What You Ought to Know If You Want to Live and Work in Canada as a Permanent Resident
by ODENIYI JOSHUA | 22, DECEMBER 2021
If you are interested in moving to Canada and getting all the benefits of a permanent resident, this article is for you.
As an immigration expert, I have been getting a lot of requests to make a post about relocating to Canada
At first, I didn't pay much attention to this because there are many websites out there with tons of information on this subject
But I guess you guys want something real that is coming from a trusted and experienced person
And since I am yet to travel to Canada myself, I didn't post anything about the topic until now.
That is because early last month, I finally found someone trustworthy, a fellow Nigerian man who processed his entire immigration to Canada all by himself.
And even got a good job within 2 weeks of arriving in Canada.
Not just that, he has also helped over 80 Nigerians to move to Canada as well.
I wrote this article based on the information I got from him
With the present condition of the country, I really don't blame any Nigerian who is looking for a better life for themselves and their family.
Truth is...Canada is a great country and home to about 200,000 Nigerians
As a permanent resident in Canada, you enjoy:
- Free quality education for your children
- Free and premium health care
But if you want to relocate to Canada, you have to shine your eyes well, well so that you simply don't waste a lot of money trying to process your relocation
Let's start with this...
(1) Canada's Target Is to Bring in 1 Million Immigrants Between 2021 to 2023
You probably know this already. For 2022 alone, the Canadian authorities announced that they are welcoming 411,000 people.
1 million people is a lot but that does not mean everyone who applies will get in
First, their immigration programs suit people who are between ages 22-45
If you are over 45, it will be difficult for you to get in
If you are within this age range of 22-45 and you are interested, then NOW is the time to make a move
That is because...
(2) Canada's Immigration Policies Changes From Time to Time
What this means is this...
As more people apply and try to get into Canada, the policies get tighter
The minimum requirements that got people into Canada 2 years ago won't get you in today
That means the best time for you to start processing your relocation is today.
If you wait till 6 months time, well, the policies could have tightened up by then making it more difficult for you
Another reason why many people won't get in is...
(3) Relocating to Canada is a Big Investment Especially if You are Coming With Your Family
This is the simple truth
Relocating to Canada isn't for everyone especially if you are struggling to put food on the table.
Don't believe anyone who says otherwise
Relocating to Canada will cost you a lot of money.
I can't give you a specific amount but here are some of the expenses involved:
=> The permanent resident application fee alone cost $1050/adult and $150/child
=> The IELTS (English test) alone cost N89,500 per person (Which your spouse will also do if you are married)
=> If you are moving with your family, well you know you will be paying for their plane tickets.
If you think getting the funds to relocate to Canada isn't a big issue for you, then the next thing you ought to know is this
(4) The Entire Canada Immigration Program is Based On What is Called a CRS Point
Once you are able to achieve a pretty high CRS point, 80% of your job is done.
The CRS cut off point for each month is announced each month.
So, there is no constant figure for it.
For instance, on February 2nd, 2022, the cut off figure announced for the Canadian express entry was 674
That means people who scored a minimum of 674 were issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply)
Achieving this CRS point is the main key and it is calculated based on factors like age range, education, work experience, your use of English language etc
If you are able to achieve a high enough CRS point within the next 3 months, you could start packing your bags for Canada very soon.
Many people don't know how this works and that is why they keep throwing money at various immigration agents and wasting their money
Truth is, there is no need to waste your money on immigration agents as regards moving to Canada
What you need to do first is figure out how to get a high enough CRS point.
If you are truly interested in relocating to Canada, I think you should watch this video by Seyi Obasi (who now lives in Canada with his family)
The video explains what you need to get a high CRS point and successfully relocate to Canada without having to waste a lot of money.
Click the button below to watch the video.
I wish you success as you begin to process your immigration.