announced that they have expedited their immigration application review process
and eliminated more than 40 per cent of their backlog of applications, which is
good news for those moving from Australia to Canada.
If you're planning to
relocate to Canada for work, the fastest path to immigration is the skilled
Workers and Professionals Work Permit. Under Canadian law, only certain people
can immigrate with one of these permits, and we've put together this
eligibility guide to help you determine if you qualify.
- To be eligible for
a work permit, you must already have a job offer from a company located in
Canada or be currently employed by a company that has asked you to relocate to
Canada for work purposes.
- If you have a job
offer, you must be able to demonstrate at least one year of full-time work
experience in your field. Those who only worked part-time must establish they have the equivalent of one year's work experience.
- In addition to
meeting the experience requirement, you must also be employed in a field that
Canada classifies as a managerial, professional, technical or skilled role. You
can learn more about the definitions at the Government of Canada's website
- You must show proof
that you have the financial means to relocate and that you will be able to
support yourself once you arrive. Typically, this is determined by your salary
at your new job as well as your savings and assets.
- You must pass a
background check. If you have a history of criminal convictions, you may be
ineligible to move from Australia to Canada.
Should you meet all
five criteria, you are free to apply for a work permit. Your permit will be
assigned a priority level based upon your education, your fluency in English or
French, your work experience, your age and how well your skills will adapt to
the labor market in Canada. Each year, Canada issues a set number of work
permits, beginning with those of the highest priority.
For more information
about moving to Canada, contact Chess Moving. We can assist you with all
aspects of preparing for and executing your move.