and a job offer in Canada, it's a good idea to look at the British Columbia Tech-pilot permanent residency program. Tech pilot permanent residency programs are available only in British Columbia, and the advantage is that engineers in a particular 29 occupations are able to easily proceed with permanent residency on a lower condition, and the duration of the procedure is also faster than other immigration programs. Or, if you have experience as a computer engineer or web designer, you can easily proceed with permanent residency through the Ontario Immigration Program. British Columbia and Ontario are cities where more than 60% of the total immigrants settle each year, making it easier to immigrate to British Columbia and Ontario if you have a specific technical background. Second, there is a way to proceed with permanent residency according to French ability. Canada uses English and French as its first language, and Quebec and Ontario allow it to proceed more easily than permanent residency. Of course, if you speak French well, you can get additional points not only for state immigration but also for Federal Immigration Express Entry. Finally, if you already live in Canada, the state that currently resides in a state determines which immigration is more advantageous. If Manitoba has no record of living in another state and Manitoba has settled down from the start and has an academic or career experience, this is a big benefit. Since there are at least three to four state programs in each state and as many as ten, there may be more suitable programs for applicants than those mentioned above. And if you proceed with federal immigration, (EE) Express Entry, family-in-home immigration, and self-employed immigration, the terms of permanent residency are the same, regardless of region. Also, there may be areas where permanent residency is easier for individuals, but don't forget that this can also be achieved through the applicant's academic background, career, language score and patience, so always try. Therefore, I would like to recommend that you find areas where permanent residency is possible and at the same time establish a living place for various reasons such as natural environment, children's education, welfare, and retirement, which were originally for immigration purposes.
You can work without SIN number After COVID-19 Pandemic Service Canada announcement for new policy of SIN
If you have a resident registration number in Korea, there is a social insurance number called SIN in Canada. This Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a required number to work for wages in Canada. In other words, without a SIN, you cannot work and earn your salary legally after you get a job in Canada. Since the SIN is a 9-digit number used for identification purposes and is used for tax reporting and government identification, it is illegal to use someone else's number, and the employer must collect the employee's SIN and personal information after hiring the employee, issue the salary, and report the tax to the government. For SINs, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, work Permit holders and Study Permit holders who have legal status to work in Canada may be issued through Service Canada. However, recently, it was difficult to get it issued by Service Canada due to COVID-19 and it was difficult to get proper wages, so the Immigration Bureau announced a new revision. The Canadian Immigration Service has stated that Canadian employers may also pay employees with work permits or student permits that have not yet been issued a SIN. You don't need a SIN when you first get hired and you can pay. However, employees are still required to apply for a SIN within three days of starting employment and to deliver it to the employer within three days of receipt. As the immigration office has allowed us to pay without SIN, we can check further to see if the related wage payment is going well. Those who are identified will be examined by three main reasons: employers suspected of non-compliance, employers identified as non-compliance in the past, and finally random selection. The validity period of the examination can be achieved at any time within six years of the first employment of the employee, and if the employee is treated unfairly at work, or if the employee has received a work permit through LMIA, you will see that he is following the rules of the initial LMIA application. For example, if you work for the company that issued the LMIA, whether you are doing the right job, and whether your paycheck is smooth. As this is valid for the first six years of employment, employers must ensure that the relevant documents are maintained for six years and that payments can be made without a SIN.
