How To Immigrate To Canada From Malaysia – Who wouldn’t love to come to Canada, a country blessed with so many opportunities and better quality of life? Well Malaysian youths know about this and are already coming in their numbers to start afresh in the Great White North.
The Canadian borders are open to anybody that is ready to contribute to the growth and development of the country and so you can actually be among the 1.23 million immigrants that the Canadian government will be inviting to the country from 2021 to 2023.
Canada is one of the countries of the world that boasts of a high standard of living, better job opportunities, multicultural population, safety and better healthcare services. With all these perks that the country offers, who wouldn’t want to immigrate to Canada from Malaysia? And to make it easy for you, the country has designed over 100 programs to choose from and so you can definitely make your dream of immigrating to Canada a reality.
It is not going to be easy making this decision that would change your life but why are we here? We are here to offer you the help you need and see that your immigration process is easy and sweet with just little effort.
Let’s guess the question on your mind right now “why is Canada the best country to immigrate to?” To answer that question, we will be looking at some reasons.
Reasons you should choose Canada
- Job Opportunities
Canada has a lot of job opportunities as it has an aging population of retirees. They are currently looking for skilled foreign workers to fill up the shortages in the labour force. Currently it has over 100 immigration programs to help the country achieve its agenda of inviting over 1.2 million immigrants within the next 3years.
- It is a Multicultural country
When we say multicultural, we mean that Canada embracing people from different ethnicity and cultural background. Canada is seen as the first country in the world to make multiculturalism an official policy in 1971 and through this, the country has become one of the most diverse countries to live in and you can do this while still retaining your own culture.
- High standard of living
Canada also boasts of a high standard of living like we mentioned earlier. The cost of living in some provinces in the country is low and certainly with this, there will be a high standard of living as experienced in the Great White North. The country offers free health care services to its citizens and also permanent residents. Also, some provincial Medicare systems are cost-effective and available to everyone
When it comes to entertainment, the country is not lagging. Canada is an urban playground and it offers wide range of festivals and concerts where various international arts come to perform every year. There are a lot of buzzing and bubbling cities in Canada like Toronto, Vancouver and many others. There are also recreational centres in the country where you can go for sight-seeing and relaxation. You get to visit various art museums, historical landmarks and restaurants and if you are adventurer, there are a lot of national parks to explore, such as Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Canada can boast of the highest standard of education among many other countries of the world and one good thing is that the government has funded schooling up until Grade 12, meaning that it is free. The country is also the home for some of the best tertiary institutions in the world where you can continue your pursuit for a brighter future. In Canada, we have universities such as University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia
- Affordable housing
This depends on the province but generally, housing can be quite affordable in Canada, for example, on an average, the monthly rent in New Brunswick is estimated to be $893 per month or $178,000 to buy a house but in Malaysia you will be paying around $456,603 to $521,832 for a house.
- Less Pollution
You will definitely enjoy Canada as the level of pollution is to an extent lower than that of Taiwan. For the record, Canada holds the 9th position for the world’s cleanest countries for overall air quality.
This is unarguably true. Canada is quite affordable as it has a low cost of living. This is one of the few countries that do not pay sales tax. In Malaysia, the consumers bear the burden of the tax as a 100% import tax is added to the prices of most goods, including luxury goods. Also, the basic needs of life (housing, food and clothing) are very expensive making the cost of living in Malaysia seem high. In Canada you should be paying approximately $214 per month, depending on the province and cities that you live in.
- Diversification of Wealth
In Canada you have the opportunity to invest in businesses and accumulate wealth for yourself there by increasing your status even as an immigrant.
- Not too crowded
Canada has some peaceful cities like Edmonton in Alberta, the wonderful coastline of Prince Edward Island and even the beautiful towns of Saskatchewan and these areas are less crowded and peaceful too.
- Safety and security
The country is seen as one of the safest and secured place to be in the world with less criminal activities happening in the country. The provinces and cities are safe.
How To Immigrate To Canada From Malaysia
Like we said earlier that there are over 100 immigration programs available for you’re to choose from and you have to choose the best immigration program depending in the eligibility requirements.
