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Canada is one of the most sought-after destinations for Indian immigrants. Every year, thousands of Indians are migrating to Canada for better job opportunities.

Prospective Indian immigrants have preferred Canada over other popular destinations such as Europe and the United States of America due to Canada’s expanding economy and job market. 

Canada enjoys a special place among Indians historically because of its liberal immigration policies, multi-cultural setting, universal health care system, booming job market, job satisfaction, and availability of new and diverse opportunities there.

Now, let us consider some of the popular immigration programs available to Indians

1. Canada Express Entry

One of the quickest and popular steps is to obtain a Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) visa for foreign nationals. It allows skilled workers to submit their applications for PR via an online system. Before applying, each candidate is supposed to check your eligibility and get your documents ready. After that, you can wait for an invitation from the portal and apply for the PT. Its major advantage is that it takes only 6 months to process a skilled worker’s application. The applicants must possess skilled work experience in technical, professional, trade, managerial, or related fields.

2. Federal Skilled Worker

Eligibility (Express Entry)

Exclusively for skilled workers having foreign work experience who plan to take PR in Canada.

Selection criteria: Applicant must meet all the minimum requirements, then the application will be assessed based on factors like age, education, work experience, valid job offer, English and/or French proficiency, and adaptability to adjust to Canada. The officials select only the top-ranked candidates from the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for PR.

Minimum requirements

Skilled work experience: It means the applicant must have worked in any one of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:

  1. Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
  2. Professional jobs (skill level A)
  3. Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)

Also, the skilled work experience should belong to the same category of job (have the same NOC) as the job that you want to use for your immigration application (primary occupation).


If you had studied in Canada, please produce the certificate/ diploma/ degree from a Canadian institution.

3. Provincial Nominee Program

Meant for workers having the required skills, education, and enough work experience.

 Understanding the application options

  • Decide to which Provincial Nominee Program stream you want to apply. You may apply either paper-based or online process through Express Entry.
  • Clear a medical exam and police verification.

Procedures in the paper-based process:

  1. Apply to the Canadian province/ territory under a nomination of non-Express Entry stream.
  2. Must fulfill all eligibility conditions of the respective province.
  3. After getting nominated, do submit a paper application for PR to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  4. Must clear a medical test and police check.

How to apply in the paper-based process

Express Entry process

You may apply in 2 ways through the online Express Entry process

  1. By contacting the respective province/territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.
  2. Creating an Express Entry profile and showing it to the respective provinces/ territories you want to apply

4. Federal Skilled Trades Class is forskilled workers who are looking for PR.

What are the requirements?

Must fulfill necessary language levels for each language ability in

  • writing
  • reading
  • listening
  • speaking

Minimum two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade in the last 5 years before you are applying

Job requirements are on par with the skilled trade listed out by the National Occupational Classification.

A valid full-time employment offer of 1 year or

A certified degree, diploma in your skilled trade by a Canadian authority

Sufficient skilled work experience

Education – No need under this program.

Language ability – Must have the minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for speaking and listening, and Canadian Language Benchmark 4 for reading and writing.

5. Business Investor

Business Immigration Program encourages investment in Canada by allowing businessmen to run/establish/ invest in a business.

The main 5 Categories of Business Visas

Highly motivated businessmen can look for Visas under any of the sub-categories:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self Employed Persons
  • PNP Business Programs
  • Corporate Immigration

6. Business Entrepreneur

The Start-up Visa Program welcomes immigrant entrepreneurs with following qualities.

Innovative & enthusiastic.

Job creators for locals.

Globally competent

7. Quebec Immigration

The regular Skilled Worker Program is aimed at all who wish to migrate to Quebec permanently for work.

All applicants must state their interest in migrating to Quebec, and will get a request to apply for Canada permanent resident visa. The candidates need to have good training and skills for being selected.

Immigration programs for business people

  1. The first step is to find out your eligibility for the Entrepreneur Program.
  2. You can search for visas under Investor Program.
  3. You may get the visa as a self-employed professional or trades person under the Self-Employed Worker Program.

Apex Visas is your ultimate guide and partner for Canada Visa and immigration. Our experienced consultants will help make your dream come true. We help aspirants throughout the application process, answer their queries on immigration and help them updated about each step. Hurry up, be in touch with us to accomplish your dream of settling down in Canada.

