Express Entry (CEC, FSW, FST)

Express Entry is the Federal Government’s system used to manage Canadian permanent residence applications for filling labor gaps through certain economic immigration programs. Under Express Entry you can be eligible under one or more of the following programs: Federal Skilled Work (FSW), Federal Skilled Trade (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

The process usually involves the following steps:

  1. Determining eligibility- finding out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry
  2. Preparing documents – these documents would include language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry and ECA report for education completed outside of Canada.
  3. Prepare and submit your profile – Your Express Entry profile is where information about the applicant is provided. If deemed eligible, you will be accepted into the pool of candidates and ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.
  4. Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence – an invitation to apply is sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If are invited to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.

Let us help you determine your eligibility for one of the Express entry programs and assist you with permanently residing in Canada!

Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is for workers who have specific in-demand skills, education, and work experience for certain provinces. For instance, if a certain province is in need of a specific type of skilled worker, people who have experience with that type of work are eligible for this program. Each province differs in what they are in need of so the PNP may not suit everyone. However, if you are eligible for this program it can be used as a pathway to becoming a permanent resident in Canada.

Family Sponsorship

The Canadian government stresses the importance of family and it’s citizens’ happiness; one of the ways it demonstrates this is by uniting families through their Family Class Sponsorship Program. Canada’s family reunification program is a staple in the Canadian Immigration system, however, the process shouldn’t be taken lightly and can even be seen as competitive. There are thousands of disappointed applicants every year who cannot achieve their goal of helping their families make the move into Canada.

An individual can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if they’re at least 18 years of age and meet one of the following:

  1. Are a Canadian citizen
  2. Are a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, or
  3. Are a permanent resident of Canada.

At Legal Leaf, our team is prepared to help you through the difficult process to ensure that your family has the best chance possible at moving to Canada. We are experienced in the process and have the resources and knowledge needed to put forth a strong application on your behalf.

Caregiver Program

Canada’s government is aware of the positive impact that a caregiver and support worker can provide to its residents, citizens, and their families. Therefore, the government has launched numerous programs such as the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. These programs allow eligible caregivers to obtain work permits given that they have a job offer for one of these occupations. In some cases, a caregivers experience may even help with their eligibility towards permanent residence in Canada. 

However, if you aren’t eligible for permanent residence in Canada as a caregiver, there are still temporary work permit options you can explore. For instance, this can be done through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or through a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from an employer.

To give yourself the best chance of being chosen for the caregiver program we would love to help you! Our experts stay informed and are up-to-date with the latest pilots and programs that the government offers giving you the best chance of success.