Visa conditions and documents

Canadian visa

Canada visa requirements

 

General conditions

Be physically healthy.

Take Canadian approved medical tests (usually required for permanent resident visas)

Complete the Canadian fingerprinting process.

Do not have a bad criminal record.

Show that you will leave Canada after your authorized period of stay (for temporary resident visas)

Show that you have ties to your country such as having a job, home, property and family that will cause you to return to your country (for temporary residence visas)

Show that you have sufficient financial ability for the duration of your stay in Canada. For permanent residence visas, you must show 6 months of living expenses and for temporary residence visas, you must show 12 months of living expenses according to the LICO table.

  LICO stands for Low Income Cut-off  which means the minimum amount of income that is equal to the poverty line in urban areas of Canada. The Laico amount is published annually by the Canadian Immigration Service in proportion to the number of family members.

 

Specific conditions

In addition to the general conditions mentioned, specific conditions are required for each type of Canadian visa. In the following, we mention some types of Canadian visas and some of their special conditions.

 

1- Federal skilled worker visa

having work experience in occupations that   fall under occupational no. 0, A or B in the Canadian occupation classification system ;

work experience for at least one year (1560) obtained within 12 months;

Having IELTS General with a score of at least 6 in all 4 language skills or its French equivalent score

Earn a minimum CRS score

2- Canadian startup visa

Having IELTS General with a score of at least 5

Obtaining support letters from supporting and approved organizations in Canada

Having an innovative idea based on technology

3- Provincial entrepreneurship visa

Having at least 2 years of business ownership or senior management experience

Having a net worth (the amount is different for different provinces)

Having an amount for investment (the amount is different for different provinces)

Exploratory trip (mandatory for some provinces)

4- Canadian study visa

Obtaining admission from a Canadian higher education institution with a DLI number

Having enough financial resources to pay tuition and living expenses for one year

Having sufficient dependence on the country of origin

5- Work visa

Getting a job offer from a Canadian employer

Obtaining a positive LMIA from the Canadian Department of Labor

6- Tourist visa

Have a good travel history

Having an invitation letter from Canada

 

Required documents for Canadian visa

In order to apply for any Canadian visa, you must provide the necessary documents for that type of program. Some documents are common to all visas and some are specific to that type of visa.

 

General documents

Identification documents  such as valid passport, translation of birth certificate, marriage certificate (if any), end of service card or exemption for men

Proof of no bad background

Medical examination documents  (for Canadian permanent residence visas)

Employment documents  such as employment letter, insurance history, salary slips of the last few months or company registration documents if you have a company or acquisition certificate

Degrees

Documents related to assets  such as land, house, apartment, shop, car, etc

Financial documents  such as bank statements and bank statements

 

Dedicated documents

1- Federal skilled worker visa

Language Certificate

A certificate of equivalency of a degree from one of the organizations evaluating documents in Canada

Job offer (not required but having it will increase your CRS score)

2- Canadian startup visa

Language Certificate

Letter of support from sponsoring organizations

3- Provincial entrepreneurship visa

Invitation letter from the provincial government

Support letter from the provincial government

Business plan or business plan

4- Canadian study visa

Letter of Acceptance

Deposit payment receipt (if any)

Scholarship letter (if any)

5- Work visa

Job offer letter from the employer

A signed contract between the employer and the applicant

LMIA approval letter

6- Tourist visa

Invitation from relatives or friends

Inviting employment and financial documents

Medical insurance for possible problems

 

How to obtain a Canadian visa

1. Assess your eligibility for various Canadian visas.

First, consider your conditions such as age, language score, education level, financial ability, etc. and match them with the requirements for each of the Canadian visas. On the immigration to Canada page, various immigration programs and Canadian visas are explained, which you can read to evaluate your situation. 

If you do not have enough knowledge to search for materials and evaluate your situation, you can   get help from immigration consultants and lawyers approved by the Canadian Immigration Department .

2. Choose your suitable immigration program.

After evaluating your situation and reviewing various Canadian programs and visas, now it's time to choose the best Canadian immigration program based on your existing conditions.

3. Prepare the required documents.

After choosing the type of visa, prepare a checklist of documents required for that program and scan the documents.

4. Enter the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and choose the type of visa you want. 

At this stage, you must choose one of the various Canadian immigration programs and visas, such as work visas, visitor visas, study visas, and immigrant programs and click on it.

5. Create an account and upload the necessary documents and forms.

Enter your personal information in the account creation section and answer the application questions. Then upload the required documents and forms in the specified sections.

6. Pay for the application and fingerprinting (if you haven't done Canadian fingerprinting before). 

After uploading the documents, prepare your credit card and pay the application fees.

7. Make an appointment for Canadian fingerprinting at one of the fingerprinting centers under the supervision of the Embassy of Canada (VAC) and take your biometrics on the specified date. 

After submitting the application, a biometric letter will be sent to you. Login to the VFS Global website and make an appointment using the fingerprint information and complete the process on the specified date and place.

8. After the visa is approved, send your passport to the Canadian Embassy in Iran's neighboring countries to insert the visa label and pick up the Canadian visa.

If your visa application is approved, the Canadian Immigration Department will ask you in a letter to send your passport to include a visa label.

It should be noted that the steps mentioned are general steps, and in some immigration programs, such as investment visas, entrepreneurship, or PNP provincial selection programs, there are other steps, such as interviews or exploratory trips. To get more information in this field, you can read the page related to each program mentioned at the beginning of the article.

Chances of getting a Canadian visa

The chances of obtaining a Canadian visa are low or high depending on your circumstances. Your circumstances may be such that your chances of getting a Canadian study visa are high, but you don't have much chance of getting a Canadian investment visa.

Factors that increase the chances of obtaining Canadian temporary residence visas

In short-term visas such as study visas, work visas, or Canadian visitor visas,  any factor that shows that you will leave this country after the end of your short-term stay in Canada:

These invoices must be in the country of origin and include:

  •  Having a family 
  • Having a job and a higher job offer or having a business, company and employees who work there;
  • Having property such as house, land, shop

Factors that increase the chances of obtaining Canadian permanent residence visas

In Canadian permanent residence programs such as Express Entry and Federal Skilled Worker, which is a subset of Express Entry, or provincial investment and entrepreneurship programs that are based on points, any factor that increases  your score for that program also increases the chances of a visa,  such as :

  • Obtaining a higher language score (English or French) and/or presenting a second language (English or French)
  • An increase in the amount of net assets and/or an increase in the amount of investment
  • More work experience
  • Higher education degree
  • younger age
  • Receive a job offer in the Federal Express Entry Program
  • Having first-degree relatives in Canada
  • English or French language skills of the applicant's spouse (if married)
  • Education of the applicant's spouse and children in Canada (if married)
  • The work history of the applicant's spouse in Canada (if married)

Duration of Canadian visa issuance

The duration of the review of cases varies according to the type of visa. In Canadian temporary residence visas, the duration of reviewing cases and issuing visas is usually less than 6 months, but in permanent residence visas, the duration of reviewing applications is 6 months or more.

In the table below, you can see the latest update of the Immigration Department in the review of each of the Canadian visas:

Last update: August 9, 2022

Immigration program Average processing time for cases
tourist visa 174 days
Super Visa 115 days
Study visa 12 weeks
business visa 31 weeks
Atlantic immigration program 18 months
Federal Skilled Worker 26 months
Canadian experience 14 months
Federal Skill Trade 46 months
Provincial program 17 months
self-employment 41 months
Quebec investment 64 months
Quebec Skilled Worker 29 months
Startup visa 32 months
spousal sponsorship (within Canada) 15 months
spousal sponsorship (outside of Canada) 24 months
Child sponsorship Unknown
Sponsorship of parents and grandparents 36 months

You can see the duration of their review by visiting the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and selecting the type of visa you are applying for.

It should be noted that the processing time for Canadian visa applications does not always go according to what is written on the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and it may take less or longer than this period.

How to track the visa response

After submitting the visa file and taking Canadian fingerprints, you can follow up on your visa in several ways:

1. Daily Check of Visa Portal:  Check your portal through which you have submitted your visa documents every day. To do this, enter your visa account on the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and enter your username and password. After entering the portal,   check the latest status of your case in the Check Application Status section.

2. Submitting a web form:  If the visa processing time is prolonged, submit a web form to follow up on the result of your visa. The web form is an online tool for sending a request and it is in the form of a form that you have to fill and write your request text in the specified field.

  • If you have applied for a visa from outside of Canada, since the visa application for Iranians is reviewed at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, you must apply through IRCC Webform - Ankara;
  •  If you have submitted your visa application from within Canada, you can send your application to IRCC Webform to track the visa result.

If you entered a web form once and did not receive an answer quickly, we recommend you to be a little patient and do not enter the web form continuously. After some time, Immigration Canada will finally respond.

3. Send email to Canadian Immigration:  Another way to track your visa result is to send email to Canadian Immigration. In this case, send your request or question to question@cic.gc.ca.

4. Contacting the Canadian Immigration Department:  Another way to follow up on your visa is to contact the Canadian Immigration Department.

The desired phone numbers include:

We recommend that you do not contact the Canadian Immigration Department frequently. If you face a delay in the response and visa issuance, it is better to prioritize methods 1 to 3, and if you still do not receive a response, then call them.

5. Correspondence with a member of the Canadian Parliament:

If you tried methods 1 to 4 and still did not get results, in the next step you can correspond with a Member of Parliament (MP) of the province where you are going to live later. Of course, this is if you have relatives in Canada who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and you can do this through them.

To do this, enter the Parliament of Canada page and select the member of your choice there and correspond with him about the status of your visa case.

Members of the Canadian Parliament have the authority to talk directly with the officers of the Canadian Immigration Department and follow up on the status of your case from them and receive a specific answer.

Immigration to Canada

Documents required to immigrate to Canada

Depending on the different Canadian immigration procedures, different documents are required for each program. 

A number of  documents are general and common  and must be submitted for each type of immigration procedure. These documents include: 

  • Identification documents such as translation of birth certificate, passport, national card, termination of service card (if any)
  • Translation of the marriage certificate (if any)
  • Translation of degrees and transcripts
  • Job letters 
  • Insurance records (if necessary)
  • Clearances

A number of  documents  are  specific to each immigration method  :

For example, in  short-term visas  such as study visas, your documents should include university acceptance letters, possible job offers, and proof of affiliation with the country of origin. In fact, these documents must prove that you will return to your country after completing your studies in Canada. So, except for the general documents, your partial documents should help to show the certainty of your departure from Canada after graduation.

But in  long-term visas,  apart from general documents, you need other documents, of course, you don't need to show that you intend to leave Canada. For example, in the Canadian entrepreneurship visa, the Canadian startup visa or the Canadian self-employed visa, you need a detailed business plan. This plan should show exactly what the business you intend to start is and what research you have done for it.

How long does it take to immigrate to Canada?

The processing time for Canadian immigration cases is different in each of its programs. In the table below, you can see the latest update of the Immigration Department in the review of each immigration file:

Last update: August 29, 2022

Immigration program Average processing time for cases
tourist visa 148 days
Super Visa 56 days
Study visa 12 weeks
business visa 14 weeks
Atlantic immigration program 18 months
Federal Skilled Worker 26 months
Canadian experience 11 months
Federal Skill Trade 42 months
Provincial program 21 months
self-employment 41 months
Quebec investment 63 months
Quebec Skilled Worker 32 months
Startup visa 31 months
spousal sponsorship (within Canada) 15 months
spousal sponsorship (outside of Canada) 23 months
Child sponsorship Unknown
Sponsorship of parents and grandparents 34 months
 
Canada temporary residence processing fee
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Master permit per person $150
The cost of restoring student status $350
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Visitor visa (including super visa) per person $100
Visitor visa per family (each family includes 5 or more people applying at the same time) 500 dollars
Extension of stay as a visitor per person $100
Restore the status as a visitor (Restoration) $200
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Work permit (including renewal) per person $155
Work permit (including renewal) per group (including 3 or more performing artists applying at the same time) $465
Open Work Permit Holder $100
Restore Your Status as a Worker $355
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Electronic travel permit (authorization) 7 dollars
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Temporary residence permit per person $200

 

Biometrics fingerprinting fee

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Biometrics per person $85
Biometrics for each family (number of 2 people or more) $170
Biometrics for each group (3 or more performing artists) $255

 

The business immigration group includes the following categories:

  • Quebec Business Immigration
  • self-employment
  • Startup visa
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $2,140
Examining the applicant's case regardless of the right to permanent residence $1,625
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examining the spouse's or fiancee's file without considering the right to permanent residence $850
Check the file of each dependent child $230
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $1,085
Examining the applicant's case regardless of the right to permanent residence $570
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,085
Examining the spouse's or fiancee's file without considering the right to permanent residence $570
Check the file of each dependent child $155
 

The economic immigration group includes the following categories:

  • Agri-Food Pilot
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  • Atlantic Immigration Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Workers Federal Skilled Workers
  • Federal Skilled Trades Federal Skilled Trades
  • Selection of Provincial Nominee
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examining the applicant's case regardless of the right to permanent residence $850
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examining the spouse's or fiancee's file without considering the right to permanent residence $850
Check the file of each dependent child $230

 

 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Permanent residence card 50 dollars
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Travel document for permanent residence 50 dollars
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $850
Examining the applicant's case regardless of the right to permanent residence $335
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
The right to permanent residence in Canada $515

 

The cost of examining family sponsorship cases

Spouse, fiancé or children

 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the sponsorship file of the applicant's spouse or fiancé, considering the right of permanent residence $1,080
Checking the sponsorship file of each dependent child of the applicant $150
Examining the sponsorship file of any dependent child who is included in the file of the applicant's spouse or fiancé at the same time. $155
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the sponsorship file of parents or grandparents considering the right of permanent residence $1,080
Sponsoring parents or grandparents regardless of the right of permanent residence $565
Examining the file  of the spouse of  the father or mother / grandfather or grandmother, considering the right of permanent residence $1,085
Examining the file  of the spouse of  the father or mother / grandfather or grandmother without considering the right of permanent residence $570
Examining the file of  dependent child  of father or mother / grandfather or grandmother $155
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Sponsor a relative aged 22 years or older considering the right to permanent residence $1,080
Sponsor a relative aged 22 years or older regardless of the right to permanent residence $565
Dependent adoptive sponsor or orphan relative $150
Sponsor of dependent adopted child or relative of orphan who is entered in family member's file at the same time. $155
Sponsor of a relative under the age of 22 who is not a dependent child and considering the right of permanent residence $665
Sponsor of a relative under the age of 22 who is not a dependent child and regardless of the right of permanent residence $150
Examining the case of a relative's spouse or fiancé, considering the right to permanent residence $1,085
Examining the case of a relative's spouse or fiancé without considering the right to permanent residence $570

 

The cost of reviewing citizenship applications

 

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Applying for citizenship for adults aged 18 and over, taking into account the cost of citizenship $630
The cost of citizenship for a stateless adult aged 18 and over who was born to Canadian parents $100
Citizenship application for minors (under 18 years old) $100

But to keep you informed about the latest updates on case processing time, we decided to teach you how to fish instead of fish.

