How To Immigrate To Canada From Taiwan

More and more Taiwanese youth are deciding to uproot and start fresh abroad, and it's not difficult to understand why. With Canada’s multicultural population, high standard of living, beautiful landscapes, metropolitan and wealth of job opportunities, who wouldn’t want to immigrate to Canada from Taiwan? With over 70 programs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

The process of making such a life-changing decision can be quite overwhelming but with our help to streamline the process, it will be virtually effortless. Right now you may be asking, “What makes Canada the best place to relocate to?” Well, here are 10 reasons why.

Why choose Canada?

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1. Education - Education is of the highest standard in Canada and schooling up until Grade 12 is federally funded, meaning that it won’t cost you a thing. There are also a wide variety of tertiary institutions to choose from, such as McGill University, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.

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2. Multicultural - Canada was the first country in the world to make multiculturalism an official policy, in 1971, and is one of the most diverse countries to live in, making it extremely easy to acculturate to while still retaining your own culture.

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3. Diversification of Wealth - Canada offers a wealth of investment opportunities, particularly in the property sector.

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4. Quality of Life Canada’s standard of living is exceptionally high. Most of the healthcare in Canada is free for permanent residents and citizens, however, it is important to note that certain procedures and prescription medications are not. Most provincial Medi-care systems are cost-effective and available to everyone.

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5. Less Pollution - Levels of pollution are considerably lower than that of Taiwan. Canada has been ranked 9th on the list of the world’s cleanest countries for overall air quality.

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6. Less Crowded - Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. For a little more legroom, why not opt for cities such as the peaceful city of Edmonton (Alberta), the gorgeous coastline of Prince Edward Island or one of the beautiful prairie towns of Saskatchewan.

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7. Entertainment - Canada is an urban playground, offering a wide variety of festivals and concerts, drawing a wide variety of international artists each year. It also boasts a bustling nightlife, various art museums, historical landmarks and restaurants. For the adventurers, there are numerous national parks to explore, such as Banff and Jasper National Parks.

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8. Affordable - In Taiwan, a 100% import tax is added onto most goods prices, including luxury goods, making it more expensive to shop there than it is in the West. Housing and food are also very expensive. You could expect to pay over $390 per month on groceries in Taiwan whereas in Canada you can expect to pay approximately $214 per month, depending on the province and cities that you live in.

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9. Job Opportunities There are many different jobs available in Canada, encouraging growth and offering employees the chance to further their education in their respective fields.

Inexpensive housing in Canada

10. Inexpensive housing Depending on the province, housing can be quite affordable, for example, the average monthly rent in New Brunswick is approximately $893 per month or $178,000 to purchase a house. In Taiwan however, you're looking at paying around $456,603 to $521,832 for a house in Taipei, which is where most job opportunities are.

What Are My Options?

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There are five main programs to choose from once you have decided to immigrate to Canada from Taiwan.

Federal Immigration Programs
1. Economic Immigrants/Federal Skilled Worker ProgramThis category is for skilled workers with Canadian experience who qualify under one of three categories:
  • Skilled Worker Stream - This program is designed for candidates who are skilled in a specific in-demand trade with the necessary work experience and would like to live and work permanently in Canada.

  • Canadian Experience Stream - This category is for applicants already living and working in Canada, with temporary status, looking to apply for permanent residency status. This category includes foreign workers and students, with an excellent command of the English and/or French language.

  • Business Stream - Sub-categories under this stream such as entrepreneurs, self-employed immigrants and investors are aimed at applicants who have the necessary financial means, skills and work experience to practice business in Canada.
  • Student PermitThis category is for those wanting to live and study in Canada will require a study permit as well as a tourist visa. There are certain requirements in order to qualify
    Family SponsorshipThis category is for applicants with close relatives in Canada who have committed to financially support their family member while applying for residence. Permanent residents or Canadian citizens are able to sponsor their spouse, conjugal or common-law partner, dependent child as well as any relative deemed eligible under this category.
    Humanitarian and Compassionate ApplicantsThese applicants qualify to apply for permanent status in Canada under the following exceptional circumstances:
  • Settlement in Canada;

  • Family Ties;

  • Best interest of children; and

  • Consequences of not granting the request.

  • It is important to note that these circumstances are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
    Refugee ClassThis category is for applicants who are unable or afraid to return to their home country and need protection. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are able to sponsor immigrants who are deemed eligible to settle in Canada under refugee status.

    For more information on the Federal Skilled Worker Program visit our blog here.

    What do I Need And How Do I Apply?

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    There a number of requirements to apply via the Federal Skilled Worker Program:

    ID and Passport;
    Language Tests;
    Education Credential Assessment;
    Your NOC (National Occupational Classification) code;
    Provincial Nomination (if you have one);
    Job offer (if you have one);
    Police Clearance; and
    Medical Certificate

    Once you have gathered all of the necessary documentation, it’s time to get the application process started. The Express Entry System is the most popular way to apply for permanent residency as it streamlines the immigration process. You will need to create an online profile containing information such as your age, education and work experience. Based on this information, you will be ranked against other applicants based on points scored according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Applicants with the highest scores will receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residency. There are many ways to improve your score, including receiving a Provincial Nominee, which can be obtained by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) or alternatively receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) from your chosen province.

    The application process can be a tricky one and it is easy to fill in applications incorrectly. But by signing up with our service today you will have the guidance and assistance of one of our three knowledgeable Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) professionals. All you have to do is click here, fill out our application form to receive your assessment and leave the rest to us. It’s that easy!