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You might wonder: is it difficult to immigrate to Canada? Not if you prepare ahead of time.
It’s important to be ready to provide documents when they are needed.
We have outlined below 5 easy steps to help you get organized.
Process & Step-by-Step Guide
Choose your Immigration Program
Gather Your Documents
You will need to provide many documents for your application: start by making sure your passport is valid, gather your financial/business documents, and all other proof of your assets. This will be needed to determine your financial establishment and program eligibility.
Get Your Documents Translated
Canada has two official languages: English and French. Therefore, any documents you wish to submit written in Vietnamese must be accompanied by a ‘Certified Translation’ in one of the official languages of your choice.
Obtain Your Police Certificate
To apply for immigration and to assess whether you are criminally inadmissible to Canada or not, you must provide a Judicial Certificate #2 or Criminal Record Certificate #2 (Phieu Ly Lich Tu Phap So 2) for yourself and any accompanying family members aged 18 and above.
Take A Medical Examination
You will need to complete a medical exam to ensure you are in good health. Some immigration programs may require you to do an ‘upfront medical’ that can speed up your application. Contact us to see if this applies to you.
Yukon is a vast wild and mountainous territory with protected wildlife, glaciers mountains and alpine lakes.
The NWT is a remote northern province that boasts beautiful landscapes nestled in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Nunavut forms most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and is known for its indigenous Inuit tribes living in remote villages.
Home to the beautiful city of Vancouver, the province offers a great quality of life and wide access to nature and the Pacific Ocean.
Most famous for the pristine national park, Banff. Alberta is home to the city of Calgary, also famous for its annual international rodeo, the Stampede.
The heat of the Canadian Prairies. Mainly constituted of large flat agriculture lands, the province is a leader in Canadian agriculture.
With its city, Winnipeg, Manitoba is home to more than 80 national parks and the largest Polar Bears population in the world.
The financial and business hub of Canada. Ontario is home to the cities of Toronto; the largest Canadian city, and Ottawa; the capital of Canada.
Home to Montréal; the largest french-speaking city in North America, and Québec City with its french colonial-era architecture, the province boast of French Canadian culture.
Where Canada was discovered by French explorers. The province is home to many archaeological sites and to the famous Gros Morne National Park.
Canada’s Atlantic playground. Boasting of breathtaking coastal landscapes and wide access to the Atlantic ocean, the province offers a laid-back and friendly Maritimes lifestyle.
The only bilingual province in Canada, where both official languages are used throughout, the province offers some of the best coastal living conditions.
Comparison & Personalisation
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Express Entry
1. Can I apply to study in Canada before I get accepted into a program?No. You must obtain a ‘Letter Of Acceptance’ (LOA) before you apply to study in Canada. Without an LOA, your application for a student permit will likely be refused.
2. How much does it cost to study in Canada?No. You must obtain a ‘Letter Of Acceptance’ (LOA) before you apply to study in Canada. Without an LOA, your application for a student permit will likely be refused.
3. What is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)?Designated Learning Institutions are schools that are designated by the Government of Canada. If you decide to study in Canada, choosing a DLI will allow you to be eligible for the Post Graduation Work Permit after your studies.
4. Can I work while I study in Canada?As an international student, you can work on-campus without restrictions. However, if you choose to work off-campus, you can do so for a maximum of 20 hours per week during school sessions and full-time during recess periods. For more information on the benefits of studying in Canada, read our blog.
5. How long can the Post Graduation Work Permit be valid for after I study in Canada?PGWP can be valid for a minimum of 8 months and up to 3 years. The PGWP is issued based on the length of your program of studies. Programs that are 2 years or more are eligible for the maximum validity.
6. What is the application process for a Canadian student visa?Once you receive your acceptance letter from your Designated Learning Institution (DLI), you can apply for your Canadian student visa. Canada’s student visa application process can be submitted online independently on the Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC)) website or through a reputable Canadian immigration consultant to support the process.
1. What are the conditions to work in Canada?You must have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer. If a Labor Market Impact Assessment has approved the job offer, you will have to apply for a work visa for Canada.
2. What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?It is a process that your employer must complete to ensure that the job offered to you does not conflict with the Canadian labour market. In other words, to ensure that no Canadian citizens or permanent residents can fill this job.
3. What is an open work permit, and can I apply for one?Open work permits are given to spouses or common-law partners of students or skilled workers in Canada. You can also qualify for an open work permit under a reciprocal agreement or a mobility program. An international student who graduates in Canada can also apply for an open work permit.
4. Can applying for a work visa for Canada also qualify me for permanent residence?Suppose your job in Canada is considered skilled employment defined in groups 0, A, or B of the National Occupation Classification. In that case, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class. Read our blog on this immigration class for more information.
5. Can I apply for a work visa for Canada, even for a low-skilled job?Yes. Many industries such as agriculture, meat cutting and processing, food and beverage services recruit foreign workers. Therefore, your application will most likely need to be accompanied by a Labor Market Impact Assessment.
