Your dream of moving to Canada can now become a reality with Canada planning to welcome 1,233,000 new permanent residents over the next three years.
Canada is seeking immigrants
Canada is actively seeking immigrants in an effort to offset the impacts of its low birth rate and aging population. Nearly 18 percent of its population is 65 and over. Canada also has one of the world’s lowest birth rates at 1.47 births per woman.
Canadians welcome immigrants
Canadians are overwhelmingly in favor of immigration to their country. A survey undertaken by the Association of Canadian Studies reports that Canadians typically view immigration as a positive move for economic growth and especially due to the consequences the coronavirus has unleashed a long-term economic recovery.
Over 400,000 chances to enter Canada over the next three years
Over the coming three years, Canada will strive to welcome the following numbers of new residents: 2021: 401,000 immigrants, 2022: 411,000 immigrants, 2023: 421,000 immigrants
What you need to apply for a Canadian Visa
Depending on the type of visa you will be applying for the following is a list you will most probably need.
A current and valid passport
To be healthy and not to have a criminal background
Be able to prove you can support yourself during your stay
Birth and a copy of your marriage certificate (if married)
Have a medical exam and/or a letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada
If you have a Provincial Nomination you will need to provide proof of this including an employment offer.
Proof that you intend to return to your own country if you do not intend to work or apply for residency
Visa requirements for living in Canada
To be able to live and work in Canada and take advantage of the increased rates of immigration being made available you will be required to have a visa. Visa applications to Canada are made up of a system called ‘Express Entry’ This system consists of the accumulation of points with candidates reaching the required amounts being eligible for a full visa application. Please see http://www.canada.ca for a full explanation of the ‘Express Entry Visa.’
Federal Skilled Worker Class Visa
To be able to apply for this visa, you will need to attain 67 out of 100 points. Work experience is important but other factors are also your age, Education level, a job offer from a Canadian employer, Any connections in Canada you may have, and if you have a knowledge of English or French which are both spoken widely in the country.
Federal Skilled Trade Class Visa
Potential Employees with technical professions are needed in Canada. To be eligible for this visa you require at least two years of work experience in the previous five years. It is essential that you possess a good understanding of either French or English. You have an offer of work from a Canadian employee that has been approved by ‘Employment and Social Development Canada.’ and the job you are seeking must be categorized under the ‘skilled trade’ professions.
Canadian Experience Class Visa
This visa is specifically designed for people who have already had work experience in Canada. If you have managed to have undertaken full-time work for one year in the last three years in Canada you could be eligible for this category.
Provincial Nominee Program Visa
This visa responds in the different provinces to the demand and supply of the labour market for specific needs. Each province or territory can apply for its own criteria and conditions in regards to immigration. These programs can be suitable and a way to move to Canada if you are not eligible for the federal program.
Canada to accept higher amounts of refugees and asylum seekers
The 2021-2023 Canada Immigration Levels Plan also calls for around 60,000 people to be granted permanent resident status. This is a record high. More than one-third of refugees admitted will be privately sponsored. The majority of the remainder will be government assisted.
Canada voted #1 country in the world for quality of life
Once you become a Permanent Resident of Canada you are able to choose where you live, work or go to school. Canada is a beautiful country and has been named the number 1 country in 2020 for Quality of Life. This choice was based on many attributes including the job market, affordability, political stability, safety, health care system, safety and education system.