US has access to cheap low-skilled undocumented immigrant from south of it's border. Canada does not, is that why it has liberal immigration policy to fill low skilled jobs (skilled jobs are mostly out of reach due to Canadian experience barrier)?
Canada also has access to those migrant labourers from Central and south America and the Caribbean too. The difference is that we employ them legally, and provide work place rights, as well as ensuring that they can go home and come back as needed.Hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker
What is the process to immigrate to Canada?
India is now one of the top source countries for immigration to Canada. Canada has been and will remain a popular destination for immigrants the world over and their immigration system is designed to be welcoming to immigrants. The following are five steps to immigrate for Canada:Step 1: EligibilityFirst, you should check your eligibility criteria either you are eligible or notStep 2: Preparation:Familiarize yourself with the Express Entry portal before you create your Express Entry profile. If you are not applying as a skilled worker, then Express Entry is something you have to work towards. But Express Entry is the only way to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence (PR).Step 3: Create Your ProfileBe completely truthful when creating your profile. You will need supporting documentation for most of the information you upload to your Express Entry profile.Your CRS will be based on a number of factors, grouped as follows:Core factors for a maximum of 500 points:AgeEducationEnglish / French language proficiencywork experienceSpouse or Common Law partner factors for a maximum of 40 points:EducationLanguage proficiencywork experienceSkill Transferability factors for a maximum of 100 pointsEducation + good language skillsForeign work experience + good language skillsCertificate of qualification+ good language skillsAdditional factors for a maximum of 600 points:Siblings living in CanadaPost-secondary education in CanadaFrench language skillsStep 4: Gather Your DocumentsYou should have all documents at hand as you create your Express Entry profile Due to any discrepancy between the information in your profile and your supporting documents may result in you being considered ineligible to apply. The following is a list of the most common documents you will need:IELTS, CELPIP or TEF official resultsPNP (Provincial Nomination Program) stating you have been nominated by a provincial government (if applicable)A written job offer from a Canadian employer (if you have one)Proof of fundsValid passportsECA reportsMedical CertificatePolice CertificateStep 5: ApplyThe highest-ranked candidates in any pool of Express Entry Candidates will receive an Invitation to Apply for Express Entry. Once you receive your ITA, you will then have 90 days to apply online for Permanent Residence (PR) in Canada. You should have all necessary supporting documents ready to submit with your application for PRIf you are you looking to move/settle down to Canada Fill our free inquiry form: http://bit.ly/2NQbK6t
In Canada, is immigration policy too liberal?
It is a myth that Canada has a very liberal immigration policy.I grew up in Canada. I went to high school in Canada. I got a four-year degree in Canada. I’m a highly skilled employee. I looked at the Canadian immigration points system and concluded that if I were in the same position, except that I wasn’t a Canadian citizen, then I wouldn’t be able to qualify to immigrate to Canada. I wouldn’t have enough points!A “liberal” immigration policy would be one that says anyone can come as long as they will follow all the laws, will have a job instead of being a burden on society, and will fill out all the required paperwork. EU countries have a “liberal” immigration policy with respect to other EU countries. Canada’s immigration policy is nothing close to that.Canada’s immigration policy is very technocratic. The government constantly adjusts the criteria and weights based on data in order to try to identify the prospective immigrants that will have the highest chance of being successful in Canada. It monitors the impact of immigration on the Canadian economy and adjusts policy to make sure the economy continues to grow as much as possible without increasing unemployment for Canadians.Canada’s family-based immigration policies are decidedly less liberal than those of the US.In the US, there is no quota on how many parents of US citizens can immigrate. In Canada, there is a quota so the waiting time can be multiple years, and some parents will be denied immigration because the government thinks they’ll use too much health care.In the US, there is approximately a 6 year waiting time for citizens to sponsor their unmarried children over 21 for immigration, and a 11 year waiting time for citizens to sponsor their married children over 21 for immigration. In Canada, it’s not possible to do so.In the US, there is approximately a 13 year waiting time for citizens to sponsor their siblings for immigration. In Canada, it’s not possible to do so.Australia, which has a similar immigration rate to Canada and a similar philosophy toward immigration, is even more technocratic. The Australian government maintains a list of skilled occupations for which there is demand for qualified workers in Australia and gives priority to people with at least one of those skills. If demand for a certain skilled occupation goes down, the government may remove that occupation from the list.
Is it a good idea to hire a consultant to help me apply to immigrate to Canada?
An immigration consultant or attorney cannot improve your CSR score or speed up your application.If a consultant tells you you’re eligible, it’s because either you’re overlooking an immigration program you’d be eligible for or he’s lying to you.An immigration consultant or attorney is familiar with the different immigration programs and knows how to fill out the paperwork and online forms.The Express Entry system is designed to be used without an immigration consultant or attorney. I immigrated through Express Entry without one.However, if you’re not good with paperwork or aren’t totally comfortable with English, you may want to get professional help. Make sure your consultant is authorized.
Why are immigrants needed in the U.S. when many Americans don't have jobs?
The answer is simple!!! The jobs you are talking about require High Levels of Education, Americans are by far NOT STUPID, We have a lot of very bright people here, as a matter of fact, most of the discoveries that have changed the World, took place here!! The US is a country that until now, has always welcomed Foreigners, because, this melting pot of Talent and different mentalities made the US the Most Powerful Country on Earth. Now, why don't we have tens of thousands of Very Highly Skilled Americans, the reason why, mostly, is because a 4 year College Degree puts anyone on a $100 thousand dollar+ debt, which takes years to pay, most people just can't afford that. For example, to be able to Study at Harvard or Stamford, it's not almost impossible to get admitted, but, if your parents aren't rich, you are going home probably with a $200 thousand + loans, then, you will need a few more years to get your Masters or PHD Degrees. Another big problem, the US Government doesn't really encourage Students to become highly skilled Professionals, they much rather allow a few thousand foreigners, used them for 6 years, get the most intelectual Property from these people, pay them less, than they would pay a US Citizen performing the same task and send them home. Now, Mr. Trump with the Advice of Stephen Miller, a Jewish descent American, whose genealogy goes back to his great grand father , someone who lost his Naturalization test for “ being Ignorant “ and whose ancestors also moved one by one from Germany, his great-grandmother didn't speak a word of English moved to the US and used the “ Chain Migration” to come one by one here, is the same person now, trying to curb illegal and legal Immigration. His Uncle called him publically “ A Hypocrite “ for what he is doing against Immigrants and especially against minorities, forgetting Jews are still fringed upon in the US by most White European Americans. The US Chamber of Commerce has their hands deep into all this Immigration Mess!!! Because they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to bribe Politicians to keep the Status Quo, but, OBVIOUSLY with Trump, things are not going as supposed to. He hates foreigners even though his own grandmother came here from Germany and his grand father ran from the German draft and ended up in the US, I believe, it was his grandmother who came here and worked as a maid, not speaking a word of English too. Let's talk about bringing ONLY the brightest and most Highly Skilled Workers, it's LAUGHABLE. To make my point, the number of Foreigners to be admitted in the US will be shorter and shorter every year!!! Something huge Companies are not counting on!!!
Is it legal to have an unregistered off-the-grid (no birth certificate) baby in the USA?
I was actually roommates with someone in College whose parents decided to have him “off-grid”. Let me just say this: Stop even entertaining the idea of having a baby off-grid. It really makes your child’s life unnecessarily hard and your kid will forever resent you for putting that pain on them.I’ll get into the details in a moment, but first let me address the question proposed above. Yes, technically speaking it is not a crime to have your baby off-the-grid in the U.S.A. However, a lot of details surrounding the event would be illegal. First of all, any licensed midwife or doctor is required by law to file a birth certificate or they actually risk losing their license and getting a misdemeanor. If you forced them or threatened them to not file the birth certificate that would make you a likely accomplice and would not go over well with the authorities.But let’s ignore that for a moment and just assume you know how to birth a child on your own and can do it in your basement without any professional medical physician there to oversee you (which would be the only way you could pull this off). In this case you wouldn’t get thrown in jail for failing to get a birth certificate and no crime would have been committed. However you just set up a very difficult life for your child.These are some of the things I was