Canada is a peaceful, inclusive country with a thriving economy. Those qualities explain why so many people from other countries think about migrating here. This country’s generous immigration policy also makes it an appealing choice. If you are thinking about immigration to Canada from Bangladesh, here is some information you need to consider.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department of the federal government that oversees immigration. When assessing potential immigrants, IRCC looks for candidates who will settle well here and contribute to this country’s economy.
Canada’s Express Entry System
For most people who want to immigrate to Canada from Bangladesh that means finding jobs. The Express Entry system pools the applications of potential immigrants for the Federal Skilled Workers Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class Program. These three programs target possible immigrants whose skills and experience meet available job requirements.
By creating an online profile in the Express Entry system, you provide information that determines your eligibility to immigrate and your position in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Certain criteria such as, work experience, education, language ability (English and/or French), and valid job offers are given points. The higher your overall points, the higher your eligibility is.
While applicants have certain training, experience, or education in Bangladesh, those may not match the requirements for the same trades or jobs in Canada. To prove the level of knowledge, some applicants may need to complete an Educational Credential Assessment and include that in the profile.
Another key component of the profile is the language proficiency test results. Canada has two official languages - English and French - and you need to prove an ability to read, write, and speak in either one or both. There are only certain language tests the IRCC accepts, so be sure you take the correct one.
You can create an Express Entry profile even if you don’t yet have a job offer. Just be sure to access the federal Job Bank service. This service has job postings and allows applicants to search for work that matches their skills and experience and apply for those jobs.
IRCC issues invitations to apply for permanent residency to Express Entry applicants who meet a certain standard in the CRS. Another way to increase your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency is through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
With the PNP, the provinces and territories identify skills and work experience that could fill certain job needs in that region. Once the PNP has found applicants in the Express Entry pool who match, then the province or territory can nominate them for permanent residency.
Be careful about which PNP you select because most include the requirement that you live in that region. You want to be sure you know enough about the area to be happy living there.