When people dream of starting a new life in Canada, they often want it to be in Vancouver, Toronto or Ottawa. That’s because many those people just don’t know about the endless opportunities that await in other cities or provinces across the country.
If applicants are young professionals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, there is a higher likelihood of them immediately being able to move to one of the bigger urban cities. If they don’t, Canada provides entry to people who are willing to consider other locations as options.
Manitoba has the most lenient eligibility requirements because it needs to increase its population the most, says Rachel Gary, COO of Canada Direct. It is also the only province that does not require applicants to pass an English language test. Saskatchewan is making it easier for people to immigrate there for the same reasons.
Gary explains that if a high school diploma is the highest level of education an applicant has, the best path to citizenship is by immigrating to a province where jobs are readily available, like Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
“Be flexible about where you’re willing to move to,” she says.
People might think it’s too cold in these Prairie provinces, or they may prefer the urban city, and that’s reasonable. Gary explains that moving to these provinces does not have to be permanent—once immigrants have earned enough points to get resident status, they can easily apply for jobs in other provinces and move accordingly.
“We can submit their application to move to Vancouver right from the start, but I can almost guarantee they won’t be in the pool,” she says. “We always tell them the truth because immigrating to Canada is not a cheap process. We don’t want to submit people’s applications and not get them here. If they only have a high school diploma and want this opportunity to come to Canada, they need to go to Manitoba.”
The same principle applies to the type of work people are willing to do.
If immigrants accept work in fields that currently have the highest demand, they can get their start in Canada faster, and earn the points that lead to residency either through their job or by going to school.
If you want to turn your dreams of a life in Canada into reality, visitwww.canada-direct.com today.