If you are thinking about working, studying, visiting or permanently living in Canada you will have to make sure that you qualify for a Canadian Visa.
To give you an idea of the likelihood of your success we visited the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website for some tips and found out what Canada will want to know from you before considering your visa application.
By answering a few questions your New World Immigration consultant will quickly be able to determine which of the Canadian immigration programs you should apply for. Each immigration program has different application and eligibility requirements.
Typically Canada Immigration is interested in information indicating whether or not you will be an asset or a liability to their society and economy and as such, you may be asked questions about your:
• language ability
• family members
• work experience
• income and/or net worth
• details on any job offer
Based on your answers, Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship department will tell you if you are eligible to apply for a Canadian Visa and which programs you may be eligible for.
If you the test indicates that you are in fact eligible for a Canadian Visa your immigration consultant will meet with you and discuss in detail what follows, what needs to be prepared and what you should do next in order for your application to run smoothly.
To give you an idea of the questions you can expect we took the test and this is what came up:
Question1: What would you like to do in Canada?
Your options would be to either; visit, study, work, move (immigrate) to the country
Question 2: How long are you planning to stay in Canada?
In this section, you are required to indicate if you would like to legally stay in the country for less than six months, more than six months or permanently.
Question 3: What is the country/territory of your passport?
Canada is interested in knowing where you plan on spending your time while you are within the country’s borders.
Question 4: What is your current country of residence?
South African’s would choose South Africa from the drop-down list.
Question 5: Do you have a family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and is 18 years or older?
If this is the case it would alter the type of visa you would apply for and may aid your visa application
Questions 6 – 9 deals with the applicant’s education, training, qualifications, and experience. Like most countries offering work visas Canada is selective about who is invited to work in their country. Partly because they have to protect the jobs of their citizens and partly because they would rather grant visas to migrants who can fill gaps in their labour force which can’t be filled by local talent.
Question 6: What is your educational background?
Question 7: What are your qualifications?
Question 8: How much experience do you have in your field?
Question 9: Are you considered a specialist of any kind?
Question 10: Describe your health status.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are healthy and are unlikely to be a burden on the Canadian healthcare system.
Canada is interested in migrants younger than 50 years old if they are applying for work visas.