 

What are the conditions for obtaining a Canadian student visa?

The following are the most important conditions for obtaining a Canadian student visa:

  1. Have academic acceptance from an accredited university or educational institution (DLI)
  2. Financial ability for education and living expenses
  3. English or French language certificate (if the university asks you to)
  4. Do not have a bad background;
  5. Be physically healthy;
  6. Persuading the officer to leave Canada after completing his studies

What are the conditions for obtaining a Canadian student visa?

If your child under 18 years of age intends to study in Canada, you must provide the following conditions for his/her education in Canada:

  • As the student's guardian or guardian, you must prove that your child will receive the necessary care and support during their stay in Canada.
  • Children under the age of 17 must also reside in Canada with a parent or legal guardian.
  • The student's guardian must have temporary or permanent residence in Canada.
  • Obtaining a study permit for a student
Immigration fee

Small expenses for immigrating to Canada

 

 

The cost of studying immigration to Canada

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Application of any university On average between 100 and 150 dollars
University tuition (it varies depending on the field, level of study and university) On average, between 9,000 and 30,000 dollars per year
Master permit per person $150
Fingerprint (biometric) per person $85
Biometrics for each family (number of 2 people or more) $170

 

In addition to the tuition fee for one academic year, it is necessary to provide the living expenses of one year, including the cost of accommodation and food, in the form of a bank account. If you are married, you should also calculate the expenses of one year of companions.

Financial ability required for study immigration to Canada

Minimum financial capacity required outside of the province of Quebec in 2022

People traveling to Canada Cost of living for one year
(Canadian dollars)
Monthly cost of living
(Canadian dollars)
Student 10,000 833
The first member of the family 4,000 333
Any other family member 3,000 255

 

Minimum financial capacity required in the province of Quebec in 2022

People traveling to Canada Cost of living for one year
(Canadian dollars)
Monthly cost of living
(Canadian dollars)
1 person under 18 years old 6,569 547
1 person with 18 years of age or older 13,134 1,095
2 people with 18 years of age or more 19,264 1,605
2 people with 18 years of age or older and 1 person under 18 years of age 21,579 1,798
2 people with 18 years of age or older and 2 people under 18 years of age 23,290 1,941

 

The cost of work immigration to Canada

The cost of applying for  a Canadian work visa , whether it is an open work permit or a closed permit, is shown in the following table:

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Work permit per person $155
open work permit holder fee $100
Fingerprint (biometric) per person $85
Biometrics for each family (number of 2 people or more) $170

 

Financial ability required for work immigration to Canada

According to the new update of the Canadian Immigration Department, as of June 6, 2022, the financial capacity required to demonstrate the financing of living expenses in Canada for work immigration for yourself and your accompanying persons is as follows:

 

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 13,310
2 16,570
3 20,371
4 24,733
5 28,052
6 31,638
7 35,224
For each additional person 3,586

 

If your work visa is of the  job offer type  , considering that you have a certain job in Canada and you will start working after entering Canada, it is not necessary to show financial ability.

 

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 20,000
2 25,000
Each additional person 5,000

 

The cost of immigrating to Canada through investment

Minimum capital required for entrepreneurship in Canadian provinces

 

 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Job offer registration in the employer portal $230
Work permit per person $155
Wife's work permit $155
Dependent children visit visa $100
Fingerprinting per person $85
Fingerprints for each family (number of 2 people or more) $170
Permanent residence of the applicant $2,140
Spouse's permanent residence $1,365
Residence of each of the children $230
 
 

Angel of investors and ventures

These types of companies invest in big ideas. Therefore, if you work with these companies, you do not need to pay them.

Incubators

These types of companies do not invest in ideas, instead they hold training courses in the desired business, and the cost of each group in these courses is between 50 and 100 thousand dollars.

 

In addition to the fees that you have to pay to review the startup visa file and apply for permanent residence in Canada, you must show the Canadian immigration office that you have the necessary expenses to cover your living expenses and those of your companions for 52 weeks, which is equivalent to one year.

This cost is calculated based on LICO. Laiko means the minimum amount of income after tax deduction. Depending on the number of family members, the amount of Laiko varies. It is necessary to provide financial resources equal to the amount of Lyco.

Number of family members Minimum Income Required (LICO)
1 person $25,338
2 people $31,544
3 people $38,780
4 people $47,084
5 people $53,402
6 people $60,228
7 people $67,055
For each additional member, more than 7 people $6,827

 

The cost of living in Canada through self-employment

 

 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $2,140
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Permanent residence of any dependent child $230
 

There is no minimum capital requirement for Canada's self-employment program. But depending on the nature of your job and the place where you plan to have your job, you must provide the necessary capital to the Canadian immigration office and convince the officer that you can afford the costs of setting up your business.

Therefore, before applying for this program, check the status of your desired work area in Canada and calculate the necessary costs to set it up and finally provide the appropriate capital to the Canadian Immigration Department.

Consider the following examples: 

  • An athlete  who wants to run a sports club in Canada will probably need to invest $100,000 or more. Such activities require significant investment in marketing, inventory and equipment.
  • A painting artist  who wants to establish a gallery: similarly, his investment must be substantial. Either he has to pay a heavy monthly rent or buy a gallery. Of course, he has to pay for advertising, inventory and recruitment.
  • Hockey Coach  Looking to Teach at Local Clubs: The investment is likely to be minimal to contract with local clubs. However, it still has to pay for advertising and other marketing activities.
  • Writers and editors  who plan to pursue the same path in Canada: As a writer, you probably need a laptop and a business card. Therefore, the amount of investment is not high.

 

Financial ability required for self-employment immigration to Canada

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 13,310
2 16,570
3 20,371
4 24,733
5 28,052
6 31,638
7 35,224
For each additional person 3,586

 

Canadian residency fee through company registration

 

The minimum capital required to register and start a company in Canada is usually  between $150,000 and $800,000  . Of course, if we want to be more precise, the required capital is different depending on the structure of the company, business industry, city and location of the company.

 

Company registration fee in Canadian provinces

State Company registration fee in Canadian dollars
British Columbia $350
Alberta $450
Ontario $360
Quebec 326 lar
Manitoba $350
Newfoundland and Labrador $200
Nova Scotia $336
New Brunswick $349
Prince Edward Island 305 dollars

 

The cost of immigrating to Canada through Express Entry

 

The cost of applying for immigration to Canada through Express Entry

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Check the file of each dependent child $230
Fingerprinting for each child $85
Fingerprinting for each family (number of 2 people or more) $170

 

Provincial Nomination Application Fee in Provincial Selection Programs (PNP)

Provincial Selection Program (PNP) Cost in Canadian dollars
Alberta Provincial Selection Program 500 dollars
British Columbia Provincial Selection Program $1,150
Manitoba Provincial Selection Program 500 dollars
New Brunswick Provincial Selection Program $250
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Selection Program $250
Nova Scotia Provincial Selection Program 0
Ontario Provincial Selection Program 1500 to 2000 dollars
Prince Edward Island Provincial Selection Program 300 dollars
Saskatchewan Provincial Choice Program $350

 

Financial requirements for Express Entry programs

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 13,310
2 16,570
3 20,371
4 24,733
5 28,052
6 31,638
7 35,224
For each additional person 3,586

 

The cost of staying in Canada through a tourist visa

 

 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Tourist visa per person $100
Tourist visa for each family (each family includes 5 or more people applying at the same time) 500 dollars
Fingerprinting per person $85
Fingerprints for each family (number of 2 people or more) $170
 

If you intend to get a Canadian tourist visa for the purpose of visiting family members, friends, relatives, or tourism, you must provide the necessary financial resources to the Canadian immigration office for the duration of your stay in Canada. How much you can afford depends on the number of people and the duration of your stay in Canada.

For a Canadian tourist visa, you are allowed to stay in Canada for a maximum of 6 months, and if you plan to stay in this country for a longer period, you must apply for a visitor record. 

If we consider the average monthly cost of $2,000 per person, you should   provide at least $12,000 Canadian dollars for a period of 6 months.

 

The cost of staying in Canada through sponsorship

 

As we mentioned earlier, in order to convince the immigration officer that you have the ability to sponsor your parents or grandparents, you need to show your annual income for the last three tax years according to the LICO table. For example,  if you apply in 2021, your annual income in 2020, 2019 and 2018 should be proportional to the number of family members, according to the amount specified in the Lyco table.

As you can see in the Lyco table, the required income for 2020 is less than the previous two years, and this was due to the covid-19 pandemic, which caused many financial problems for sponsors, which is why the Canadian Immigration Department has reduced the minimum income this year. Considered the requirement for sponsors.

 

 

*** When calculating the number of family members, the sponsor himself, his wife and dependent children are also considered. For example, if you are a married person with one child and you plan to sponsor your parents, then the number of family members is considered 5 people.

For  spousal sponsorship of spouse and  dependent children, there is no need to provide income according to the Lyco table, and no minimum is specified for it, but you as a sponsor must give a written commitment that you will cover your spouse's expenses and financial needs for 3 years from the date of receiving permanent residence. did

Canadian sponsorship visa application fee

  • Spouse, fiancé or children
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the sponsorship file of the applicant's spouse or fiancé, considering the right of permanent residence $1,080
Checking the sponsorship file of each dependent child of the applicant $150
Examining the sponsorship file of any dependent child who is included in the file of the applicant's spouse or fiancé at the same time. $155
  • Parents and grandparents
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the sponsorship file of parents or grandparents considering the right of permanent residence $1,080
Examination of the sponsorship case of the spouse of the father or mother / grandfather or grandmother, considering the right of permanent residence $1,085
Reviewing the  sponsorship file of dependent child  of father or mother / grandfather or grandmother $155
  • Adopted children and other relatives
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the sponsorship case of a relative aged 22 years or older considering the right of permanent residence $1,080
Examining the sponsoring case of dependent adopted child or orphan relative $150
Examining the sponsorship file of dependent adopted child or orphan relative that is entered in the family member's file at the same time. $155
Examining the sponsorship case of a relative under the age of 22 who does not have a dependent child and considering the right to permanent residence $665
Examining the sponsorship file of a spouse or relative's fiancé, considering the right to permanent residence $1,085

 

The cost of permanent residence in Canada

 

 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $2,140
Examining the applicant's case regardless of the right to permanent residence $1,625
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examine the case of the spouse or fiance without considering the right of permanent residence $850
Check the file of each dependent child $230
Fingerprinting per person $85
Fingerprints for each family (number of 2 people or more) 170 people
 
 
type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Examining the applicant's case considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examining the applicant's case regardless of the right to permanent residence $850
Examining the spouse's or fiancé's file considering the right to permanent residence $1,365
Examine the case of the spouse or fiance without considering the right of permanent residence $850
Check the file of each dependent child $230
Fingerprinting per person $85
Fingerprints for each family (number of 2 people or more) 170 people
Work in Canada

Conditions for obtaining a Canadian work visa

  • Having a valid job offer from a Canadian employer (for Open Work Permit visas - no job offer is required)
  • Receiving LMIA approval from the Canadian Ministry of Labor by the employer (for job offers that require LMIA approval)
  • The job title of the job offer in Canada's national NOC job classification must include TEER 0 (ie managerial level) or TEER 1 (professional level) or TEER 2, 3 (technical level).
  • Having a valid academic degree
  • Having specialized and related work records
  • Having sufficient financial ability to cover living expenses in Canada
  • Having good English or French language skills
  • Having physical health
  • Not having a bad background

 

Documents required to obtain a Canadian work visa

  • Passport scan valid for more than 6 months
  • Job offer letter and employer's work contract (for work visas that require a job offer)
  • LMIA approval (for job offers requiring LMIA approval)
  • Having a CAQ (if working in the province of Quebec)
  • Two pieces of 3.5 x 4.5 photos
  • Clearances
  • Medical tests (if necessary)
  • Providing financial documents
  • Providing work records
  • Presentation of educational qualifications
  • Providing a language certificate (if it was a necessary condition for receiving a job offer)
  • Marriage certificate (if any)

 

You have to go through some steps to get a Canadian work visa and work immigration to this country. These steps depend on whether you have a job offer, and whether your job offer requires LMIA approval.

 

Procedures for obtaining a work visa with JobOffer

Although some Canadian work visas do not require a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), in general, the process of obtaining a work visa in this country is as follows:

  1. Get a job offer from a Canadian employer who is ready to sponsor you.
  2. If required, the employer must request an LMIA labor market impact assessment report from Labor Canada. However, there are jobs that do not require an LMIA.
  3. Extension of the job offer by the employer
  4. Apply for a work visa
  5. Issuance of work visa

 

Procedures for obtaining a work visa without a job offer

If you do not need a job offer, you need to do the following steps to apply for a job in Canada:

  1. Collect the necessary documents.
  2. Enter the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and create an account in the apply for a work permit section.
  3. Download and fill the relevant forms.
  4. Upload the required documents.
  5. Pay for the work visa and fingerprinting.
  6. Make an appointment for fingerprinting from the Canadian Embassy in one of the neighboring countries of Iran and do it on a certain date.
  7. Receive your passport request letter and pick up your passport to the Canadian Embassy to receive a visa label.

 

How long does it take to get a Canadian work visa?

According to the Canadian Immigration website, the processing time for work permit cases sent from Iran  is 36 weeks at the time of writing this article  . Iranian applicants must also provide their biometric information.

In addition to these 36 weeks, you should also consider the time it takes to do the biometrics and also the time it takes for the file to be sent from the Visa Application Center (VAC) to the IRCC office.

Of course, this review period is not fixed, and according to the conditions of the Canadian Embassy, ​​the review period may be shorter or longer.

In some circumstances, applicants may be able to receive their work visa in a much shorter time. For qualified applicants, this time may be reduced to two weeks. but how?

 

Canadian work visa fee

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
work permit $155
work permit extension $155
Fingerprint (biometric) per person $85
Family fingerprinting (two or more people) $170
 
Express entry

Canadian Express Entry requirements

In order to be able to register in the Express Entry system and create an account, you must meet the requirements of one of the following programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

For this program, you must have at least one year of work experience in one of the TEER level 0, 1, 2, 3 occupations in Canada's job boards. You must also score 67 out of 100 points on the Federal Skilled Worker Program scoring system.

