Immigrate to Canada

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There are many reasons why people want to immigrate to Canada. Many people want to live in a country that respects human rights, has clean and safe cities, offers plenty of job opportunities and provides quality healthcare and educational facilities. A large number of people want to immigrate to Canada because they feel this country meets all these criteria. Even though it is not easy to move to Canada permanently as an immigrant, there are several ways you can get residency there as a temporary visitor or a permanent resident.

In this article, we’ll explore the different ways you can immigrate to Canada as well as the eligibility requirements for each visa category. Keep reading for more information!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Canada for Immigration

  1. Over 400,000 immigrants are welcomed to move to Canada each year.
  2. There are many Canadian visa programs for different types of immigrants.
  3. Skilled immigrants are needed for hundreds of thousands of jobs in Canada.
  4. People who live in Canada generally enjoy a high quality of life.
  5. Canadian citizens and permanent residents receive free public healthcare.
  6. A global survey rated Canada as the most accepting country for immigrants.
  7. Canadian permanent residents and citizens can sponsor their family for a visa.
  8. World-class education is available to you and your family in Canada.
  9. Canada is a beautiful country, with mountains, forests, lakes, beaches, etc.
  10. A permanent resident of Canada can become a Canadian citizen after 3 years.

Why Is Canada Looking for Immigrants?

Canada is seeking over 400,000 new immigrants every year because:

  • Immigrants are needed to fill hundreds of thousands of jobs in Canada.
  • Millions of Canadians are retiring and workers are needed to replace them.
  • There are not enough workers available to fill new jobs in Canada.
  • Immigrants are needed to keep Canada’s population and economy growing.
  • Canada is an immigrant-friendly country that embraces multiculturalism.
  • There is a low birth rate in Canada, so immigrants keep the country youthful.
  • Immigrants bring new ideas and innovation to Canada which boosts the economy.
  • Many immigrants start business in Canada which helps to create Canadian jobs.
  • Canadians are compassionate, welcoming thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers.
  • Surveys have found that Canadians think immigrants make Canada a better country.
  • All of Canada’s major political parties support Canadian immigration and immigrants.

What Are the Requirements to Immigrate to Canada?

There are general requirements to immigrate to Canada and specific requirements for each particular Canadian visa program, which are summarized below.

The general requirements for skilled foreign workers to immigrate to Canada include:

  • Knowing English or French (you must pass an approved language test)
  • Being in good health (you will need to have a medical exam)
  • Police certificates showing you do not have a criminal record
  • Proof of funds indicating you can support yourself and family in Canada
  • Paying fees to the Canadian government

The specific requirements for several of the most popular Canadian visa programs are summarized below.

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Express Entry

Express Entry is the fast and easy way to apply for immigration to Canada through the:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Applications for the Provincial Nominee Program can also be processed using the Express Entry system.

In general, you need to file an online Express Entry profile with your relevant details.

You must qualify for one of the eligible Canadian immigration programs.

Express Entry profiles that qualify are placed in a pool of candidates and an overall score is given using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The Invitation to Apply (ITA) is issued if you meet one of these criteria:

  • Having one of the highest Comprehensive Ranking System scores
  • Receiving a valid offer of employment in Canada
  • Being nominated by a province or territory for its PNP

You have 60 days to apply for Canadian immigration once you get the ITA.

During this 60-day period, you and your family will need to have your medical exams.

A decision is normally made in six months or less after you file your Canadian visa application using the Express Entry system.

If you are approved for Express Entry immigration to Canada, you will be granted Canadian permanent residency and allowed to live, study and work in Canada for an unlimited amount of time.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The FSWP is a Canadian immigration program for skilled immigrants whose occupation usually requires a university degree.

Examples include: accountants, electrical engineers, nurses and software developers.

You need to receive at least 67 points for: age, education, experience, language, job offer, adaptability.

One year of work experience in an eligible occupation during the past 10 years is required.

Your relevant work experience must be full-time, paid and satisfy the Canadian NOC job requirements for the eligible occupation.

A favorable Education Credential Assessment (ECA) is required if you received your education outside of Canada.

You will also need a passing score on an approved English or French evaluation exam:

  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for listening
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for speaking
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for writing
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for reading

These language evaluation tests are approved for Canadian immigration purposes:

  • English – IELTS General Training Test or CELPIP General Test
  • French – TEF Canada or TCF Canada

Other eligibility requirements must also be satisfied (good health, good character, proof of funds, etc.).

