A prospective immigrant applies with his/her qualifications and a substantial fees (around 1 K) and they evaluate the application on a point system based on criteria such as education level, job experience, demand of that profession in Canada, ties with Canada etc. If selected the Canadain govt helps in the job search. This is a very crude summary of the process. The following post from the newsgroup misc.immigration.canada points to more detailed info.
I hope this helps for people and/or their relatives intending to immigrate to North America, especially people fed-up with the visa rejections from the US consulates.
, ao104@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Josh Byer) wrote: S.C.R.I Canada Immigration Services and Consultants ___________________________________________________ Fully registered, incorperated and licensed under Canadian Law. Immigration To Canada To obtain a Canadian Visa for: (1) Permanent Residence (2) Work Permit (3) Sponsorship (4) Student Visa (5) Visitor Visa (6) Business Programs and Investment Place d'Armes Montreal Quebec CANADA Please, in your fax/letter, include your name, address, occupation, education and date of birth. As well, please label your application with the designation "IMM". We shall help you to properly complete and register the application Visa Forms with the Canadian Immigration Departments serving your area of residence, and in Canada.
In addition, the Department of Citizenship and Immigration has opened a WWW site that ought to provide some helpful information, including various guides and application forms. It is located at
Third parties do not expedite immigration processing in the Canadian immigration system. The vast majority of immigration applications do not require the intervention of counsel.
Our feeling is that if you can access this message on the internet, you ought to seriously consider accessing the newsgroup misc.immigration.canada to assist you in your immigration or visit to Canada.
We hope this helps!
Richard Kurland, Lexbase@interlink.net Fax: (514) 847-1370
Vice-Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Region, Immigration Sec.
Vice-President, Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association
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