If you have a non-Canadian degree, you must provide an evaluation of your degree in addition to your degree and transcripts.

In addition, achieve the following minimum language scores on one of the accepted tests.

 

 

  • Federal Skill Trade Program

For this program, you must have two years of work experience in technical and professional occupations required by Canada at the TEER 2, 3 level. You must also have a job offer or qualification certificate.

You must also obtain a language certificate with the following grades:

 

 

Canada's Express Entry scoring system

 

Scoring factor Maximum points for single applicants Maximum points for married applicants
Human and skill factors (age, language, education and work experience)
Core/human capital factors
500 460
Human and skill factors of the applicant's wife 40

Transferability factors
100 100
Other factors such as provincial nomination or job
offer
600 600
Total points 1,200 1,200

 

Canada Express Entry age requirements

 

Age Married main applicant, maximum score: 110 Single main applicant maximum score: 110
17 years and under 0 0
18 90 99
19 95 105
20-29 100 110
30 95 105
31 90 99
32 85 94
33 80 88
34 75 83
35 70 77
36 65 72
37 60 66
38 55 61
39 50 55
40 45 50
41 35 39
42 25 28
43 15 17
44 5 6
45 years and older 0 0

 

Education in the Express Entry program

 

Level of Education Married applicant maximum 140 points for the main applicant and 10 points for the spouse Single applicant maximum score: 150
high school diploma

Main player:  28 points

Wife:  2 points

30
One year course after graduation

Main person:  84 points

Wife:  6 points

90
Two-year post-diploma course

Main person:  91 points

Wife:  7 points

98
Bachelor's degree or a three-year or more post-diploma course

Main person:  112 points

Wife:  8 points

120
Two or more than two post-diploma degrees, at least one of which is at least three years after completing a course.

Main person:  119 points

Wife:  9 points

128
Master's degree or specialized internship course

Main person:  126 points

Wife:  10 points

135
Doctorate

Main person:  140 points

Wife:  10 points

150

 

Required documents for Canada Express Entry Visa

To immigrate through Express Entry, you must submit the following documents to receive an Express Entry visa. The original of all documents required for this program must be uploaded online in the system and paper copies are not required.

Note that if the documents are in a language other than English or French, they must be translated, and the translation must be accompanied by a translator's certificate or license and a copy of the original document.

 

Passport of the main applicant and spouse and children, marriage or divorce certificate or death certificate of one of the spouses (if the main applicant is married or divorced or one of the spouses has died). Also, if you have a child, you must provide a birth certificate. In addition to this, new photos for all family members must also be provided.

If you have obtained points through your relative in Canada, you must provide documents proving your relationship with them, documents proving the relative's citizenship or permanent residence, documents proving the relative's life in Canada.

 

Degrees and transcripts and the applicant's and spouse's degree evaluation certificate (if you studied outside of Canada).

 

A language certificate approved by the Immigration Department for the main applicant and spouse (if you have earned points through the spouse's language score).

 

The amount of financial support varies according to the number of family members. This letter should be on the bank's letterhead and the account number, name of the account holder, account opening date, list of all account debts and installments, current balance and average balance of the last 6 months of the account, as well as the bank's contact information, should be mentioned.

In the case of Canadian experience programs, there is no need to provide financial support of the specified amount. Rather, it is possible to prove the financial ability with bank statements, employment letters, and salary slips.

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 13,310
2 16,570
3 20,371
4 24,733
5 28,052
6 31,638
7 35,224
For each additional person 3,586
 

Certificate of no bad background of the applicant and his wife and children over 18 years old. This bad background certificate must be obtained from any country where you have lived for more than 6 months.

The certificate of no bad background is one of the most important documents for the immigration department. Be sure to note that you have received this letter from the relevant organization. For example, for Iranians inside Iran, this certificate must be obtained from the Sana system or from Police+10 centers.

Many people's files have been rejected at this stage due to not sending the original bad background certificate or other necessary conditions.

 

The applicant and his wife and children must undergo medical tests called Medical Exams. These tests check that you or your family do not have a contagious disease or a disease that would cause heavy costs to the Canadian health care system. These tests are valid for one year.

To perform these tests, you must visit the doctors recommended by the Canadian Immigration Department.

 

Letter of work history of the applicant and his wife. This work experience letter should be accompanied by the job title, name and address and phone number of the workplace, number of working hours, annual salary and also a summary of the description of the duties performed in that company. If you have a job offer letter from a Canadian employer, you should also upload it.

In the case of the Canadian Experience Program, the NOA letter and T4 tax forms and Canadian Labor Rights slips should also be submitted.

 

Transferability factors

In this section, if the applicant has some of the above items together, he will receive a maximum of 100 points. There are 5 combinations in this rating, 50 points are considered for each combination. Even if you get more than 100 points in these combinations, still the most points that will be given will be 100 points.

In this regard, no points have been considered for the spouse of the applicant.

Combination of education and language level

Those who have a language level higher than CLB7 will receive additional points according to their educational qualification according to the table below.

degree of education CLB 7 or CLB 8 in all language skills CLB 9 or above in all language skills
Post diploma course of one year or more 13 25
Two post-diploma degrees, one of which is for a period of at least three years 25 50
Master's degree or professional internship 25 50
PhD degree 25 50

 

Combination of Canadian education and work experience

If the applicant has Canadian work experience, he will receive additional points according to his educational qualification.

 degree of education 1 year of Canadian work experience 2 years of Canadian work experience or more
Post diploma course of one year or more 13 25
Two post-diploma degrees, one of which is for a period of at least three years 25 50
Master's degree or professional internship 25 50
PhD degree 25 50

 

Combination of language level and non-Canadian work experience

If the applicant has a language level higher than CLB 7, he will receive additional points according to his foreign work experience.

work experience CLB 7 and above in all language skills CLB 9 and above in all language skills
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience 13 25
3 years or more, non-Canadian work experience 25 50

 

Combination of Canadian and non-Canadian work experience

Someone who has Canadian work experience and non-Canadian work experience will receive additional points accordingly.

  1 year of Canadian work experience 2 years of Canadian work experience or more
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience 13 25
3 years or more, non-Canadian work experience 25 50

 

Combination of professional technical degree and language knowledge

If the applicant has a language skill higher than CLB 5 and has a valid technical and professional degree, he will receive additional points.

Professional technical degree CLB 5 and above in all language skills CLB 7 and above in all language skills
Professional technical degree 25 50

 

Additional points

Applicants will receive up to 600 points from various items in the table below.

Additional points Points for all applicants
Receiving a provincial nomination from one of the provinces except Quebec 600
Job offer (job offer) from a Canadian employer in knock code 00 200
Job offer from a Canadian employer at TEER 1, 2, 3 or TEER 0 level (except for jobs code 00) 50
Brother or sister of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen living in Canada 15
Have a French language certificate CLB 7 or above in all skills and have an English language certificate CLB 4 or below (or no English language certificate) 25
Having a French language certificate CLB 7 or higher in all skills and having an English language certificate CLB 5 or higher in all skills 50
One or two years of post-secondary education in Canada 15
Three or more years of post-secondary education in Canada 30

 

What is the minimum score required to receive the Canada Express Entry invitation?

 

It is not possible to say precisely what score the immigration office is going to choose next time. This issue depends on the number of invitations and the frequency of the lottery.

 But you can see the statistics of the draws and admissions held to see what score can be roughly suitable for the programs  :

 

 
City PNP Provincial Nomination Federal Skilled Worker Acceptance of all programs
23-Nov-22     491
11-Jan-23     507
18-Jan-23     490
1-Feb-23 733    
2-Feb-23   489  
15-Feb-23 791    
1-Mar-23 748    
15-Mar-23     490
23-Mar-23     484
29-Mar-23     481
 
 

How much does Canada Express Entry cost?

 

Cost item Applicant Spouse of the applicant Each child
The cost of reviewing the case 850 Canadian dollars 850 Canadian dollars 230 Canadian dollars
The cost of the right to issue permanent residence 515 Canadian dollars 515 Canadian dollars  
The cost of fingerprinting 85 Canadian dollars

If the applicant has a spouse and children, 170 Canadian dollars for the entire family (applicant and spouse and children)

Canadian experience

Canadian Experience Program Requirements

 

Work experience in the Canadian work experience program

You must have at least 12 months of work experience in Canada. At least 12 months is equivalent to 1,560 hours.

You must have acquired this work experience at most 3 years before applying. Also, this work must be full-time or part-time equivalent. One year of work experience can be full-time in one or more jobs or part-time in several jobs.

Full-time work experience in Canada is 30 hours per week and the number of hours more than this amount is not counted.

 

What work experience is required for the Canadian Experience Program?

In this program, it does not matter what job a person had. You can apply for this program with any occupation and it is only important that this occupation is in one of the TEER levels 0, 1, 2, 3 in the Canadian NOC occupation list. Of course, this job must be in the form of an employee, and self-employment experience is not counted in this program.

 

Does the work experience along with studying in Canada count in the Canadian Experience Program?

no Work experience combined with full-time study in Canada does not count for this program. If you are studying in Canada, you must finish high school and one year of work experience will be counted after completing your studies.

Note that you must have a legal work permit to work in Canada. For example, if you are a refugee, your work history is not acceptable for this program.

 

Language Certificate in the Canadian Work Experience Program

  • If your work history is at TEER level 0, 1 in the Canadian Occupational Classification System, you must have an English or French language qualification at CLB 7 level in all skills. 
  • If your work experience is TEER 2, 3 in the Canadian Occupational Classification System, you must have a CLB 5 English or French language qualification in all skills. 

Each exam has its own scoring system that can be converted to CLB level. To convert the scores of different language degrees to CLB, the scores of each skill must be checked.

 

What work experience is required for the Canadian Experience Program?

In this program, it does not matter what job a person had. You can apply for this program with any occupation and it is only important that this occupation is in one of the TEER levels 0, 1, 2, 3 in the Canadian NOC occupation list. Of course, this job must be in the form of an employee, and self-employment experience is not counted in this program.

 

Does the work experience along with studying in Canada count in the Canadian Experience Program?

no Work experience combined with full-time study in Canada does not count for this program. If you are studying in Canada, you must finish high school and one year of work experience will be counted after completing your studies.

Note that you must have a legal work permit to work in Canada. For example, if you are a refugee, your work history is not acceptable for this program.

 

Language Certificate in the Canadian Work Experience Program

  • If your work history is at TEER level 0, 1 in the Canadian Occupational Classification System, you must have an English or French language qualification at CLB 7 level in all skills. 
  • If your work experience is TEER 2, 3 in the Canadian Occupational Classification System, you must have a CLB 5 English or French language qualification in all skills. 

Each exam has its own scoring system that can be converted to CLB level. To convert the scores of different language degrees to CLB, the scores of each skill must be checked.

 

Canadian Experience Program documents

The original of all documents required for this program must be uploaded online in the system and paper copies are not required. Note that if the documents are in a language other than English or French, they must be translated, and the translation must be accompanied by a translator's certificate or license and a copy of the original document. 

 

Identification documents

Passport of the main applicant and spouse and children, marriage or divorce certificate or death certificate of one of the spouses (if the main applicant is married or divorced or one of the spouses has died). Also, if you have a child, you must provide a birth certificate. In addition, new photos for all family members should also be provided.

If you have obtained points through your relative in Canada, you must provide documents proving your relationship with them, documents proving the relative's citizenship or permanent residence, documents proving the relative's life in Canada.

 

Degrees

The degree and its transcripts, as well as if the education was outside of Canada, the certificate of evaluation of the degree must also be submitted.

 

Language documents

A language certificate approved by the Immigration Department for the main applicant and spouse (if you have earned points through the spouse's language score).

 

Clearances

Certificate of no bad background of the applicant and his wife and children over 18 years old. This bad background certificate must be obtained from any country where you have lived for more than 6 months. The letter of no bad background is valid for one month, but if you translate it officially after receiving it, it is valid for up to 6 months.

(The certificate of no bad background is one of the most important documents for the immigration department. Make sure that you have obtained this letter from the relevant organization. For example, for Iranians inside Iran, this certificate must be obtained from the Sana system or from police+10 centers.
Many people's files have been rejected at this stage due to not sending the original bad background certificate or other necessary conditions.)

 

Medical examination documents

The applicant and his wife and children must undergo medical tests called Medical Exams. These tests check that you or your family do not have a contagious disease or a disease that would cause heavy costs to the Canadian health care system. These tests are valid for one year.

To perform these tests, you must visit the doctors recommended by the Canadian Immigration Department.

 

Job documents

Letter of work history of the applicant and his wife. If you have a job offer letter from a Canadian employer, you should also upload it.

This work experience letter should be accompanied by the job title, name and address and phone number of the workplace, number of working hours, annual salary and also a summary of the description of the duties performed in that company. 

Also, we suggest that you submit the T4 or NOA tax forms and work permits in Canada as part of the work documents.

Federal Skilled Workforce

Conditions of the Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Program

  • First, have the minimum basic conditions;
  • Secondly, your points should be calculated in a six point system;
  • First, you must have the minimum required CRS score in the lotteries of this program. CRS scoring method is specific to Express Entry programs

Minimum prerequisites

  • Work history in the Federal Skilled Worker immigration procedure

You must have at least 12 months of full-time work experience. At least 12 months is equivalent to 1560 hours. You must have acquired this work experience in the 10 years prior to the application. Also, this work must be full-time or part-time equivalent. 

This job history must have been during 12 months. If your work history has reached 1560 hours in less than 12 months, then 12 months must have passed before you can register your application. This means that Canada does not count your working hours more than 30 hours per week. Note that 30 hours of work per week is considered full-time work in Canada.

  • What work experience is required for the Federal Skilled Worker program?

In this program, it does not matter what job a person had. You can apply for this program with any job, and it is only important that this job is at one of the TEER levels 0, 1, 2, 3 in Canada's Job Knocks.

Another important point is that this work must have been in a way that the person earned money from it. Therefore, voluntary work or unpaid internships are not counted.

  • Does work experience with education count for the Federal Skilled Worker program?

Yes, work experience combined with education may count as work experience for this program. This work must be paid or commission-based, consecutive and without any gaps.

According to the Canadian Immigration Department, certain conditions are required to work in any job. Suppose you need a bachelor's degree in the same field to work in a certain job. Therefore, if you have acquired your work experience while studying for a bachelor's degree, this work experience may not be counted for you. Because you have not yet obtained a bachelor's degree to be qualified to work in that particular job.

