A lot of individuals and families like to move to Canada as they find the grass greener on that side of the world. With hope in their eyes for better employment opportunities and quality of life for themselves and family, people plan their Canadian immigration journey.
For your surprise, the country is open for immigrants and proffer a variety of immigration programs via which you may apply for immigration, based on your profile and situation.
Programs to live and work in Canada permanently
Canadian economy majorly rely on immigrants to help the country sustain. The immigration policies are also formulated in a way to help encourage foreign nationals with high skills and relevant work experience to move to Canada. Following are the most popular programs if you want to move to Canada permanently as a skilled worker:
- Federal Express Entry System
This program is one of the most popular and fastest pathway for immigrating to Canada. Under Express Entry Program, you can move as an immigrant if you are a skilled professional or tradesman with relevant skilled work experience and education qualification. Following three different economic class programs are managed under Express Entry:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)- You may submit your profile under FSWP if your occupation is classified as a “skilled” job under National Occupational classification (NOC), Canada and have minimum 12 months of skilled work experience gained within past 10 years.
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)- If you have relevant experience in trades like industrial, agriculture, electrical, etc, then you may apply under FSTP for Canada PR visa.
- Canadian Experience Class- This program is ideal for those skilled foreign worker who have relevant Canadian work experience of minimum 12-months in a skilled occupation.
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs)
Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs allows provinces and territories in Canada to select and nominate eligible foreign nationals for nomination for Canada PR who meet the specific PNP criteria, and are willing contribute particular province. The most popular and easiest PNPs include, Alberta PNP, Ontario PNP, Saskatchewan PNP, Nova Scotia PNP, etc.
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)
The AIP is a arrangement between the Federal Government and four Canadian Atlantic provinces, including, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. This pilot program help certain business sectors located in these four provinces address their labour market requirements. It’s driven on the basis of business needs of the employers in all four provinces.
- Study in Canada
You can move to Canada on a temporary basis as an international student in Canada and get an opportunity to work while you study in any Canadian college or university. You can also get an opportunity to work in Canada after graduating. Based on your experience, you can qualify to apply for Canada PR visa under various programs as recent graduate.
- Family Sponsorship
If any of your relatives are living Canada as a permanent resident or a citizen, then they can sponsor you under Canada’s Family Sponsorship Program. Under this program, Spouse, Common-law Partner, children, parents, and grandparents are eligible to get a sponsorship for Canada PR.
If you are willing to immigrate to Canada in 2021, you can consider one of the above mentioned programs to apply for. Since each program has its unique selection requirements which you must adhere to, you application success majorly depends on whether you qualify to apply or not.
You must perform careful research as well as self profile assessment to determine the most suitable program for you.