Many people in Ethiopia want to immigrate to Canada in search of greener pastures. They have many reasons for wanting to Immigrate to Canada from Ethiopia, such as creating a better future for their families, furthering studies, enjoying a good work-life balance, or maybe just escaping the hard and difficult lifestyle of Addis Ababa.
In addition, Canada’s democratic and liberal principles have always made it a very welcoming place on the earth people want to settle in. Here at workstudyvisa, we have successfully moved many Ethiopian nationals to their New Life in Canada.
Ethiopians also have a long history in Canada and has been a source country for immigrants. According to the 2016 census, there were about 44,065 people of Ethiopian origin in Canada. In addition, a number of people reported other Ethiopian ethnicities: 1,530 people had Amhara ancestry, 3,350 had Oromo ancestry and 660 had Harari ancestry.
Today, most people coming to Canada from Ethiopia are skilled workers. Under Canada’s present Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, the country is targeting to welcome at least 400,000 new permanent immigrants per year.
If you would like to immigrate to Canada from Ethiopia, then keep reading.
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How To Immigrate To Canada From Ethiopia
Here we examine how to immigrate to Canada from Ethiopia. We will breakdown some of the immigration options available to Ethiopian nationals and the world.
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 their 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.
Did you know that when you obtain a student visa to study in Canada and graduate from a designated Canadian learning institution (DLI) you may be qualified to apply to extend your stay and work in Canada through the Post Graduate Work Permit Program?
This allows you to gain valuable work experience in occupations with a NOC skill 0 or level A or B, which increases your chances of acquiring permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class.
After just one (1) year of work experience, you may be qualified to apply for the CEC through the Express Entry system and could receive permanent residence in as little as four (4) months!
Over 100 Immigration pathways
In addition to the economic-class immigration programs and the various provincial nominee’s programs, Canada has many more immigration streams including the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, where small communities are able to select foreign skilled workers for permanent residence.
In addition, Quebec province has its own immigration stream that is tailored for French-speaking and bilingual candidates.