 

  • Language level in the Federal Skilled Worker immigration procedure

You must have an English or French language qualification at CLB 7 level in all skills. Each exam has its own scoring system that can be converted to CLB level. To convert the scores of different language degrees to CLB, the scores of each skill must be checked.

 

Language tests accepted by the Federal Skilled Worker Program 

  • English language
    • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program certificate Please
      note that the CELPIP General-LS test is not accepted.
    • IELTS General Certificate (IELTS: International English Language Testing System)
  • French language
    • TEF Canada: Test d'évaluation de français
    • TCF Canada (TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français)

 

  • The amount of education in the Federal Skilled Worker immigration system

You must have a high school diploma or higher. If you studied in Canada, you must provide your degree. If you have a non-Canadian degree, you must provide an evaluation of your degree in addition to your degree and transcripts.

What is Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)?

There are organizations that review foreign degrees and declare which Canadian degrees are equivalent. One of the best evaluation organizations is World Education Services (WES).

 

Federal Skilled Worker Program scoring system

In the scoring system of the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which is called Six Selection Factors, people are scored based on various factors. You must score at least 67 out of 100 points in this scoring system to create a profile.

Criterion Maximum score
education 25 points
Language 28 points
work experience 15 points
Age 12 points
Job offer in Canada 10 points
Ability to adapt to the Canadian environment 10 points
Total 100 points
passing mark 67 points

 

Study points in the Federal Skilled Worker Program

In order to receive educational credits, you must have a Canadian degree or have your non-Canadian degree equivalent in one of the educational degree evaluation organizations. The maximum score in this section is 25 points.

education Score
PhD or equivalent 25
Master's degree, professional doctorate or equivalent 23
Two or more than two higher diploma degrees, at most one of which lasted more than 3 years (for example, two bachelor's degrees) 22
A post-diploma course lasting three years or more (such as a bachelor's degree) 21
Postgraduate diploma or two-year degree 19
One year course above diploma 15
diploma 5

 

Language score in the Federal Skilled Worker Program

In this section, you can earn up to 28 points for the first and second languages. A first language qualification (English or French) at CLB level 7 or above can get you up to 24 points. There are no points below this level.

Each exam has its own scoring system that can be converted to CLB level. To convert the scores of different language degrees to CLB, the scores of each skill must be checked.

 

The Atlantic Program

In order to obtain Canadian permanent residence through the Atlantic immigration program, in this section we describe the requirements for two subgroups of the Atlantic immigration program.

 

Atlantic immigration program requirements for international graduate students

To participate in this program to immigrate to Atlantic Canada, you must meet the following conditions:

  • degree of education

Have at least a 2-year degree from one of the accredited educational centers above high school in the Atlantic area and study full-time.

Have lived in the Atlantic region for at least 16 months during the 2 years prior to earning your degree.

  • job offer

Have a job offer from one of the employers in the Atlantic region.

The job offer must be for full-time work (at least 30 hours per week) and not seasonal or temporary.

This job is in one of the TEER levels 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 in the Canadian job classification system. For TEER level 0, 1, 2, 3, the duration of the job offer must be at least one year (one year after you become a permanent resident). TEER 4 job offer must be permanent and not expire.

 You must have the required licenses and requirements to work in that field.

The job offer should not be from a company in which you or your spouse is a major shareholder.

  • Language

If you have a job offer at TEER level 0, 1, 2, 3, you must have an English or French language qualification at CLB 5 level.

If you have a job offer at TEER 4 level, you must have an English or French language qualification at CLB 4 level.

Each exam has its own scoring system that can be converted to CLB level. To convert the scores of different language degrees to CLB, the scores of each skill must be checked.

 

  • Funding for Atlantic Canada's immigration program

If you are working in Canada, you do not need to provide proof of financial means. But if you are outside of Canada, you will need to provide an amount as financial support. This amount varies depending on the family members (note that this number of dependents also includes people who are not immigrating with the applicant).

 

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 3,327
2 4,142
3 5,092
4 6,183
5 7,013
6 7,909
7 8,806
For each additional person 896

 

Terms of the Atlantic Skilled and Semi-Skilled Workforce Immigration Program

To participate in this program to immigrate to Atlantic Canada, you must meet the following conditions: 

 

  • Work experience for the Atlantic Canada immigration program

You must have at least one year of work experience in Canada or outside of Canada.

One year of work experience is equivalent to 1560 hours. You must have acquired this work experience in the 5 years prior to the application. To calculate work history, the total hours of full-time and part-time work are counted.

(This work history must have been for 12 months. If your work history has reached 1,560 hours in less than 12 months, 12 months must have passed before you can register your application. This means that Canada does not count your working hours more than 30 hours per week. Note that 30 hours per week is considered full-time work in Canada.)

 

What work experience is required for the Atlantic immigration method?
In this program, it does not matter what job a person had. You can apply for this program with any job, and it is only important that this job is at one of the TEER levels 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 in Canada's job codes.

 

  • job offer

 Have a job offer from one of the employers in the Atlantic region  .

The job offer must be for full-time work (at least 30 hours per week) and not seasonal or temporary.

This job is at one of the TEER levels 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 in Canada's Occupational NOC. For TEER level 0, 1, 2, 3, the duration of the job offer must be at least one year (one year after you become a permanent resident). TEER 4 job offer must be permanent and not expire.

 You must have the required licenses and requirements to work in that field.

The job offer should not be from a company in which you or your spouse is a major shareholder.

The level of the job offer and the level of work experience should match according to the table below.

 

Required work experience level job offer level
TEER 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 TEER 0
TEER 1, 2, 3, 4 TEER 1
TEER 2, 3, 4 TEER 2, 3
TEER 4 TEER 4

 

People whose job offer is one of the following jobs do not need to have the level of work experience and job offer according to the table above.

  • Nursing assistants and assistants for the services of patients and the elderly
  • Workforce home treatment services
  • Registered nurses
  • Experimental nurses

 

  • Education
    If the job offer is at TEER 0, 1, you must have at least one year of post-secondary education, and if the job offer is at TEER 2, 3, 4, you must have at least a high school diploma. If you did not obtain your degree from Canada, you must also provide an evaluation of your qualifications.

 

What is Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)?
There are organizations that review foreign degrees and declare which Canadian degrees are equivalent. One of the best evaluation organizations is World Education Services (WES).

 

  • Language Certificate

If you have a job offer at TEER level 0,1, 2, 3: You must have an English or French language qualification at CLB 5 level.

If you have a job offer at TEER 4 level: you must have an English or French language certificate at CLB 4 level.

Each exam has its own scoring system that can be converted to CLB level. To convert the scores of different language degrees to CLB, the scores of each skill must be checked.

 

  • Funding for Atlantic Canada's immigration program

If you are working in Canada, you do not need to provide proof of financial means. But if you are outside of Canada, you will need to provide an amount as financial support. This amount varies depending on the family members (note that this number of dependents also includes people who are not immigrating with the applicant).

 

Number of family members Funding amount (Canadian dollars)
1 3,327
2 4,142
3 5,092
4 6,183
5 7,013
6 7,909
7 8,806
For each additional person 896

 

Documents required for the Atlantic Canada immigration program

 

  • Language certificate:  Only one of the following certificates is accepted for this program.

 

  • English language

CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
Note that the CELPIP General-LS exam is not accepted. 

IELTS General Certificate (IELTS: International English Language Testing System) 

  • French language

TEF Canada: Test d'évaluation de français

TCF Canada (TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français)

 

  • Educational qualifications:  original degree and transcripts and evaluation of educational qualifications (if the relevant degree was obtained from outside Canada)

 

  • Financing of the Atlantic Canada Immigration Program  (if you live outside of Canada)

 

  • Settlement Plan
    After finding a job offer, you must get a copy of the Confirmation of Designation form from the employer so that you can get a settlement plan. This program will help you settle more easily in the Atlantic area and adapt to the conditions. To prepare this program, you need to communicate with the program service providers. After getting information from you, these organizations will provide you with this program for free according to your conditions.

 

  • Letter of work experience and salary slip, employment contract and T4 tax forms  (if you have worked in Canada)

 

  • forms:

Job offer form for foreigners of the Atlantic immigration program (IMM0157) 

Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]

Form Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] 

Economic Class - Atlantic Immigration Program form [IMM 5501] 

Additional Family Information form [IMM 5406]

Supplementary Information – Your travels form [IMM 5562]

Use of a Representative form [IMM 5476]

 

  • This certificate
    must be obtained for all family members who are over 18 years of age, from any country where they have lived for more than 6 months. (except Canada)

 

  • Passport, visas and temporary residence permits to live in countries other than the country of citizenship, birth certificate, marriage certificate, national card and new photo

 

  • Confirmation of Provincial Endorsement
    The employer sends the settlement plan to the relevant province and then the province checks the job offer and issues a confirmation certificate.

(Documents that are not in English or French must be translated. Also, a copy equal to the original document must be provided. It is better to provide a translator's certificate along with the translations.)

Quebec programs

Please note that the type of translation and confirmation of documents is very important for the Quebec Immigration Department and this issue is very, very sensitive. Be sure to consult with your advisor about how to obtain approvals before getting the documents approved.

 

Family documents (shared between the main applicant - spouse and children)

  1. Copy of the first page of the passport
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Marriage/divorce certificate
  4. 1 photo (4.5 x 3.5) (from the chin to the top of the hair should be 3 cm) Please sign the back of the photos and write the date of taking the photo. The photo must be taken within the last 6 months. Also send us the PDF file  of the photo via email.
  5. Postal code, address and phone number of places of residence in the last 10 years
  6. If you have a first-degree relative in Quebec, scan the back and front of the PR card, medical card, and birth certificate of the applicant's family.
  7. If you have a valid job offer, ask for the necessary documents.
  8. If you have lived in Quebec before, discuss it with your advisor.

 

Educational qualifications (shared between the main applicant - spouse and children over 18 years old)

  1. Academic degrees and their transcripts
  2. Pre-university degree and transcripts
  3. diploma
  4. Documents showing your knowledge in immigrant languages ​​(French-English) according to the consultant's opinion

 

Work documents (shared between the applicant and in case of employment for spouse and children)

  1. Work certificate (according to the consultant's opinion)
  • Please send your employment records to your case consultant with the name, address and phone number of the workplace as well as a summary of the duties performed in that company for each job. 
  • Each of the work records will be sent to you by the consultants. Then print the sent letter as approved on the letterhead of each of the companies and proceed for translation.
  • Insurance history - To obtain an insurance history, please refer to the insurance office after receiving the application letter from Dar al-Tarjmeh.

If you have special conditions, contact your advisor.

 

Quebec immigration fees

$785 legal fee to start the Quebec process for the main person in the case

$169 legal fee to start the Quebec process for the spouse

$169 legal fee to start the Quebec process for each child

 

After acceptance

It is $550 for the main person and spouse and each family member who is over 22 years old and $150 for people under 22 years old Federal legal fee (after passing and receiving CSQ)

$490 landing fee for each applicant except children

 

Documents required to file a federal case after Quebec acceptance and receiving CSQ

Resume in English or French for main applicant and spouse
Pay
Previous passports and visas
Copy of language documents
csqs
Birth certificates and marriage certificate
Backgrounds
5 pieces of photos (4.5 x 3.5) and sign the back of 5 photos and write the name and family name, date of birth and the date the photo was taken (must be within the last 6 months) and leave the sixth photo blank and from the photographer. Ask him to write this information on the back of the sixth photo. (His first and last name, the date he took the photo, the photographer's name, and the photographer's address). Some photographers have a stamp ready and put on the back of the photo, and some write by hand, both of which are acceptable.
 
The summary of the photo specifications for federal is that the size of the photo should be 3.5 x 4.5 cm and the height of the face should be 3.1 to 3.6 cm. The photo should be clear and have a white background
 
 

It is necessary to pay attention to the following points

  • The fees charged by the Immigration Department change from time to time and the agency is not responsible for these changes.
  • It is possible to pay these fees by Canadian check or credit card (in case of payment by credit card, a percentage of tax is usually deducted from the account, so the institution will receive this amount from the client)
  • It should be noted that during the process and according to the current needs, the consultant may propose to remove or add documents that are required by the client in this regard.
  • The translation of all documents must be accompanied by the approval of the translator and notary public. Contact us to get information about the translator approved by the institution.

 

Other documents
These documents will be prepared by your immigration lawyer and you will be contacted if needed to obtain information about these documents.

 

Necessary requirements for obtaining Canadian residency through the PEQ program

Applicants must meet all the requirements of the PEQ program at the time of submitting the CSQ application:

  • Having the intention of staying in Quebec to get a job
  •  Have lived in Quebec temporarily for the purpose of  studying and have met the residency requirements.
  • Have spent at least half of their education in Quebec.
  • Have an acceptable degree from Quebec (have graduated).
  • have advanced knowledge of the intermediate French language course orally.
  • Commit to provide for their own needs, and if any, for their spouse and dependent children specified in the CSQ application for a minimum period of 3 months.
  • having at least 18 years of age and a valid passport; Also, if they send the application form from the province of Quebec, they must legally be a resident of Quebec at the time of submitting the application.

 

Eligible documents for the PEQ program: 

As of November 1, 2019, foreign students who have graduated from Quebec universities can also apply. Temporary foreign workers can still submit their application. It should be noted that from November 1, 2019, the new conditions will only apply to all requests sent after this date. But graduates from Quebec universities and educational institutions who have the following documents can submit their application for permanent residence in Quebec:  

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master Degree
  • PhD degree
  • Diploma in academic studies - technical training
  • Diploma of vocational courses, during which at least 900 hours of continuous education have been completed
  • Diploma of vocational courses, which proves that the person has studied at least 900 hours 
Also, these documents must be in the list of fields or the list of eligible occupations.
 
Language requirements for the PEQ program

From January 1, 2020, applicants can only prove their language knowledge and show their language ability in one of the following ways:

  • Participation in the standard French language test;
  • Completion of a 3-year full-time study course in French at a high school or university; Or 
  • Having the conditions of a professional organization.   

In addition, as of January 1, 2020, the spouse of the applicant whose name is mentioned in the application for permanent residence in Quebec must also demonstrate his knowledge of the French language (in conversation skills) at least at an upper intermediate level; This condition is equivalent to obtaining a score of 7 or 8 in the CLB test and the French language skills test (verbal skills) for adult applicants to immigrate to Quebec. 

1. Application for Open Work Permit

If a person has graduated from a private or public secondary school in Quebec in a vocational training field provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MELS), after completing his education, he can obtain a work permit for up to 3 years. Apply after graduation.

