Listed below are few of the Canadian immigration programs which will give you an information about the different ways in which a temporary foreign workers can apply to acquire their Canadian permanent residency -
Federal Skilled Worker Program
If you are working on a temporary work permit and the employer has provided you an offer for permanent employment opportunity, you may be qualified to try for your permanent residency below the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Such an offer is mentioned as arranged employment.
The temporary worker will have to meet the required points below the Foreign Skilled Worker Program. Score points are granted based on some basic elements such as the applicant’s education, age, language skills, adaptability, and the job offer. This procedure can take up to a period of 12-18 months.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Temporary Workers who are in proficient positions can use their work experience in Canada to try under the Canadian Experience Class program. This is the well-known choice for the temporary workers who do not meet the standard points that is needed for the federal skilled worker program.
Candidates under the CEC are necessarily needed to have at least 2 years of work experience in Canada or have completed post-secondary studies in the Canadian universities or institutions and should have a 1 year of work experience. Candidates who fit under the CEC must meet one of the conditions above before applying for their Canadian permanent residency.
Provision prominent programs
Nearly every province has their own provincial nominee program that allows provinces to choose foreign nationals to try for their Canadian permanent residency. Candidates who apply under a provincial program must plan to reside in the province under which they are trying for. The different streams and choices available in each province can differ greatly still programs mostly resemble those programs at the federal level. Application procedures for permanent residency under a PNP can take up to a period of 12-18 months.
Quebec Experience Class (QEC)
Temporary workers can try for their permanent residency through the Quebec Experience Class. The Quebec Experience Class (QEC) is much like the Canadian Experience Class (CEQ), excluding the fact that there are additional conditions under the QEC.
Candidates under the QEC must have worked in Quebec in a proficient position for at least an year and they must be able to speak French at an intermediate level. Successful candidates will be provided with a Quebec Selection Certificate by the province of Quebec, permitting to try for their permanent residence status. The procedure to go from temporary worker to permanent resident via QEC can take up to a period of 1 year or less.
- Permanent Residence in Canada
Permanent Residence is the most difficult step to stay back in Canada and once you get PR you don’t have to look back. Permanent Residence provides you the privilege to study, travel, work and settle anywhere in Canada along with collective benefits provided by the government of Canada
A post-study work permit will also permit the students to acquire valid work experience which could lead the way to Permanent Residence and is one of the perfect options to stay back in Canada.
Students can work full-time as they wait for the acceptance of their PGWP application with their convincing and valid study visa. The post-graduation work permit certifies the International students as short-term residents in Canada. The student can also try for Permanent Residence and wait for its acceptance while working under this course.
International students, who have completed their course of 2 years in a post-secondary institution, and with an experience of working in a skillful position for 12 months, are permitted to apply for PR under a course of Express Entry System which is called the Canadian Experience Class.
There is another choice for international students to obtain Permanent Residence in Canada other than CEC. The Provincial Nominee Program has facilities for special immigration that will help the students to stay back in Canada by getting permanent residence.