If you are a teacher that is looking for a “greener pastures” opportunity, you may want to consider migrating to Canada. There are certain professions that will always be needed, such as doctors, dentists and teachers. This may come as good news for teachers who are looking to take up permanent residency in Canada.
Immigrating to Canada will require a certain set of skills and work experience, especially if you are applying under a skills trade such as teaching. If you plan to apply for permanent residency in the future, this blog post will share some need-to-know facts that will help you as you prepare for your application.
Immigrate to Canada as a Teacher: What You Need to Know
Many people wonder if teachers are skilled workers. The short answer is yes, and many teachers may qualify to immigrate to Canada in the Skilled Worker Stream. However, there are certain selection criteria that may come into play when they apply.
Selection Factors for Teachers
To qualify for teaching jobs in Canada, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in Education along with relevant work experience in the field. Since Canada uses a points system to assess whether a candidate is qualified to apply for permanent residency or not, an aspiring teacher-applicant must also be fluent in English or French (and have the necessary language skills test scores to prove it), must have at least one year of work experience under the following categories: managerial, professional, or technical/skilled. Familiarity with the culture and curriculum of the Canadian education system will also be an important factor as well as their fitness level to teach.
What Immigration System do Teachers Fall Under?
Most of the teachers that apply for permanent residency use Express Entry. This falls under the Skilled Worker Stream and will be a quick and straightforward way for teachers to enter Canada and apply to become permanent residents in the future.
Applicants will need to present cost of living proof. The Canadian government wants to make sure that any teachers who come into the country will not end up sleeping on a park bench. This is why they will also require bank documents and other documents to prove that an applicant will not end up being a liability when they move to Canada.
Cases of Automatic Dismissal
There are some instances where applications may be dismissed straight out. While the dismissal may be caused by obvious issues such as a criminal history or past links to organized crime, there may also be certain unintentional causes of automatic dismissal of an application such as discrepancies within the application.
Even if the effects of the global pandemic are still widely felt in industries across the globe, do not lose hope about your application to move to Canada. The government has taken measures to ensure that immigration will not stop despite any setbacks. If you think you qualify to permanently move to Canada as a teacher, it is best that you talk to an immigration consultant to better understand what you need to do and which documents you need to submit.
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