For this purpose, a person must:

  • Be 18 years old at the time of application. (or higher)
  • Have a valid study permit when applying for a work permit.
  • Completed a full-time study course of at least 900 hours or more (usually an 8-month period) leading to a DEP or ASP degree.
  • within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from the said institution; which indicates that the applicant has met the conditions of continuing education, to apply for a work permit (for example, a transcript or an official letter)
  • Prepare a letter of support from the relevant institution, in which the code of the field of study and the duration of the study are numbered. 
Work migration to the provinces

To view the rules, conditions and documents required for work immigration to different Canadian provinces, click on the desired province.

 

  • Saskatchewan Skilled Worker Program Terms and Conditions
  • Conditions and documents of the Skilled Worker Program of British Columbia
  • Conditions and documents of the Ontario Skilled Worker Program through Express Entry
  • New Brunswick Skilled Worker Program terms and conditions through Express Entry
  • Alberta Skilled Worker Program requirements and documents through Express Entry
  • Requirements and documents of the Manitoba Skilled Worker Program
  • PEI PNP Express Entry requirements and documents
  • Conditions and documents for work immigration program to Nova Scotia Canada
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Program Terms and Conditions
  • Conditions and documents of the migration program of specialized forces to the Yukon
  • Terms and documents of Express Entry immigration program in the northwest regions
Experimental immigration programs

Migration related to food and agriculture industries (currently no information is available for this type of migration)

Migration to rural and northern areas (currently no information is available for this type of migration)


 

Immigrate to Canada through a Caregiver

 

To immigrate to Canada through a domestic nurse, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a job offer from an eligible Canadian employer (if you have less than 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience)
  • Have a certificate in English or French at CLB 5 level
  • Have completed a training course related to taking care of the elderly, disabled people, or children (to receive a job offer)
  • Have a work experience related to nursing the elderly, disabled people or children
  • Apply for a province other than Quebec

If you meet all these conditions, you can get a Canadian work visa and work as a home nurse in Canada and then get permanent Canadian residency for yourself and your family.

The immigration conditions of home nurses to Canada are easier than the immigration conditions of hospital nurses.

 

Conditions for obtaining a domestic nurse work visa in Canada

Currently, obtaining a work visa through a domestic nurse is not very difficult as before and does not require LMIA approval and a high language score. The conditions for obtaining a work visa and then permanent residence in Canada will be different depending on whether you have a relevant Canadian work experience of 24 months or not and are divided into two categories:

  • Experience category (Category A):  People who have less than 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience.
  • Direct permanent residence category (Category B):  People who have at least 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience.

 

New laws for home nurses in Canada

In 2019, the federal government of Canada introduced two new pilot programs for domestic nurses to immigrate to Canada and obtain permanent residency, and closed previous immigration programs for new applicants. These new pilots include The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots.

These immigration programs have provided ideal conditions for home nurses and their families to immigrate to Canada. According to the planning of Immigration Canada, 2,750 cases of domestic nurses in both sub-programs are to be finalized each year and they are granted permanent residence in Canada.

 

Conditions for the category of obtaining experience (Category A)

Individuals with less than 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience must meet the following requirements:

  • Having a job offer  from a Canadian employer in one of the jobs under the job code  44100 (child care at home) or job code 44101 (care for the elderly and disabled people at home):
    • Under job no. 44100  (child nurse at home): 
      • You must take care of children under the age of 18.
      • Childcare can be in your own home or at your employer's home. Therefore, it is not mandatory to live at the employer's house while taking care of the child.
      • Foster care is not included in this job category.
    • Under occupational no. 44101 (Nurse for elderly and disabled people at home):
      • You have to take care of the elderly over 65 years old or physically disabled people.
      • Caring for elderly or disabled people can be in your own home or in the employer's home. Therefore, it is not mandatory to live in the employer's house.
      • Housekeeping experience is not included in this job category.
  • Having a score of 5  CLB  in all four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking or equivalent scores:
    • IELTS General equivalent with scores (reading: 4, listening: 5, writing: 5, speaking: 5) or
    • CELPIP General exam equivalent with scores (Reading: 5, Listening: 5, Writing: 5, Speaking 5)
  • A degree of at least one year at a college or university (from Canada or an equivalent degree)
  •  To obtain permanent residence: proof of at least 24 months of full-time paid  work experience (30 hours per week) in a related occupation after obtaining  related Canadian work experience through a work visa
  • Apply for Canadian provinces other than Quebec.

 

Direct permanent residence category conditions (Category B)

Individuals with at least 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience must meet the following requirements:

  • Having a score of 5  CLB  in all four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking or equivalent scores:
    • IELTS General equivalent with scores (reading: 4, listening: 5, writing: 5, speaking: 5) or
    • CELPIP General exam equivalent with scores (Reading: 5, Listening: 5, Writing: 5, Speaking: 5)
  • A degree of at least one year at a college or university (from Canada or an equivalent degree)
  •  Proof of at least 24 months of full-time paid work experience (30 hours per week) in a related field

 

Necessary documents to obtain a home nurse work visa in Canada

Since in order to obtain a work visa for a Canadian home care nurse, you must also apply for Canadian permanent residence at the same time, the documents mentioned here include the documents required for both work visa and Canadian permanent residence applications:

  • Job offer letter from Canadian employer (persons with less than 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience)
  • Scan all  valid passport  pages and travel history
  • Scan the translation of  birth certificate
  • Scan the translation  of the marriage certificate  (if any)
  • Scan  of English language report  such as IELTS General or Cellpipe or French language scores such as TEF or TCF
  • Employment documents  that show you are capable of working as a home care provider for children or the elderly, such as a relevant employment letter, insurance records, employment contract  (people with at least 24 months of relevant Canadian work experience)
  • Scan of the official translation  of academic degrees and transcripts  along with Persian pages
  • Evaluation report or degree equivalency  through WES or ICAS
  • Clearances
  • Two parts of  3.5 x 4.5 photos
  •  Fill and sign the Home Child Care Provider Pilot Program or Home Support Worker Pilot Program forms depending on the chosen job field  .
  • Fill and sign the Work Permit Outside of Canada application forms.
  • Considering having a job offer, it is not necessary to provide bank accounts, but it is better to have enough money to cover the expenses of the first few months.

 

The cost of obtaining a home nurse work visa and obtaining permanent residence in Canada

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Work Permit $155
Examining the request for permanent residence through home nurse programs $570
right of permanent residence $515
Evaluation of documents through WES or ICAS WES: $160 / ICAS: $200
Fingerprinting per person $85
Family fingerprinting (two or more people) $170
 
Canadian study visa

What are the conditions for obtaining a Canadian study visa?

To apply for a Canadian study visa, you must meet the requirements. Whether you are over 18 years old and applying for a student visa, or whether you have a child under 18 years old whose goal is to study in Canadian schools, you must meet the following conditions for the Canadian Immigration Department to issue you a visa:

 

Canada student visa requirements

  • Be admitted to one of the accredited Canadian universities or colleges with a DLI number;
  • Be in good financial condition and be able to pay tuition fees and living expenses for at least one year and present it to the Canadian Immigration Department as financial means;
  • have enough Thai in the country of origin;
  • Convince the immigration officer that studying in the desired course and field in Canada has many advantages and positive effects in your future, so that you cannot achieve those goals in your own country; 
  • Convince the Canadian immigration officer that your stay in Canada will be temporary and you will leave this country after completing your studies. 
  • Be physically healthy;
  • Do not have a bad background.

 

Conditions for obtaining a Canadian student visa

In order for your child to receive a Canadian student visa, in addition to the above, he must meet other conditions:

  • be admitted to one of the accredited Canadian schools in elementary or high school;
  • If your child is 10 years old or younger, a parent or legal guardian must accompany him or her to study in Canada.
  • If your child is over 10 years old, if the parents are not accompanying you, you must nominate someone as your child's custodian in Canada.

In the next sections of the article, we will talk more about the Canadian student visa.

Since Tai and Officer play an important role in issuing Canadian study visas, we will explain about them below:

 

Tie means knot in immigration. Your ties to your country are called ties. For example, if we say that your ties with Iran are weak, it means that you do not have a strong bond to return to Iran after leaving the country.

Now that you are familiar with the tie for Canadian visa, also familiarize yourself with the next concept:  Balance of Ties

Whenever talking about balance tie, remember the scale. In the picture below, you can see that on one side of the scale, your connections with your place of residence (assuming Iran) and on the other side your connections with Canada are weighed. Which shoe is heavier? This is the answer to Tai's question.

 

Officers are not aliens, they are human beings, just like you and me. Officers are middle-paid employees working in the Canadian Immigration Department. Most of them belong to the middle class of the society and have a post-graduate or bachelor's degree. The nationality of the officers is as diverse as the cultural diversity of Canada. Of course, they are all Canadian citizens.

Considering the countless number of cases that flow to the Canadian Immigration Department, it is natural that these officers are very busy. Knowledgeable sources in the Immigration Department informed the visa lawyers that the review of each case in the Immigration Department does not take more than a few minutes.

 

What are the age requirements for obtaining a Canadian student visa?

Age is one of the important and influential factors in obtaining a Canadian study visa. There must be a logical relationship between the age and the level of education accepted. The greater the match between age and educational level, the higher the chance of getting a visa, but the higher the age compared to the level of education, the lower the chance of getting a visa.

 

How much does a Canadian student visa cost?

The cost of reviewing the case at the Canadian Immigration Office

Master permit per person $150
Extension of master's permit $150
Recovery or restoration of student status $350
Student work visa $255
Student tourist visa $100
Accompanying student visa $100

 

The cost of fingerprinting

 

Canadian fingerprinting per capita $85
Fingerprinting for each family (two people or more) $170

 

The cost of the language test / document translation

 

English or French language test Average cost: $300
Translation of documents Average cost: $250

 

financial ability

 

For a Canadian student visa, you must provide at least one year of tuition fees and one year of living expenses in Canada, which for 2023   is between 25 and 45 thousand Canadian dollars on average . In the next part of the article, we will provide more complete information about financial resources. 

 

The cost of hiring an immigration lawyer

If you want to get help from an immigration lawyer to get a Canadian student visa, you  have to  pay between $1,500 and $3,000 on average . Of course, these amounts can be different depending on the work experience and reputation of the lawyer. Also, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children, you have to pay more.

 

How much is the financial capacity of the Canadian study visa?

In response to this question, let us explain that according to the law of the Canadian Immigration Office, you must  have the ability to support at least one year of education and one year of living expenses in Canada, which is between 25 and 45 thousand dollars on average.  Naturally, if you are married, you should also calculate the expenses of your companions for one year.

 

But how is this financial capability of Canada calculated?

The answer is very simple. Take your one-year tuition fee from the Canadian study acceptance letter or from the education center's website, then add that number to the cost of living in Canada for one year as shown in the table below. For example, if your tuition is sixteen thousand dollars a year and you are single and you are going to British Columbia, you should do the calculation like this:

26,000 = 10,000 + 16,000

Yes, $26,000  is the minimum  amount you must show you have in your bank account. Naturally, the higher this amount is, the more confidence the officer will have that you will be able to support yourself. Of course, make sure that it is clear from which source this money is provided. Your money should not be a loan or debt or loan, which will cause sensitivity in these cases.

 

Minimum financial capacity for one year of student life in Canada

Outside the province of Quebec

People traveling to Canada Annual cost of living
(without tuition)
Monthly living expenses
(without tuition)
Student 10,000 833
The first member of the family 4,000 333
Any other family member 3,000 255

in the province of Quebec

People traveling to Canada Annual cost of living
(without tuition)
Monthly living expenses
(without tuition)
1 person under 18 years old 6,569 547
1 person with 18 years of age or older 13,134 1,095
2 people with 18 years of age or more 19,264 1,605
2 people with 18 years of age or older and 1 person under 18 years of age 21,579 1,798
2 people with 18 years of age or older and 2 people under 18 years of age 23,290 1,941

 

 

 

?What documents are required to get a Canadian study visa

Documents required for a Canadian student visa are divided into 3 general categories:  personal documents, financial documents  and  forms . Put all the personal documents in a single file and   upload it in the online application with the file name Personal Information as requested by the Canadian Immigration Department.

Do the same for financial documents. Put all the financial documents in a single file and   upload it under the name of Proof of Means of Financial Support in the application in the relevant section.

 

Academic acceptance letter 

The first page  of the passport  along with all the stamped pages of the travel history

A  3.5 x 4.5 photo piece

Master Plan's letter 

Language Certificate

Diploma and academic transcripts  with Persian pages

Job letter / or company registration documents  (if you have a company)

job offer letter from the country of origin  (job offer)

Salary slips of the last three months

Insurance records  (if any)

Letter of no bad background

Birth certificate 

End of military service card or exemption card  for men

Marriage certificate  (if married)

Resume  (not required, but you must send your resume if requested by the Canadian Immigration Department)

 Quebec acceptance certificate  certificat d'acceptance du Québec (  CAQ ) for Quebec province applicants

Custody certificate  (for student visa only)

Consent to leave the country  (only for student visa)

Lawyer's defense letter or submission letter  (if you have a lawyer)

Note:  Among the above documents, academic acceptance letter, passport, photo and submission letter are uploaded separately in the online application and are not included in the Personal Information file.

 

Financial documents

Bank authorization letter from you and your sponsor  (if you have a sponsor)

Account turnover of the last 4 to 6 months  belongs to you and the sponsor

University deposit payment receipt or scholarship letter  (if any)

Documents that show the sponsor's income: 

If he is an employee:  employment letter, employment contract, salary slips for the last three months

If he has a company:  company registration documents, official gazette, articles of association and a document showing his income

If it is self-employment:  business license 

If retired:  Retirement order 

Real estate documents  in your name or your sponsor's name: land, apartment, shop, lease, car document, etc

Affidavit of financial support of the sponsor  (if any)

Study in Canada

What are the conditions for studying in Canadian educational institutions?

In Canada, schools, colleges and universities are the main centers of education for students, each of which has its own educational requirements and offers different degrees.

 

Studying in day or boarding schools? Private or public schools? This decision is really confusing. But apart from this vital and influential choice, the conditions of education in Canadian schools are more or less the same. Canadian schools, unlike Iran, classify you based on your age. Schools usually have a table that compares your age in that table to determine which grade you should study in.

 If your language level is not ready, all schools have language enhancement courses, which are sometimes free and sometimes with a separate fee. The graduation system from Canadian schools is a different system from Iran and it will be based on the course units passed in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade of high school. You must pass enough credits in school for the desired field in the university.

