Education doesn’t have to be a barrier to immigrating to Canada

If you already have a university degree, immigrating to Canada can be a relatively easy process for you.

Canada is welcoming people who are willing to invest a variety of their talents and skills here. The country has set a target of 350,000 new arrivals per year by 2021.

“We are 40 million people and yet we don’t have enough people living here to fulfill all the opportunities for growth,” says Rachel Gary, COO of Canada Direct. “The Canadian government is giving people the chance to have a good life here but there is the expectation that you contribute to the economy as well.”

The Canadian immigration system is based on a points system, in which points are given for education, work experience, and English and French language proficiency. Many points can be earned in Canada, while others can be gained in the country of your origin.

When you contact Canada Direct to help you with the immigration application, a team member will take you through a set of questions that have been specifically designed to outline an applicant’s qualifications. Then, Canada Direct will send an assessment report to one of their regulated Canadian immigration consultants.

Education is one of the most crucial eligibility factors. While most bachelor’s and master’s degrees from other countries can meet Canadian standards, complications can arise if the applicant only has a post-secondary level of education from a technical school.

Gary says that cases such as when a person has a management experience without a university degree can be an issue. It’s not, however, that they are not educated, but rather that a particular level of education is not required to get the job in their country, unlike in Canada.

If they still want to continue working in their industry, the best-case scenario for them is to come to Canada on a student visa and get their degree or a college diploma. Plus, Canada Direct can help them get a work visa, which will allow them to earn income and get extra points for Canadian work experience at the same time.

If you are older than 35 and only have a high school diploma, it can be more challenging to immigrate to Canada, but, as Gary says, not impossible. Manitoba is the most lenient province when it comes to eligibility criteria, as it does not require applicants to pass an English language test. Another way is to apply for a student visa and study for the qualifications that are required for employment.

Canada Direct can help turn your dreams of a life in Canada into reality. Start the process today by visiting

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