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Super Visa Revision Extends Parents' Stay in Canada to Up to 7 Years
The Canadian Immigration Service has announced a new amendment to Super Visa. Super Visa, Canadian Permanent Resident or whenever a citizen enters Canada on a visa to invite his or her parents or grandparents, for a maximum of two years It is a multiple-entry visa that allows you to stay and enter Canada freely for 10 years. With my parents People living in Canada apart from each other often host PGP, which is an immigrant invited by their parents Since the selection of invitees will be made through a random lottery, when will the immigration approval be made even after the application is made? There is a limitation that it is difficult to predict. In particular, parents invited immigration (PGP) is increasingly popular, but compared to applicants, the number of people selected is It's very few. For example, in one year, the number of applicants was 20,000 while the number of applicants was 10,000 I even recorded it. Also, the selection ranking doesn't change depending on the applicant's conditions, but on the application conditions, It is a random draw among those who are eligible and listed in the application pool, so they will be approved for a long time You can't, or you can't eventually get your green card approved. Therefore, the Super Visa is designed to help parents' invited immigration (PGP) It's in the spotlight as an alternative. Permanent residency in Canada with parents after applying for an invited immigration To wait for approval, or even if your parents don't choose to immigrate together, your family actually lives together I sometimes get the visa to take time. Super visas are very useful for families to spend time together, and the issuance itself is relatively It is a highly preferred visa because it is made on conditions that are not strict. The Immigration Department is also aware of this fact Recognize the changes to the length of residence in order to give greater benefit to those who receive visas It was implemented. According to the revision, which is scheduled to take effect on July 4, the super visa holders are After entering the country, you will be able to stay in Canada for up to five years. If five years You can apply for extension of residence if you wish to stay in the future. In this case, the super visa conditions before the revision You can stay for up to two more years, so you can stay for up to seven consecutive years after entering Canada I can see it. And if you go beyond the designated period of stay, you can move back to Canada by leaving the country It can last up to 10 years, the visa expiration date. In addition, at the time of the announcement of the immigration plan from 2021 to 2023, the Canadian Immigration Service invited parents in 2022 It said it will welcome 23,500 immigrants through PGP. But I still invite my parents As the Immigration Department says no specific plans have been made for immigration, it is a supermarket at this point Getting a visa is a more meaningful option. There are several prerequisites for applying for a super visa, one for a health check-up and the other for an individual You have health insurance. There is no change in the two prerequisites, but there will be a change in the insurance selection The Immigration Department also suggested the possibility. Canada operates a free health care system and Canada The health care system is being maintained by taxpayers. Therefore, those who are not liable for tax payment are free of charge You can't enjoy the benefits, and so can super visa holders. So urgently need medical prescription In the event of a light, the cost of medical care must be covered by individual insurance, so visa applicants can apply for personal health insurance You must complete your subscription. Regarding insurance coverage, the Canadian Immigration Department said that the existing super visa applicants are required to sign up for an insurance company in Canada There is a restriction on the condition that it should be an authorized insurance company. With the new amendment, despite the wide selection of insurance companies, I'm expecting a change, but the constraints of existing Canadian insurance companies, which even designate international insurers, are not limited I think it's going to be more flexible by changing it to something. Specifically, the Immigration Department has informed us that Since there is no such announcement, we will have to wait and see. Canada has a culture that values family values and is active in accepting immigrants We are improving various systems to make it easier for more people to choose to go to Canada. that One of them is the direction of super visa issuance and the new revision, which separates families by choosing to emigrate It can be seen as an effort to improve the situation in which you get along. He chose the life of a Canadian immigrant I hope you will be able to spend more time with your family through improved super visa benefits.