 

Colleges are centers where the educational system is more practical and teaches less theory. The courses available in Canadian colleges are one to two years long and an Iranian or Canadian high school diploma is required to enter. The language level required by most Canadian colleges is IELTS 6 to 6.5, and if the language level is weaker, it is possible to get conditional admission with a score of at least 5 or 5.5 and take language reinforcement courses before the main course.

But the age requirements for entering Canadian colleges are not at all far-fetched. You may see a 55-year-old student studying in college :). Yes, this is true. Because colleges focus more on preparing you for a specific career, there is no age limit for admission. Well, this is great, isn't it? Definitely yes! But first you have to get a Canadian visa.

 

College education, a bridge to university education

Colleges sometimes play the role of a bridge between high schools and universities. But how? See the two things below, these two issues are very important for choosing colleges.

1. Less crowded classes in colleges compared to universities.
Colleges have a more compact environment than universities, and the number of students in college classes is less, which will be a good opportunity for students to prepare and adapt to the academic environment. So, in this matter, colleges play the role of eliminating the shock of entering the university environment.

2. Combining College and University with a 3+1 Program or a 2+2 Program
Consider the following real-life scenario: Arin and Ryan are both 19 years old and intend to study engineering at York University. York University tuition is about thirty thousand dollars a year.

 

In Canada, private universities and public universities both attract international students. Naturally, in relation to ranking and competition, each university has set different conditions for students to enter.

For example, to enter the master's course at the University of Toronto in the field of mechanical engineering, you need IELTS 7 and an average of 15 or higher and good letters of recommendation. Well, of course, this is difficult.

But don't worry, according to the variety of universities, as well as according to your level of study and your level of interest and goal setting, you can choose a good product from this basket. Just take a real look at your educational conditions, language score and budget and your future goal. These will automatically select your university.

 

What are the conditions of studying in Canada according to the level of study?

If we want to state very simply the conditions of studying in Canadian educational centers, first of all, you must  have the GPA and language score  required by each university, and secondly, if you are applying for graduate degrees such as a master's degree and a research-based doctorate or the same thesis Base, you must   have research and research work experience .

Every  level of education in Canada , from elementary school to doctorate; In terms of GPA and language score and other necessary factors, they have their own minimums, which we will mention in the rest of the article:

 

It is not necessary to have a language score to get admission in elementary and high school in Canada. Also, there is no minimum grade point average for admission to Canadian schools. But to get academic admission, it is important to have good grades in previous grades. Also, some Canadian schools may request an interview to assess the students' language level. 

 

With a diploma, you can apply for study courses in colleges and postgraduate and bachelor courses in universities.

To get admission from colleges, it is necessary to have the following conditions:

  • Having a grade point average of at least 12 or higher in a high school diploma 
  • Having an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent
    • Some colleges require an IELTS score of at least 6 or equivalent for direct admission. 
    • Most Canadian colleges have conditional language admission requirements. In other words, if your language score is lower than the minimum required by the college, you will be accepted, but you must pass a number of language units to reach the minimum required by the college. After passing the prerequisite language course, you can start studying in the main course. 

 

  • Having a grade point average of at least 13 or higher in high school diploma
  • Having an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.
    • If the language score is low (IELTS 5 to 5.5), it is possible to get conditional admission to the language course in some Canadian universities.

Safety tips for studying a bachelor's degree in Canada:

  • Don't make the selection priority better ranking, because in this case you have to pay a lot of tuition.
  • Know the transfer program between colleges and universities because they help lower your cost.
  • Talk to an academic advisor before choosing a major so you don't make a mistake.
  • Analyze the conditions of residence after studying in the field and university of your choice.

 

  • Having a grade point average of at least 13 and above
  • Having an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent
    • In a limited number of fields such as management, business and engineering, it is possible to get conditional admission.

Safety tips for postgraduate studies in Canada:

  • Don't make the selection priority better ranking, because in this case you have to pay a lot of tuition.
  • Talk to an academic advisor before choosing a major so you don't make a mistake.
  • Analyze the conditions of residence after studying in the field and university of your choice.

 

  • Having a GPA of at least 15 or higher in master's degrees
  • Having an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent
  • Having strong academic qualifications

Safety tips for studying PhD in Canada:

  • Scholarship amount should not be the criterion of your action. As soon as you get accepted, you have taken a big step. Usually you will have some kind of automatic exchange.
  • Take the language score seriously. You have no chance without a language score.
  • Article article article. Be sure to publish one or more good articles in reputable journals.

 

What is the GPA requirement to study in Canada?

GPA is one of the main and important factors for admission to Canadian universities and colleges. The GPA requirement for admission varies according to the university, level of study, and field of study, and a single GPA cannot be considered for all Canadian universities. Usually, prestigious and good universities in Canada require a higher GPA for admission.

 

GPA requirement for studying in Canadian universities and colleges 

  • Grade point requirement for studying in Canadian colleges:  grade point average of at least 12 and above
  • Grade point requirement for studying in Canadian universities:  grade point average of at least 13 and above
  • Grade point requirement for college diploma level:  minimum grade point average of 12 and above
  • Grade point requirement for undergraduate studies:  minimum grade point average of 13 or higher (of course, most Canadian universities require a grade point average of 14 or higher)
  • Grade point requirement for graduate studies:  minimum grade point average of 13 or higher (of course, most Canadian universities require a grade point average of 14 or higher at the graduate level)
  • Grade point requirement for doctoral studies:  minimum grade point average of 15 and above

 

Now that you are familiar with the GPA required to study in Canada, you need to know that the scoring system of Canadian educational centers is different from that of Iran. Each of Canada's 10 provinces has its own scoring system and they differ in details, but in general, the  scoring system in Canada is a combination of:

  • Alphabet (AF)
  • Numbers (scale 0 to 4 and scale 0 to 9)
  • percentage (0-100)

Also, depending on the province, two GPA scales of 0 out of 4 and 0 out of 9 are used throughout Canada.  Of course, in some provinces, the maximum grade point average is 4.33 or 4.5.

For example,  Simon Fraser University, located in the province of British Columbia, shows the minimum required grade point average (GPA) for admission to mechanical engineering at the postgraduate level as a number, which is 3.33 out of 4.33. 

 This is despite the fact that  the grading system in Iran is not composite and is shown in terms of numbers, and its scale is 0 out of 20  (of course, in primary school, the grading system is descriptive).

You may ask how to calculate the required GPA of Canada and how much it is equivalent in Iran's grading system. In the following, we have compared the GPA scale of Canada and Iran in a table.

 

In Canada, the percentage of GPA used   on a scale of 0 to 4 is higher. For this reason, we have used the same scale in the table below, although here the maximum grade point average of 4.33 is considered.
Canadian grading system Iran's scoring system
GPA according to letters GPA in percentage GPA by number GPA by number
A+ 92-100 4.33 20
A 88-91 4 18.47
A- 85-87 3.67 16.95
B+ 82-84 3.33 15.38
B 78-81 3 13.85
B- 75-77 2.67 12.33
C+ 72-74 2.33 10.76
c 68-71 2 9.23
C- 65-67 1.67 7.71
d 55-64 1 4.61
F 0-54 0 0

 

How can I study in Canada with a low GPA?

If you are among the applicants who have a low grade point average and are worried about getting admission to Canadian universities, don't worry. Years of experience working with Visamundial's executive team with Canadian universities and colleges has shown that you can get admission with a GPA below the minimum accepted by universities, but there are conditions! 

Since GPA is not the only criterion for admission to Canadian universities, if you have a good academic record and include the following items in your university admission application file, you can cover your low GPA to a large extent and increase your chances of admission. Increase:

  • Writing a strong SOP
  • Provide good and relevant work history
  • Personal skills and expertise
  • Providing strong letters of recommendation from professors or employers
  • Academic or professional honors or patents
  • Providing a GRE or GMAT score (even if it is not among the minimum requirements for admission)
  • Provide a high language score

In the following, we refer to the list of universities that accept admission in some fields with low GPA. Of course, as mentioned earlier, you need to strengthen other aspects of your case.

 

 

  • University of Winnipeg University of Winnipeg
  • Laurentian University of Laurentian
  • Prince Edward Island University
  • Acadia University
  • Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Nipissing University
  • Trinity Western University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Brandon University
  • Royal Roads University

 

What is the language certificate required to study in Canada?

Canadian universities and other educational centers accept several types of English and French language certificates for admission. Most Canadian universities are English-speaking, but the universities located in Quebec as a French-speaking province usually offer education in both French and English.

 

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System - IELTS)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL)
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic - PTE)
  • Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)
  • Kiel (Canadian Academic English Language - CAEL)
  • MELAB test (The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery - MELAB)

tip: 

  • Almost all Canadian universities accept both IELTS and TOEFL. But in the case of the other tests mentioned above, it should be noted that not all universities accept the PTE or Duolingo test. Of course, the percentage of universities that accept the PTA exam for admission is more than the universities that accept the Duolingo exam. 
  • The Kiel test is a Canadian language test and the test center is located in Canada. Same with MELAB test. Therefore, it is not possible for Iranians who are outside of Canada to obtain these language scores.
  • TOEFL IBT is accepted by Canadian universities. A few universities also accept TOEFL Home Edition.
 
  • Delphi Diplôme approfondi de langue française – DALF / Diplôme d'études en langue française – DELF
  • TCF (test de connaissance du français - TCF)
  • TEF (Test d'Evaluation de Français – TEF)
  • TFI (Test de français international - TFI)

 

What is the language score required to study in Canada? 

In the table below, we have stated the average language score required for admission to Canadian studies at different levels of study based on 4 English language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo. It should be noted that the language score required to study in Canada is different based on the field of study.

educational courses IELTS TOEFL PTE Duolingo
schools It is not required It is not required It is not required It is not required
College Score between 6.5-6 Score between 6.5-6 Score between 53-57 Score 105 and above
Bachelor's degree Daqel grade 6.5 Minimum score between 75-89 Minimum score of 60 Minimum score between 105-120
Master of Engineering Minimum score of 6.5 Minimum score of 86 Minimum score between 57-60 Minimum score between 110-115
Master's degree in experimental sciences Minimum score of 6.5 Minimum score between 79-92 Minimum score between 58-65 Minimum score between 115-125
Master of Humanities Minimum score between 6.5-7 Minimum score between 95-86 Minimum score between 60-65 Minimum score between 115-125
Masters in Management or MBA Minimum score between 6.5-7 Minimum score between 95-100 Minimum score between 60-65 Minimum score between 115-125
Doctorate Minimum score between 6.5-7 Minimum score between 85-100 Minimum score between 60-65 score between 115-120 (this test is not accepted by most universities)
Medicine and law Score 7 and above Score 100-109 Score 68-76 Score 125 (this exam is not accepted by most universities)

 

What are the conditions for studying immigration to Canada?

In order to be able to immigrate to Canada through education, you must meet 5 main conditions:

  • Have suitable educational requirements  such as minimum grade point average, language score and other requirements required by Canadian universities so that you can be successful in obtaining academic admission.  
  • Don't risk visa issuance in terms of age.  If you are older, the education method may not be the best immigration method for you and you should consider other methods.
  • Have good financial ability  and be able to provide the necessary financial resources to cover the costs of studying and living in Canada.
  • Do not have acute physical problems.
  • Do not have a criminal record. 
Different levels of education
  • Requirements for a bachelor's degree in Canada
  • Postgraduate study requirements in Canada
  • Doctoral study conditions in Canada
Canadian scholarship application
  • Conditions for applying and obtaining admission to study in Canada
  • Required documents for admission and Canadian visa
  • Canada scholarship requirements
Master's permit of Canada
  • Canada companion visa requirements
  • Canadian Teacher Permit Rules
  • Work visa conditions after studying in Canada
  • Conditions for permanent residence in Canada after education
  • Financial conditions for Canadian study visa
Educational knowledge visa

Conditions for obtaining a Canadian student visa

To get a Canadian student visa, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Acceptance from Canadian public or private schools in one of the elementary, middle or high school courses
  • Having a maximum age of 18 years
  • Accompanying the student's father or mother, and if they are not accompanied, having a legal guardian (custodian) in Canada
  • Proof of having sufficient financial ability to pay tuition and living expenses for one year in Canada
  • Not having a disease
  • Proof of leaving Canada after graduation

 

Elementary school students must enter Canada with their parents or legal guardians and cannot apply alone.

The custodian must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

 

What are the required documents?

 

  • Valid passport scan with stamped pages and pages with visa label if any
  • Scanned translation of birth certificate along with Farsi copy
  • One personal photo with a size of 3.5 x 4.5
  • Scan of the translation of the degree and academic transcripts of the last three years (in case of employment, the translation of the employment certificate is also required)
  • School acceptance letter
  • Scanned translation of permission to leave the country (if parents or one of them does not accompany the student)
  • Scanned translation of custody certificate (in case of separation of parents or having a legal guardian other than parents)
  • Custodian's notarized letter (if parents are not accompanying the student)
  • Proof of registration in the student dormitory or homestay (if not accompanied by parents)
  • Master Plan's letter
  • Lawyer's letter of defense (if there is a lawyer on the case)
  • Canadian study visa forms
  • Fingerprinting (not required for students under 14 years old)
 

Since students under the age of 18 do not have career and financial independence, it is necessary that first-class members of the family, preferably parents, become their financial sponsors.

  • Bank authorization letter in English
  • Account details for the last 4 months
  • Translation of documents that show the affiliation of the student and his sponsor to his country, such as:
  • Real estate documents including house, land, shop or master related to renting them
  • Company registration documents (if any)
  • Other documents that show financial ability, such as car documents, gold invoices, etc
  • Translation of employment letters and employment contracts
  • Translation of salary slips of the last few months (if any)
  • Translation of insurance records (if any)
  • Translation of notarial commitment
  • Translation of birth certificate
  • Scanned passport signed by parents (sponsor)
  • School deposit payment receipt (if any)

All documents must be in English and in pdf format. The size of the files should not be more than 4 MB.

 

Canada student accompanying visa conditions

As the parent of a student, you must meet the following conditions to receive a Canadian companion visa:

  • Prove that you have sufficient financial ability to cover your living expenses during your stay in Canada (usually for one year of your child's education).
  • If you are the financial sponsor of your child, you must also provide a sufficient amount of money to cover the tuition and living expenses of your child for one year.
  • Prove that you will be in Canada temporarily and will return to your country.
  • Do not have a bad background.
  • Be physically healthy.

 

required documents

As the parent of a student who is planning to accompany him and get a student accompanying visa (a student accompanying visa is a type of tourist visa), you must prepare documents.

