Immigration to Canada is a difficult process, but quite feasible. How to leave for Canada in 2020? Probably one of the most frequently asked questions. In this article, we tried to answer this question in as much detail as possible, describing the main programs for immigration to Canada and other ways in 2020, how people obtain Canadian residency and citizenship.
Today there are 12 main ways to move to Canada:
Method 1: get a passing score in Express Entry
In January 2015, Canada launched one of the most advanced immigration systems called Express Entry. The goal of the system is a more efficient and faster selection of highly qualified immigrants through the so-called pool (baskets). Express Entry is built on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which evaluates candidates based on their profile information. Points are calculated by the following factors
- Skills and work experience.
- Education (including new rules for obtaining education in Canada).
- Knowledge of English and / or French.
- Language ability and education of the applicant’s spouse or common-law partner.
- Availability of a job offer is supported by a positive labor market impact assessment (LMIA).
- Availability of the provincial government program for permanent residence.
- Certain combinations of language skills, education and work experience that result in a higher likelihood of the applicant being employed.
Method 2: immigrate to Canada through study
By far the most popular and expensive way to leave and immigrate to Canada. The essence of the program is simple, you get an education from a Canadian state university, paying for everything from your pocket (the price of annual tuition varies from 16 to 40 thousand per year), after receiving your education, you receive a work visa and through subsequent work experience in the specialty you graduated from Canada, you can obtain residency after citizenship. More on the topic: “Immigration to Canada through studies: the path from student to Canadian citizen”
Method 3: leave for Canada as a qualified professional
If you are exactly the specialist that Canada needs, then you have a good chance of leaving, but again, just being a specialist is not enough. You will need to provide a confirmed, certified and certified-translated work experience, a confirmed, certified and certified-translated diploma in the specialty, pass an English exam to the required level, provide data on property, a police clearance certificate, undergo a medical examination, and most importantly – provide an offer about working from a Canadian employer. If all this is in your hands, then there are excellent chances for immigration to Canada. Those specialists who are on the list of in-demand specialists for immigration to Canada in 2020 have especially good chances to leave for Canada.
Method 4: immigrate to Canada through a job as a nanny or nurse
Another popular program for many people to leave and immigrate to Canada. Here, too, not everything is so simple. In short: you need to find an employer and work for him for 2-3 years. A big plus in looking for work as a nanny or nurse will be the presence of a driver’s license. Valentina told us more about this program in our section “Notes of Immigrants about Canada”, who left for Canada in this way. We advise you to read the experience of a real person.
In May 2019, the Trudeau Government launched a new pilot immigration program for nannies and caregivers (or rather, even two) that will allow care professionals, the elderly and children to come to Canada with their families, as well as offer them the opportunity to move to the country for permanent residence.
Method 5: invest in a country
To put it bluntly, you can simply buy a Canadian residence for … a minimum investment of $ 200,000 ($ 800,000 for a province in Quebec). There is nothing more to say, the decision is yours.
Method 6: marry a Canadian
Perhaps one of the most popular Google searches related to many countries. As far as Canada is concerned, simply getting married to immigrate to Canada will not be enough. The process stretches over many years, and the host party (who lives in Canada) will be obliged to sponsor you for 2 years. There must be a level of trust. That’s not all, your marriage will most likely be tested for suitability, and this includes a bunch of questions, for sure, if you read about these programs, you know the details. You are called for an interview, they can both with your spouse and without, and they ask you a bunch of questions to make sure that the relationship is real. Canada also has the right to request information on correspondence, calls, photographs, and so on. In general, the process is not easy and energy + nerve-wracking, so think twice if you decide to enter Canada in this way.
Method 7: remain a refugee
There is a theoretical chance that upon arriving in Canada without visas and other things, you can apply for refugee status right at the border. It is advisable to have the appropriate forms with you. If they are not there, then everything can be filled out on the spot, after which the immigration officer will conduct an interrogation. If you can convince the officer during the interview that certain serious circumstances forced you to flee your country, then you may be given the green light to immigrate to Canada. 4
Method 8: pilot Atlantic program to Canada
The Atlantic Pilot Program to Canada (AIPP) is one of the simplest immigration programs in the world (respectively, the easiest way to leave for Canada), with simplified requirements for almost every indicator: language, education, work experience. The program aims to populate Atlantic Canada and address labor shortages in four Atlantic provinces of Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island). The most difficult thing in this program is finding an employer, but recently each of the provinces published a list of employers through which you can immigrate under this program in 2020. Read more in our article “The Atlantic Immigration to Canada Pilot Program (AIPP)”.
Method 10: Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot five-year pilot program
On January 25, the government of Canada announced a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program, which aims to attract skilled foreign workers to rural and northern communities in Canada. The program involves cities with a population of 50,000 or less, or located at least 75 kilometers from the metropolis, with a population of 100,000 or more. At the moment, applications are being collected from cities until March 1, so stay tuned.
Method 11: BC Tech Pilot for IT pros
Introduced in 2017, the BC Tech Pilot program provides a fast track to Canadian permanent residency for international IT talent in British Columbia. On June 6, 2020, it was announced that the program had been extended until 2021. Applicants must have a British Columbia job offer from one of the 29 eligible jobs in the pilot project that lasts at least one year with at least 120 days remaining until the end of the offer.