7 Incredible Ways To Easily Immigrate To Canada | By Tunde Omotoye
For many, information received on how to relocate to Canada can be overwhelming.
However, here is a snapshot of 7 ways to immigrate to Canada.
1- Express Entry Program
With express entry, you can live and work in Canada as a Permanent Resident, and after 3 years within a 5 year period can become eligible for citizenship.
The program has 3 major classes you can fall under:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Generally, the program allows individual provinces and territories to use the system to recruit suitable candidates as part of the Provincial Nominee Programs.
2- Canadian Investor Immigration
This is designed for high net worth individuals. People that get money well well but need a new environment. The essence is to allow business people to invest in an economy that works.
The program is divided into 2:
- Quebec program
- The Federal Investor Program
Both are somewhat similar and actually require that you have a high net worth and make a huge investment in an investment fund for a 5 year period. If successful, you can bring your family with you.
3- LMIA Work Visa
For this one, you have to first get a Canadian job offer, apply for a work visa and then on that basis, immigrate to Canada.
- Secure a Canadian job offer.
- Have the Canadian employer apply for an LMIA on your behalf through Service Canada.
- Once LMIA is approved:
- Apply for a Work Permit
4- Family Class Sponsorship
As every other country would, your family can sponsor you to Canada to join them on a permanent basis. They must either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. However, you can also be granted a visa to join your partner if he/she is a student.
A typical sponsor comprises of:
- Children under age of 22 (there are some exceptions to this)
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5- The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
This is actually a very popular way to immigrate to Canada.
Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and others have their own immigration programs that often lead to a fast-track process.
Only that for this category you are required to reside in the respective province when you arrive in Canada.
6- Study Permit:
Of all the ways to immigrate, to me, this is the easiest when it comes to documentation and application. Only that it has the most financial implication because of high international student fees, especially if a student isn’t on a scholarship.
Thing is, if you can afford it, there is no better way to immigrate than through studying as Canada offers numerous programs. Plus some universities are considered among the best in the world.
Check the full list of schools here:
7- Visitor Visa
Last on the list is a visitor visa. Although, the hardest if you ask me. Also, you cannot work in Canada using a visitor visa.
However, you can communicate with ‘potential’ employers about future work while visiting.
For more info about each of the specific ways, you can always visit the link to check eligibility, process times and requirements.
As always, all the best.