Part of the documents is identity and another part of the documents is related to proof of financial ability. You need all the financial documents mentioned in the student visa section. But in addition to them, you must prepare the following documents:

  • Scan of translation of degree and university transcripts (if any - not required)
  • Scan of language certificate (if any - not required)
  • One personal photo 3.5 x 4.5
  • Valid passport scan with all stamped pages
  • Scan the translation of birth certificate
  • Scan translation of bad background certificate
  • Scan translation of marriage certificate
  • Scan of the translation of the end of service card or service exemption card for the father
  • Necessary forms related to accompanying student visa
  • Fingerprinting after submitting the visa application

 

How long does it take to issue a visa?

The answer to this question is relative. Depending on the conditions of the Canadian embassy, ​​this time lasts from 2 weeks to 6 months. There have even been cases that took more than a year to review.

In certain circumstances, such as the epidemic of the Covid-19 disease, the process of evaluating Canadian study visa cases was slow. But sometimes the cases may be reviewed and evaluated quickly. It all depends on the conditions of the Canadian embassy and the completeness of your case.

 

Canadian student visa fee

The cost of applying for a Canadian teaching permit $150
Student accompanying visa fee $100
Fingerprint fee per person $85
Student life in Canada
  • Conditions and rules of student health insurance in Canada
  • Student work conditions and rules in Canada

Removal of student visa rejection
Investment visa in Canada

Amount required to invest in Canada

 

Canadian investment visa fee

Depending on the way you choose to invest in Canada, the cost of reviewing the files for applying for an investment visa varies.

The result of some methods of investing in Canada is getting a work visa, and the result of some other methods is getting a direct Canadian permanent residence. Therefore, the costs related to each are included in the table below.

The cost of applying for a work visa in the Canada Investment Program

type of application Amount in Canadian dollars
Work permit of the main person $255
Wife's work permit $255
Visa for visiting children $100

 

The cost of applying for permanent residence in the Canada Investment Program

type of application Amount in Canadian dollars
Permanent residence of the main applicant $2,140
Spouse's permanent residence $1,365
Permanent residence of each child $230

 

Minimum language score to invest in Canada

On average, to invest in Canada, you must have an IELTS score of at least 4 to 5. If we want to express it more precisely, we divide the investment methods into two categories, federal and provincial. The required language score for the programs of each group is different.

Federal investment methods Language certificate required
Startup visa General IELTS score of at least 5
Self-employment program There is no minimum language score. This program is based on a scoring system. If you have an IELTS General score of at least 4 to 9, you will receive between 4 and 16 points. Knowing the French language can add up to 8 points to your points, so that the maximum number of points reaches 24.
Business purchase / company registration To get a work visa through the purchase of a business under the owner/operator program, it is not necessary to provide a language certificate, but according to the law of the Canadian Immigration Department, you must convince the officer that you have the necessary language ability to start the business or develop the purchased business. you have.

After a certain period of working in Canada, when applying for permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry system, you must provide a general IELTS score of at least 6 in all 4 language skills.

 

Provincial investment methods Language certificate required
Entrepreneurship programs Most Canadian provincial entrepreneurship programs require an IELTS General score of at least 4 or 5.
Canadian startup visa

Canada startup visa application requirements

With a startup visa, you should not intend to settle in Quebec. Now let's take a look at the prerequisites of this shining pearl, yes, we mean the Canadian startup visa.

First condition : get IELTS

Second condition : Get a letter

Third condition : Have at least

Fourth condition : Do not have a bad

Fifth condition :  You have the ability to financially support yourself and your family for 6 months.

 

What are the conditions for registering a company in the startup program?

Canadian visa (ICT)

Conditions for obtaining a Canadian intra-company transfer visa

In order to obtain an intra-company work visa in Canada, both the employees of the foreign company and the companies themselves must comply with certain conditions and rules. ICT work visas will not be issued to foreign employees if either party does not comply with Canada's intra-company transfer rules.

 

Canada ICT visa requirements for company employees

  • Transfer employees must have at least one year of full-time work experience in a foreign company during the last three years. 
  • Transfer employees must be posted to the Canadian office to do the same work they would do in their home country. 
  • A job title to work in Canada must fall under one of the following three categories:
    • Executive : To be in charge of managing the company or a major part of it.
    •  Senior Manager  : Manages all or part of the company and supervises and controls the work of other managers and specialist employees.
    • Specialized Knowledge : An employee who has specialized knowledge about the company's products or services or a high level of expertise in the organization's processes and procedures.

 

Canada ICT visa requirements for the companies themselves

  • The address of the company's office in Canada must be known. In exceptional cases such as startups, another address can be introduced until the office is rented or purchased.
  • A company that wants to establish an office in Canada must have a realistic and defensible business plan to justify its activities in Canada (business plan). 
  • The company must have the financial ability to start a business in Canada and pay the wages of the employees.
  • If the company wants to transfer its high-level managers to Canada, it must show that the scale of the company's work in Canada will be large enough to require management-level work. 
  • When companies want to send their specialist employee to Canada, they must be able to demonstrate that:
    • This specialist workforce definitely plays a role in their business
    • His activity in Canada is under the direction of the Canadian manager of the company.

 

What is the funding for the ICT visa?

The applicant must prove to the Canadian government with his financial ability documents that he has sufficient financial ability to stay and start a business in Canada and that he will not face any problem to meet the minimum requirements of living in this country. Therefore, financial resources can be   divided into two parts :

 

Financial ability to cover the cost of living

Canadian immigration officers use the Lyco chart as a tool to assess an applicant's financial means. LICO stands for Low-income cut-off and means the lowest amount of income and is used to show the poverty line in urban areas of Canada with a population of at least half a million people. In other words, if your income is less than the LICO, in Canada's eyes you are below the poverty line.

In short-term visas, the officers expect you to show 12 months of credit in your bank account.

Number of family members Minimum amount required in Canadian dollars
1 person 26,620
2 people 33,140
3 people 40,742
4 people 49,466
5 people 56,104
6 people 63,276
7 people 70,448
More than 7 people: these amounts are added per person 7,172

The point that you should pay attention to is that the budget and financial resources mentioned in the table must be owned by the individual or shared with his spouse, and the applicant cannot borrow the amount from another person.

 

Financial ability to finance investment (starting a business in Canada)

The minimum amount required for investment will be determined and notified according to the type of business in Canada.

Ways to prove financial ability:

  • Proof of financial ability through bank letter and quarterly circulation of short-term accounts
  • Proof of financial ability through a bank letter and one to two months' circulation of short-term accounts along with sources such as affidavit
  • Proof of financial ability through a bank letter from long-term accounts (and financial source if needed)
  • Proof of financial ability through a foreign currency account along with providing a financial source
  • Proof of financial ability through bank letter and official real estate appraisal
  • Official real estate appraisal

Note that the last two are less recommended.

 

Documents required for ICT intra-company transfer work visa

The documents required to apply through the ICT intra-corporate transfer program are as follows: 

  • Documents proving that the transferring employees outside of Canada are employed by the international company and intend to transfer to its Canadian office.
  • Documents that show that the transferee has worked in that company for at least one year in the three years before applying for an ICT visa. This work must have been done full-time (not part-time) and in the same position that is to be done in Canada. These documents can be in the form of legal slips or contracts.
  • Summary of the status and description of the duties of the transferee in an executive or managerial position. This document includes the job position, job title, job position in the company's administrative organization and description of his duties in the country of origin. 
  • The same documents for the future position in Canada.
  • In situations where the transferee needs specialized knowledge, documents must be presented to show that the proposed person has this specialized knowledge.
  • A descriptive document indicating the existence of a tangible connection between the company's activities in the country of origin and its Canadian office, or any other company that is considered its partner in Canada. 
  • Receive invitation from Canadian company
  • Detailed business plan

 

Cost of Canada's intra-company transfer program

Canada intra-company transfer work visa is a type of temporary visa and its cost is calculated like other Canadian temporary work visas. In this type of visa, the Canadian employer must pay the employer's compliance fee for announcing the job offer in the employer system:

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
work permit $155
Cost of employer compliance $230
Fingerprint (biometric) per person $85
Family fingerprinting (two or more people) $170
Canada entrepreneurship visa

Quebec investment program requirements

  • $2,000,000 worth of assets obtained through legal means.
  • Providing $1,200,000 in a government-guaranteed passive investment for 5 years interest-free
  • Two years of management experience or business experience in the last 5 years
  • Intention to live in Quebec province

Successful applicants are issued a Certificate of Québécois Québécois (CSQ), which allows them to obtain Canadian permanent residency after passing medical tests and background checks.

 

Requirements for the Quebec Entrepreneurship Program

  • Net worth $900,000. The applicant must prove that he has legally earned this amount alone or with his spouse (second group).
  • Entrepreneurs of both groups must present their business project in the form of a business plan.
  • Entrepreneurs of both groups must obtain the program's quorum points, which are measured according to factors such as age, education, language skills, residence in the province of Quebec or having family in this province, and financial independence.
  • Quebec Self-Employed Program

 

Requirements for the Quebec Self-Employment Program

  • Net worth $100,000
  • Two years of executive experience in the profession you intend to pursue in Quebec.
  • Provide a start-up deposit of at least $50,000 for a business to be set up in the Montreal metropolitan area or provide a minimum of $25,000 for a business outside of the Montreal metropolitan area.
  • Sufficient financial ability to live for yourself and your family in Quebec
  • Obtaining sufficient points in the evaluated factors

 

Canadian Entrepreneur Visa application review fee

To apply for each province's entrepreneurship program, you must submit your request or application to the provincial government. The province charges a fee for reviewing your application, the amount of which varies in the entrepreneurship programs of different provinces.

 

State
Cost in Canadian dollars
British Columbia Registration fee 300 dollars
Application review fee $3,500
Appeal fee 500 dollars
Case review fee for each key employee in the entrepreneurship program $1,000
Ontario Application review fee $3,500
Quebec The cost of reviewing the provincial selection application (CSQ) in the investment program $16,383
The cost of examining the provincial selection application (CSQ) in the self-employment and entrepreneurship program $1,142
Alberta Alberta Graduate Entrepreneurship Program Application Review Fee $3,500
Application review fee for foreign graduates' entrepreneurship program $3,500
The cost of reviewing the application of the agricultural and farming program 500 dollars
The cost of reviewing the application of the entrepreneurship program in rural areas $3,500
Saskatchewan Application review fee $2,500
Manitoba The cost of reviewing the application of the entrepreneurship program $2,500
New Brunswick The cost of reviewing the application of the entrepreneurship program $2,000
The cost of reviewing the application of the entrepreneurship program after graduation $250
Prince Edward Island Application review fee $10,000
Nova Scotia Application review fee no fee
Newfoundland and Labrador Application review fee $1,000
Northwest regions Application review fee $2,800
Yukon Application review fee no fee

 

Minimum language score for Canadian Entrepreneur Visa

 

State Provincial business and entrepreneurship programs Minimum language score required
British Columbia British Columbia's premier entrepreneurship program A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French
British Columbia Entrepreneurship Program - Regional Pilot
British Columbia Entrepreneurship Program - Strategic Projects It is not necessary to provide a language score, but selected key employees must demonstrate that they have sufficient language ability to start or develop a business.
Ontario Ontario Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French
Ontario Provincial Immigration Program - Group of Companies A minimum grade of CLB 5 in English or French
Quebec Quebec Entrepreneurship Program It is not necessary to provide a language score, but this program is based on a scoring system, and having a score in French or English will add up to 22 points to your total score.
Quebec investment program
Quebec self-employment program
Alberta Alberta Graduate Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 7 in English or French
Entrepreneurship program for foreign graduates A minimum grade of CLB 5 in English or French
Agricultural program It is not necessary to provide a language score, but you must demonstrate that you have sufficient language ability to start a farm.
Entrepreneurship program in rural areas A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Entrepreneurship Program It is not necessary to provide a language score, but this program is based on a scoring system, and having a score in French or English will add up to 15 points to your total score.
Saskatchewan Foreign Graduate Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 7 in English or French
Saskatchewan Farmers Program It is not necessary to provide a language score, but you must demonstrate that you have sufficient language ability to start a farm.
Manitoba Manitoba Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French
Farm investment program It is not necessary to provide a language score, but you may be asked to participate in an interview, so your language skills must be good.
New Brunswick New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 5 in English or French
New Brunswick Graduate Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 7 in English or French
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Entrepreneurship Program - 100% Ownership A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French
Prince Edward Entrepreneurship Program – Fractional Ownership
Prince Edward Work Permit Program
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 5 in English or French
Nova Scotia Foreign Graduate Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 7 in English or French
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Foreign Entrepreneurs Program A minimum grade of CLB 5 in English or French
Newfoundland and Labrador Foreign Graduate Entrepreneurship Program A minimum grade of CLB 7 in English or French
Northwest regions Entrepreneurship Program of Northwest Regions A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French
Yukon Yukon Business Program A minimum grade of CLB 4 in English or French

 

Equivalent to a CLB score of 4 in accepted tests

 

 

Equivalent to a CLB score of 5 in accepted tests

 

 

Equivalent to a CLB score of 7 in accepted tests

 

 

Conditions for obtaining a Canadian entrepreneurship visa

The conditions of entrepreneurship programs in each Canadian province are different from each other, but in general, to obtain an entrepreneurship visa, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Having a history of business ownership or senior business management (the amount varies in different entrepreneurship programs)
  • Providing adequate amount of assets or investment amount or both
  • Having a score of IELTS General or French TCF, TEF (not required for all entrepreneurial programs)
  • Conducting an interview if requested by the desired province
  •  Exploratory trip (not necessary for all entrepreneurial programs, but doing it can lead to more points)
  • Presenting a business plan
  • Deposit payment (does not include all provinces)
  • Having physical health
  • Not having a bad background

 

What is the financial capacity for a Canadian entrepreneur visa?

The applicant must prove to the Canadian government with his financial ability documents that he has sufficient financial ability to stay and start a business in Canada and that he will not face any problem to meet the minimum requirements of living in this country. Therefore, financial resources can be   divided into two parts :

 

Financial ability to cover the cost of living

Canadian immigration officers use the Lyco chart as a tool to assess an applicant's financial means. LICO stands for Low-income cut-off and means the lowest amount of income and is used to show the poverty line in urban areas of Canada with a population of at least half a million people. In other words, if your income is less than the LICO, in Canada's eyes you are below the poverty line.

In short-term visas, the officers expect you to show 12 months of credit in your bank account.

Number of family members Minimum amount required in Canadian dollars
1 person 26,620
2 people 33,140
3 people 40,742
4 people 49,466
5 people 56,104
6 people 63,276
7 people 70,448
More than 7 people: these amounts are added per person 7,172

The point that you should pay attention to is that the budget and financial resources mentioned in the table must be owned by the individual or shared with his spouse, and the applicant cannot borrow the amount from another person.

