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    • Business Immigration B-Investor Program

      Allows qualified business people the ability to make passive investments into a government fund and become landed immigrants. See Business Immigration Program and Immigrant Investor Program for more information. GOVERNMENT CONTACT: See Business Immigration Program for contact

      Business Immigration C- Self-Employed Program

      Allows permanent resident entry of applicants with relevant experience in cultural activities, athletics or farm management. See Business Immigration Program and Self Employed Program for more information. GOVERNMENT CONTACT: See Business Immigration Program for contact

      Business Immigration Program A- Entrepreneurs Program

      This program encourages and facilitates the admission of experienced entrepreneurs to Canada. See Business Immigration Program and Immigrant Entrepreneur Program. GOVERNMENT CONTACT: Ontario Immigration and Settlement Office 6th floor, 400 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M7A 2R9 1-800-267-7329 immigration@gov.on.ca

      Canadian Experience Class

      This program assists temporary foreign workers  or foreign students who graduated in Canada to make a transition from temporary to permanent residence. For application guides , information and forms, please visit  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/index.asp .

      Community Services for Newcomers

      Community services for newcomers include free services such as: language training help with everyday tasks finding a job helping newcomers adjust to life in Canada Visit http://www.servicesfornewcomers.cic.gc.ca/index.php to find the service of your chioce. GOVERNMENT CONTACT: Toronto CIC Information Call Centre 1-888-242-2100

      Enhanced Language Training

      The Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program started in 2003-2004 to provide newcomers with higher levels of language training in Canada’s two official languages. Through job-specific language training, ELT helps newcomers to more easily and quickly find and keep jobs for which they are qualified. For more information see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/partner/elt-spo.asp

      Foreign Credential Recognition

      The Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) program is one of the key components of the government’s Internationally Trained Workers Initiative. This initiative is an integrated, comprehensive strategy in which over 14 federal departments work together to address the barriers to working in Canada that internationally trained workers face. Through the FCR program, the Government of Canada […]

      Foreign Credential Referral Office

      The Foreign Credential Referral Office makes skilled newcomers and potential immigrants know if they are ready to work in Canada, the challenges they may face when trying to get a job and the  documents they may need. There is more information at  http://www.credentials.gc.ca/

      Job Search Workshops (JSW)

      JSW provides short-term pre-employment workshops designed especially for recent immigrants. It offers day, evening or Saturday classes (3-4 days), on Resume preparation, job applications, labour market information and interview preparation. It also provides free access to telephones, fax machines, photocopiers, and computers. GOVERNMENT CONTACT: www.jswontario.org 416-658-7499 or 1-800-813-2614

      Newcomer Information Centres (NIC)

      NIC provides for an Information and Referral Service for newcomers to Canada, which provides relevant and up-to-date information and; a self-directed Resource Centre. The following services are provided: Information and referral to community and government programs and services for settlement needs Group information sessions Computers and Internet access Access to fax and photocopier Friendly staff GOVERNMENT CONTACT: […]

      Occupation Specific Language Training

      Citizenship and Immigration Canada has funded 13 colleges across Ontario to offer occupation-specific language training courses at no cost to newcomers who • have training or experience in a specific occupation or sector but need to improve occupation-specific communication skills • have language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 6 to 8 in at […]

      Skilled Worker Program

      The Program invites skilled workers who  have education, work experience, knowledge of English or French and other abilities that will help them to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada to come and work in Canada. For details please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/index.asp

      Temporary or Transitional? – Migrant Workers’ Experiences with Permanent Residence in Canada

      Although more and more temporary migrant workers are becoming permanent residents in Canada, their experience with immigration opportunities remains under-studied. This study aims to fill that gap by examining the lived experience of migrant workers — in skilled and low-skilled occupations — who transition to permanent residence   Click here to read the report