Are you planning to move to Canada? Well, it could be the best decision you make for your future. Here are some reasons why: Canada ranks at number one for quality of life in the world, and also has been ranked at number one for the best country in the world. This means that Canada holds the floodgates of opportunities for 2022. Hop on the Opportunity Express and let us show you some simple ways to immigrate to Canada.
5 Easy Ways to Move to Canada 2022
1. Express Entry
The Express Entry system is known as one of the quickest ways to immigrate. Many foreign nationals are a fan of this program as the processing time can take as little as six months. You don’t need a job offer to apply for this program and you can apply online from anywhere in the world to live in Canada.
There are three programs within the Express Entry system:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program;
- Federal Skilled Trades Program; and
- Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry is seen as a very competitive system. If you meet the eligibility requirements for one of the programs listed above, you’ll be scored out of 1,200 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The score will be based on things like your language ability, level of education, work experience, connections to Canada, and a few other factors. Once you receive your CRS score, it will determine if you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.
Your CRS score will be based on the following factors:
- Education level;
- Language proficiency in English, French, or both;
- Applying with a partner;
- A job offer (optional); and
- Siblings in Canada (optional).
2. Provincial Nominee Program
This program allows provinces to nominate you if you have the desired skill set that is needed in that province. Every province has its own PNP and the requirements for each PNP will differ from province to province.
Here are the 11 Provincial Nomination Programs in Canada:
- Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
- Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
- New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NW PNP)
- Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NL PNP)
- Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
- Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NS PNP)
- Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP)
- Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
- Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SINP)
- Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
3. Family Sponsorship
Family sponsorship is definitely one of the simple ways to immigrate to Canada and allows a family member residing in Canada to sponsor a relative in another country to immigrate to Canada. If you are a Canadian citizen and don’t live in Canada, you won’t be able to sponsor someone to move to Canada. Here are the four streams within this program:
Spousal and common-law partner sponsorship
This stream allows the sponsor (who is a permanent Canadian citizen) to sponsor their spouse or partner for permanent residency in Canada, whether they are currently in Canada or not.
Parents and grandparents sponsorship
This stream is limited to 10,000 people as that is the amount that the IRCC invites per year. Applicants can sponsor their parents or grandparents to move to Canada, however, they will have the financial responsibility on their shoulders.
The government doesn’t offer financial assistance for this program.
Dependent child sponsorship
If the children receive approval from the IRCC, biological or adopted, the sponsorship will apply to them. Children qualify as dependents if they’re under 22 years old and don’t have a spouse.
Orphaned family members and siblings
If you have a brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild that is orphaned, you will be allowed to sponsor them if you are residing in Canada. Other options are to sponsor one relative (brother, sister, nephew, niece, aunt or uncle) of any age if you don’t have a closer living relative such as your spouse, dependent children, parents, and grandparents.
4. Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)
The AIP was specifically designed for Canada’s four Atlantic provinces. The main aim of this program is to assist Canadian employers with finding skilled or qualified foreign nationals who were able to close gaps in the market where they couldn’t fill them locally. This program enables skilled workers to immigrate to one out of four provinces:
- New Brunswick;
- Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Prince Edward Island; and
- Nova Scotia.
There are three programs within the AIP:
- Atlantic High-skilled Program;
- Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program; and
- Atlantic International Graduate Program.
5. Home Care Provider Pilots
In order to qualify for the Home Care Provider Pilots, you’ll need a valid job offer from a Canadian employer. You’ll also need a one year post-secondary education credential. There are two types of home care provider pilots.
Types of Home Care Provider Pilots
Home Support Worker Provider Pilot (NOC 4412)
- Family caregiver
- Home support worker
- Personal care attendant
- Respite worker
- Home visitor
- At-home attendant for persons with disabilities
- Live-in caregiver for seniors
- Personal aide
Home Child Care Provider Pilot (NOC 4411)
- Au pair
- Live-in child caregiver
- Private home child caregiver
- Parent’s helper
What is the maximum age for foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada?
There is no set age limit requirement for any Canadian immigration program. Although, applicants between the ages of 25-35 receive the maximum amount of points. This in no way means that older applicants can’t be selected. Having enough work experience, connections to Canada such as relatives, high language proficiency, and advanced education or the equivalent of Canadian education can easily make up for any points lost for age in the economic immigration process.
Family sponsorship, humanitarian and refugee immigration to Canada don’t use a ranking system so age will have no influence on the immigration process.
Can I bring my family to Canada?
Absolutely! Some immigration programs allow foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada with their family members. The family members who are able to accompany the individual immigrating will depend on the immigration program of choice. Those immigrating through Canada’s Express Entry system are allowed to include their spouse and dependent children on the application, but their parents will not be included in this option. For that Canada specifically has the family sponsorship program enabling Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner, dependent children, and parents/grandparents.
What is the difference between a Canadian citizen and a permanent resident?
A Canadian citizen is an individual that was born in Canada. They have rights and privileges such as access to healthcare, social services, and support from the law. A Canadian citizen is allowed to live, work, and study, anywhere in Canada, as well as to vote in Canadian elections.
A permanent resident is an individual that comes from another country that has permission to live in Canada as a resident. Permanent residents are allowed to work and live anywhere in the country. They also have a number of benefits such as access to social services and healthcare, the right to live, work, and study anywhere in Canada, and be protected under Canadian law. Permanent residents are not allowed to vote in the Canadian elections
Can you become a caregiver without post-secondary education?
Yes, you can. If you have past experience or training in-home care support or child care you will be considered, however, you will need to complete a year of post-secondary school education in Canada in order to officially work there.
If you’ve chosen one of the simple ways to immigrate to Canada, then there’s nothing to wait for. Let’s move to Canada!