We take pride in helping reunite families. We provide a complete set of services to help Permanent Residents and Citizens of Canada sponsor their foreign family.
Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:
The following are types of Family Sponsorships:
Express Entry is available to applicants in the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class are the categories in which you could apply for Express Entry.
How Express Entry works
For Express Entry candidates the maximum amount of points to obtain is 1200. Some factors that affect the points earned are:
There are different ways to improve a comprehensive ranking system score.
* The Provincial Nomination is one of the most relevant factors in terms of points when applying to express entry
Express Entry is a system used to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
Step 2: Get your documents ready
You need documents, such as language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry. Some documents take a long time to get.
Step 3: Submit your profile
An Express Entry profile is where you provide information about yourself.
Applications are placed in a pool of candidates. You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence
For Express Entry candidates the maximum amount of points to obtain is 1200.
It is firmly believed that Canada is in the top 10 when it comes to countries to start a business in. Canada is extremely rich in natural resources, has an immensely skilled labour force and a stable government. If you would like to immigrate to Canada as an Entrepreneur or Investor, you have several Entrepreneur and Investor Visa options available to you, including the general Start-up Visa Program and the provincial-specific Nominee Program. If you are successful with your application, you and your family can move to Canada together.
At Merit, we have a great deal of experience orienting new investors in the various components of the application process. We can help you decide which program fits your individual characteristics.
Provinces can nominate candidates to become permanent residents of Canada. Each province has its own categories based on their needs, under which each qualified candidate would have the option of applying. If you are applying to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry Program and you are nominated by a province as well, this may significantly speed up the process of been invited to apply for Permanent Residency.
This program is for workers who:
Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:
The following Provinces and Territories participate in Provincial Nominations:
To provide you with some insight, in Ontario (where Merit services has its Head Office) the following “streams” are available as of March 2020. These Streams “close” and “open” based on economic assessments.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is currently accepting applications under the following streams as of March 2020.
The following OINP streams are closed to applications as of March 2020:
*To apply under Ontario’s Express Entry streams, you must have a profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system and receive a Notification of Interest from Ontario.
Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:
Do you have an innovative business idea? If you can get support for your idea from one of the designated organizations, you may be able to immigrate to Canada. Contact us to Learn more about the start-up visa process and to learn more about the designated organizations.