How a skilled worker could immigrate to Canada, FSWP
The Canadian immigration program is really diverse. An economic-grade immigration program that allows you to apply for permanent residency requires effort and time to understand the appropriate immigration program because it has more than 100 numbers and has various conditions. Of course, the most popular support method is Express Entry. This is because the period is relatively short until immigration approval is decided after application, and you can determine the approval by grasping the score before applying for immigration. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is the primary immigration route for applying for Express Entry along with the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST). The program was first implemented in Canada in 1967 and has been proven to be beneficial by an immigration program that introduces an objective assessment of applicants, and currently operates programs borrowed in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand. It can be seen as a reasonable immigration method for both countries that want immigration and applicants who want to immigrate. Qualification criteria are based on language ability, academic background, career, financial proof, and scores based on six FSWP scoring criteria, and let's take a closer look at each condition. First, language skills are important. Since Canada uses English and French as its official language, one of the two languages needs to score at least 7 points in the Canadian Language Accredited Language Assessment (CLB). Language evaluation includes reading, writing, speaking, and listening, for English, IELTS and CELPIP grades are utilized, and French sees TEF Canada and TCF Canada. Second, you must complete at least secondary school education. If you have been educated in Canada, your academic background will be verified only by your Canadian school diploma, but if you have completed your education abroad, you must obtain an Education Qualification Assessment (ECA) to prove that you have received the same education as your Canadian background. Academic certification must be certified by commissioning World Education Services (WES) approved by the Canadian Immigration Service and the Comparative Education Service of the University of Toronto. Third, one of the biggest advantages of immigration support through FSWP is that it is also possible to support outside of Canada. External Canada experience must be at least one year and corresponds to the Occupational Classification Code (NOC) classified in Canada. The Canadian Immigration Review's National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2016 list categorizes occupations based on skill levels, including NOC 0, a job group that typically requires a college degree, and B jobs that require competence in a skilled field. In addition, the NOC 2021 standard, which has been changed since November this year, will be applied, and TEER 0 to 3, not NOC 0, A, and B, will be eligible to apply for the program. Financial ability is also subject to evaluation. It is a factor that is judged to consider whether it is possible to settle in Canada, and a certificate must be issued and submitted by a bank or financial institution. The certificate should show outstanding debt, account number, loan history, and average balance in the last six months. The amount of proof depends on the number of dependents, for example, you need at least CAD $13,310 for one person and CAD $16,570 for two people. That's why you need $3,300 to $4,370 more CAD funding for each additional family member. As an exception, you do not need to provide financial support if you are already working in Canada or have a valid Job Offer. Finally, the six FSWP scoring criteria are also important. Grading criteria are based on education, language, experience, age, job offer, and adaptability, and each gives a score of at least 10 to a maximum of 28 points. Of course, the higher the level of education and language grades, the lower the age, and the more experienced you are, the higher your grades are. Based on this baseline, you must get at least 67 points out of 100 to apply as FSWP. Along with the news of resuming the selection of Express Entry, many people are considering various routes of immigration applications, and FSWP is an immigration program that can be applied without a career in Canada. As mentioned in the last column, if you are looking to select Express Entry, the sooner you register in the support pool, the more advantageous you will be. Due to COVID-19, FSWP selection was temporarily suspended in 2021, but the immigration office said it will resume invitations to Express Entry, including FSWP, from July this year. Canada, in particular, has vowed to accommodate more than 110,000 new immigrants through Express Entry by 2024. So now, FSWP seems to be the fastest way for professional immigrants to immigrate to Canada.
Canada wants nurses, easy immigration
Following COVID-19, there have been growing concerns and voices of tension over the epidemic of a new epidemic. Amid widespread opinions from experts that they will not be able to return to the pre-COVID-19 era, one of the most necessary jobs at the University of Health Sciences is probably a nurse. This is going to be the same for any region, any country. Of course, Canada is no exception, so nurses are the most needed professionals. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for nurses in Canada was very high, and a lot of efforts were made to accommodate them as immigrants. And after COVID-19, we promoted various programs to receive nurse immigration through more active state immigration. Ontario, for example, plans to invest $342 million over the next five years to hire more than 13,000 healthcare workers. The state of British Columbia has decided to provide up to $16,000 to about 1,500 internationally educated nurses for those who choose to emigrate as nurses. Quebec is also recruiting nearly 1,000 French-speaking nurses and investing $65 million to educate them. Then, how can Canadian nurses, who are Canada's preferred occupations as immigrants, be able to immigrate to Canada? It can be difficult to choose if you choose to immigrate based on your previous career, or if you currently want to immigrate as a nurse in Canada. This is because there are more than 100 economic immigration routes within Canada alone, and there are many things to consider. However, nurses are generally judged to be skilled technicians, so not only can they apply for immigration through most of the screening process that skilled technicians can apply for, but also the possibility of immigration approval is very high compared to other occupations. The level of proficiency assessment for nursing jobs can be further learned through immigration category classification, where nurses will receive one of two codes from the Canadian Immigration Occupation Classification (NOC). One is the technical level A code given to nurses registered as NOC 3012, and registered psychiatric nurses. The other is NOC 3233, a code given to nurses who are licensed and do actual work, which is technology level B. Candidates