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How to migrate to Canada from Australia

The fact that more and more people from Australia are migrating to Canada is because of better growth prospects both individually and personally. The scenic beauty and beautiful landscape are like gems in the crown of Canadian beauty and the lenient immigration laws have made it possible for immigrants to enjoy the fruits of the country and settle peacefully as well. The people of Canada are very warm and they make sure that the immigrants are well settled in their country with the help of regulatory bodies like IRCC. The perks of settling in Canada are myriad and this is what makes Canada one of the top ten locations in the world to live.

How can someone from Australia migrate to Canada?

The best way of migrating to Canada from Australia is by acquiring a Permanent Residency (PR) Status which is valid for a period of five years and is a family visa. The benefits of PR status are very similar to the full citizen rights of Canada. The popular ways of attaining a PR status are – Express Entry Program, Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Express Entry Program

It is an online mode of application filing in which the screening time is 6 to 12 months. Under the Express Entry Program, the PR status allows the candidate with the right to settle anywhere in Canada. It places huge importance on immigrating skilled workers to Canada. Under Express Entry program the candidate is evaluated on the basis of points. These points are calculated based on the following parameters:

  • Age – If you are between the age of 18 to 35 then you are eligible for maximum points.
  • Language Proficiency – The language proficiency of the Candidate is tested through IELTS and CLB examination. In IELTS scoring a high band allots you with more points. It will work in your advantage if minimum of 6 band is maintained in each category of reading, speaking and writing.
  • Education – Higher education allots more points to a candidate. However, your degree should be from a recognized university so that your education status can be calculated at par with the Canadian examination board.
  • Work Experience – Canada is always on the lookout for skilled candidates thus having work experience especially in a field of high demand at a particular province can work positively in your advantage.
  • Adaptability – If there is some sibling of the candidate staying in Canada then the candidate is eligible for higher points.

After every 15 days the Express Entry Draws are announced by the IRCC, which decides the minimum point requirement to make through the eligibility for ITA (Invitation to Apply)

Latest Update on the Express Entry Draws

The latest draw by the IRCC, brought a surprise for the aspirants who want to immigrate to Canada as the draw released on 26th March, 2018 asked for a reduction of 10 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score than last time. The last draw of 14th March, 2018 asked for a score of 456 while this time a score of 446 points was asked. Thus more candidates became eligible to apply after the Express Entry Draw. This is an indication that Government of Canada is looking for more immigrants this year.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allots PR status to the candidate for a province for which the eligibility criteria are met by the candidate. It is important to note that every province in Canada has its own eligibility criteria for attaining the PR status.  Although the laws are very flexible in Canada, it is advisable that after the PNP is attained the candidate stays in that province for a minimum period of 2 years before settling or moving to a new location. Under PNP or Provincial Nominees program, the applicants are regularly chosen based on their age, work abilities, education and language proficiency and the point preferences are different for every province. Like Ontario asks for a CRS Point requirement of 400 from the candidates and Saskatchewan asks for a 60-point grid out of 100

Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)

QSWP is a provincial Nominee Program for Quebec province.  Under this program, the PR status for the Quebec region is acquired and in this process first the approval is sought from the Quebec province and after that the approval is sought by the federal government. It is important to note that Quebec as a region invites skilled workers to its region.

Work Profiles in Canada

There are few provinces where computer related jobs are in high demand and choice of these provinces to settle can immense help you career graph. Some of the professions and their provinces are listed below:

  • Information Technology Professionals: It is well sorted profession in provinces like Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia.
  • Software Engineers: Employers, who look for Engineering professionals are in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario
  • Web Developer: It is a sort after profession in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.
  • Nurses – There is a huge demand of Nurses in Nova Scotia.
  • Chartered Accountants- The Job Market for this profile is highly in demand for provinces like British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario

How to get a Job offer in Canada?

A smart person always plans ahead thus even before you land in Canada it is wise to do some research and start applying online for your job profile. This way you can start with the process of giving interviews for the prospective employers even before you land in Canada. Further increasing your social circle through social networking sites like LinkedIn and Meetup.com is also a good way to go as you never know which contact might help you get a got opportunity at which time in future. Rest, Canada is very accepting of foreigners and if you have skills and work experience on your side then you need not worry about an adequate work opportunity in Canada

What to look for in a good immigration Consultant?

A good representation can help you get a hassle free immigration processing. Although Immigration processes have become relatively easier than before, there is still need of a good counsellor who can guide you through the process in a seamless manner.  The fees that is charged by these consultancy firms is relatively cheaper as compared to the price of one’s life and career. However, there are few things that should be kept in mind while choosing an immigration consultant:

  • The immigration consultant Services should be registered and lawfully authorized to represent a client. ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) is the regulatory body under which the Immigration services are registered.
  • It should have proper office setup
  • Learn about the services they offer through their website – which should be functional and maintained.
  • It is important to research and evaluate their track record before investing in them as your representative.

After choosing a good consultancy firm, you can start with the process of applying for a Canadian PR status with the help of professionals.

Why should you Nationwide Immigration Services for Immigrating to Canada from Australia?

Since the processing of the applications is done online these days, the candidate has the liberty to choose the best in the industry based on the track record and services offered rather than settling for a consultancy form which is geographically favourable. Due to this, Nationwide Immigration Services have clients from all over the world and there are some people from Australia as well. We understand that people from different places have different needs thus we offer personalised counselling to them based on their requirements. Nationwide Immigration services is a trusted name with over 10,000 applications being processed. There is a team of experts to counsel and guide you about the process and file your documents. Upon research you will find that Nationwide service is one of the best Immigration Service in the industry. We stand by you throughout the application process from pre assessment to post landing services in Canada with the help of parent company in Canada. Our experts have in-depth knowledge of the Immigration process and support and guide you through out the immigration process. Feel free to drop in your queries at info@nationwidevisas.com

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