There are several immigration pathways to move to Canada, and one of the most simple and efficient immigration streams is Express Entry which offers an incredible record application time of 6 to 8 months!
It is important to note that the applicant’s success in the Express Entry application is dependent on several factors such as age, work experience, and education.
Despite the fact that the Express Entry is one of the best immigration pathways, it isn’t really the easiest way to immigrate to Canada.
In the event that you don’t satisfy the eligibility requirements for Express Entry, an alternative is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which can be a lengthy process. You will be required to submit a direct application to the province or territory of your choice, and the processing time can take up to 18 months.
However, the Temporary Work visa is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to Canada in 2020 based on the application process, requirements, and processing time.
1. Temporary Work Visa
The temporary work visa is a simple method of immigrating to Canada for 2 reasons.
The processing time can take from 1-2 weeks, and the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is not an obligate requirement to qualify.
Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) may not be required. A Labor Market Impact Assessment requires Canadian employers to post advertisements for a minimum of 3 months before foreigners can apply for the same job.
The incredible part of the temporary work permit is that you can renew it 30 days before the expiration, which normally takes about 77 days if you apply online.
You could apply for a permanent residency if you have accumulated enough work experience, the accumulated work experience could be anywhere from 6 months, like the Saskatchewan Long Haul Truck Driver Program, or 1-2 years of work experience gained from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program or the Canada Experience Class if you are offered a permanent job offer.
Anybody can apply for a temporary work permit as long as they satisfy the eligibility requirement to enter Canada, have adequate cash to cater for yourself and accompanying dependents, are healthy and don’t have a criminal record, and can demonstrate that you expect to leave at the expiration of your visa.
If you are applying for a temporary work visa, you will require:
an offer of employment (employer-specific permit)
Apply online from outside Canada
submit completed application
submit medical test (if necessary)
submit police certificate (if necessary)
submit a certified translation of supporting documents that aren’t in English or French
Pay the charges for processing
within two weeks of submitting your application, you will be required to submit your biometrics result (if necessary)
There are as of now a few positions that don’t need an LMIA to immigrate to Canada, because of the shortage of workers and the high demand and are not presently affected by the restrictions of COVID-19.
The jobs include transporters, fish and farm laborers, seafood workers, and butchers.
Depending on when you are applying, the processing time varies. The processing time is between 5 to 39 weeks, however, the normal processing time for most countries is 10 weeks, which is much faster than the Express Entry.