any citizens of other countries love Canada due to many reasons like low cost of living, better health services, education, job opportunities and many others. To someone from Singapore, immigrating to Canada could mean a lot ranging from enjoying a higher minimum wage, having a better work condition to enjoying a good standard of living.
The government of Canada has an agenda to invite over 1.2 million foreigners from 2021 to 2023 and this shows that Canada is the best place for you to relocate to.
Let’s move to what we have in store and show you how you can immigrate to Canada from Singapore this year.
This system is a pathway that enables you, as a foreign skilled worker, to become a permanent resident of Canada and you can do this under three federal immigration programs. They are:
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
In this year alone, the express entry system has contributed a lot towards inviting immigrants to the country following the Canadian government agenda. You can process your application in about six months which makes it one of the fastest pathways.
How can you immigrate to Canada with the Express Entry system?
When you are sure you have met the requirements for the system, you can then create your online profile. The following are needed to help you complete your online profile:
- Your passport or travel document
- Results of your language test
- Your education credential assessment report
- Your certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a Canadian province or territory (if you have one)
- Your proof of work experience (if you have one)
- Provincial Nomination (if you have one)
You’ll be given 60 days to complete the online profile; it would be better you complete it before the stipulated time, as it could put you at an advantage as the tie-breaking rule. In this rule, a candidate that submitted their profiles earlier will be picked if there is a tie in score.
A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will be used to determine your ranking as the candidates will be placed in a draw pool. You are likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) if you score higher than the CRS score for that particular draw then you can apply for Canadian permanent residence.
What are the Benefits of the Express Entry system?
- If you are not successful in your first trial, you can stay in the pool and work on improving your CRS score to increase your chances of being successful in the next draw. The draws are done bi-weekly (every two weeks)
- You can do everything online, so you can easily access it.
- You can apply with your common-law partner, conjugal partner or spouse.
You should know that a large number of Canadians retire every year which means there an increasing need for skilled workers. This makes it easier for skilled workers and professionals to immigrate to Canada and become permanent residents.
FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM (FSTP)
The Program FST will allow you as a foreigner to immigrate to Canada provided you have work experience in eligible trade occupations.
Let’s look at some of the requirements for this program:
- You must Have at least two years of full-time work experience or equivalent part-time work
- You must Meet the required language levels for each language ability
- You must meet job requirements for skilled trade set out in the NOC
- You job offer must be valid and for a period of at least one year
The FSTP is organized under these groups of the National Occupation Classification (NOC):
|National Occupation Classification Categories|
|Major Group 72||Industrial, Electrical and Construction Trades|
|Major Group 73||Maintenance and Equipment Operation Trades|
|Major Group 82||Supervisors and Technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production|
|Major Group 92||Processing, Manufacturing and Utility Supervisors and Central Control Operators|
|Minor Group 632||Chefs and Cooks|
|Minor Group 633||Butchers and Bakers|
BUSINESS IMMIGRATION STREAMS
Immigrating to Canada from Singapore in 2021 through the Business Immigration Program is something you can try also because it is a good idea. This is because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has stalled many countries economy and Canada is not exempted. So establishing a business in Canada means you are out and ready to contribute to the growth of the economy and its continuous development; and this is one of the factors that increases your chances and success of immigrating to the country.
The programs that fall under the Business Immigration Streams are:
- Self-Employed Program
- PNP Entrepreneur Visa Streams
- Start-up Visa
Start-up Visa Program
The Start-up Visa Program will allow you to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. The program is channeled at entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to see how they could build a business in Canada and enhance its growth. For you to qualify, your business needs to:
- Be innovative
- Create jobs for Canadians
- Be able to compete on a global scale
- Contribute to the economic growth of Canada
To be eligible for the Start-up program you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a qualifying business
- You must have a letter of support from a designated organization
- You must have enough money to settle in Canada
- You must meet the language requirements
If you have family living in Canada, then you can consider Family Sponsorship as your pathway to living and working in Canada.
This program allows a citizen of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada to sponsor their family members. Let’s take a closer look at spouse and child sponsorship.
Who is eligible to sponsor a spouse, partner or child?
You’re eligible if:
- You’re 18 years and older
- You‘re a Canadian, person registered under the Canadian Indian Act or permanent resident of Canada
- You can prove that you aren’t receiving social assistance unless it’s for a disability
- You can provide for the basic and essential needs of whoever you intend sponsoring.
Who can you sponsor?
If you are eligible, you may sponsor the following family members:
- Your spouse
- Common-law partner
- Your conjugal partner
- Your dependent children.
A major benefit of receiving a sponsorship is that you are able to move to Canada as a permanent resident.
The table below shows the allocated sponsorship fees:
|Family Sponsorship Fees|
|Sponsor your spouse or partner||$1,050|
|Sponsor your spouse or partner without the right of permanent residence fee||$550|
|Sponsor a dependent child||$150 per child|
|Include any dependent child||$150 per child|