CanadaJune 4, 2022by Prominent Overseas Career0Top Six Routes to Canada from the United Kingdom in 2022

Canada has an excellent healthcare system, a robust economy, and a diverse population. It is one of the few countries that has allowed immigrants to enter even during the pandemic.

Canada has become one of the most sought-after countries for migration, with a target of 4 million immigrants by 2022. Continue reading to learn more.

Top Six Routes to Canada from the United Kingdom in 2022

  1. Rapid Entry System

Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three federal economic-class immigration programmes.

  • Program for Federal Skilled Workers
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadians with Experience

in addition to some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Points are assigned based on a variety of factors such as age, work experience, educational background, and so on.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for the Express Entry System.

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  • You must be under 45 years old.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two years in the specified professions.
  • Score at least 67 points out of 100.
  • Read, write, and communicate in English.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Pass Medical Exams.
  1. IEC (International Experience Canada)

The IEC (International Experience Canada) programme is a Working Holiday visa for young British citizens who want to live, work, and travel in Canada for a period of time.

The best thing about this visa category is that you don’t need a job or a job offer in Canada to apply.

Requirements for Eligibility

  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • The IEC programme Heath and Character certificate can only be taken once.
  • Travel insurance that covers you for the duration of your stay in Canada.
  1. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is designed specifically for Canadian immigration to the following provinces or regions: Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and New Scotia.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program offers three immigration options:

  • Atlantic High Skill Program
  • The Atlantic Intermediate Skill Development Program
  • The Atlantic International Graduate Program is an acronym for the Atlantic International Graduate Program.

Each programme has its own set of eligibility requirements, which are listed in the table below.

Eligibility criteria Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)
Education Canadian high school diploma or equivalent Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Two-year post-secondary diploma from a public funded institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 12 months before the submission of the application for permanent residence.
Skilled work experience One year in a related field One year in a related field
Language skills CLB Level 4 for English or Niveau de compétence Linguistique Canadien for French
Provincial endorsement Letter of endorsement
employer Full time

Indeterminate

NOC 0, A, B or C

Full time

One-year contract

NOC 0, A or B

Full time

One-year contract

NOC 0, A, B or C

 

  1. Immigration to Quebec

This is a Canada immigration programme that does not require an employer job offer. This programme chooses candidates for permanent residency based on their intention to become economically established and live in Quebec permanently.

Qualifications for Québec Skilled Worker Immigration

  • Under the age of 40.
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field is required.
  • Previous work experience of at least two years is required.
  • You must get at least 50 points.
Criteria Maximum Points
Area of Training 12 points
Valid Employment Offer 10 points
Work Experience 10 points
Age 16 points
Language Proficiency 22 points
Close Relatives in Quebec 8 points
Spouse Criteria 17 points
Children 8 points
Financial self sufficiency 1 point
  • Quebec education (not mandatory)
  • There are no criminal records.
  • Must be in good health.

Immigration for Business

The Business Immigration Program is ideal for individuals who have prior experience owning, managing, and running a business. The four business visa pathways to Canada are as follows:

  1. Entrepreneur Visa Investor Program

To apply for this programme, you must do the following:

  • Have knowledge of business English and French (CBL5)
  • A letter of support from a designated institution demonstrating funding is required.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to live in Canada.
  1. Entrepreneurship Development Program

To apply for this programme, you must do the following:

  • Invest or start a business in Canada within two years of arrival.
  • Demonstrate active and ongoing business management.
  • Employ one or more non-related Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  1. Self-Employed Individuals Program

To apply for this programme, you must do the following:

  • Have at least 2 years of relevant experience in the last 5 years.
  • Proof of ability and willingness to work for yourself.
  • Score at least 35 points.
  • There are no criminal records.
  • Maintain good health.
  1. PNP Programs for Businesses

Each of the PNP business immigration programmes has its own set of eligibility requirements, such as:

  • Making specific financial investments that are specific to a province or territory.
  • A detailed business plan is required.
  • Meet the minimum personal net worth requirement.
  • Have prior experience in business management.
  • Meet the requirements for age, language, character, and health.

5.Immigration by Family Class

Family Class Immigration is a Canadian immigration programme that aids in the reunification of families in Canada.

To be eligible to sponsor your: you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

  • Common-law partner or spouse
  • Children who are reliant
  • Children Adopted
  • Unmarried sibling, nephew, niece, or grandchild under the age of 18
  • If you do not have a spouse, dependent children, or parents, you may have other relatives.

