I make an exploratory visit to Canada before submitting my application?
Ans:- You are under no obligation to make
an exploratory visit. However, we do recommend such visits as many
applicants find them beneficial. As well as providing the opportunity
to meet with provincial officials, they give you a chance to acquire
first-hand knowledge about living and doing business in Canada, knowledge
which can only assist you when the time comes to proceed with a specific
business project. You may need a Canadian visitor visa to travel to
Canada for an exploratory visit. Please contact our office for assistance.
I come to Canada as a student is it possible to become permanent after
will be given one year to apply their skill in Canada. During that
year, some qualified applicants may wish to make an application for
my spouse is not with me, can he/she take the exam in another country?
Ans:- Yes, medical examinations can be taken
at the nearest DMP.
my spouse work also?
Yes, your spouse is free to work anywhere and in any occupation.
my children study?
Education is compulsory for children under 16 years of age. Public
taxes support the education of all children in Canada through the
are my options if I want to work in Canada?
only option is to apply for a Canadian permanent residence and then
once we get your Canadian permanent residence then you can work anywhere
and for any employer in Canada.
type of permanent Canadian immigration status do I get?
will get what is called “landed immigrant status”. This is the same
as a US green card but only for Canada.
the employer still have to go through all the advertising and rejecting
formalities mentioned above before the employer hires me once I am
a permanent resident of Canada?
No, since you will have the permanent resident status of Canada
then you will be treated same as a Canadian citizen and the employer
does not have to obtain any permission from any government body.
I have to pay tax?
Ans:- After becoming a permanent resident,
an individual would be required to pay Canadian taxes as per Canadian
I heard that the Right
of Landing Fee has been eliminated, is this correct?
Ans:- As of February 28, 2000 the Right of
Landing Fee has been eliminated for refugees only.
I apply as an entrepreneur or as an investor?
Ans:- You should first carefully assess the
definitions to determine if you meet both of them, and therefore have
this choice available to you. If you do, the decision is up to you.
The categories are accorded equal priority in terms of visa processing
times. Each category has its own particular characteristics.
all the money that I brought with me is finished and I still do not
have a job, will the Canadian government provide a allowance for me
to live on?
person who is as ambitious and skilled as you are will not be living
on the street. While it will be difficult to get started, once on
track you will have no problems. If you should need temporary assistance
once all your own resources are depleted, there are various government
and community agencies which can.
be the case that I apply for a Canadian Citizenship, do I loose
my original one?
Ans:- No, you don't, as Canada recognizes
I extend the Record of Landing if it expires?
Ans:- No. Once it has been expired, it cannot
be extended, so if by any chance the person do not enter in Canada
within this one year period, then he/she will have to reapply
have applied for permanent residence under the Independent category.
Can I simultaneously apply for a temporary non-immigrant employment
Applicants who wish to obtain a temporary authorization visa must
start the process to obtain an employment authorization with the assistance
of the prospective employer in Canada who in turn must file an application
with the Canada Employment authorities inside Canada. It is only after
the employment authorities have confirmed the hiring the application
would be forwarded to the appropriate visa office outsided Canada
for immigration assessment and processing. This is known as “arranged
employment”. As the processing time and validation takes up to 4 months,
it would not be beneficial in most cases, for the applicant to apply
for a temporary authorization visa during the processing of an application
for permanent residence.
When can I apply for the Canadian Citizenship?
Ans:- You can apply only after you have been
physically living in Canada for a time of 3 years, so you should discount
all the periods you have been going out.
I have immigrant status how long does it last?
must proceed to Canada within one
year of issues of visa. Once there you will remain a permanent
resident until you become a Canadian citizen or if you have frequent
and/or lengthy absence from Canada.
I go out of Canada any time, after being landed?
Ans:- Yes, you can. The only condition to
keep your landing is that you should reside in Canada a minimum
of 183 days in a year. These days are accumulative, meaning it
doesn't have to be in a continuous way.
the Canadian Immigration Department help me to find a job?
Ans:- No. That is your responsibility. There
are settlement services available, however and you can find out about
these from Canada Immigration Centers, Canada Human Resources Development
Centers and placement professionals.
I make any kind of investment in Canada I want in order to qualify
in the investor category?
Ans:- No. You can only invest in a business
or fund that: a) has qualified under the Business Immigration Program
and b) has an investment proposal whose offering period has not yet
expired and whose maximum subscription level has not yet been met.
