Canada is not high on Ugandans’ list of countries they consider immigrating to. Canada isn’t even in the top five countries migrated to. It seems like a very well kept secret. If you are a Ugandan national, skilled or semi-skilled, the time has never been better for you to start a new life in this diverse country with a booming economy that would value your skills and experience. A few good reasons you might consider immigrating to Canada from Uganda include:
1. Employment opportunities
Through immigration streams such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot, Canada is opening up hundreds of thousands of job opportunities to foreigners. The reason is that Canada’s population growth is unable to meet the rapidly growing economy’s demands. High salaries for semi-skilled and skilled workers such as butchers, mechanics, and IT professionals are luring people from all over the globe. Mechanics earn an average of $55,263 per year. Generous minimum wage requirements put in place by the Canadian government for farm workers and harvesting labourers ensure a good quality of life for all of Canada’s residents. Harvesters earn an average of $23,400 per year. Here is a comprehensive list of the in-demand jobs in Canada.
2. Permanent Residency
Under these programs, it is possible to become a permanent resident in Canada. There is a strict list of requirements that must be adhered to, but you have a chance of becoming a citizen in a country with one of the best public support systems on earth. Public support in Canada includes free healthcare and schooling for your children
3. Top Level Universities
With one of the highest-ranked post-secondary schooling systems globally and hundreds of world-class universities, the opportunities for yourself and your loved ones are endless. Canada values post-secondary studies highly, it may even be a requirement to you obtaining permanent residency depending on the program you choose to apply through.
4. You Don’t Have to Leave Family Behind
Canada is serious about keeping families together. If you meet the minimum settlement fund requirements, you can bring your family with you.
The big concern when it comes to immigration often comes down to how well you think you will adjust to a new country. Because Canada is such a multicultural hub, welcoming thousands of new immigrants every month, it really is one of the easiest societies to integrate into. For a little more depth into what life in Canada is like, click here.
If you have been waiting for the right time to start a better life for you and your loved ones, wait no longer. Learn about the fastest, most efficient ways to immigrate to Canada right here.
How Do I Get To Canada?
There are a number of various immigration pathways and streams that will help you on your pathway to becoming a permanent resident and even a Canadian citizen one day, but the first thing you will need is to apply for a Temporary Work Permit:
Temporary Work Permit Requirements
- Your employer must have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment;
- which he must provide a copy of the LMIA along with a job offer letter or employment contract;
- Once you have these, complete the required forms and submit them.
Once you have your work permit you can begin your journey. For some programs, such as the Provincial Nomination Program, you can apply for permanent residency at the same time as you apply for your work permit, as you will have a provincial nomination. For others, such as the Agri-food Immigration Pilot, you will need to first get one year's worth of experience in Canada before submitting your application for permanent residency. If you want to find out which program you might be eligible for, begin by following the link below.
Do You Need Help Immigrating to Canada from Uganda?
There are no secrets or backdoors to quick Canadian immigration. It is simply about following the procedure and ensuring all documents are submitted complete and on time. There is a lot of paperwork involved in the process and we understand it can be overwhelming to take on. Making use of a Regulated Immigration Consultant (RCIC) will take all the stress and uncertainty out of the process so you can focus on getting yourself and your family ready for the exciting new life that is waiting for you on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Our RCIC’s are licensed by the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) and take great pride in the knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully aid hopeful candidates into our beautiful country.
If you would like to take the first step in this process, start by chatting to one of our RCIC’s by clicking the link below.