Criteria For Emigration To Canada


Emigration to Canada may not be as difficult as you think and with our help you could be living there in just a few months.

We provide advice on all aspects of emigration to Canada.  We are regulated by the Canadian authorities and were recently selected as a partner of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to assist in their "Know Before You Go" campaign. 

We provide people qualified emigration advice they can rely upon.  If you are serious about emigrating to Canada we can help you make it happen.

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More than 400 people left the UK every day last year, with Canada a favourite destination.  We provide the highest level of service and support, and our assistance greatly improves our clients' chance of emigrating successfully.

Most popular routes for migration

The most popular Canadian emigration routes from the UK via the 60 visa classes available are:

  • Skilled Workers
  • Provincial nomination
  • Family
  • Investors
  • Study
  • Employer sponsorship 

Canadian Skilled Worker Visas

For the majority of our clients the route to permanent residency in Canada is by way of a skills-based visa, which in turn opens the door to secure employment. The process begins with a basic 67-point merits test, which determines basic eligibility. A person's record of prior learning and previous employment is scrutinised, along with age, character and other factors, each of which influences the outcome of the case. We also check that our client's skills are in demand, as indicated by a list which changes regularly as Canada reaches it's annual quotas for each skill set.
Only once we have completed a formal skills assessment, are we able to calculate how many points a person would receive under the skilled “Comprehensive Ranking System”, under which candidates are scored on a scale of up to 1,200 points.  It is only after the CRS score is determined that anyone can state with confidence a particular candidate's eligibility for selection to emigrate.
In getting to grips with this process, it is critical to understand that the Express Entry program -- which is the system through which all skilled worker visas are processed -- presents itself as an objective, standardised system. Yet, in the end, it is run by immigration officials with and at their discretion and is, therefore, subject to all-too-human biases and manipulations.
Successful candidates understand that the Canadian application process is complex and having 67 points does not guarantee a visa. On the contrary, well-polished applications are successful, whereas poorly crafted applications may fail for reasons that have little to do with the applicant, and everything to do with the application.
Accordingly, candidates must prepare the best possible case to secure the maximum points available: securing the minimum points for eligibility is simply not enough.  Demand for these visas is high, and only the most effective cases are selected for visa invitations.  Many cases are won or lost on the basis of how evidence is presented.  That means that two candidates with equal UK qualifications and skills will appear differently to immigration officials depending on the preparation of their case and how relevant items are highlighted (or omitted).

Provincial Nomination

Provincial nomination visas allow a person to live and work within a certain province on arrival in Canada. Each province in Canada operates like an independent country when building emigration policy to meet their local emigration needs.  Each has a unique set of rules and criteria, which are approved at the federal level.  Sponsorship through local employment, family sponsorships and business and investment routes are all governed independently in local programmes.
Each provinces' rules and criteria change from time to time, and they are subject to caps on the number of visas they issue in any given year. The fractured and varied rules at this level of Canadian Government makes Canadian emigration law some of the most complex in the world, but it also offers a similarly diverse range of opportunity for candidates. These programs can be an effective way to live and work in Canada if other routes are closed for you.

The Express Entry System

In 2015 Canadian Immigration introduced the Express Entry System, which was based loosely on the successful Australian immigration model. The Express Entry system allows a person to present themselves to Canadian immigration authorities and allows the authorities to choose candidates with skills in demand basis, as opposed to a first-in, first-out priority basis.
Given the detailed review of a person's skills, experience and character it is extremely important in these cases to prepare all documentary evidence correctly to maximise the potential of selection.  To be selected from a large pool of talent, a candidate has to stand out among their fellow professionals in the pool from across the globe.  For a case to stand out effectively takes effort, skills and understanding of the rules and the selection process. Canada will invite those applicants with the most impressive applications to apply for permanent residency visas.  It is worth mentioning again that this is a very competitive market place for skilled workers, and simply meeting the minimum points requirement is not enough to secure an invitation.