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What is the cost of immigrating to Canada from the United Kingdom?

The cost of immigration to Canada from the United Kingdom varies depending on the type of visa you choose.

The prices are as follows:

Type of Visa  Cost
IEC (International Experience Canada) CAD 153
Express Entry System

Spouse

Child

CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225 each

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)*

a. Alberta PNP

Processing fee

Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

b. British Columbia PNP 

Skills Immigration Registration 

Application

Request for review

Entrepreneur Immigration Registration

Application

Request for review

Strategic Project Fees Registration

Application

Key Staff

Request for review

c. Manitoba PNP   

d. New Brunswick PNP   

CAD 550

CAD 490

No fee

CAD 1150

CAD 500

CAD 300

CAD 3500

CAD 500

CAD 300

CAD 3500

CAD 1000

CAD 500

CAD 500

CAD 250  

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

a. Business Immigration

Application fees

Spouse

Child

b. Skilled Worker 

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 2075

CAD 1325

CAD 225

CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225

Family Sponsorship

Spouse/Partner

Dependent Child

Parents/Grandparents

Spouse/Partner

Dependant Child

Relative

Under 22 years of age

Over 22 years of age

Spouse/Partner

CAD 1050CAD 150

CAD 1050

CAD 1050

CAD 150

CAD 650

CAD 1050

CAD 1050

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 1325CAD 1325

CAD 225

Start-Up Visa

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 2075CAD 1325

CAD 225

Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 1325CAD 1325

CAD 225

Caregivers

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 1050CAD 550

CAD 150

Self-Employed

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 2075CAD 1325

CAD 225

Agri-Food Pilot

Application fees

Spouse

Child

CAD 1325CAD 1325

CAD 225

 

Note: Each province, including Quebec, has a separate cost structure for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

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Main Documents for UK Residents Migrating to Canada

The following documents are required for an IEC (International Experience Canada) visa application:

  • Evidence of financial support
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Certificate of Health Insurance
  • Police certificate for criminal record check
  • Passport
  • Resume
  • Photographic digital
  • Personal information
  • ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) (Electronic Travel Authorisation)
  • VIE (Volontariat International en Entreprise) acceptance letter
  • Results of language proficiency tests
  • credentials for educational qualifications
  • Nomination from the province (if applicable)
  • A job offer from a Canadian company (if applicable)
  • Evidence of funds (if applicable)

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Procedure for Applying to Immigrate to Canada from the United Kingdom

When it comes to moving to Canada, UK citizens, particularly young adults and skilled workers, have their work cut out for them. Here are two popular approaches:

Express Entry Application Process for IEC of Federal Skilled

If you are applying through the Express Entry system in Canada, you must follow the following steps:

Step 1: Determine eligibility

Step 2: Have your documents ready (Includes ECA Report)

Step 3: Create your Express Entry profile.

Step 4: Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Step 5: Apply for permanent residency.

Step 6: Attach documents.

Step 7: Fee payment.

Step 8: Send in your application.

IEC Application Process (International Experience Canada)

Step 1: Fill out the online application.

Step 1: Fill out the online application.

Step 3: Fees must be paid.

Step 4: Submit the application in its entirety.

Step 5: Submit biometric information

Note: The National Occupational Classification (NOC) system is used in Canada to classify skilled worker positions (occupations).

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Processing Time for UK Immigration Visas to Canada

The following are the processing times for some popular programmes used for immigration to Canada from the United Kingdom:

Type of Visa Processing Time
IEC (International Experience Canada) 61 Weeks
Express Entry system 6 Months

Other Important Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get a work visa as a UK citizen once you arrive in Canada?

You certainly can. As a UK citizen, you will typically only be granted a working visa upon arrival in Canada. If you applied for a work permit and it was approved, you will be sent a POE (Point of Entry) letter.

What is the required minimum number of points for Canada Express Entry 2022?

To be eligible for the Canadian Express Entry system 2022, you must have a minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 67 points out of 100. The Express Entry System’s workforce of skilled migrants helps the Canadian labour market thrive.

Can I bring my spouse and children to Canada under any of these programmes?

Yes. Under the Family sponsorship visa category and almost all Canadian immigration visa programmes, you are usually permitted to bring your dependent family members.

Conclusion:

Work-life balance plans in Canada are among the best in the world.

Yes, the social benefits, healthcare, education, and high quality of life that come with permanent residency in Canada are always a pleasure to experience.

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