Immigrating to Canada can be a fairly easy process—if you have a university degree.
Canada is opening its doors to qualified individuals from around the world. In fact, it has set a goal of welcoming 350,000 new individuals per year by 2021.
“We are 40 million people and yet we don’t have enough people living here to fulfill all the opportunities for growth,” says Rachel Gary, COO of Canada Direct. “The Canadian government is giving people the chance to have a good life here but there is the expectation that you contribute to the economy as well.”
Canada uses a points system to determine who can immigrate into the country. Applicants can collect points for such things as their levels of education, their English or French language skills and their work experience. People can accumulate points in their home country as well as in Canada.
If you dream of immigrating to Canada, the consultants at Canada Direct can make the process much smoother for you. First, a team member will help you complete a questionnaire where you outline your qualifications. Next, they will send an assessment report to one of the regulated Canadian immigration consultants at Canada Direct.
Education is one of the eligibility factors that carries the most weight. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an international institution is accepted and can help push an application through, but things can get a bit more complicated if the degree is from a technical school.
A lot of work experience from another country, without a degree, will often not suffice. For instance, Gary says that in many Central American countries, a person can have management experience without a university degree.
If they want to continue working in their field in Canada, Gary suggests that they come to Canada on a student visa and study to get their university degree or college diploma. Canada Direct can also get them a work visa that allows them to earn both an income and more points for immigration.
If an applicant is over the age of 35 and has only a high school diploma things can be even more challenging, but not impossible, says Gary.
In this case, applicants might want to consider moving to a province that has more lenient immigration laws, such as Manitoba. Here, applications aren’t required to pass an English language test.
Applicants who have an age or education barrier may consider applying for a student visa (even if they are over 35). This allows you to study for the qualifications that are required for employment.
Canada Direct can help turn dreams of a life in Canada into reality. Visit www.canada-direct.com.