Canada has become one of the most popular destinations for immigrants. Its reputation as a diverse and economically stable country has led to an increase in the number of immigrants who call it home.
The following are the biggest reasons that make Canada a great place for immigrants.
1. Economy Opportunity
In the wake of an unstable U.S. economy, many immigrants are now looking to other countries for new opportunities. Canada has been ranked as one of the most vibrant and efficient markets for labour.
2. Cultural Diversity
Canada has a strong reputation for its openness to immigrants. There are no anti-immigration political parties. This underscores the progressive attitudes of Canada, and sets it apart from other destinations that immigrants might consider.
This has influenced the world’s view of Canada. A large proportion of the world’s population recognizes Canada as a nation that respects freedoms and individual rights, welcomes immigrants, tolerates differing races and cultures, and offers a high quality of living.
3. Superior Education
Immigrant parents value a high level of education for their children. Canada’s affordable education system has contributed to its appeal to immigrants. It is considered one of the best educational systems in the world, and is easily accessible due to its affordable costs.
This has increased the number of immigrant students in the country. It has increased the level of academic talent that Canadian companies look for in their own development efforts, and further stimulates a strong economy.
Immigration to Canada continues to rise, as the world recognizes the many benefits it offers. With a strong economy providing numerous opportunities and a culturally diverse population, many foreign-born citizens have reaped the rewards of immigrating to Canada. Its educational system makes it attractive to immigrants, and has laid the foundation for future innovation and progress for all of Canada.
WHO CAN APPLY AS A FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER (EXPRESS ENTRY)
Skilled work experience
Your work experience must be:
• in the same type of job as your primary NOC
• within the last 10 years
• paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships don’t count)
• at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC)
• at least 1 year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous:
o full-time at 1 job:
30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
o equal amount in part-time:
15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
o full-time at more than 1 job:
30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full time (1,560 hrs)
You must show that you did the duties set out in the occupational description in the NOC. This includes most of the main duties listed.
If you can't show that your work experience meets the description in the NOC, you aren’t eligible under this program.
• take an approved language test that shows you meet the level for:
• get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four abilities
• include the test results in your Express Entry profile
You must show that you meet the requirements in English or French. Your test results must not be more than two years old on the day you apply for permanent residence.
If you meet all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements, we’ll assess your application based on these selection factors:
• work experience
• whether you have a valid job offer
• English and/or French language skills
• adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)
These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess federal skilled workers. You earn points for how well you do in each of the six factors. Your total points will show if you qualify for the Express Entry pool. The current pass mark is 67 points.
PROOF OF FUNDS
You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada, unless you:
• are currently able to legally work in Canada
• have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada
If you are applying on your own, you are the principal applicant.
If you have a live-in partner, either you or they can apply under Express Entry as a principal applicant if:
• you are:
o common-law partners, which means you:
• are an opposite-sex or same-sex couple
• have lived together in a marriage-like relationship for at least one year
• both meet the requirements to apply as a Federal Skilled Worker
Your principal applicant should be the one of you most likely to:
• meet the eligibility requirements
• earn the most points in the section factors
• earn the most points under the Comprehensive Ranking System for Express Entry