told from by my roommate who didn’t have a social security number until he was 20 years old.No, he could not get a (legal) jobQuite literally he didn’t qualify to get even a job at McDonalds. If you remember the last job you got no matter how prestigious or demeaning it was, you had to fill out a bunch of paperwork. Most of these forms require you to have a SSN (social security number) to properly fill them out. However the important one is the form labeled I-9. This form is required to be submitted by every employer after hiring a new employee. This form serves only one purpose, to determine that you are eligible to work in the United States. Your child (and my roommate) would not be able to complete this form which every employer must get filled out before starting employment with a new employee. Your child will not be able to get a job because of this.Yes, he can evade paying taxes.Okay, so this sounds like a perk I guess. But my roommate did not have to pay taxes. The government basically didn’t know he existed, so they never knew he was not paying. But then again he didn’t have a job. So would you rather have a job and pay some taxes or not ever be able to work except under the table for below minimum wage? Given that choice, taxes sound pretty awesome! Keep in mind that this also means your child is not eligible for any tax benefits or credits such as those that students get while going to college.No, You as the parent can not claim him as a dependent on your taxesYou’re already dealing with a child, wouldn’t it be great to get that child tax credit? Every year you'll basically be paying out of pocket for deciding not to get them a SSN.Yes, he can attend public school through 12th gradeHe would be able to attend school through high school without a social security number.No, he can not attend collegeWhile high school and lower education is okay, your child will never be able to attend collegeYes, he can go to the doctorThe doctor will still see your child and provide him his shots. However…No, he will not be covered under your family insurance (or qualify for Medicare/Medicaid)So you’ll need to plan on paying for all doctor appointments out of pocket.No, he can not travel abroad (even to Canada)You’d best hope none of your child’s friends decide to go to Cancun for spring break. Your child will not be eligible to leave the country or return to the US if he manages to leave (unless he plans to climb Trump’s wall)No, he will not be able to drive a carOkay, well nothing is stopping him from physically driving a car, but he would not be able to get a driver’s license and thus, can not LEGALLY drive. Hope he doesn’t get pulled over.No, he will not be able to voteOnce old enough he will not be able to register to vote.Yes, he can avoid the draftWell the good news is that like taxes, he can skirt the requirement to join the draft when he turns 18.No, he can’t get a loanThis means no credit cards, no car loan, no home, nothing. I’m sure plenty of people will claim these are all evil anyway, but these have powerful impacts on someone’s life. There might be times he needs it. (and when used properly none of these are bad things).No, he will not have a credit scoreThis goes with the above one, but he will not be able to work on this which affects your entire life/future. This also will disqualify him from renting most homes or apartments he is looking at.Basically your child will be treated as an illegal immigrant. Why put them through this when they are entitled to the benefits that the United States provides its citizens? There are people in other countries dying to get what your child is entitled to and you are (considering) denying your child those abilities? It just doesn’t make sense.Get them a SSN and if your child decides at 20 that he wants to live off-the-grid than he can burn his Social Security Card and go in the woods and hide from the government. But don’t be selfish enough to make that decision for them.My roommate resents his parents for not giving him a SSN. While all his friends in high school were driving, he couldn’t. While his friends go to Cancun for spring break, he had golden handcuffs in the U.S. and can’t leave. And worst of all he said was that while all his friends were earning money from jobs in high school, he couldn’t get a job.The job part was the hardest for him. He couldn’t leave the house or move out when he turned 18. He was stuck at home.Him working on getting a social security number was difficult and took him two years. He started when he turned 18 to get one once he realized he couldn’t go to college, he couldn’t get a job, he couldn’t rent an apartment, and thus will never really be able to be independent from his parents. It took two years and then at 20 he was able to get one and start working and going to school.He forever resented his parents. Don’t be those parents…
Which is the best immigration consultancy in India for Canada?