Application for immigration to Canada through the FSWP is made using the Express Entry system.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program

The CEC Program is for immigrants with recent skilled work experience in Canada, such as:

  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • International Students

In many cases, these foreign workers are already living and working in Canada as temporary residents and are applying to become Canadian permanent residents through the CEC Program.

Applicants for the CEC Program need one year of skilled work experience in Canada during the past 3 years.

The work experience must have been full-time, paid and authorized.

You also need to meet the English or French language criteria for your occupation, which can be demonstrated by getting a passing score on an approved test

  • English – IELTS General Training Test or CELPIP General Test
  • French – TEF Canada or TCF Canada

Additional eligibility requirements must be satisfied.

Application for Canadian permanent residency through the CEC Program is made using the Express Entry system.

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The FSTP is for skilled tradespeople who want to become Canadian permanent residents.

Applicants need two years of work experience in an eligible trade during the past five years.

Relevant work experience must be full-time, paid and satisfy the Canadian NOC job requirements for the skilled trade.

You will also need a Certificate of Qualification OR a valid Canadian job offer of one year.

Another requirement is receiving a passing score on an approved English or French evaluation exam as follows:

  • CLB 5 scores for listening and speaking
  • CLB 4 scores for writing and reading

These language evaluation tests are approved for immigration purposes:

  • English – IELTS General Training Test or CELPIP General Test
  • French – TEF Canada or TCF Canada

Other eligibility requirements must also be satisfied (good health, good character, proof of funds, etc.).

Application for immigration to Canada through the FSTP is made using the Express Entry system.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is for immigrants whose occupation is needed in a particular province or territory in Canada and who want to become a Canadian permanent resident.

There are 11 Canadian provinces and territories that participate in the PNP: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

Each participating province or territory has its own PNP criteria.

In general, you must have an occupation that is needed in the province or territory where you are applying for the PNP.

A certain level of English or French language abilities is usually needed.

Furthermore, you must be willing to live in the province or territory that nominates you for immigration to Canada through its PNP.

Other eligibility requirements must also be satisfied (good health, good character, proof of funds, etc.).

The first step is to apply for the PNP of a province or territory where you would like to live and work in Canada.

The provincial or territorial immigration officials will review your PNP application and if they nominate you for immigration to Canada, you will then apply for Canadian permanent residency with the federal immigration agency.

Business Immigration

The Start-up Visa Program is for entrepreneurs who have the desire and skills to start a business in Canada that:

  • Can produce jobs in Canada
  • Be innovative
  • Compete internationally

Foreign entrepreneurs must have a business that qualifies and a designated organization in Canada must issue a letter of support.

You will also need to satisfy the English or French language criteria.

It is required that you have enough financial resources to support yourself and your family while living in Canada.

Additional eligibility requirements must be satisfied

Family Sponsorship Program:

The Family Sponsorship Program lets a Canadian citizen or permanent resident sponsor eligible family members for immigration to Canada.

The sponsor must be at least 18 years of age and be able to support the family member financially.

Family members who can be sponsored include your:

  • Spouse or common-law partner (opposite or same sex)
  • Dependent daughters and sons (under 18 and unmarried/without a partner)
  • Mother or father
  • Grandmother or grandfather
  • Orphaned sister or brother (under 18 and unmarried/without a partner)
  • Orphaned niece or nephew (under 18 and unmarried/without a partner)
  • Other family members who qualify

Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program

This Canadian immigration program is for people who want to live and work in Quebec as permanent residents of Canada.

At least 50 points are needed if the applicant is single and 59 points are required is the applicant has a spouse or common-law partner.

Points are given for your age, education, work experience, French or English language skills, previous stay in Canada, valid job offer in Quebec, characteristics of your spouse or partner, having children, and being able to support yourself and your family while living in Quebec.

It is important to have good French language skills if you want to live and work in Quebec, since French is the main language used throughout the province.

A passing score is required on an approved English or French evaluation exam, such as the IELTS General Training Test for English or the TEF – Canada for French.

 

You must file an Expression of Interest (EOI) on Quebec’s Arrima online portal.