Announcement of new measures for PGWP applicants
With COVID-19 in vogue, new measures have been introduced for applicants seeking employment through Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada. Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) is a program that helps you get open work permits for up to three years after graduating from a Canadian school, build your career in Canada, return to your home country, or proceed with immigration to Canada. PGWP helped so many students that there were students who deliberately started and graduated from Canada to receive this PGWP, so Canada had a lot of difficulty in applying for PGWP without abusing these benefits. For example, if you completed the program part-time rather than full-time during the semester, you were not eligible to apply for PGWP, and you could not apply for PGWP if you graduated from other departments because there were schools or schools that could apply for PGWP. Also, it was not possible to apply for PGWP even if I completed online class. However, the above three measures have been implemented because the COVID-19 trend could affect the PGWP application. The first measure now allows students to take classes online from abroad until April 30, 2021, and even if they take classes online from abroad, they will not affect PGWP. However, the next time you finish more than 50% of your studies in Canada after online classes, you will be able to meet the PGWP qualifications. The second measure is that students who started classes between May and September 2020 can proceed and complete classes online, and then apply for PGWP. However, the class period is only applicable for 8-12 months of the program. In other words, if you are a student enrolled in an 8-12 month program that begins between May and September 2020, you will be able to apply for PGWP the next time you take classes online. The third last action is to allow PGWP to be approved by adding up all academic periods when a student who has started classes between May and September 2020 has completed an online class and has graduated from one or more programs. However, at this time, more than 50% of classes should have been completed in Canada. For example, if we started one program in August 2020 and completed another eight-month program in Canada by April 2021, we decided to approve PGWP based on the 16-month period of two eight-month programs. The government's latest move comes as many international students are currently unable to enter Canada due to the recent covid-19 entry restrictions, forcing them to conduct online classes. Due to this measure, even if you complete the program through online classes, you will be able to open it so that you can apply for PGWP next time, which will help international students a lot. Canada's Immigration Bureau announced that Canada's covid-19 related regulations will be eased based on coronavirus control in Canada and abroad, and said it will continue to keep an eye on Canadian and international conditions as it seeks further changes.
Is the LMIA going on normally even after the Corona crisis?
LMIA is often required by the majority of applicants for work Permit in Canada or for permanent residency. The most basic purpose of LMIA is to provide support from Service Canada for local employers in Canada to hire foreign workers to meet the shortfall if they are unable to meet their local workforce. In other words, if a Canadian employer can fill the shortage of enough people in Canada, namely Canadian citizens and permanent residents, Service Canada will not consider the Canadian employer's LMIA progress required. So what does Service Canada use to determine that there is enough manpower in Canada? At this point, it is Canada's unemployment rate that sets of unemployment. Due to the recent prolonged COVID-19 crisis, more businesses are closing down, which is causing economic losses and unemployment in Canada to soar. In addition, the Canadian government has extended the closure of the U.S. border by another month until September 21, suggesting a prolonged COVID-19 crisis, while also indicating that it may take time for the Canadian economy to normalize. So, is LMIA still going on at this point? First of all, the LMIA has been going on and getting approval recently. More precisely, LMIA applications and progress remained the same from the time the pandemics were issued to April due to the March COVI-19. However, LMIA stopped for a while until May and mid-June, and from mid-June to now August, LMIA documents can be received, and interviews and approval are proceeding smoothly. I personally feel that the LMIA interview is simpler than before and the approval rate is higher. However, there are still LMIA sanctions regarding a few professions of non-skilled and unskilled workers, so you have to check and prepare this part before applying. To explain how to proceed with LMIA and the procedure period again, for LMIA applications, we will proceed with 28 days of job openings and apply after preparing LMIA documents. After LMIA registration, recently, Service Canada will contact your employer for an interview between 2-12 weeks on average, and if you complete the interview well, you will receive approval documents within an average of one week. Including the recent LMIA advertisement, the procedure period should be approximately 2-4 months, so it should be prepared 3-4 months before the current stay in Canada expires. Although LMIA is often abandoned or looking for other ways to proceed with LMIA due to COVID-19 recently, we recommend that you proceed with LMIA as it is still going smoothly or if you need to proceed with it right away. Some states have recently said that LMIA could be stopped, but it's not really happening yet, and LMIA is a federally-run program rather than a state program, so even if the state closes, it's going to be open to the public. For the time being, Covid-19 can change not only LMIA but also immigration policies periodically, so we recommend that you consult with experts before proceeding.
