Thinking about starting a new chapter in Canada? The year 2023 brings exciting opportunities for people from the UAE who want to immigrate to Canada.
Let’s explore the three main ways to make this dream come true: Work Visa, Express Entry, and Provincial Programs. We’ll break it down in simple terms for you.
Getting a work visa means you come to Canada to work for a while. You’re on the right track if a Canadian employer offers you a job. Here’s how:
After coming to Canada, you might want to become a permanent resident. After working there for one year, you can apply for programs like Express Entry – Canadian Experience Class, Provincial Nominee, Atlantic, or Pilot Programs. They consider your work experience and skills. Actually, after working in Canada for one year, you meet the requirements of many immigration programs and can apply for permanent residency. It’s a way to keep enjoying life in Canada permanently.
For many years, having a job offer from a Canadian employer has been a necessary rule for applying for a work visa and a key requirement for those seeking permanent residency.
Although Canada’s economy is booming and foreign workers are vital to meet labor demands, finding a job outside the country has always been difficult.
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When it comes to working in Canada, various work permit options are available to suit your needs. Let’s dive into the different types of work permits that Canada offers.
This work permit allows you to work exclusively for the employer who offered you a job. It’s designed for those with a job offer from a particular employer in Canada.
Freelancers, business owners, and skilled specialists in various fields who can work independently can benefit from the Owner-Operator work permit. This permit lets you work as an independent contractor, allowing you to manage your work schedule, compensation, job location, and employers you work for. This kind of work permit can be compared to an open work permit.
Entrepreneurs looking to relocate their business to Canada or establish or purchase a new one can explore the Entrepreneur work permit. It’s a pathway to making your business dream a reality in Canada.
In specific scenarios, you might qualify for an open work permit. This can be obtained through International Mobility Programs, Spousal sponsorship, or if your spouse is a student or worker in Canada. An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada.
Canada caters to various work permit needs, from employer-specific roles to entrepreneurs. By understanding the diverse options available, you can choose the work permit that aligns with your career aspirations and circumstances.
The ultimate goal for many seeking a work permit in Canada is to gain permanent residency. Indeed, Canadian Experience through a work permit is the most reliable route to achieving Canadian PR and citizenship in the future.
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If you want to move to Canada permanently, Express Entry is the way for many interested candidates. It’s like a fast track for skilled workers.
However, things are not as simple as they might appear. Let’s take a closer look at who can participate in this program. As previously mentioned, eligibility hinges on accumulating sufficient points to surpass a specified level based on your personal information. Typically, only individuals with a master’s degree, a minimum of 3 years of work experience, fluency in English and French, and those under 30 can navigate the immigration process solely based on their background details.
A job offer or gained Canadian experience means you’ll likely settle in Canada more quickly. It shows you have a place in the workforce and can contribute to the country’s growth. This is what immigration authorities are looking for from the potential immigrants.
Did you know that having a job offer from a Canadian employer can boost your points in the Express Entry system? Surprisingly, you don’t need to be in Canada or start working immediately. In certain situations, having a job offer and a positive LMIA might be sufficient to meet the Express Entry requirements, allowing you to apply and become a permanent resident.
A valid job offer from a Canadian employer is like having an advantage in the Express Entry system. A job offer gives you more points, which can increase your rankings. The higher your rank, the better your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residency. If you’re considering making Canada your new home, securing a job offer could be the key to unlocking your path to permanent residence.
All Canadian provinces have programs that let them choose immigrants based on local needs. A job offer is a must to get a region’s invitation for a permanent residency.
Based on the valid job offer, you can apply for a work visa, and after working in Canada for one year, you have the highest chances for permanent residency.
Not all job offers are equal. To count for Express Entry, Work Visa or Provincial Nominee Program, your offer must meet certain criteria:
Securing a job offer can give you a real advantage if you’re eyeing Canada as your new home through Express Entry. It’s a ticket to more points, potential provincial nomination, and a smoother settlement. So, as you prepare your Express Entry application, consider aiming for that job offer – it could be your key to starting a new and promising chapter in Canada.
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories, most of which have their own immigration programs.
Immigrating through provincial programs can be a promising route. Of course, Express Entry Programs are the top choice because they’re quicker than PNP. But the provincial program is the way to go if you can’t get into Express Entry.
Provincial programs are unique pathways different Canadian provinces offer to attract immigrants based on their specific needs in return for your intention to live and work in a particular province. These programs can be your ticket to Canadian immigration, even if you don’t qualify under federal programs like Express Entry.
Many provinces seek skilled workers in particular fields. Your occupation can significantly impact your eligibility.
Having a job offer can streamline your pathway to permanent residency. Provincial programs prioritize candidates with job offers, enabling you to settle in the province and enjoy its benefits sooner. A job offer isn’t just a work contract; it’s a key that unlocks numerous advantages in the Canadian immigration process through provincial programs. It enhances your chances of nomination and permanent residency, aligns you with local needs, and offers a flexible route to settling in Canada.
Demonstrating a genuine intent to live and work in the chosen province is vital. Having a family or previous education there can help.
The ability to communicate in English or French is required. This showcases your ability to integrate into Canadian society.
Relevant work experience in the province’s targeted industries can enhance your application.
Moving to Canada from the UAE is an exciting journey. The work visa is your ticket if you want to work for a while. If you dream of staying forever, Express Entry or Provincial Program is your path. Whichever way you choose, Canada’s ready to welcome you with open arms. Get ready to start a new adventure, meet new people, and build a brighter future in the land of maple leaves and endless possibilities!
Of course, the best is to handle the immigration process on your own. But when navigating the complexities of Canada’s immigration system and entering the Canadian labor market remotely, a licensed and experienced consultant can be your guiding light.
Our consultants will analyze your potential through all possible immigration streams and share your opportunities in less than 24 hours.
We will guide you through the process, highlight important factors, discuss potential challenges, and offer a solution.
Green Light Canada is your companion in turning your Canadian dreams into reality. With our extensive experience, comprehensive services, and unwavering commitment, we’re here to guide you toward a successful and seamless transition to your new life in Canada.
The cost of our services varies between programs, usually ranging from USD$ 8,000 to $15,000. This depends on the immigration program of choice, your family composition, citizenship, and other factors. Payments are made in installments based on our agreement.
Exact costs are provided after our team evaluates your immigration strategy and decides on the best program matched with your background.
Our visa services need to be covered by clients before coming to Canada.
Note that neither the Canadian government, our company, nor an employer sponsors the visa process.
Payments are flexible, with 3 to 5 installments, depending on the program and milestones of your case. This approach ensures your process is smooth and secure. Installments are spaced 2 to 4 months apart.
Immigration/visa processes usually take 3-18 months on average, varying by program. While no one can guarantee you a job or visa, our 90%+ success rate demonstrates our commitment to guiding you through the process.
Important! We're dedicated to the Zero Risk Policy. We take full responsibility for the chosen strategy and our professional services in order for you to achieve the permanent residency or work visa. For example, for the job offer based streams, if we don't succeed to assist you to get matched with the employer and obtain a job offer within 3 months, we don't start your visa process and you'll receive a full refund.
Permanent Residency Application is a family application, so of course the whole family can immigrate together. For the work visa, your spouse and kids can travel to Canada with you as well. Your spouse can get an open work permit and the whole family can access government health insurance, and your children can enjoy free Canadian Education.
Knowing either English or French is essential for a work visa. Requirements vary by program. Generally, you should communicate functionally to apply for a work visa or permanent residency.