The Quebec provincial immigration officials will then review the information in your EOI. 

If they determine that you are a good match for the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program, you will receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ).

Your Application for Canadian Permanent Residency must be filed with Canada’s federal immigration agency within 60 days of receiving the CSQ and the government fees must be paid.

If approved for immigration to Canada, you and your family will settle in Quebec as Canadian permanent residents.

Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program is for skilled immigrants who want to live and work as Canadian permanent residents in one of the country’s four Atlantic Provinces:

  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

The foreign worker and the employer must meet certain requirements for the Atlantic Immigration Program.

The employer must be “designated” for this Canadian immigration program by the province.

Furthermore, the job offer must be for a qualifying position that is full-time, non-seasonal (permanent) and cannot be filled locally.

Workers must have the necessary education and work experience for the job.

An Education Credential Assessment is needed for a foreign worker who received his or her education outside of Canada.

Proof of funds to pay for living expenses is required if moving to Canada from abroad.

The foreign worker will need a passing score on an approved English or French evaluation test:

  • English – IELTS General Training Test or CELPIP General Test
  • French – TEF Canada Test or the TCF Canada Test

Foreign workers need to satisfy the English or French language requirement:

  • CLB 5 or NCLC 5 for NOC TEER Level 0, 1, 2 or 3 jobs
  • CLB 4 or NCLC 4 for NOC TEER Level 4 jobs

How to Find the Right Canadian Immigration Program?

If you are a skilled foreign worker

Skilled foreign workers have several options available for immigration to Canada:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Caregiver Program
  • Agri-Food Pilot

If you have a job offer in Canada

Having a qualifying job offer in Canada can put you in a stronger position to apply for Canadian immigration programs such as the:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program
  • Atlantic Immigration Program
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

If you have friends or family living in Canada

When you have friends or family living in Canada, this gives you a special connection to the Canadian province or territory where they live, which could facilitate applying for the:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program

If you have worked or studied in Canada

Having worked or studied in Canada can benefit you when applying for Canadian immigration:

  • Since you were successful in the application process; and
  • You are already familiar with what it is like living in Canada.

If you have previous experience living in Canada as a temporary foreign worker or international student, this could give you an advantage when applying for the:

  • Canadian Experience Class Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Atlantic Immigration Program

If you have a business that you own or manage

Foreign entrepreneurs who want to launch a business in Canada could apply for the:

  • Start-up Visa Program
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program

How Much Money Do You Need to Immigrate
Canada?

The amount of money that you will need to immigrate to Canada depends on:

  • the size of your family
  • the distance of your country to Canada
  • the cost of transportation to Canada
  • what you will bring with you or have shipped
  • where you will be living in Canada
  • whether or not you have a job in Canada
  • other factors

In general, you should expect to spend several thousand Canadian dollars (CAD) when you immigrate to Canada to cover the costs of moving to Canada and your living expenses after you arrive in Canada (until you have your first paycheck from Canadian employment).

According to the Canadian immigration agency (June 2022), this is the minimum amount of financial resources an immigrant should have for Canadian immigration, based on how many people will be moving to Canada:

  • 1 Person = $13,310 CAD
  • 2 People = $16,570 CAD
  • 3 People = $20,371 CAD
  • 4 People = $24,733 CAD
  • 5 People = $28,052 CAD
  • 6 People = $31,638 CAD
  • 7 People = $35,224 CAD

*    For each additional person, add $3,586 CAD to the total.

Keep in mind that these are the minimum amounts required for Proof of Funds when you immigrate to Canada.

Your family may need to have more money for moving to Canada and for your living expenses in the country until you have a regular income from Canadian employment.

It is important to note that many people will sell their possessions (for example, their home, vehicles, furniture, etc.) before they immigrate to Canada in order to have enough money to pay for all of the expenses and to make the relocation process easier.

Required Documents to Immigrate
to Canada

You will need to provide several documents at different stages of the Canadian immigration process.

In some cases, you will need to provide information that is found in certain documents, but you will not have to upload or present the actual documents at that particular stage of the process.

