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How to Migrate to Canada as a Teacher

Migration can be an extremely long and tiring process regardless of which country you are attempting to enter. Depending on the overall motivation when applying for citizenship, some may have a slightly shorter waiting period than others. Federal skilled workers, or FSW, are of greater value to a country and are therefore of a higher priority, especially in recession-proof industries. See the Canadian IELTS / Entry program for more. For example, doctors, dentists, and teachers are professions that will always be necessary. That’s good news if you are a teacher wanting to immigrate to Canada.

Selection Factors for FSW Approval

  • Highest level of education completed; higher than high school diploma preferred
  • Work experience shows at least one full year of employment that falls into one of the following occupational categories: managerial, professional, or technical/skilled
  • Fluent in French and/or English (both spoken in Canada)
  • Current age
  • Overall adaptability (usually tested through an assessment quiz)
  • Current state of employment (or offer)

Current Restrictions

As of July, 2012, the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) halted acceptance of applications for the FSW program. It is noted that when the program’s updated criteria takes effect, applications will likely be accepted once again. This is hoped to be in full force in the beginning of 2013. However, this halt does not affect applicants that:

  • Have a current employment offer (already arranged in Canada) or
  • are internationally enrolled, or were enrolled within the last year in a Canadian PhD program.

Cost of Living Proof

Since Canada is not in the habit of allowing anyone to sleep on their streets, they will want to know just how you plan to begin your life once you have crossed the border. Any dependents you have will also be taken into consideration.

Having too much money without a paper trail is a quick way to get your application dismissed; while lacking enough funds to sustain your family for more than a month will typically end the same way.

Automatic Dismissal

Certain applicants will most likely be denied immediately. Ensure none of these discrepancies get in your way before moving forward.

  • Possession of a human/international rights violation
  • A criminal history
  • DUI convictions, whether because of alcohol or drugs, will most likely get you turned down
  • Ties or past links to organized crime
  • Showing certain, especially contagious, health conditions
  • Lack of proof of, or not enough financial security
  • Discrepancies on you applications
  • Anyone not complying with Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, or IRPA
  • Anyone found to be in relation to an inadmissible person

The First Step

If you are ready to take your teaching career to Canada, contact an immigration lawyer that specializes in Canadian immigration. Most lawyers offer very affordable or even free consultations to hear about your situation. If the consultation is positive, the lawyer can discuss the cost of his services from there, along with explaining exactly how much easier he can make the entire process for you. The first step to immigrating to Canada as a teacher begins with a simple assessment.  Contact Niren and Associates today to arrange your consultation.

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64 thoughts on “How to Migrate to Canada as a Teacher

  1. mukund

    I am mukund I had applied in 2007 for teacher pr but still not replied. Now I am about 48 . What now can i get pr visa.? I m from India

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mukund,

      Although you are a little bit old in terms of the Comprehensive Ranking Criteria for express entry, you still could immigrate to Canada. One option is to find a Canadian employer, gain Canadian work experience and then apply under the CIC program. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  2. Neha

    I recently completed Ph. D. in Mathematics from a reputed Indian university. What is my scope to work as a teacher in Canada?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Neha,

      If you are looking for a Work Permit, then it will be important to find a Canadian employer (either a school board or a university/college). Once you have one year of teaching experience, then you may become eligible for express entry. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  3. Anonymous

    R/sir
    I m B.Sc B.Ed graduate from India.
    I have 8 years teaching experience(6 years as secondary school teacher & 2 years as lecturer)
    I also done M.Sc Chemistry with correspondance studies.
    I m Married.
    My wife is Post graduate in Computer education.
    She also has 8 years teaching experience.
    Can we migrate to canada as PR.

    Reply
  4. KB

    Hi,

    I have a diploma in education along with 12 years of experience with elementary students. I am from Jamaica. What are the chances of me getting to migrate to Canada to further my career in education?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello KB,

      You will need an offer of admission from a Canadian university/college in order to obtain a Study Permit. We would be happy to help you through this process, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  5. Monica dhir

    I have worked in THE GURUKUL CHANDIGARH, INDIA for 3 years in junior wing having BBA, MBA diploma, B.ED from Punjab university .what are job postings that match my profile.
    I will look forward for a positive response

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Monica,

      Once you begin the Express Entry process you will be able to register your information in a job bank, and once you get a job offer your score will significantly increase. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  6. sonal

    Hi
    I’m a private tutor with B.com, BE.d in maths and English and MA in economics as degrees. do i hold any chance to get work permit in canada?
    regards
    sonal

    Reply
  7. Mandeep

    Sir I m b.sc ,b.ed. Having one teaching experience.can i move Canada with my husband &6 years baby having Italian pr

    Reply
  8. sadiqua

    Hello I am sadiqua I have been worked a kindergarten teacher in Kingdom of saudi arabia. And I have 5 years of experience and I have done montessori teacher training and B.A in sociology .is it possible to get job and what is the procedure .presently I am staying in India.