Hi,Rather than searching for the best immigration consultancy, you should focus on searching the right immigration consultancy. There are many consultation services that have fancy methods to attract you. However, if you go browse their success rate, your hands will be nil. We therefore advise you to always check a consultant’s positive PR cases first and then go ahead.This should be noted that Canada immigration process is an online system of filing and documentation and thus your consultant need not be from the same city in which you are residing. What is important is to search for a right immigration consultant who has every bit of knowledge about Immigration rules and procedures. An immigration consultant takes care of everything that may require you to comfortably go on with the whole process of immigrating and settling overseas. Immigration consultants provide valuable services making your visa application much easier than doing it yourself.Canada Immigration is an excellent choice! The country is rich in culture, people are helpful and there are many Indian fellows that are already settled in the country. When you first think of Immigration, an obvious question that pops up is why and how to hire the best immigration consultant. Let me give you a good hint on this. You can search for any consultancy online and read client reviews. You can also judge them after taking one or two session of counselling with their Immigration Experts.We are one of the known immigration consultant service which offers comprehensive and prominent services since 2010. We offer all kind of services such as business or skilled immigration, tourist visa, study visa, family immigration visa and work visa. We have highly advanced qualified and dedicated professionals who have already worked in immigration departments of different countries. Being one of the most bankable names in the Industry, we cater to all permanent immigration related services.We offer refine solutions to your immigration needs and hassle free immigration processing. We provide fast and economical services and understand the needs of our clients. We also provide services even after the immigrating i.e., post-landing services. We are one of the best in the industry as we have 100 % success rate and over 7 years of experience in serving our clients.What makes us one of the most trusted firms in the industry?Transparent Information: We believe in long term ties and formation of relationships based on trust and reliability. Hence, we provide transparent information about eligibility of the candidate and prospects or immigration.Documentation and processing: Experts working with us, We take good care of your application from pre-assessment of your application to documentation and finally to apply for a VISA.Whatever we promise is written in the legal contract and we assure you to protect from any illegal or bad experience. We make sure that there should be no legal papers missing throughout the process.Thanks…..
How is your experience in Canada going so far? (if you have already moved there). I am planning to apply PR for Canada.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence'' - Mark TwainMy journey began exactly 5 years from today back in New Delhi when we (Me and my wife) saw a BC ad in Times of India and got very much interested. So we met a few agents and they advised us of this new FSWP quota opening up in May 2013. So we began the process of getting the paper work ready and started to read this forum every once in a while. This is apart from cic, the sea of information on immigration. So getting documents ready getting the minutest details ready for it, sleepless nights calling WES for the ECA. I still remember we must have been the first few who sent our docs for WES for credential evaluation because we got it done within 7 days. It was all those sleepless nights going in it. Making our paperwork spotless making sure the forms are of correct dates, getting the Police checks done from UK and India as well. We printed the forms twice to make sure we did it right recalculating our points for the cut off. I am deeply grateful to my wife because of which we got all the points it was her 95% me just 5% of the points, she gave us the turning point in our lives.D day came and we sent it 2 days prior to make sure it reached the opening date on time. We were once the application was showing received by CIC were not sure if they still received it and it was shared by many people on this forum the anxiety whether we made the cut off or not. Checking the CIC website every few hours became a habit. Our house only had one discussion did we make it or not. Slowly CIC started updating the numbers in the specific category and we said okay maybe we did make it.The news started flowing in when we received the first email from CIC and they acknowledged our application that they received it and we got our UCI number. Trust me we got so excited. Thus started the more anxious journey of waiting. I really am thankful to the people on this forum where all shared information and we started relating that okay someone received the medical letters and so ours will follow. In November we got our request for medicals and we were so happy. We did our medicals and sent it back to cic.Anxiously waiting we were very patient after the results and then the email came for sending the passports to them. Now our lives was completely blessed during this time when we got to know that my wife was pregnant this happened about March 2014 just days after sending the passports the news came. Now going through these forums we saw options of what to do the usual things like where to land to get medical coverage and stuff like that, cause we didn't know when our passports will come and when would we go so we started planning all the situations and reading stuff. Guys we can’t do anything sitting here just get anxious and anxious the best is to be patient and wait for stuff (learnt it during these process). April end week we got our passports and COPR. With the almighty grace we started now planning the journey ahead.Guys at this point life becomes crazier you are happy but so anxious about how will things figure out now. Most important thing happened was that we attended the CIIP seminar held in New Delhi. This seminar was fantastic made us aware of things to do, they actually told us things to do for settlement which agencies to contact, made our goal and plans ahead. Even for employment they saw our resumes and saw what we can do to suit ourselves to the Canadian