A permanent visa to Canada is the best option. It’s also the most enjoyable. The Canadian government hopes to welcome more than one million permanent residents by 2023. 4.10,000 immigrants will arrive in Canada as permanent residents by 2022.
The government has taken several actions to provide Canadian immigrants with the easiest and most efficient way to migrate to Canada.
There are two main routes to permanent residence in Canada if you are a skilled worker from outside Canada.
- Express Entry System
- Programs for Provincial Nominees
These two processes allow thousands of Canadians to apply yearly for permanent residence. These two initiatives make Canada’s Permenent Residence process one of the easiest in the world.
Canada’s Express Entry System: Canada’s Express Entry System is the best and quickest way to get permanent status in Canada. It is an online system that assigns points to potential candidates based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency (either English or French), etc. Therefore, it is now the most straightforward route to immigrate to Canada in 2022.
The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) holds a weekly draw to invite top-scoring applicants for permanent residence. Express Entry is based on the Comprehensive Ranking System, which gives CRS points based on the applicant’s education, age, and language proficiency. According to Express Entry, the minimum CRS score to be invited to Canada is 454 points or more.
How do I apply for Express Entry from Nigeria?
Before submitting an Express Entry profile, the candidate must determine if they are eligible. To submit their profile, applicants must earn at least 67 points from a possible 100. The 67 Points System is used by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada to determine eligibility for Federal Skilled Workers Program. To be eligible to continue, applicants must score a minimum of 67 points using the Express Entry points calculator. A candidate can earn as many as 100 points under this scheme. The application will be denied if the candidate doesn’t receive at least 67 points. These points are assigned according to the following parameters.
- High scores are available to applicants between the ages of 18 and 35. Point score drops as the applicant gets older. Age can only be awarded a maximum of 12 points.
- Work Experience: This applicant has been awarded excellent marks for working full-time for at least 30 hours per week over the past 12 months. For work experience, a maximum of 15 points will be awarded. If a candidate has worked continuously for six years or more, they are eligible for the maximum score.
- Language: The language category on the Express Entry point calculation has a maximum of 28 points. Applicants who do well on the English or French language tests (CELPIP, IELTS, TCF, TEF) have a better chance of getting a high score on the overall point calculation. Bilingual applicants have an even higher chance of being accepted into the Express Entry pool.
- Education: Officials review each diploma/degree certificate to determine the candidate’s educational qualifications. Candidates can get up to 25 points in this category. The World Education Services (WES) is a regulatory group that assists in this process.
- Arranged Employment: To be eligible for the points, a candidate must obtain a job offer letter from a Canadian company for a full-time position with at least one year of experience.
- Adaptability: This category can earn a total of 10 points. The applicant could receive an additional ten points. If the applicant already has a Canadian relative, they may be eligible for bonus points. This is an optional category.