5 Guides for Immigrating to Canada 2017

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5 Guides for Immigrating to Canada 2017 – From Original Composition of Loreto Jimenez.

Note that some points and things are updated.

Guide #1 – Ask yourself series of questions

Before you start the long process of applying, there are some things that you need to consider. Here are some questions that you may want to answer before proceeding.

  1. What is the main reason for me to migrate?
  2. Do I have the support of my family?
  3. Am I ready to start all over again?
  4. What if I failed to realize my dream? Is it an option to fail?
  5. Can I live far from my relatives?
  6. What kind of life is waiting for me in Canada? My expectations?
  7. Do I have the confidence and courage for these new struggles?

Guide #2 – Evaluate the Pros and Cons

Let me start with some of the Con’s. Most people are neglecting this and ending up not prepared for this kind of situation and ends up failing.

Cons:

  1. Education – our education is not honored here in Canada. You need to upgrade yourself. (Engineering, Medical Degree, Nursing, Teacher, Dentist, etc.)
  2. Job/Profession – not everyone is lucky enough to get the profession that they want. You might end up working on menial jobs. A factory worker, Cashier, Janitorial, Restaurant crew, Call center, etc. And I started from one of this job and it is an honorable job.
  3. No house help – family member should have a fair share of household chores.
  4. Weather – Winter time brings depression. Long winter time will confine you to your house and work. You need to learn how to cope up with the situation.
  5. Hard work – don’t think that it is so easy to live here. You still have to do hard work.
  6. Racism – there is some form of racism and you need to be prepared if in case this happens to you.
  7. Pride – this can kill your dream. Learn to swallow your pride.
  8. You’re all alone – your family is your strength and it will help you during those depressing moments.

Pros:

  1. Basic salary – your family can survive even with basic salary. You can buy the food that you want.
  2. Safety – safer to live in here.
  3. Kid’s education – up to High School is free. May not be the best for some people, but comparable to other countries.
  4. Health care system – is free but there are some exceptions like dental, vision and others, but some of this are covered by the company insurance but not all the company have insurance.
  5. Child benefits – children below 18 have government allowance based on family income.
  6. Government programs – like scholarships are available to help you succeed.
  7. Educational loan – easier to get a loan for your kids and yourself.
  8. Car Loan/Mortgage – easier but you need a good credit rating.

Once you have the answers to the questions and considered the Pro’s and Con’s, you can now proceed to the next step.

What are the things do I need to prepare before applying.

Guide #3 – Visit Several Official Canada Websites (Updated 2017)

UPDATED: 2017 Canada Immigration Website Sources

Express Entry

There is a new electronic application management system – which applies to Canada’s key economic immigration programs called the Express Entry.  How it Works click here. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/express-entry/index.asp

Some Provincial Nominee Program

OINP – http://pinoy-canada.com/articles/ontario-immigrant-nominee-program-oinp-2017-updates/

AINP – Alberta.Com

SINP – http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/moving-to-saskatchewan/immigrating-to-saskatchewan/saskatchewan-immigrant-nominee-program

MPNP –Immigrate to Manitoba

NSNP – Nova Scotia Immigration

NBPNP – New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

Others

http://www.quebecregion.com/en/ -Official website of the beautiful city of Quebec.

http://www.montreal.com/ -A portal where you can find news about Montreal.

http://www.mordenmb.com/ – The official website of the City of Morden.

http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home-eng.do?lang=eng –A great site for looking jobs in Canada.

http://www.workopolis.com/shared/ – Another job search site in Canada.

Guide #4 – Determine Your Eligibility.

This 2017, there are lots of changes in the program of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  In order to maximize the chances of your application, make sure that you read first and fully understand the requirements especially when you are going to make a profile in the Express Entry or the province’s Expression of Interest (EOI). Furthermore, the first two steps for all the Canadian Immigration programs is to have an IELTS/Language Exam and Credential Evaluation like WES (World Education Services.

Most of the Provincial Nomination Programs now requires a Job order or Employer or Work Permit. Others require targeted occupations like in the Information Technology fields. But great chances if you are applying under the Business Category or you are going to put a business here in Canada.

You can check again the websites above for your preferred Immigration program.

Guide #5 – Start your application (Typical Steps)

If you like to try Morden’s Community Driven Immigration Initiative (MCDII), here are the following reuirements. Check this out because you might be qualified to the program.

This program is for those persons seeking to migrate thru MPNP but without any connection in Manitoba or other parts of Canada. You must also be willing to permanently live in the city of Morden.

Morden is a small city about 1.5 hours drive from Winnipeg. It has about 9000 residents.

It is a must that you meet the minimum requirement. If not then don’t apply.

Requirements:

  • Between 21 to 45 years old.
  • No other connections in other parts of Canada such as relatives, friends, previous employment or education in Canada.
  • Have completed a post-secondary education or training of at least one year and you received a diploma, certificate or a degree.
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience within the period of 5 years.
  • IELTS score should be minimum of 5 on all bands or category.
  • Genuine intention and ability to economically establish and settle in Morden.
  • Have the settlement fund as per required by MPNP (principal – $10,000 and $2,000 for every succeeding dependent) and this is in addition to the exploratory visit to Morden.
  • Fall within the targeted occupation. (Updated 2017)
  • Entry level manufacturing (assembly, simple machine operation),
  • Painting (machine spray of furniture or vehicles),
  • Restaurant service (especially fast food)
  • Welding

These target occupations are subject to change – continue to check this site https://www.mordenimmigration.com/in-demand-jobs for changes.

Disclaimer: Pinoy-Canada.com is not in any way connected with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), nor are immigration consultants by profession or agency. Any information or news shared on this site are gathered from updates from various resources.

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