Top 5 Ways To immigrate to Canada – Apply Now
1. Canada Express Entry
In general, Canada uses the Express Entry system to manage applications for three Canadian immigration programs. These are the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry is also the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada.
Express Entry awards candidates eligibility points using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool. However, additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points are awarded to those who already have a job.
How the Express Entry system works
A total of 1,200 points is available under Express Entry.
A candidate’s CRS score is based on several factors, most importantly
- skilled work experience, and also
- proficiency in English or French
All individual applicants or a couple may get CRS points. Candidates do not need to have any experience in Canada in order to get ITA for permanent residence.
In short, Canada calculates your CRS score out of a possible 1,200 points. And the points are determined by your core human capital. These are
- your age
- work experience
- educational background, and, as well as
- your ability to adapt and language skills
Only a limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool get Invitations to Apply (ITAs).
Express Entry Application Quick Steps
- Create an IRCC profile/account to apply for a Canada visa online
- Check your application status, and also
- Check application processing times
2. Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program
Canada needs entrepreneurs like you to boost its economy and create employment, especially during this pandemic recovery.
Entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas can immigrate to Canada through the Canada start-up visa program. And also, innovative companies could access Canadian and U.S. markets through Canada’s Start-Up Visa program.
Canada’s Start-Up Visa grants Canadian permanent residence to qualified immigrant entrepreneurs. It aims to recruit innovative entrepreneurs to Canada. And it also introduces them to Canadian investors so they can start their businesses in Canada.
In sum, the basic eligibility requirements for the Start-Up Visa program are:
- a qualifying business
- commitment certificate and letter of support from a designated entity
- sufficient funds to meet settlement funding, and also
- proficiency in English or French at the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark level 5
3. Canada Provincial Nominee Programs
You might not be eligible for Express Entry, you could immigrate to Canada through one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status. However, they can boost your application by nominating you for PR in the federal government’s Express Entry system.
How does the PNP nomination help your PR application?
Candidates who receive a nomination get an additional 600 points toward their federal Express Entry CRS score.
The additional 600 points virtually guarantee that you will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian PR.
The minimum score for an Express Entry PNP draw is typically in the mid-700s and up. In contrast, other Express Entry programs require scores in the 400s.
Consequently, candidates with provincial nominations need only score in the 100s for core human capital in order to be invited.
4. Canada study permit
An international student study permit is a very popular pathway to becoming a Canadian permanent resident.
Canada welcomes more than 350,000 international students every year. To be eligible to study in Canada these students must demonstrate that they:
- have been accepted by a school, college, university, or other educational institution in Canada;
have enough money to pay for their tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation;
are law-abiding citizens with no criminal records;
- are in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, and as well
- can satisfy an immigration officer that they will leave Canada at the end of their authorized stays.
You can work under certain circumstances while studying. More importantly, after graduating you can obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
PGWP allows you to work in Canada for up to three years after graduating. This is very significant because the Canadian work experience gained will boost your PR application.
International students get their permanent residence in Canada in three stages:
- first, come to Canada under a Study Permit
- then apply for a Post-graduation Work Permit, and
- finally, apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry system
5. LMIA Work Visa
Many applicants for Canadian immigration first get Canadian job offers, apply for a work visa and then on that basis, immigrate to Canada. The LMIA involves securing a Canadian job offer, having the Canadian employer apply for an LMIA through Service Canada, and then the applicant applying for the work permit after the LMIA is approved. This is a very involved process but can lead to Canadian permanent residence.
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