who have scored higher than standard in state immigration will be invited by the Immigration Department to apply for permanent residency through a biweekly Express Entry lottery. In particular, the selection of Express Entry has been suspended for a while due to COVID-19, but since the Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser promised to resume in early July and the screening period is aimed at six months, the standard processing level is worth considering. Immigration through FSWP requires at least one year of work experience within 10 years and seven grades in English or French Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB), so language skills are key. In addition, CEC must have one year of Canadian work experience within three years. If the technical level is A and B is CLB 7 and B, English grades of CLB 5 are required, so language skills. However, both of these types do not require job offers, so you can get a job in Canada after your green card is approved. Therefore, it has the advantage of reducing the difficulty of finding a job before approval of permanent residency. Or if both of the methods mentioned are difficult, state immigration can be an alternative. If you apply for state immigration and receive an invitation, you can earn an additional 600 points, making immigration approval easier. In addition, immigration as a nurse is relatively advantageous because every week is currently enthusiastic about the supply and demand of nurses. For example, the state of British Columbia, including Vancouver, has an immigration policy called Target Draw, which selects healthcare workers separately. Other states, such as Ontario and Nova Scotia, are also prioritizing and selecting nursing workers, so if you apply for immigration through the state government, it would be even closer to immigration approval. Perhaps the current trend of the Canadian Immigration Service's preference for nurses will be strengthened in the future. Although no specific plans have been officially announced yet, the Immigration Department has said that the selection of Express Entry, which will resume this July, will also change. And based on the occupational group, it is most widely expected that it will improve to focus on the supply and demand of manpower needed in Canada. Nurses, who have been an important workforce since before the COVID-19 pandemic, will enjoy a great advantage in immigration selection because they are more and more essential jobs required by Canadian society in the future. If you're a nurse and other healthcare worker, you can expect to see a wider opening for immigration to Canada, including Express Entry, which is about to change.
Normalization of immigration approval periods, and foreshadowing new changes
On May 12, Canada's immigration minister attended the Citizenship and Immigration Standing Committee of the Canadian Parliament to answer questions. The main agenda was about the processing of applicants' paperwork waiting to be examined. Their main concern at the moment is improving immigration screening because the role of the Citizenship and Immigration Standing Committee is to monitor federal immigration policies and to make progressive policy proposals. According to their announcement, as of April 29, 2022, the number of applicants waiting for screening exceeded 2.1 million, and they wondered what the specific alternative of the immigration office, which promised to improve screening speed, was. In response, Immigration Minister Fraser responded, and judging from the content, it can be expected that there will be a change in the way immigration screening will be conducted in the future. As has already been announced several times, the Canadian Immigration Service is trying to resume the Express Entry raffle in July and add speed to the selection of immigrants in all areas. The shortening of immigration screening period is news to be expected, as we are strongly determined to return immigration screening in all areas to standard processing time by the end of the year. In addition, at the request of the Citizenship and Immigration Standing Committee, we were able to hear about specific improvements, and the following improvements are noticeable. First of all, the Immigration Department has hired a large number of new employees over the past year, rapidly increasing the number of people to be put into the screening process. More than 11,000 employees were previously deployed to the screening of overdue documents to conduct immigration screening, and we are trying to reduce the waiting documents by adding more people. There are objections that the change in screening speed was not faster than expected because it took time for newly deployed personnel to develop their expertise, but as their expertise gradually increases, we expect that the effect of recruiting judges will be greater. We were able to hear more details about the efforts to modernize the immigration screening system. The existing immigration screening was a structure that had to be inspected by manpower, but the goal is to try to digitize and complete the screening in a short time. The immigration office says it has already spent $827 million to digitize the screening system, which could have resulted in 156,000 permanent residency applications in the first quarter. In addition, they said they have reduced the screening period by investing additional budget in certain areas that need rapid processing, such as renewal of permanent residency. Assistant Immigration Secretary Daniel Mills says the renewal period for permanent residency as of the end of last year is now down by half to 65 days, compared to 120 days. Therefore, the effects of budget increase and manpower input are gradually being verified, and based on this, he expressed confidence that all immigration screening standards will be returned to the existing standard time by the end of the year. The most impressive part was the announcement that there would be a change in the Express Entry screening system. No blueprint has been presented yet, but the immigration minister's interview showed that there will be further changes to the immigration system. I felt the need to pay more attention to changes in immigration selection in the future by saying that there would be additional changes to the immigration minister's Express Entry system and that would eventually mean shorter immigration screening periods. It is not easy to fully understand what changes will be made at the moment. However, I think the experience of the Canadian Immigration Bureau, which slowed down due to special circumstances such as COVID-19, has become a kind of lesson. So we've made them consider another method of immigration screening, and I think they're probably taking strong measures to prevent the delay in immigration screening due to external factors from happening again. This raises a cautious expectation that it will soon bring about a renaissance that is more appropriate for immigration. To prepare for a better immigration strategy, it would be nice to be patient and watch the new Express Entry federal immigration changes that the Canadian Immigration Service is planning.
