Want to Move to Canada? Here are the Steps to Take

Canada is the second largest country in the world and it is full of hospitality and job opportunities. You’re making the right choice migrating there.

Migrating to Canada is however not as easy as just packing your bags and appearing at the Canadian border expecting easy entry. There are procedures you’ll have to go through and below are 6 important steps you’ll have to take.

1. Visit Canada

It’s important you know about where you’re moving to. What their way of life is all about and how comfortable you’ll be during your stay there.

Your visit doesn’t have to be for a long time, but long enough to survey where you’ll be staying and how comfortable you will be, before taking the decision to move finally. Who knows, you just might change your mind – while it’s still very easy.

2. Prove eligibility

You don’t just move to Canada, you have to be eligible enough to go through the migration process. You will only be allowed to migrate based on some factors like you being of good health, having good financial status, not having any criminal records and the likes.

If you are found wanting in any negative aspect of the requirements above, your application may not be processed.

3. Consider the types of legal residency Canada has to offer

The most important thing about moving to Canada is legality because going into Canada illegally means you have broken the Canadian law and will be deported. To avoid that you can apply for being a resident through the express entry (this is for skilled workers only), family sponsorship (a process whereby your family members who already reside in Canada decide to sponsor your immigration), obtaining the Start-Up Visa as an entrepreneur, and many others.

Applying under any of the above would grant you a quicker way to getting your application approved.

4. Complete the application

You have to complete an application that requires some very vital information about you. The Citizenship and Immigration Canada office will want to know how you’re coming in, why, and what exactly you have to offer when you come, so make sure you fill the application carefully.

Also be sure to complete the application with either a black or blue pen and write legibly to avoid your information getting mixed up or even misunderstood.

5. Submit the application

After filling the application form, you’ll submit it alongside the processing fee, and some documents the Citizenship and Immigration Canada office will be requesting for, such as the proof of your proficiency in speaking English, your financial information, and your birth certificate.

6. Wait for feedback

Note that it takes a while to process your application, so don’t be in haste. Wait for them to approve your application and then get back to you.

And if by any luck your application gets denied you can always re-apply, only if you have changed one thing or the other about your previous application.

Of course, moving to Canada might come off as being hard and involving too much procedure, but the above steps will make your application process easier and faster than you ever imagined.


Jimmy Rohampton is a freelance writer, blogger and business consultant from Southwest London. He travels the world and helps people master blogging and online marketing at HowToCreateABlog.org. Think you're interesting and he should know you? Say "Hi" to him at Jimmy@HowToCreateABlog.org

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