Due to the growing political and social crisis in Venezuela, many are asking where to go to start a new and safe life for their families. Canada has the answer, having already donated around $55 million towards humanitarian efforts, stabilization and development in Venezuela itself. The federal government has already made plans to welcome over a million foreign nationals into the country within the next three years and you could join them!
Over three million Venezuelans have fled their home country within the last four years due to instability. While most settled in neighbouring countries, Canada has welcomed more than 300, 000 of those who were looking to leave Venezuela. Most of these immigrants have settled in the cities of Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta. Read on to find out what immigration support is offered in Canada for Venezuelans who have already or are on their way to applying for permanent residence in the country.
There are quite a few support structures available to Venezuelans living in Canada that aid with everything from refugee assistance and networking opportunities in the country. Apart from this, there are local initiatives in place to help newcomers better their French and English skills as well as get acquainted with community structures.
|Support Structures for Venezuelan Immigrants|
|Venezuelan Engagement Foundation Group|
If you have not yet found a way to immigrate but you feel that the above immigration support programs and those offered by local communities would be beneficial to your settlement in one of Canada’s regions, have a look at the two most popular ways that most applicants use to make the move. A few other ways to start the process, including spousal sponsorship, working on a temporary work permit or completing studies in Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was designed to address specific labour market shortages happening on the ground in 11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. Each of these offers their own streams, one of which is bound to suit your skills, qualifications and immigration needs.
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|Newfoundland & Labrador|
Express Entry System
The Express Entry system was created in 2015 to umbrella the three federal programs which are the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). This is a fast-track process which takes as little as six months for applications to be selected.
In order to get started with the application, candidates need to create an online profile which states their background and qualifications/skills. This profile is scored according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and then entered into the Express Entry pool. The highest-scoring profiles are then chosen from this pool and issued with Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence during draws that typically happen every two weeks.
CRS Criteria Awards Points For:
- CLB Language proficiency (English and French)
- Level of Education (In and outside Canada)
- Work Experience (In and outside Canada)
- Arranged employment
- Provincial Nomination achieved
- Siblings living in Canada as permanent residents/citizens
- Your spouse’s profile (if married)
What We Do
We have a group of three Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who are in the ideal position to give advice about the over 60 different programs on offer. While they do not help with refugee cases, workers from Venezuela can rest assured these experts are also one of the only recognized authorities who are licensed to extend assistance when it comes to Canadian immigration.
These RCICs have all been through the immigration process themselves and help you to develop a personalized immigration strategy if you are found eligible after the assessment.
Sign up with our service to get started on your journey to get your assessment and see how to proceed with your Canadian visa application. Let these professionals give you immigration support throughout the application period.