How to Immigrate from Indonesia to Canada


Are you a citizen of Indonesia? Are you tired of your old life and want to experience something different? Now you can. Our comprehensive How to immigrate from Indonesia to Canada Guide can help make your journey an easy one. Canada plans to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants in 2021. Don’t you want to be one of them? Here’s how you do it.

Step 1 – Choose a Province or Territory

There are a number of factors you must take into account when you move from Indonesia to Canada. The first is finding the right place to live.

Each of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada has its own unique economies, job markets, cultures, climates, and lifestyles that can have a huge impact on your decision.

Because each province and territory have their own markets, they have created special visa programs to help focus on their unique needs. British Columbia, for example, created the Tech Pilot Program under one of its Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) to invite people from 29 occupations that are in high demand in the IT sector.

The coastal province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has some of the largest shellfish companies that account for 80% of all shellfish exports in Canada. Not to mention that PEI also has an increasing aerospace industry that supplies 20% of the countries exports.


Ontario is one of the most popular provinces in Canada for immigrants because of its multiculturalism. Toronto is definitely a popular destination for new immigrants thanks to it being a multicultural hub with over 51% of its population belonging to different minorities. Toronto also has an expanding financial and technological industry making it one of the best cities to work in for skilled labour.

Certain provinces like Saskatchewan are more agricultural based. Saskatchewan has even received the nickname the “breadbasket of Canada”.

So before you start your move from Indonesia to Canada, make sure you have the right province in mind.

Step 2 – Find the Right Visa Program for You

The next step in the process is to find the perfect immigration visa that best fits your unique needs. Make sure that you have a clear immigration goal. Do you wish to study in Canada, immigrate for work reasons, or move to Canada for family reasons?

Now, do some basic research for a visa program that suits your needs. There are currently over 100 immigration options available for you as Canada tries to reach its 1.3 million immigration goal of 2021.

Some of the more popular visa options are listed below:
Study Visas;
Canadian Experience Class;
Federal Skilled Worker Program;
Federal Skilled Trades Program;
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs); and
Family Sponsorship

Please note that the requirements for these programs vary depending on the province and where you are applying from.

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Step 3 – Understand the Basic Visa Requirements

There are a few basic visa requirements that are essential if you want to apply for a Canadian visa from Indonesia.

Most immigration programs will need you to have specific NOC (National Occupational Classification) level jobs to apply for. Levels are divided into 0, A, B, C, D, and E. You can locate your NOC job level and unique occupation code on the IRCC website.

Here is a simple example. Peter is a plumber, and under the NOC job level, he is categorized as level B, while his job is given the four-digit code 7251.

Please note that most visa programs are for NOC 0, A, and B level jobs, though other programs like the British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Programs focus on NOC level C or D jobs.

Another important aspect you must take into account is work experience. Most worker visa programs will request that you have a set amount of paid work experience in a relevant NOC job level.

You will not need to worry about this aspect if you are an international student wanting to study in Canada. But under work-related visas, make sure that your work experience type will be accepted.

Certain visa programs, like the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), will only accept the work experience you gained while working in Canada. Other programs will also discount work experience gained while you were a student, unpaid volunteer, or training as an intern. So make sure that you don’t have to worry about these standards before you apply.

You will need to be proficient in at least either English or French depending on the province or territories you immigrate to. You can prove this using either the General IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for English or the TEF (Test d’evaluation Francais) for French.

These results are generally valid for two years so please be aware. If you are immigrating to Canada as an international student, you can take the Academic version of these language exams.

Yet another basic requirement you need is a clear criminal record. Because Canada is a very law-abiding province, it will not let anyone in who has outstanding charges, ongoing investigations, or previous convictions.

You can prove that you have a clean record by applying for a Police Certificate also known as a Surat Keterangan Kelakuan Baik. We will talk about how to apply for this document later in our article.

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