Canada is the first choice of many dreamers who want to immigrate for a better life. In this post, I’ll answer the how to immigrate to Canada question briefly.
Express Entry Program
Express Entry is the most popular and fastest program to immigrate to Canada. It is a point-based system where you can achieve points from different factors such as age, degree, language proficiency, duration of experience, and many more.
How to immigrate to Canada via the Express Entry program?
By getting a CRS score above the latest draw trends.
To calculate your CRS score for the Express Entry program: click here.
Check out the latest Express Entry draws from here.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
If you fail to get a CRS score above the trend, provincial nominee programs could be an option for you. Getting a PNP nomination certificate adds 600 points to your Express Entry score.
How to immigrate to Canada via PNP programs?
Each province has several immigration streams, and each stream has different requirements.
There are two ways to apply for PNP programs:
- Apply directly through the PNP program site.
- Open an express entry profile by selecting all provinces, then wait/hope to get invited by a province to apply to their PNP program.
Check this out: list of all PNP program sites.
Atlantic Pilot Program (AIPP)
Atlantic Pilot Program is a temporary program that targets four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, New Foundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
The only downside of this program is that it requires a job offer from a designated company in the mentioned provinces.
You can read more about Atlantic Pilot Program (AIPP) from here.
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
Similar to AIPP, it targets certain rural areas of Canada, and you have to obtain a job offer from a company located in those rural areas.
You can read more about Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) from here.
You can immigrate to Canada if you are married to a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. So how to immigrate to Canada through spouse sponsorship? you just apply to the spouse sponsorship program.
You can read more about the spouse sponsorship program from here
Studying in Canada
Studying in Canada doesn’t qualify you to get Canadian permanent residency right away. However, several ways can help you to immigrate.
How to immigrate to Canada through studying?
- Studying in Canada gets you additional points in some programs like Express Entry and Saskatchewan PNP.
- Working after graduation can qualify you for many PNP streams.
Working in Canada
Getting a job offer from Canada is not as easy as getting one from Gulf countries. Canadian job offer requires a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) report. Briefly, LMIA states that some specific professional expertise is rare and not available in Canada. Therefore, the company needs to hire a foreigner to fulfill that position. Just like Studying, Working in Canada doesn’t qualify you for Canadian permanent residency right away.
Read more about LMIA from here.
Read more about Work permits in Canada from here.
How to immigrate to Canada through Work Experience in Canada?
- Work Experience in Canada gets you additional points in the Express Entry program.
- One year of work experience in Canada qualifies you to apply under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program under the Express Entry program.
- Many PNP programs target those who have work experience in their province.