Are you looking to make a new start in Canada but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry we are here to help. Find out how to immigrate from Kuwait to Canada using our super-simple 10-step guide.
Just follow the basic steps below to get started right away.
- Step 1 – Choose where to live;
- Step 2 – Research the best visa option;
- Step 3 – Pass basic requirements to apply for your visa;
- Step 4 – Get your documents ready;
- Step 5 – Take language exams;
- Step 6 – Find your NOC job (if applicable);
- Step 7 – Complete a medical exam with accepted medical professionals;
- Step 8 – Get a police certificate;
- Step 9 – Complete Biometrics; and
- Step 10 – Apply for professional RCIC assistance
Step 1 – Where to Live
Before you begin, do a little research about the best places to live based on your needs. For instance, you need to determine if you want to move to a family-friendly province like Quebec known for the best education systems and daycare programs in the country or if you want to move to Canada for economic reasons like better-paying jobs.
Because Canada has such a variety of environments, cultures, and economies, you can easily find the perfect place to call your new home. Provinces in Canada also have their own unique programs and visa streams to help talented and experienced people immigrate like the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Tech Pilot Program, which invites people who have one of the top in-demand 29 occupations in technology to apply for permanent residence.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to move from Kuwait to Canada, there will be a place for you somewhere in one of the 13 provinces and territories of the country. Take the first step to find it.
Step 2 – Research Canadian Visa Programs
One of the best ways to ensure that you know what is happening with your immigration is to keep informed about Canadian immigration news. You must also have a very firm idea about why you want to come to Canada in the first place to help you research the visa programs that you are most interested in.
Ask yourself the following questions. Do you want to come to Canada for work, to be reunited with your family, to study as an international student, or just to get access to a better lifestyle?
There are over 70 different streams, categories, and visa streams to choose from in Canada at the moment and that number just keeps on getting larger as the country tries to meet its new immigration goals of 1.3 million immigrants by 2021. We know how confusing immigration can be, even if you do some research it does help to talk about it to a professional, so why don’t you? Complete our contact form and our expert Account Manager will call you to help explain the immigration process from start to finish.
|Some of the more popular visa programs are the following:|
|Canadian Experience Class;|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program;|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program;|
|Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs); and|
Step 3 – Pass General Visa Requirements
As you may know after doing some basic research, each visa program, stream, and category have their own unique requirements you need to meet before you can even think about applying.
Here are just a few things you should know before you apply.
Your NOC (National Occupational Classification) code and level are a necessary part to apply for any immigration program. Most immigration programs will only allow people with certain NOC level jobs to apply. Canada breaks up job levels into 0, A, B, C, D, and E. Your occupation is also categorized by a four-digit code, for example, Henry is a plumber and under Canada’s NOC level he is categorized as level B and his four-digit code is 7251.
Work experience is a really important aspect with many programs requiring you to have at least one year of work experience. Some visa programs will not include work experience you gained while studying and other visa programs will insist that your work experience must be gained from a Canadian business like the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program.
Decent language exam results for immigration purposes are also essential. Some of the only language exams accepted are the General IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for English and TEF (Test d’evaluation Francais) for French. Academic versions of these exams are normally needed if you want to study in Canada
Clean background. Canadians are sticklers for the rules and will not let anyone into the country if they have prior or pending convictions or any other sort of illegal background history. This can cover something as simple as a DUI on your record and could be the difference between you making a new life in Canada and being totally inadmissible into Canada’s borders. You can assure Canadian immigration officials that you have a clear record with a police clearance certificate which we will talk about later in our guide.