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Canada enjoys a special place among skilled Indians, who are looking to settle down abroad for work and a better life.  In 2020, Canada has welcomed just 1.84 immigrants which was much lower than its intake due to the curbs imposed on air travel. However, the job scenario is promising for Indian job seekers as it plans to accept 4 lakh, new immigrants, annually under the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan.

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Why Canada is an ideal place for Indian skilled migrants?

Canada treats Indians on par with any other job seeker. An India can directly apply for the coveted PR, if s/he qualifies for a specified program. Once you receive the Canadian PR, you are entitled to live and work in the country. You will also receive access to healthcare, social security benefits and exceptional medical and educational facilities and all other benefits.

We are presenting the 4 easiest ways for Indians to immigrate to Canada and obtain a PR.

1. Express Entry – Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

Any jobseeker having a minimum of a year of skilled work experience is eligible for this job category. It is a very competitive and tough process that scans applicants based on points-based scores.

2. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

All 13 thirteen provinces and territories in Canada have their own unique immigration programs, known as PNPs. They cater to employment to suit their demographic and economic needs.

PNPs are one of the most sought-after programs as they are the fastest step to obtain PR.

3. Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW)

Under, QSW, which is a unique program exclusively for the Quebec province, skilled workers can apply and they will be selected based on a points system similar to Express Entry.

4. Work Permits / Intra-Company Transfers

Other than all the above programs, Canada allows Indians to apply directly for a work permit. Usually, those who apply under this category need to obtain a work permit in Canada. But, all those who can benefit from intra-company transfers have exceptions to this rule. Moreover, if you are working with a multinational firm with offices in Canada, you have the opportunity to transfer without hassles and paperwork!

Apex Visas committed to providing the most effective and efficient consultation process in your query to Canada. We maintain a team of experts who have vast knowledge in this field and help in carrying out the Canada PR in a proper manner. To know more details contact us on: 805 580 4150 and visit us apexvisas.com. Find more updates on Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn


Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous countries widely known for its high quality of life. The country is the world’s fourth-leading financial centre having one of the busiest ports in the world. It is also one of the most popular countries for tourism and is considered as the land of opportunities.  Singapore has the third-highest per capita income in the world in terms of purchasing power parity. The economy depends heavily on exports and refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing, which constituted 26% of Singapore’s GDP in 2005.

Apex Visas, one of the leading immigration and visa consultants in India states that Singapore has become one of the most preferred destinations for higher education and study abroad programs. The company highlights that Singapore has a highly developed market- based economy which is one of the freest, most competitive, innovative and business friendly economies.  The country offers indisputable advantages in terms of providing a corruption-free environment, high quality of life, enormous job opportunities, skilled workforce, low tax rates and advanced infrastructure.  A large amount of foreign direct investment is attracted due to these factors and advantages offered by Singapore.  Apex visas highlights the procedure and eligibility to apply for permanent residency in Singapore. The categories of foreigners that are eligible to apply for permanent residence in Singapore include spouse and unmarried children (below 21 years old) of a Singapore Citizen (SC)/ Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR), Aged Parents of a SC, P, Q or S work pass holders and Investors/Entrepreneurs.

Immigration-South-AfricaSouth Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations known for its high quality of life. Apex Visas, one of the leading immigration and visa consultants in India states that South Africa offers vast opportunities for employment and has a great economic growth.  The company highlights the terms and conditions for permanent residency in South Africa. The applications for permanent residency in South Africa are considered in terms of Section 26 (Direct Residency Permits) and Section 27 (Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits) of the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), and read with Regulation 33 of the Immigration Regulations.  The immigrants who are in a position to make a meaningful contribution to broadening the economic base of South Africa are preferred for Permanent Residency Permits. The applicants are required to submit representation to the Minister of Home Affairs motivating why he or she should be declared not to be a prohibited person or an undesirable person, in order to make application for a permanent residency permit.

