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Top Reasons to immigrate to Canada from Jamaica

Canada is not only known for its economic strength but for its lucrative employment opportunities, as well as its low crime and unemployment rates.

According to a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, about 433,000 private sector-jobs are still haven’t been filled in the past quarter. Most of these job vacancies can be found in Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba.

Most vacancies were found in smaller companies, particularly in the following sectors:

Vacancies also have a significant effect on salaries. Companies with higher vacancies tend to increase wage levels by 2.3% compared to companies without job openings.

Canada is set to invite 1 million skilled workers to Canada by 2021, and you could be one of them when you apply through one of over 70 different immigration and visa options. The government has had to address the current labour gap by introducing programs such as the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) and the Express Entry system to not only fast-track the visa application process but make it more accessible to those who want to immigrate to Canada.

If you are successful in your visa application you will get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence, which means that you will be able to receive free healthcare and public education for both you and your loved ones.

And after just 3 years of living and working in Canada, you and your family could become Canadian citizens.

Interested in talking to one of our accredited RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) about ways to immigrate to Canada? Simply click the link below or keep reading to find out why you should consider immigrating to Canada from Jamaica.

1. High Quality of Life For You and Your Family

Little girl at Canadian doctor

Free Healthcare & Education

Canada is known for its high quality of life, especially due to its exceptional public health care system which is free for all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Its public education system is world-renowned and is not only ranked among the top institutions globally but your children will have access to a world-class secondary education free of charge.

By saving on years of high school tuition and basic health care, you can save easily for your child’s university education and invest in their future.

Safety & Security

According to the world population review, Canada is ranked as the 6th safest country in the world to live in. Although Toronto is ranked as one of the safest cities globally and the safest in North America, there are places that are even safer. We’ve ranked the top 6safest cities in each region in Canada below:

  • Rothesay & Quispamsis, New Brunswick
  • Selwyn, Ontario
  • Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality, Quebec
  • North Saanich, British Columbia
  • High River, Alberta

2. Gain Canadian Work Experience by Studying in Canada.

Jamaican graduate student in Canada

Did you know that as a graduate of a designated Canadian learning institution you are eligible to apply for the PGWPP (Post Graduate Work Permit Program)? This allows you to gain valuable Canadian work experience in occupations with NOC code A, O or B an essentially increases your chances of receiving permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class by applying through the Express Entry system. After 1 year of work experience, you will be eligible to apply for the CEC and could receive permanent residence in as little as 4 months

3. Economic Opportunity

3 Jamiacan women and man in aprons in Canadian Caribbean restaurant

Thousands of High-paying Jobs Available.

Canada has approximately 433,000 jobs currently available for both semi- and highly skilled workers. Most individuals, however, tend to opt to relocate to areas in Canada that already have high numbers of skilled immigrants. The most popular ways to improve your chances of receiving an ITA is through the Express Entry system, however, this does not guarantee that you will find a job once you immigrate to Canada.

How to Immigrate to Canada from Jamaica

Canadian passport

One of the best ways to immigrate to Canada is to apply for a visa through a Provincial Nominee Program that has an Express Entry category. When you choose a region where your job is in demand, you automatically increase your chances of receiving a PN (Provincial Nomination) which is worth 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). Your maximum CRS score is 1200 which means that by having a PN you will already have half of the possible points needed to get an ITA.

Choosing a province or territory where your job is in demand not only increases your chances of finding a job but increases your chance to receive a higher wage. The more jobs available, the higher your chances of receiving permanent residence in Canada.

Another benefit to applying through a PNP with Express Entry categories is that having an Express Entry profile, provinces and territories are able to select eligible candidates from Express Entry draw pools. This means that your chances to immigrate to Canada are vastly increased just by having an Express Entry profile.


Top Jobs In Demand in Provinces/Territories with PNP Express Entry Streams
PNP Express Entry StreamOccupation
Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Managers in Construction

  • Registered Nurses

  • Computer and information systems professionals

  • Childcare and home support workers

  • Food & Beverage Servers

  • farm labourers
  • Express Entry British Columbia
  • Registered Nurses

  • Paramedics

  • Family Physicians

  • Psychiatrists

  • Early childhood Educators

  • Computer Engineers

  • Web designers and developers

  • Civil engineers

  • Software engineers
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
    Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
    Labour Market Priorities
    Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
  • Accountants

  • Civil engineers

  • Nurses

  • Physicians

  • Paralegals

  • College and other vocational instructors
  • PEI: Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Registered Nurses

  • IT Specialists

  • Food & Beverage Servers

  • Housekeepers

  • University professors
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Business and Finance

  • Occupations in Education

  • Medical occupations

  • Management
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Mining occupations

  • Caregivers

  • Early Childhood Educators

  • IT positions

  • Accountants

  • Managers

  • Ready to make the move from Jamaica and invest in your future? Simply click the link below.

    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 fine print 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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