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How Indian Moving to Canada From USA 2018?

Know What are the Requirements to move to Canada from USA?

Canada is the country of dreams and versatility and it provides numerous opportunities to the people who are planning to migrate to Canada for better growth prospects both personal and professional. Canada is gifted with scenic beauty and adorable landscape with myriad opportunities to settle professionally as well.  Further, with lenient laws and immigration policies it is easy to settle in a country like Canada. The good news for the immigrants is that Canada has invited 3,500 more applications than last year and it has a target of inviting 1,82,000 skilled people in the year 2019.

indian moving to canada from usa 2018

The latest political development of MR. Donald Trump being elected as the President of United States of America has resulted in spurge of Americans migrating to CanadaAs per the recent survey, the immigrant traffic in Canada from USA was 37% higher in 2016 than the migrants traffic in 2015.   As per the speculation, there are more and more people who are planning to relocate to Canada from USA and Canada is also looking for 1,82,000 more skilled workers in its domain by the end of the year 2020.

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR MIGRATING TO CANADA WITH A PR STATUS

Should someone from USA move to Canada?

When someone from USA is planning to migrate to Canada he / she will encounter friendly immigration policies and employment opportunities for almost all the professions. As compared to America, Canada has better gun law, a free health care system for the immigrants and a smaller population. Thus it is one of the favoured locations of Americans for immigration. Further, the infrastructure is as good as America thus an American will find the similarities familiar and it will make it easy for them to adjust to the new location. Further, beautiful scenic landscapes and climatic conditions will add to the living experience of the immigrant. Further, after three years of living in Canada, the candidate is eligible to apply for Full Canadian Citizenship.

Requirements to move to Canada from USA

The basic requirement for immigrating to Canada from USA is meeting the eligibility for the Permanent Residency (PR) Status. The eligibility requirement for immigration generally depends on the prototype of candidature of the aspirant. But there are certain criteria which are generally followed and the calculation of the comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points is by and large based on the same platform for Express Entry program and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). However, it is important to note here that the requirements in case of PNP is different for every province depending on the requirements of that province. Below is a list of the categories which are inspected:

  • Age – While there is no age bar in this process but maximum points are allocated to those who are in the age limit of 24 to 35 years.
  • Language proficiency – There are two official languages in Canada – French and English. If somebody is proficient in both the languages, then it is an added advantage for that person otherwise knowledge of English is must for Indian Immigrants not only for professional reasons but also for day to day communication purposes. For this purpose, IELTS and CLB tests are conducted which are both recognized by the IRCC.
  • Education –  Education which is at par with Canadian Education Board will establish that you will be able to support yourself and family after moving to Canada. Therefore, a bachelor’s degree or diploma or post-graduation degree from a recognized university is necessary.
  • Work Experience – Canada is very fervent in inviting applications from skilled professionals through federal skilled workers program and Federal Skilled traders program. Hence, it can work in your advantage if you have work experience in a field which is in high demand in a particular province in Canada.
  • Adaptability –  if you have a spouse who will migrate to Canada with you then you will be given extra 10 points for adaptability.

How to start with the immigration process for Canada?

  • Step 1 –  Check your Eligibility for PR Status in Canada
  • Step 2 – Register with Nationwide Visas by paying our charges and getting into an agreement.
  • Step 3 – We will take care of your Education Credential Assessment and submit your IELTS scores File application in Express Entry pool. From here you have to get invitation either from employer or from Canada High Commission.
  • Step 4 – Job offer letter or invitation letter will be received
  • Step 5 – On your behalf we will launch the visa application to the CIC
  • Step 6 – Pay right to PR visa fee.

Steps to move to Canada from USA

In order to apply to Canada for a PR status there are series of steps which you should follow:

  • Hire a reputable and good consultancy firm which has a good track record and offers assured results
  • Undertake the IELTS examination to establish your language proficiency
  • Under the Pre – assessment of your candidature with the help of you Immigration Consultants
  • Start your application Process – through Express Entry Program or Provincial Nominee Program
  • Complete the documentation process – Education and work experience documents authentication is required
  • Get ready with your proof of funds to ensure that you are capable of surviving in Canada
  • Be ready with Medical Checkup and Police verification record
  • Get ready for filing your Visa application
  • Prepare for your departure to Canada

How to relocate from USA to Canada?

The best way to relocate from USA to Canada is by attaining a Permanent Residency (PR) Status, which is allotted for a period of five years and has benefits which are very similar to the Full citizen rights. The best possible ways to attain a PR Status are – Express Entry program, Provincial Nominee Program(PNP) and Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP).

Express Entry Program

It was started by the Government of Canada in January, 2015 and it is the fastest mode of applying for Canada Permanent Residency (PR) Status in which screening time is 6 to 12 months. Under the Express Entry Program, the candidate is evaluated on the points measurement basis and then total points of the candidate is created based on his / her personal information. The points are calculated on the following basis:

  • Age – Although there is no age limit to settle in Canada, maximum points are allocated to those who are in the age limit of 25 to 35 years.
  • Language proficiencyThere are two official languages in Canada – French and English. If somebody is proficient in both the languages, then it is an added advantage for that person otherwise knowledge of English is must for Indian Immigrants not only for professional reasons but also for day to day communication purposes. For this purpose, IELTS and CLB tests are conducted which are both recognized by the IRCC.
  • Education –  Education which is at par with Canadian Education Board will establish that you will be able to support yourself and family after moving to Canada. Therefore, a bachelor’s degree or diploma or post-graduation degree from a recognized university is necessary.
  • Work experience – Canada is very fervent in inviting applications from skilled professionals through federal skilled workers program and Federal Skilled traders program. Hence, it can work in your advantage if you have work experience in a field which is in high demand in a particular province in Canada.
  • Adaptability –  if you have a spouse who will migrate to Canada with you then you will be given extra 10 points for adaptability.

