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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.
Announcement of the Changes in the Canada entry regulation due to the COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to increase overseas, the Canadian government has decided to maintain the entry limit until August 31. As a result, the entry limit has been confirmed for more than 5 months from March 18 to August 31. Starting this August, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, work permit or study Permit holders, and his immediate family and lastly, immigration authorities approved the entry separately. The applicants most affected by these restrictions are international students and Canadian employers. The progress of study permit is very slow for students who need to apply for study permit in order to study new or to extend their existing studies in Canada. The CIC Immigration Bureau says it takes about 10 weeks to apply for a new study permit in Korea and 18 days to extend the study permit in Canada, but it actually takes longer than this. In addition, in September 2020, international students who were preparing to enter the school had to change their admission plans. As a result, there are many cases where applicants who have already been waiting for study permits in Canada go back to Korea and wait. Or, if the school fails to submit a study permit approved by the school, the September semester has been postponed to January semester, and if the school changed classes online, the study permit authorizes students to take online classes outside Canada first. Previously, work permit was available at the airport as soon as I entered Canada after the approval of eTA and LMIA, but entry to Canada is restricted unless there is an approved work permit due to this restriction. As a result, you can apply for work permit online first, then enter Canada after approval, and the online work permit application takes approximately 8 weeks, which is delaying the time required to enter Canada. As employers try to get back to business, the Canadian economic recovery is also slowing down as they are slow to meet the workforce. In addition to the above-mentioned news, some will be lifted from August and will resume service. The Canadian passport issue has resumed right away. You can apply by mail for general passport issuance, and in case of an emergency passport extension, you can apply by face-to-face appointment. If you urgently need to get your Canadian passport and go abroad, you can apply only if you need to leave within 30 days. The Canadian government is concerned about a large crowd of people issuing Canadian passports, which had been closed until recently, so if it is not urgent, it is recommended that urgent applicants apply first and other applicants. Little by little, Canadian air agencies were expected to resume normal business, but again, with the entry restriction being postponed until August 31, it returned to the unknown when it would be lifted.
Canada international student permit process changed and, PGWP apply condition changed
On Monday morning, July 20, the Canadian government announced new information on how to receive a Study Permit for new admissions or academic maintenance for the fall semester of 2020. Due to COVID-19, Canada has restricted entry into Canada and the issuance of a new study permit to study abroad, except for international students who received a Study Permit before March 18, 2020. In other words, only international students who have obtained their academic permits before March 18, 2020 are currently allowed to enter Canada, and those who have received them since then are restricted from entering the country. Or, if you get your academic permit before March 18, but you can study at home online instead of having to come to Canada and take classes, you may be restricted from entering Canada. In this regard, the Immigration Bureau has announced a two-step approval process called the new two-step application process to allow students to take online classes without academic permits. Applications for the new approval process program must be filed by September 15th, and the immigration office says it will process the application as soon as possible. For this second phase of the approval process, we are divided into two stages, and for the first stage of the application, we must submit an admission letter and a certificate of balance, and when our status in Canada expires, we must either extend our stay or leave Canada. If you submit these documents first in the first round, you can give prior approval at the discretion of the examiner and start studying without a formal academic permit. Submitting a physical examination, criminal record, and biometrics after prior approval will issue a formal academic permit, which will allow you to enter Canada or take classes online in third countries. The PGWP eligibility requirements have also been changed to allow you to apply for Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) even after taking classes online. Under the changed conditions, Canadian students will now be able to apply for PGWP once they complete half of the program online. PGWP is a stepping stone to apply for permanent residency through Express Entry (EE), the Provincial Nomine Program (PNP) or other permanent residency methods after completing an open work permit in Canada. In order to give this important PGWP more opportunities to more students, the Immigration Bureau has also expanded the opportunities for students listening to online programs. Although the restrictions on admission to Canada have not been eased yet, we expect changes to study permit holders following work permit as we are opening additional directions for entering Canada little by little.
Stay in Canada and Biometric conditions have changed.
On July 14, the Canadian government announced good news for applicants who applied for an extension of their stay in Canada and those whose status was unclear due to the expiration of their current stay visa. The first good news is Biometric exemption. Biometric (biometric recognition information), which began in earnest last year, was required to be submitted by all applicants applying for study Permit, work Permit, Visitor Record, and permanent residency, and was conducted by visiting biometric institutions to take pictures and fingerprints. However, due to this COVID-19, most Biometric agencies in Canada have been closed, and the results of all applications have been withheld. To address this situation, on July 14, the Canadian government temporarily suspended the submission of Biometric (biometric information) only for applicants residing in Canada. This means that applicants who wish to apply, extend, or restore a Study Permit, Work Permit, or Visitor Record in Canada may receive results without completing Biometric. If you already paid $85 for Biometric, you will get a refund after the application is processed. However, this is only applicable for applications within Canada and is not applicable if the applicant resides abroad. And if you apply in Canada and wait for Biometric in Canada, you have no choice but to wait until it resumes, because it does not exclude permanent residency applicants. The second good news is the extension of the restore period. Restoration is the benefit of a 90-day re-application period that allows you to restore your stay status again if you are currently unable to extend the permittance in Canada on time or if the extension is rejected. In the past, we had to apply for restoration within 90 days, but we decided to extend the application from July 14 to December 31, 2020. Specifically, this applies only to those with a status of stay expired after January 31, 2020, and only if they are restored before December 31, 2020, they can legally reside in Canada. In addition, we have announced that although we are not allowed to work during the restoration period, we can give you approval to work during this period with special approval from LMIA, Job Offer, and the Immigration Bureau. The above biometric exemptions and extended restoration are expected to help applicants who have been waiting in Canada for a long time and who have been uncertain about their status in the Canadian job market, and furthermore, they are expected to restore the insufficient number of employees in the Canadian job market.
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