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We will assess your suitability and guide you through the entire process. We will work together to submit a strong application that maximizes your chances of achieving your goal.
 

Please note that we cannot guarantee approval of your visa, only an IRCC immigration officer will decide whether to accept or reject your application.

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Temporary residence

Permanent residence

Additional services

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Visitor Visa

The visitor visa is ideal for those who wish to visit Canada for tourism, to visit family or friends, for business-related activities such as attending conferences or meetings, and in most cases for transit through Canada.

Which countries need a visitor visa? 

Many countries require a visa to come to Canada by plane, car, bus, train, or cruise ship. You can find the list of countries that require a visa here.

Do I need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)?
You will require an ETA if you are a resident from a visa-exempt foreign country travelling to Canada by air. 

 

Super Visa

This visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit their family for up to 5 years at a time, without needing to renew their status. 

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

Visit Canada

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Study in Canada

The study permit authorizes you to study in a Designated Learning Institute, the program of your choice or language courses with a duration of more than 6 months.

There are three important aspects that you will need to consider:

  • You must obtain an acceptance letter from a designated learning institute in Canada.

  • You must have enough funds to pay for tuition fees and living expenses during the period of your studies.

  • You must prove to an officer that you will leave Canada after your authorized period.

You can find the list of Designated Learning Institutions here

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

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Work in Canada

If you wish to work in Canada you must apply for a work permit, there are several steps to start this process. Some of the essential aspects to evaluate are: the person's qualifications, country of citizenship, criminal record.
 

Post-Graduation Work Permit

A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) is a document that allows international students who have graduated from a Canadian learning institution to work in Canada for up to three years. The PGWP is designed to provide international graduates with valuable work experience in Canada, which can help them to qualify for permanent residency or other immigration programs.

The PGWP application needs to be submitted within a period of 180 days from the date of graduation.

Closed work Permit

This permit is divided into two types:

  • Closed work permits exempt - Trade Agreements: The LMIA-exempt closed work permit requires a validated Job Offer.

Open work permit

An open work permit allows you to work in Canada without being bound to a specific employer or performing a specific job.

Are you eligible for an open work permit?

International experience:

  • Working holiday visa: You may qualify to work in Canada up to 2 years if you are between the ages of 18 and 35 (18 to 30 in some countries).
    Check here to see if your country has an arrangement with Canada; you may be eligible to apply for a work permit.

  • Young Professional: This program provides a wonderful opportunity to gain Canadian professional experience after graduation. There are 2 essential requirements for this application: 

    • You must have a job offer.

    • You must demonstrate education at a Bachelor's level and above.

  • International Co-op (Internship): This category is designed for participants who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution.  You must be a registered student for the duration of the internship.  You must want to complete a work placement or internship in Canada up to 12 months to fulfill part of their academic curriculum.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

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The program works by ranking applicants based on the age, education, work experience, and language skills. If you meet certain requirements, you can enter the Express Entry pool and be eligible to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency.

Canadian Experience Class

This program is designed for foreign workers who have gained skilled work experience in Canada and wish to become permanent residents. Here are some of the requirements for applying under the CEC program:

  • Must have at least 12 months of full-time skilled work experience (or equivalent part-time) in Canada within the last three years before applying.

  • Work experience must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Teer category 0, 1, 2 or 3

  • Must meet language requirements in either English or French

  • Must plan to live outside of Quebec
     

Federal Skilled Worker Program

This program is designed for skilled workers who wish to become permanent residents of Canada and have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the Canadian economy. Here are some of the requirements for applying under the FSWP:

  • Must have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in a skilled occupation within the last 10 years

  • Work experience must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Teer category 0, 1,2 or 3

  • Must meet language requirements in either English or French

  • Must have completed a minimum level of education, such as a Canadian high school diploma or foreign educational credential assessed by an approved agency

  • Must score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
     

Federal Skilled Trades Program

This program is designed for skilled tradespeople who want to become permanent residents of Canada and have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to the Canadian economy. Here are some of the requirements for applying under the FSTP:

  • Must have at least two years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time) in a skilled trade within the last five years before applying

  • Work experience must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) 
    Major Group 72, technical trades and transportation officers and controllers
    excluding Sub-Major Group 726, transportation officers and controllers
    Major Group 73, general trades
    Major Group 82, supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
    Major Group 83, occupations in natural resources and related production
    Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and utilities operators and controllers
    Major Group 93, central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors, excluding Sub-Major Group 932, aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
    Minor Group 6320, cooks, butchers and bakers
    Unit Group 62200, chefs

  • Must meet language requirements in either English or French

  • Must have an offer of full-time employment from up to two employers in Canada for a total period of at least one year OR hold a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.

Provincial Nominee Program 

This program is for workers who have the qualifications, training and work experience to contribute to the economy of a particular province or territory, want to live in that province and wish to become permanent residents in Canada. 
Each province and territory have its own immigration programs and requirements and how you apply will depend on the province you are applying to.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

Express Entry Immigration Program

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Sponsorship

Family sponsorship is a program that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor certain family members for immigration to Canada. 
 

Who are consider eligible family members? Spouses, common-law partners, dependent children under the age of 22, adopted children, parents, grandparents and their dependent children, orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild under the age of 18; and, any other relative by blood or adoption if you are alone in Canada.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

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Business Immigration
Labour Market Impact Assessment

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a process that Canadian employers must follow in order to hire foreign workers for certain job positions. You as a Canadian employer need to demonstrate that you have not been able to find Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents to work in your business.

If the government decides that hiring a foreign worker won't negatively impact the Canadian labour market, they issue an LMIA.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

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Renew or replace a PR card

Make sure you if you are eligible before you apply, if you forget something, your application will be return.  Consult with us for requirements.

ATIP

Access to Information and Privacy, is a tool that gives you the opportunity to access the records of Canadian government institutions. This is an ideal tool to understand in detail the reason why the Government of Canada has refused your visa.
 

Restoration of status

If you have lost status in Canada, you may restore it 90 days after your authorized period expired.

Check the eligibility requirements here.

Extension of stay

You may qualify for an extension if the permit that allows you to be legally in Canada is about to expire. The extension of status consists of extending the stay of a worker, student or tourist in Canada.

Citizenship

Before applying for Canadian citizenship, you must ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Be a permanent resident of Canada and have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years (1095 days)

  • Filed your taxes

  • prove your language skills (reading, writing, and speaking) in either English or French 

  • Attend a citizenship test/interview: You may be required to attend a citizenship test or interview to demonstrate your knowledge of Canada and its values.

  • Attend a citizenship ceremony: If your application is approved, you'll be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony where you'll take an oath of allegiance to Canada

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free assessment, we will be happy to assist you. 

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