How to Apply for a Canadian Visa from Malaysia in 2020

Canada is home to over 24,000 Malaysians, many of whom are currently settled in cities such as Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa, and whether you intend to study work, or live in Canada, there are over 100 pathways for you to join our Malaysian-Canadian community.

Canada is set to invite over 1 million skilled newcomers over the next three years and with thousands of jobs up for grabs, lucrative business opportunities along with amazing benefits and high quality of life it's understandable why so many immigrants don't look back after making the move. 

Affordable living, free healthcare, and public schooling as well as a community that prides itself on multiculturalism and diversity, are just some of the many benefits to living in Canada that have made it so popular amongst Malay immigrants. Isn’t this a place that you could see you and your loved ones settling down in? 

So, what's the next step, you may ask? Let's take a closer look at how to apply for a Canadian visa from Malaysia.      

How to Start the Canadian Visa Application Process

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If you want to know how to apply for a Canadian visa from Malaysia the first step is choosing the right immigration program for your skillset. If you are a highly skilled worker with a university or college degree, diploma, or certificate and want to work as a medical professional, manager or architect, for example, you may be eligible to apply for a visa through the Express Entry System. Not only could you receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in as little as 6 months, but you don’t need a job to apply, which means that you don’t have to choose your destination before you apply for your visa. If, however, you would like a little more security it's a good idea to find a job in a province that appeals to you and express interest in that province or territory when you create your Express Entry profile as it means that you could receive a provincial nomination (PN). Seeing a PN is worth 600 extra points, it could mean the difference between you and another applicant receiving their ITA. If you decide to take this route you would need to apply through and Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

For top tips on how to land your dream job in Canada in 2020 visit our blog here.


If you’re planning to bring your business venture to Canada, the Start-up Visa Program (previously known as the investor Visa) is the best option for you. In order to qualify you will need a letter of support from a designated organization, meet certain language requirements, and have enough money to settle in Canada.  

For more information on how to apply for your Canadian business visa from Malaysia and the top 5 business opportunities for immigrants in Canada visit our blog here.


Are you interested in studying abroad in one of the most dynamic countries in the world? Canada has one of the most world-renowned education systems in the world. Not only will having a Canadian qualification open up the door to unbelievable career opportunities but it could also give you the opportunity to stay in Canada after you graduate through the Post Graduate Work Program (PGWP). To study in Canada you will need a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) before you apply for a visa from Malaysia.

For more information on some of the best universities to get a job after studying in Canada, visit our blog here.

Ready to take the next step in your Canadian journey? Simply click the link below and let's begin or keep reading to find out what makes Canada such an amazing place to be right now!

Top Reasons Why You Should Immigrate to Canada from Malaysia

More and more Malaysians are choosing to immigrate to Canada in 2020 and it's no secret why. With an abundance of job opportunities with fantastic work benefits coupled with a multicultural lifestyle offering only the best for you and your loved ones, Canada has been one of the top choices for foreign skilled workers in search of new opportunities. And here’s why.

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1. Amazing Jobs!

There are currently thousands of jobs in Canada in almost every sector. Whether you’re a medical professional, graphic designer, business executive, IT professional, accountant, food, and beverage server, construction worker or farm worker, Canada has work opportunities for you. Below are some of the top jobs currently in demand in Canada.

Top 20 Occupations In Demand in Canada for 2020
OccupationAverage Annual Salary(CAD)
Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse$76,342 - $129,781
Long Haul Truck Driver$44,850 - $75,770
Welder$40,938 - $69,595
Industrial Electrician$49,334 - $81,491
Aerospace engineer$89,700 - $152,490
Software Engineer$92,450 - $157,165
College or Vocational Instructor$47,736 - $75,408
Occupational Therapy Assistant$58,851 - $100,047
Aircraft Pilot$66110 - $112,387
Early Childhood Educator$33,150 - $45,884
Chef or Cook$25,350 - $59,670
Farm Worker$22,620 - $35,687
Pipefitter$63,239 - $87,828
Pharmacist$76,342 - $129,781
Construction Estimator$57,504 - $97,757
Business Management Consultant$75,692 -$128,676

For more information on the top 20 highest paying jobs in Canada in 2020, visit our blog here.

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2. Lucrative Small Business Opportunities

Canada is a huge advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship, and actively encourages foreigners who would like to bring their business ventures abroad. Over 90% of Canada’s business sector belongs to the small to medium businesses, with one of the most competitive and stable economies in the world and a GDP growth that is estimated to increase by 1.8%, according to Global Affairs Canada. It has also been reported that immigrant-owned businesses create more jobs in Canada than businesses owned by those born in Canada, which is part of the reason why Canada encourages business immigration. Whether you’re planning to move your existing business, create a start-up, or invest, Canada has an immigration option for you.

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3. Great Paternal Work Benefits

Canada’s office life is not only known for its fantastic work-life balance, long vacations, and high job satisfaction but for its amazing parental benefits. Canada values the importance of family, especially forming that bond between you and your children in the early years of their lives. This why Canada has such amazing leave benefits which offer expecting parents (both mom and dad) paid leave with a few extra weeks for "non-birthing" parents (5 to be exact) to allow parents to take in all those memorable moments that we so often have to miss because we may not be able to afford to stay home from work without earning a salary.

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4. High Quality of Life

Canada has one of the highest quality of life globally, with free public healthcare and secondary schooling, low crime rates, and beautiful landscapes and urban spaces to explore there’s not much else that you could ask for that Canada can’t offer you. Missing some home-cooked Nasi lemak or simply being able to speak to someone in Malay? You’ll plenty of cuisine from all across the globe, including authentic Malay dishes served in provinces across Canada, particularly in Ontario at restaurants such as Restoran Malaysia and Soos. Canada also has an array of outdoor activities to enjoy with the whole family including outdoor hikes and canoeing in one of 46 national parks, trips to Canada’s Wonderland, or educational visits to museums and aquariums or strolls through the park, Canada has something for everyone to enjoy.

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5. Supportive Community

Canada is home to various cultures, religions, and traditions from almost every part of the world. It prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity making it one of the friendliest and most welcoming countries in the world and easy to adjust to. With over 40 languages spoken in Toronto alone, including Malay, as well as strong Islamic and Buddhism communities you’ll have no problem settling into Canadian expat life. Canada also offers various expat associations for Malaysians such as the Malaysian Singaporean Bruneian Community Association (MSBCA) in Calgary, highlighting various events and get-togethers to help make integration into Canadian life just a little bit easier and help you find your home away from home.    

Let Us Take the Stress Out of Your Canadian Visa Application

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Applying for a Canadian visa from Malaysia 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 from Malaysia. 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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