- Q?What is the permanent resident visa?
- A.Permanent residence visa status provides the same rights, benefits, and responsibilities as are given to Canadian citizens except the possibility to – vote, serve in the army, and the inability to carry a Canadian passport. All that becomes possible once Canadian citizenship is received.
- Q?How long is the entire Immigration process?
- A.In very approximate terms, the process to receive your permanent residence status can take around 12-18 months (or less). That being said, it can be shorter. The REAL time it would take to process a large part depends on how fast you (as the client) will provide us with all the information and documents required by the Immigration authorities of Canada.
- It is important to understand that this process must not be seen as an external part of one’s life, but as something that in no way interferes with one’s regular life, and something that is an extension of one’s regular life. What makes this possible is the fact that Canada has such a FLEXIBLE physical residency requirement.
- Q?I’m currently living / working in Dominican Republic – but I am a citizen of another country (in fact, my family still resides there). My question is: Can I start the Immigration process from here in the Dominican Republic?
- A.Yes, you can start your Immigration process from where you are living now.
- Q?What is the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program?
- A.The Federal Skilled Worker program has its own requirements, which include the need to have experience in one of the occupations that are listed in the Federal Skilled Worker occupations list. Your formal evaluation assessment will indicate whether or not you are eligible for the FSW program. If you did not receive your formal evaluation, please CLICK HERE.
- Q?What are the English exams?
- A.If mentioned in your formal evaluation assessment, you will be required to successfully complete the IELTS exam (International English Language Testing System). It is not necessary to complete the IELTS exam before becoming a GNA client. CLICK HERE for more details about the IETLS exam.
- Q?What are the French exams?
- A.If mentioned in your formal evaluation assessment, you will be required to successfully complete ANY of the French exams: TEF, DELF, DALF, TCT, TEFAQ OR TCT-Quebec. It is not necessary to complete any of the French exams before becoming a GNA client. CLICK HERE for more details about the French exams options.
- Q?Am I required to complete the English and / or French language exams before becoming a GNA client?
- A.No, it is not required. However, it is only necessary to attain and successfully complete the language exam(s) (mentioned in your specific formal evaluation assessment) when submitting your file to the Canadian Immigration authorities (months after becoming a GNA client). If you have not received your formal evaluation, please CLICK HERE.
ARRIVED TO CANADA
- Q?Is there a requirement to specifically live in Quebec for a certain period of time, after Immigrating to Canada?
- A.No, you are able to live anywhere in Canada and enjoy ALL the benefits, opportunities, and social benefits that all Canadians have! As a Canadian permanent resident, there is no prohibition to live in any part of Canada! Canada is a free country where one can move without any limitation!
- Q?After Immigrating to Canada, am I required to work the occupation that I mentioned in my application form?
- A.No, you are not required to work the occupation that you mentioned in your application form. You are able to work in any occupation that you desire.
- Q?What is the course of time, between receiving my permanent resident visa and entering Canada?
- A.The course of time is 12 months (1 year) from the day you complete your medical exams.
- Q?What is the course of time before I am able to apply for Canadian Citizenship?
- A.After living in Canada for 3 years, with a Permanent Resident visa, you are able to apply for Canadian Citizenship.
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