Relocation programs promoted by many countries usually require you to be skilled, rich or be relatively famous/influential/recognized in your field. These are most times inaccessible qualifications for a lot of people.
Most of the people who want to relocate abroad are (in 98% of the cases) not rich, famous or skilled. Most don't even have the education or the work experience. So how does the common man relocate to Canada in the face of all these challenges?
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Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about how the common man can relocate to Canada when they are neither rich, famous nor skilled and don't have the required education or work experience. No be small mata. In my opinion sha, I have listed the 3 popular ways from least preferred to most preferred; if relocation is your goal:
1. Visitors Visa
The first thing to note is – you cannot work nor stay permanently in Canada on a visitor’s visa. So don’t try to get a visitors’ visa with the intention of relocating or working in Canada. Your visa application could be refused or worse, you become inadmissible i.e. ban for life.
You can however communicate with potential employers during your holiday in or visit to Canada. So, plan an actual holiday or visit and then network/make connections while you are there. You can communicate with potential employers or even explore potential colleges or universities that would be willing to offer you admission into your preferred course.
In most cases, you may have to leave the country to apply for the appropriate visa to enable you return there to work or study. Would you like to subscribe to our visitor’s visa consultancy services? – Click here to send us an email or you can subscribe for our Canada December Holiday Package – Click here to download the brochure
2. Student Visa
It’s the second top way to relocate. Because, depending on your choice of institution and course, you could be entitled to a 1 year working permit in Canada after completing one academic year program or a 3 year work permit after you have completed a 2 year or more academic program in Canada. Following your 3 year work permit for example, you can proceed to apply for the express entry visa under the Canadian experience class.
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3. Express Entry System – Work Permit
The recently introduced Express entry system provides for applicants to relocate to Canada in a year or less based on the comprehensive ranking system (CRS score). With this system you can score up to a maximum of 1,200 points based on –
* Skill and Experience factors (500 points)
* Skill transferability factors (100 points)
* Arranged employment (600 points) or
* Provincial nomination PNP (600 points)
The higher your CRS, the higher your chances of being selected and invited to submit an application to relocate to Canada.
The Express Entry system covers applicants who want to relocate under the following routes – Federal skilled worker, Federal skilled trade and Canadian experience class.
Basically, you earn points based on the content of your CV – your experience and skills. And if you happen to get a job offer or you get nominated by a province then your relocation chances can be concluded as a done-deal.
The million dollar question is how do you get a job offer or provincial nomination from Nigeria and score a high CRS to increases your relocation chances?
Well, it’s as easy as preparing a “Canadian CV”, search the internet for Canadian employers hiring in your field, and score very high points in your IELTS exams. If you have a relative staying the province to which you apply for nomination, it increases your CRS as well.
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