An investment offering qualifies under the program after it has passed
a two-stage process. First, the province where the investment will
be made reviews the proposal. If it is established that the project
will make a positive contribution to the province economic development,
the proposal passes on to a review by federal government officials,
primarily to ensure the project set-up complies with Canada Immigration
Act and Regulations. Offerings which pass this review process can
be placed on the market and sold only for a defined time period. Once
the marketing period has expired, the offering is no longer an eligible
investment that is, they may neither market nor sell subscriptions.
A list of all currently active investment offerings is available on
request from visa offices.
I get my permanent immigration can I work for any employer or am I
restricted to one employer?
can work for any employer and there are no restrictions at all.
would my immigration application be refused? What are the consequences
of a refusal?
Ans:- Among the most common reasons for refusal
are failure to meet the following requirements of Canada immigration
1) You are unable to prove to the visa officer that you
meet the immigration criteria;
2) You and/or your dependents fail to meet the prescribed
3) You and/or your dependents do not pass criminal or
If your application is refused, a visa officer will advise you in
writing by of the reasons for the refusal. You are free to apply again
for immigration to Canada anytime. The fact that they have previously
refused you will not affect your subsequent application. However,
you must show that you have overcome the reasons why they refused
your first application.
Will Taurus Infotek pay for my initial accommodation upon my arrival
Ans:- No, you must pay for your own accommodation
and other expenses involved in moving to Canada.
have heard that the procedure is different if I want to go to Quebec?
right , although it still follows the points system. You do not apply
directly to the Canadian high commission, but to your nearest Quebec
Immigration Services office.
I hire an immigration
consultant or attorney ? Will they help me to get my application approved?
is entirely up to you. It is no guarantee of approval, but those who
anticipate some difficulties might like to consider this option.
I choose to apply in one business immigration category and later decide
to switch to the other, can I do so?
Ans:- You may - it depends on the timing of
your decision. If it is early enough in the processing of your application,
you can generally switch from entrepreneur to investor or vice versa
without any consequences. You must inform the responsible visa office
in writing of your request.
Note: If you wish to switch from the investor to the entrepreneur
category, and have already committed funds to an investment offering,
before contacting the visa office, you should get in touch with the
manager of the investment offering to find out if, and under what
circumstances, your funds may be returned to you. Once you have been
issued a visa, you cannot, under any circumstances, switch categories.
If you are issued an entrepreneur visa, you must establish a business
within two years. If you are issued an investor visa, your money will,
by law, remain locked into your chosen investment for the five year
I have to pay fees?
Ans:- Yes, applications for permanent residence
must include the appropriate non- refundable processing fees for applicants
and their accompanying dependants. As well, a Right of Landing Fee
of CAN $ 975 is levied to any person who is at least 19 years of age
applying for permanent residence.
can I apply for a returning resident permit?
Ans:- The permits can be applied for either
in Canada or overseas. You can obtain a returning resident permit
by applying at any Canadian Immigration Centre before you leave Canada.
If you are already abroad, you can apply at the nearest Canadian Embassy,
High Commission or Consulate, where you will have to satisfy the visa
officer that you have not ceased to be a permanent resident of Canada.
Permits are valid for the period of time stated on the form, usually
no longer than 12 months. The period may in certain cases extend up
to 24 months.
I have a Canadian offer of employment to qualify as a Skilled Worker?
Ans:- You are not required to obtain an offer
of an employment to qualify as a Skilled Worker.
I have dual citizenship?
Ans:- According to Canada's Citizenship Act, Canadian
citizens are allowed to hold dual citizenship. This means that they
will not lose their Canadian citizenship if they become a citizen
of another country.
I have my landing documents date extended?
Ans:- No. Visa has got a validity. failure
to travel within the stipulated time could mean that the applicant
I apply if I do not yet have the required minimum work experience?
Ans:- Applicants without one year of work
experience in an "open" occupation (6 months for applicants destined
to Quebec or Manitoba) are required to demonstrate arranged employment.
How much money do I have bring to Canada when I migrate to Canada?
Ans:- You would have stated an amount on your
application form depending on your family size. This is the amount
that should be available. For your own purpose you may refer to cost
of living factors contained in this
Can I include
parents in my application?
Ans:- Parents can be sponsored after the applicant
becomes a Canadian landed permanent resident. In exceptional cases,
an elderly parent can be included as an accompanying dependant.
