Sanity Rules! Wrote:
> Face the facts... Wrote:
> > Most of these migrants are actually refugees
> > fleeing the fallout from decades worth of
> > disastrous US policies in the region.
> Did Canada bitch & whine when US draft evaders &
> conscientious objectors felt oppressed?
> Did well educated US emigres take Canadian jobs? I
> bet they did!
> The pea - pickers on this forum are vile
> scoundrels ALWAYS trolling for an emotional
> When they get one, their completely empty lives
> allow them the "fun" of posting incendiary pith &
> vinegar whenever the opportunity rises.
> Most of them act as if they're homophobic & over -
> compensating for god knows what.
> It's difficult not to derive satisfaction from
> riling these simpletons...maybe it's seems like a
> charitable thing to do.
Canada has more strict immigration policies than we do.
Much more selective and merit-based and there are specific protections against taking Canadian jobs.
Don't ever say that you're going there for work when they ask you at customs when crossing the border without necessary papers or you'll be turned back or in for a long review. Going to a meeting, there for business purposes, etc., is fine. But you can't be staying.
Immigration to Canada from the USA as a permanent resident
Canada has a range of permanent residency programs for those seeking immigration to Canada from the USA. The system of selecting candidates for many popular economic programs (i.e. not family reunification, or refugee programs) is called Express Entry.
Applicants will need to become eligible under one of the following federal economic immigration programs:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Class;
- The Canadian Experience Class; or
- The Federal Skilled Trades Class.
A portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are streamlined through Express Entry, but candidates must be eligible under one of the three federal programs in order to enter the pool.
Each program has its own criteria, and the Express Entry system can help you discover which ones you may be eligible for.
To get started, candidates seeking immigration to Canada from the USA can submit an Express Entry profile to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the government department that processes applications. Candidates will be assessed to determine their eligibility for at least one of these programs.
They will need to provide some information on their foreign work history, Canadian work history (if any), qualifications, and language ability in either English or French. From there, they will be assigned a score out of 1,200 points, under what’s called the Comprehensive Ranking System.
You can receive up to 600 points right away if a Canadian province has agreed to nominate you for residency, under a Provincial Nomination Program.
Twice a month, usually, IRCC will select the top-ranking candidates and invite them to complete their application. In other words, anyone with a score above the minimum cut-off, will receive an invitation to apply.
The cut-off is typically between 420 and 460 points, but varies from draw to draw. You can see what the most recent cut-off was on our Express Entry Draw page.
To learn more see our Express Entry Canada guide on Moving2Canada. For other programs, visit our Permanent Residency section.
Immigration to Canada from the USA using NAFTA
Note: A new agreement, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), has been signed but is not yet ratified. The immigration provisions of NAFTA remain in effect at this time.
There are three key ways you can obtain a work permit using the North American Free Trade Agreement. These categories are:
1. NAFTA Professional
Candidates in this category must meet the following criteria:
Qualified in one of the targeted professions (including accountants, architects, engineers, lawyers, teachers, medical and scientific staff).Must have pre-arraanged work in one of these fields.Self-employed work is not elgible.
2. NAFTA Intra-Company Transfers
Staff of an American company can transfer to a Canadian branch of the firm. The following requirements apply:
Must have been in continuous employment at the firm for at least one of the last three years.Must be employed by the company when applying.Must work in a specialized or managerial role.
3. NAFTA Traders and Investors
Suitable for those who are investing in a Canadian business, and are seeking immigration to Canada from the USA or Mexico to grow that business.
Under Express Entry changes that were introduced in November 2016, work permit holders under NAFTA may be eligible for bonus points in their permanent residency candidacy.