Friday, June 29, 2012

Ministerial Instructions MI-5: Temporary pause FWS applications

Minister Kenney Hits the Reset Button: Sets the Foundation for New, Faster, More Flexible Immigration System  Read from the source.

The media release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, states that effective July 1st, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will postpone the processing on new applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP)

New applications will be accepted in January 2013 in time with the implementation of the new changes in the points system and other improvements in Canada's immigration program, instead of the original intention of releasing the new list of eligible occupations on July 1. 

This is good news for those who are not yet ready! You have been given a new chance to get ready to apply, a breather if you will. Assess and evaluate this chance being given to you well, will you still let this slip it away your grasp?  Again?

This will buy applicants more time in getting good IELTS Exam result, documents preparation and credentials assessment. 

 For those who have tried to be ready for July 1, do not be sad it will give you time to focus your time on the changes that will come. 

 Like the proposed credentials assessment

You are already ahead of those who still have not started their applications. The intention of Canada is to make sure that newly landed immigrants will be able to bring their opportunities to its full potentials. You can read about the changes and the credentials assessment by clicking on the following links: 

Proposed Changes on Canada FSW points system - what you should do

Using the Foreign Credentials Referral Office website

Other FSW applications, like the Provincial Nominee Programs, Canadian Experience Class, the Arranged employment Opinion will still be processed

Read about your other options by clicking on this link:

Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options

The full Ministerial Instruction 5 (MI5) will be posted in the Canada Gazette tomorrow, subscribe to this blog to be updated with the lasted news! 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

For first time work experience in Canada

For our Kababayans who just landed in Ontario, Canada needing to have their first Canadian working experience can contact / text me at +647-230-3973 (mobile) or email me at  

FREE OF CHARGE and as a source of free information, I might be able to help our kababayans better understand Canadian financial system in addition to the information provided to them by their relatives and friends. In this manner, new immigrants will have many options to choose from and be able to save on their precious dollars while they are trying to find permanent job and establish themselves in Canada. 

 As a new immigrant who spent more than 20 years of my career in finance in the Philippines, I witness that many of the Pinoys here are paying so much on services that they can get inexpensively only if they have better understanding of the Canadian systems. 


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Orientation seminar in Malolos Bulacan this Sat! June 23, 2012

We will be holding a provincial seminar at Malolos Bulacan this Saturday.

Seminar is for Canadian Immigration Opportunities.

Here are the details.


Villa Reyna Resort Catmon Malolos City Bulacan 

Site map courtesy of



For advanced reservation you may call Ms. Ma. Neil L. Panganiban cel. number 0916 - 757 4968 or 0922 310 5886 Or you can just go to the venue before 3pm and look for Ms. Neil or Mr. Jay Araneta 

Seminar fee is at P300 per attendee

Using the Foreign Credentials Referral Office website

A while back I wrote a post about the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO.

Seems like individuals who wants to immigrate in Canada needs to visit this site again, since credentials assessment may form part of the Permanent Resident Visa application in the near future, to read full article click this link from the Source Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive

Other than their proposed changes which was enumerated in my post;

Proposed Changes on Canada FSW points system - what you should do

Credentials assessment may form part of the Federal Skilled workers application process, this was mention in the publications of Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently. 

Credentials assessment is a step in taking the licensure examination in Canada. 

Like anywhere in the world, individuals in regulated professions must take a board exam or licensure  exam and pass it, so that they will be allowed to practice their professions in Canada. 

Before you take the exam, an applicant must have their education and work experience assessed at the regulatory body of their profession in the province they wish to reside.  In Canada you can only practice your profession in the province where you are licensed.

The instructions and requirements in getting your credentials assessed is different per province, to find out the specifics you have to go to the website of the regulatory body in the province you want to live in. 

When you go to the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO website look at the upper right corner of the site you will see the Occupational facts click on the arrow choose your profession, after submitting look for the regulatory body in the province you wish to reside. 