 

Financial ability to finance investment (starting a business in Canada)

The minimum amount required for investment is determined according to the type of business in Canada.

Ways to prove financial ability

  • Proof of financial ability through bank letter and quarterly circulation of short-term accounts
  • Proof of financial ability through a bank letter and one to two months' circulation of short-term accounts along with sources such as affidavit
  • Proof of financial ability through a bank letter from long-term accounts (and financial source if needed)
  • Proof of financial ability through a foreign currency account along with providing a financial source
  • Proof of financial ability through bank letter and official real estate appraisal
  • Official real estate appraisal

Note that the last two are less recommended.

Business purchase visa in Canada

What are the conditions for buying a business in Canada?

  • Having the experience of managing or owning a business in your country for at least three years (ownership means owning all or at least 10% of the company's shares)
  • Having enough assets and capital to buy a business in Canada
  • Purchase all or at least 51% of the shares of the business in Canada
  • Having a diploma or higher
  • Having basic English skills (providing a language certificate is not required)

 

The cost of buying a business in Canada

The price of buying a business in Canada depends on the nature of the business, its physical location, how big or small it is, how profitable it is, the number of employees and other factors. In general, the minimum capital to buy a business in Canada should not be less than  $250,000  .

When you buy a business, you usually pay a certain amount for the whole thing. But in some sales contracts, an amount for each of the company's assets such as computers, furniture and furniture, an amount for the company's inventory such as raw materials, goods that are in the production process, and if possible, an amount for goodwill. ) is written separately.

If the price of each of the company's assets is not specified separately in the contract and a total amount is written, then you must calculate the price of each asset and inventory according to the fair market value. The sum of these amounts must match the amount specified by the seller.

Self-employed visa for artists and athletes

Financial prerequisites for self-employed immigration to Canada

There is no minimum amount for this program, but the immigration officer must be convinced that the self-employed immigrant has enough financial ability to support himself and his family, and will also have the financial ability to start a job.

In this case, dear farmers should be careful that they have to show the financial ability to buy a farm in Canada. Buying a farm in Canada will be expensive.

 

Rating of self-employed immigration to Canada

The minimum score required to qualify for this program is 35 points. We remind you that having 35 points does not mean that you will be granted a visa.

  • Education 25 points
  • Age 10 points
  • Work experience 35 points
  • Ability to speak English or French 24 points
  • Adaptability 6 points

 

British Columbia Major Entrepreneurship Program - $200,000

British Columbia's flagship entrepreneurship program, known as the $200,000 program , is for experienced foreign entrepreneurs who plan to start a new business in the province or expand an existing business.

New update:  After a one-year break, this program was reopened on July 13, 2022, and changes were made to it compared to the previous program. A total of 18 changes have been made in the main entrepreneurship program of British Columbia, most of which are minor changes or more necessary. But a very important change in it is to make invitations more targeted, so that new factors are included in issuing invitations, such as:

  • Business sector (business start-ups or expansions in key sectors of greatest economic benefit to the province of British Columbia will receive more points)
  • The location of the proposed business (starting or developing a business in areas far from the main centers of the city has more points)
  • Population of the area (starting or developing a business in less populated areas of British Columbia has more points)
  • Is the business in question a startup and is going to be launched, or is it a purchase of an existing business? (Businesses that are purchased and developed will receive more points)
Canadian tourist visa

Conditions, documents and fees for obtaining a Canadian tourist visa

A visitor visa, also called a temporary resident visa (Temporary Resident Visa - TRV) is an official document that the Canadian immigration officer inserts in your passport as a tourist visa applicant. This official document shows that you are eligible to enter Canada.

  • Cost of application + fingerprinting:  $185
  • Validity period:  5 years
  • Duration of stay:  6 months per entry
  • Financial requirement:  $12,000 per person

Iranians who are in Canada with a tourist visa can apply for an open work permit for free until February 28, 2024. An Open Work Permit is a work permit that allows you to work for any employer in Canada.

 

Conditions and documents required for Canadian tourist visa

 

  • Personal documents  such as a valid passport, translation of birth certificate, translation of marriage certificate (if any), translation of educational certificates, translation of the end of service card (if any)
  • Translation of the certificate of no bad background
  • Fingerprinting  in one of the VAC centers of the Canadian Embassy in Iran's neighboring countries
  • Filled  tourist visa forms

 

  • Providing travel history  through the stamps inserted in the passport
  • Letter of purpose of travel  explaining the detailed plan of visiting Canada

 

One of the important things that you should pay attention to is providing sufficient financial resources for the duration of your stay in this country. There is no minimum financial requirement for a Canadian tourist visa. In fact, depending on how many months you plan to stay in this country and whether you will stay with your relatives and friends or stay in a hotel, the amount of financial resources is different.

For example, if you are going to spend your entire 6 authorized months in Canada with your relatives, you need to   provide at least 2,000 Canadian dollars per month , so you need at least 12,000 dollars for the duration of 6 months.  Of course, this amount is an average and it is recommended for Iranians to provide more financial resources.

In addition, you need to   consider an amount for your medical insurance in Canada. If you get medical insurance from private companies, it costs $5 per day. So, for example, if you stay in Canada for 3 months (90 days), the cost will be $450 in total.

 

  • Documents related to the inviting person,  such as citizenship or permanent residence card, or university registration letter, professor permit and student visa, or employment letter and work visa. Also, any document that shows the stability of the inviting person's economic situation in Canada, such as property documents, pay slips, tax payment slips, etc. In addition, it is not necessary for the inviter to provide a bank statement, but in order to show that the inviter is in good financial condition and has the ability to host you, we recommend that you get a bank statement from them and add it to the documents.

To apply for a Canadian tourist visa, you need to have an invitation from someone in Canada. This person can be your first degree relative, friend or relative. Writing an invitation does not mean that the person inviting you is legally responsible for you, but it shows that he is your host and will cover your financial expenses in Canada if needed.

In the invitation, it is necessary to write both your profile and the profile of the inviter. In the following, we will explain this information separately.

Details of the inviter

  • full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and phone number in Canada
  • Current status in Canada (citizen, permanent resident, student, etc.)
  • Job title (if employed)

Details of the invited person

  • Full namel
  • Date of birth
  • Address and phone number of the country of origin
  • The ratio of the person to the inviting person
  • The purpose of the trip
  • Duration of stay in Canada
  • Information about accommodation in Canada and how to pay for it
  • Date of departure from Canada

The Canadian Immigration Department may ask you to have the invitation letter approved by official offices in Canada or notarized. In this case, ask your inviter to send you a letter with an official seal and notarized.

 

It is not necessary to submit an invitation letter for a Canadian tourist visa, and you can apply for this visa with documents related to hotel reservations and round-trip plane tickets, but not having it reduces the chances of a visa and puts your case at great risk, unless it is for the purpose Pay more for your trip and describe your itinerary very accurately and in detail. 

For example, in the description of your daily schedule, write where you plan to go, what place or exhibition to visit every day. If you are registered with Canadian tourism tours, provide the relevant documents and write the tour itinerary completely from the first day to the last. 

 

  • Employment documents  such as employment letter, employment contract, retirement order, last 6 months salary slips, insurance records and work leave certificate (if possible). If you have a company and business in your country, provide company documents such as official gazette, company statutes, tax payment list, employee salary payment list or acquisition certificate.
  • Documents related to your assets  such as house, apartment, land, shop etc

 

Procedures and costs of obtaining a visitor visa

 

Preparation of documents before application

  1. Passport renewal and official translation of identity and financial documents
  2. Preparation of financial documents
  3. Receiving the invitation and completing the required forms
  4. Hotel reservation and plane ticket purchase
 

Completing the form, sending the documents and paying the fees

  • First, enter the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and select the English language.
  • On the opened page, select the Visit option.
  • After selecting Visit, on the opened page, select Apply for a visitor visa and then Apply.
  • At the bottom of the Apply page, answer the specified questions and specify the purpose of your tourist trip.

If you intend to visit your family members and relatives, select the first option (To unite a family member) and then do the next steps.

  • Create an account through IRCC Portal and answer application questions.
  • Download the generated forms, then fill and sign them.
  • Upload the necessary documents and the filled forms in the requested section in the application.

 

Pay the tourist visa fee and the fingerprinting fee.

 

 Make a biometric appointment at one of the VAC offices of the Canadian Embassy in Iran's neighboring countries and take your  fingerprints at the specified time  .

 

Congratulations, you got your visa! Now, to insert the visa label, pick up your passport at the Canadian embassy in one of Iran's neighboring countries.

 

Canadian tourist visa fee

To apply for this visa, you need to consider several costs, such as the cost of reviewing the application at the Canadian Immigration Office, the cost of biometrics or fingerprinting, and providing sufficient financial resources for the duration of your stay in Canada.

Cost description each person Family
Examination of the case by the embassy $100 500 dollars (family of 5 or more)
Fingerprint  $85  $170 (family of 2 or more)
Visa pickup Starting from 800,000 Tomans
Extension of stay as a visitor $100

 

In addition to these costs,   you also have to pay for the translation of Persian documents  and the purchase of  a round-trip ticket to Canada.

10-year super visa for parents

Canada's new super visa rules

On June 7, 2022, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced some great changes to Canada's Super Visa. According to the new decisions of the Canadian government  from July 4, 2022:

  • Super visa holders can stay in this country for 5 years each time they enter Canada.
  • People who currently have a super visa and are in Canada can apply to extend their stay to more than 2 years from the announced date. 
  • The Minister of Immigration Canada will have the authority to designate international medical insurance companies to provide insurance coverage to Super Visa applicants.

Before this new law, Canadian super visa holders were only allowed to stay for 2 years each time they entered the country.

Also, in the past, applicants were required to provide medical insurance from Canadian insurance companies, but in the new law, providing medical insurance from  international insurance companies  is also allowed, and these companies will be determined by the Canadian Immigration Minister in the near future. 

 

Canada super visa requirements

In order to receive a long-term family visit visa, it is necessary for both the father, mother/grandfather, grandmother, and children or grandchildren to meet the following conditions as invitees:

 

Requirements Parents/Grandparents

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (PR) father, mother or grandparent
  • Have an invitation from your child or grandchild
  • Be physically fit and pass Canadian approved medical tests
  • Do not have a bad background
  • Do not have any obstacles to enter Canada
  • Get medical insurance from one of the Canadian insurance companies that is valid for at least 1 year from the time of arrival in Canada. This insurance must cover at least $100,000 (from July 4, 2022, it will be possible to purchase medical insurance from non-Canadian insurance companies).
  • Be in good financial condition
  • Apply from outside Canada
  • Take a Canadian fingerprint

 

Requirements for the inviter (child or grandchild)

  • be the child or grandchild of the invitee
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have sufficient and necessary income to financially support your parents during their stay in Canada. The amount of income should be according to the LICO table. 
  • give a written commitment that he will support his parents financially during their stay

 

Other conditions that the officers of the Immigration Department consider when reviewing Canadian Super Visa cases

  • Your ties to your country
  • The purpose of the trip
  • Your family and financial situation
  • Economic and political stability of the country you are applying from

 

Canada super visa fee

type of application Cost in Canadian dollars
Canada super visa case review per person $100
Fingerprinting per person $85
Fingerprinting per family (2 people and more) $170
The cost of medical tests (depending on the country, the age and the level of health of the person is different. The cost is expressed as an average) 150 to 180 dollars
Medical insurance (it varies depending on the insurance company. The cost is expressed as an average)

To cover $100,000 worth of medical services, you would have to pay an average of $1,660 a year for medical insurance.

In addition to the above costs, it is necessary to pay for  the translation of documents, photos, and getting a bad background certificate  , which averages $250 per person. This amount varies according to the number of translation documents.

 

Documents required to obtain a Canada Super Visa

To apply for a Canadian parent visa, both you and your child or grandchild, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, must submit the following documents:

 

Required documents for father, mother/grandfather, grandmother

  • Identification documents : such as passport with all travel stamps, translation of birth certificate, translation of marriage certificate
  • Educational qualifications  (if any)
  • An invitation  from a child or grandchild 
  • A  3.5 x 4.5 photo piece
  • Employment or retirement documents:
    • In case of employment:  translation of the employment letter from the employer, employment contracts, insurance history, salary slips of the last few months
    • If you have a job:  translation of business license
    • If you have a company:  translation of the official newspaper along with the notice of the establishment and changes of the company, company statutes, tax payment list, employee salary bill
    • In case of retirement:  translation of the retirement order
  • Medical insurance payment receipt  for at least one year
  • Documents related to conducting medical tests  approved by Canada
  • Translation of the certificate of no bad background
  • Documents related to your assets:  such as deed of house, land, shop, etc
  • Bank letters and bank statements  (parents are not required to provide financial support, but to show their financial stability and good economic status, it is recommended to provide sufficient bank support).
  • Fingerprinting
  • Filled forms  for Canada Super Visa

 

Required documents for the inviter (child or grandchild)

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency documents
  • A signed financial undertaking  to support the parents financially during their stay in Canada
  • Financial documents  that show that the minimum income of the inviting person is in accordance with the LICO table or higher:
    • Notice of Assessment-NOA  or  T4 / T1 for the most recent tax year
    • Employment Insurance Stubs
    • Employment letter including the date of employment and the amount of salary received
    • Pay Stubs
    • Bank Statements
    • Other financial documents and assets such as property documents
  • Documents that show family relationship with parents/grandparents,  such as birth certificate

 

Canadian Super Visa Invitation Details

As we mentioned earlier, one of the documents you need to apply for a Canadian family visa is an invitation. The submission of an invitation by your child or grandchild does not mean that they will be legally responsible for you upon your arrival in Canada. 

In the Canadian invitation for parents, it is necessary to write information about  the inviting person  (child or grandchild)  and about the person or  people invited (father, mother/grandfather, grandmother)  and then, if necessary, be registered in the official offices of Canada. Notarized.  

 

Information about the inviter

  • full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and phone number in Canada
  • job title
  • Residence status (citizen or permanent resident)
  • Details of spouse and child/children of the inviting person such as name and date of birth
  • Write down the total number of people living in the inviting person's house, which includes people whom the inviting person has already sponsored and who still have this commitment.

 

Information about the person/persons invited

  • full name
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone and residential address
  • The ratio of the inviting person to the invited person
  • The purpose of the trip
  • The length of stay of the invited person in Canada
  • The place where they will stay in Canada
  • Financial source to pay expenses in Canada
  • Return date of the invited person
Rules for entering Canada after obtaining a visa
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