Are you ready to leave your home country and embark on a life changing journey? If this sounds like you, moving to Canada could be exactly the change you need. The moving process can be an extremely daunting and difficult task, and we hope this article gives you all the information you need on how to make it a reality. Read on for more:
Canada Needs You!
Located in North America, sitting just above the United States and right of Alaska – Canada has become a popular place for Brazilians to immigrate. It’s known to have great security, quality of life and is extremely diverse, home to a variety of nationalities.
Canada recently launched one of the most ambitious immigration programmes to date – with a promise to employ over one million skilled migrants in various labour forces. They have created a generous immigration application process to ensure they meet this goal in the near future.
There are thousands of new job openings for in-demand occupations open to foreigners, with the average Canadian salary being $55,000. Have you got skills to offer? Start your job search using any of the platforms below:
Ensure your resume is written in error-free English. If you need someone to proofread this for you, ask a native English speaking friend, colleague, or use websites like www.fiverr.com to find resume translation services. This will increase your chance of securing an interview and subsequently get hired.
You must highlight your specific skill set on your resume. Avoid being generic. Considering that Canada is now allowing a high number of immigrants to work in their country, this is only on the basis that they can bring specialized skills and experience. Show employers and the Canadian government exactly what you can bring to their country to boost your chances of success. Here are a few examples of vacancies open to Brazilians:
- Sales Representatives
- Account Managers
- Financial Auditors
- Software Engineers
Canada is a dual-speaking country speaking both English and French. It’s imperative to master at least one language in order to live and work in the country. Depending on which city you are in, the language may change. Here is an example of which language dominates in which city:
French: Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba
English: Toronto, Vancouver
Take this into consideration when applying for work. If your French skills dominate, prioritize your job search in Alberta, Ontario or Manitoba. Having said this, the most common cities for Brazilians to live and work in is Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Pick wisely!
Canada has a strong and stable economy that makes it the ideal place to move to. It has the 10th largest GDP in the world – rich in resources with exemplary infrastructure and an abundance of opportunities for a small population. With Brazil facing a high degree of income inequality, financial security has led to become one of the key motivating forces for nationals to immigrate to Canada.
Canada offers free school education for its nationals of the highest standard. Many Brazilians end up moving to Canada after study abroad exchanges and fall in love with the country – its safety and quality of life in particular. Brazil does not invest as much money in education as they do in Canada – leading to large disparities in education and work opportunities as a result. If you have children or plan to have children in the near future, moving could be a great idea.
How do I start the application process?
The Canadian Visa application process can be quite lengthy, so we’re going to give you the key information you need and tell you our step-by-step process on how to get started:
- Choose the right immigration program
There are over 70 different immigration programs, so it’s essential to know which one you are applying for and how to narrow down your options. Various provinces have different programs, so take a look in each city before starting the full process.
- Get your certificates together
In order to prove you have a credible background and education, you must collect all relevant certificates together as part of your visa application. This includes all kinds of certificates for degrees, diplomas, licenses and qualifications that will give you the positive profile you need.
- Complete Language Tests
Language tests are essential to continue with the process. This will be one of the early stages of your application, as anyone who fails the tests will automatically be rejected. Your language skills must meet Canadian standards and be accredited by the state itself.
- Create Your Online Profile
Express Entry applications can create online profiles to enter personal information and skills, which will then be rated using a CRS system. The CRS system is a calculation method which collates points to give you a high or low score. Generally, higher scoring applicants are considered to have more to offer Canada and are more likely to continue with their application.
- Medical Exam
Once you’ve submitted all your supporting documents (police certificate, bank statements, references, marriage papers, passport photos, birth certificates, biometrics and travel history) – you can then go ahead with the medical exam. This is to ensure you are fit to live and work in Canada. Select physicians are available in every state of Brazil to administer your test. You can find a list on the Canadian Government website.
- Submit Visa Application
Congratulations – you’ve completed the whole application process and now all that you need to do is wait to be accepted. We hope you found this article useful and we wish you the best of luck with your immigration journey.