Top 5 Canadian Immigration Opportunities from Russia

Uprooting your life and moving to a new country is a big decision and should not be entered into lightly. There are many factors to consider such as job opportunities, quality of life, healthcare, education (if you have children or are planning a family), culture, and affordability, to name a few.

Canada is one of the few countries that can check all of the above boxes and much more. Known for its welcoming stance, the Canadian immigration department has recently released new immigration targets for the next three years and does not seem to be slowing down. The government intends to invite over 400,000 newcomers to join the Canadian community every year, amounting to a massive 1,23 million permanent residency invites up for grabs.

Canada has plenty of great opportunities for foreign workers looking for a new start abroad, especially for skilled and experienced Russians in the following field of expertise: 

  • Ship Captain
  • Aircraft Commander
  • Mining Sector - engineers, supervisors as well as drillers and blasters
  • Healthcare (especially nurses and doctors)
  • Home support and childcare workers
  • Construction site managers
  • Electrical engineers
  • IT Sector - programmers, analysts, and web developers
  • Aircraft pilot
  • Dentists

Ready to find out what your top immigration pathways there are for you to take to live and work in Canada? Simply click the link below or keep reading for our top five programs.

How to Immigrate to Canada from Russia in 2020 and Beyond

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1. Express Entry

There are over 100 Canadian immigration programs to choose from, most of which fall under the economic categories. Perhaps the most well known and popular ways to immigrate to Canada is the Express Entry System. If you’re a skilled worker who is the right age, has great English and/or French language abilities, have a qualification that meets Canadian standards, and has some relevant work experience you may be an eligible candidate for one of three federal economic programs:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program;
  • The Federal Skilled Trade Program;
  • The Canada Experience Class

If you meet the Express Entry requirements and general admissibility criteria, you could receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in as little as 6 months, and you don’t need a job to apply. This means that you don’t have to choose your destination before you apply for your Canadian visa but it can be beneficial for you in more than one way.

2. Provincial Nominee Programs

If you are able to find a job in a Canadian province and you express interest in that province or territory when you create your Express Entry profile, you could receive a provincial nomination. A PN is worth 600 extra permanent residency or Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, which means that you could be all but guaranteed a chance to live and work in Canada.

If you decide to take this route you would need to apply through an Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

3. Atlantic Immigration Pilot

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If you happen to love coastal life and have any work experience in the Maritime sector, in jobs sure as shore captain, fish and seafood plant workers or manufacturing, then the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) may be the right choice for you. The AIP is dedicated to helping skilled and semi-skilled workers with job offers in one of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, namely Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia as well as Newfoundland and Labrador, relocate to Canada. Not only is there great opportunities to find good jobs in various sectors but the quality of life is every bit as good as in the rest of the country yet at a more affordable price than the more populous provinces such as Ontario or British Columbia.

For top tips on how to land your dream job in Canada in 2020 visit our blog here.

4. Global Talent Stream

If you have an in-demand talent in the tech sector, have a job offer in Canada, and have at least five years of work experience or more, then you may want to ask your employer if they are able to apply for a fast-tracked visa processing through the Global Talent Stream (GTS). The great part about the GTS is that your visa could be processed in as little as 2 weeks! 

Find out more about the program as well as if your IT profession is on the list of in-demand tech jobs for the Global talent stream.

5. Temporary Foreign Worker

If you first want to see if Canada is the right place for you and your loved ones to relocate to then why not take a temporary job offer before immigrating right away. Not only will you enjoy faster processing times but you may also be eligible to apply for permanent residency once you’ve accumulated enough Canadian work experience. Programs such as the Canadian Experience Class allows you to apply after just 1 year of working in Canada. Various provincial streams, such as the Saskatchewan Experience Class could give you permanent residency after as little as 6 months.

Top 5 ways to immigrate to Canada from Russian infographicReady to take the next step in your Canadian journey? Simply click the link below and let's begin!

Your Canadian Journey from Russia Awaits You

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The Canadian Immigration system is difficult to navigate on your own and applying for a visa can be both time-consuming and confusing. With strict deadlines, procedures, and requirements to adhere to, it can be easy to make a mistake that could cost you your chance to immigrate to Canada from Russia. But with the guidance and assistance of one of our knowledgeable Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC’s), the process will be stress-free.

When you choose to use our expert and government trusted services, you will receive:

  • An in-depth eligibility assessment
  • Guidance on which of 100+ immigration programs and visas to choose from;
  • An immigration plan tailored to your individual needs;
  • A review and submission of all application forms and documentation; as well as
  • Support through every step of the application process.

All you have to do is fill out our application form to receive your eligibility assessment and let us take care of the rest. It’s just that simple! Your Canadian journey starts here.

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