I get a work permit to work in Canada?
but you have to be sponsored by an employer in Canada.
I temporarily enter US ?
Ans:- Canadian permanent residents holding
Indian citizenship (along with citizens of many others countries),
are exempted from obtaining entry visas for temporary visits to the
are my chances of a Canadian employer sponsoring me to come to Canada
to work on a work permit in Canada?
Slim to nil. Canadian employers are not excited about going
offshore to recruit employees and going through various government
formalities and bureaucracy to bring you to Canada.
do you mean by formalities and bureaucracy that an employer must go
It is very difficult for a Canadian employer to bring in a
foreign employee to work in Canada. The employer has to show that
he/she has released nation-wide advertisements to fill the position
that the employer wants to hire you for. Once he gets the response
for his/her advertisement then the employer has to interview all candidates.
And if the employer wants to hire you only, then the employer must
refuse each candidate and give valid reasons to the government as
to why the employer is rejecting Canadian permanent residents for
the job. Only if the reasons for refusing each candidate are valid
will the government give the permission to bring in a foreign worker
(i.e. you). (As you can see the government wants to protect the jobs
for candidates who are permanent residents of Canada or Canadian citizens)
are the chances that an employer will offer a job to me while I am
not in Canada?
to nil, Canadian employers will not usually hire candidates without
a personal interview. Canadian employers do not conduct telephone
interviews. In the interview they are not only determining your technical
skills but also your personal suitability and your ability to get
along with other employees. Secondly, no employer will wait for your
immigration clearance to get approved. It may take up to five months
for the whole procedure to be done and my experience has shown that
very rarely does a employer wait that long for an employee.
Taurus Infotek pay my airline fare from India?
No, you must pay for your own airfare from India. But, with
our upper level services we will pick you up from the airport.
I have an aunt living in Canada. Will that help my application ?
Ans:- Yes, in that it will increase the number
of points you are awarded. Remember that your relative must be over
19 and a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
Once I obtain my Immigrant Visa, how long is it valid?
Ans:- Your Immigrant Visa will state
how long it will be valid for. Usually, it is valid for one year from
the date of the medical examine or date of acceptance. Immigrant visas
cannot be extended once issued. If applicants do not use the visas
within their validity, they must reapply for immigration to Canada.
effect will be there, if previously I had applied to Canada or US
Ans:- This is another sensitive area should
be addressed appropriately.
my application benefit if I have a close relative in Canada?
Ans:- Skilled Worker applicants will be awarded
bonus points if the close relative is a Canadian citizen or permanent
resident and over the age of 19 years. The applicant is then referred
to as an "assisted relative". To qualify as a close relative, the
Canadian citizen or permanent resident must be the applicant's uncle,
aunt, brother, sister, parent, nephew or niece.
are the fees to be paid for the immigration procedure?
Ans:- A person who applies for a Permanent
Residence of Canada should pay CAN$ 500.00 of processing fee for the
head of family and the same amount for the spouse (if applicable),
CAN$ 100.00 for each dependent child under the age of 19. If
your case is refused, these fees are not refundable. The person should
also pay the Right of Landing Fee (ROLF) CAN$ 975.00 applicable
to the head of family, the spouse (if the case)
and any dependent child over 19 years of age. The ROLF payment is
Can I accelerate
the immigration procedure?
Ans:- There is nothing that can be done to
speed up this regular process, as
there is no control over the operation of the Canadian Embassies
of my children is remaining in the UK. Does she still need to be included
in my application?
if she is less than 19 years of age and unmarried at the time of your
if I or my dependents are unable to travel to Canada before our visas
Ans:- The validity of a visa cannot be extended.
If your visa expires before you present it at a Canadian port of entry,
it is void. If you are still interested in immigrating to Canada,
you must return your unused visas to the visa office and make a new
How can I know if I am eligible to immigrate to Canada under the Skilled
Ans:- You should have at least one year of
full time work experience in an occupation which is in demand in Canada,
and under which you are qualified. This National Occupational List
is based in the Canadian. Government surveys of labour markets. You
should also have enough settlement funds to support yourself
and your family: CAN$ 10000.00 for the head of family plus CAN$ 2000.00
for each dependent. You could complete our Free Assessment Form
I get my permanent immigration and if I do not know anybody in Canada,
will the firm of Taurus Infotek assist me in settling in Canada?
we provide settlement services and they are listed on our services
and fees page.