How to Migrate to Canada as a Teacher

Migration can be an extremely long and tiring process regardless of which country you are attempting to enter. Depending on the overall motivation when applying for citizenship, some may have a slightly shorter waiting period than others. Federal skilled workers, or FSW, are of greater value to a country and are therefore of a higher priority, especially in recession-proof industries. For example, doctors, dentists, and teachers are professions that will always be necessary. That’s good news if you are a teacher wanting to immigrate to Canada.

 

 

Selection Factors for FSW Approval

  • Highest level of education completed; higher than high school diploma preferred
  • Work experience shows at least one full year of employment that falls into one of the following occupational categories: managerial, professional, or technical/skilled
  • Fluent in French and/or English (both spoken in Canada)
  • Current age
  • Overall adaptability (usually tested through an assessment quiz)
  • Current state of employment (or offer)

Current Restrictions

As of July, 2012, the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) halted acceptance of applications for the FSW program. It is noted that when the program’s updated criteria takes effect, applications will likely be accepted once again. This is hoped to be in full force in the beginning of 2013. However, this halt does not affect applicants that:

  • Have a current employment offer (already arranged in Canada) or
  • are internationally enrolled, or were enrolled within the last year in a Canadian PhD program.

Cost of Living Proof

Since Canada is not in the habit of allowing anyone to sleep on their streets, they will want to know just how you plan to begin your life once you have crossed the border. Any dependents you have will also be taken into consideration.

Having too much money without a paper trail is a quick way to get your application dismissed; while lacking enough funds to sustain your family for more than a month will typically end the same way.

Automatic Dismissal

Certain applicants will most likely be denied immediately. Ensure none of these discrepancies get in your way before moving forward.

  • Possession of a human/international rights violation
  • A criminal history
  • DUI convictions, whether because of alcohol or drugs, will most likely get you turned down
  • Ties or past links to organized crime
  • Showing certain, especially contagious, health conditions
  • Lack of proof of, or not enough financial security
  • Discrepancies on you applications
  • Anyone not complying with Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, or IRPA
  • Anyone found to be in relation to an inadmissible person

The First Step

If you are ready to take your teaching career to Canada, contact an immigration lawyer that specializes in Canadian immigration. Most lawyers offer very affordable or even free consultations to hear about your situation. If the consultation is positive, the lawyer can discuss the cost of his services from there, along with explaining exactly how much easier he can make the entire process for you. The first step to immigrating to Canada as a teacher begins with a simple assessment.  Contact Niren and Associates today to arrange your consultation.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Rizwan jiwan

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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