How To Move Permanently To Canada WITHOUT AN AGENT
While Canada has been trending for a while now, not a lot of people actually know the ins and outs of its immigration process. Applying for PR in Canada is a very easy and smooth process which you can do by yourself. All you need to do is follow our simple steps. This article is all about How To Move Permanently To Canada WITHOUT AN AGENT.
Canada is home to some of the world’s most beautiful national parks, world-class ski resorts with a highly developed mixed economy. Canada by size, is the largest country in North America and second in the world.
I thought I should share my knowledge with people who may want to move to Canada in the nearest future. Most of the people we have helped with immigration applications have often argued that the process is cumbersome due to some technicalities involved in some immigration programmes, an assertion I find lazy. All that you need to successfully move to Australia, Canada, United State, New Zealand, the EU and other western countries is information and some MONEY. If you don’t have money, do not even attempt starting the process.
Most of the information needed to successfully process immigration applications are already in the public domain, however, information are often hidden by agents so as to maximize profit. Nevertheless, I will go ahead and share some of the basics to help you successfully complete your application yourself. I shall cover the most basic step in this article to help you prepare your application and then I will make a part 2 of the article to conclude my points. Note, this is only for Canadian Federal Express Entry Programme.
A lot of Nigerians are considering jumping ship and migrating to this country for a number of reasons. In case you are part of this lot, here are the things you need to do.
- Take the test for eligibility using hypothetical test scores
- Determine your NOC/ skill type
- Apply for and write your test for English i.e. IELTS
- Pay and submit your documents for WES evaluation
- Wait for an invitation to apply (ITA)
- Start looking for jobs while waiting for ITA
- Apply for Canadian PR with all the required documents and proof of funds
- Go for biometrics if called
- Wait for your visa!!
Register for your your English Language Proficiency Exams, there are various English Proficiency Certificates accepted by the Canadian Immigration Board:
IELTS – International English Language Testing System. To register with them, find a test location in your country, see the test fee or to contact them directly, visit their international website.
CELPIP – The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program. Visit, register or read about them on their site.
IELTS is a popular English Proficiency. However, people can register whichever one they like, there are other options, including French.
In order for you to move to Canada as a professional worker with a university degree, you will need to show that you can speak and write in English at an acceptable level. Someone may ask, what do you mean by an acceptable level? I will explain with an illustration using the most difficult section of the test – READING. IELTS for example score people based on a 9 point scale, you are advice to score at least 6 point, see table below. The exams are usually whatever you score over 40 (instead of in percentage). Please view the table one the site as it isn’t showing clearly here on NL
Band Score 9 8.5 8 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5
Score /40 40 39 37-38 36 34-35 32- 33 30-32 27- 29 23-26 19- 22 15-18 12- 14 9-11 6 – 8
Scoring Scale for Reading (IELTS General).
The exam is divided into three sections with each having its own score:
Generally to make at least 6 point in most of the above sections, you will need to score 25 out of 40 (Except in READING where a slightly higher point is required as shown in the table above). For most Africans, scores are issued on a percentage scale, hence, people often get confused as to what exactly is expected of them, hence, we shall convert the minimum required point 6 to percentage. Since, 25 over 40 will give you a 6 points then in percentage:
x = 25/40.
x = 0.625.
Change the decimal number 0.625 to a percent. x = 62.5%. Therefore you will need to score at least 63% (Except in READING, see table above).
An important point to note is that, the higher your English score, the better your chances of going through successfully. The Express Entry Programme award a maximum of 24 points for English proficiency, that means if you are able to score 8.5 – 9 points in all your English abilities – writing, reading, listening and speaking, you will be awarded the maximum score of 24 points for English whereas someone with an all round 6 points in English abilities maybe awarded 13, just as an example. Therefore, aim to score as high as possible. The test is not as difficult as people think as any average student could easily score between 6 and 8.5 or even 9 in the various sections of the test. I will leave English at this point. How To Move Permanently To Canada WITHOUT AN AGENT