The Express Entry System:
There is no doubt that Express Entry is one of the quickest and most effective ways to immigrate to Canada. Actually, its average application processing time is about 6 months and can be done online which is a great advantage because anyone from any corner of the globe can have access to it.
In fact, you have the choice of 3 Federal Immigration Programs depending on your age, education, language ability (English or/and French), and work experience. These 3 programs are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP);
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); and
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
One of the awesome features of Express Entry is that you only need to create an online profile one time for the whole year and automatically you will be entered into the bi-weekly draws.
Bonus tip: It’s crucial that the information you enter on your Express Entry profile is accurate and truthful, otherwise if you get selected to apply for Permanent Residence and you don’t have the proper legitimate documents to prove what you have submitted on your profile your application will be refused.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot:
This program also has a six month processing time and has been shaped to boost immigration in the provinces of Atlantic Canada such as: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
There are 3 programs available under this stream:
- Atlantic International Graduate Program
- Atlantic High-skilled Program
- Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
Bonus Tip: Atlantic Provinces have been overlooked for long time by new immigrants, but actually they have a lot to offer as well, beautiful landscapes, job opportunities, friendly communities and more affordable cost of living compared to the well-known Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP):
Even though, 11 out of 13 provinces and territories of Canada have their own Provincial Nominee Programs with Express Entry Linked Streams and processing times of about 6 months, there is a famous province ahead of the game that is British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program which processes its applications in unbelievable 2 to 3 months thanks to its online application portal which most provinces don’t have it yet.
Bonus tip: British Columbia is one of the Tech hubs in Canada and is always seeking for skilled IT professionals to join its work force through the British Columbia’s BC Tech Pilot Program, if you are a tech professional interested to immigrate to Canada you may be eligible to apply.
ImmiBay Immigration will help choose the program that fits you best!