February 02, 2021
The Advantages of Combining Canadian Business Immigration with Express Entry
When it comes to Canadian immigration, many of our clients already know that Express Entry is the fastest and easiest way to obtain Canadian permanent residency. However, in order to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, it is not enough to simply have a profile within the Express Entry pool.
The competition is steep, and only the top tier of Express Entry candidates will receive an invitation. Your CRS score plays an important role in determining your ranking within the pool of candidates, and therefore, your likelihood of being invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Applying to a Canadian Business Immigration Program for the Express Entry
For many entrepreneurs and business people, the best way to boost your CRS score and improve your chances of receiving an invitation through Canada’s Express Entry system is by first applying through one of Canada’s Express Entry aligned business immigration programs. Although this may seem like a detour on your Canadian immigration journey, it can significantly increase your chances of success in the long run.
There are many advantages to applying through a business immigration program and establishing yourself and your business in Canada before applying for permanent residency. One year of full-time Canadian work experience can boost your CRS score up to 250 points, launching you to the top of the Express Entry pool and virtually guaranteeing you an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The Advantages of Applying Through a Canadian Business Immigration Program
1. Get support establishing your business in CanadaThe idea of establishing a business in a foreign country can be daunting. You are likely unfamiliar with the processes involved with setting up and running a business in Canada, which may vary widely from your own country. Canada’s business immigration programs are designed to support entrepreneurs in the early stages of establishing themselves and their business. This guidance can be invaluable, saving you time and money while helping you work towards your long-term immigration and business goals.
2. Secure employment for yourself
Applying through Express Entry will still require you to find a job in Canada. By applying through a business immigration program, you will not need to worry about finding work in Canada as you will already have employment through your established business. This will serve as an advantage to you when moving through the immigration process.
3. Gain access to the primary benefits of Canadian immigration
- By immigrating through a business immigration program, you will be granted a Canadian work permit and you and your family will be able to move to Canada. There is no need to wait for your permanent residency status. Upon landing in Canada, you will have access to all the benefits that come with being Canadian, such as government subsidized tuition fees and access to free healthcare. Your spouse will also have unrestricted permission to work in Canada and may apply for work in any field with any employer they choose.
A Pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence
Although it may slightly extend the length of your immigration process, applying through a business immigration program provides a secure pathway to Canadian permanent residence. The extra time and effort you need to put in before applying for the Express Entry will be the time that you would need to put in anyway once you are in Canada.
The two business immigration programs that we most often recommend to entrepreneurs who are interested in immigration through Canada’s Express Entry system are the Intra-Company Transferee Program (ICT) and Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
As always, we want to remind you that patience is paramount on the route to Canadian permanent residence. It is a lengthy process, but one that is well worth it for a lifetime of the benefits that life in Canada can provide for you and your family.
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