Canada is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants – and the reason is quite simple: besides having a great reputation of being diverse and economically stable, the country is also one of the most generous nations when it comes to accepting immigrants. But nothing comes for free. If you want to pursue the “Canadian dream,” you have to be prepared. And to do so, here are some things you need before starting your application:
You must be able to communicate in either one of Canada’s official languages: English or French. Proficiency levels depend on which program you’re applying to. IELTS or CELPIP are the tests for English assessment. TEF is the one for French.
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
Requirements vary according to the program you’re applying to. But, in order to have your qualification assessed, the steps are all the same. First, choose an institution to do so. There are plenty of recognized institutions that can assess your qualification. Once chosen, download their forms, fill them out, and scan them so that you can email the completed forms to them.
Reference letters are required to prove your work experience. Just a reminder: they need to be written in the official company letterhead. The required length of work experience depends on which program you’re applying to. For Express Entry, for instance, the requirement is at least 12 months of experience.