Over the past five years, approximately 1,800 Lebanese citizens have chosen to immigrate to Canada, joining about 200,000 to 400,000 people who have already found their new homes in Canada. The main reason that so many immigrants choose Canada as their destination is the lucrative job opportunities, it’s democratic and liberal government and the high quality of life that includes free benefits such as free healthcare and education. There just no question why Canada is such a great place to move to with your family. The future is brighter, more promising and who wouldn’t want to live in one of the friendliest countries in the world?
But immigration is a big step, no matter what country you decided to relocate to, which is why, if you’ve had your heart set on immigrating to Canada, we’d like to highlight some of the most successful Canadian immigration programs that could help make your choices a bit easier.
Canada has over 100 immigration programs and choosing the right one for you is one for the most important factors when tackling the Canada immigration and visa application process. So let’s take a look at the best ways to immigrate to Canada from Lebanon.
How Can I Immigrate to Canada from Lebanon
1. Express Entry
The Express Entry system is one of the most popular ways to immigrate to Canada for two reasons: its fast and easily accessible. The Express Entry system has an average processing time of as little as 6 months and invites thousands of skilled workers to apply for permanent residence every 2 weeks through Express Entry draws!
There are three main programs that you can apply through: The Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Skilled Trade Program and the Canada Experience Class, but two of these programs have been issuing tremendous amount of ITAs lately.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Express Entry Linked Programs
Most people don’t know this but almost every province in Canada has an Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program. What’s so great about these programs? If you want to boost your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence, express interest in a particular province and if your skills and work experience matches that of the province labour needs, you may receive a provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence, which is worth an incredible 600 permanent residence (PR) points!
Canada Experience Class
The Canada Experience Class or CEC allows you to move to Canada if you have at least 1 year of Canadian work experience in the past 3 years. The CEC has been issuing the most ITAs over the past six months, making it one of the most popular Canadian immigration programs at the moment.
2. Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is the perfect choice to apply to immigrate to Canada if you are from Lebanon and have a job offer in an in-demand job in one of the following Canadian Provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland & Labrador. It has recently updated its application process to allow you to apply for a work permit online which has reduced the application time to 6 months!
Top Jobs in Atlantic Canada
Below are some of the in-demand jobs in Atlantic Canada:
In-demand Jobs in Atlantic Canada Registered & Licensed Nursing Assistants Dentists Optometrists Doctors Senior managers(in all areas eg. finance, trade, engineering, healthcare, tourism and foodservice industries) Teachers Home support workers Graphic Designers Sales executives Food & Beverage Servers Security guards Contact centre agent Delivery Workers Material handlers Long Haul Truck Drivers Cooks General Farm Workers Industrial Butchers Fish and seafood plant workers
3. Temporary Foreign Work Permit
Now, this may seem like a strange option when you’re looking to immigrate to Canada and want to get permanent residence. The reality is that not everyone will meet the requirements to apply for permanent residence immediately but if your are an experienced worker and are willing to put in the hard work, you’ll find a number of options available to you.
There are three good reasons to apply for a temporary work permit before applying for permanent residency straight away. Firstly, the processing times are a lot quicker than Express Entry or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, average at 18 weeks. Secondly, working in Canada on a temporary basis will help you to decide if the Canadian province that you’ve chosen is the best for you and your family. Thirdly, it will allow you to gain the necessary work experience to apply for permanent residence through programs such as the CEC or other Provincial Nominee Programs such as the Saskatchewan Experience Streams which allows certain skilled workers, particularly in industries such as healthcare, hospitality and transportation, to apply for permanent residence after just six months of Canadian work experience.
For more information on the top three ways to immigrate to Saskatchewan Canada visit our blog here.
Secure a Brighter Future for the Ones You Love the Most
Applying for a Canadian visa can be both stressful and confusing, but by using our professional services, it doesn’t have to be. Our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) will not only optimize your chances of success but you give you expert advice on which program is best for you. Our RCICs are registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and are legally permitted to assist you by evaluating your eligibility, reviewing all documentation and submitting it to the Canadian government on your behalf.
Don’t risk your chances of starting a new life in Canada with your loved ones. Let us make sure that all forms are completed correctly and sent in on time. Simply fill out our application form to receive your assessment today and take your first step towards immigrating to Canada.