Immigrating to Canada isn’t much of a hassle. Indians are already the second most citizens migrating to the country either permanently or temporarily for doing a job, to be with their family, to start a business after Chinese. On an average, every year somewhere around 25,000-30,000 Indians migrate to Canada. As per stats on Canada government website they are expecting to welcome nearly one million new immigrants for job between 2019 and 2020. Under the plan, 310,000 new permanent residents will settle in Canada in 2019. This target will be increased to 330,000 newcomers in 2019, with a further 340,000 to settle in 2020.
Nonetheless, regardless of what your motive of shifting to Canada is, the Canadian government makes sure that everything can be done online. You just need to scan the documents required and upload the ones that they ask for.
Here are the few things you need to do to immigrate to Canada. Take a look.
Fill a basic form to check your eligibility- First of all, you are required to fill a form which comprises of the questions related to your nationality, age, income, experience, the reason to migrate etc. After that, it lets you know your eligibility for the immigration programs. If you are going there for work it would recommend you for express entry in the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class Program.
The changes made by the Canadian government to encourage Indians to migrate to Canada are-
The age requirement for citizenship has been removed which means now even minors can apply for the citizenship.
Now only 18 to 56-year-old need to clear the language test and not 14 to 64-year-old.
Take language tests- After that, it will ask you if you have taken a language test or not. So even if your official language is English or French you will have to take IELTS and then fill your marks in the form.
ECA results- Thereafter, you also need to have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). This can be taken from ECA or any other authority.
Make a profile- The next step is to make a profile in the Express entry system. You need to get 67 points in this at least to jump to the next step of immigration. If you get 67 or more points you enter in express entry pool with the CRS score.
The IRCC process- After that, you simply wait for your turn to come in the period draws. All those who are selected in the draws will be sent an ITA i.e an invitation to apply for Canada PR. (Permanent Residency) So, once you get your name in the draw, apply for PR within 90 days. However, if your name doesn’t come in the list till a year, make a new profile.
Find a job before migrating- Apart from completing the process and passing the tests, you also need to constantly keep searching for the jobs in Canada. What would be the benefit of doing it all otherwise? To speed up your job search, you can utilize online job portals like StackRaft. Such portals amplify your job search. They find the jobs that match your skills perfectly. Searching for jobs through such portals are especially beneficial for Indians looking for tech jobs in Canada. There is stiff competition in tech jobs and the portal helps you save time by notifying you about jobs that require personnel like you. It also doesn’t demand you to fill your details again and again. Moreover, some portals even assign you a career coach to help you with your lookout for jobs in Canada.
The way ahead
Now that you know the basic steps you need to keep in mind before applying for Jobs in Canada. Now you just need to start taking these steps one by one to turn your immigration to Canada a reality. Prepare yourself for the language tests, get your educational credential assessment done. Check your eligibility, keep the necessary documents scanned. After that, you just need to create your profile and get a minimum of 67 points. Once you get your name in express entry pool, you need to wait for your name to come in the period draws and the invitation to apply.
Furthermore, to be in an even better position to immigrate to Canada without any worry, make sure you have a job offer in place with the help of online job portals like StackRaft.
All the best!