    Reply
  9. Shikha

    M from India m m. Sc( maths) ,b.ed, b. sc ( non-medical) , Punjab state teaching eligibility test cleared, have experience of 6 yrs teaching as science, maths teacher in senior secondary school m migrating in Winnipeg in few months on pr basis can I continue my teaching in canada is education assessing must for getting teaching job in canada

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Shikha,

      You would have to check with the appropriate regulatory authority in order to determine that. Congratulations on your decision to immigrate to Canada!

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  10. Maria

    Hy i have heard that canadian imigrations are open now. I am working as an early years teachers from last 6 years. I want to move to canada. Plz guide me regarding and what is the last date to apply.

    Reply
  11. Harpreet KaurWalia

    Respected Sir
    I have done my masters in chemistry and have bachelor’s degree of education. I also have 3 years experience as primary school teacher and further 3 years experience as upper primary school teacher. I’m still teaching in a reputed school. Can I get a job in Canada.Can any school sponsor me from there. Can we register from India for teacher job there. Please guide.

    Reply
  12. Kamal Kaur Tiwana

    Hello Owen which one do I click on below on the online assessment section

    Skilled Worker Immigration
    Spousal Sponsorship
    Common Law Sponsorship
    Parental Sponsorship
    Work, Study or Visit Visa
    Visa or Border Refusal
    Business Visas

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kamal,
      If you have experience and training in early childhood education, you should click on the Skilled Worker Immigration option. You should also feel free to phone us directly so that we can set up a consultation with you, where you will be able to receive personalized advice specific to your particular case. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  13. Kamal Kaur Tiwana

    Hello I am 31 and have been a qualified primary school teacher for 6 years. I have a 2:1 BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and a PGCE in Early Years Care & Education. I want to move to Canada and work as a teacher. How do I go about it? My husband works at a airport in security too. Can he transfer?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kamal,

      Thanks for the question. Your education and job experience will certainly be helpful for you during the application process. Do you have a job offer in Canada? We have helped many teacher come to Canada, and would be happy to help you too. You may be eligible under a variety of immigration programs, but in order to further assist you, we will need more details about your personal circumstances first. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  14. Gurvinder kaur

    Myself Gurvinder from India.I am teacher and have one year experience .I have done Masters in English and B.ed. I am married.plzz tell me if I am able to apply for canada PR

    Reply
  15. Pardeep

    hello..i am from india.i am a Elementary school teacher.i have two year experience…i have master degree in Hindi and B.E, my husbend has a clerical job , can i apply for PR,plz tell me

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Pardeep,

      Thank you for the question. You may be eligible under certain immigration programs, and your education and experience will be a great asset for you throughout this process. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  16. Ranvir Kaur

    Hello,
    I have done B.Ed, M.Ed and now doing M.Phil in education. I don’t have yet any teaching experience. I want to know can i apply for Canada for Job?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Ranvir,

      Thank you for the question. Your lack of teaching experience may be somewhat prohibitive in your application to come to Canada, however, your advanced education and various other factors could serve as mitigating factors to help your case. It would be highly advisable to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who have helped many people in your situation successfully come to Canada. Please feel free to fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  17. hafsa

    hello…i am teacher.ilisten that candian immigration for teacher is open plz tell me this news is correct.if this is true then tell me about the procedure and als tell me that IELTS is necessary for this immigration also tell me about the date till the open.can i apply first and then give a tes.thanku

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Hafsa,

      Thank you for the question. If you have the appropriate educational background, experience and language skills (as demonstrated by taking the IELTS prior to submitting and application) then you may be eligible to come to Canada under the Federal Skilled worker program. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  18. saba

    hello..i am from pakistan.i am a high school teacher.i have two year eperience…i have master degree in English and M.ed…can i apply for candian immigration,,plz tell me

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Saba,

      Thank you for the question. We would be happy to help you come to Canada to work as a teacher, and your advanced education and teaching experience will be helpful, but in order to further assist you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  19. gazalah

    I am a teacher with 4 years of teaching experience. I hv a Masters degree in English and B.ed. I have 1 kid and my husband has a MBA degree . I am from india. How can I move to canada.

