Immigrate to Canada from Ghana – Updated Guidelines

The citizens and ex-pats of Ghana may now apply for immigration to Canada under 100 different Canadian immigration programs announced by IRCC. If you are from Ghana and you want to attain World-class education from Canadian universities, get North American work experience or you just want to improve your lifestyle by earning a high wage then you may apply for immigration to Canada.

Perfect time to immigrate to Canada from Ghana

As per the Fall Economic Statement released in November 2020, disruptions in the immigration process due to COVID has greatly affected Canada’s economy. The Canadian government plans to recover the economic damaged caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing the immigration levels in Canada. As a result, Canada plans to welcome 1.2 million more immigrants in the country between 2021 and 2023. Out of these, 401,000 immigrants are expected to arrive in 2021, another 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023.  So if you intend to immigrate to Canada from Ghana then the best time to apply for immigration is right now.

From temporary worker to permanent resident

This is an alternative approach for those candidates who are unable to obtain permanent residence in their first application. By getting work experience and spending time in Canada as a temporary citizen, you may later apply for permanent residence again and the time you’ve spent in Canada will be counted.

Pathways to immigrate to Canada from Ghana

There are many programs offered to candidates who intend to immigrate to Canada from Ghana but the most popular ones will be discussed here.

1.Skilled Worker path

The federal Express Entry system, with its three classes, Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class, is the leading way for immigrants from Ghana to move to Canada. For this, you must first submit an Express Entry profile after that your name will be entered in the Express Entry pool where candidates are ranked according to their points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which is determined by their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French

2.Student Visa path

For this pathway, students have to get accepted into a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) such as a Canadian college or university before applying for a study permit. To apply as an international student in Canada, you must get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES Canada) and World Education Services (WES).

3. Family Sponsorship path

Canada offers programs such as the federal Family Class program and the family streams of the Provincial Nominee Program through which Canadian residents may sponsor their non-Canadian family members to immigrate to Canada.

4. Provincial Nominee Programs

Under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the provincial governments are allowed to nominate candidates according to their own shortages of occupations. Candidates who have received a Provincial Nomination Certificate (PNC) get extra 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System of Express Entry system.


 5. Have you previously studied or worked in Canada or doing so now?

The programs  Canadian Experience Class and Quebec Experience Class programs are for candidates with experience of working in Canada as a temporary residents or international students.

6. Do you have a high net worth or significant financial resources?

If you are willing to start or buy a business in Canada then you may apply through programs like Canada Start-up Visa Program and Quebec Immigrant Investor Program


7. Do you own and/or manage a business?

Candidates with experience in Business Management and Business owners may apply through federal and provincial governments business investor and entrepreneur immigration programs for permanent residence.

Step-by-step guides to immigrate to Canada

Citizens and ex-pats of Ghana who intend to immigrate to Canada may follow this step by step guideline to apply for immigration in Canada:

Step 1 – Decide where you want to Live in Canada

Step 2 – Know the programs you’re eligible for

Step 3 – Pass eligibility requirements chosen program

Step 4 – Gather all Documents

Step 5 – Complete IELTS and TEF Exams

Step 6 – ECA education assessment

Step 7 – Medical Examination

Step 8 – Get a Police Clearance Certificate

Step 9 – Apply for Biometrics

Step 10 – Use a Canadian immigration lawyer


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