Immigrating to Canada from GCC Countries

Immigrating to Canada from GCC Countries – People from GCC Countries like Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates immigrate to Canada for various reasons, these may be seasonal, weather, educational purposes, Job opportunities and medical services. Some enjoy the winter season in Canada with their family. Whatever reason it may be, I have a vow to help you achieve this aim of yours, but I’m you will have to fill out an online form.

Immigration Programs in Canada

Luckily, there are about 100 immigration and Visa programs available for all interested individual and families. Among these programs are some other programs which are considered to be at the peak. One of this program is;

Express Entry

This is one of the popular programs with a unique goal of accepting knowledgeable individuals from various parts of the GCC Countries to become Canadian permanent residents. This program gives you an opportunity to be qualified for any of the programs listed below:

  • Canadian Experience Class.
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • Federal Skilled Trade Program.

After providing your online form (online profile), the Canadian Citizenship (IRCC), Immigration and Refugee will have to examine your profile to know the best program for you. I will advise that you provide them with authentic information when filling out your profile.

As soon as they are through examining your profile, you shall be given an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Which is normally issued to those having a  qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. With this, you can proceed to apply for Canadian permanent residency. 

What Determines my CRS Score?

The CRS score is being awarded base on certain factors and some of this factors are:

  • One’s level of education.
  • Applying with a partner.
  • One’s language skills in English, or French.
  • Applying when you have siblings in Canada.

How do I Improve my CRS Score?

Regrettably, if you were not considered for an ITA and wish to make your CRS score better. Simply do the following; increase your work experience, get a provincial nomination, get a Job offer or better still that is genuine and take bold steps towards increasing your CRS score.

Luckily, you are being given 365 days to achieve this aim of yours. Since, your profile will still be in the Express Entry pool after failed trial.

What is the Processing Time?

It might interest you to know that the processing time for Express Entry is just six months. You would bear me witness that this is much better compared to other Canadian Immigration programs and indeed an opportunity for you to immigrate to Canada from GCC Countries.

Do I Need the Start-Up Visa Program?

Yes! Since, it allows one to start a business in Canada and immigrate as a permanent resident. Anyone can apply for this program provided their business will provide Job for Canadian citizens and you can comfortably compete on an international scale. There are certain requirements which must be considered.

What are these Requirements?

#1: Having a genuine business

This entails that you get a commitment from the organization set-out for this very purpose. At most 5 individuals and on the following condition:

You and the organization hold at least 50% of the total voting rights on the outstanding shares of the corporation.

You get at least 10% of the voting rights on all shares of the cooperation.

#2: Presenting a letter of support from the designated organization is necessary.

All you need to do is to contact the organization and prove to them that you have a good business idea. You may be required to present your business plan or idea so, be prepared. With this, you shall be given a letter of support.

#3: A good language skills

As an applicant, you must have attained proficiency in English or French to enable you to pass the Canadian language test with at least a benchmark of 5.

#4: Having enough money?

Considering the fact that the Canadian government does not offer financial support to immigrants with Start-up Visa, entails that you will be needing a lot of money to migrate and settle funds in Canada.

What are These Funds?

As an immigrant, you will be charged based on the number of persons migrating with you to Canada. Example;

For 3 persons you will pay $20,222.

For 2 persons you will pay $16,449.

And you will be paying $13,213 for 1 person.

So, the amount to be paid increases as the number increases.

However, you can apply for a temporary work permit to migrate to Canada and start your business while you wait for your application to be approved. Because, it may take 14 to 16 months.

Applying for a Study Permit

Truly, applying for a study permit in Canada is a great idea because you receive a high level of education, immigrate and an opportunity to work while schooling. Sadly, this Visa  expires 90 days after graduation.

What are the Application Criteria?

To apply for a study permit, you will be needing the following;

A travel document or vaild passport.

A letter of acceptance from the learning institute of your choice.

Above all, a prove that you have enough money to fund your education and well-being.

What Next?

Once your application has been approved, you can proceed with you educational plan. Now, upon graduation, it is advisable that you apply for a work Visa through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PHWPP). A program, which allows you to go for an Open Work Visa to get Canadian Work experience. With this program, you become eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Thereby, becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

Lastly, if you want to immigrate to Canada for any reason, just do the needful. Thanks.

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