How to Immigrate to Canada
Canada is swiftly becoming one of the world’s most desirable immigration destinations. Not only is Canada the second largest country in the world with breath-taking natural landscapes and a multi-cultural population that is famed for being welcoming to outsiders, it was also recently ranked as the second best country to live in the world and has one of the fastest growing economies. It’s no wonder that Canada is one of the most popular countries to relocate to for people from Qatar and all over the world.
If you’re considering relocating to Canada, you can apply for a residency visa through various avenues, including the following:
- Express Entry (for skilled workers)
- Start-up Visa (for people wishing to set up a business)
- Immigrant Investor (for people wishing to invest in the Canadian economy
- Self-employment (for businesses based on cultural or athletic activities, or farming)
- Caregivers (for those wishing to care for an elderly, disabled or sick person, or child)
Applying through the Express Entry channel is the fastest way to obtain a Canadian Resident’s Visa, if you’re qualified as a skilled worker this is probably the best route to take. To qualify for admission to the Express Entry pool, you must be a skilled worker in either a managerial, professional or technical job. This includes anybody who holds an upper management position, professionals such as doctors or designers (usually those who have a university degree) or other skilled workers such as chefs, plumbers and electricians.
Once you have gained entry to the pool as a skilled worker, you will be assigned points based on a number of criteria including how in-demand your profession is, whether or not you have family in the country and language proficiency (French and English). Those with the most points will be invited to apply for permanent residency immediately.
What can prevent you from immigrating to Canada?
As with all immigration applications, you will need to provide evidence of any criminal history from previous countries of residence before you can be considered a viable candidate. This must be in the form of a Police Clearance Certificate or PCC (also known as a good conduct certificate) and applicants will need to provide a copy from every country they have previously lived in.
You may be deemed inadmissible or your application may be delayed if your PCC contains the following:
- Serious criminal convictions. For Canada these include theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving and drug possession or trafficking.
- Incorrect information concerning your history or identity.
Errors on this kind of documentation are fairly common, so it is a good idea to give serious consideration to how you secure your Police Clearance Certificate.
How best to get a Police Clearance Certificate
It is advisable to seek professional guidance when applying for a Qatar Police Clearance certificate for Canadian immigration proceedings. This will avoid any unnecessary delays and ensure your documentation is issued without any problematic errors that could upset your application.
If you are or have been a resident of Qatar, it is important to choose a government-recognised organisation, such as leading consultancy company Afreno, to assist you in securing an accurate Police Clearance Certificate. Afreno’s expert team will be able guide you through the entire PCC application procedure, helping to keep the process of relocating as simple and stress-free as possible.