Have you been dreaming of setting foot in the “Land of the Maple Leaf”?
Turn your dreams into reality and immigrate to Canada as soon as it is possible.
The Pathway to Canada
Despite being the second largest country in the world, Canada is still mostly untouched and unexplored. Its boreal forests and rugged snowy mountains are white wonderlands.
Aside from the natural beauty of The Great White North, it also attracts people from all over the globe because of its economic stability, diverse culture, and excellent educational systems.
It is no wonder that a lot of people want to live and work in Canada. With a continuously rising employment rate and openness to immigrants, Canada has a stellar reputation as a perfect country to settle in.
When you want to pack your bags and hie off to Canada right away, here are four easy steps to take through Canada’s Express Entry system:
STEP 1: ELIGIBILITY
The first thing to do is find out if you are eligible to immigrate.
If you want to live in Canada with a skilled job, there are three immigration programs that you can look into if you are eligible for Express Entry. Skilled workers will be chosen based on their ability and skills to contribute to the Canadian economy.
The three economic immigration programs are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Express Class
To meet local market needs, some provinces and territories in Canada can also recruit candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program included in the Express Entry system.
You need to read and understand the detailed requirements of each program so you can identify which program suits you best. At the same time, you also need to answer some basic questions such as age, nationality, and language ability. These questions are asked online to check if you meet the minimum requirements.
It is best to answer as accurately as you can so they can tell you what programs you will be eligible for.
STEP 2: READY YOUR DOCUMENTS
It is better to get a head start on your documents. Since some documents take a long time to secure, it is best to prepare ahead of time.
Some documents that you might need are:
- Education credential assessment report, especially if you are applying for the Federal Skilled Workers Program or you want to earn points for the education you received outside of Canada
- Language test results
- Police certificates/clearances
- Proof of funds
- Provincial nomination, if any
- Medical exam certificates
- Valid passport or travel document
STEP 3: CREATE AND SUBMIT A PROFILE
You need to create a profile to present basic information about yourself. While it does not guarantee you an invitation to apply for permanent residence, you will still need to submit this profile to find out your chances of being sent one.
Based on your profile, they will assess if you are eligible. If you are, then you will be placed in the pool of eligible applicants. You will be ranked according to a points-based system and, if you are one of the top candidates, then you will be sent an invitation.
STEP 4: WAIT FOR THE INVITATION THEN APPLY
Only upon receiving the said invitation can you apply online through Express Entry.When you receive an invitation from them, you have only 60 days to file your application for permanent residency.
When filling out the online forms, make sure that you only provide true and accurate answers. All mandatory fields should be filled out so you can submit your application without a hitch. There is a save feature on the form so you can easily go back if you need to. Complete the form as soon as you can, and complete the required documents before the 60 days are up.
The Path to Perfection
There are a lot of things to consider when you want to migrate to another country.
For immigration to Canada, it would be best to secure the help of professional immigration consultants so you won’t need to go back and forth with your documents. With their experience and expertise, they can already assist you in putting together the list of requirements.
Get professional immigration help, follow the easy steps mentioned above and be ready to dial up that trusted international freight agency to ship your goods as you fly off to where you can make even bigger dreams come true.
Bevan Berning is an Immigration professional and owner of Pathway Visas, an Immigration Agency dealing mostly with skilled immigration to Canada and Australia. Bevan’s enthusiasm for the industry has kept in the Immigration field for the past seven years. Bevan is South African by birth and has been residing in Dubai for the past eight years.