How to Apply for a Canada Visa from Qatar
Have you been wanting to apply for a Canada visa but aren’t sure how to go about it or where to start? Deciding to immigrate to Canada is a big step, especially since there are so many things to think about before you do, such as how much it costs to live in Canada and what quality of life will be like for both you and your family, among others.
You may be wondering what level of healthcare and education Canada’s free public systems can provide, and not to mention whether or not there is a strong Qatari community in Canada. Are there enough jobs in Canada for skilled and unskilled immigrants alike that will pay you enough to be able to live affordably in Canada?
The answer to all of these questions is that when you decide to move to Canada you will have said yes to a high quality of life including exceptional healthcare and education, a new career with exceptional work benefits and high paying salaries, and a new place to call home that is known for its multiculturalism, democracy, tolerance and liberalism and not to mention its welcoming stance on immigration!
With over 341,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency up for grabs in 2020 alone and close to 4,000 people receiving ITAs every two weeks through immigration programs and systems such as the Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), you could be living your Canadian dream sooner than you think.
How to Start the Canadian Immigration Process from Qatar
Starting the visa application for Canada from Qatar can be confusing and time-consuming but with the right professional by your side and these 5 easy steps, it doesn’t have to be.
Step 1: Assess Your Eligibility
To ensure that you aren’t disappointed when you apply for your Canada visa it is important to find out:
- If you are admissible to Canada (eligible to enter Canada); and
- Which immigration programs you are eligible for.
This will save you both time and money in the long run as there are over 70 different immigration programs and visas to choose from, each with its own set of requirements that need to be met.
Step 2: Choose Your Destination
Choosing your destination is not required for immigration programs under the Express Entry system but will help you narrow down your options when determining which Immigration options are best suited to your needs. For example, programs such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and Rural and Northern Immigration Pilots are specific to certain provinces in Canada. It is also a good idea to do research on provinces and territories that suit your specific needs, particularly affordability and job demand. To find out where your job is in demand in Canada visit our blog here.
Step 3: Choose Your Immigration Program
Choosing the right program for you is essential to your success when you apply for your Canada visa. For example, Express Entry is one of the most popular ways to immigrate to Canada but did you know that if you expressing interest in a particular province or territory or apply through an Express Entry-linked PNP, you may receive a provincial nomination, which is worth 600 extra points and seeing as the average Express Entry draw cut off score is 470, having a PN will all but guarantee to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency.
Step 4: Gather Your Supporting Documentation
Even though you will only need your supporting documents when you actually start the visa application process it’s always a good idea to gather them in advance so that they can be verified and ready to go when you apply for your Canada visa from Qatar. As the saying goes, time is money, and you don’t want to waste either, especially seeing as the Canadian government has strict deadlines that must be adhered to in order for your application to be accepted.
Step 5: Start Your Canada Visa Application
Once all your paperwork is in order you can now start the process of applying for your Canada visa. Be sure to fill in each section completely and correctly as any mistake could result in your application being returned and ultimately delaying the entire process.
For more great tips on how to immigrate to Canada in 2020, visit our blog here.
Since we've taken a look at the how-to let's take a look at the why-you-should, to help you decide if immigrating to Canada is the right choice for you and your loved ones.
5 Reasons You Won't Look Back After Moving to Canada from Qatar
1. Amazing Job Opportunities & Work Benefits
Canada’s job market is booming, offering plenty of opportunities for immigrants due to the labour market gap caused by industry expansion, a declining birth rate and earlier retirement. This has inspired the Canadian government to search for some of the most talented and experienced global talents through immigration systems and programs such as the Express Entry system and various PNPs, no matter your skill level.
Canadian job offers usually come with attractive employment packages including high salaries and even better work benefits, such as working shorter hours (on average 36 - 40 hours per week) and paid parental leave of up to 55% of your average earnings for up to 61 weeks!
The average person in Canada earns roughly $14 per hour or $52,600 per year but can range anywhere between $22,800 to $747,000 annually. Canada also offers great work benefits, including healthcare contributions, paid vacation, maternal and paternal leave as well as insurance, to name a few. By having the right work experience, education and a valid Canadian job offer you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence.
Take a look at where some of the most in-demand occupations in Canada are located, here.
For more information on the top 20 highest paying jobs in Canada in 2020, visit our blog here.
2. Political and Economic Stability
Canada is ranked as one of the most politically and economically stable countries in the world. According to Investopedia, Canada has the world’s 10th largest economy, flourishing in sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas drilling, construction, agriculture among others.
Canada’s government is very different from that of Qatar. It is run by a liberal democratic government and prides itself on tolerance, multiculturalism and diversity as well as equality for all. This means that no matter your gender, race, sexual preferences or religion you will be treated equally and without prejudice or persecution.
3. Perfect Place to Raise a Family
Canada is one of the best places to live and work, offering one of the highest qualities of life globally. Canada is not only one of the safest countries globally, coming in at number 10, but has a free universal healthcare and education system, low crime rates, breathtaking landscapes as well as vibrant and lively urban city centres to explore, making it one of the best places to raise a family. You can also take part in various outdoor activities as a family, such as taking an adventure to one of 46 national parks, spending the day at fun parks or taking trips to museums and aquariums.
4. Freedom of Religion and Tolerance
Canada is one f the most tolerant place to live in the world and is accepting of all cultures, religions and traditions including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism, which are the 6 major beliefs. You’ll find various places of worship and supportive communities all across the country to help you get used to your new life in Canada as an expat.
Canada is also known for its liberal way of life and was the fourth country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in 2005. Canada is not only multicultural, with over 200 global languages spoken nationally, but has permanent residents from all over the world living in Canada.
5. It’s Beautiful!
Canada boasts 48 awe-inspiring national parks, the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the spectacular Northern Lights, the majestic Niagara Falls, has over 2 million lakes, rivers and fjords as well as a vast expanse of rolling landscapes to explore. And the best part is that most of these adventures are just a short car ride away from most major cities.
Canada also has 4 glorious seasons to enjoy with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius in summer, which seems quite refreshing in comparison to the sweltering 45-degree celsius summer average in Qatar!
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Let Us Take Care of Your Visa Application
Applying for a visa can be time-consuming and confusing. With strict deadlines, procedures and requirements to adhere to, it can be easy to make a mistake that could cost you your chance to immigrate to Canada. But with the guidance and assistance of one of our knowledgeable Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC’s), the process will be stress-free.
When you choose to use our expert and government trusted services, you will receive:
- An in-depth eligibility assessment
- Guidance on which of 100+ immigration programs and visas to choose from;
- An immigration plan tailored to your individual needs;
- A review and submission of all application forms and documentation; as well as
- Support through every step of the application process.
All you have to do is fill out our application form to receive your eligibility assessment and let us take care of the rest. It’s just that simple! Your Canadian journey starts here.
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