Canada Immigration 2023: 7 Easiest Options Explored

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An advanced high-income country, which ranks in the top 10 economies of the world. Do you want to realize your Canadian dreams? Are you looking for the easiest ways to migrate? Well, your immigration queue just got shorter.

News of GTA has covered the seven best and easiest ways that can help you land in Canada. So, find out if you are immigration ready.


How is the craze?

Insanity. Oh! Gold rush. It seems the world wants to settle in Canada. As per the latest set of data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – In October 2022 – There were 2.6 million pending immigration applications.

Although, the good news is – In November 2022 – the pending immigration applications were reduced to 2.4 million. And the temporary residence inventory stood at 1,537,566 people in November 2022. While it was 1,651,649 in October 2022, reflecting a considerable decrease.

Furthermore, IRCC in its latest statement has shown interest in processing the applications at a faster rate. By March 2023, the body aims to reduce the count by less than 50%.

The Seven Easiest Ways to Enter Canada

Make hay while the sun shines. Canada has planned to accommodate about 400,000 workers every year as it is suffering a critical labor shortage. Even the immigration backlog is decreasing.

Don’t miss the opportunity. Read out the seven best ways of entering Canada.

1. Express Entry

Express entry is the primary and most popular Canadian immigration program. It broadly comprises three sub-programs, which are:

a) Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

  • This program was launched in 1967 to get skilled immigrants into Canada
  • You can apply under FSPW if you can:
    • Obtain at least 67 points out of 100 points and
    • Meet the minimum requirements for work, language ability, and education
  • After applying, you will receive a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. It is based on several factors, such as:
    • Age
    • Education
    • Language Skills and
    • Experience

The Canadian government invites candidates with the highest CRS score to apply for a permanent residency (PR) every two weeks. It holds an express entry draw for this purpose. You can expect a PR status in 6-months. Post that, you can move to Canada.

b) Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

  • This program was launched in 2008. It offers a pathway for temporary foreign workers and international students to obtain permanent residency.
  • To apply under CEC, you are required to meet several eligibility conditions. One of the major conditions is – At least 1,560 hours of skilled work in Canada (both part-time and full-time are counted)

Advantage – Candidates who are willing to get permanent residency under CEC are not required to convince IRCC that they have enough settlement funds to support them financially after getting a PR.

c) Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

  • This program was launched in 2013 to enable skilled trades workers to obtain a PR
  • To apply under this program, you need to meet the eligibility criteria of either FTSP or FSWP/ CEC.

Advantage – Under FSTP, you can get a provincial nomination. It is worth 600 CRS points and can increase your chances of obtaining permanent residence manifolds.

2. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

  • Canada admits over 100,000 immigrants every year via PNP
  • Barring Quebec and Nunavut, each province has its version of the PNP
  • This program also works on lines like that of Express Entry and invites candidates with the highest CRS in draws.

Advantage – PNP offers “enhanced streams”. Immigrants who apply under enhanced streams get more options, which increases their chances of getting PR.

3. Quebec Immigration

Out of the thirteen Canadian provinces – Quebec is the largest (in terms of area) and has the highest majority of the French-speaking population. It has developed immigration rules that are distinct from those of IRCC and PNP.

  • The immigration ministry of Quebec offers Quebec Selection Certificate to the selected immigrants.
  • It runs three different immigration programs, which are:
    • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) – for skilled workers
    • Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) – for international students
    • Quebec Business Immigration Programs – for entrepreneurs and self-employed immigrants, who want to do business in Quebec

4. Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Canada comprises four provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. You can immigrate to the Atlantic region via Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).

  • This program allows employers to attract and retain global talent.
  • All they must do is search for a potential candidate and offer them a job
  • The selected foreign workers will prepare a settlement plan in association with their designated organization
  • The option of a temporary work permit is also available to employers looking to fill the vacancy immediately

AdvantageThe employers are not required to conduct any Labor Market Impact Assessment.

5. Rural and Northern Immigration Plan (RNIP)

It is a community-driven immigration program via which 11 participating communities attract global immigrants and place them in local job openings.

Below is the list of 11 communities that participate in the RNIP immigration program:

Name of the Community Province
North Bay Ontario
Sudbury Ontario
Timmins Ontario
Sault Ste. Marie Ontario
Thunder Bay Ontario
Brandon Manitoba
Altona/Rhineland Manitoba
Moose Jaw Saskatchewan
Claresholm Alberta
Vernon British Columbia
West Kootenay Region (Trail, Castlegar, Ross land, Nelson) British Columbia

6. Agri-food Immigration Pilot

This program aims to meet the labor shortage needs of Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-food industry. It aims to hire up to 2,750 temporary foreign workers every year and offers them a pathway to obtaining PR.

What industries and occupations does Agri-food Immigration Pilot hire?

Industries Occupations
Meat Processing ·         Retail butcher

·         Industrial butcher

·         Food processing laborer

Mushroom Production

Green House Production

·         Harvesting laborer

·         General farm worker

·         Farm supervisor

Livestock Raising ·         General farm worker

·         Farm supervisor

·         Specialized livestock worker

7. Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

Canada always welcomes caregivers from across the world. Both these programs hire caregivers and offer them a pathway to obtaining PR.

  • To get selected under these pilot programs – you need to satisfy the eligibility criteria, which revolve around:
    • Having requisite work experience
    • Passing the language tests
    • Clearing the admissibility checks, etc.
  • The families hiring caregivers via these pilot programs must:
    • Submit a Labor Market Impact Assessment Application to the Canadian government and
    • Get it approved

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