Frequently Asked Questions

After the application has been officially submitted, the entire process is expected to take up to 18 months. Obviously, there are many factors that affect the immigration application processing time, such as the particular visa you are applying for, as well as which Canadian Immigration Visa Office is processing the application. Processing times can change without prior notice. On January 1, 2015, the Canadian government launched its new "Express Entry" immigration system to speed up the process of applying for a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada through certain "economic immigration" programs, such as the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. The Provincial Nominees Program (PNP) will also be affected by the new "Express Entry" Canadian immigration system. Skilled foreign workers who apply for a PR Visa to Canada through the "Express Entry" system should receive a decision on their visa application within 6 months of submitting their complete PR Visa Application!

Governments across the globe charge fees for immigration and visa services and Canada is no exception. Fees depend on the size of the family and which visa a person is applying for. Application processing fees can be hundreds of dollars and are non-refundable, regardless of the result of the visa application.

Our experienced ICCRC-registered immigration consultants can use their expertise to evaluate which of several Canadian immigration programs you may be best-suited to apply for, based on your personal profile

Yes - There are several different Canadian immigration programs, each with its own criteria, including:  Federal Skilled Workers Program  Federal Skilled Trades Program  Provincial Nominees Program  Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers Program  Family Sponsorship Program  Live-in Caregivers Program

Yes - There are several different Canadian immigration programs, each with its own criteria, including: ? Federal Skilled Workers Program ? Federal Skilled Trades Program ? Provincial Nominees Program ? Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers Program ? Family Sponsorship Program ? Live-in Caregivers Program

A Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) Visa allows an immigrant to live, work and study in Canada long-term and grants them special rights and privileges in Canada, yet, allows them to remain a citizen of their home country. They receive health care and most social benefits just like a Canadian citizen. A permanent resident is not allowed, however, to vote or run for political office, and cannot work in a job requiring a high-level security clearance. In order to keep permanent residency, you are required to live in Canada for at least 730 days over a five-year period. If you commit a serious crime, you risk the chance of being deported and losing permanent residency. One very important additional benefit is that after living in Canada with a permanent resident visa for only four years in the past six years and meeting other criteria, an immigrant has an opportunity to apply for Canadian citizenship!