    Reply
  20. Asif Bajwa

    I am a teacher I am professor I have 20 years work experience in a school and one year experience in college I am married and I have three sons I like to immigration to canada

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Asif,

      Thank you for the question. We would certainly be able to assist you in coming to Canada, and given that you have a lot of work experience and good qualifications, there would be a number of options available to you. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  21. suman lata

    I am m.a ,b.ed.and teaching as a teacher in primary section.l have two years experience.l am married and have two children.my husband is d.pharma. Holder.lam getting seven bands in ielts.can we apply to Canada with family?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Suman,

      Thank you for the question. You may be eligible to immigrate to Canada, and that will depend on a number of factors including but not limited to the duration of your previous work experience as a teacher and your husband’s experience as a pharmacist. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  22. Dimple

    hello Michael..
    I have done M.Sc in Genetics with additional Biotechnology course. I am working as Biology teacher for last three years.I would like to work in Canada .How can I apply.Please guide me regarding the same.

    Waiting for your valued response

    Thanks

    Dimple

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Dimple,

      Thank you for the inquiry. That’s great that you would like to work as a teacher in Canada. We can certainly assist you in this regard, as we have helped many people successfully obtain Work Permits. In order to further assist you, please fill out our online assessment form, and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  23. Amarjit

    i am a Graduate teacher and and also done bachelor of education with 9 years of experience and age 34 i am married and i have 1 kid and qualify ilets with 6 bands can i immigrant to Canada…………

    Reply
    1. Bahareh Norouzian

      Hello Amarjit,

      Thank you for your recent post.

      You might be eligible under Federal Skilled Worker class. However, we need more information from you to assess your eligibility. Please complete our online free assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your options.

      I turst the above meets with your satisfaction.

      Regards,

      Bahareh

      Reply
  24. akanksha sharma

    Hello everyone, i had done post graduation in forensic science and graduation in biotechnology hons. I’m having an year experience of one year as a biology teacher of grade 12 and i’m also working as a volunteer with an NGO from past 5 years. I have recently given the ILETS exam having overall band score of 7.5. My age is 24 and i am an Indian citizen. Is their any category under which i can apply for PR or work permit for Canada?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Akanksha,

      Thank you for the question. We would be happy to help guide you through the process of coming to Canada to work as a teacher. In order for us to better assist you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  25. RAJWINDER KAUR

    SIR I HAVE PASSED POST GRADUATION IN M.SC(COMP-SCI)…..WITH DONE FIVE BAND IN IIELTS..I M FRESHER…….SO I WANT TO MIGRATE TO CANADA.
    IN TEACHING LINE………..PLZ GIVE ME BETTER SOLUTION….
    HOW I MIGRATE TO CANADA……

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Lissara,
      Depending on your work experience and qualification, you may be a candidate for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. For example, University Professors are more likely qualified for FSW than elementary school teachers. There have also been recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program where qualified foreign workers are matched with employers in areas of the Country where there is a shortage of skilled, Canadian workers.
      To find out if you qualify for Canadian Immigration, please fill out our Online Eligibility Assessment Form and one of our experienced immigration consultants will be in contact with you within 24 hours.

      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  26. A.B.M.Monirul Islam

    I am a teacher in Geography. Now my status Asst. Professor.I have 10 years work experience in a college.I am married and I have two daughter.I like to immigrant to Canada.How can I apply?

    Reply
  27. Parminder

    I am working as assistant proffesor in commerce in india from four years and now I want to give my service in canada. I am married and my husband is accountant as part time. So we want to serve in canada now. Please intimate me regarding what we should have to done for this.So I hope helpful feedback from you.
    Thanks

    Reply
  28. Pascal

    Hello mr Niren,

    As french teacher I ´m looking for a temporary job in Canada, outside Quebec. I’m teaching for a long time already, i am french, working in Holland.
    I would like to work in a canadian school. Which internet site do you advise me te look at?
    Regards,

    Pascal

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Pascal

      In order you to qualify for a work visa you would first need a job offer and then likely your employer would have to apply for an LMO and then you can apply. There are many job sites to help you find a job such as workopolis.ca or monster.ca
      If you find a job, feel free to contact us for assistance for a work visa.
      Good Luck!
      Michael

      Reply
  29. Stella

    I am a teacher employed by a state government in Nigeria. I have 8 years teaching experience. I am married with a kid and wishes to relocate with my family to canada. My husband also has 5 year teaching experience. What requirements do we need to meet in order to be able to apply?
    Would really appreciate a helpful feedback.

    Thanks
    Stella

    Reply

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