For example, when you file your online Express Entry profile, you will enter details from your:

  • Valid passport
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • English or French language exam results taken in the past two years
  • Proof of Funds to support yourself and family
  • Qualifying Canadian job offer (if relevant)
  • Provincial Nomination (if relevant)

When you receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to become a Canadian permanent resident, you will need to upload copies of several required documents such as:

  • Birth Certificate(s)
  • Marriage certificate (if relevant)
  • Common-law Union Form (if relevant)
  • Divorce Certificate (if relevant)
  • Death Certificate(s) (if relevant)
  • Adoption Certificate(s) (if relevant)
  • Medical Exam Results
  • Police Certificate(s)
  • Proof of Funds
  • Use of a Representative Form (if relevant)
  • Proof of Relationship to a Relative in Canada (if requested)
  • Digital Photo (if requested)

If you are invited by the Canadian government to apply for immigration to Canada, you will receive a Document Checklist from the Canadian immigration agency, detailing which documents they want you to upload to your application.

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Eligibility Assessment

The first step is to register as a new client of Canadian Visa Expert.

Complete your online eligibility assessment application.

Submit your eligibility assessment application for evaluation.

Your Assessment Results will inform you about your best visa option.

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Application Preparation

The second step for eligible clients will involve gathering and checking the documents needed for the application.

You will be guided on taking the English or French language exam and getting your Education Credential Assessment (ECA).

Your documents will be checked and you will be informed if you are eligible to move forward to the final step.

3

Application Submission

At the start of the third step, you will sign a retainer with the immigration consultants.

The immigration consultants will file your Express Entry profile on your behalf.

After you get an Invitation to Apply, the immigration consultants will submit your Canadian PR Visa Application and a decision is usually made within 6 months.

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Conclusion

We hope that you have increased your knowledge about immigration to Canada and are looking forward to starting the process.

Canada is one of the top destinations for immigrants because:

  • Immigrants and other newcomers are welcomed in Canada
  • Foreign workers are needed for thousands of Canadian jobs
  • Canada is a diverse country that embraces multiculturalism
  • Canadian permanent residents and citizens get free healthcare
  • Immigrants can receive a world-class education in Canada
  • Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the world
  • There are several Canadian immigration programs available
  • Immigrants can start their own businesses in Canada
  • Canadian permanent residents can become citizens after 3 years

If you would like to join the 400,000 people who immigrate to Canada each year, the first step is to receive an Eligibility Evaluation to find out which Canadian immigration program you qualify for.

As you have read, there are several Canadian immigration programs and they each have their own eligibility requirements and application procedure.

Since 2012, Canadian Visa Expert has been collaborating with a team of authorized immigration consultants who can evaluate your best option for immigration to Canada.

The immigration consultants who work with Canadian Visa Expert can also guide you through each step of the application procedure if you qualify, to make the process easier for you to complete correctly.

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Discover Frequently Asked Questions from Our Support

Is it easy to immigrate to Canada?

It is relatively easy to immigrate to Canada, however, the process can be complicated in terms of determining which program to apply for; providing the required documents; filling out the forms correctly; getting an Education Credential Assessment (ECA); taking the English or French language evaluation exam; seeking Canadian employment; finding a place to live in Canada; etc. Canadian Visa Expert works with authorized immigration consultants and offers services to help make the process as easy as possible.

What is the fastest way to immigrate to Canada?

The fastest way to immigrate to Canada is through Express Entry, since most skilled immigrants receive a decision about their application in six months or less after it is filed.

What is the maximum age for Canadian immigration?

There is no age limit for immigration to Canada (for example, parents and grandparents can be sponsored for Canadian permanent residency). Skilled foreign workers who are applying for Canadian immigration through the Federal Skilled Worker Program receive the maximum points for age between 18 and 35 years of age, but then fewer points are earned for age each year after 35 and no points for age are given to applicants older than 46.

What is the easiest way to immigrate to Canada?

The easiest way to immigrate to Canada is applying for Express Entry. After you file your Express Entry profile, and if you are placed in the pool of candidates, you simply wait to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada. If you can get a qualifying offer of employment in Canada or a Provincial Nomination or you have one of the highest scores in the pool, this could result in an ITA being issued. Once you have an ITA, you will file your Application for Canadian Permanent Residency within 60 days and should receive a decision in six months or less.

How much money do you need to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker?

