Saturday, September 12, 2020

Canada Express Entry - Steps of the Process


Many people want to ask: what exactly is Express Entry Canada? Express Entry is an application management system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage and process applications received through 3 of Canada's federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers.

Certain people are eligible for express entry Canada. Applicants of Canada Express Entry must score at least 67 points out of 100. This is based on their Language Proficiency, Work Experience, Education, Age, etc. After getting the required score, they can qualify for the FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program under Express Entry.

Here are the basic steps for applying for Canada Express entry:
Express Entry is an online system that is used to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.
Step 1: Find out if you're eligible
Step 2: Get your documents ready
Step 3: Submit your profile
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence

Express Entry - Detailed Step by Step Instructions

Express Entry in a nutshell

SUMMARY OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EXPRESS ENTRY PNP STREAMS

The Global Pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused slowdowns for some immigration applicants. Travel restrictions certainly have a large impact on many people who can’t travel to Canada right now. These restrictions stop most non-essential (discretionary) travel to Canada.

People that are travelling by air, need to follow all airline requirements and pass a health check conducted by airlines before being allowed to board the flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air.

When people arrive in Canada, their health is assessed before they leave the port of entry. You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. The idea is that if you don’t have a plan, you should not travel to Canada.

Certain people are exempt from the quarantine requirements. For example, people who provide essential services, such as truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods, are exempt from the quarantine requirements.

There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. If you are issued an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay a $550 application fee. If granted PR, you will have to pay a $490 Right of Permanent Residence Fee. Additional fees are required if you are applying with family members.

The taxes seem to be higher in Canada than in the USA.

Personal Income Tax Rate in Canada averaged 29.75 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 33 percent in 2016 and a record low of 29 percent in 2004.

In the United States, the average single worker faced a net average tax rate of 24.0% in 2019, compared with the OECD average of 25.9%. In other words, in the United States the take-home pay of an average single worker, after tax and benefits, was 76.0% of their gross wage, compared with the OECD average of 74.1%.

There is a reason to come to Canada - the high quality of life. If you come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you will benefit from world-class education and high quality of life.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Geese and seagulls wait for food


Geese and seagulls wait for food at the parking lot. They sure block cars from parking there. Someone threw something yellow or orange to the birds. Good luck, birds, getting food. Canada Geese like to walk around everywhere near cars.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Geese block cars at intersection


Geese block cars at intersection. Cars try to drive through geese. Eventually, a person needed to scare off geese, so that cars could pass through. This Canada Goose incident resulted in blocking of car traffic. Geese are like annoying pedestrians, sometimes. Canada Geese sometimes appear to be the only pedestrians that have the right of way anywhere in Toronto.

Geese at intersection near stop sign


Geese at intersection near stop sign. The geese are blocking the road here, as usual. It's just another example of road traffic blocked by Canada geese. A person usually has to tell the geese to move, so that cars can pass through. Geese often just stand and don't move anywhere.