Canada Immigration

05.08.21 02:10 PM

I recently became a member of the Canada Immigration Facebook Group, and I enjoy following the posts by members. In the hope of contributing and helping individual members I am passing on the following comments.

It comes as no surprise to me that many members express the desire to come to Canada, which has established itself as a top-tier destination. The real question then becomes how to make this dream a reality.

Canada’s immigration system works very well when an application is well planned, and this starts with clearly establishing your INTENT. What is your objective in coming to Canada? I know from experience that VISA Officers are exceptionally well trained in determining the genuineness of an applicant’s intent.

Canada’s immigration system, in my view, is exceptionally well-balanced, accepting 60-65% in the Economic Categories, approximately 25% - Family Reunification and 10-15% in the Refugee/Humanitarian category. The greatest intake is in the Economic Category with an increasing priority on addressing Canada’s labour deficit. While Canada is a relatively young country, generally speaking, we are Demographically Challenged.

IRCC is increasingly turning to its Express Entry (EE) system based on a Comprehensive Ranking scale, taking into account such factors as Age, Language, Education, Work Experience and Adaptability.

I think it wise to examine the EE profile in relation to the above stated factors and assess your potential ranking. The EE profile is valid for one year and during this time you are able to update your profile and potentially increase your ranking by virtue of Language improvements, advances in post-secondary education, increased time on the job and various spousal factors (if applicable).

Thinking of Coming to Canada? Be clear with respect to your Intent and consider Express Entry.