How To Immigrate To Canada From Iran

Are you looking to immigrate to Canada from Iran? Perhaps you don’t have the kind of life you want in your home country, Canada could be the ideal place for you.

Most Iranians come to Canada with a goal to stay permanently. Some Iranians have chosen to move to Canada in search of security and better quality of life.

Iranian-Canadians also come to Canada to better their future, create a better life for their family, for job opportunities, or world-class education. As of 2016, about 166,000 Iranians reside in Canadian areas such as the Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal areas. The main Iranian communities can be found in southern Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.

In order to immigrate to Canada from Iran, a prospective immigrant must fall into any of these categories: a skilled worker; skilled tradesperson; a business immigrant; a provincial nominee; a family sponsor; an international adoption; or a refugee.

How To Immigrate To Canada From Iran

Basically, there are major two pathways for Canadian immigration.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is the main tool that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications.

If you want to apply for immigration under the Express Entry system, you must meet certain requirements of at least one of these programs: the Foreign Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Foreign Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Chances are that you will need to be qualified under the FSWP if you have never lived in Canada before.

Assuming you meet the requirements of the FSWP, you can then go ahead and lodge an Express Entry profile to Canada’s immigration services’ website for free.

You will have to take a language proficiency test accredited by immigration, refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If you wish to take the test in English, your options are either the CELPIP or IELTS exam.

You have to also get your foreign educational credentials evaluated by a provider (such as WES) that is accredited by IRCC.

Based on your requirements such as your age, education, work experience, and language skills, you will obtain a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

Fortnightly, IRCC invites Express Entry candidates with the biggest CRS scores to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Despite its travel restrictions, IRCC is still inviting successful candidates who live abroad since such people will be key to supporting Canada’s post-pandemic economy recovery.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is another main economic class immigration route for those coming from Egypt. The PNP is the second-biggest skilled worker pathway after Express Entry.

The PNP gives Canada’s provinces and territories the ability to select prospective immigrants who meet their economic needs.

You can directly apply to a province or territories’ Provincial program. You can also make yourself available to the provinces and territories for them to examine or assess your profile and then offer you an opportunity to get a nomination from them.

You can do this by opening a valid Express Entry profile. If a province invites you to apply to their PNP, you will get an extra 600 CRS points which will practically guarantee your success under Express Entry.

Candidates are directly able to apply for a specific PNP program. In addition, creating an Express Entry profile gives you more opportunities.

Once you are in the Express Entry pool, you may get an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, or you may receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination if the territory or provinces is interested in your profile.

Iranians have over 100 skilled worker immigration options they can choose from. In addition to Express Entry and the Provincial nominee programs, Canada offers many other permanent residence immigration routes for skilled workers, 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 of which Egyptians can take advantage of.

Finally, if you are planning to immigrate to Canada, you should be wary of unscrupulous and dubious immigration agents or agencies!

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