5 Easy Ways to Immigrate to Canada in 2022

5 Easy Ways to Immigrate to Canada in 2022

DEC 10, 2021

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KAYLA PETERS

The new year is coming and that means new totals for Canada’s immigration plans. For 2022 Canada plans to invite 411,000 new foreign nationals as Canadian permanent residents. Of that total 110,500 will be welcomed through the federal high skilled programs, 10,000 through economic immigration pilots and 103,000 through family sponsorships.

Let’s have a look at how foreign nationals all over the world can apply through the above-mentioned programs and immigrate to Canada in 2022.

Programs to Move to Canada in 2022

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1. Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) is designed for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada’s four Atlantic provinces. The provinces are:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Prince Edward Island;
  • New Brunswick; and
  • Nova Scotia.

The main purpose of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was created to help Canadian employers hire qualified candidates for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally. These candidates can be either overseas or living in Canada temporarily.

There are three programs within the AIP, they are:

  1. Atlantic International Graduate Program;
  2. Atlantic High-skilled Program; and
  3. Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program.

Each of the above programs has its own requirements that applicants must meet. The employer generally will inform applicants under which program they are being hired and applicants will need to see that they meet those requirements.

The requirements are as follows:

Atlantic International Graduate Program

  • individuals who have attained a qualification from a publicly funded institution in one of the Canadian Atlantic provinces;
  • have lived in the province for a minimum of 16 months in the two years before attaining your qualification;
  • take a language test, regardless of the language you completed your studies in; and
  • prove you will be able to support yourself as well as any dependents that will be staying with you.

Atlantic High-skilled Program

  • must have at least one year of experience working in management, professional or skilled job;
  • must have a foreign degree or diploma equal to a Canadian credential, for which you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report done;
  • take an approved language test to prove you are proficient enough in English or French to live and work in Canada; and
  • proof of funds that meet the minimum required amount to support yourself as well as any dependents regardless of whether they are joining you in Canada or not.

Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

  • have at least one year's experience working in a position that requires a high school education or job-specific training;
  • high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential, for which you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA report);
  • take an approved language test to prove you are proficient enough in English or French to live and work in Canada; and
  • proof of funds that meet the minimum required amount to support yourself as well as any dependents regardless of whether they are joining you in Canada or not.

FAQ: Do Atlantic immigration pilots need job offers?

Yes, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program applicants must have an official job offer. However, this excludes the applicants for the Atlantic International Graduate Program.

2. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot