How to Immigrate from New Zealand to Canada


Here is a useful guide that will teach you how to immigrate from New Zealand to Canada as quickly as possible.   

Whether you want to visit, become a permanent resident, or study abroad in Canada, there are over 60 immigration options you could choose from. Each of these programs has its own unique requirements that need to be met in order to successfully immigrate to Canada. Now is the perfect time to start your application, seeing as Canada needs to meet its new immigration goal of over 900,000 new immigrants by 2020.

Where to Start?

Do a little research about where you would like to live. Canada has 13 different provinces and territories that are all unique and special in their own way.

Alberta is a great place if you work in crude oil service and distribution while British Columbia has a variety of markets that focus on tourism, logging and rich farming land, despite only 5% of the territory being used for agricultural purposes.

Find the right place for you based on your needs and make Canada your real home.


Programs to Get You To Canada Fast

If you want to know how to immigrate to Canada from New Zealand, one of the most popular programs that immigrants apply for is Express Entry (EE). The reason why it is so popular because it has one of the best processing times around. Your application could be completed in four to eight months!

From 2017, EE has helped over 77,270 people become citizens of Canada. Thanks to the six new changes to the program, it has become easier to apply than ever before.

Basic Steps to Apply for EE

Here is a basic list of most of the things you will need to do for the EE application process.

  1. Pass Language Tests for English and French (IELTS, CELPIP, and TEF General tests only).
  2. Apply for an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  3. Complete your biometrics
  4. Find your job NOC (National Occupation Classification) code
  5. Create an Express Entry Profile
  6. Register on the Canadian job bank (this is voluntary)
  7. Enter the Express Entry pool
  8. Get an ITA (Invitation to Apply)
  9. Apply for permanent residency within two months of your ITA
  10. Pay application fees and permanent residency fee
  11. Provide proof of funds, Police Clearance, and a Health Certificate
  12. Ask your current employer for job letters to prove your work experience for your program

What Documents You Need

You will need certain documents and qualifications for most visa applications. Some of these are:

  • Your passport and/or ID;
  • Language Tests like IELTS, CELPIP, and TEF;
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA) from WES; and
  • Your NOC (National Occupational Classification) code
  • Job offer (if you have one);
  • Police Clearance; and
  • Medical Examination report

Did You Know?

When you apply for any visa, biometrics, or doctor exam you will need a valid ID or passport on hand. Make sure that these documents do not expire during your application because they are linked to your application case.

So, if your passport expires in two months, you should not apply for EE as the fastest processing time is three months.

If these documents expire, you will need to start the whole process again.


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