British Columbia Immigration Law Office Can Help With Skilled Worker Applications
The federal government and most of the provinces have skilled worker programs for individuals who possess designated skills and the ability to establish themselves economically in Canada. The provincial skilled worker programs, such as British Columbia’s, are part of their Provincial Immigration Programs.
Federal Skilled Worker Program
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is a point-based immigration program, in which an interested foreign national completes a personal profile on-line with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”). Points are assigned to your profile based on your experience, age, education, language ability and employment offer. If your personal profile is selected to apply for Permanent Residency you are issued an Invitation to Apply (“ITA”).
With the ITA, you are then able to apply for Permanent Residency.
A couple of ways that you can prepare yourself for a successful application is by having your resume updated, writing the General language proficiency examination, and having your highest level of post-secondary education assessed through the Educational Credential Assessment programs, a list of which can be found under our resources link.
The British Columbia skilled worker immigration law office of Ocana Law Group are regularly monitoring the IRCC webpage to watch for updates and changes to the programs and will be prepared to assist you in processing your application for this category.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (“BC PNP”) is also a points based program that focuses on employment sponsored immigration. In general, the BC PNP skilled worker candidates must have a genuine offer of employment and must be qualified with experience for the offered position.
The BC PNP also offers opportunities for entry level/semi-skilled workers, in the tourism and trucking industry who have worked for an employer for at least nine (9) months and is continued to be employed by this employer.
We can help with submission of the application to the BC PNP and where necessary assist the applicant in obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”).
If an application under the BC PNP has been approved then an LMIA is not necessary, as the work permit will be issued based on the BC PNP approval.
We have been very successful in getting approval of skilled worker applications to the various provincial immigration programs.
Ocana Law can assist individuals and their immediate family members with the on-line profile, completing their Federal Skilled Worker applications, ITA and moving you toward Permanent Residency.
Contact Ocana Law Group for Information On The Canadian Skilled Worker Application
If you are considering immigrating to Canada, and specifically to the Okanagan, contact Ocana Law Group. No other firm can match the experience, level of service and depth of commitment provided by the lawyers of Ocana Law Group — dedicated to immigration law since 2009. To arrange for an initial consultation, at our Kelowna office or by telephone, contact us online or call us at 250-870-9088.