Are you ready to apply for permanent residency (PR) in Canada?
It’s about time because the whole world wants to move to Canada!
Here are some actionable steps you can take today to start preparing your Canada PR application to submit to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and get a couple of extra brownie points towards your direction:
Taking tests is never fun, but as a friendly reminder, your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test proves that YOU know how to speak, read, write and listen in English.
If you do well on this test, you’ve just scored yourself some major points in your direction; if you struggled with it, then you can always retake them to earn a maximum of 160 points!
So don’t waste any more time, start improving your English skills NOW!
IELTS is a major test that is a determining factor in whether or not your PR application gets accepted.
Bonus Tip: If you speak French (because Canada is a bilingual country, with Quebec predominantly French speakers), you can get even more points towards your Canadian immigration points just because of your French abilities.
Another great way to get points towards your Canadian immigration is by receiving a provincial nomination (PN), which can successfully land you an extra 600 CRS points!
If you’re able to get one, this will practically guarantee you Express Entry as the minimum cut-off point averages around 450.
But how do you get a PNP?
From the actual source:
There are two ways to apply:
You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under their Express Entry stream.
If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.
You get a nomination through your account, which you accept electronically.
You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you are interested in.
If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you contact them directly.
You apply to their Express Entry stream.
If you are nominated, they will offer it to you through your account, and you accept it electronically.
In both cases, you will need to create an Express Entry profile during the process, so you should do it right from the start.
This should be a no-brainer; of course, you should look for/get a job!
A job offer from a Canadian employer can make a MASSIVE difference in your immigration application; in fact, it can net you up to 200 CRS points! (depends on the type of work).
Definitely start job hunting the second you get the chance. The sooner you start, the more opportunities will likely fall your way, increasing the odds of you both acquiring a job and getting your Canada PR accepted.
Bonus Tip: Start searching job directories such as:
Although it sounds easy, it’s not.
If you want to immigrate with your spouse or common-law partner, you can earn additional CRS points, but listing them in your Canada PR application can negatively impact your points if your partner doesn’t have a high CRS human capital score.
This means that you could gain positive traction on your application if your partner has lots of work experience, did well on their IELTS score, and possesses great qualifications; if they don’t have that, it’s not worth listing them and will only bring down your total CRS score.
Who said post-secondary education is dead!
In fact, if Canada LOVES education and will reward those who study hard. If you currently hold a degree or other form of tertiary qualification that requires at least 3 years of study, you can be eligible to get up to 120 CRS points! (finishing another year can net you an additional 8 points!)
Bonus Tip: Continue your tertiary education in Canada using your Study Visa. Doing so will increase the number of points going towards your qualification and net you valuable work experience within the Canadian job market.
Unlike your spouse or common-law partner, having a brother or sister who already IS a Canadian citizen or currently lives in the country as a permanent resident can net you an additional 15 CRS points!
This brother or sister doesn’t even have to be related to you through blood. They can be your adopted sibling or your brother or sister-in-law, so please mention them in your Express Entry profile!
Immigration to Canada and completing the Canada PR application is a daunting task and should not be done alone. Our team of immigration lawyers is experienced and ready to answer all your questions, explain any process, and provide you with representation on your behalf to the Canadian immigration authorities.
Following these 6 tips will certainly improve your Canadian immigration points. However, the best way to improve your application is with the help of a professional team.
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