Easy Ways to Immigrate to Canada 2020


A lot of persons who want to immigrate to Canada have asked me to provide them with some easy ways to immigrate to Canada. So, this article is a response to their request. To start with, moving to Canada may not seem to be as difficult compared to other countries but there are some cons that one cannot just throw under the bus. To counter these cons, some people now migrate illegally. Well, we don’t blame you. With over 70 different immigration programs and visas to choose from, each with its own set of requirements, make the application process quite overwhelming and a stressful task to undertake on your own.


But with a professional at your side, who has personal experience and expertise in Canadian immigration, it doesn’t have to be. Now the question is; can everyone who wants to immigrate to Canada afford to pay these professionals? Hell NO.

Brief Introduction

Canada has an immigration program that is established for every migrant wishing to live in Canada. This program seeks individuals who will have the highest chances of providing positive input into the Canadian economy.

As of 2017, Canada has a number of immigration programs through which migrants can legally enter Canada:

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Canadian Provincial Nominee Program
  • Canadian Business Immigration
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Family Class Sponsorship

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The new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) measures the capabilities of individuals who are required to meet a passing mark, in order to have their application accepted. Currently, the passing mark is 67 out of 100 in six categories: education, work experience, language, age, arranged employment, and adaptability (e.g., any previous work or education acquired within Canada).

In addition, migrants may legally enter and apply for temporary resident status under the terms and conditions of the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of which Canada is a co-writer and signatory. It is this class of entrant that draws the most controversy.

Without much ado, below are some easy ways to migrate to Canada.

1. Acquire A Temporary Work Visa

The temporary work visa is an easy way to immigrate to Canada for 2 reasons. The processing time can take a little as 2 weeks and you don’t need a specific Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to qualify. At the moment, you may not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA requires employers to post a job ad for at least 3 months before international applicants can apply for the same position. The great part is that if your work permit expires you can simply renew it 30 days before it expires, which takes about 77 days if you apply online.

Once you have enough work experience you could then apply for permanent residency. This could be anywhere from 6 months, for example through the Saskatchewan Long Haul Truck Driver Program or 1 – 2 years through programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program or the Canada Experience Class, if you receive a permanent job offer.


Anyone can apply for a temporary work permit as long as they meet the basic requirements to enter Canada, have sufficient money to support yourself and your dependents, are in good health and do not have a criminal record and can prove that you intend to leave once your permit expires. There are 2 options: an open work permit and an employer-specific work permit.

Some Addition:

  • Job offer (if applying for an employer-specific permit) 
  • LMIA(unless exempt) 
  • Apply online from outside Canada 
  • Submit a complete application 
  • Include a medical exam (if needed) 
  • Include police certificates (if needed) 
  • Include certified translations of documents that aren’t in English or French 
  • Pay the processing fees 
  • Submit your biometrics results within two weeks of submitting your application (if needed)

There are currently some jobs that don’t require an LMIA to immigrate to Canada, due to the fact that they are in high demand, and are not currently affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. This includes jobs such as butchers, truck drivers, farm and fish, and seafood workers.

Processing Times

The average processing times depend on where you are applying for. It currently ranges anywhere from 5 to 39 weeks, but the average processing time for most countries is 10 weeks (2½ months), which is a lot quicker than the Express Entry system.

2. Student Visa – For Postgraduate Programs

Easy Ways to Immigrate to Canada

Although studying in Canada is not a way to immigrate to Canada it is an easy way to not only qualify for a program that offers the chance to stay on and get valuable work experience once you’ve graduated and eventually qualify to apply for permanent residency once you have enough work experience.

If you plan to study in Canada for six months or less you won’t need a visa but there are 3 reasons that you should apply for a study permit even though you don’t need one. 

 1. You will be able to continue studying if you decide to apply for a longer program if you have a student visa. 

2. You will be able to work part-time while you’re studying if you have a study permit. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a work permit if don’t and want to work while you study. 

 3. You can stay and work for longer once you graduate – The Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) will allow you to stay and work in Canada for the same length as your study program, for 8 months to 3 years.

Processing is relatively shorter than immigration programs and can take as little as 3 weeks to process depending on where you apply from.

Requirements – Student Visa

  • Proof of identity (passport) 
  • Proof of acceptance that you are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI) 
  • Proof you have enough money to pay for your – tuition fees/living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and/return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada)
  • Police certificate to prove that you don’t have a criminal record 
  • Medical exam to prove you are in good health 
  • Letter of explanation or motivation 
  • Biometrics Language test results (IELTS OR TEF) 
  • Proof that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires

Processing Times – Student Permit

Processing times for your student visa can take anywhere from 3 to 17 weeks, depending on where you apply from. However, if you’re from any of the following countries you could be eligible to apply through the Student Direct Streamwhich processes visas in as little as 20 calendar days.

  • China 
  • India
  • Morocco 
  • Pakistan 
  • Philippines 
  • Senegal 
  • Vietnam

Requirements – PGWP

  • Valid study permit 
  • Proof of identity (passport) 
  • Proof of employment in Canada 
  • Proof of relationship (marriage certificate or birth certificate of if family members are accompanying you) 
  • Other documents should they be requested An interview may also be requested

Processing Times – PGWP

If you’re applying inside Canada it could take up to 77 days. If you have already returned home and are applying from outside of Canada your processing time could range anywhere from 5 to 39 weeks, but the average processing time for most countries is 10 weeks (2½ months).

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