Interested in Migrating from Australia to Canada?
Migrating from Australia to Canada is usually easier than migrating from many other countries to Canada. The unique relationship that these two countries have as members of the Commonwealth, as well as their shared language and cultural links, makes the immigration process easier. Australians have settled throughout Canada, a large number actually residing in Whistler, British Columbia. Nonetheless, the immigration process can be challenging, and Australian citizens may still face challenges during the complicated Canadian immigration process.
Applying for the Right Visa
Australians who wish to move to Canada and become permanent residents have several different options. An applicant may be eligible to immigrate as worker, or be sponsored by family members already in Canada. Skilled immigrants may apply under programs such as Express Entry, Federal Skilled Worker Program,the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Here are a list of trades that fall under the skilled worker category. An Australian who wishes to enter the country under the entrepreneurial visa program may be eligible to do so if they have money to invest and they meet the requirements for that visa.
Having a spouse, parent, grandparent, or child in Canada may increase the chance of a successful immigration process. In such a case, immigrants may be sponsored by a relative who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Once you determine the best visa for you, you will submit the necessary application and documentation. If you are unsure of which category applies to you, you may wish to speak to an immigration attorney. They will help you determine which visa is right for your scenario. They will also be able to help you gather the right documents to ensure that your application process goes as smoothly as possible.
Working Holiday Program
Young Australians may be able to move from Australia to Canada under the working holiday program. This program is not intended for people who wish to obtain permanent residency in Canada, but it is ideal for people who wish to experience living in Canada for a temporary period of time. In order to apply for this two year working visa, the Australian applicant must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
Applying from Australia or Canada
Some people who want to migrate from Australia to Canada start the application process while they are still in Australia. Other applicants do not start the process until they are in Canada. Canada allows Australian citizens to travel freely throughout Canada. Thus, many Australians simply enter the country, find a job, and then start the visa application process.
Regardless of where you are in the immigration process, you have probably noticed how difficult it can be. Luckily, there are lawyers who specialize in navigating the immigration system. An immigration attorney can guide you through this complicated process.
Useful Resources for Australian Migrants to Canada
The High Commission of Canada in Australia may provide helpful information on the immigration process, as well as help determine the best immigration pathway for you.
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