The fact that there’s an international oil price war going on won’t stop rigs from running as companies await the return to regular demand. The life blood of the transportation and energy industry will be in demand long after we have used up the earth's supply. If you are thinking about immigrating to Canada as a hand on an oil or gas rig, you’ve come to the right place. It is a well known fact that hands on an oil rig earn very good money. In west Canada anything from $70,000 to $200,000 a year depending on how busy the industry is and how much the rig is working. The problem oil rig workers consistently face is having to work in remote locations far away from home. But what if you could work in a modern society with all the family comforts you could need, so that you and your loved ones could spend the amount of time you should be spending together. While you may still have to pull those long shifts on the job, traditionally two weeks in, one off in Canada, at least it's not months and home is around the corner. Immigrating to Canada could be the ticket to the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of, and with the added incentive of permanent residency, this is an option you would do well to consider.
Before the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic, there were 167 active oil rigs and 90 active gas rigs in Western Canada alone. When these rigs start up again, there will certainly be openings for hands. So what would the benefits of starting a life in Canada be?
A Government That Cares
Canada has one of the best free public healthcare and education systems in the world. We are also rated as the second-safest country in the world. The government's stance to immigration is very much pro, as long as all due process is followed to the tee. In fact, the government has set minimum targets for the amount of skilled foreign workers that they want to bring to Canada, which by 2021 will be over a million. The time to consider immigrating to Canada has never been better.
A Superior Quality of Life
If you want to spend your off weeks BBQ’ing with friends, fishing in lakes and rivers or just catching a movie, Canada has it all. Canadians are one of the happiest nations on average, because while they work hard, they play hard too. A healthy balance between work and private life is ingrained in our culture and it is obvious why. There is so much outside of work to enjoy in this country, Canada is truly a country where anyone can make their dreams come true and be who they want to be. Grant yourself and your future generations the privilege of having a greater potential than anywhere else in the world.
My Immigration Options
As with anything in life, following a step by step tried and tested process is typically the best way to get things done. By following these four steps, it can uncomplicate the whole immigration process.
1. Choose a province or territory
Oil and gas rigs are mostly operated in North Western Canada. Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Newfoundland & Labrador are the provinces that lead the way in oil and gas extraction. Once you know where you want to work, you can go about securing a job offer and possibly applying for a Provincial Nomination.
2. Confirm your eligibility
In order to immigrate to Canada, you must be admissible to Canada. Confirming your eligibility will also require you to provide important information that will be used to determine the next step.
3. Choose an immigration program
Canada has over 80 immigration pathways. Applying through the right one could mean the difference between obtaining permanent residence in a matter of months and saving a significant amount of money over having to reapply, pay processing fees again and waiting even longer for that permanent residence certificate. It’s an unnecessary headache you just don’t need.
The four most popular immigration programs are:
- Express Entry system;
- Provincial Nomination Program;
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot;
- The Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
Each program has their own set of requirements, forms and processing times.
4. Submit Your Applications
Aside from your permanent residency application, you will need to apply for a temporary foreign work permit. As you work in Canada, you will also become eligible for more immigration streams, such as the Canadian Experience Class, an immigration stream within the Express Entry Program. When your permanent residency application is submitted, you want to be sure it is complete and filled in correctly the first time, as applications can be rejected for the smallest of reasons.
How We Make Immigration Simple
With all of these immigration and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.
We take care of the fineprint while you choose your dream destination in Canada for you and your loved ones. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.
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