Yes, you can immigrate to Canada with your family as a foreign skilled worker. Canada places a high value on family and reunion, and there are several pathways to becoming a permanent resident in Canada.
Knowing the visa that is right for you should be your first consideration, knowing fully how arduous the process of obtaining a visa ordinarily is, but the complex process could be simplified if you know how things work.
Canada’s thriving economy is proportionate to skilled immigration, and there are various visa streams that guarantee permanent resident visa if you satisfy the requirements.
One of the easiest ways of immigrating to Canada is through the Express Entry Pool.
The Express Entry is a novel approach by the Canadian government to ensure the Canadian workforce and society is filled with immigrants that have economic values hence the low crime rate in the country.
The Express Entry prioritizes foreign skilled workers based on age, work experience, education, language proficiency etc, and it is a point based system. The Comprehensive Ranking System allocates points to profile based on the same ranking factors. The profiles scoring the recommended CRS points are issued permanent resident visas. The whole process takes 6 months or less, and if you fail once, you can try again by improving on your weaknesses.
Some ways you can improve your CRS points is by getting a job offer from a Canadian employer, and also a nomination from a Province (600 points if you receive a nomination from a province).
You can indicate your interest to live and work in a particular province or territory and if your skill is in demand, you will receive a nomination. However, you are expected to live there for a long time, trying to change province after receiving a nomination is not advisable.
The following categories fall under the foreign skilled worker program.
Federal Skilled Worker: This is a federal immigration stream that targets skilled foreigners who desire to live and work in any provinces or territory outside of Quebec. Successful applicants can immigrate with their family to Canada as a permanent resident.
Provincial Nomination Program: This is an expedited immigration process for skilled foreign workers whose skills or occupation is in demand and they have indicated interest staying in the province. Getting a Provincial nomination is worth 600 points this is crucial to the Express Entry pool. Permanent resident visas will be issued to you if you qualify.
Quebec Skilled Worker: This Provincial immigration stream is independent of the federal express entry regulations. An applicant who wishes to move to the Province of Quebec may be eligible to submit an application through this unique program.
Investors and Entrepreneurs Visa: This visa stream is for candidates with a significant net worth and a desire to invest in the Canadian economy. This is an exclusive visa stream, the major requirement is a significant net worth.
Canadian Experience Class: Temporary workers or students who have enough Canadian work experience can switch their residency status through this visa stream to permanent residents.