There are many ways to move to Canada thanks to Canada having over 100 immigration programs. As a result, there is a lot of confusion as to which program is right for you and your family. In this article, we’ll go through just some of the immigration programs that will allow you to immigrate to Canada from Qatar in 2021 and be part of the 1.23 million immigrants welcomed into Canada within the next three years.
Continue reading to find out how.
How to Immigrate to Canada
The Express Entry system is an online immigration system that manages potential foreign skilled workers through three federal immigration programs. They are as follows:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Canada has a goal of inviting over 1.2 million immigrants as permanent residents and the Express Entry is contributing to 332,750 of that total, with 108,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) being issued in 2021 alone.
Going through the Entry Express system as a skilled worker will be very beneficial to you as the processing time can be as little as six months, making it one of the fastest immigration pathways to Canada. This also contributes to the Express Entry system becoming one of the largest immigration entry points in the country.
How can I immigrate to Canada with the Express Entry system?
Only once you’ve met the Express Entry requirements, will you then create an online profile. To do so, you’ll need the following:
- Your passport or travel document;
- Education credential assessment report;
- Language test results;
- Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a Canadian province or territory (if you have one);
- Proof of work experience (if you have one); and
- Provincial Nomination (if you have one).
You will have 60 days to complete your profile so be sure to have all your documents ready if possible.
After you have completed your online profile you’ll be placed into the Express Entry draw pool along with other eligible applicants and be given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which will determine your ranking. You will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) if you meet or score higher than the qualifying CRS score. Receiving an ITA would mean that you have the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
However, not to worry if you don’t qualify the first time as your profile can stay in the Express Entry pool for one year. During this time, while waiting for the next draw, you can improve your CRS score to increase your success.
CRS scores are determined based on factors such as language, work experience, skills education and more.
Another great way to immigrate to Canada from Qatar in 2021 is through the Canadian Start-up Visa Program.
Canadian Start-up Visa Program
The Start-up Visa Program is aimed at entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build a business in Canada that is innovative, can create jobs for Canadians and can compete on a global scale. A major benefit to you is that Canada is widely known for having one of the world’s most simple business startup processes.
The Start-up Visa Program also allows you to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident, if successful.
Who can apply?
You need to have a qualifying business
A qualifying business means you created a business that meets the following conditions:
1. Have a commitment from a designated organization
- all applicants (up to 5 people can apply as owners) must each hold at least 10% of the voting rights attached to all outstanding shares of the business; and
- applicants and the designated organization jointly hold more than 50% of the total voting rights attached to all shares of the corporation outstanding at that time.
- You need to provide active and ongoing management of the business while living in Canada
- The essential of your business operations must happen in Canada
- Your business is incorporated in Canada.
2. At the time you receive your permanent residence
Get a letter of support from a designated organization
It’s required that you get a letter of support from a designated organization. These are business groups that have been approved by the government to invest in or support startups.
These organizations fall under the groups of:
- Venture Capital Groups (minimum investment of $200,000)
- Angel Investor Groups (minimum investment of $75,000)
- Business Incubators
Meet the language requirements
You’ll need to take a language test in English, French or both from an approved agency. Without this document, your application won’t be processed. You must meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French in all of these four areas:
- Listening; and
Bring sufficient funds to settle
When you apply, you’ll need to show proof that you have enough money to support yourself and any dependents who are moving to Canada with you as the government doesn’t support new start-up visa immigrants.
The amount you need depends on the size of your family. The amount changes every year, for 2021 the amounts are currently as follows:
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Why Move From Qatar to Canada?
Canada is currently ranked third in the world for its education system. This makes for a great place to raise your family. If you want to immigrate through business immigration, then having a talented pool of educated potential employees can be very beneficial to your startup business.
Another benefit would be that Canada has four seasons and taking excursions throughout Canada at different times of year is an experience on its own. You can visit the Banff National Park in winter and go whitewater canoeing and rafting in the Ottawa River, in summer. Canada is the second-largest country in the world, and now that you know how to immigrate to Canada from Qatar in 2021 you can be well on your way to your next adventure!
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