Here is the Foreign Credentials Referral Office - FCRO website:

If you can not find the information for your profession please click on the following link:

Canada Information Centre for International Credentials

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options

There are several options for you to become a Permanent Resident in Canada.
As a Permanent Resident you will already receive various social benefits offered by Canada such as Free Health Care, Free Education for your children from Elem to High school, student loans for your college when they reach college, Monthly allowances for your children until they reach 18 years old, Unemployment and Disability income, etc...

You also have the option to become a Citizen of Canada if you chose to.

But you need to get your documentary requirements ready ahead of time so that when you have the opportunity to file your application right away!
This is important to take note, most of the programs available to apply for a Permanent Residents Visa have the same set of documentary requirements meaning getting your documentary requirements ready ahead of time means you are giving yourself more chance to apply for a PR Visa for Canada.

Not readying them on the other hand means you will miss out on each opportunity as they come. PR programs in Canada constantly changes, some have Quotas, some have application timelines, if you delay starting to plan your application ahead of time, those who are more serious with their application who are doing their best to complete the requirements will take your slot.

This post aims to inform you what the available Canadian Permanent Resident Visa options are.

Federal Skilled Worker - FSW 

Application Under this program applicants are assessed based on a particular criteria. Those who apply are required to prove that they will become economically established in Canada based on their Education and Work experience. 

For your application to be eligible for processing, you must: 

1. have a valid offer of arranged employment - Arranged Employment Offer -AEO from a Canadian Employer confirmed by Human Resources and Social Development Canada - HRSDC. Job Offer must be permanent and full time and be in occupations O - Managerial, A - Professiona, B - Skilled or trade occupations. 

2. have one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in the list one of the Eligible - Priority Occupations Said Priority occupations are published every July 1 and will be processed until June 30 of the following year. Like all the other Permanent Resident Programs in Canada, applying via the list of Eligible occupations requires you to have your complete set of documentary requirements at the beggining of the application. 

Moreover, the program has a limit or quota on the number of occupations that they will accept. What the next list will be will be dependent on the current needs of the economy of Canada. 

Due to said requirements, applicants must ready their application requirements ahead of time to be able to apply for the program. This is how the game is played right now and you have to play within the rules or regulation of the application. Delaying planning and starting with your application will mean you will not be able to file this year and the year after that and the year after that... 


3. be an international student enrolled in a PhD program in Canada (or graduated from a Canadian PhD program within the past 12 months).


If you are a temporary foreign worker with at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada, or a foreign graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution with at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada you can for your Permanent Residents Visa under the Canadian Experience class. 

Skilled work experience pertains to NOC Job Categories O - Managerial, A- Professional and B - Technical and Skilled Occupations. You may apply while you are working in Canada or within 1 year after you left Canada. 


The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to who will bring their expertise to Canada and aim to make a profitable business endeavor. Business immigrants are expected to make a C$800,000 investment or to own and manage businesses in Canada, and must meet certain experience and/or net worth criteria. 


To be an Investor and become a Permanent Resident in Canada you must 

* show that you have business experience 

* have a minimum net worth of C$1,600,000 that was obtained legally and 

* make a C$800,000 investment. Note: 

The Federal Immigrant Investor Program is now closed as 700 complete applications have been received at the Centralized Intake Office. 

This new annual cap was introduced through ministerial instructions, which came into force on July 1, 2011. 

The cap will reset on July 1, 2012, unless otherwise indicated in a future ministerial instruction. The cap does not apply to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. 

Entrepreneurs The Entrepreneur 

Program seeks to attract experienced business persons who will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that contribute to the economy and create jobs. 

Note: CIC has temporarily stopped accepting applications for the federal entrepreneur program. Only applications received before July 1, 2011, will be processed. 

This suspension will continue until further notice. 

Self-employed persons 

The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to attract applicants who intend and are able to become self-employed in Canada. 

Self-employed persons must have either: 

* relevant experience that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada or 

* experience in farm management and the intention and ability to purchase and manage a farm in Canada. 