How Canadians' (Foreign-born) Children Get Civil Rights
If a Canadian parent gives birth overseas, will their child be able to obtain Canadian citizenship right away? You're asked this question, and I can answer it first. To be exact, if only one of your biological or legal parents has Canadian citizenship, he or she can get Canadian citizenship. However, they belong only to direct children of fathers or mothers, who are first-generation direct parents, and for example, grandparents' grandchildren are not eligible for citizenship. This will benefit Canadians just like any other Canadian citizen and will be exempted from the latest issue of Corona Virus travel restrictions, allowing them to enter Canada. So how do children born abroad get Canadian citizenship? Just because you're born, you don't give Canadian citizenship, but you must apply for a citizenship certificate after birth. If you apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate, it may take about 5 months, so I recommend you apply as soon as possible. In order to apply, not only parents but also children's documents must be prepared and applied. If you look at the list of required documents, you first need to fill out a citizenship certificate application. You can download the citizenship certificate application through the CIC Immigration Bureau website and fill it out. Other than that, you must prepare a citizenship card, a citizenship certificate, and a birth certificate in Canada, which are your parents' citizenship documents. After that, the birth certificate issued in the country where the child was born and the family relation certificate of the parents and children are required. At this time, if the document is not issued in English, you need to submit it after receiving a formal translation certificate. Finally, you have to take a picture and submit it in a photo standard that matches your child's citizenship certificate. When all these documents are ready and you apply, you will also pay $75 government fee, and the application will be completed at the Canadian Embassy in each country, and as mentioned above, it may take about five months to receive the certificate. Once all applications have been accepted, you will receive a document receipt called Acknowledgement of acceptance and will be reviewed. After all this progress is completed, you can get a certificate of citizenship. These certificates can prove that your child is a Canadian citizen in the future, and if you don't have duplicate citizenship, you have to decide which country to keep before you turn 18. Once granted, citizenship remains permanent, so you don't need to extend it again.
2020 EE-FST program first draw trends and expectations for future draw.
2020 was a year when COVID-19 delayed many immigration programs than expected. The FT expected an announcement in May, but there was no word until July, and the selection was made on August 6th. The selection made many applicants feel mixed feelings, and it was a week for applicants who were preparing for the FT to consider immigration methods once again. The big advantage of this selection is that the FST, which used to select 500 people on average, selected 250 people in half, and selected every six months on average, but this time, the selection was made in 10 months. The FST's starting score was slightly higher for each selection, but it was unusual for the FST to have a 58 point increase like this. Last year's selection was in the mid-300s, but this selection was 415 points, making it not much different from other EE-CEC and EE-FSW. This was the highest possible score among the last seven FST selection scores and was 216 points different from the first half of 2017. Since then, the FST selection scores have continued to rise except for the first half of 2018.
August 6, 2020: 250 starting points: 415 points [October 16, 2019] Number of invitations issued : 500 / CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 357 [May 15, 2019] Number of invitations issued: 500 / CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 332 [September 24, 2018] Number of invitations issued: 400 / CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 284 [May 30, 2018] Number of invitations issued: 500 / CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 288 [November 1, 2017] Number of invitations issued: 505 / CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 241 [May 26, 2017] Number of invitations issued: 400 /CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 199 The reason for the sudden reduction in the number of starters is not that there was no COVID-19 effect. Due to COVID-19, there has been no selection of FSW and FST for a while, and fortunately, the selection of FSW and FST was made this time, but it is considered that the number of people who are much lower than the previous ones was selected to limit the number of people. This trend is expected to continue until COVID-19 subsides, and once the effects of COVID-19 are resolved, the FST advance can be increased again. Due to this selection, there may have been a situation in which we may consider the method of permanent residency once again, but we may look forward to the next selection by improving the English score, academic score, and career score, which is not without a method, because of the lack of scores. As no new updates or changes have been announced for FST, it is unclear whether there will be another selection this year or next year, but it is always necessary to prepare in advance and maintain the pool registration. The selection score can vary depending on the applicants' scores, so rather than giving up your score because your score is lower than this one, it seems to be a shortcut to immigration by applying first and then continuing to improve your score. The applicants for this selection should prepare all the documents in 90 days and be fully prepared.
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