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Find the 3 easy ways to immigrate to Canada from US

Y Sindhura

Operations Manager

With 8 years of experience in the overseas division, Sindhura is a specialist in Canada, Australia, UK and Germany visa process.

From the very first announcement of Trump presidency, immigrants of the United States were very certain that their stay in the United States was going to get difficult. Hence, Canada becomes their new choice.

This is not something we are saying but the surveys found by themselves. According to the new Gallup Poll of 2019, 53.9 percent of Americans showed disapproval towards the stringent migration rules introduced by Trump presidency.

Find the 3 easy ways to immigrate to Canada from US

Why people are migrating to Canada from the United States?

“Canada has always been one of the top desired destinations for Americans, but that desire has only increased since Trump's election.

In 2018, more than one in four Americans (26%) who would like to move named Canada as the place they would like to go, up from 12% in 2016.”

With a new visa rule emerging every month in the USA under Trump’s administration, both professionals and the companies are looking to Canada as a viable country in a longer run.

The US customs and border protection are becoming too strict and this is becoming a great hurdle for many refugees.

On the other hand, Canada is ensuring to make policies flexible for immigrants from all round the world. Whether you are an IT professional or a non-IT professionals, there are plenty of benefits in store for you upon immigration to Canada on PR visa.

What are the benefits of Canada PR?

Undoubtedly, the United States is a place with plenty of benefits for skilled professionals. But, in 2020 Canada has defeated the United States in terms of work, quality of life, family immigration and chance of citizenship.

Work in Canada

Much like the United States, permanent residents enjoy freedom to work full-time in Canada on a PR visa card.

The difference here is both the federal and provincial governments of Canada are inclined to give the permanent resident benefits similar to Canadian citizens. There is no discrimination among citizens and residents for employment.

Canadian companies and employers hire skilled workers solely based on their capabilities to take up a respective position.

Also, as a skilled worker, you will be able to enjoy several benefits that you may not find in the United States.

Check out the table below to understand the benefits in Canada versus benefits in the United States.

Factors Canada United States

Universal Health Insurance

Under Canada’s medical system, permanent residents get a universal coverage for medically-necessary hospital and physician services.

Dental, vision and other treatments are usually covered under group insurance plans that are offered by certain employers.

The United States (as a whole) does not have any fully implemented universal healthcare insurance schemes.

However, several employers may offer healthcare insurance benefits

Employment Insurance

The employment insurance, well-known as the EI is is a federally-administered benefit scheme in Canada. It aims to financially assist candidates who has lost jobs (due to ill health, who are on family medical leave, etc.). Under these scheme, candidates receive up to $500 (Canadian dollars) per week (depending upon the province of stay).

Though the United States also its unemployment benefits, they are comparatively less beneficial.

Pension Plan

Canada has a universal pension plan. The plans are funded by employer and employee contributions, which are also mandated by law.

The maximum benefit available to an individual under this plan will be approximately $800 per month (may vary).

In a defined benefit (or pension) plan, benefits are calculated using a fixed formula that typically factors in final pay and service with an employer, and payments are made from a trust fund specifically dedicated to the plan.

Source: Wikipedia

Maternity Leave

On top of mandating maternity leave, the government offers paid leave for one or both parents through Canada's employment insurance plan. A pregnant employee or new mother can take a paid maternity leave of up to 15 weeks. Either the mother or father can take 35 weeks of parental leave after the baby is born or adopted.

Source: Investopedia

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) signed into law in 1993 requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for several medical conditions, as well as the birth of a baby. If the mother has pre-birth complications, she may be able to take part of the leave under the medical component

Source: Investopedia

Paid Vacations

It’s the only country in North America with mandated vacation leave, with 2 guaranteed weeks of paid vacation for all employees, in addition to 6 to 10 statutory holidays, depending on the province. The minimum wage in Canada is also one of the highest in the world, though it ranges from $11 to $14 depending on your province of residence.Employment Insurance (EI), old age security, the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), and a federal childcare benefit. According to Workopolis

The United States is the only advanced economy that does not federally mandate any paid vacation days or holidays, confirms CBSNEWS

Finding a High-Income Job

Easy in Canada - Average salary salary for candidates Is 54,517, even with an experience of 4-5 years.

Difficult in the United States

Average net salary for candidates is US$ 60,012, in case he/she has an experience of over 20 years.

Source: Average Salary Survey

Life in Canada

Canada is the safest place to live. In fact, according to the US News & World Report, Canada has been termed as the No. 1 Country in the World in 2020 for Quality of Life.

It is also the 3rd best country in the world for women, education and second for corporate headquarters - beating the United States in all parameters.

Also, Canada has one of the most liberal and welcoming naturalization process in the world.

