Canada now has more than 80 economic immigration programs to choose from, the most EVER! You really should sit down and take a look to see if you qualify for any of them!
Filipinos who apply for permanent residency under the Government of Canada’s Express Entry System generally have to have a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of more than 460 points to qualify for an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
With many applicants receiving additional CRS scores for Canadian experience and receiving a Provincial Nomination Certificate, Canada’s immigration agency Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has raised the minimum requirement to 470 points in recent months.
Immigration experts from our friends at CICNews.com still say that even if you don’t quite meet the minimum CRS points, you should still submit an application to join the Express Entry pool of candidates.
4 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT AN EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE (EVEN THOUGH YOU DON’T HAVE THE NECESSARY CRS POINTS)
If you’re interested in coming to Canada as a permanent resident, you have to meet the minimum requirements to submit an application under the Express Entry System.
It’s not possible to predict the cut-offs for the minimum number of CRS points you need to enter the Express Entry pool, since IRCC changes program requirements quite frequently.
When you submit an Express Entry application, you effectively give yourself a good chance of receiving an ITA when IRCC decides to reduce the minimum CRS points cut-off.
Also, the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow provincial and territorial governments can pick from the pool.
If you are picked from the pool by a provincial or territorial government to receive a nomination certificate, you might be able to receive an ITA because of the additional CRS points you get from receiving the nomination certificate.
If you submitted an application through the Express Entry system, you can further improve your chances of getting additional CRS points by improving your language proficiency.
You can also gain more work experience, go back to school to improve your education or even come to Canada under a work permit to gain that super-important Canadian experience.
Another thing that might help you get more CRS points is to find a Canadian employer who is willing to make you and employment offer.
EXPRESS ENTRY ISN’T THE ONLY WAY TO GO TO CANADA, YOU KNOW
If you are interested in going to Canada, you should know that Express Entry isn’t the only way to go about doing it.
It’s already 2020, and Canada has the most number of economic immigration programs it has ever had in its 150 plus years of its existence.
While an important component of Canada’s immigration programs, the Express Entry system only accounts for 42 percent of Canada’s economic class admissions.
The Express Entry system manages three of Canada’s economic class programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class Program.
Why not try your luck applying for Canada’s 80 other economic class immigration programs?
Before the provincial and territorial governments were allowed by the Government of Canada to nominate qualified individuals to come to Canada as permanent residents, the feds were responsible to choosing more than 90% of permanent residents coming to Canada as economic class immigrants.
The most popular program was the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which has been in place since 1967.
Other popular programs were the now defunctEntrepreneur Program (which ran from 1978 to 2014), the Self-Employed Program (introduced in 1978) and the Immigrant Investor Program (which ran from 1986 to 2014).
The province of Québec chose 10% of Canada’s permanent resident through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. La belle province still runs its own entrepreneur, self-employed and investor class programs which it started in the 1970s.
PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PNP TO ATTRACT NEW IMMIGRANTS
The less populated provinces and territories of Canada used the PNP to attract new immigrants who tended to choose the more traditional destinations.
In order to compensate for their low birth rates and aging populations, the PNP allowed provincial and territorial governments to nominate qualified applicants to come to their little corners of Canada to live and work.
With the exception of two (Québec and Nunavut), every province and territory in Canada has its own PNP.
An indication of the success of the PNPs? The number of new immigrants going to the three biggest provinces (Ontario, Québec and British Columbia) has gone down to 70% (from 85% before the start of the PNPs).
HAVING SO MANY IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS TO CHOOSE FROM NOT ONLY BENEFITS APPLICANTS, BUT CANADA TOO
With the introduction of som many different economic class immigration programs, you can be sure that there’s one that would be a great fit for you.
The Government of Canada has introduced different programs, some on a permanent basis and others as pilot programs. These include the Federal Skilled Trades Programs, the Canadian Experience Class Program, and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
The Government of Canada also allowed provincial and territorial governments to establish their own unique immigration programs by creating different pathways to attract a larger pool of prospective applicants who have the necessary skills to make a positive contribution to their economies.
As long as you meet the federal government’s minimum requirements for age, education, language proficiency and work experience, you should be able to find an immigration program that’s just right for you.
DO YOU THINK YOU’RE QUALIFIED? CANADA WANTS YOU TO APPLY
Canada will welcome 110,000 new immigrants under 80 different economic class immigration programs, plus 86,000 more under the Express Entry programs.
That’s 196,000 available spots for people just like you!
If anything, you should feel more confident in submitting an application. What are you waiting for? Fill up an Express Entry profile today and join us soon here in Canada!
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