Do you have a dream of immigrating to Canada? If you have a university degree from your home country, the process is relatively straightforward.
Canada is a welcoming country for individuals who want to invest their talents here. Case in point: it has a target of accepting 350,000 new immigrants every year by 2021.
“We are 40 million people and yet we don’t have enough people living here to fulfill all the opportunities for growth,” says Rachel Gary, COO of Canada Direct. “The Canadian government is giving people the chance to have a good life here but there is the expectation that you contribute to the economy as well.”
The immigration process in Canada operates using a points system. Here, factors including work experience, level of education and English or French proficiency are taken into account. You can begin accumulating some points in your home country, but others require presence in Canada to accumulate.
When clients reach out to Canada Direct for help, a team member takes them through a questionnaire. Next, the team member sends the client profile to one of Canada Direct’s regulated Canadian immigration consultants.
Of all of the factors considered, education is one of the most important. A bachelor or master’s degree from another country is well-regarded in the application process but complications can arise when post-secondary education is at a technical school.
While many applicants have numerous years of work experience, they may not have the educational credentials to back it up, since job requirements may not be as stringent in other countries as they are in Canada. Gary says that in many Central American countries, for instance, a person can have management experience without a university degree.
If they want to continue working in their field, Gary suggests that they come to Canada on a student visa and study to get their university degree or college diploma. Canada Direct can also get them a work visa that allows them to earn both an income and more points for immigration.
Those who are over the age of 35 and possess only a high school diploma might find the immigration application process to be more difficult. However, it’s not impossible, says Gary. Some Canadian provinces are more lenient than others in terms of immigration application requirements, with Manitoba being the most relaxed (for instance, it does not require applicants to pass an English language test). Older applicants who are coming up against roadblocks may want to consider applying for a student visa. This can allow them to study for the qualifications that are required for employment.
If you want to turn your dreams of life in Canada into reality, visit www.canada-direct.com.