Due to the shortage of employees in many areas of Canada, immigration to this area is encouraged by their government. They offer several ways for people to immigrate, and that can be confusing if you aren’t sure what you should apply under. It is a good idea to evaluate the various options, and then apply under the one that best fits your situation.
First, think about your reason to go to Canada. Do you desire to do so temporarily such as for an extended visit or for your education? You may need a Visa to enter the country and remain there for a period of time under such circumstances. If you intend to stay permanently, you may need a Visa, but if you come for work that may be waived. Find out before you spend the time and money to apply for a Visa.
The best pathway for you to immigrate to Canada is determined on a case-by-case basis. That pathway for you can be different from the best one for someone else. If you aren’t sure, ask for assistance before you submit any applications. If you have skills in a high demand industry, the Express Entry program is the best option. This includes construction, healthcare, and truck driving.
Complete the Application and Submit Requested Documentations
Once you select the best pathway for your immigration application, complete the application. If it is missing information or inaccurate, it may be denied. Submit any requested documentation along with your application. If you don’t have certain documents, gather them, and then send in the application. If you feel two pathways are a good fit, but you only have the documentation for one of them, go that route. The sooner you get your application submitted with all the requested documents for processing the faster it can be approved.
Plan your Move
Once your immigration application is approved, you can plan your move. You may have a job offer and you just need to let them know when you can start! If not, plan your move and start putting in applications. It will speed up the hiring process because you have interviewed lined up just a few days after you will relocate to Canada.
Where will you live? The cost of living, available housing, and where you will work should all influence your decisions. If you don’t have a job yet, consider a part of Canada with ample jobs available. Many of them also have public transportation so you can easily commute if needed for a job offer.
Anyone interested in immigration status temporarily or permanently to Canada should seek out the resources available. Such resources can help with the application process, questions you have about housing, medical or mental health care, and so much more. Many of these resources are in place to help immigrants secure work and feel part of the community they select to reside in. They are free of charge and extremely helpful!