Now that Express Entry is about to resume, begin preparations
On April 22, Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser announced that he would resume selecting Express Entry from July this year. It is very good news for many people who want to immigrate to Canada because we expect more immigration than anything else. Then, what preparations should those who want to immigrate through this selection process, with Express Entry about to resume? Before resuming the selection of Express Entry, we would like to learn what immigrants need to have. First of all, you need to review your eligibility for Express Entry support. Compared to Canada's rapid economic growth, the influx of foreign workers is one of Canada's most desired things at a time when labor supply is not supporting it. In other words, we have no choice but to be more active than ever in selecting immigrants. I think it is a hopeful time for all those who want to immigrate because the Immigration Bureau is also in a position to "actively review all policies for the influx of Canadian labor." Therefore, it is best to look at your skills, experience, etc. and determine whether you are in a position to support. This is because once you are qualified, you can succeed in immigrating to Canada faster than anyone else. You should also consider document preparation time. It may be far from being resumed this July, but it takes more time than I thought to prepare the data accordingly after judging the qualifications. For example, it takes a physical time to complete the certification of academic background from your school and send the materials back to the overseas certification center for confirmation. In addition, there are many documents that need to be prepared, including travel records and residential records. Others may prepare for the English test to create more favorable selection conditions. Of course, the higher the English score, the more advantageous it is. And the time it takes to make a satisfactory English score cannot be ignored. Express Entry selection is not on a first-come, first-served basis. However, I can say that it is advantageous to submit the document first. Since immigration screening is strictly operated on a score system, there may be a number of tiebreakers depending on the starters, in which case the person who submitted the documents first is required to send an invitation first. Naturally, there will be more tie-makers than previous announcements because they will be judged and announced, including the starters who have been delayed. If you're on the judging list as soon as you announce that you're resuming your Express Entry selection, then you're definitely in a better position than the next person in the same score range to apply for. Lastly, I would like to encourage you to actively utilize the PNP selection method. The Express Entry PNP program, which combines PNP, an immigration selection method promoted by the state, and Express Entry, has continued steadily in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now one of the most active selection methods. If you put your name on the list of Express Entry candidates before the PNP selection, you will be able to receive immigration more quickly through the resumption of the Express Entry screening as well as the Express Entry PNP based on the PNP selection. In addition, receiving additional points through PNP is also expected to have a great advantage at a time when high starting points are expected due to the first time in a long time. There may be people who have already read the Express Entry selection article and are preparing documents. Moving faster than anyone else in a time of change is the shortcut to success. The same could be true of immigration. It's not that July is still far away, but we have to prepare for the resumption of the July screening now. Please continue to look at what is needed and what conditions should be, and if you are ready, try right away.