Business and Investment

Canada actively seeks applications from experienced business professionals who can make a significant contribution to its economy. There are various different types of business and investor visas, which vary between the federal government and provincial government, and also vary province to province.  To be an investor in Canada often requires an intention to open a new business and a plan to hire Canadian residence with the first two years.  Other investment routes can be from passive income however the investment is significantly more.

Family Visas

There are options for Canadian residence to sponsor close family however, these visas are now capped limiting the number of places each year.  Partner visas currently have long waiting times.  The trend on places offered each year is to reduce the available places each year.  If a person would like to be closer to their Canadian family we recommend they apply as soon as possible to avoid lengthy delays later.
Our legal team can provide a complete assessment of your options. 

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Thank you for everything you were amazing and I would not have been able to secure my visa without you. I am really excited about emigrating it is really happening now. Jake and Holly are both looking forward to their new school who have been really helpful. Julie Windsor
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  1. Reply Khalid Baldo

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am contacting you because I would like to immigrate to Canada.

    I am currently in the UK and I am an Accountant, I have few years experience and would like to know if I can immigrate to Canada.

    Please advice me on how to progress from there.

    Kind Regards

    Khalid Baldo

  2. Reply Lucian

    Dear sir/madam, I work in U.K. I would like to move to Canada, I am from Romania if you can tell me if I need visa to live and work in Canada. Thank you

  3. Reply Delia O'Connor

    We are a family of 5 with 2 working boys in the UK. We would be looking and hoping to move to Canada with my 3rd son youngest coming up to 15 years old in April. Ideally to do his sixth form A level education in Canada. The three of us to find accommodation close to the coast and easy access to skiing too.
    We have been to Whistler skiing and that has prompted us to see if we could reside in Canada full time. We love Canada so much and I think it will enrich our lives. My husband is a building with his own firm managed with himself and his brother.


    Dear sir/madam,

    I am contacting you because I would like to immigrate to Canada. I am currently in the India , I have bachelors degree in electronics and communications engineering and masters degree in advanced communications and information technology. I have 2 years teaching experience in engineering field. currently am working as assistant engineer at Kerala electricity board since June 2015.

    Kind Regards

  5. Reply Darren Wright

    Dear sir/madam,

    I am looking to move to Canada. After a Bachelor of Arts in English at Southampton University and a PGCE in English Secondary School Teaching at Kings College London I have been an English teacher in England, based in London, for 8 years before moving back recently to my home country of birth, Northern Ireland, and becoming a manager in the security industry. I am looking to get back into teaching and would enjoy the challenge of doing so in Canada if at all possible. Could you please advise me on my first steps on how to go about this?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks

  6. Reply Anne marie C Tracey

    I am looking to move to Canada. I have a degree in Education and Community Studies, a PGCE in teachings and an MSc in Public health and health promotion. I have over 15 years of teaching pupils with special educational needs. I have involvement with Diabetes UK, Healthwatch and I am also a community Health Champion. I am looking for a job in any of these fields.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many Thanks

  7. Reply Mr Ola

    Good day sir/ma

    Please i would like to make an inquiry about relocating to Manitoba Canada, presently resides in the UK, Got a partner with two kids age 9yrs and 12yrs Old in Africa would be glad if you can put the lights and see the chances if possible so we can take it from their, till i hear back from you thank you very much.

    Mr. Ola

  8. Reply S Roberts

    I am a secondary teacher specialising in English and Media and looking to emigrate to Canada if the conservatives win the next general election in the UK.
    I would be travelling with my partner who is a retail manager and her pet dog.

  9. Reply Allison Cook

    Hi, i am looking at moving to Ontario Canada to live with my partner who is Canadian. I hope to work out there too. My work background is in social care and working with children.
    I worked and lived in Canada when I was 21yrs on a work visa for a year and a half.
    Can you advise me on the best visa
    Many thanks

  10. Reply Charlottr R

    Hi there,
    I am a qualified nursery practitioner in Scotland and wish to inquire about the best way to go about getting a job and visa and what order I could do this if possible. I’m looking to move to Halifax if possible. Hope to hear from youvia email soon

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