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Top 6 Pathways To Immigrate to Canada from The UK in 2021


Canada has a great healthcare system, a strong economy and a multicultural community. It is one of the few countries that has continued letting in immigrants even during the pandemic. 

With a 4 Million target for immigrants in 2021, Canada has become one of the most sought-after countries for migration. Read on to know more.

Top 6 Pathways To Immigrate to Canada from the UK in 2021

1. Express Entry System

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system for three federal economic-class programs, 

as well as some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Points are given based on various factors like age, work experience, education history and so on.

To be eligible to apply for the Express Entry System,  applicants must 

  • Be less than 45 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years in specified professions
  • Score minimum 67 points out of 100
  • Read, write and speak English
  • Have no Criminal history
  • Clear Medical exams

2. IEC (International Experience Canada) 

The IEC (International Experience Canada) program is a Working Holiday temporary visa meant for young British citizens who wish to live, have work experience, and travel in Canada. 

The best part of this visa category is that you don’t need a job or work in canada offer to apply for it

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be between 18 to 30 years of age
  • Can participate only once in the IEC program 
  • Heath and Character certificate
  • Travel insurance valid for the entire duration of the stay in Canada
  • Passport

3. Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot program is specifically for Canadian immigration to these provinces or regions: Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick, and New Scotia. 

Atlantic immigration pilot has three immigration pathways:

  • The Atlantic High-Skilled Program
  • The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
  • The Atlantic International Graduate Program

Each program has unique eligibility requirements shown in the table below.

Eligibility criteria

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)

Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

Education

Canadian high school diploma or equivalent Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

Two-year post-secondary diploma from a public funded institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 12 months before the submission of the application for permanent residence.

Skilled work experience

One year in a related field

One year in a related field

-

Language skills

CLB Level 4 for English or Niveau de compétence Linguistique Canadien for French

Provincial endorsement

Letter of endorsement

employer

Full time


Indeterminate


NOC 0, A, B or C

Full time


One-year contract


NOC 0, A or B

Full time


One-year contract


NOC 0, A, B or C

 

4. Quebec Immigration

This is a Canada immigration program that does not require a job offer from an employer. This program selects candidates for permanent residency based upon the intention of the candidate of becoming economically established and permanently residing in Quebec.

Eligibility criteria for Québec Skilled Worker Immigration

  • Aged under 40.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any stream.
  • Previous work experience of at least 2 years.
  • You need to score at least 50 points. 

Criteria

Maximum Points

Area of Training

12 points

Valid Employment Offer

10 points

Work Experience

10 points

Age

16 points

Language Proficiency

22 points

Close Relatives in Quebec

8 points

Spouse Criteria

17 points

Children

8 points

Financial self sufficiency

1 point

 

  • Education in Quebec (not mandatory)
  • No criminal records.
  • Must have good health.

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  • Business Immigration

The Business Immigration Program is the right path for people who have experience in owning, managing, and running a business.  The 4 Business Visa pathways to Canada are:

1. Start-Up Visa Investor Program

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Have a business
  • English and French (CBL5) knowledge
  • Letter of support from a designated institution to show funding  
  • Proof of funds to live in Canada

2. Entrepreneur Program

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Invest or establish a business in Canada within 2 years after arriving in Canada
  • Show active and ongoing business management 
  • Employ one or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are not related to you.

3. Self-Employed Persons Program

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Have relevant experience of minimum 2 years in the recent 5 years 
  • Proof of ability and willingness to be self-employed 
  • Score minimum 35 points 
  • No criminal records
  • Be in good health

4. Business PNP Programs

Each of the PNP business immigration programs have different eligibility requirements like:

  • Making specific monetary investments that are unique to the province or territory
  • Must have a detailed business plan
  • Meet minimum personal net worth
  • Have previous business management experience
  • Meet age, language, character and health requirements


5.Family Class Immigration

Family Class Immigration is a canadian immigration program that helps to reunite families in the country.  

You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada to be eligible to sponsor your:

  • Spouse or common-law partner
  • Dependent children
  • Adopted Children 
  • Sibling, nephew, niece or grandchild under 18, orphaned and unmarried
  • Other relatives if you do not have a spouse, dependent children, or parents.

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How much does it Cost to Immigrate to Canada from the UK?

The cost of immigration to Canada from the UK depends on the type of visa you are opting for.

Here are the costs for each:

Type of Visa 

Cost

IEC (International Experience Canada)  

CAD 153

Express Entry System 

Spouse 

Child

CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225 each

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)*


a. Alberta PNP

Processing fee  

Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) 


b. British Columbia PNP 


Skills Immigration Registration  

Application  

Request for review    


Entrepreneur Immigration Registration 

Application  

Request for review 


Strategic Project Fees Registration

Application 

Key Staff  

Request for review 


c. Manitoba PNP   


d. New Brunswick PNP   




CAD 550

CAD 490




No fee

CAD 1150

CAD 500


CAD 300

CAD 3500

CAD 500


CAD 300

CAD 3500

CAD 1000

CAD 500



CAD 500


CAD 250  

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)


a. Business Immigration

Application fees 

Spouse

Child   


b. Skilled Worker 

Application fees 

Spouse

Child 




CAD 2075

CAD 1325

CAD 225



CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225

Family Sponsorship

Spouse/Partner 

Dependent Child 

Parents/Grandparents  

Spouse/Partner

Dependant Child 


Relative

Under 22 years of age

Over 22 years of age

Spouse/Partner


CAD 1050

CAD 150

CAD 1050

CAD 1050

CAD 150



CAD 650

CAD 1050

CAD 1050

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Application fees 

Spouse

Child


CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225

Start-Up Visa

Application fees 

Spouse

Child


CAD 2075

CAD 1325

CAD 225

Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

Application fees 

Spouse

Child


CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225

Caregivers

Application fees 

Spouse

Child


CAD 1050

CAD 550

CAD 150

Self-Employed

Application fees 

Spouse

Child


CAD 2075

CAD 1325

CAD 225

Agri-Food Pilot

Application fees 

Spouse

Child


CAD 1325

CAD 1325

CAD 225

 

Note: The fee structure of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is different for each province including the province of quebec. 

