The above Visa & Immigration resources would help you understand the complex Visa process more clearly. Be it a Study, Work or a PR visa, you can use the below tools so that your profile stands out among other applications.
Interacting with the above tools will help you understand the Canadian Immigration process and what you need to do to get a Canadian Visa. Using these tools will reduce the waiting time in securing a Canadian Visa.
Free Career Counselling – Helps you understand all the career options you have and ways to pursue them.
Why Study in Canada? – Gives you an insight of studying in Canada relating to Admission, tuition fee, cost of studying, advantages and also about working there as a student.
Canada is a popular destination for students looking to study abroad. The country offers a good quality of life with the UN declaring it as one of the best places to live. Toronto and Montreal are popular Canadian cities for overseas students.
There are three intakes in Canadian universities –fall, winter and summer. Most colleges have fall as their primary intake while some also offer a winter intake.
If you are planning to study in Canada, we advise you to apply well in advance because admissions and scholarships get difficult when you apply closer to the deadline. It is better to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts. Canada offers various study programs
- Certificate or diploma courses with a duration of one or two years
- Advanced diploma courses with duration of two or three years
- Undergraduate courses with a duration of three or four years
- Post- graduate course of two years
- D. with a duration of four or five years
Based on your needs and qualifications, decide on what you want to study. Explore your options based on location, cost, job opportunities and the kind of educational, social and cultural experience that you want.
Top reasons why international students choose Canada:
- Quality of the Canadian education system
- Tolerant and non-discriminatory nature of Canadian society
- A safe environment
- Prestige of degree or diploma from Canadian universities
- Availability of the desired program
Cost of studying in Canada
Universities in Canada do not have a standardized tuition fees, in fact it varies for each university. This depends on various factors- if you are a local or international student, the degree you want to do at the undergraduate or post-graduate level.
Cost of undergraduate courses: According to a report by Statistics Canada, the average fees for undergraduate students is CAD 29714. While humanities courses have lower tuition, while engineering and medicine courses are more expensive.
Cost of post-graduate courses: Again, the cost of postgraduate depends on the subject you want to study. The average tuition fees for these courses can be CAD 17,774. MBA courses are the most expensive compared to other courses.
The cost of studying in Canada will include other factors such as the cost of living and the student and visa application fees you will need to pay.
Entrance to universities in Canada
You must prepare for standardized tests such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS based on the requirements of the university or course you are applying to. You must register for these tests in advance. Prior preparation for these tests is also necessary. You can do this by attending coaching classes or taking online courses. Sometimes you may have to retake these tests to get the qualifying score.
Financing your studies
Before you leave for Canada, ensure that you have enough funds that will take care of your entire period of stay in the country. This should include funds for tuition fees, accommodation, food, clothes, local travel and other expenses. You must plan on how you will fund these expenses either with your personal savings, educational loans, scholarship etc.
Apply to Universities & Colleges – Helps you choose your Institute and the Course you intend to do. Also suggests the best options suited to your profile.
CANADA VISA RESOURCES
Get Education Loan – Helps you with information on how to get an education loan, documents required and your eligibility for a study loan
IELTS Coaching Anytime, Anywhere – Helps you choose an IELTS course with us according to your comfort.
IELTS Video Demos – Helps you understand the quality of IELTS training with Y-Axis even before taking it.
Find Jobs in Canada – Access to Y-Axis job portal which displays all the jobs available in Canada.
CSR Calculator – Offers you an eligibility check service based on points secured.
Concierge Services – Helps you with Visa documentation and Notary service
Latest Canada Immigration news – Gives you all the updated news on Canada immigration.
Travel across Canada – Helps you with information on Canadian visit visa and the documents
Saskatchewan EOI Calculator –It is a unique EOI (Expression of Interest) based on points into Saskatchewan Express entry and occupations that are in demand.
Quebec Skilled Worker Calculator – Gives you information on Quebec skilled workers visa, eligibility and documents required.
Canada Resume Builder/Resume Guide – Resume writing services that help you stand out among other applicants.
Resume Marketing Services – A service that markets your resume in the world market so that you get the best job based on your profile.
WHY MIGRATE TO CANADA?
Expand your business in Canada – Gives you all the information relating to Canada business visa, documents required and how can Y-Axis help you.
Options to set up a business in Canada
Setting up an already established business in Canada
The process of expanding an established foreign business in Canada is straightforward with every province having its own registration procedure and fees. If you wish to do business in different provinces, then you must follow the required procedure for each province.
Starting a new business in Canada
If you are a non-Canadian and want to start a new business or company in Canada, then you can use the country’s startup visa program.
Successful applicants can tie up with private companies in Canada and receive help on funding and guidance on running their business.
Eligibility requirements for visa applicants are:
- Have proof that the business has the required support
- Must fulfil the ownership requirements
- Must have the required proficiency in English or French
- Must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education
- Must have enough funds to settle in Canada and support dependent family members
- Must clear the medical tests and security requirements
Applicants for this visa must have the support or sponsorship of a specified Canadian venture capital fund, angel investor or business incubator to qualify for the visa.
Starting a business from outside Canada
Even if you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, and not living in Canada, you can still start a business in Canada. But you will have to be clear about the rules about who can and cannot start certain types of business in Canada. These rules are specific to each province. Some provinces provide the option to start the business by getting into a partnership or corporation agreement with one or more citizens or landed immigrants in Canada. You will first have to register your partnership or corporation in the province.
Owner Operator policy
Another option for business immigrants looking at investing in a business in Canada is using the Owner Operator policy offered by the Canadian government.