In this part of the article, we will be looking at the best immigration pathway for you to immigrate to Canada from Malaysia.
- The Express Entry System
This program was initiated by the Canadian government in 2015 to help speed up the Canadian immigration process and since then, it has been seen as the most popular immigration programs in Canada. It is one of the fastest and easiest immigration programs to go through if you want to immigrate to Canada.
This system is an online immigration program where applicants are required to create an online profile with some criteria like age, work experience, education, language proficiency and others and from this information, the applicants will be placed in an express entry draw pool that is done twice a month and be scored according to a ranking system called the comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The applicants will be given a score (points) to match against a CRS cut-off score for that particular draw. The CRS cut-off score is usually around 700-800points and if an applicant meets or exceeds the cut-off score, the applicant will be eligible to receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
The system takes about six months to process application so it’s fast for you so as a Malaysian wanting to immigrate to Canada, here is you go!!
- The Post Graduate Work Permit Program (PGWP)
This program is for foreign students that have graduated from a designated learning institution in or outside Canada. With this permit, you can get a work visa and the permit is the open work permit which allows you to work for any employer in Canada depending in the length of your study program in Canada.
Though the visa is not for direct application for permanent residence but it will give you an advantage when applying for Canadian permanent residence. Even studying in Canada will certainly favour you when applying for your Canadian visa to live in Canada.
If you are going with the post graduate work permit program, there are some requirements you must meet and they are stated below:
- You should not be younger than 18years
- You must have graduated from a public or private post-secondary school in any Canadian province (college, university or technical school)
- You must have completed a study program at a Designated Institution
- You must have studied in Canada as a full-time student for at least 8 months
- You must have a valid study permit when you are applying for the work permit
- You must send the application for your work permit within 90 days of your graduation
With the PGWPP, you can get to apply for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) as you have a work experience of at least one year in Canada especially if your study program was for 3years that is why it is advised that you go for a lengthy study program of about 3years so as to gather Canadian work experience.
- The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
This is also among the most popular immigration programs in Canada and you can also try it. The program allows provinces in Canada to select or nominate candidates to receive invitation to apply for Canadian residency. This is an agreement between the Canadian government and the provinces in Canada to invite foreign skilled workers to fill up labour shortages in the province and Canada as a whole.
There are 11 provinces in Canada that are involved in this program and so you have 11 provinces in which one of them can actually invite you to immigrate to Canada from Malaysia.
Each province has its needs and requirements and you will have to meet the requirements of the particular province that you want to live and work in. you can either apply for the program directly or through the express entry-linked provincial nomination program.
- The Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The program allows employers in Canada to hire foreign skilled workers to fill up job positions in the country on a temporary basis. Since the country is looking for how to continue its development project, it is looking to employ immigrants from different parts of the world provided you meet the immigration requirements.
These immigrants are to bring their skills, training, work experience and expertise to Canada and contribute to the development of the country. For you to be eligible for this program, your skill has to be among the skills or occupations that are in-demand in Canada. There are three streams through which you can apply for this program as a Malaysian and they are:
- Agricultural Stream
- Global Talent Stream
For the agricultural worker stream, you will have to be a skilled agricultural worker for you to be eligible for the program and mind you agriculture is an important sector in every country so it is among the occupation in-demand in Canada.
For the Global Talent Stream, you will have to have a skill that is listed in the list of occupation in demand under the GTS list so as to stand a chance to get a work visa. Some of the occupations are software developer, graphics designer etc.
For the in-home caregivers, you will have to be able to take care of children, old people and also people living with disabilities that need medical care.
Like you must have seen, immigrating to Canada has been made easy regardless of the country you are from provided that you are willing and ready to contribute to the growth and development of Canada’s economy. The country offers you a great deal of opportunities and you also get to enjoy work benefits entitled to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
You will have to look at the immigration programs we highlighted in this article and look for the one for which you meet the eligibility requirements as this will prevent your application from being rejected or delayed. Do well you start your application on time so that you can move to Canada as soon as possible.
If you wouldn’t want to get confused or do anything wrong in your application, you can employ the services of a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to help you will your application and immigration process.
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