An inviting country? Or a tricky invitation?
Canada has become one of the most inviting countries as far as immigration is concerned. It is an immigration country whose population consists mainly of immigrants and their descendants from all over the world.
Many immigrants come to Canada because of the quality of life in this beautiful country and its multicultural nature. Others want to find a better future for their family, in one of the most prosperous countries in the world.
Canada announced already of over 100 different paths for immigrants.
Canadian immigration policy is based on objective criteria that include education, age, language, skills, and professional experience.
One of the most known and popular programs is the EXPRESS ENTRY program.
It is appealing because it sounds like a simple and easy path, that will get you inside of Canada, very fast (and relatively cheap), on your way to fulfilling your Canadian dream.
But while this program will allow you to submit an application rather quickly, easily, and cheaply, you will soon discover it is based on a ranking system called Comprehensive Ranking System,(CRS).
The benefits of the EXPRESS ENTRY program attract many kinds of applicants, including those with outstanding scores. This allows Canada to raise the admission threshold to a very high score, and thus approve a small percentage of applicants.
This situation makes reality grim for most applicants. To be honest, most average applicants, that holds a diploma or even a B.Sc. Certificate of education will find their application unanswered. These applicants will find themselves waiting for years, with no realistic chance of success, while becoming very disappointed with this program and the agencies that market them.
You can find an example in the recent minimum score needed for the express entry program in Ontario, which was 720!
There are some pros and cons to weigh when choosing the best immigration program to match each individual’s circumstances. On the plus side, programs that are based on work placements, for specific occupations will offer pathways to permanent residence for people who are not eligible for Express Entry but who have traits that support the regional labor needs. Candidates who are eligible for Express Entry benefit from the system’s fast processing standard.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to approach an immigration agency that can find you the most suitable program that will fit your personal information and will grant you a good chance to actually get into Canada within a reasonable time frame.
Many needed occupations, such as Nurses or Caregivers, can find a very good option, on a direct path to residency.
These fitted programs are usually combined with job placement, but they consist of a full immigration process, that will allow the applicant to arrive together with his/her immediate family (spouse and children), with a very helpful and supportive background on their way to Canadian PR (permanent residency).
Here is a comparison between the Express Entry program and the Home Support Worker program:
|The Express Entry System||The Caregivers / Home Support Worker Programs|
|Application Requirements: Minimum CRS score of 67 out of 100 possible points based on the following · Age(between 18-55 years) · Education(graduate with qualification) · Work Experience(minimum 3 years) · Language Proficiency in English and/or French(minimum band 6)||Application Requirements: No Minimum CRS score but a job offer is required unless their occupation appears on the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list of in-demand jobs Language Proficiency in English is much easier – a minimum band of 4.5|
|Application Selection Process – based on CRS score||Application Selection Process – based mainly on labor market needs of the province or territory|
|Application Process Time:4-6 months||Application Process Time 15-19 months|
|Application fees: cheaper||Application fees: more expensive as they include a job offer letter, application for PR|
|LOW CHANCES for most applicants||GREAT CHANCES for most applicants|
That brings us to answer the burning question: “What is the best way to apply?” In short, it depends purely on your personal information, occupation, and work experience. Therefore, only immigration agencies that work with registered Canadian immigration (RCIC) are recommended, ones with experience in diverse programs, that will be able to provide you with a highly successful and lucrative program; a program that will be suitable for your personal data, and not only cheap or appealing.
Who are we?
“Ok for Canada” is an Immigration Agency, located in Israel, that is managed and organized by attorneys at law Michal Kaplan Hachmon & Zohar Caspi Zur, with 20 years of experience practicing law. We specialize in Immigration programs to Canada, and work with a certified immigration consultant (RCIC), representing and accompanying potential candidates in the process of immigration.
Our clients will receive full registration details of our RCIC on the official government Immigration site.
If you are a nurse or a caregiver, and Canada is a dream you want to fulfill, we invite you to take this journey with us. We will personally and professionally escort and guide you throughout this life-changing step, in a way you will feel safe and secure.
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