There are currently 11 Canadian provinces who are participating in the Provincial Nominee program. Under this program, applicants with the desired work experience and education can be nominated to become a permanent Resident of Canada. 

 Since each participating province has different requirements, who can nominate an applicant, will depend on which province you want to apply to. If the province approves your nomination, you can apply to become a permanent resident in Canada. 

Clicking on the following links will give you an idea about the different programs in each province.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - AINP



Opportunities Ontario PNP

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

British Columbia PNP

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia Nominee Program -NSNP

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program - PEI

Yukon Nominee Program - YNP

Northwest Territories - NWT Nominee Program

If you want to have be assessed to find out if you have the qualifications to apply as well as know which program is appropriate for you, click on the free assessment button of this page. 

If you are an existing client of CIC still contemplating when you should start, you have to decide right now while you still have the chance to apply.

You can also subscribe to this blog to get updates on Canada  Visa opportunities or give us a call. 

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - AINP

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program - AINP 

The AINP is an immigration program operated by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Human Services in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The AINP is a permanent resident application, those who will be issued nomination certificates will not be issued Temporary residents work Visa, nor can this document be used to extend existing work permits.  

The AINP has different streams namely: 

Skilled worker or Alberta employer 

This are for foreign workers who has a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B) or for Alberta employers who wants to retain a skilled foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis. 

International graduate or Alberta employer 

Individuals who graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, B) OR You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain an international graduate on a permanent, full-time basis 

Semi-skilled worker or Alberta employer You are a foreign worker and have a permanent, full-time job offer from an Alberta employer in an eligible semi-skilled occupation (NOC C or D). 

OR You are an Alberta employer wanting to retain an eligible semi-skilled foreign worker on a permanent, full-time basis. 

Please note: only select occupations from the following industries are eligible: Food and beverage processing industry Hotel and lodging industry: + Food and beverage servers and room attendants + Front desk agent/clerk Manufacturing industry Long-Haul Trucking industry Foodservices industry (pilot project)


You are a tradesperson who has an Alberta Qualification Certificate in a Compulsory or Optional Trade. 


You are an engineer, designer or drafter with Alberta work experience. 


You are a farmer who wants to come to Alberta to establish or purchase a farming business.



One of the most popular nominee program in Canada. As it helps applicants successfully immigrate to the province of Manitoba.

To qualify, applicants must meet the criteria in of the assessment streams:  

Priority streams 

Employer Direct Stream 

To qualify you would need a valid work permit for full time employment in Manitoba Canada, must have worked for a Canadian employer for at least six months and have a long term full time employment from same Canadian employer. 

International Studen

If you have a post graduation work permit after receiving a post secondary education in Manitoba, a long term full time job offer from a Canadian employer you have been working for at least six months, you can apply under this program. 

Close Family Stream 

For individuals who has a close relative in Canada who meet the criteria of the Family Support Stream (Siblings, Aunt or Uncle, First cousin, Nephew or niece that is of legal age, grandparents) who is willing to sign an affidavit of support, and has at least 1 year stay at Manitoba as a Permanent Resident or Citizen.

General Stream 

 You will qualify under the General Stream if you have a close relative in Canada or have two friends who has stayed in Canada for at least 1 year as a PR or Citizen and is willing to sign the Manitoba affidavit of support or completed education in Manitoba or legally worked in Manitoba for at least 6 months. 

Manitoba Strategic Initiative 

 This stream is by invitation only. You can apply if you have participated in an exploratory visit in Manitoba and have been interviewed by an MPNP officer and invited to apply or interviewed and invited to apply by an MPNP officer as part of the targeted overseas promotional initiative.



Allows a faster option to immigrate in Canada by nominating certain individuals that meet their provincially established criterias.

There are four access to be considered for this program.  

