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How to Move from the UK to Canada in 2020

With Brexit looming and even some royals eyeing up Canada as their new home, you may be tempted to relocate. There are a few ways you can make the move, and we can advise you on all of them. Whether you are hoping to move to work or study, we know you’ll love living in Canada as much as we do. Photo by James Wheeler from Pexels Canada once again topped the charts as the top country to live in terms of quality of life. Immigration has been strong in Canada and growing every year as we welcome people from all walks of life from across the globe. UK citizens can stay in Canada for up to 6 months without a visa but having one in place before you make the journey will always make arrangements more secure if you are looking for work. Family Unification You may have heard of family unification as a method of obtaining a visa. To qualify, you need to have a relative who is a permanent resident in Canada, over 18-years-old and is happy to sponsor your move. Independent Visa Without a suitable relative, you will need to apply for an independent visa, which... Read more →

What is Express Entry for Canada?

There are many routes you may explore as you look to move to Canada, but in recent years the Express Entry system has gained a lot of press. Let’s look at what it is and the criteria to use it, so you can see whether it is a valid option for you and your family’s relocation. While there may be specific visa’s available for your country, by and large, the most common route to Canada is Express Entry. What is Express Entry? The Express Entry system was first introduced in January 2015 and is an online system used to fast-track people who bring skills that are currently required. Canada is a nation on the grow, and as such, it is hungry for workers who can help our nation flourish. One Name, Three Programs The Express Entry program is actually an umbrella for three separate programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class. Additionally, provinces can recruit potential immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The latter is likely the one you have seen the most press for, as province regularly hold draws to fill specific needs gaps. Express Entry Criteria You... Read more →

Dual Citizenship vs Permanent Resident

Relocating to Canada doesn’t necessarily mean you become a Canadian citizen, but if you are hoping to stay in Canada permanently, it may be something you aspire to achieve. There are many steps on the way to having true dual citizenship with your native country, so let’s look at them. Immigration is rarely something people look to as short-term decision. It is likely that you are considering Canada for either study, or as a long-term home. If you are looking to study in Canada, you will not require either permanent residency or dual citizenship, as you may move back home, or choose a new country, once your studies are completed. If you are moving to Canada to work, you may be planning on staying put to retirement and beyond, and that is when these steps become relevant. Permanent Residency Before you can consider dual citizenship, you must apply for permanent resident status. Permanent residency is achieved through successful application through the immigration program. This is where we can help. If you are a skilled worker, we can match you with employers across Canada to ensure you have a job offer in place. Then we’ll help to craft your immigration documents,... Read more →

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