8 Reasons to Immigrate to Canada from Venezuela
Is immigration something you’ve been thinking of for a while? Are you looking for a fresh start for you and your loved ones? Venezuela's economic instability has led to unsettling circumstances such as scarcity of food, water, electricity and medical supplies. Millions of Venezuelans have opted to immigrate to neighboring countries such as Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. Quality of life has however, not necessarily improved. Many are struggling with the high cost of living and steady work is hard to come by. Another, perhaps more appealing option is to immigrate to Canada. And here's why:
1. Stable Economy
Venezuela is currently facing a socio-economic crisis, which is affecting thousands of people everyday. Governmental policies have inevitably resulted in businesses closing down which has led to an increase in job loss and unemployment. Canada, on the other hand, has a relatively low unemployment rate and generally has a low inflation rate, which makes it a lot more affordable for you and your family to achieve the quality of life you’ve always aspired to.
2. Quality of Life
Canada is currently ranked as having the second highest quality of living worldwide. As a welcoming nation of foreign nationals, the daily gross violation of human rights currently experienced by millions of Venezuelans, no longer need to be the only option.
3. Job Opportunities
The unemployment rate in Venezuela has been estimated to reach a staggering 44.337% by the end of 2019. Meanwhile, Canada has over 500, 000 vacant jobs, including positions for truck drivers, chefs and IT specialists to name but a few, just waiting to be filled by the perfect candidate. It is important to bare in mind that each region has its own list of criteria and job shortage list.
The welfare of our loved ones is a pertinent factor when choosing a new place of residence. Canada currently came in just below New Zealand and Denmark in a ranking of the world’s safest countries. The number of residents affected by crime is declining rapidly whereas disputed labour conditions in Venezuela has led to over 1600 protests last year.
All Canadian residents may apply for public health insurance and are entitled to free emergency medical treatment in hospital. Each health plan is relative to the territory or province you are situated in. There may be a minimal waiting period of up to 3 months so it is imperative that you ensure that you and your family are covered during this period. Thereafter, you may choose to obtain extra private health insurance to cover prescription medication, trips to the dentist, physiotherapy etc.
Canadian residents are afforded free tuition for public elementary and secondary school. There are also many bursary and student visa options that can aid those looking to further their studies in Canada. Canada boasts some of the world’s top tertiary institutions, including the University of Ontario, The University of British Columbia as well as McGill University.
Quite simply put, it's easy to get around in Canada. Canada’s transportation systems are clean, affordable, safe and convenient. It includes 3 rapid transit systems making it an ideal destination for students, women and young professionals on the go.
8. See the World
If not for any of the above mentioned reasons, immigrate to Canada for the sheer experience of it — its beauty. Here you can visit the largest coastline in the world, an array of bounteous lakes and breathtaking landscapes right on your doorstep.
How Do I Get There?
There are a number of ways to approach, immigration to Canada but perhaps two of the most common routes are the Provincial Nominee Program or the Express Entry System. The Express Entry System in particular is awarded on a points system based on certain criteria. This is known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Those who qualify are placed into a pool of candidates and ranked against other. Thereafter, individuals with high scoring profiles are chosen and given the opportunity to apply for permanent residence.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has various streams related to each specific territory or province. In order to qualify for the PNP it is necessary to obtain full time employment in that territory or province. Unlike the Express Entry System, it limits movement within Canada to the territory or province in which you will be residing and employed.
Sign up for your assessment by one of our RCIC’s today. Immigrating to Canada from Venezuela has never been this simple. With over 70 programs to choose from, our experts are standing by to guide you in the direction that best suits you.
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