International Graduate 

If you graduated from an eligible publicly funded Canadian college or university, completed a minimum of a two-year diploma or degree program, Have a full-time job offer in your field of study, applied to the NLPNP within two years after receiving your degree, with valid work permit to work in Canada, an demonstrate sufficient English or French language capability then you can apply in this stream. 

Skilled Worker 

This stream are for those who has a full-time job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer, working legally in Canada, Can demonstrate that you have sufficient settlement funds and financial resources to successfully settle in Newfoundland and Labrador, and meet English or French language requirement. 

Family connections 

PLEASE NOTE: The Family Connections category of the NLPNP is discontinued as of May 1, 2012. The Skilled Worker Category will be revised to accommodate some applications that would have previously been considered under the Family Connections Category. Any application received on or after May 1, 2012 will be returned. When the new criteria are available we invite you to re-apply. Please monitor the NLPNP website for an updates

Opportunities Ontario PNP

Opportunities Ontario  Provincial Nominee program has the following streams:

Employers, Foreign Workers and International Students 

If you are an employer who is having a difficult time looking for employees to fill in your vacancy; a skilled worker or an international graduate in Canada, you can take advantage of the Ontario Provincial Nominee program. 

Basically an employer first has apply for approval of the positions they intend to fill. If the positions are approved, employers then recruit individuals who must apply to Opportunities Ontario for a nomination. 

Eligible individuals are nominated, along with their dependants, for permanent resident status. International students or Foreign Workers recruited can then apply to be nominated. 

Masters graduates and PHD graduates 

If you finished either a Masters Degree or PHD degree in Ontario, you can apply to be nominated as a Permanent Resident in Opportunities Ontario. 


If you are a company who wants to invest at least $3,000,000 in Ontario Canada, certain key personnel who will manage the new investment in Ontario can be nominated to becomes permanent residents if they meet certain criteria requirements, as long as investment will create at least 5 full time and permanent positions for existing Permanent Residents or citizens currently residing in Ontario.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Skilled Workers

This stream is for Skilled workers who gets a full time and Permanent Job offer from a Saskatchewan employer who is either residing outside of Canada or those with current work permit.

Your job offer must be in Job Categories O, A and B or designated trades, click on the link to view list of Designated trades in Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program.  


If you are looking at Investing at Saskatchewan and meet the following requirements you and your family can be nominated to become permanent residents under the SINP Enterpreneurs program: 1.A minimum net worth of $300,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD) that can be verified. 2.Accumulation of net worth through legal means, which can be verified. 3.Minimum three years entrepreneurial or relevant business management experience. 4.Intent to reside and actively invest in Saskatchewan, which is evaluated using the Intent Grading Grid. When nominated you will be expected to: 1.Have a minimum active investment of $150,000 CAD in the Province of Saskatchewan. 

If you own less than 1/3 of the business, then your total investment must be worth at least $1 million CAD; 2. Be involved in the day-to-day management of your business; and 3. Make a $75,000 Good Faith Deposit. If you meet certain conditions, you may apply for your Good Faith Deposit to be returned. 

Family Referral 

This stream is for applicants who has a first degree relative in Saskatchewan who has stayed either as a Permanent Resident or Citizen in the province for at least 1 year. 

Moreover, you should get a full time and permanent Job offer from a Canadian Employer in occupation category A- Professional or B-Trades of skilled. 

Farm Owners / Operators 

This category is for individuals with proven experience in farming, substantial capital available to invest in a farming operation, and who intend to purchase and operate a farming operation in Saskatchewan. 

Health Professions This category allows internationally-trained health professionals, who have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months under a temporary work permit, to apply for permanent residency status under the SINP. 

It is divided into three sub-categories: * Physicians * Nurses * Other Health Professions 

Hospitality Sector Pilot Project 

Under the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project, the SINP can nominate foreign workers that are currently working in Saskatchewan in one of the following categories: * Food/Beverage Server * Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper * Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff Long Haul Truck Drivers 

This category allows Saskatchewan trucking firms to bring workers to the province for occupations requiring a high school diploma or on-the-job training under Service Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker policy. 


