If you are thinking about immigrating to Canada from Cameroon, you probably need to know what makes life in Canada so much better than the rest of the world. We could give you a hundred reasons, but we will focus on the more important ones here. While we know that poutine may be delicious, Canadians may be the friendliest people ever and the Great White North is objectively one of the most beautiful countries in the world, we will focus on reasons, economical and otherwise, that will directly make your choice to live in Canada the best decision you will ever make.
If you are concerned about whether Canada is accepting immigrants, let’s put that concern to rest. The Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) is planning to welcome over 330,000 foreigners to the country every year. The Canadian government aims to expand the economy, however, our population is small, and not growing fast enough, so the logical thing to do is welcome more skilled workers to our shores and reap the benefits of economic migration. There are over 100 different visa and immigration programs for people of all skill and experience levels to find their place in Canada.
5 Reasons to Immigrate to Canada from Cameroon
1. Free Healthcare for all Permanent Residents
A public healthcare system that is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world. Once you are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, you will never have to be concerned about access to the very best doctors and medical facilities. Funded by government taxes, the entire tax base of the country has helped contribute to a fair and equally accessible healthcare system. Each province administers its own healthcare budget and some offer cover for medications too. You will need to make sure you are covered with private insurance if you come to the country before you are awarded permanent Canadian residency, but once you have your PR card, you are entitled to full public healthcare benefits.
2. Free Education for all Minors and Dependents
As a country that strongly values education, all children in Canada have equal access to the best schooling, teachers, and facilities available. An educated population is a stronger population, able to understand their social responsibilities and contribute more effectively to the economy. The Canadian government spends more money per capita on education than any other country in the world, and it shows. Children complete their entire educational program and graduate high school at a much higher rate than most other first world countries. As a result communities across the country are made up of well-rounded people that create dynamic towns and cities with many opportunities for new members.
3. Natural Unexploited Wealth
Our country is rich in natural resources, we happen to have the largest oil reserves in the world. From east to west are fertile farmlands and forestry is still one of Canada’s largest industries. All of this contributes to an impressive economy and creates job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people every year. The Government manages all our natural resources extremely well, ensuring not only sustainable use but also a responsible use of all resources so future generations will benefit more than we ever do from them.
4. Tolerance and Freedom
We are extremely proud of our tolerant and broad-minded society. Freedom of expression and religion are fundamental to our country’s great success and are the reason Canada has become the first choice for educated immigrants from all over the world to call their new home. Most Canadians have a liberal and relaxed attitude towards their countrymen and an extremely welcoming stance towards immigrants. As a pioneer of equal rights, Canada was the first country outside of Europe to legalize same-sex marriages over ten years ago. That is also why the IRCC recognizes partners who have cohabited together for over a year as common-law partners and treats their immigration applications as such.
Our sensible and fair immigration policies ensure everyone is given a fair opportunity to create a successful life for themselves and their loved ones in Canada.
5. Public Safety
No matter which list of the top 10 safest countries you look on, you’ll find Canada. Our incredibly low crime rate makes choosing to live a safe life in Canada a no brainer. Even our neighbours to the south immigrate here for that, amongst many other reasons. While all citizens are allowed to, very few people own guns for self-protection simply because they feel safe. The process of obtaining a firearm is also significantly more lengthy and stringent than in the United States, as it should be.
Did You Know: at last count, 56 of Canada’s 338 parliamentary members are foreign-born. This just goes to show that once you commit to becoming a Canadian, all doors open to you.
What Are Your Options To Move To Canada?
The Express Entry Program
If you work in a managerial, professional, or skilled trade, you could be eligible for this immigration program. It works by applicants creating an online profile and inputting all their relevant information such as:
- Type, length, and number of qualifications
- Past work experience
- English or French language ability (you will need to take a language benchmark test)
- Dependents who will accompany you to Canada, and their information
- Financial ability to support yourself when you arrive
Once your profile has been created, your information will be used to calculate your score on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and you will be entered into a pool of applicants. Your total score is out of 1,200, of which 600 will be attributable to earning a provincial nomination. Every month there are two draws and a limited amount of applicants with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
How We Can Help You Move from Cameroon to Canada
The Express Entry System is not the only way to move to Canada. If you don’t have a formal education, but work experience in a semi-skilled occupation such as a cook or food and beverage server, there are other routes for you too. There are over 100 different visa and immigration options available, it’s all about finding the one best suited to your situation.
With all of these immigration and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms, and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.
We take care of the fineprint while you choose your dream destination in Canada for you and your loved ones. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.
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