The Owner Operator policy is not a formal immigration program, but it is a work permit issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Under this policy foreign entrepreneurs who wish to acquire an existing business or start a new business in Canada must first apply for a work visa for the position of manager. They can qualify for a work permit as a Temporary Foreign Worker. They must be hired by an employer recognized as a business entity by the government.
In order to qualify as an owner-operator, the foreign employee/investor must be able to acquire controlling interest in the business he has been hired for. He can qualify as an owner-operator provided he gets the required immigration approval and displays sufficient interest to run the business.
Settle in Canada as an Entrepreneur – BCNP – Everything about settling in Canada on the British Columbia Nominee Program. Procedure, documents required and how Y-Axis can help you.
Relocate and Settle Permanently in Canada through the PNP program – Everything about the Provincial Nominee Program, documents required and how Y- Axis can help you.
Get Permanent Residency through the Manitoba PNP – Everything about Manitoba PNP. Documents required and how Y-Axis can help you.
Settle in Canada as an Investor – Nova Scotia Nominee Program – Everything about Nova Scotia Nominee Program, documents required and how Y-Axis can help you.
Bring your dependents ton Canada – Everything about Dependent Visa to Canada, documents required and how Y-Axis can help you.
WHY CANADA IS BEST NATION TO WORK?
Work permits documents – Everything about work permit to Canada, eligibility, documents required and how Y-Axis can help you.
There are two types of work permits given by Canadian authorities- open work permit and an employer-specific work permit. An open work permit basically allows you to work for any employer. This visa is not job-specific, so applicants do not require the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer letter from an employer who has paid the compliance fee.
With an open work permit, you can work for any employer in Canada except for those companies that do not comply with labor requirements or are involved in services like escort services, erotic massage or exotic dancing.
The employer-specific work permit as the name suggests is a permit that allows you to work for a specific employer.
Conditions on the work permit
While the employer-specific work permit pertains to a single employer, the open work permit can come with certain conditions that will be written on it. These include:
- Type of work
- Places where you can work
- Duration of work
Eligibility requirements to apply for a work permit from outside Canada
Irrespective of the work permit you are applying for, there are certain eligibility requirements you must meet, these include:
- Provide proof to the immigration officer that you will leave Canada on the expiry of your work permit
- Proof of financial resources that can support yours and your family’s stay in Canada during the work permit validity
- Proof that you have no history of a criminal record
- Proof that you are in good health and are willing to undergo a medical examination
- Must prove that you are not a danger to Canada’s society
- Willingness to adhere to the conditions of your work permit
- Meet eligibility conditions such as language skills, biometric data, and insurance to prove that you can enter Canada
Eligibility requirements to apply for a work permit from inside Canada
In order to apply for a work permit from inside Canada, you must meet certain conditions. These include:
- Having a valid study permit
- Your spouse or common-law partner or parents have a study or work permit
- You are a graduate from a program at a Canadian University
- You have a temporary residence permit that is valid for six months
- You have made a PR application from inside Canada and waiting for a response
- You have made or intend to make a claim for refugee protection
- You have been recognized as a refugee by the IRCC
- You are a trader, investor, under intra-company transfer or are a professional under NAFTA
Work In Canada As A Skilled Tradesperson – Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program Details, documents required and how Y-Axis can help you.
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. As long as you meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as per the National Occupational Classification, and can meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you are in a great position to apply for the FSTP Program. The key features of this program are:
- Get Invited by IRCC with CRS as low as 199
- More than 100 designated trades and occupations
- Applicants are not required to prove their level of education to enter the pool.
- Great opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Provinces like Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Eligibility requirements for the Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Must have an employment offer from two employers in Canada who have agreed to an employment term of at least one year or you must have a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial body
- Must have work experience in a skilled trade for at least two years in a full-time or part-time job
- Must meet or exceed the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) ranking or required language levels in English or French needed for the job by taking the relevant tests
- Applicant must intend to work and live outside Quebec
- Applicant must demonstrate his ability to meet the job requirements of the skilled trade as per NOC requirements
Though the FSTP does not have education requirements, an applicant who wants to earn points for his CRS score under the Express Entry system must provide:
- Proof of education- Canadian High School or Post-Secondary certificate, diploma or degree
- International applicants with a foreign degree must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC
FSTP admission requirements
If you wish to enter Canada through the FSTP program, ensure that you have no reason to become ineligible to qualify for the program. This includes:
- You are a security risk
- You have a record of international or human rights violations
- You are convicted of a crime within or outside of Canada
- You have critical health issues
- You have financial troubles
- You gave false information in your application or interview
- One of your family members is barred from entering Canada
Address and Details of the Canadian Embassies & Consulates in India
Street Address: 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021, India.
Telephone: +91 11 4178 2000
Fax: +91 11 4178 2023
Street Address: World Trade Center, 22nd Floor, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore 560055, Karnataka, India
Telephone: +91 80 4924 7000
Fax: +91 80 4924 7005
Street Address: C413-C416, 4th Floor, Elante Office Complex, Plot No. 178-178A, Industrial & Business Park, Phase 1, Chandigarh 160002, India
Telephone: +91 172 505 0300
Fax: +91 172 505 0323
Street Address: Duncan House, 31 Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata 700 001, India
Telephone: +91 33 2242 6820
Fax: +91 33 2242 6828
Street Address: Indiabulls Financial Centre, Tower 2, 21st Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road West, Mumbai 400 013, India
Telephone: +91 22 6749 4444
Fax: +91 22 6749 4454