Canada has emerged as the ideal country to move to for immigrants in last couple of years. Among the troubled trends in most advanced countries regarding immigration and immigrants, Canada has stand out as the true host of the worldwide immigrants.
The history of Immigration to Canada from India is more than one century old. Hence, at the time when most of the immigrants across the globe choosing Canada as their destination to live, work and settle, how can Indians fall behind. However, what is the legal or legitimate pathway of moving to Canada from India?
This one question haunts most of the Canada immigration aspirants in India. This post is to tell you legal pathways to move to Canada from India.
Legal pathways to move to Canada from India
When we talk about legal immigration pathways, we emphasise on immigrating to Canada or for that matter to any country by following the immigration rules and guidelines prescribed by that particular country. So, there are two ways to be legal in your approach when you are moving to Canada, i.e.
- When you are applying on your own
When you are applying on your own, you must read the rules, norms or guidelines issued by IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada). The IRCC is the federal immigration department of Canada. The IRCC has designed various pathways to invite immigrants to Canada under various categories.
- Use federal Express Entry System to move to Canada: If you are applying for Canadian Permanent Residency Visa as the skilled worker, the best and fastest program to apply is Express Entry System. It is the online and point based immigration system that selects and subsequently, allocates the permanent residency to the skilled workers from overseas. Apply for Canada PR visa through express entry, you must create a profile on express entry system and submit EOI (Expression of Interest). If you are selected based on your profile score in any of the express entry fortnightly draws, you will get ITA (Invitation to apply) for PR Visa from IRCC.
- Use other programs to apply: The other popular programs for overseas skilled workers to get Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada are, Provincial Nominee Programs (i.e. NSNP, SINP, OINP, MPNP, etc.). The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is also a popular immigration program to get PR in Canada.
- When you are applying through an Immigration Consultant
Well, applying through an immigration consultant not necessarily means you are applying legally, unless, you are applying through an ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) accredited Immigration Consultant or Consultancy firm. The ICCRC is the immigration regulatory body of Canada that authorizes Immigration Consultants to advice on Canada Immigration. There are lots of fake agents and agencies active, which often mislead the applicants to make easy money from them.
Hence, always hire an accredited consultant to ensure that you are applying through legal or legitimate means. For instance, Visas Avenue Immigration is an accredited Canadian Visa and Immigration Consultancy Firm in India that every year helps and assistance a huge number of applicants to immigrate to Canada under different visa categories. You may contact Visas Avenue representative by sending your immigration queries along with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.