1. If I get sick or have an accident while I travel to Canada with my ‘10 year Canadian visa, will I get free medical treatment?No. As a tourist, you are not eligible for free Canadian healthcare. However, travelers going to Canada are encouraged to purchase travel health insurance in case of emergency.
2. Can I apply for a Canada visa in a country where I am not a citizen?Yes. As long as you hold a valid immigration status in your country of residence, you can apply to the Canadian visa office responsible for your area.
3. What is the difference between a ‘10 year Canadian visa’ and a ‘visitor record’?A visa is a counterfoil affixed to your passport and allows you to travel to Canada. A visitor record is granted to those who travelled to Canada and who then need to extend their stay in Canada after the authorized period of stay has expired.
4. How do I calculate the family size of my inviter in Canada to qualify for the super visa?You must include yourself, any dependent traveling to Canada with you, and each family member of your inviter. It includes their spouse/common-law partner, dependent children, and any other person who is financially dependent on them.
5. If I travel to Canada as a business visitor and wish to work while in Canada, will I need to apply for a work permit?Yes, only if you plan to carry out activities other than those related to your initial business visit. In that case, if those activities interfere with the Canadian labor market, you will need to apply for a work permit.
6. What is the application procedure for a 10 year visa?The application procedure for a 10-year visa will require applicants to provide necessary documents such as a passport, proof of finances, undergo a medical examination if required by the visa office, and submit biometrics with a photograph. The application can be submitted online independently on the Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website or through a registered Canadian immigration consultant to support the process.
1. What is an Express Entry Score?The Express Entry scoring system is called the Comprehensive Ranking System. This system allows applicants to accumulate Express Entry score points based on their background. The score is used to invite candidates to apply for permanent residence.
2. What type of work experience can qualify for the Express Entry score points?Not every work experience can qualify. Only skilled employment in groups 0, A, or B of the National Occupation Classification list qualifies. They are management, professional and skilled trades jobs.
3. What are the immigration programs compatible with the Express Entry program?There are 3 main immigration classes compatible with the Express Entry program. The Federal Skilled Workers Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Canadian Experience Class. The Provincial Nominee Program is also complementary to the Express Entry program. Visit our programs section or read more about the different classes in our blog section.
4. How can I be invited to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry program?Periodically, the government issues invitations to apply for permanent residence by establishing a minimum required Express Entry score. Therefore, an applicant with the minimum score or higher will most likely be invited to apply.
5. Can I include my spouse or common-law partner in my Express Entry profile?Yes. The Express Entry scoring system allows for candidates to get additional points for their spouse or common-law partner.
1. Can I apply for the Canadian visa startup program if I am not a business owner?No. To qualify for the main eligibility criteria of the Canadian visa startup program, you must have a qualifying business. You and each applicant from your company must hold at least 10% or more of the voting rights.
2. If I have a business, is it sufficient to qualify for the Canadian visa startup program?No. You must secure a letter of support from a business development or investment group. You can choose between Venture Capital Funds, Angel Investor Groups, or Business Incubators.
3. How much investment should I secure to qualify for the Canadian visa startup program?For Venture Capital Funds, you must obtain a minimum of CAD $200,000 investment. For Angel Investor Groups, you must secure at least CAD $75,000 in investment. For Business Incubators, there is no investment requirement, but you must be accepted in one of their programs.
4. Can I apply for a work permit for my business while I wait for the Canadian visa startup program visa?Yes. You may be eligible to apply for the Canadian visa startup program if you meet the conditions. The work permit will allow you to go to Canada with your family members and start your business until the permanent visas are issued.
5. Can I immigrate to Canada by investment only?No. The Government of Canada does not have a program for investors. However, certain provinces have Provincial Nominee programs to help investors and entrepreneurs obtain a nomination certificate and apply for a permanent residence visa.
1. Why must I provide a medical examination for my visa application, and can I go to my family physician to complete it?Medical examinations are meant to protect the health of Canadians against highly transmittable diseases. Your family physician is not authorized to complete this examination. Only panel physicians approved by the Government of Canada can complete this for you.
2. What is biometrics information used for when I apply for a Canadian visa?Biometrics information is used to verify if a visa applicant had a prior criminal record in Canada, ensure the fairness of the refugee system in Canada, and share immigration-related information with like-minded countries.
3. Why do I need to provide a police certificate when I apply for a Canadian visa?To protect the safety of Canadians. A police certificate will be needed to prove that you are not inadmissible to Canada due to previous criminal records. You will need to provide a police certificate for every country you have lived in for more than 6 months.
4. I have a criminal record. Does that mean I cannot go to Canada?No. You may still be authorized to visit, study, work, or even immigrate to Canada. However, you may be deemed rehabilitated from the criminal offense, or you may need to apply for criminal rehabilitation for a visa to be issued. You will most likely need the help of a licensed professional to help you overcome this obstacle. Contact us today.
5. I was previously deported from Canada. Can I return without authorization?No. You will most likely have to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada and a new visa if the one you had expired or was canceled. You will most likely need the help of a licensed professional to help you overcome this obstacle. Contact us today.