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How can a 19 year old go about immigrating to Canada?

Old Feb 27th 2012, 3:47 pm
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I am participating in the 2012 IEC Canada (Toronto) which is currently in process. I was wondering if I decide that I want to stay permamently after my 12 months is up can I do so and how would I go about doing so? I do have family in Toronto which may be able to sponsor me? Do I require to have a skill that is in demand to stay or can I do it via a job sponsoring me to stay?

Would really appreciate replies. Many thanks!
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Originally Posted by alex17
I am participating in the 2012 IEC Canada (Toronto) which is currently in process. I was wondering if I decide that I want to stay permamently after my 12 months is up can I do so and how would I go about doing so? I do have family in Toronto which may be able to sponsor me? Do I require to have a skill that is in demand to stay or can I do it via a job sponsoring me to stay?

Would really appreciate replies. Many thanks!
What family do you have in Toronto?

If they can't sponsor you (unlikely), then you're going to need a permanent job offer from an employer to stay, so impress the hell out of your employer when you start work!

It's worth remembering that if you are going to Ontario then you will need a 'skilled' job offer to get PR (many provinces have 'semi-skilled' streams under their PNP's, but ON isn't one of them). This is less onerous than it sounds, but the job offer would need to be for a job that is Skill Level A, O or B on the NOC Matrix (literally thousands of them).

So make sure you get something that qualifies for that. What do you currently do in the UK?
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What family do you have in Toronto?

If they can't sponsor you (unlikely), then you're going to need a permanent job offer from an employer to stay, so impress the hell out of your employer when you start work!

It's worth remembering that if you are going to Ontario then you will need a 'skilled' job offer to get PR (many provinces have 'semi-skilled' streams under their PNP's, but ON isn't one of them). This is less onerous than it sounds, but the job offer would need to be for a job that is Skill Level A, O or B on the NOC Matrix (literally thousands of them).

So make sure you get something that qualifies for that. What do you currently do in the UK?
Theres always the marriage option too
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Theres always the marriage option too
Not something I'd recommend at 19 though.
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What family do you have in Toronto?

If they can't sponsor you (unlikely), then you're going to need a permanent job offer from an employer to stay, so impress the hell out of your employer when you start work!

It's worth remembering that if you are going to Ontario then you will need a 'skilled' job offer to get PR (many provinces have 'semi-skilled' streams under their PNP's, but ON isn't one of them). This is less onerous than it sounds, but the job offer would need to be for a job that is Skill Level A, O or B on the NOC Matrix (literally thousands of them).

So make sure you get something that qualifies for that. What do you currently do in the UK?
Thanks for the reply, it is my Uncle in Toronto. That sounds good to me, do you have a link with the job types for Level A, O and B? New to this stuff and not sure what it means. I currently work in Retail in my Dad's company.

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Theres always the marriage option too
Yeah I hear ya, can't see that happening at my age though, but you never know!
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Link to NOC website

http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/...1/Welcome.aspx
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Originally Posted by alex17
Thanks for the reply, it is my Uncle in Toronto. That sounds good to me, do you have a link with the job types for Level A, O and B? New to this stuff and not sure what it means. I currently work in Retail in my Dad's company.
OK, so your Uncle can't sponsor you, so that's no good.

FL has given you the link you need, it's the NOC Matrix you need to look at - make sure any job you get is Skill Level A, O or B on it (rather than C or D). If you're unsure, you can look up a job using the search on the bottom left, then that will give you the NOC code, which you can then check on the Matrix to see which skill level it comes under.

HTH, good luck.
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Default Re: How can a 19 year old go about immigrating to Canada?

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OK, so your Uncle can't sponsor you, so that's no good.

FL has given you the link you need, it's the NOC Matrix you need to look at - make sure any job you get is Skill Level A, O or B on it (rather than C or D). If you're unsure, you can look up a job using the search on the bottom left, then that will give you the NOC code, which you can then check on the Matrix to see which skill level it comes under.

HTH, good luck.
Right, I want to do Bartending out there which seems to be under Skill Level C...Will this mean I have no chance in getting a PR then even if I work my ass off for the employer? Guess I will either have to look into another occupation or just suck it up that I can only have a year...
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Are you real? I do not think this is a genuine query.
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Right, I want to do Bartending out there which seems to be under Skill Level C...Will this mean I have no chance in getting a PR then even if I work my ass off for the employer? Guess I will either have to look into another occupation or just suck it up that I can only have a year...
Yep, no chance of PR with a skill level C job if you are going to Ontario.

Two options from what I can see - one, get a higher skill level job (you said you've been working in offices, so you may have to forget bartending and do something like that instead if you want PR), or two, go to another province that has a 'semi-skilled' stream under it's PNP, such as BC or AB.

HTH.
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Default Re: How can a 19 year old go about immigrating to Canada?

BC PNP entry level or semi skilled occupation code for applying for the nominee program
http://www.welcomebc.ca/wbc/immigrat.../tourism.page?


http://www.welcomebc.ca/wbc/immigrat...ocessing.page?
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Default Re: How can a 19 year old go about immigrating to Canada?

Alberta nominee program is a little bit harder to get in than BC though as some previous experience are needed in the food & beverage processing industry but you can if you get a job in the foodservices industry, then you might be lucky there but youhave to have at least three years of experience in or outside of Canada

Anyway here's the info and good luck



http://www.albertacanada.com/immigra...-criteria.aspx
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Default Re: How can a 19 year old go about immigrating to Canada?

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Yep, no chance of PR with a skill level C job if you are going to Ontario.

Two options from what I can see - one, get a higher skill level job (you said you've been working in offices, so you may have to forget bartending and do something like that instead if you want PR), or two, go to another province that has a 'semi-skilled' stream under it's PNP, such as BC or AB.

HTH.

Or you can just go back to study after your one year work experience is up and apply through the graduate stream
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Thank's for all your help everyone. Will definitely consider the options
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