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  1. Live-in Caregiver program? How to get my sister a visa to baby-sit my chilren?
  2. What is the story with the province of Quebec having an immigration department?
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  1. Live-in Caregiver program? How to get my sister a visa to baby-sit my chilren?

    Q: Both my husband and me have full time work. We have two kids. The younger one is just two years old. I want to apply my old sister to come to help us. I heard there is a homecare visa I can apply for my sister. Does anybody know about this? Thank you for your kind help.

    A: It is called the Live-in Caregiver program. See: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/on/epb/fwp/liv_care_prog.shtml


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  3. What is the story with the province of Quebec having an immigration department?

    Q: What is the story with the province of Quebec having an immigration department? Is there supposed to be some formula in which Quebec can influence Canadian immigration, as to who can come, or who they want, etc? Does this provide opportunities for certain types of people who would otherwise not be able, or deemed suitable to immigrate to Canada.

    A: The story is the following:

    Quebec, along with BC, Saskachewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Newfoundland all have the authority to issue Certificates of Selection to immigrants intending to reside permanently in their province under the Provincial Nominee Program (Quebec under the Canada-Quebec Accord). The reason for this is largely due to the provinces wanting a greater say in filling labour market needs.

    With Quebec it is slightly different in that it has more control and has been allot more aggressive in recruiting immigrants overseas for demographic reasons. It is true that they attempt to attract more francophones. Their goal is to have 42% of immigrants destined to Quebec arriving with some knowledge of French.

    The Quebec Selection criteria differ from those of CIC and the other provinces in two major ways:

    1. it definitely favours the knowledge of French but also awards points for knowledge of English; It is significant to note that the lack of knowledge of French does not in and of itself exclude someone from being accepted to Quebec. Many of my clients have known little or no French upon arrival here in Quebec.
    2. for people who have a certain profile it is not necessary to have a profession on any particular list. This is unique in Canada. No other jurisdiction, federal or provincial, to my knowledge, provides for a system of points which allows for the evaluation of general characteristics without reference to a particular List of Professions in Demand. So in fact it does provide opportunities for people who would otherwise not be admitted on professional grounds. In addition Quebec is the only jurisdiction that includes the spouse of the prinicpal applicant in the point system. In certain cases , once again, immigrants may have an advantage attempting to enter Canada through Quebec.

    With regard to medical and security considerations all provinces defer to the federal authority and if someone is accepted by a province but is deemed inadmissable to Canada on medical, security or subsistence grounds they may be barred from entry. However, the federal government cannot bar entry if someone is selected by a province unless they are found inadmissable. The person does not have to pass the employment and education criteria again.

    In the cases of provincial selection including Quebec, suitability with respect to education, profession, language etc is a provincial matter. Canada can only refuse for medical and security reasons (as above). Therefore there is a provision whereby those potential immigrants who would be unsuitablefor professional reasons to come to Canada could yet enter Canada and have the right to live anywhere they choose in Canada. And they can do this through any provincial nominee program existing in Canada not only Quebec. Being accepted by Quebec does guarentee you entry into Canada provided you meet all federal statutory requirements for Permanent Residence.

    There is no regulation requiring a landed immigrant to stay and work in the province to which they immigrated. However, most of the provincial Nominee Programs except Quebec are set up so that you practically have to have employment pre arranged and thus there is generally more incentive to remain in that place. Unless you already had something set up elsewhere with family or friends.

    There is a stipulation in the Canda-Quebec Accord (on immigration) that prevents a person whose intended destination as an immigrant is other than Quebec from being landed at a Port of Entry on the territory of Quebec.

    Now this is where it really gets Cana-kafkaes-Que: If you are an immigrant who was accepted to come to Canada but were not selected by Quebec and you arrive at Dorval, for example, an Canadian Immigration Officer must be satisfied that you are not intending to reside permanently in Quebec. Otherwise he/she would have to require you to apply to Quebec on the spot to see if you qulalify to be landed in Quebec.

    Your PR visas and passports could be confiscated until such time you have been given permission (or not) by Quebec to be landed on its soil. Of course if you had crossed the frontier at Cornwall and taken the bus to Montreal no-one would have said squat. Bizarre but true.

    Quebec accepts immgrants from all over the world not only Europe but at least half are from France, which of course makes sense given the culture and language. But Quebec maintains immigration offices in Damascus, Mexico, NY, Vienna as well as Paris. It has only recently closed offices in Hong Kong, Brussels & Rome. The result has been an extraordinary influx of language groups, particularly in Montreal. There are 33 different languages now spoken here, at least half of which have come in the last 20 - 30 years. So it is hard to say that Quebec doesn't let in anyone who doesn't speak French.

    I hope this has been of some help in answering your questions.


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