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How To Immigrate To Canada From Brazil

Have you had enough of Brazil? or maybe you just want a place to immigrate to, where you can get the best out of life. You are in luck because Canada could be just the change you need. And this is where we come in with our handy how-to immigrate to Canada from brazil.

Brazil became as always been an important source of new permanent residents to Canada and there are many options for Brazilians looking to immigrate to Canada. Before the advent of COVID-19, the number of Canadian immigrants from Brazil was growing rapidly every year.

According to reports from Statistic Canada, Brazil occupied the 12 spots of the important source country of new permanent residents.

By the end of June, the South American country had climbed to number seven as the COVID-19 global pandemic restricted the travel of new arrivals from several other countries, including the U.S and South Korea, more so than those from Brazil.

The number of Brazilians who became new permanent residents of Canada in the first half of 2020 was virtually unchanged from the figure for the first six months of last year, with a downward nudge of less than 2.2 percent.

That means that Brazil became an even more important source of new permanent residents to Canada this year, (during COVId-19) than other relative to other countries.

There are over 100 economic-class immigration programs to select from, so narrowing them down can be a very difficult task.

Here are the major immigration pathways to permanent residence that Brazilians can take advantage of.

Express Entry System

Most economic-class immigrants get Canadian permanent residence through Express Entry.

Express Entry is the tool that the federal government uses to manages applications of the three federal immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates who are eligible are then given a score based on their age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French.

These points are officially referred to as the “Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points”. The maximum number of CRS points that an individual can obtain is 1,200 but most people fall somewhere around 500 without a provincial nomination.

Canada then gives out invitations called Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the highest-scoring candidates in the Express Entry pool. Once they receive their invitation, candidates can apply for permanent residence.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

Though the Canadian government has the final say in who gets to immigrate to Canada, the provinces are also allowed to select certain candidates, (that meet their labor requirements) through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

With the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, which has its own immigration programs, all other Canadian provinces have Provincial nominee programs.

They may be “enhanced programs” where candidates need a valid Express Entry profile to be eligible, or they may be “base programs” and deal directly with the provincial government.

Enhanced PNPs can be another option for immigration candidates who have lower CRS scores. Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination automatically get an additional 600 CRS points and are practically guaranteed to receive an invitation.

Some PNPs, like Ontario’s Human Capital Category, do not require immigration candidates to be in Canada in order to receive the nomination but will demand that candidates have work experience in certain occupations that fill gaps in the labor market.

Lastly, the Quebec province is mainly French-speaking and offers its own immigration streams that are tailored for french speaking and bilingual candidates with high French-language proficiency.

Some Provincial nominee programs also target French-speaking candidates, Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, for instance. Nova Scotia province has also invited French-speaking candidates through its Labor Market Priorities Stream.

On a final note, you should also check out other top Provincial Nominee Programs for Canada’s permanent immigration.