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Main Documents for Migrating to Canada from the UK

The documents necessary for an IEC (International Experience Canada) visa application are:

    • Financial support proof
    • Medical certificate
    • Health insurance certificate
    • Police certificate for checking criminal record
    • Passport
    • Resume
    • Digital photo
    • Family information
    • eTA (Electronic Travel Authorisation)
    • Acceptance letter
    • VIE (Volontariat International en Entreprise) letter
    • Language proficiency test results
    • Educational qualification credentials
    • Provincial nomination (if applicable)
    • Job offer from a Canadian employer (if applicable)
    • Proof of funds (if applicable)

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Application Procedure to Immigrate to Canada from the UK

UK citizens, especially young adults and skilled workers, have their work cut out when it comes to migrating to Canada. Here are two popular pathways to do so:

Application Process of IEC of Federal Skilled via Express Entry

If you are applying under the Express Entry system in Canada then you need to follow the following procedure:

  • Step 1: Check eligibility
  • Step 2: Keep documents ready (Includes ECA Report)
  • Step 3: Create your Express Entry Profile 
  • Step 4: Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) 
  • Step 5: Apply for permanent residency
  • Step 6: Upload documents
  • Step 7: Payment of fees
  • Step 8: Submit application

Application Process of IEC (International Experience Canada)

  • Step 1: Complete the online form
  • Step 2: Upload all supporting documents
  • Step 3: Payment of fees
  • Step 4: Submit the completed application
  • Step 5: Submit biometrics

Note: Canada uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs (occupations) for skilled workers

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Processing Time for Immigration Visas to Canada from the UK

The processing time of some popular programs used for immigrating to Canada from the UK is as follows:

Type of Visa

Processing Time

IEC (International Experience Canada)

61 Weeks

Express Entry system 

6 Months

 

Other Important FAQs

As a UK citizen, can you get a work visa once I arrive in Canada?

Yes, you can. As a UK citizen, you will normally get a working visa only upon arrival in Canada. If you have applied for a work permit and if it has been approved then you will receive a POE (Point of Entry) letter. 

What is the minimum number of points required for Canada Express Entry 2021?

You must have a minimum score of 67 points out of 100 in the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) to be eligible for applying under the Canadian Express Entry system 2021. The Canadian labour market thrives on the workforce of skilled migrants provided by the Express Entry System.

Can I bring my spouse and children with me under any of these Canadian visas programs?

Yes. You are usually allowed to bring your dependent family members under the Family sponsorship visa category and under almost all the Canadian immigration visa programs. 

Conclusion: 

Canada offers one of the world’s best work-life balance plans at workplaces.

And yes, the social benefits, healthcare, education, and a high quality of life that come with a Canada permanent residency status are always a delight to experience.

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  • Our fee for Canada PR is based on standard industry charges. 
  • We offer a cost-free Profile evaluation. 
  • We also offer complimentary online French and English training conducted by experts.
  • We are one of India’s Top 3 leading Canada PR consultants since 2013.
  • Our visa success rate is 98.23% 
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Why Choose Kansas Overseas?

Kansas Overseas Careers is the best visa consultant in India with a success rate of 98.23 %. 

You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs from profile evaluation, documentation, application drafting to post-visa services with Kansas.

  • Visit Visa: Travel for leisure or business to any part of the world with Kansas.
  • Study Visa: Study in Globally-recognized Universities!
  • Work Visa: Work & settle in the World’s Best Cities!
  • Immigration: We are your one-stop solution for all your visa and immigration needs
  • Permanent Residence: Become a Permanent Resident and enjoy special benefits.

Our Customized services for Canada PR from the UK:

  • Profile Evaluation: Based on your unique profile history, we make matches with the visa eligibility requirements, and advise you with the visas you must apply for.
  • Dedicated Case-Officer: We offer personal assistance and a single point-of-contact between the company and you, throughout the process
  • Test Preparations: We have a specialized team of experts who provide online training for IELTS, French, and other language tests at no extra cost.
  • Resume Writing: We guide you to create a resume that stands out as desired by the concerned immigration authority.
  • Documents & Review:  Error-free visa documentation from document gathering, verification, application submission, and also post-landing assistance. 
  • Professional guidance: Be it providing you with interview training, French/English courses or working samples for resumes, cover letters or assisting with application forms, medical or police clearance certificates - we will always be there for you.
  • Profile Marketing: We are known for creating best-in-class portfolios that boost your profiles in job-portals. And yes, this is a complimentary service!
  • Visa Filing: Kansas ensures that your visa application meets all the standard requirements as per the immigration authorities of the country that you are applying for.  
  • Interview Training: Be it a job interview or a visa interview, we have experts who will help you excel in both. 
  • Post-Landing Services: We help you settle down in the country after you’ve received your visa. These services are specifically customized as per your requirements.

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Topics: Migrate, Canada

K Nagaraju
K Nagaraju

Nagaraj is a veteran in processing Canada visas. He proves as the best professional to handle all PR visa process.

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