Immigration to Canada through the PNP as of 2022
Canada's immigration minister recently announced that the suspended selection of Express Entry will resume sometime in July this year. In the meantime, it has been about processing backlogs of applicants and quickly accepting immigrants, which is good news for those who were preparing to immigrate. So, what was the immigration category that led immigration in Canada? It was definitely a PNP selection. While federal-led immigration slowed down, PNP immigration through state governments has been relatively active, and many people have immigrated through this field. In other words, the delay in selecting Express Entry has led to more attention from the state government, and the role is expected to grow in the future. So this time, let's look back at the current PNP selection and look at the prospects. First, let's find out what PNP is. The PNP stands for Provincial Nominee Programs, a federal immigration program that recommends and approves immigration candidates that the state considers appropriate. Introduced in 1998, the screening was aimed at resolving the interstate population and economic disparities, and equalizing the benefits of immigration. If you immigrate through the federal government, you often choose to live in large cities or populated areas. Therefore, we have selected immigrants on a state-by-state basis, encouraging them to migrate to relatively sparsely populated areas, helping to eliminate population imbalances and recruit the right people for each state to help develop the region. In fact, most states, including Manitoba and Saskatchewan, have smaller populations and require more economic conditions to develop in the future, with the program accommodating immigrants. Naturally, there are many demands for PNP immigration in each region, and if you are mindful of Canadian immigration due to the policy of actively encouraging current immigration, it is a priority for immigration screening. Data shows that last month and April's PNP approval results issued 3,000 PNP invitations in a month, and at this rate, PNP alone is expected to generate more than 93,000 immigration approvals annually by 2024. A closer look at the current PNP status shows that PNP selection varies from state to state and that selection linked to Express Entry has different characteristics. Earlier, it was said that the selection of Express Entry was suspended, but unlike ordinary Express Entry, selection through PNP has continued. This is an area of immigration in which the PNP is approved by the federal government by recommending applicants who support immigration through Express Entry to those who apply for state-specific conditions. While federal-led immigration has been delayed, state-led selection has continued, and more PNP candidates have been sent in the past two months than ever before. In April, 1,554 candidates were named in the Express Entry selection according to two PNPs. In the case of BC shares, PNP approval was announced by lottery every week. Subjects can apply for permanent residency through Express Entry BC, which is previously linked to PNP, select 29 occupational groups called BC PNP Tech, or apply for immigration through Skilled Immigration called Technology Migration. As of April, more than 665 immigration candidates in BC received invitations, indicating that state-led selection actively continues. This is the same for other states. In February this year, Alberta changed its current Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AIN) to AAIP (Alberta Advantage Immigration Program), and began screening Ukrainian refugees in March to announce the results. Ontario also announced that it will work with the Toronto Business Development Center (TBDC) to develop and start an entrepreneur pilot program for two years with the goal of repairing the local economic damage caused by COVID-19. Immigration at each state level has been active in the COVID-19 pandemic situation, and rather, the state government is making various efforts to compensate for the damage caused by it. There are also attempts to make the selection more colorful and to introduce new methods. Therefore, different conditions on a weekly basis may be more appropriate or disadvantageous depending on the person. Federal-led Express Entry immigration will begin soon, but perhaps the selection scoreline that will be announced just after the start may be above expectations, or it may take longer for it to be your turn. The answer to this may be immigration applications through the PNP. If you look at the current conditions and try to immigrate to the states you need, it may not be harder to get permanent residency. In order to do that, I will have to look at my conditions and what type of immigration will be appropriate. I'd like to continue to share this with you in future columns.
IRCC to resume FSWP & CEC Invitations in July
On April 22, there were some important immigration policy announcements from the Canadian immigration minister. Among them, the most noticeable thing is that the selection of Express Entry will resume in July. Due to COVID-19, the Canadian Immigration Service has suspended the selection of FSWP (professional immigration) since December 2020, and the selection of CEC (experienced immigration) from August 2021. It was very worrying for those who were or were considering immigrating to Canada in this area, but this immigration policy is fortunate news. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected slowing immigration screening, but also hit the Canadian labor market hard. The narrow flow of foreign workers into Canada has led to labor shortages everywhere. Canada is currently experiencing unprecedented low unemployment, but on the contrary, labor shortages at industrial sites are also record. Therefore, the government is doing its best to supplement the labor force, and the Immigration Bureau is announcing a number of policies to bring in foreign labor in line with this. The decision to resume the selection of Express Entry as soon as possible seems to have been made in this context. The normalization of the Express Entry screening period was once again mentioned, and the delay in selecting this field has led to a pile of unprocessed applicants' documents, which has also affected the prolonged document screening period. Finally, recently, Express Entry has taken 7 to 20 months to complete the review alone. With the resumption of the selection, the Canadian Immigration Service announced that it would speed up document screening and return the average document