Canada has a great healthcare system, a strong economy, and a diverse population. It is one of the few nations that have allowed immigrants to enter even throughout the pandemic. Canada has become one of the most sought-after countries for migration, with a target of 4 million immigrants by 2022.
- Express Entry System
Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three federal economic-class immigration programmes.
- Program for Federal Skilled Workers
- Class for Canadian Experience
- Federal Skilled Trades Training Program
in addition to various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Points are assigned depending on a variety of characteristics such as age, job experience, educational background, and so on.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for the Express Entry System:
- You must be under 45 years old.
- Bachelor of Science
- Minimum of two years in the specified occupations
- Score at least 67 points out of 100.
- Read, write, and communicate in English
- Have no criminal record
- Pass Medical Exams.
- IEC (International Experience Canada)
The IEC (International Experience Canada) programme is a temporary Working Holiday visa designed for young British residents who want to live, work, and travel in Canada.
The best feature about this visa category is that you don’t need to have a job or employment offer in Canada to qualify for it.
Requirements for Eligibility
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
- Can only participate in the IEC programme once.
- Certificate of Health and Character
- Travel insurance that is good for the duration of your stay in Canada
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is designed exclusively for Canadian immigration to the following provinces or regions: Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova 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
- Immigration to Quebec
This is a Canada immigration scheme that does not require an employer employment offer. This programme chooses candidates for permanent residency based on their determination 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 job experience of at least two years is required.
- You must get at least 50 points.
- Quebec education (not mandatory)
- There are no criminal records
- Must have good health
Immigration for Business
The Business Immigration Program is ideal for those who have prior experience owning, managing, and running a business. The four business visa paths to Canada are as follows:
- Start-Up Visa Investor Program
To apply for this program, you must do the following:
- Have a business
- Knowledge of English and French (CBL5)
- A letter of support from a specified institution demonstrating financing is required.
- Proof of sufficient finances to reside in Canada
- Entrepreneurship Development Program
To apply for this program, you must do the following:
- Invest or start a business in Canada within two years after arrival.
- Demonstrate active and continuing business management.
- Employ one or more non-related Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
- 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 competence and desire to work for yourself
- Score at least 35 points.
- There must be no criminal records.
- Maintain excellent health.
- PNP Programs for Businesses
Each of the PNP business immigration programs has its own set of qualifying conditions, such as:
- Making specialized financial investments that are exclusive to a province or territory
- A thorough business strategy is required.
- Meet the minimum personal net worth requirement.
- Have prior experience in business management
- Meet the standards for age, language, character, and health.
- Immigration by Family Class
Family Class Immigration is a Canadian immigration programme that aids in the reunification of families in Canada.
You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada to be eligible to sponsor your:
- 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.
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
- Photographic digital
- Personal information
- eTA (Electronic Travel Authorisation)
- Letter of Acceptance
- Letter from VIE (Volontariat International en Entreprise)
- 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 funding (if applicable)
Procedure for Applying to Immigrate to Canada from the United Kingdom
When it comes to moving to Canada, UK nationals, particularly young persons and skilled workers, have their work cut out for them. Here are two prominent approaches:
Express Entry Application Process for IEC of Federal Skilled
If you are applying using the Express Entry system in Canada, you must complete the following steps:
Step 1: Determine eligibility
Step 2: Have your paperwork ready (Includes ECA Report)
Step 3: Make an Express Entry Profile.
Step 4: Receive an Application Invitation (ITA)
Step 5: Submit an application for permanent residence.
Step 6: Attach papers
Step 7: Fee payment
Step 8: Send in your application
IEC Application Procedure (International Experience Canada)
Step 1: Fill out the online form
Step 2: Include all supporting documentation.
Step 3: Pay the fees
Step 4: Submit the application in its entirety.
Step 5: Submit biometric information
To categories employment (occupations) for skilled employees in Canada, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system is used.