After the points are calculated, the minimum eligibility is checked based on the benchmarks of points set by the IRCC through Express Entry Draws. Once the candidate has met the minimum points requirement then the candidate is sent an ITA (Invitation to Apply) HOW TO MIGRATE TO CANADA WITH EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAM IN 6 to 12 MONTHS.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

It is to be noted that due to some reason if you are unable to get through the federal express entry program then you can apply for a Canadian PR status through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Under PNP or Provincial Nominees program, the applicants are regularly chosen based on their age, work abilities, education and language proficiency. PNP PR status is also a viable option as some of the provinces would anyways had been your first choice considering their suitability and opportunities. It is advisable that while being selected by a particular province for a PR status then the candidate should stay in that Province for at least a period of two years before settling in any other province. 

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.

How to increase your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Points?

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a tool that is used to calculate the points of an individual based on his Age, Language Proficiency, Education and work Experience. It is only after you score enough points in the CRS than you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Canadian PR Status. A good comprehensive Ranking System(CRS)  score will increase your options and choices and will help you settle in  Canada in a hassle free manner. However, there are some ways to increase your CRS points and some of the ways of doing so are listed below:

  • Age:While there is no age limit to shift to Canada, having an age of 18 to 35 years allots highest points to the applicant.
  • Education:  There are points for Educational Qualification in CRS and a Post graduate degree or diploma has more points than a graduation degree.
  • Work experience: Canada is open to invite skilled workers so as to help the country economically. Hence, work experience in the field of high demand can help to achieve high points.
  • Language Proficiency: High scores in IELTS Language, is a good way of scoring high points and increasing the eligibility chances.

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IELTS Examination

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test for non-native English speakers while applying to countries like Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It tests the language proficiency holistically through the following parameters:

  • Listening – 40 minutes
  • Reading – 60 minutes
  • Writing – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 11 – 14 minutes

 The score is graded in bands and the band is valid for a period of two years. And those who were registered but didn’t appear for them there is an allocation of “band 0” as well. IELTS examination is one of the easiest way to increase your score points which make you eligible for the PR Status

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Which Profession is suitable for which reason?

Based on the need for skilled labour some professions are in high demand in certain areas than others. Some of the in-demand professions of few provinces are:

  • IT professionals – Much needed in Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia 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
  • Software Engineers- Employers, who look for Engineering professionals are in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario.
  • Doctors- Employment opportunities for Doctors are prolifically present in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Ontario.
  • Indian lawyers- It is highly sort after profession in Provinces like Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.
  • Food Technologist-The Job Market for this profile is highly in demand in Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WORK OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN CANADA?

Easiest way to settle in Canada from USA

The easiest and fastest way to relocate from USA to Canada is through the Express Entry program which was started in January 2015. Since then number of people have migrated to Canada in a hassle free manner. Under this program, the candidate can apply online and the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are calculated on the basis of Age, Language proficiency. Education and work experience. Those candidates who attain the minimum CRS points as decided by the Express Entry Draws conducted under the IRCC, those candidates are sent the Invitations to apply (ITA). After receiving the ITA the candidates have the time frame of 90 days to send in their documents. 

Cost of moving from USA to Canada

Moving to Canada from USA with a Permanent Residency (PR) Status will cost somewhere between 450$ – 817$. The processing fee for the PR status is CA $ 550 (450$). Please note that this calculation is based on the parameter in which you will apply through skilled workers program under which your skills and work experience would be taken into consideration. The cost of PR status would increase if you are applying through entrepreneur or self-employed category, in this case your fee might go upto CA $ 1050.

Why seeking professional help is a good idea when immigrating to Canada?

Canada is one of the most sort after location for immigrants in the world because of better living conditions and improved standard of living.  Although, the immigration policies have become easier and faster than before it is better when there is a professional helping hand as it can enhance the chances of a quick process and hassle free immigration activities. For this purpose, professional guidance can go a long way and help in taking an informed decision. The fees that is charged by these Immigration services is very nominal as compared to the price of your life and career. 

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 Why Should someone migrating from USA should choose Nationwide Immigration Services?

There are certain rules and guidelines which are designed to help the immigrant and a good Immigration service can help you understand you rights and benefits in a better way. Further, Online filling of the applications has made it possible for the immigrants to choose the best in the industry without worrying about the geographical location and fee structure. This is the main reason why we have clients from USA as well.

Nationwide Immigration Services is the name you can trust, established in 2007, it has a parent company in Canada to help you with your Post –landing needs like accommodation and job consultancy. We understand that it is a matter of your career and life and we promise to stand by you throughout the process. While opting for Immigration there are multiple formalities that need to be taken care of like Visa pre-assessment, Filling of Visa application, and documentation of the Visa application which are some of the areas where assistance is highly required. Nationwide Immigration Services helps to provide you the best service in immigration as it provides guidance regarding IELTS preparation and Job opportunities available in Canada.

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