Ways that don’t require spending much on the visa application process.
Due to the economic and political situation in Nigeria, most people have decided to leave Nigeria as they have found it un-conducive. And guess what? Canada is one of the countries most Nigerians are running to and the reason is not farfetched. Canada has one of the most efficient and effective immigration policies, this is to grow their economy and help build diversity. Now, most people would be looking for easy and cost effective ways to travel to Canada and that is why we are here to help you.
Easy and budget friendly ways to migrate to Canada;
1. CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAM
The Canadian government created the automated immigration system known as Canada Express Entry. This allows people from all over the world to apply for immigration to Canada based on their own skills.
Taking into account that Canada needs qualified workers of various professions, it has developed an express entry program to attract as many qualified people as possible. This article will tell you what kind of program it is and how to apply for it.
The online Express entry program is completed on the Government of Canada website. It allows people to submit profiles of their skills, education, and career history to earn points using a special calculator developed by the government. Depending on the types of traits that the applicant possesses, they are classified according to various factors and receive points. The questionnaires with the highest score are then invited to apply for a permanent residence permit in Canada.
In the case of obtaining a permanent residence permit, the applicant can move to Canada and receive all the privileges that legal residents have, including the right to apply for Canadian citizenship as soon as they receive the appropriate right.
Thus, the Canada Express Entry program allows qualified workers to immigrate to Canada and work there, while simultaneously being on the way to citizenship.
Because there are different skill levels of workers, the Government of Canada has developed four different programs under express entry. These programs are known as economic immigration programs because they attract skilled workers, which improves and develops Canada’s economy. These programs are as follows:
• The Federal program for Skilled Workers
The Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSOP) is designed for all qualified workers with work experience abroad who wish to immigrate to Canada. This requires a high level of proficiency in English or French (level 7), as well as careers in leadership positions, professional jobs requiring a university degree, technical jobs, or professions requiring a university degree or apprenticeship. Finally, it also requires one year of continuous work experience in a particular profession over the past 10 years.
• Federal Program for Qualified Professions
The Federal Qualified Professions Program (FSTP) is designed for qualified employees of certain professions who have work experience in another country. Requires 5 or 4 levels of proficiency in English or French. This profession refers to professional positions that require a university degree or internship and 2 years of work experience over the past 5 years. In addition, those who apply must have a valid job offer from a Canadian company and a certificate confirming that they have a high level of qualification in their profession.
• Canadian Experience Course (CEC)
The Canadian Experience Course (CES) is designed for qualified workers with work experience in Canada. They must be proficient in English or French at level 5 or 7 and have a career in management positions, professional positions, or technical positions. Additionally, they need to have worked for one year during the previous three years in Canada.
• Regional Candidate Program (National Progressive Party)
The Provincial Candidate Program (NPP) is a program designed for the provinces of Canada to nominate and select specially qualified workers who meet their needs. The applicant invited to apply must live and work in the province that nominated and sponsored him. The program is managed by provinces and uses only the Express entry portal to receive online questionnaires.
The programs vary depending on their qualification requirements. The main differences between them are knowledge of the language, a qualified profession, and work experience.
Truth is…Canada is a great country and home to about 100,000 Nigerians. And if you REALLY want to relocate to Canada, you better shine your eyes well well, know what you want, and take action.
An overview of the Express Entry Application process
Step 1. First, you need to get info about Canadian immigration programs, facilities, and rules.
Step 2. Get the info about IELTS, study, and give IELTS if you are from a non-native English language country.
Step 3. Get your professional skills assessed by Canadian skills assessment bodies (Like WES) for migrants like you need to apply for CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System).
Step 4. Create an Express Entry profile.
Step 5. Your profile gets ranked in the Express Entry pool depending on your points.
Step 6. You can get a job from a Canadian employer after you get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canada.
Step 7. Submit Medical PCC and other Documents.
Step 8. Apply for a Canada visa and migrate to Canada.
2. RELOCATION WITH WORK PERMIT IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
The Work permit is another easy route to leaving Nigeria for Canada. This program involves using a work permit to work in Canada.
There are 2 types of work permits: Open work permit and Employer-Specific Work Permit.
An Employer-Specific Work Permit lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit, such as:
• How long you can work.
• The location where you can work (if applicable).
Before you apply for an employer-specific work permit, your employer must give you a copy of your employment contract, A copy of a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) – verify your LMIA if fake or real and an offer of employment number (for LMIA-exempt workers)
One thing with Work Permit Immigration Program is UNCERTAINTY around it.