screening period before the pandemic to six months to normalize the document screening period. In addition, we added some hopeful content to those who were issued PGWP. Previously, when PGWP expired, it could not be reissued or extended, so it was not possible to continue its stay in Canada. There was a BOWP that could replace this, but it was a visa issued while waiting for the results after applying for permanent residency, so there was no way to get an existing work visa again if you did not apply for permanent residency. The immigration office's decision includes a policy to bail out those who own existing PGWP who expire. Those who expire between January and December 2022 will be issued an additional open work permit of up to 18 months starting this summer. About 50,000 PGWP holders are expected to benefit from this measure, so those who are affected should pay attention to the upcoming additional issues. Finally, additional benefits were announced one after another in TR to PR, a temporary permanent residency program held in May 2021. Living in Canada was one of the prerequisites at the time when this program allowed you to apply for permanent residency. However, the new measure eliminates the need to live in Canada during the document screening period. In addition, those who applied for an open work permit during this period will be able to receive a valid work permit by the end of 2024, allowing them to live anywhere in Canada or Korea until the day their permanent residency is issued. Additional measures have been announced to help you stay with your family if you continue to live in Canada. Open work permits can be issued to families who apply for permanent residency with the main applicant for permanent residency so that they can enter and work in Canada. A series of immigration policies seem to express two major commitments. It seems to be an effort to return the slow immigration screening process to the pre-COVID-19 level and to solve one of Canada's biggest problems, the labor shortage. This is good news for those preparing to emigrate to Canada or considering immigration. That's because the door to immigration is opening up a little more. The wall of immigration, which has been felt to be somewhat high, is gradually decreasing, and these news may be a sign that the right time is coming right now for those considering immigration.
If you're considering getting Canadian citizenship,
Statistics Canada says up to 86 percent of permanent residents in Canada get citizenship. And that's by far the highest number of Western countries. It can be interpreted that the benefits of acquiring citizenship in Canada are great, and there are many benefits that can be enjoyed through this. Then, what are the advantages of Canadian citizenship, and this article will deal with the advantages of acquiring Canadian citizenship. First of all, citizens don't have to submit entry and exit records to extend their stay in Canada. Some people think that both permanent residents and citizens enjoy the same benefits, but they don't. Permanent residency has a clear expiration date of five years, and if you do not extend your visa for residence by submitting documents from nine months before the expiration, legal residence may not be possible at any time. In particular, you must live in Canada for more than 1,095 days for a five-year period, and if you do not meet the period properly, you may have difficulty renewing your permanent residency unless there is a reason to be recognized. There are also differences in job choices. Permanent residents are not given the opportunity to work in some national institutions or in particular jobs that require greater security. For example, in the case of military service, permanent residents can apply, but they must apply for citizenship within three years of becoming a soldier to continue working. On the other hand, citizens have more choices in getting and maintaining the job they want because these restrictions do not exist. In addition, there is an advantage of Canadian citizens when considering employment in the United States. Canadian citizens have relatively less restrictions on economic activities in the United States than permanent residents by easily obtaining TN visas granted through The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Considering employment beyond Canada to the nearby United States, the benefits of citizenship are quite great. Another advantage of citizenship is that there is little risk of deprivation of residential status. Permanent residency is likely to be forfeited at any time. In the event of a crime or committing a crime, permanent residents may be deported without protection from the Canadian state. Minor crimes do not matter, but permanent residents can be punished up to deportation even in cases of drunk driving, which has been classified as a serious crime since 2019. Citizens, on the other hand, will not be affected by their residential status unless they are proven guilty or pose a threat to international criminal organizations or national safety in obtaining citizenship. You can also mention that elections are possible. Being able to speak out and vote in person is a great advantage of being a citizen of Canada. Of course, permanent residents can participate in voting in their own countries, but not being separated from issues that directly affect the area in which they live is a great right as citizens and a meaningful way to lead an independent life. Finally, we can talk about the possibility of dual citizenship. Canada allows dual citizenship. Therefore, it is not difficult to have a different nationality, while having Canadian citizenship. Especially in Korea, Canadian citizens aged 65 or older do not have to give up their Korean citizenship. In addition, women who are born with both Canadian and Korean nationalities can use both countries' passports if they fill out a pledge before the age of 22. Therefore, it can be a great benefit to have citizenship in two different countries if the situation and conditions are right. The process of applying for and obtaining citizenship after being a permanent resident can be a problem. Of course, just as light and shade exist everywhere, there are certainly advantages that are lost by citizenship acquisition. This article is intended to help people who are worried about obtaining citizenship by informing them of the advantages that can be said to be an advantage and giving them reasonable consideration. Considering citizenship, it would be good to think about the advantages listed above at least once.