Apex visas states that after the approval from the Minister of Home Affairs, the applicant needs to submit an application for either a Direct Residency Permit or a Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permit. In order to apply for a direct residency permit one needs to complete Form BI-947.  In addition to completing and submitting Form BI-947, the applicant must provide various documentations which include a full set of fingerprints, a marriage certificate / Proof of spousal relationship, if applicable, a divorce decree / proof of legal separation, if applicable, proof of custody of a minor, if applicable, a death certificate for a late spouse, if applicable, the consent of parents in the case of minors, proof of judicial adoption of a minor, if applicable ,police clearance certificates for all countries in which you resided for a period of one year or longer since your 18th birthday and a valid temporary residency permit (if already in South Africa) .


denmark-07Did you ever dream to live in a peaceful place where everybody is happy with small things in life? What if we tell you that place exists and you can also visit the same, News Flash: without Visa? Don’t be surprised because that Scandinavian sovereign state lies in Northern Europe, with the name Denmark.
Apex Visas Pune thought to pay special tribute to the country which has the least crime rate across the globe by spreading mindfulness among those who wish to travel abroad for a vacation or further studies.
And you read each line correctly. To visit Denmark, you might not even need a visa, if going for less than 90 days’ stay. You need to apply for a visa if visiting Denmark for more than 90 days.
The capital of the Nation will leave you spellbound with 2 km long artificial island Amager Strandpark, Tivoli Gardens which turns into a fairytale-like world at night and not to forget Walt Disney’s timely visits to the place. The soul-warming climate of the region is something you always ask for, where you can also witness the colourful sight of Nyhavn (New Harbor) which has been depicted on numerous postcards in the city.
If you go to Denmark, language is no barrier as the majority of people prefer English over Danish, which is the official language.
If you are thinking to move to Denmark or spend your leisure over there, Apex Visas can help you with immigration process and make your stay more comfortable.


Working in Australia comes with its own set of perks. A great working environment breeding thorough professionalism with high paying salaries, optimum working hours and enough paid leaves to unwind and relax from the monotonous job are a few of the benefits that Australia offers to the employees. Combine these perks with an amazing culture and idyllic natural beauty to satiate that explorer within you is enough to rate Australia one of the most exciting countries to work in. No wonder almost every major MNC has an office in Australia. This also means that there is a high demand for skilled labor in this country. Australia has a very specific point system under which it provides immigration visa to skilled labor. Apex Visas believes that a candidate needs to have the right set of attributes in order to be eligible for immigration visa.

For example, if a candidate is applying under skilled labor class, direct 60 points are awarded in such a case. Then, the age of the applicant also plays a major role as different points are awarded in different age slabs:

  • 18-24 yrs- 25 points
  • 25-32 yrs- 30 points
  • 33-39 yrs- 25 points
  • 40-44 yrs- 14 points
  • 45-49 yrs-   0 points

A candidate needs to have cleared IELTS exam in order to apply as skilled labor. Then, for an IELTS score of 8 or above, candidate gets 20 points, for score of 7, 10 points and for 6, the points are 0.

Australia also awards points for educational qualifications and work experience.

Work Ex               Points

8-10yrs                  20

5-8 yrs                   15

3-5 yrs                   10

1-5 yrs                   05

Apex Visas have acquired the necessary know-how about Australian immigration policies. With an impressive track record, Apex Visas has helped many Indians find a job in Australia and lead a comfortable life.

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Settling abroad is always a very lucrative option. It lends us a high standard of living and a much better enhanced life. Australia has always been a very worthwhile option when it comes to seeking employment abroad. Apex Visas, also known as AV Immigration, is highlighting the various benefits of working at Australia, the continent which presents a whole lot of opportunities.

To start with, the pay scale in Australia is extremely lucrative. For the same job, you will earn at least twice more than what you would be earning in UK or USA. And much to everyone’s delight, the living expenses in Australia aren’t that very high, so you end up saving more. The country has a huge demand of skilled employees. So if you have a bachelors, masters or a doctorate degree, you stand a much higher chance of getting a job few years after which a will make you eligible for being a citizen of Australia. To supersede this, the average working hours in Australia are 38 hours, 5 days in a week. So you have to work from Monday to Friday and can have weekends to yourself to unwind; a perfect way to balance work and life.

Since Australia is soon becoming a business hub for MNCs and giants, the country has an extensive demand for job options in IT field and Human Resource. These are the two job fields that have a great supply and demand gap persisting. So, as per the analysts and counselor at Apex Visas, it is easier for a candidate to move to Australia if the area of interest is IT or HR. The immigration process is fairly easy. Apex Visas has the necessary know-how concerning that and holds a prowess in making the migration from India to Australia fairly easy.

