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.
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.
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.
Without a suitable relative, you will need to apply for an independent visa, which is awarded on a points system. A minimum of 67 points are required and these are awarded according to your age and Canadian relatives along with the skills you can bring and your education.
Express Entry Visa
Most successful visa applications come under a visa that has been awarded to a skilled worker or investor. By demonstrating your skills and future employability you will have an advantage. A native proficiency in English is a decided advantage. The advantage is greater if you can demonstrate that you can speak both English and French, as Canada is bilingual. Depending on where you would like to settle, brushing up on your French may be a great move. Your chances are also dramatically swayed if you can have a job ready for you upon your arrival. This is where we can assist you best.
Working Holiday Visa
If you are between 18-30, British citizens can apply for the International Experience Canada program. You may qualify for a visa of up to 2 years through this method.
Whatever path you venture down as you start your relocation journey, some general rules will help your visa turn into a permanent residency. You must ensure you are able to leave Canada once your visa expires if you do not qualify for permanent residency. You must have a clean criminal record and be in good health. You must be able to prove you are financially independent and will not require State benefits either through employment or accrued wealth.
A Helping Hand
At Frontier, we pride ourselves on matching skilled employees with businesses across Canada. Whatever your training, if you would like to discuss how you can move to Canada we would love to help. Get in touch with us today and start the exciting journey of relocation.
Immigration is a big step, but you don’t need to make it alone.