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5 biggest misconceptions about immigration to Canada

Written by Anyvisa Services on . Posted in Immigration Blog.

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If you are ready for immigration to Canada, make sure your resources are reliable. There is no place for misconceptions in such a serious project as immigration.

When pursuing their Canadian dream, a lot of potential immigrants are trying to gather as much information about immigration as possible. However, very often the information from non-official resources might be misleading, outdated, outright confusing and even wrong, which may lead to misinterpretation and create more questions from candidates. Here are top-5 misconceptions that may affect the potential immigrants’ decisions:

1 – It is impossible to open a business in Canada

Nothing is impossible! If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, some funds, and a definite purpose for your business in Canada – you are already a half-way to success. There are multiple variations for business immigration, including Startup Visa, Business Visa, PNP, etc. If you don’t have connections in Canada yet – it shouldn’t stop you. Anyvisa is a one-stop-shop for immigrants-entrepreneurs. We are highly experienced and very well positioned in creating what could be the first springboard for your business success. Order the business consultation to discuss your options.

2 – Any college will guarantee immigration

Unfortunately, this is not true. Students must graduate from an eligible designated learning institution (DLI) in order to obtain a post-graduation work permit. You need this special permit so (even If you don’t have any previous work experience from your home country), you can find a job in Canada and build up your points for Express Entry. Learn more about Student visa on the designated page.

3 – PNP is the easiest way for immigration

It is a wonderful feeling to be selected by a Canadian Province among other candidates. However, PNP programs require a lot of effort from applicants; including advanced language skills, extremely high investment, and long patient wait - all may be simply unbearable for many.

4 – Giving birth in Canada is a good start for immigration

It may be a good start for the baby, but not for parents. Children born in Canada are automatically granted citizenship, but their parents don’t get any advantage to obtain a Canadian Residency based on that... for the next 20-25 years at least.

5 – It’s easy to come to Canada just for work

In order to come to Canada for work, you need to have a work permit. In order to apply for a work permit, you need to get a Job Offer from a Canadian employer willing to hire you. Also, the company has to go through the LMIA process giving the “green light” for the employer to hire a foreign worker. Read more about the Work Visa process on the designated page.

Before you decide which way for Canadian immigration works for you best, we highly encourage you to order an immigration consultation first. A professional assessment is the best start for any immigration process that will save you time and money down the road.