labor market. They guided us so well that we felt as if we had been given a stepping stone in India itself to prepare ourselves for the journey to Canada. Please for newbies if you get a chance to attend the CIIP classes. They pre start your work from India as well such as introducing you to colleges and settlement agencies, which are really helpful when you land here and do not cost anything. Trust me no one in Canada wants a single penny from you they want to help you (if you go to the right settlement agencies).So after attending the CIIP seminar we started finishing things in India and started our paperwork from India for landing. All my pre arrival paperwork was what I read here in the forum and cross checking with CIC website. Me and my wife took exactly the amount of money as mentioned in CIC website, made separate declarations of all our stuff and declared all our money even to the single penny we changed. This part is the most important as this is where u enter Canada and it really reflects what you prepare yourself for. We were appreciated by the CBSA agent for doing an excellent paperwork job. This really sets the morale up since u are new and tired and you don't want the guys to bug you much and uplifts your morale in a good way. It took us about an Hour and a half for the entire process to complete (first time landing documentation). Please make sure you give a reliable address the time of your paperwork as it not only fastens your PR card process but saves you time from sending it again to cic.We were also blessed to have my wife's friend here as our guide who helped our integration become smooth. Canada - its huge guys, my initial response ( i landed in Vancouver) was its beautiful. We got a travel insurance from India for my wife and me at this moment she was 2 months into the pregnancy journey. We used AirBnb for selecting our house for the first few 7 days. We mostly lived around the bc women’s hospital area as my wife’s safety and wellbeing was a priority and we didn't know the area too well.Upon landing we straight away searched the nearest service Canada office and got done with the SIN registration. Was a breeze less than 5 minutes and we were done. Next we printed the MSP form and sent them the paperwork. Its 2 months and the remainder of the time since u landed. In our case it was 2 months 3 days from the day our coverage began. Our initial impression about transportation was that it’s not that well connected the bus routes and sky trains are only concentrated to the major areas or major service areas and hubs and having a car is a necessity which also brings up the question of licenses. We were like everyone very much tensed about the left hand drive but let me tell you if you drive in India this is not that much of a task. Lot of people told us to get driving experience letters from India well firstly we tried a lot but there is nothing of that sort in Delhi as such and doesn't make a difference. It’s all transparent here nothing to get worried if u clear your test within 10 days you get license without any hassles. The most impressive things about Canada is that the government is the easiest to deal with and they really look at service standards. Be it service Canada, health BC, identity cards or ICBC everyone's really courteous even if you really ask dumb questions they really don't mind answering you.About living expenses i was living right in Vancouver about the west end so it was costly and yes overall its really expensive to live here, I don't really know about other places like Burnaby or Richmond maybe a bit less but once u start earning you get to know the expenses. Fuel is in comparison to India is very cheap and living in Vancouver we have the option of filing up from a US gas station(if you have the necessary visa). Travelling by bus or sky train costs u about 2.75$ for 2 hours not that much and overall an expenditure of 250 fortnightly on food and other grocery from superstore of course. There are tons of Indian stores here so don't even bother about getting anything from India except for a first few days after that it’s all here.Medical yes is a free but u are paying premiums for that. I was covered by my employer from the day premiums started so i didn't feel the pressure but it’s roughly about 140-145 for family of 3(check msp rates for better clarification) Dental, vision and others are not at all covered. Finding a good doctor should always be a priority who accepts new patients.Job- yes the foremost important part after coming to Canada....I have only done my graduation from India my wives the one who's got the masters but overall it’s an average scenario. We usually did about 50-60 job applications a day and jobs were either similar to our previous positions or a bit lower. Its tense to get work here as u are in competition of many new people who like us are also immigrating to Canada so its about luck and the amount of patience you want to bear. But indeed, work bc, indeed.ca and Find Jobs. Build a Better Career. Find Your Calling. such sites give you almost all the jobs available here.All in all to summarize our experience:1. Canada is a beautiful country expanding at a amazing pace. 2. Jobs are there but all you need is patience and luck.3. Living standard is not low even in India, so its the same in Canada.4. Health facilities are excellent.5. Hassle free government contact (that too not much.)6. Good transport infrastructure.7. Friendly people.So i wish all the very best to more people who are applying, want to apply, anxious after submitting their applications and those who are on the brisk of flying to Canada after getting PR.
For an Indian national living in the US on a work-visa, what are some avenues available to move to Canada?
There are no “avenues”. There is only one avenue and that is to apply through the standard Express Entry immigration program. How Express Entry works. You would fall in the Skilled Worker category. Determine your eligibility - Federal skilled workers.You can increase your chances of getting Permanent Resident status by:Getting a job offer. There are software jobs available in BC and Ontario (other places too, just not so many). B.C. tech sector growing so fast it’s hard to measure size of industryor, getting a Provincial Nomination from any province. There are additional applications to fill out for Provincial Nomination, but getting a nomination means that the province thinks you will have no difficulty finding a job if you come. You have to live and work in the Province that nominates you.