Who wouldn’t love to come to Canada, a country blessed with so many opportunities and good life? Well Taiwanese youths know about this and are already coming in their numbers start afresh in the Great White North. Canada is one of the many countries that can boast of a high standard of living, lucrative opportunities, multicultural population, safety and security. And with all these perks that the country offers, who wouldn’t want to immigrate to Canada from Taiwan? And to make it easy for you, the country has over 100 programs to choose from and so you can definitely make your dream of immigrating to Canada a reality.
It is not going to be easy making this decision that would change your life but why are we here? Westgatemigration is here to offer you the help you need and see that your immigration process is easy and sweet with just little effort. Let’s guess the question on your mind right now “why is Canada the best country to immigrate to?” To answer that question, we will be looking at some reasons.
Reasons you should choose Canada
- It is a Multicultural country
When we say multicultural, we mean that Canada embracing people from different ethnicity and cultural background. Canada is seen as the first country in the world to make multiculturalism an official policy in 1971 and through this, the country has become one of the most diverse countries to live in and you can do this while still retaining your own culture
Canada can boast of the highest standard of education among many other countries of the world and one good thing is that the government has funded schooling up until Grade 12, meaning that it is free. The country is also the home for some of the best tertiary institutions in the world where you can continue your pursuit for a brighter future. In Canada, we have universities such as University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia
- Less Pollution
You will definitely enjoy Canada as the level of pollution is to an extent lower than that of Taiwan. For the record, Canada holds the 9th position for the world’s cleanest countries for overall air quality.
- Diversification of Wealth
In Canada you have the opportunity to invest in businesses and accumulate wealth for yourself there by increasing your status even as an immigrant.
When it comes to entertainment, the country is not lagging. Canada is an urban playground and it offers wide range of festivals and concerts where various international arts come to perform every year. There are a lot of buzzing and bubbling cities in Canada like Toronto, Vancouver and many others. There are also recreational centres in the country where you can go for sight-seeing and relaxation. You get to visit various art museums, historical landmarks and restaurants and if you are adventurer, there are a lot of national parks to explore, such as Banff and Jasper National Parks.
- High standard of living
Canada also boasts of a high standard of living like we mentioned earlier. The cost of living in the country is low and certainly with this, there will be a high standard of living as experienced in the Great White North. The country offers free health care services to its citizens and also permanent residents. Also, some provincial Medicare systems are cost-effective and available to everyone
- Affordable housing
This depends on the province but generally, housing can be quite affordable in Canada, for example, on an average, the monthly rent in New Brunswick is estimated to be $893 per month or $178,000 to buy a house but in Taiwan you will be paying around $456,603 to $521,832 for a house in Taipei, which is the commercialized part Tiawan.
- Not too crowded
Canada has some peaceful cities like Edmonton in Alberta, the wonderful coastline of Prince Edward Island and even the beautiful towns of Saskatchewan and these areas are less crowded and peaceful too.
This is unarguably true. Canada is quite affordable as it has a low cost of living. This is one of the few countries that do not pay sales tax. In Taiwan, the consumers bear the burden of the tax as a 100% import tax is added to the prices of most goods, including luxury goods. Also, the basic needs of life (housing, food and clothing) are very expensive making the cost of living in Taiwan seem high. In Canada you should be paying approximately $214 per month, depending on the province and cities that you live in.
- Job Opportunities
Canada has a lot of job opportunities as it has an aging population of retirees. They are currently looking for skilled foreigners to fill up the shortages in the labour force. Currently it has over 100 immigration programs to help the country achieve its agenda of inviting over 1.2 million immigrants within the next 3years.
- Safety and security
The country is seen as one of the safest and secured place to be in the world with little criminal activities happening in the country. The provinces and cities are safe.
What Programs can you Choose?
You have five main programs you can choose from once you have decided to immigrate to Canada from Taiwan.
|Federal Immigration Programs|
|Economic Immigrants/Federal Skilled Worker Program||This category is for skilled workers with Canadian experience who qualify under one of three categories:|
Skilled Worker Stream: if you are skilled in a particular trade that is in-demand with the necessary work experience and you would want to live and work in Canada, then this program is designed for you.Canadian Experience Stream: if you are already working in Canada with a temporary work permit and you wish to apply for a permanent residence in the country, you can go through this program. The program is for foreign workers and students, with an excellent command of the English and/or French language.
Business Stream: we have some Sub-divisions under this stream such as entrepreneurs, self-employed immigrants and investors. The program is for immigrants who have the financial means, skills and work experience to establish business in Canada or invest in an existing Canadian business.
|Student Permit||If you fall under the category of people that want to live and study in Canada, then you will be required to apply for a study permit|
|Family Sponsorship||If you have close relatives in Canada and they are ready to sponsor your coming to Canada, then you fall under this category. Your sponsor must have proven that he or she is able to take care of your needs and upkeep when you immigrate to Canada. As a Permanent residents or Canadian citizens the person can able to sponsor their spouse, conjugal or common-law partner, dependent child and any other relative deemed eligible under this category.|
|Humanitarian and Compassionate Applicants||You can qualify for permanent residence in Canada under the following exceptional circumstances:|
Settlement in Canada;
Best interest of children; and
Consequences of not granting the request. You should know that these circumstances are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
|Refugee Class||You fall under this category if you are unable or afraid to return to your country or place of residence and needs to be protected. A Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor immigrants who are deemed eligible to settle in Canada under refugee status.|
What do I Need and How Do I Apply?
There a number of requirements to apply through the Federal Skilled Worker Program:
|ID and Passport|
|Education Credential Assessment|
|Your NOC (National Occupational Classification) code|
|Provincial Nomination (if you have one)|
|Job offer (if you have one)|
After you have gathered all of the necessary documentation, you can now start your application. One of the most popular pathways to apply for permanent residency in Canada is through the Express Entry System. You will have to create an online profile where you will fill up information such as your age, language skill, education and work experience. From the information you give, you will be given a score according to the comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and you are expected to meet or exceed the score as there are other candidates competing with you. If you are among the candidates that score the highest, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.