People from all over the world are discovering the amazing future that is possible in Canada. From top tier universities to ample job opportunities, Canada is a beautiful green and mountainous country with a growing economy and a progressive culture. There are a number of ways you can become a permanent resident in Canada, which will go over shortly. The most important thing you will need to make your immigration process a success is the will to see it through. A lot of people become despondent and give up when the process takes longer than they expect, but for those that do everything the right way and have patience and fortitude, the grass is literally greener on the other side. The truth is even though the global immigration process has slowed considerably due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) has set an immigration target for 2020 and they are moving mountains to make sure they meet it. Canada plans to welcome no less than 351,000 immigrants this year, and are still on track to do so. Nearly 40,000 principal immigration applicants have arrived through the Express Entry system alone, that’s not even counting their family members and dependents who will be joining them as families start exciting new lives right here in Canada.
Your Immigration Options
There are a number of routes you can take to become a permanent resident in Canada. Depending on where you are in life, you will need to decide which route will be best suited for you.
The Express Entry program
If you already have a qualification and at least one year of experience in a managerial, professional or skilled trade position, you may qualify for the Express Entry program. Express Entry applications are processed in as little as six months and do not require a valid job offer for submission. The program has three sub categories:
- Skilled worker program – for managers and skilled workers such as accountants, doctors and engineers.
- Skilled trades program – for skilled trade workers who have trained and apprenticed for their professions, such as carpenters, welders, plumbers and machinists.
- Canada Experience Class – for those who fall into either of the above categories and have at least one year of experience working in Canada. CEC applicants receive preference over the above above categories when submitting their applications for permanent residency.
Securing a job offer
There are a number of other immigration programs that illuminate the path to permanent residency for those who either don’t qualify for Express Entry or want to start working in Canada as soon as possible. Essentially if you can secure a valid job offer from a designated employer, your next step would be to obtain your temporary work permit, but you can also apply for permanent residency at the same time through one of the immigration programs, depending on your job offer. This way you can begin your life in Canada, and wait for your permanent residency to be approved while already working here. Some popular programs include:
- Provincial Nomination Program – if your skills meet a Canadian provinces specific labour requirements, they will issue you a provincial nomination which just about guarantees permanent residency.
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot – almost any job offer in one of the four Atlantic provinces will allow you to apply for permanent resindecy through this program. Atlantic Canada also happens to be the most beautiful part of out country and has a lot of job opportunities.
- Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot – securing a job in one of the communities that are participating in this pilot will also allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada as long as you maintain your employment for a period as laid out by the community eligibility requirements.
- Agri-food Pilot – butchers and agricultural workers can apply for permanent residency in Canada if they have a valid job offer.
- Care Provider Pilots – the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker pilot programs allow foreign caregivers in Canada to become permanent residents after they have two years of work experience in Canada. For this program it is crucial that you apply for permanent residency at the same time as your open work permit, as processing times can be delayed.
Investing in your future
You can choose to study in Canada, which for a motivated individual will mean you can almost certainly stay on and become a permanent resident after you graduate. There are a number of immigration programs specifically aimed at foreign students who graduate from Canadian universities and post secondary institutions. We don’t want you to leave with all the skills and knowledge you have acquired, we want you to put them to good use right here in Canada. You can also apply to work part time during your studies in order to help finance your costs, and if you have a common law spouse they can accompany you and will also be eligible for an open work permit.
Investing in or starting a business
Business visas are a bit tougher to get, but for entrepreneurs this is certainly the best path to becoming a permanent resident in Canada. If you have adequate business management and/or ownership experience and meet the minimum investment and elgibility requirements, we want you to come and create a successful business right here in Canada. After all you will be contributing to the economy and creating jobs for Canadians, what more could we ask for.
The Benefits of Immigrating to Canada from Qatar
Qatar is an efficiently run country, but lets take a look at some of the benefits you could enjoy if you chose to immigrate to Canada.
Free Education and Public Healthcare
Yes, both our countries offer free public education and healthcare, something we are very proud of as we’re sure you are too. Canada has very extensive coverage, with some provinces even covering the cost of over the counter medications.We also have Qatar just beat on the quality of public education, as we rank 3rd globally and Qatar ranks 4th. Just know you won’t be stepping down when it comes to public assistance, if anything you may be taking a small step up.
Freedom of Expression
Canada has a very progressive society and government that allows you individuality to shine. No matter who or what you want to be, the power is in our hands to make it so and no one will try to stop you (assuming you aren’t hurting anyone else). Our Prime Minsister prides our country on everyone having their place and feeling comfortable, from the LGBTQ community to the religious communities; Roman Catholics, Islamists and Jews live together in harmony in Canada.
Summer and Winter
Our summers are warm and beautiful, green grass covered meadows surround snow capped mountains. Deep lakes ideal for summer fun such as jet skiing, canoeing and swimming cover the entire country. In fact Canada is estimated to have nearly two million lakes! In winter they freeze over, allowing people to ice skate on their surfaces. Snow covers nearly every inch of the country and makes for the most incredible sights anyone could behold. We can assure you it will be a different world to Qatar.
Canada is estimated to have over 400,000 available job opportunities. If you want to work, there is work to be had. The average salary in Canada is $52,600 a year before tax, which rarely exceeds 35%. The average living expenses for the first person is around $24,500 a year, including rent. As you can see you could easily live a happy, peaceful life here in Canada.
How We Make Immigration Simple
With all of these immigration and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.
We take care of the fineprint while you choose your dream destination in Canada for you and your loved ones. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It’s just that simple.
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