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With the launch of Express Entry Program in January 2015, Canada has become the land of opportunities. This program is designed to facilitate the response to an immigration application at the earliest; hence the name Express Entry. The interested candidates, once they have filled the application form and have met the basic eligibility criteria, are put together in a pool called Express Entry Pool. This allows them to be selected straight out of the pool by a province or an employer. This allows them to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Apex Visas - Canada Express Entry

What? Did it seem like a gust of wind? Fleeting? Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it might sound like that but it’s definitely a reality now, all thanks to the Express Entry System. But…Oh yeah there’s always a ‘but’. However, with Apex Visas’ expert guidance, this hurdle would be a piece of cake for you.

The only obstruction between you and that Permanent Residency is the probability of getting selected out of the pool of hundreds of interested candidate. To facilitate this, Canadian government employs a point system to assess a candidature. This assessment is what can make or break your dream of making it to Canada as a permanent resident. Now this is where our prowess is unparalleled. We have the required know-how involved in such assessment and we will direct you towards just the right path.

The assessment is devised on various parameters- 67 points to qualify, 1200 for Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS),  600 on getting a job offer and 600 on the candidate’s age, educational qualification, experience, IELTS score, spouse score  and a few more domains. We at Apex Visas are thoroughly familiar with the nuances of this assessment system and hence will be the perfect guide for you.

Land of idyllic beauty, courteous people and aplethora of opportunities as an offering, that’s Canada for you. Peggedas one of the most peaceful countries in the world, Canada has always been a preferred choice for immigrants. And much of this can be attributed to the country’s policies and administration. Since 2003 Canada has had the highest economic growth of all G-7 nations and it boasts of the second highest standard of living among the G-20 nations.Owing to a strong and robust economy Canada offers an expansive career growth along with a myriad of benefits for the immigrants. And with their Express Entry system, becoming a permanent resident of Canada has become much easier.

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Apex Visas- Canada Express Entry

Apex Visas aka AV Immigration, holds a prowess in facilitating Permanent Residency Visa for the people who have technical experience and fall in the category of Skilled Migrants in addition to Student, Tourist and Dependant Visas. And we believe that with this new Express Entry system, Canada has hit the right chord to invite immigrants.

Express entry is essentially a new electronic application management system that aims to facilitate and expedite efficient processing ofCanada’s various immigration programs. By making an ‘expression of interest’ to immigrate to Canada and after being eligible for one of the immigration programs under Express Entry, applicants enter into an Express Entry Pool from where they are selected by  employers, the federal government and provincial governments.  The process is termed as an Express Entry because the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) processes an application within six months from the date of submission.So becoming a permanent resident of Canada has never been easy. Among various immigration programs under which an applicant can apply for theExpress Entry, primary are the FSW and PNP.

If an applicant falls under the category of a skilled worker, then that applicant is entitled to apply for Express Entry though FSW (Federal Skilled Worker). Under this criterion, if selected, the immigrant and his family gain an access to various benefits, ranging from a high standard of living to proverbial amenities, a world class education to healthcare and much more, life in Canada is made easier by the government policies for its citizens.

Under PNP (Provincial Nomination Program), a province can nominate a candidate who aims at immigrating to Canada and settling in a particular province. Other than Quebec, each province has its own nomination program which helps a great deal in expediting the permanent residency for an applicant.

With Apex Visas long held expertise in the domain, we handle all the overheads concerned with the paper work and guide you towards an immigration option that suits the best to your needs.

A dependent visa, also called an H-4 visa, can be applied for any time after your H-1B petition is approved. A dependent visa is issued to immediate family members (spouse and children under 18 years of age) of the H-1B visa holders. Students who interrupt their full-time studies for less than one year in total and remain financially dependent upon their parents during that time will still be considered “dependent children”. Of any age or marital status and financially dependent on his or her parents as a result of being either: continuously enrolled and in attendance as a full-time student in an educational institution since the age of 18; or unable to support him or herself due to a physical or mental disability qualifies for “Dependent Visa”.


Note also that parents and other family members are not considered dependents in the immigration rules for students and are also not eligible to accompany a student as a dependent.

Dependent Visa holders are not eligible to be employed and are not eligible to get a Social Security Number. However can:

  • get a Drivers license
  • pursue education
  • open bank account(s)
  • are eligible for an ITIN (Tax ID for IRS Tax purposes)

Since Dependent visa holders are not issued a social security number, an ITIN (Individual tax identification number) should be obtained before filing for joint tax returns by filing Form W-7. If it says nothing about work, this means they can work without restriction. They can work full-time or part-time and they can be self-employed or employed. If the passport says “No work” or “Work prohibited” then in these case family member cannot take work.