How to Immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker?

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker?

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 09 May, 2023 | 04:05 PM]
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Canada is a popular destination for people looking to immigrate for a better future. With its strong economy, high standard of living, and welcoming society, it's easy to see why so many people choose to move to Canada. For Skilled Workers, the Canadian immigration system offers several options, each with its own requirements and processes. In this blog post, we'll provide an overview of how to immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker.

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Best Options for Skilled Immigration to Canada

Before we dive into the blog, it's important to understand that Canada has two main types of immigration programs for Skilled Workers: Federal Programs and Provincial Programs.

The Federal Programs are managed by the federal government, while the Provincial Programs are managed by individual provinces and territories. Both types of programs have their own eligibility requirements and application processes, so it's important to research each one carefully to determine which one is right for you.

Option 1: Federal Programs

The federal programs include the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). To be eligible for these programs, you must meet certain requirements, such as having a certain level of education and language proficiency, as well as having relevant work experience. The Federal Skilled Worker Program, for example, requires applicants to have at least one year of skilled work experience and to score a certain number of points on a point-based system aka Canada 67 points calculator - that takes into account factors such as age, education, language proficiency, and work experience.

How to Apply?

To apply for any of the federal programs, you must first create an Express Entry profile on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. Once you have created a profile, you will be placed into a pool of candidates and given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on the information you provided. The highest-scoring candidates will be invited to apply for Canada PR through regular draws from the pool.

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Option 2: Provincial Programs

The provincial programs, on the other hand, are designed to meet the specific needs of each province or territory. Each program has its own eligibility requirements and application process, and some may require you to have a job offer from an employer in that province or territory. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the most common provincial program and allows provinces and territories to nominate individuals who have the skills and experience they need to fill labor market gaps.

Read more:I qualify for a skilled worker visa and immigration to Canada. How can I find a job before I actually get there?

How to Apply?

To apply for a provincial program, you must first determine which province or territory you want to live in and research its specific program requirements. You will then need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) or an application directly to the province or territory. If you are nominated by a province or territory, you will receive an invitation to apply for Canada PR from the federal government.

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How to Increase Your Chances of Success?

Regardless of which program you choose, there are some general steps you can take to increase your chances of success.

STEP 1: Make sure that you meet all of the eligibility requirements for the program you are interested in. This may require you to improve your language proficiency, gain additional work experience, or obtain a higher level of education.

How to Increase Your Chances of Success?

STEP 2: Consider having your credentials assessed by a recognized organization, such as World Education Services (WES), to ensure that your education and work experience meet Canadian standards. This will also help you determine which program is best suited to your qualifications.

STEP 3: Research the job market in Canada and identify which industries are in demand. This will help you determine which skills and qualifications are most valuable and which provinces or territories are likely to have the most job opportunities mentioned on the Canada Occupation In-Demand List.

STEP 4: Network with potential employers and connect with professional associations in your field. This will help you learn more about the job market and may even lead to job offers or other opportunities.

All Set?

Be prepared to wait. The immigration process can be lengthy, and it may take several months or even years to receive an invitation to apply for Canada PR. However, with patience and a complete profile - you will be on your way to immigrating to Canada as a Skilled Worker.

Good Luck!


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