What I mean is that you are not sure of how long you’ll work, when you will receive the employment offer after the LMIA assessment, and whether you will be qualified or not. The most annoying part is that a Work Permit is regarded as a leftover pathway due to the LMIA process.
The big question is, do you even stand a chance to millions of people applying to get the same employment offer, AND is this how you want to fulfill your JAPA DREAM? Be it as it may, see the relocation steps below.
Here is an overview of the Work Permit
A step-by-step description of how to apply for a temporary work permit in Canada:
Step 1: Determine if you require a work permit to work in your desired job in Canada
Step 2: Determine if you are eligible to apply for a Canadian temporary work permit
Step 3: Determine if you will apply online or on paper
Step 4: Obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from your potential employer, if required
Step 5: Obtain a temporary job offer from your potential employer
Step 6: Gather All Required Documents and Forms
Step 7: Pay fees
Step 8: Submit the application:
The application may be submitted online or to a Visa Application Center.
3. PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (PNP)
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is designed to enable provinces and territories to support the immigration of people who have expressed an interest in settling in their province or territory. It is an easy way to relocate to Canada! Based on many provinces, it uses a points system to qualify you. Qualification Points are typically based on a combination of age, work experience, education, language, and connections to the province.
The good thing about it is that you might not require a 6.5+ IELTS to be sure to try it out. With an average score then you are good to go. With PNP, you can’t decide where you want to live in Canada. The point is, if you have a needed skill in any Canadian province then the Provincial Nominee Program is for you.
4. RURAL AND NORTHERN IMMIGRATION PILOT
the Rural & Northern immigration Pilot was introduced to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities in Canada. Like the Express Entry Relocation pathway, there are so many requirements, they are;
• You must have qualified work experience in the province.
• You must have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommended community.
• Meet or exceed the language requirements – French Speaking/Proof
• Meet or exceed the educational requirements.
• Prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community.
• Intend to live in the community.
• Meet community-specific requirements and more.
To crown it all, RNIP mostly favors foreigners already resident in Canada.
Top Canadian cities participating Communities in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot are;
> Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
> Thunder Bay, ON
> Brandon, Manitoba
> Altona/Rhineland, MB, and more.
The processing time for HCCPP is 6-9 months. It can span to 12 months if you delay from your end. To get started with the Northern Pilot program on your own, act fast with this complete guide.
5. FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER CLASS (FSWC) PROGRAM
The FSWC program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently.
Luckily, this program has minimum requirements for:
• skilled work experience
• language ability
And if you meet all the minimum requirements, they’ll then assess your application based on: age, education, work experience, whether you have a valid job offer, English and/or French language skills and adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)
6. Start-Up Visa Program
Do you have an innovative business? If you can get support for your idea from one of the designated organizations, you may be able to immigrate to Canada via the start-up visa route. Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that are innovative, can create jobs for Canadians and can compete on a global scale
In summary, this route is for investors who will add to and boost the trade & economy of Canada. To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must have a qualifying business, get a letter of support from a designated organization, meet the language requirements and bring enough money to settle.
You must also meet the language requirements. That is, the ability to communicate and work in English, French or both languages will help your business succeed in Canada.
7. Study visa
Like I said before now if you are interested in relocating to Canada in 2022 to study, work, and live permanently, then sit up and listen.
With this relocation path, you can relocate, study for free, and work in Canada without wasting money on any travel agent or writing IELTS/TOEFL academic exams.
And the best news is that you can go for this relocation path even if you are above 40 years. Yeah.
So, How Does the Study Visa Work?
Step 1. You choose a Canadian School and Program in a province of your choice
Step 2. You apply to the University/College depending on your CGPA plus school requirements.
Step 3. You get an offer letter and head on to Apply for a Study Visa.
Step 4. You arrive in Canada to study and get your Study Permit.
Step 5. You graduate and apply for Permanent Residence in Canada based on the province of choice.
Why is the Study Visa Relocation Pathway the Best for you?
> The Study Visa is the highest administration rate pathway to Canada today (undergraduate to Ph.D.).
> Most routes are inconsistent – for instance, relocation paths like EE, PNP, and others were paused for people outside of Canada, and guess what? The point system takes into consideration your age, language, IELTS, and more, which makes them very competitive.
> Does not need IELTS as far as you studied in English.
> Your age does not matter.
> Your Spouse/Family can join you. And guess what? Your husband or wife will get the Spousal Open Work Permit – to work anywhere in Canada. And your children get work or study visit Visas based on their age.
> You get the Canadian Work Experience – imagine getting the top 2 requirements others sweat to get in the EE, PNP or other relocation programs.
> No agents are required. You do everything, plus the support you need to scale through.