As an Egyptian, have you ever thought about swapping the heat of Egypt for a more cozy, chill environment? Have you thought about seizing the next opportunity in your working life but are unable to in your home country?
Or do you simply want a change of pace, a new start in a new place that is very different from the environment that you’re used to? If so, then we recommend moving to Canada as the destination to fulfill all these wishes.
Why Move to Canada From Egypt?
Canada is well known for its positive stance on immigration, with more than 1 in 5 Canadian Citizens originating from another country. Approximately 100,000 Egyptians are living in Canada, most of whom have settled in Quebec and Ontario but there are so many other wonderful cities and provinces to explore, all with great opportunities.
Canada’s workforce, however, has been affected by a lack of skilled and experienced workers in key sectors of the economy, which has encouraged the Government to design new and streamline existing immigration programs to help foreigners find jobs in Canada and get permanent residency quicker and easier than ever before.
Canadians are retiring earlier and young professionals are moving to urban hubs in search of new opportunities, leaving key positions unfilled. But with Canadian immigration programs such as the Express Entry system, immigrants are finding their way to Canada faster and easier than ever before. Let’s take a look at how you can join them.
The Two Best Programs To Use To Immigrate To Canada From Egypt?
Express Entry System
The Express Entry system is not only the most efficient way to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Its online application process makes it easily available to people all across the globe and helps reduce processing times to as little as 6 months. This is a lot quicker than applying by mail which can take anywhere between 12 - 18 months.
The Express Entry system helps skilled foreign workers of all skill levels who can help grow Canada’s economy, find immigration pathways to Canada. The Express Entry system manages three federal economic programs.
The first step will be to determine if you are eligible based on factors such as:
- Language abilities
- Work experience (if any)
- Ability to settle into Canadian life successfully
Once you know that you’re eligible you will have to create an online profile. Your profile will then be entered into Express Entry draws.
The CRS is our way of finding out if you are well suited and to make sure that you have the best chances of living a successful life in Canada. To be selected to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada your score will need to be higher than that of the CRS draw cut-off score.
However, recently there have been new additions to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) in the form of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) levels.
The TEER level system has diminished the importance of CRS scores with regards to priority of applicant selection. Instead, more emphasis is placed on work experience, knowledge learned, skills gained and responsibilities assumed.
And to top things off, creating an Express Entry profile and submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in a particular province or territory will allow local governments to give you a Provincial Nomination (PN) through Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). A PN is worth 600 extra permanent residency points, which could give you the edge you need over other Express Entry applicants.
For smooth and swift navigation of this process, getting in touch with immigration consultancy companies like CanadianVisa will be very beneficial. We can get you in touch with our affiliated RCIC’s who will not only assist you in setting up your evaluated immigration profiles and getting your Express Entry application ready, they’ll also submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) on your behalf after a rigorous process of review.
Provincial Nominee Program
11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories Provincial Nominee Programs are aimed at workers of all skill levels who have the qualifications and work experience needed in particular jobs and sectors of the economy of the province or territory.
To be eligible you will need a valid job offer for at least one year and if successful, you will receive a PN which could ultimately almost guarantee your success in applying for permanent residence in Canada.
For faster processing times through the PNP try applying through Express Entry-linked PNP stream, as it will give you a better chance of immigrating to Canada from Egypt.
Here are the individual provinces and the PNPs available in each as per the labor, skill and experience demands of those provinces.
- Alberta PNP
- British Columbia PNP
- Manitoba PNP
- New Brunswick PNP
- Nova Scotia PNP
- Northwest Territories PNP
- Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
- Ontario INP
- Prince Edward Island PNP
- Quebec Immigration Programs
- Saskatchewan PNP (SINP)
- Yukon PNP
How We Can Help You Apply?
With all of this information to bear in mind it is quite understandable that many applicants struggle with the question of where to start. This is where immigration consultancy companies like CanadianVisa are of great aid. Our affiliation with RCIC’s allows us to gain access with the best standard practice and remain up to date with the latest information coming out of the CICC and IRCC.
Our services included include:
- Conducting evaluative testing/assessment for applicants based on their personal demographic data to see if their eligible to immigrate
- Providing the applicant with the most accurate and relevant information regarding available application streams to immigrate to Canada
- If applicants are provided with a job offer, our RCICs’will liaise with the IRCC and the employer on the applicants behalf, ensuring that the proper supporting documents are prepared
- Using the relevant information provided by the applicant a tailored application will be created that optimizes the chances of success of their application once it has been submitted
- Making sure that the most difficult part of the application process for many applicants which involves the sourcing, certification and submission of the relevant, industry and IRCC required paperwork is carried out up to the highest specific degree
Can Egyptians with no work experience gain access to Canadian immigration opportunities?
PNP’s, FSWPs and FSTPs offer lots of work opportunities that don’t require work experience.
Are there any Egyptian cultural festivals honored within the Canadian cultural calendar?
The Egyptian Coptic Festival is one of the most prominent cultural events within the Egyptian community in Canada. The booming Egyptian community of immigrants in Canada in recent years has increased the prominence of this festival while introducing others.
What are the chances of successfully immigrating to Canada with a large family?
Priority is normally given to immigrants with families that can support themselves since these types of immigrants are more likely to permanently settle in Canada and they augment the population more than single adults.