How Immigrating to Canada from India Could Change Your Life

Canada is known for its phenomenal immigration system and high quality of life, offering its citizens and permanent residents amazing benefits such as free public healthcare and secondary schooling.

Canada is also one of the most multicultural countries in the world. With Justin Trudeau (Canada's Prime Minister) leading the way, and plans to implement new immigration programs such as the Municipal Nominee program, which will help provinces to handpick suitable immigrants, and wanting to waiver the citizenships fees in the near future, it’s no wonder that so many people are wanting to start a new life for themselves and their loved ones and immigrate to Canada.

The Canadian government is planning to help over 1 million hopeful immigrants relocate through immigration programs and initiatives such as the Express Entry system. This is to help ease the pressure of the current labour market shortage is placing on the Canadian economy. With skilled Canadian professionals retiring at an earlier age and opting to move to urban city centres, smaller communities are now being left with a big gap in rural and Atlantic Canada.

The Canadian Government has therefore implemented new immigration pilots such as the Rural and Northern Immigration Program, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and the new Agri-food Pilot, which are all aimed at helping to draw skilled foreign workers to relocate to smaller communities in Canada. These communities have the same quality of life as the rest of Canada and in fact, often offer a close-knit support system that is often lacking in urban city life.

Studying in Canada is another fantastic way to increase your chances of being able to apply for permanent residence in the future. Although you will have temporary status in Canada for the duration of your program, you may be eligible to apply to stay and work in Canada through the PGWPP (Post-Graduation Work Permit Program), which will allow you to gain enough work experience and meet the eligibility requirements to apply for permanent residence.

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Simply click the link below to speak to one of our immigration consultants to take you first step toward a new life in Canada or keep reading to find out more about the top 3 ways to immigrate to Canada from India.

Top 3 Ways to Get PR for Canada from India

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1. Take the Express Entry Way to Canada

The Express Entry System is geared towards making it more accessible and quicker for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. If you are a highly skilled immigrant worker you could be in Canada in as little as 6 to 8 months, provided you meet the requirements of the program you are applying though as well as the general requirements to be able to enter Canada.

You will need to create an Express Entry Profile containing information about your age, language skills, qualifications and ability to adapt in Canada. You will then be ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and receive a CRS score. If your CRS score is higher than the cut off score you will receive an application to apply for permanent residence.

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2. Study in Canada. Increase Your Chances of Getting PR.

Studying in Canada can open up a lot of doors for you. Not only will it prepare you for the global market but it may get you one step closer to living and work in Canada on a permanent basis. But before we get ahead of ourselves let's take a look at student life in Canada.

Not only will you be receiving a world-class level of tertiary education but you may be able to work both on and off-campus(during breaks) to help take the edge off tuition fees and day to day expenses. Canada also has a variety of student discounts to enjoy as well as a vibrant cultural and city life to delve into.

And the best part, you may be eligible to apply to study in Canada through the Student Direct Stream, which has an average processing time of just 20 calendar days!

Did you know that as a graduate of a designated Canadian learning institution you may be able to apply for the PGWPP (Post Graduate Work Permit Program)? This allows you to gain valuable Canadian work experience in occupations with a NOC (National Occupation Classification) code A, O or B. This essentially increases your chances of receiving permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Classwhen you apply through the Express Entry system. After 1 year of work experience, you will be eligible to apply for the CEC and could receive permanent residence in as little as 4 months.

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3. Apply for PR Through One of Canada’s Pilot Programs

With thousands of jobs currently available for high and semi-skilled people alike, and most skilled foreigners opting for positions in bigger cities, a substantial gap has been left in Canada's labour market, particularly in the rural and Atlantic provinces and territories. Canada has addressed this issue by creating new pilot programs like the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is aimed at helping skilled and semi-skilled foreign workers immigrate to Canada to one of 11 participating communities in Canada’s rural areas. If you’re searching for work in the agricultural, construction, food processing, transport and even IT sectors, sectors then look no further. Not only will you be able to earn a competitive salary but with the right job and by meeting the requirement of the pilot, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Are you interested in a slower pace of life but not interested in farm life? How about one of Canada’s maritime provinces?

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot allows qualified and skilled foreign workers immigrate to one of Canada's 4 Atlantic provinces through a choice of 3 of programs:

  • The Atlantic International Graduate Program;
  • The Atlantic High-Skilled Program; or
  • The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

Interested in taking the first step towards your new life in Canada? Why not use the services of our legal immigration representatives and improve your chances of success.

How We Make Immigration Simple

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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 team of 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 your application while you choose your dream destination in Canada. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.