Frequently Asked Questions:
Live In Canada provides you with answers to your commonly asked questions.
1. What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the fastest and cheapest immigration program for Canada, designed for young professionals. This program uses its own points system according to various factors. The factors include Age, Education, and Work Experience Etc.
2. Is it necessary to hire a lawyer or a consultant to immigrate to Canada?
It is not necessary to hire a consultant to immigrate to Canada. You have the ability to apply by yourself, however it is highly recommended that you hire a professionally licensed, trained, and registered Canadian Immigration Lawyer. Applicants tend to make mistakes in filling the application forms OR misunderstand the requirements, this tends to make the process longer and hectic for the applicant. This is why we at LiveInCanada provide our clients end-to- end assistance and transparent advice. In return the applicant will save time, and money in the long run.
3. How much are your fees?
There are more than 60 Immigration Programs in Canada. The procedure, time and cost of each program is different. Cost can range from $3K CAD to $25K CAD and it may take between 12 and 24 months. To begin, we request that you complete the free assessment form which will our experts to review your profile and revert back with the immigration program that best suits your requirements and qualifications.
4. What documents are necessary to begin the work on immigration process?
The documents that are required to process your immigration are copies of birth certificates, educational certificates and diplomas, marriage and divorce certificates, passports, and other certificates. We provide all our clients with a list of necessary documents after we begin the process for his/her immigration application.
5. What is the CRS Score?
The CRS score stands for the Comprehensive Ranking System which is the Canadian government’s internal mechanism for ranking candidates based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language, and adaptability. This helps to enable Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to decide which candidates may be issued invitations to apply for permanent residence. There are up to 600 points available under the system for a candidate’s core human capital and skills transferability factors. Up to 600 additional points are available for additional factors (including a provincial nomination, an offer of arranged employment, and/or prior Canadian study experience).
6. What does ITA (Invitation to Apply) mean?
An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is offered to any candidate in the Express Entry pool who has been selected to apply for immigration to Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A candidate who receives an ITA will have meet the requirements in one of IRCC’s draws from the pool. This includes meeting the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for that draw.
7. Which place in Canada can I immigrate to?
If you qualify for Federal Express Entry program, you can go anywhere. However, if there is a province-specific program, then you will have to immigrate to that province.
8. How about the job situation in Canada?
Immigration does not guarantee a job in Canada. Although the job opportunity market is high on demand. But due to lack of local experience, it may take some time to get the job you prefer. Usually, most immigrants are able to secure a job in 3 to 4 months in their field of expertise. However, each case is different, depending on the industry and experience required.
9. I am facing problems with IELTS, do you provide any training?
We offer free IELTS training that guarantees that you will achieve the score you need once you sign a contract with us.
10. How long does the process take?
It depends on the program that you qualify for and the strength of your credentials. It can take from 12 months to 24 months for most cases.