In general, a skilled foreign worker will need several thousand Canadian dollars (CAD) to immigrate to Canada. The amount of money required will depend on the size of your family, where you will be living in Canada and other factors. According to the Canadian immigration agency, the minimum amount needed to immigrate to Canada is: $13,310 CAD for one person, $16,570 CAD for two people, and $20,371 CAD for three people.

What is the CRS in Canada?

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CSR) is used by the Canadian immigration agency to score an Express Entry profile. There are 1200 points possible, based on education, skills, work experience, factors related to a spouse/partner, receiving a provincial nomination, having a qualifying job offer, possessing good French language abilities, and having a brother or sister who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. If you get one of the highest CRS scores, you could receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada.

Do I need a job offer for Express Entry?

No, you do not need an offer of employment in Canada for Express Entry. Receiving a qualifying Canadian job offer is, however, practical for a skilled immigrant who wants to work in Canada. You could get points toward certain Canadian immigration programs (such as the FSWP) for having an offer of employment in Canada and could also be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Express Entry.

How do I create an Express Entry profile?

You can create an online Express Entry profile for free on the Canadian immigration agency’s website. Your profile will include information about your education, English and French language skills, work experience and other relevant information. After you create your Express Entry online account, you will have 60 days to fill in and submit your details for review. If your profile is placed in the pool of candidates and you receive an Invitation to Apply, you will have 60 days to file your application for immigration to Canada.

I am currently studying in Canada. Can I become a Canadian permanent resident?

As an international student living in Canada, you may have the opportunity to become a Canadian permanent resident after you graduate. International students are allowed to work in Canada while they are attending their educational program; there is an option to receive a temporary permit to work in Canada after graduation; and you may be able to apply for permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class Program or other immigration program if you satisfy the criteria.

How much work experience do I need for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program?

You need a minimum of one year of skilled work experience in Canada during the past three years prior to applying for the CEC Program. This must be full-time, paid work experience and you must have been permitted to legally work in Canada. “Skilled work experience” can be in a job in Canada that is listed at TEER Level 0, 1, 2 or 3 according to the 2021 National Occupation Classification (NOC).

How do I get an Education Credential Assessment (ECA)?

A: If you are applying for immigration to Canada through the FSWP, and you received your education outside of Canada, you will need to get an Education Credential Assessment (ECA). The ECA must be performed from the designated organization that is relevant for your occupation, which will review your details to confirm if your education received outside of Canada is equivalent to an education obtained inside Canada. An example of a designated organization is World Education Services (WES).

How can I immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person?

If you satisfy the eligibility requirements, you may be able to immigrate to Canada through the Self-Employed Persons Program. In general, you need to have relevant experience in athletics or cultural activities, and be able and willing to contribute substantially to the athletic or cultural life of Canada. “Relevant experience” means a minimum of two years of experience in the past 5 years being self-employed in athletic or cultural activities. You will be evaluated based on your adaptability, age, education, experience, and English or French language skills.

Do I have to stay in Canada as a permanent resident?

As a Canadian permanent resident, you can travel to and from Canada whenever you want. When you travel outside of Canada, make sure that you have a valid Permanent Resident Card with you before you leave, since you will need to present it and your valid foreign passport when you return. In order to maintain your Canadian permanent resident status, you must be physically present in Canada a minimum of 730 days within a five-year time period.

How long does the PR application process take?

The amount of time required to become a Canadian permanent resident depends on which immigration program you are applying for and other factors. For example, a skilled foreign worker who applies for Express Entry immigration to Canada could become a Canadian permanent resident in about 6-18 months. On the other hand, it may takes longer for a parent or grandparent to become a Canadian permanent resident through the Family Sponsorship Program.

How can I sponsor my husband, wife or partner to come to Canada?

It is faster and preferred to include your spouse or common-law partner in your Application for Canadian Permanent Residency, so the decision regarding immigration to Canada will be made at the same time for all immediate family members. If you get married, or you have been living with a common-law partner for 12 consecutive months, after you become a Canadian permanent resident, and you are at least 18 years of age and satisfy other criteria, then you will need to sponsor them through the Family Sponsorship Program.

How can I sponsor my parents or grandparents to come to Canada?

If you are a Canadian permanent resident or citizen, at least 18 years of age, living in Canada and you meet all of the requirements, you can file an online interest to sponsor your parent(s) or grandparent(s) for immigration to Canada. You must prove that you are financially able to support your parent(s) or grandparent(s) while they are living in Canada. Your parent(s) or grandparent(s) must also meet all of the requirements for immigration to Canada.