Super Visa for Parents & Grand Parents, it's better to apply earlier
Canada issues a Super Visa for permanent residents or citizens to take their parents and grandparents to Canada. This is a visa valid for 10 years after issuance, and it is free to enter Canada or leave the country several times during this period without any hindrance. In addition, it allows the recipients to live in Canada for two consecutive years, making it a very useful visa for applicants to stay with their parents or grandparents. I recommend that you get this visa because it's convenient and there are many advantages that can be achieved. In particular, it is recommended to get this visa unconditionally for now if you proceed with PGP inviting your parents. As of 2020 and 2021, this field has become a popular immigration field, with about 200,000 parent-invited immigration documents filed with the Canadian Immigration Bureau. But this method of selecting immigration applicants is literally a lottery, like a lottery. If you apply, you can gather applicants on the waiting list and select immigrants through a lottery, but conditions such as applying first or good documents do not affect the selection. Depending on your luck, you may be selected first, or even if you wait for a long time, there is no answer. There are many complaints about the selection process, but the current immigration minister Sean Fraser, Canada, says he has no intention of revising it. It is said that the selection method according to the existing application order caused inequality, but as soon as the application for parents' invitation in 2019 began, online applications were closed in 11 minutes. Depending on the country or region, there may or may not be an infrastructure to quickly apply online, so this method was also clearly limited. Therefore, the Canadian Immigration Service now believes that the method of drawing is the best way to maintain overall "equality." Therefore, a super visa can be an alternative. If you want to be with your parents as soon as possible, if you apply for a parent-invited immigration and get a super visa, you can live in Canada and wait for immigration approval. If you don't know when the results of the draw will be announced, a super visa will make this wait less boring. Parent-invited immigration may take years, and even approximately 32 months, according to the Canadian Immigration Department's announcement, to process the currently overdue documents. On the other hand, a super visa takes about 100 days to be issued, so it must be the fastest and most comfortable visa to serve your parents. Also, depending on your parents' tendency, life in Canada can be satisfactory or uncomfortable. You can have time to experience Canada in advance and learn before receiving permanent residency, and you can have time to organize your life in your home country. Or, sometimes, parents can choose not to move to Canada, so it seems wise to take advantage of the period until immigration approval through a super visa. Therefore, there is no reason to hesitate to apply for a super visa. Through this, it will be a good choice to spend time with your parents in Canada as soon as possible.
Government to implement an active policy to address the Canadian labor shortage
On April 4, the Canadian government took steps to ease its visa restriction policy to actively hire foreign workers. Canada currently lacks more labor than jobs. The Canadian government has made it an alternative to increase the employment of foreign workers due to the low unemployment rate and the lack of workers. As a result, five measures were announced, and some took effect as of the announcement date on April 4, and some will take effect on April 30. First of all, one of the three policies that took effect immediately after the announcement was to permanently apply the "Seasonal Cap Exemption," which had been in effect since 2015 for those who had to hire different employees depending on the season. At the same time, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) eliminates the low-wage employment limit for employers in the industry, increasing the employment term from 180 days to 270 days. Secondly, the validity of the LMIA approval has been extended from the previous 9 months to 18 months. Finally, high-wage and Global Talent Stream workers have extended their maximum employment period from two to three years. There are two policies that have been announced to take effect from April 30th. First, in seven areas of business where labor shortages have been proven, employers can hire low-wage workers for up to 30% of their workforce through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for one year. Areas covered include food manufacturing, wood product manufacturing, furniture and related product manufacturing, accommodation and food services, construction, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities. All other employers may employ up to 20% of their workforce as foreign workers through the TFW program until further notice. In addition, we have decided to terminate the current policy of automatically refusing LMIA applications for low-paying jobs in accommodation, food service and retail in areas with high unemployment rates of 6% or higher. The root reason for the implementation of a series of policies seems to be that the job shortage has become serious across the Canadian economy industry. Canada, in particular, had its biggest job shortage last year, with 130,070 in lodging and food businesses, 119,590 in healthcare and social welfare, 103,990 in distribution, and 81,775 in manufacturing as of November 2021. On the other hand, we can see from the records that they have supplied a lot of labor through foreigners. Approximately 5,000 jobs have been approved through the Global Talent Steam, a global talent program, and 23,000 jobs have been approved through the High-Wage Stream, a high-paying This also accounts for approximately 21% of all LMIA approvals approved in 2021. In addition, the number of approximately 50,000 to 60,000 foreign agricultural workers coming to Canada each year is high enough to account for more than 60% of all foreign workers entering Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Therefore, the new measures are expected to play an appropriate role in solving problems in areas where labor shortages are severe. Based on this change in policy, Canada wants to achieve both the stable supply and demand of labor and the goal of increasing the population by receiving 1.3 million immigrants over the next three years. This is because it can be seen as a realistic policy in Canada's immigration policy, where labor experience is likely to lead to immigration approval. Therefore, I feel optimistic that the implementation of the new policy has begun the best time for those who want to work or immigrate to Canada.
