There are over 100 different immigration programs for those individuals who are willing to move to Canada from Singapore. You may wish to immigrate as a student and get benefit from Canada’s World-class education system or you may just want to get a job in Canada to improve your lifestyle. This article will guide you on different pathways and steps you need to follow to move to Canada.
Perfect time to immigrate to Canada from Singapore
Canada in its new immigration plan aims to welcome 1.2 million immigrants between 2021 and 2023. This is the perfect opportunity for skilled workers and students to immigrate to Canada. The Canadian government believes that with the help of immigrants and international students, Canada will be able to overcome its economic damages caused by the COVID pandemic. So if you are a Singaporean national or ex-pat, this is the right time for you to move to Canada.
From temporary worker to permanent resident
You can become a Canadian citizen even by getting a temporary work permit, first. The work experience you may obtain in Canada as a temporary worker also counts when you apply for permanent residence later on. This includes those students who have a study and work permit and are working in Canada. We’ll discuss this pathway later in detail. For Caregivers, there are certain specified streams to move to Canada and later get permanent residence.
Pathways to immigrate to Canada from Singapore
Canada offers many immigration programs leading to permanent residence. Once you decide to move to Canada, you must find the immigration program according to your qualification, skills and experience.
1.Skilled Worker path
The federal Express Entry system is the leading pathway for skilled immigrants to obtain Canadian permanent residence. For applying through this pathway, you must qualify for one of its three classes according to the eligibility criteria. The three classes are the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class. After this, you must create your online Express Entry profile. Once your application gets approved, your name will be entered in the Express Entry pool where candidates are ranked according to their CRS score which depends upon their age, qualification, experience languages and certain other factors.
2.Student Visa path
International students may move to Canada by getting accepted into a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). For this pathway, you will have to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) through Canadian institutions International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES Canada) and World Education Services (WES), if you have studied outside Canada.
3.Family Sponsorship path
Canadian citizens or permanent residents can now invite their family members, living outside Canada to move to Canada through various programs such as the federal Family Class program and the family streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
4.Provincial Nominee Programs
Applying through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) is the second most popular pathway for individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada from Singapore. Getting a Provincial Nomination provides you with 600 CRS points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), making it highly possible for you to get permanent residence.
5.Have you previously studied or worked in Canada or doing so now?
This is the pathway where your experience as a student or temporary worker counts. If you have any previous Canadian work experience then you may apply for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class and Quebec Experience Class programs.
6.Do you have significant financial resources?
For investors and people who wish to start or buy a business in Canada, there are programs like the Canada Start-up Visa Program and Quebec Immigrant Investor Program through which they can get permanent residence.
7.Do you own/ manage a business?
There are also programs such as federal and provincial governments business investor and entrepreneur immigration programs, which are specially for people experienced in Busines.