Skills-based immigration establishes a pathway for certain immigrant professionals with the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience to gain lawful permanent residence in a country in order to engage in skilled work. These immigration programs are a way for many countries to increase their skilled labor force and diversify immigrant inflows to their country.
The prospective migrant’s eligibility usually depends on a points system based on factors such as age, previous work experience, qualifications, wealth, language abilities, health and character requirements, and existing job offers. To be successful, the prospective applicant must typically possess a high level of education and significant work experience, and also obtain a given number of points in a scoring system that includes the previously listed factors. Successful applicants become permanent residents who may subsequently apply for citizenship by naturalization after a period of residency in the country concerned.
While the multi-step process involved in becoming an immigrant appear simple on the surface, it often has far-reaching legal considerations and ramifications. Unfortunately, the consequences of not getting it right the first time can be devastating and range from costly delays to a negative decision. What is more, the errors made by those who try to it all on their own would likely have been avoided by our experienced immigration lawyers and consultants.
Over the years, we have established an impressive reputation for assisting skilled individuals relocate abroad and would like to work with you to:
- Determine your eligibility
- Guide and support you through the whole process
- Prepare you for the interview