Do’s and Don’ts When Applying to Immigrate to Canada

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Do’s and Don’ts When Applying to Immigrate to Canada

The number of people seeking to move to the Great North increases every year. Many are looking for the best way to immigrate to Canada and do their research online. However, there is quite a lot of misinformation, and there are quite a few mistakes you could make when applying for immigration. If you want to stand out and stay ahead of the pack, you’re going to have to submit a flawless, error-free immigration application. Here are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to applying.

Do Look Into Many Immigration Programs

There are over 100 immigration and visa programs available if you want to move to Canada. There are a few rather popular ones like the Express Entry immigration system, but there are others that are less competitive. You should explore all your options before you make a decision on which program to pursue. 

As an example, there are some immigration programs that are points-based, while others are not. There are some programs that rely on a first-come, first-serve basis, while others don’t follow this at all. The point is there is quite a lot of variety in programs, so be sure to select the best one for you.

Do Make Sure Your Immigration Consultant or Law Firm Is Regulated

It’s great to have some help with the complex immigration process. Talking to Canada immigration consultants and asking for their advice is a great idea! But you have to make sure that the consultants are regulated by the ICCRC, as only those regulated by them may provide immigration services. Don’t be fooled by fraudulent consultants and copycat agencies!

Do Ensure Your Forms Are Filled Out Properly

While this may seem obvious, it does need to be repeated. Making errors in the forms is one of the most common mistakes applicants make. This is in part due to how long and complex the immigration forms are. You need to be both accurate and detailed as your future in Canada rests upon your answers. 

If you’re wondering how hard it can be, here’s an example for you. Each page needs to be signed, but some pages need to be signed more than once. The “Additional Family Information” form needs three signatures. If you don’t accomplish this, you could be immediately rejected. 

Also note that you have to write something in each section even if you do not know the answer. ‘NA’ or ‘not applicable’ is what you have to write in these sections. Otherwise, your application will be seen as incomplete, and it will be refused.

Don’t Staple Immigration Documents

Do not use staples, binders, plastic sleeves, folders or albums to submit your application. If you need to attach anything, use a paperclip. You can also just arrange the forms in order and leave them unbound. 

Don’t Forget to Submit Proof of Work Experience

In 2021, there are an estimated 200,000 people that will immigrate to Canada under the economic class. This means that competition will be tough among those who would like to enter Canada based on their skills and work experience. If this is the track you’re going to take, you have to craft a comprehensive reference letter that details your work experience. This letter should include the following:

  • Official job title
  • Dates of employment
  • Remuneration
  • Average hours per week
  • Job description and employment duties

Conclusion

If you have your heart set on immigrating to Toronto, ON or anywhere else in Canada, then the tips above should help you achieve your dreams. Don’t be afraid to ask an immigration consultant for help at any point in your journey. These people can help you avoid common mistakes. We hope to see you in the Great North!

If you’re looking for professional help from a trusted firm please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472.

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