How can I sponsor my children to come to Canada?

If you have dependent children under 22 years of age who are unmarried/without a partner and living outside of Canada, or dependent children over 22 years of age who are unmarried/without a partner who cannot financially support themselves because of a physical or mental condition, and they have depended on you for financial support since they were younger than 22, you can apply to sponsor them for immigration to Canada through the Family Sponsorship Program.

Who can sponsor me in Canada?

Family members who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, at least 18 years of age and who meet all of the criteria, may be able to sponsor you for immigration to Canada if you also satisfy the eligibility requirements.

Can I go to Canada without a job offer?

Most Canadian immigration programs do not require an offer of employment in Canada, however, there are some programs that do require a job offer. For example, an offer of employment in Canada is not required for Express Entry, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Provincial Nominee Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program, and Family Sponsorship Program. The Atlantic Immigration Program and Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot do require a job offer in Canada.

How many points are required for a Canadian PR Visa?

Most Canadian immigration programs do not use a points system, but some do. For example, the Federal Skilled Worker Program requires at least 67 out of 100 points. The Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program requires at least 50 out of 103 points for a single applicant or 59 out of 120 points for an applicant who is married or has a common-law partner. Some Provincial Nominee Programs have their own points system. Points are given for education, work experience, language skills and other factors.

Can I immigrate to Canada at the age of 55?

You may be able to immigrate to Canada at the age of 55 through the Family Sponsorship Program (for example, as the spouse/partner, parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). If you are a skilled foreign worker, it will be very difficult to immigrate to Canada at 55, because Canada is seeking younger skilled immigrants who can contribute to the economy for many years, you will not receive points for age and it will be a challenge to qualify.

What is a job offer in Canada?

The term “job offer” in the context of Canadian immigration refers to a valid offer of employment in Canada made to a foreign worker by an eligible Canadian employer. In many cases, a valid job offer must include a favorable Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which the employer applies for with the Canadian government when asking for permission to hire a foreign worker. The LMIA is not, however, always required for an immigrant to work in Canada. A valid job offer will often require a minimum length of full-time employment (for example, at least one year).

What jobs are in demand in Canada?

Workers are needed for approximately one million jobs in Canada in all sectors of the economy. There are thousands of Canadian job openings in agriculture, business, construction, education, engineering, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, natural resources, retail, transportation and other sectors. The demand is especially high for managers, workers with university degrees and skilled tradespeople. Examples of high-demand jobs in Canada include accountants, construction managers, electrical engineers, registered nurses and software developers

Is healthcare free in Canada?

Canada has a publicly-funded, universal healthcare system called Medicare which is administered by each province and territory and available to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents for free or for a small subsidized charge. In general, Canada’s public healthcare system covers about 70% of healthcare needs of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Dental care, eye care and prescription medications are partially covered by Medicare, so a majority of Canadians have private supplemental health insurance to cover the remaining costs (many employers offer this supplemental insurance as a benefit).

How much does it cost to live in Canada per month?

The monthly cost of living in Canada will depend on the size of your family, where you live, your housing arrangements, and other factors. The average cost of living in Canada for a single person is about $1,200 CAD per month excluding rent and for a family of four it is around $4,300 CAD per month excluding rent. The average monthly rent in Canada for a one bedroom apartment is about $1,400 CAD and for a three bedroom apartment it is around $2,400 CAD.

Where do Canada’s immigrants come from?

People immigrate to Canada from all over the world, however, the top countries of origin for new immigrants include: India, China, Philippines, Nigeria, France, United States, Brazil, Iran, South Korea and Pakistan.

What English language tests can I take for Canadian immigration?

For Canadian immigration purposes, you may take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training Test or the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General Test. The scores from the English language evaluation test need to be less than two years old. The scores that are required depend on which Canadian immigration program you are applying for.

Can I bring my family to Canada?

Yes! You can bring your spouse or common-law partner (opposite or same sex) and dependent children who are under 22 years of age and unmarried/without a partner to live in Canada with you. As a citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is at least 18 years of age and meets other criteria, you can apply to sponsor other family members to live in Canada. You and your family members must satisfy the criteria for immigration to Canada.

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