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NFLAAS ORIENTATION UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR JULY 14, 2006: NFLAAS ORIENTATION UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR JULY 14, 2006 Who We AreCanadian Consulate General, Detroit: Who We Are Canadian Consulate General, Detroit Promotion, recruitment, advocacy & liaison Trade, Consular and Political Immigration and Visas Non-immigrant applications Immigrant applications Visa Offices in the U.S.: Visa Offices in the U.S. Slide4: Non-Immigrant Processing Visit Study Work Temporary Resident Visas (Visitors): Temporary Resident Visas (Visitors) Same day service for most walk-ins Waiting period for some countries - See www.detroit.gc.ca (Visit Canada) (Countries for which a waiting period will apply) Early application encouraged – especially for travel during holidays Mail-in encouraged for students and workers resident in Canada or USA Temporary Resident Visas: Temporary Resident Visas Application includes: Correct fee (check website) Valid passport for each person 2 passport size photographs Students: evidence of current enrollment Workers: evidence of paid employment (pay stubs and letter from employer) Study Permits: Study Permits Basic requirements: Acceptance letter & proof of funds Medical (in some cases) Security & criminality screening applies No study permit required if program less than six months "Certificat d’acceptation du Québec" www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca Student Employment : Student Employment On campus employment Co-op Work Permit (integral part of study) Spousal employment – open work permit Off campus employment * Post- Study Work Permits: Post- Study Work Permits Education related employment for a period of one year* provided applicant: Graduated from a program at a post-secondary institution Program of study was of a duration of at least eight months Application & valid job offer submitted within 90 days 2 years outside Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver (MTV) Slide10: Temporary Workers Applicant secures job offer Employer may be required to obtain approval from HRSDC office (www.hrsdc.gc.ca) - or – Employment may fall under exemption category (e.g. NAFTA, postdoctoral fellow, post-graduate employment, intracompany transfer, etc.) Work permit is employer specific (up to 3 years) Slide11: HRSDC CONFIRMATION Labour market opinion process - is job offer genuine? - neutral or positive economic effect - www.hrsdc.gc.ca National Confirmation letters Labour market opinions for foreign workers that apply to all foreign workers who have job offers in the described fields e.g. Canada Research Chair Positions IT workers SPOUSAL EMPLOYMENT: SPOUSAL EMPLOYMENT SPOUSE AND COMMON-LAW PARTNERS OBTAIN OPEN (I.E. NOT JOB SPECIFIC) WORK PERMITS IF PRINCIPAL APPLICANT’S OCCUPATION FALLS WITHIN NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION (NOC) SKILL LEVELS: O MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS A PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS B TECHNICAL OR SKILLED TRADESPERSON And - PRINCIPAL APPLICANT’S WORK PERMIT IS VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS Children going to Grade 1 or above need a Study Permit. It must be applied for before entering Canada. Slide13: Permanent Immigration Application Categories: Application Categories Economic Class Skilled Workers Investors Entrepreneurs Self-Employed Humanitarian Class Refugees Family Class Spouses Children Parents Grandparents Others What is the Permanent Immigrant Process?: What is the Permanent Immigrant Process? All immigrant applications are submitted to Buffalo Regional Processing Centre (RPC) RPC reviews file for completeness Files transferred to partner offices Receiving office then assumes all responsibility for the application until it is concluded How Applications are Assessed: How Applications are Assessed Federal Skilled Workers must meet the following basic requirements: At least one year of work experience Available, transferable funds for settlement Medical examination Police certificates Skilled Worker selection grid: Skilled Worker selection grid Minimum Requirements:Work Experience: Minimum Requirements: Work Experience Must have been: Within 10 years before application Continuous full-time or equivalent Paid At NOC skill level: O Management A Professional B Technical/Skilled Trades National Occupational Classification (NOC): National Occupational Classification (NOC) A classification system for jobs in the Canadian economy. It describes duties, skills, talents and work settings for occupations. PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM: PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM Participants: BC, AB, SK, YK, MB, NB, NFLD, PEI, NS Province nominates a person if: Skills are in demand in that province Expected to live in that province **QUEBEC: has own selection criteria (CSQ) Application Kit: Application Kit Download the kit at www.cic.gc.ca: Inadmissibility: Inadmissibility Criminal Medical Misrepresentation Permanent Resident Card: Permanent Resident Card All immigrants & permanent residents issued state of art identity/travel document Numerous security features include laser engraved photo & signature, tactile printing, optical strip, validity limited to 5 years, etc. Required of all permanent residents as of 31 December 2003 Canadian Passports: Canadian Passports Redesigned with enhanced security features incl. embedded photo, digital printing, optically variable ink, UV features, etc. Validity limited to 5 years Everyone must have their own Sources for Information on Canadian Immigration : www.cic.gc.ca General information Application Kits Fee Schedules CIC Publications Links to Related Sites Updates on new Immigration Act www.canadainternational.gc.ca General information Links to other resources Sources for Information on Canadian Immigration Information at www.detroit.gc.ca: Information at www.detroit.gc.ca Check the banner on the right for Detroit-specific information, including Contact information. 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