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Migrating to Canada? Get the help of an immigration expert

Posted on July 25, 2019
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Canada has become a popular destination for people wanting to migrate to another country.  The country is a hot choice because of its multicultural ambiance and various job opportunities for a young and skilled workforce.  

If you are planning to migrate to Canada, you would have obviously gone through the official website and probably think that migration is a simple and straightforward process. This is a common misconception.

Truth is the various immigration programs and multiple eligibility requirements for Canadian visa can complicate your application process. Hiring an immigration consultant can take away the stress and put you on the right path to success.

We at Y-axis understand this and will help you through the process. Canada offers three important immigration programs to migrants.  

  • Express Entry program 
  • Provincial Nominee Program 
  • Quebec Selected Workers Program 

We are well–versed with the criteria for each of them and up to date with their dynamic rules to help you choose the right option. 

To qualify you should fulfill the eligibility requirements for the migration program you are opting for.  These immigration programs are based on points. These points are based on factors such as language proficiency, work experience, education, and other diverse factors. You should score adequate points under each criterion for your visa application to be successful. 

Here is a brief description of these migration programs to help you decide on the ideal program that will help you migrate to Canada. 

Express Entry Program 

This program is open through the year and has no limit on the number of applicants. There are only three categories in this program: 

  •  Federal Skilled Worker Program 
  •  Federal Skilled Traders Program 
  •  Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program 

To apply for this program, you must submit an Expression of interest and qualify under the type of job mentioned under the Skill types.  Based on your inputs your profile will be given points and you will have to score a minimum of 67 points to find a place in the applicant pool.  

Officials from provinces and employers in Canada go to this pool to search for talent that will meet their needs. If you score high points you will get an invitation to apply for a permanent residency (PR). The number of invitations (ITAs) are however based on the Annual Immigration Level of the country. 

Once you have a fair idea of the requirements for this program, you will first do an assessment to see if you have the necessary qualifications that meet the eligibility requirements. You will need to:  

  • Chalk out a plan of action to score adequate points in your low score areas 
  • Assess how best you can score these points to find a place in the applicant pool 

You can try and do this on your own, but it makes sense to take the help of an immigration consultant who can help you with: 

Assessment of your qualifications 

Creation of customized checklist and templates for documents 

Requirements of key documents  

Submission of online application form 

Guidance on IELTS documents 

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) 

Under this program, Canadian provinces and territories nominate individuals for Canadian Permanent Residency.  This program was created to help Canadian provinces attract international talent and solve their talent shortage crisis. The provinces are on the lookout for professionals with experience in either technology, finance or education, marketing or healthcare. 

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With this program, you have the option to apply to some of the best Canadian provinces which include: 

  • Prince Edward Island 
  • Ontario 
  • Saskatchewan 
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia 

There are two options when filing an application through the PNP program-valid job offers from Canadian companies or through Express Entry.  

You could qualify through the individual In-demand Occupation Lists of some provinces. You will get an invitation from the province if your occupation is on the list. You can then go for a Canada PR Visa application. 

Apart from the mandatory documents, applicants for the PNP program must present their educational and professional credentials.  

An immigration consultant can help you with the checklist of documents to submit, processing of the application, documentation, and filing of the applications and its follow-up.

Quebec Selected Workers Program 

You can qualify for this program if you have a valid job offer from Quebec or have the required points on the Quebec Selection Grid.  

If you want to qualify for the Quebec Selection Grid you must score at least 50 points based on a set of criteria. If you have a spouse/partner, you must have a score of at least 59 points. You must have the required levels of proficiency in French and English to qualify for this program. 

This entry option has a two-stage process. In the first stage, the verification and the preliminary and selection reviews are done while the second stage is a federal application process. 

Why hiring a consultant makes sense? 

There are various options if you want to migrate to Canada and each one has different eligibility requirements. The questions you would have are: 

  1. Which is the best option for me? 
  2. Which options best match my qualifications and boost my chances? 
  3. Do I meet the eligibility criteria for my option? 
  4. What can I do to get a good score in the points system? 

Finding the answers to these questions, zeroing in on the best immigration route and working for its success can be a drain on your time and energy. Why not hire the services of an immigration consultant? 

You get access to guidance on the right immigration option, preparation of your profile so that it meets the eligibility requirements, processing of your documents and guidance on the visa interviews. 

This professional help will greatly increase your chances of success compared to doing all this on your own.  

Pros: Cons:
Can share knowledge of various immigration programs Give your time and attention to interact with the consultant
Help you understand the various eligibility criteria Submit the documents on a timeline set by the consultant
Help with the templates and checklist of documents
Help in application process
Follow-up of application

As a leader in the immigration consultancy business, our experience and credibility help us understand the nuances of the various Canadian immigration options available for migrants. We help you choose the right option and provide the required assistance for a successful outcome.

Y-Axis offers a wide range of Visa and Immigration products as well as services for aspiring overseas students including Study Visa for CanadaWork Visa for CanadaCanada EvaluationVisit Visa for   Canada and Business Visa for Canada. We work with Regulated Immigration Consultants in Canada.

If you are looking to Study, Work in Canada, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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