Immigration speeds up for Health-care and ECE workers in British Columbia
On March 10, an important change in BC PNP selection was announced. There are some good news for those who dream of emigrating to Canada. Among them, it is good news for those preparing to immigrate to this field that Healthcare and ECE early childhood teacher positions are classified as Care Economy and classified as priority selection. Already, BC Tech's occupation group has been selected independently, and immigration has progressed faster than other occupations. The Care Economy category is also rapidly continuing to be selected. The category started with 27 ECE 85 points on March 14, 21 with Healthcare 85 points, and Healthcare assistants 63 points to select less than five. As we have announced since then, we are continuing regular selection about once a week, so we can say that rapid immigration is underway. Therefore, I think those who were preparing to immigrate in this field can immigrate much faster and easier than before. The High Demand job list was also excluded. In the meantime, the system that gave additional 10 points to certain occupational groups has disappeared. On the other hand, the total score of BC PNP was lowered to 190 out of 200 points, so the advantage of the job group that received the score has disappeared. With that, the overall starting score will also be slightly lowered due to the lowered total score. There have also been changes to Skilled Immigration career conditions. Previously, at least two years of experience was required to be relevant to your current job, but this change allows you to apply with at least two years of NOC 0, A, and B Skilled work experience regardless of your current job. However, applicants with relevant experience can receive bonus points. You can understand that this has changed in the same form as the Express Entry CEC career conditions. IRCC is trying to resume the selection of Express Entry with the goal of spring this year. This is what immigration minister Sean Fraser said at the Educate the World Conference on March 10 at the Apply Board. His remarks show that Canada is making various efforts to prevent the outflow of necessary personnel. Currently, PGWP is not renewed or extended, so you have no choice but to get another Work Permit or leave Canada when the expiration date expires. So the proposed alternative is to receive a BOWP and stay just before expiration. I expect that many other proposals will continue to be announced. If you are preparing to immigrate and keep focusing your eyes and ears on new news, I think good news will be presented one after another.
Immigration screening delayed, but the screening process is expected to accelerate.
According to recent data released by the Canadian Immigration Department, the number of people waiting for immigration screening is now close to 1.84 million. This is an increase of about 400,000 compared to last summer, while raising concerns that immigration screening may be stagnant at the moment. So do those who have to wait for immigration screening have to wait longer than they do now? I think it is possible to interpret it optimistically, unlike the visible figures. If we look at immigration screening data beyond simple figures and look closely at the policies announced by the Immigration Bureau, I think immigration screening will proceed faster in the future. First of all, it is difficult to say that the main cause of the delay in immigration screening has increased the time it takes for the screening itself. Rather, it is correct to say that the number of applicants for immigration has increased by that much, so the number of people waiting for examination has increased. For example, compared to the end of last year, the number of citizenship applicants and TR to PR Pathways increased by about 5,000 each. In this way, records show that the number of applicants has increased in almost all areas, including citizenship, permanent residency, employment permit and study abroad permit. On the other hand, screening has been speeding up recently. Examinations in the areas of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) have accelerated in recent weeks. In particular, the number of people who completed the review of the FSWP in the past two weeks was higher than the amount in the past seven months. According to the announcement, the reason why the Express Entry lottery has been sluggish has been part of the work to process the screening that has been delayed. In addition to the increase in the budget, it is also positive that the Immigration Bureau, including Minister Fraser, has a strong will to speed up immigration screening and return to normal levels. Therefore, if you are waiting for the approval of the Immigration Department, you can put down a little concern that the screening will be delayed. I hope that immigration screening will return to normal soon.
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