Objectively, this article is not only about immigration to Canada. All of the following rules can be attributed to any other country, to move to which you need to learn the language, get a visa, then start life from scratch, etc.
If we talk specifically about Canada, it is considered that since this country officially accepts immigrants, it is only necessary to declare your desire to move, as you will be immediately sent tickets, an employment contract with a Canadian employer, a new address at which you can live for free, and a large sum for small expenses. This, to put it mildly, is not true. Yes, Canada does accept about 300,000 new immigrants every year, but it does not invite everyone. To get a residence permit in Canada, you must meet fairly stringent requirements. And if you hope to find advice on how to bypass all these requirements and move to the country without making any efforts, then it is wasted.
Five basic rules of immigration to Canada
1. Gather information.
Be ready to collect and analyze the information you have found yourself. For the good the Internet today gives a lot of opportunities. First, find out what options for moving to Canada exist and what is required for everyone, at least in general terms. Besides our site, there are 100500 more forums, bloggers, official provincial immigration sites and other Internet resources.
If you are too lazy to do all this on your own, you can ask for help:
certified immigration consultants, who are ready to think for you. But it will already be a service, and services always cost money. However, in this case, everybody will find, tell and spread it out on shelves.
to those who have already gone through this process on their own. But to do this, you still need at least some sort of understanding of the basic things. There are many people who will gladly help, but they do not have time to google, answering questions like – and how to go to Canada in general. And moreover, they will not be able to decide for you, on whom to study, where to work and how to live in general. Moreover, the experience of each individual has its limits. In Canada, there are several dozens of different immigration destinations, and each immigrant most likely knows only his or her own. And not every person living in Canada will be able to answer you the questions in the series – how much does a bus driver get? Where is it better to study for a ballet master? How much money does it take to live in Canada for a month? Because you yourself will probably not be able to answer these questions about the country you live in.
All sorts of swindlers who will promise you a prestigious job, for which it is not necessary to know the language, immigration in just a couple of months, all sorts of other golden mountains, which in the end will be just a common fake.
2. Learn the language.
If you think that you have it at a sufficient level, then most likely you are wrong. On the Internet in this case is often advised a simple test – turn on rap in English or French, you understand everything? Here you go. If you plan to study, open any scientific (not popular!) article and try to read it. During your studies you will have to read such dozens and at a fast pace.
Language is not only necessary for immigration itself, it is also necessary for successful adaptation in the country. Think about how you’ll look for a job – write a resume, track job vacancies, interview – if your language is very much the same? And it just seems that once you get to the country, your language level will go straight to heaven. The language improves only for those who purposefully teach it.
3. Save money.
Yes, it is banal, but in Canada you will need money. And not the minimum that you need to officially confirm for immigration or visa. There is a 99.9% probability that you will need more. It is not a fact that you will be able to find a job in the first month, but to live somehow. You need to rent a place to live, and this most often requires you to pay a couple of months in advance, a deposit, and even show a round sum on the account, so that the tenant does not doubt that your money will not end in a month. Loans to newcomers are very reluctant, because you do not have a credit history. So really assess your future needs and think in advance, where and how to collect all the funds.
4. Plan your future.
Many people think that the hardest thing to do is to move to Canada. And then it will be possible to relax. However, it is exactly the opposite. The process of moving, of course, is difficult, but the tiniest thing will still begin after you find yourself at some Canadian airport with a couple of suitcases. This is not a vacation, where you can just lie in a star position, you need a place to live, to earn money, to pay insurance and taxes. It is better to think about this life in advance and come a) with some plan, b) with enough money for this plan.
5. Do not wait for free, die your ambition.
Even if you have friends in Canada – your aunts, who are ready to help at first, do not expect that life will become honey. Yes, here they can recommend someone to work, but they won’t keep you there only because of your acquaintance, you will have to show and prove something.
In addition, if you were a great man in your homeland in a great position, it is better to immediately realize that here you are unlikely to be offered a great position immediately. It is better to really assess yourself and your importance in a completely new place.
To all of you, we wish you a successful move to Canada!