This category allows students who have graduated from a recognized, post-secondary educational institution in Canada to apply for landed immigrant status under the SINP. 

It is divided into two sub-categories: * Post-Graduate Work Permit Stream * Master’s and PHD Graduate Stream

British Columbia PNP

British Columbia PNP  

In British Columbia, there are only two types of nominations: 

Strategic Occupations 

The Strategic Occupations component of the Provincial Nominee Program helps BC employers recruit or retain qualified foreign workers to help meet current and future labour needs. 

Nominee applicants under the Strategic Occupations component must either have a job offer of indeterminate length from a BC employer or have completed a masters or doctorate degree at a BC post-secondary institution in either the natural, applied or health sciences. 

Business Immigration 

The Business Immigrants component of BC’s PNP considers applications from experienced business entrepreneurs who plan to invest in and actively manage an eligible business in BC Business Immigrants fall into one of three categories: 

* business skills 

* regional business 

* strategic projects

Nova Scotia Nominee Program -NSNP

Nova Scotia Nominee Program -NSNP  

Skilled Worker 

This stream is for skilled workers who have a full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer. Skilled work experience is identified as occupations under O, A and B Occupations. Under this program even C - semi skilled and D - low skilled occupations may apply to be nominated as long as they are currently in Nova Scotia with a valid work permit and must have been working for a Nova Scotia employer for atleast six months. However, since the need of the province for worker changes, NSNP reserves the right to accept or deny applications based on the current labour requirement of the province. 

International Graduate 

For international graduates who have a full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer and have been working for the employer for at least three months. 

Community Identified 

For individuals who have significant employment prospects, have a strong connection to a particular Nova Scotia community and have received a Letter of Identification from an Office of Immigration mandated organization. The priority occupations for this stream is still O, A and B. Even though C and D occupations are allowed to apply, they have lower proirity of being chosen. Under this program anybody can apply, but the province reserves the right to choose who it feels has the strongest chance of becomming economically established in the province and contribute to the province of Nova Scotia.

Family Business Worker 

Business owners in Nova Scotia are allowed to nominate close family members to become workers in their business if they have failed to find the employee they need from within Canada to fill out their job vancancy. Applicants must receive full-time job offer from their close relative in Nova Scotia who owns a business. Like most Provincial Nominee programs priority is still determined by the kind of work experience the applicant has. Occupations that falls under O-Managerial, A-Professional and B - trade and skilled occupations still has better chances of being nominated than C and D occupations. 

Non-Dependent Child of Nova Scotia Nominee 

For individuals who are non-dependent adult children of Nova Scotia nominees who wish to enter the labour market and contribute to the economy of the province. 

For over aged children of applicants previously granted a nomination at Nova Scotia. If they have the necessary education and work experience they too can be nominated at NSNP. Agri-Food Sector For immigrants who plan to establish a business in Nova Scotia in the agriculture sector for primary and/or value added production.

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program - PEI

Here are the list of Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program - PEI  streams and where they cater to.

PNP Business Impact Category

Like most Provinces, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee also has a program that allows individuals with interests of putting up a business, immigrate via nomination.

100% Ownership Stream
For those who are willing to put up a business and control it 100% either by buying an existing business or putting up a new one; a personal net worth of at least $400,000 CAD obtained from legal sources; minimum $150,000 CAD investment; minimum of $100,000 CAD unencumbered personal funds to make the required escrow deposit

Partial Ownership Stream

Applicant must obtain 33 1/3% of the business’ equity or invest $1,000,000 CAD in the equity of the busines, make a conditionally refundable deposit of $100,000 CAD to be held in escrow; Must provide evidence of personal net worth of at least $400,000 CAD; Must make a minimum investment of $150,000 CAD

Labour Impact Category

As Prince Edward Island also needs immigrants to fill out is labour shortage like most province they also offer nominee programs who encourages individuals with the right Education and Work experience requirement they are looking for.