Migrating to Canada with Family

The rules in the United States are unpredictable when it comes to family immigration. But, in terms of Canada immigration with family, there are always welcoming rules. Canada heavily emphasis on family values. The Canadian Government believes in reuniting families and constantly works on measures to make it easier for immigrant families to dwell in Canada.

Even if you want to invite your family after you settle in Canada, you can do so through family sponsorship programs. Else, you can migrate with family on PR visa, without applying for additional family visa.

Permanent Immigration to Canada - 3 Simple Visa Options from the United States

Express Entry

Express Entry is termed as the World’s fairest system to invite skilled migrants for permanent residency status in Canada. You can apply for any of the four visa programs managed by this system.

However, the most commonly applied program is the Federal Skilled Worker Visa Program.

How can you apply for a PR in Canada from the USA through Express Entry?

Since the process followed for applying is online, you can easily apply for Canada PR from the USA by following a few simple steps. The steps involved in applying Canada PR include:

Document Collection: The processing time for documentation is a bit longer. Hence, it is essential to be prepared for obtaining your English language proficiency (IELTS) and Education Credential Assessment (ECA).

Register and submit your EOI: Once you are prepared with the documents, you can now go ahead with registration and creating your Expression of Interest (EOI) for Canada with Express Entry.

Calculate your CRS score: Get your skills assessment report by considering six eligibility factors. Based on the CRS score you receive, you will be placed in the Express Entry Pool.

Obtain your ITA for Canada: After setting your place in Express Entry pool, you can receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the frequent draws conducted by the Express Entry draws.

Submission of Canada PR application: With an ITA obtained, you should be able to submit your Canada PR application within 60 days with required medical exams and police checks for Canada immigration.

Get your Visa Approval: Your submitted Canada PR application will be reviewed by the Canadian immigration department.

Based on your accuracy and genuine in your application, the official bodies will confirm your visa approval to enter Canada.

With the successful visa grant, you can easily migrate and obtain the significant advantages related to Canada’s immigration.

What are the documents needed for your Canada PR application?

Documents are one of the efficient requirements in the process of Canada immigration. Submission of any false information can lead your application lead to rejection.

Hence, it is essential to be careful while submitting documents for your application process. The needful documents which are required for Canada PR are:

  • Copy of your birth certificates, personal identity proofs, etc.
  • If having any job offer, submit an offer letter issued from the employer.
  • If married, need to provide a marriage certificate.
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA) Report.
  • Proof of Health and Character Certificates.
  • Your language test results.
  • Proof of your valid work experience.
  • Proof of funds with accurate bank statements and assets.
  • If obtained any nomination, need to provide the provincial or territorial nomination certificate.
  • If married, need to provide your marriage certificate.
  • Other documents, as suggested by the agencies.

The list is vast, and hence, it is suggested to take assistance from our expert immigration consultants, as they can be your best support for your entire immigration process. You can reach the top visa consultants of Kansas Overseas Careers easily, online.

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Provincial Nominee Programs

Alike the states of the US, Canada has different jurisdictions known as provinces. The difference here is Canadian provinces have the authority to link their own created immigration programs with Express Entry.

These programs are called as the Provincial Nominee Programs and are helpful to a candidate in getting the Canadian PR much faster.

How Provincial Nominee Programs work?

The Provincial Nominee Programs may be a useful starting point for Americans who know which province they wish to move to, as well as others who have specific skill sets and work experience that certain provinces are looking for.

For doing so, you need to initially check eligibility under specific PNP and apply for the same.

- Once the province selects your application, you receive a nomination certificate

- This certificate adds 600 points to your Comprehensive Ranking Score

- This gives you a direct selection in the very next upcoming draw

Immigration to Quebec

Quebec is a province in Canada that follows its own rules of immigration. If you are a skilled worker who is fluent in the French language, then this province has the best demand for you.

To migrate to Quebec, you can apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker visa under the following norms:

- The application must be done through the newly introduced Arima portal

- Similar to Express Entry, you need to score specific points in order to be eligible

- You are required to submit the asked documents

- You must receive a Quebec Selection Certificate to file your final PR application

Since every visa program has its own criteria and procedures, Kansas Overseas Careers can help you connect with the right person with expertise in your chosen program.

We have different departments who help in processing visas of their expertise.

How can Kansas Overseas Careers help me to migrate to Canada from the USA?

Kansas Overseas Careers is one of the most pioneering immigration consultants in India providing Canada visa services with respect to the guidelines of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

We have served many clients from all over the world for various visa types.

Our prominent services include permanent residency visas, temporary resident visas, visit visas, study visas, etc. If you are aiming to migrate to Canada from the USA, then we can help you find possible ways so that you can move at the earliest.

Wondering how we do this? The process is done completely under the guidance of an independent ICCRC consultant.

To understand the start to finish process and how we can help you with services beyond visa process, request for a free telephonic session today.