How To Migrate To Canada | For All Prospective Immigran
NOTE: Canada does not have an immigration lottery like the United States does. The US has a program called the Diversity Visa that allows individuals to obtain Green Cards. Canada doesn’t have a diversity visa but they do have several programs that offer draws every week allowing individuals to obtain Permanent Residency which is comparable to the the US Green Card.
Does Canada Offer a Canada Immigration Lottery?
No! Canada does not offer a designated Canada Immigration Lottery.
However, this does not mean that you cannot immigrate to Canada. Canada offers more than 60 options for immigration. This means there are many options available for prospective immigrants. If you’re interested in an immigration lottery you should check out the US Diversity Visa.
Since Canada is a bilingual country, courses at Canadian universities will be taught in either English or French.
Even if you are a native English or French speaker, you’ll need to take a language proficiency test. If you are applying for an English speaking university, IELTS is accepted by all. For French, TEF is the most commonly used and accepted.
Fees are generally around $100.
One special aspect of Canada is that there are two national languages – that’s right, you probably already know: English in most of the western side and French in the eastern province of Quebec. If you want to broaden your horizons as either an ESL or FSL student, Canada is the place!
Is Express Entry an Immigration Lottery?
While the Express Entry system uses point systems and regular draws, it is not a lottery but rather a merit-based system. The Express Entry stream aims to reduce the hassle of applying to immigrate. You will fill out an application to enter the Express Entry pool and will be given a CRS score base on your responses.
Periodically, Canadian immigration does an Express Entry draw. This process selects candidates that have above a certain CRS score. If you are selected, you have 60 days to file an application for immigration. If you are not selected, you remain in the pool. In addition to the main Express Entry, many of the provinces will use your Express Entry profile to see if you are eligible to immigrate to that province.