As we near the end of 2020, there couldn't be a better time to start the process of immigrating to Canada. The northern country recently announced its intention to welcome 401,000 new immigrants to the country in 2021, a 22% increase on this years’ target. So, what are the quickest ways to move and get permanent residency in Canada? First, you will need to apply to a program suitable to you, that also allows you to add dependents if you have any.
While there are over 100 different visa and immigration programs available, using the right program will have you settled, living, and working in Canada as a permanent resident in less than a year.
Immigration Options With Quick Results
1. Express Entry System
Canada’s premier immigration program makes permanent residents out of successful candidates in as little as six months. If you have experience in a managerial, professional, or skilled trade, you may be eligible to apply for one of the three immigration programs in this system. Your information will be used to calculate a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and you will be entered into a pool of applicants from where candidates with the highest scores are drawn. As you would expect, there are a lot of people applying, so maximizing your CRS score is of utmost importance. A professional immigration consultant can be very useful for this purpose.
2. Open a Business in Canada
While this route is a bit more on the admin heavy side, if you are a business owner or manager, it is your ideal pathway. All you need is 3 years of experience in ownership or senior management position, as well as the ability to meet the minimum net worth and investment sums and you can open or purchase an existing business just about anywhere in Canada. You will then apply for a provincial nomination through whichever variation of the entrepreneur stream your chosen province has available as part of its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Your provincial nomination is your ticket to permanent residency, within just 6 months you can be a resident of Canada.
3. Atlantic Immigration Pilot
It’s simple really, all you need is a job offer, just about nearly any job offer, in Atlantic Canada. You are expected to submit your application for permanent residency at the same time as you submit your Temporary Foreign Work Permit (TFWP) application. You will then receive permanent residency before your temporary work permit expires, and there will be no need to renew it. So if you are interested in immigrating to and living in one of the most beautiful regions of Canada, the four participating provinces are:
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot - New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island;
Am I Eligible?
That is the million-dollar question. In order for your application for permanent residency to be considered, you must be eligible for the program you apply to. Eligibility depends on a variety of factors from age and health to skills and experience. Enlisting the services of a Canadian Immigration Consultant will give you a head start, as you will be able to find out not only which immigration programs you are eligible for, but they can also guide you through the immigration process. Just remember only a licensed Canadian immigration consultant or lawyer in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is legally allowed to assist you with your application.