Skilled Worker Stream

Applicants must have a full-time job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level 0, A or B; Should be between 21 and 55 years of age; must comply the rest of the requirements for this criteria

Critical Worker Stream C-Semi Skilled
and  D-low skilled occupations also has a chance to apply for PE PNP; Must have a full-time job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level C or D in one of the following occupations: truck driver, customer service representative, labourer, food & beverage server and housekeeping attendant; Should be between 21 and 55 years of age and meet the rest of the requirements for this criteria.

International Graduate Stream

Those who has graduated at prince edward island can apply for PEI PNP provided you must Must have a full-time job offer from a Prince Edward Island employer at a NOC skill level 0 - Managerial, A - Professional or B - Trade and Skilled; Must have worked a minimum of 6 months for the Prince Edward Island employer; Should be between 21 and 55 years of age

Family Connection Selection Criteria

If you have a a son/daughter, step daughter/son, sister/brother, step sister/brother, sister in law/brother in law, aunt/ uncle, niece/nephew, grandchild or first cousin at Prince Edward Island, you can be nominated to become a champion and immigrate to Canada provided you meet the assessment set by the criteria in this stream.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Yukon Nominee Program - YNP

The Yukon Nominee Program - YNP

Under the Yukon Nominee Program (YNP), the Government of Yukon can nominate potential immigrants in these categories: 

Skilled workers with approved Yukon job offers Skilled workers pertains to applicants with work experience in occupation classifications O- professional, A - Professional and B - Trades and skilled. 

Semi-skilled Critical Impact workers with approved Yukon job offers, like the first stream, only that the job offers are in semi skilled occupations. Entrepeneurs who would like to start, partake in, or buy an existing business in Yukon

Northwest Territories - NWT Nominee Program

Here is a summary of the current streams in the Northwest Territories - NWT Nominee programs.  

Skilled Worker Category 

The Skilled Worker Category is an employer driven process that is intended for skilled occupations (National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix Skill Levels O, A, B - to qualify you must have - to qualify applicant must have a Job offer from an employer at the North West Territories in Canada. 

Critical Impact Worker 

Contract workers currently in the NWT in Canada in job classification C - Semi Skilled and D - low skilled, can apply to be nominated at NWT Nominee program provided they have a valid work permit and have worked for the same position for at least 6 months. 

Entrepreneur Business 

NWT program is also looking for Investors who are willing to - Invest a minimum of $300,000 CDN equity into starting or buying a business within the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife; minimum of $150,000 CDN equity; have a personal networth of least $500,000 CDN if starting or buying a business within the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife; At least $250,000 CDN if starting or buying a business outside the corporate boundaries of Yellowknife, NWT; Have an additional $75,000 kept in a trust account. 

The investor and accompanying dependents will be nominated to become permanent residents Self-Employed Business The self-employed category of the Nominee Program is designed to attract professionals who can provide a service that is in demand in the NWT by establishing business outlets or professional practices.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 16, 2012 Visa Party

Visa party at Bayview Park Hotel

Attend our Visa party and learn about your Visa application options for Canada!

Learn from the actual experience of our Visa Grantees.

 How they overcome the application problems they encountered.

Visa party Date: June 16, 2012

Venue: Bayview Park Hotel Manila 


1118 Roxas Boulevard cor., United Nation Avenue  Maynila 1000

Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm 

Registration: 1:30pm 

Seminar Fee - P500.00 per attendee 

 Lean about the process, cost and stages, Do's and Don't in your Canada Visa application! 

 Reserve now! 

 Online Reservation link (click to reserve)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Provincial Nominee Program update

Starting July 1, 2012 - most Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants to semi- or low-skilled professions will need language testing.

This test will show whether your skills meet a minimum standard in each of these four categories: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

This does not apply if you are a temporary foreign worker in a NOC C & D occupation (Semi skilled), and who:  enter Canada on or before July 1, 2012, and * are nominated by an employer under the PNP streams by July 1, 2013.

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