A newly-released Gallup poll reveals Canada is the most welcoming country in the world – and far more tolerant than the United States – for immigrants.
According to the pol, it asked people living in 145 countries last year whether they thought immigrants living in their country, becoming their neighbors and marrying into their families were good or bad things.
Canada scored the highest score, 8.46, indicating Canadians are the most welcoming people in the world when it comes to immigration.
Benefits of Immigrating to CANADA
- A Permanent Resident holds the right to work and live in any location of the country, unless mentioned otherwise.
- Enjoys social benefits like free education for children and state health care facilities for immediate family members.
- Immigrants have the option to shift along with their family, including parents and children.
- On completion of three years of life as PR, the immigrant can apply for Citizenship.
Express Entry Program ( EE)
Canadian Government has been inviting applications for Skilled working professionals for many years now to fill in their vacancies. It has officially rolled out The Express Entry System on the 31 st of January, 2015. This program was developed with an intention to ease the immigration policies.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is a system used to manage applications for Permanent Residency under the following Federal Economic Immigration programs:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program
- The Canadian Experience Class
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program
Provinces have also introduced programs associated with Express Entry, through their Provincial Nominee Programs.
Candidates within Express Entry are ranked against each other according to points awarded though core attributes; additional points can be gained through a Provincial Nomination or Job offer (LMIA based).
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
The Federal Skilled Worker program is the main application stream for candidates, outside of Canada, to apply for Permanent Residency. To apply, a candidate will use the EXPRESS ENTRY system.
Express Entry requires an online profile for candidates who are eligible under one of the Economic Immigration Streams – including the Federal Skilled Worker Stream (FSW) A valid Language test score and assessment of your educational credentials (ECA) will also be required to submit a valid profile.
If invited to apply by CIC/ IRCC, by having a sufficient Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking Score, you have 60 days to submit a full online application for Permanent Residency.
Eligibility for the Federal Skilled worker Stream is assessed out of 100 points through the following factors. The pass mark is 67 – points are awarded for:
- your skills in English and/or French.
- your education,
- your work experience,
- your age,
- whether you have arranged employment in Canada, and
- your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle in Canada).
To be eligible, an applicant must have a year’s continuous and paid work experience, in a single occupation within the last 10 years at NOC O, A or B level in one of the eligible occupations. You must meet minimum language levels in either English or French.
You must have a Canadian Educational Diploma/ Certificate, or a foreign educational credential to show that it is equal to a completed Canadian Secondary or Post-secondary educational credential.
In addition you must also show that you have enough funds to support yourself and your family and that you are not inadmissible.
Federal Skilled Trader Program (FSTC)
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is one of the several ways to acquire a permanent residence VISA to immigrate to Canada. Any individual who is skilled enough in trades listed by the Canadian Government can apply under this program.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Any individual who has a minimum of one year of Canadian work experience or has studied for more than a year in Canada qualify to apply for the Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program (CEC) visa. It is one of the pathways to obtain Permanent Residence in Canada.
Provincial Nomination Program ( PNP)
Applicants who are looking to migrate to a particular province or territory can use the Provincial Nominee Program. This program allows particular Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals
Family Spouse Visa
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has a foreign national spouse by marriage or by common-law or a foreign national conjugal partner, you can sponsor your spouse or partner to become a Canadian permanent resident.
Check your CRS now https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp