How to move to Canada in 2021?

Due to the negative effects caused by the pandemic, Canada has decided to increase the number of immigrants in the next coming years. This is why the Canadian government has launched many immigration programs in favor of nationals from all the other countries across the world. It also facilitates the immigration procedures to attract more investors, workers, and students around the world in order to lessen the repercussions of the pandemic and heal from it as soon as possible.

After the country started to bring the coronavirus under control, many of its institutions, companies, and administrations re-opened their doors. Students began to attend their schools, universities, and colleges again, and businesses resumed their work. This, of course, happened under restrictions and new management ways, all to prevent the propagation of the virus and ensure the safety of civilians.

In the last two years, particularly in 2020, Canada issued a huge number of ITAs (Invitations to Apply), over 100,000 ITAs, to immigrants with potential for skilled labor. Furthermore, the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) gave the PNP’s applicants who lost their job offers during the pandemic a reprieve to remain eligible for immigration to Canada by locating a new work.

Besides, Canada also made new deals with some countries of the world to receive more immigrants. For instance, it signed a deal with the Italian government for a new study exchange program under the terms of the new IECYMA (International Experience Canada Youth Mobility Agreement).

So, you want to immigrate to Canada? You want to get a permanent Canadian residence but you do not know how?

Here are five best ways you can rely on to reach your goal:

1. Express Entry

This Canadian system allows you to enter Canada easily if you match the eligibility conditions set by the system’s committee. After choosing one of the Canadian immigration programs, you just make an online application called EOI (Expression of Interest) and you submit it to the Express Entry pool.

Depending on the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System), applicants’ profiles are compared to one another. Profiles with the best scores are selected for a permanent residency after receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA), to make a complete application as soon as possible, and paying the necessary fees for the process (this should be done within a deadline of 3 months).

2. Canada Study Permit

Because of its high-quality educational system and other advantages, Canada receives a huge number of international students every year. These students get in Canada through a Study Permit that they can get only if they meet the following requirements:

  • Having an acceptance letter from a Canadian university, school or college.
  • Being in a good health
  • Being able to cover all their tuition fees and other living expenses during their study stay in Canada
  • Committing to leave Canada after having finished their studies
  • Committing to adhere to the Canadian law

Receiving a Study Permit in Canada also allows international students to work under one of the following categories:

  • In internships and co-op programs that require job experience with a work permit
  • Having a work permit outside campus
  • On campus without a work authorization

After graduation, international students can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Visa that may be awarded for up to three years, depending on the study program’s duration. If they are granted this visa, international students can then apply for a permanent residency via the Express Entry program.

3. PNV (Provincial Nominee Program)

Canada has an immigration system with two tiers, in addition to specialized worker programs available at both the federal and provincial levels, under joint administration between Ottawa and the Canadian provinces.

The Provincial Nominee Program allows many Canadian provinces and territories to propose deft laborer applicants for Canada’s immigration acceptance. Those who get a provincial or territory candidacy can then apply for permanent residency in Canada through federal immigration officials.

4. Initial Visa Program

This immigration program concerns any entrepreneur and businessman who want to move to Canada and start a business there. It aims at attracting foreign entrepreneurs and investors and bringing them together with Canadian ones by offering them permanent residency in Canada.

The program also offers them many aperients in terms of legalities and financial issues to help them launch their businesses easily without any complexities or problems.

5. Job Permit for Graduated Students

While working in Canada on a Work Permit after Graduation, a foreign graduate can obtain significant work experience that can be exploited to apply for permanent residency through the Canadian Express Entry Program.

Based on the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) employed by the Express Entry Program, Immigration candidates are awarded depending on:

  • Language proficiency
  • The candidate’s spouse language qualification and him or her educational level
  • Professional experience
  • Proving an employment offer that is backed up with a favorable LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment)
  • Having a provincial government candidacy for permanent residency in Canada
  • Other specific qualifications that increase the applicant’s chances to be hired.