Canadian Immigration Assessment

Immigration is never easy. It requires a huge investment of time, effort, and money. This post will tell you how I completed my Canadian immigration assessment and how you can do yours before making any investment.

Starting My Journey

Immigrant stories never cease to amaze me.  Usually, it starts with the desire to seek opportunities or improve lifestyle. Sometimes, it is to gain protection. 

My story began with wanting to know if I can compete in the global labor market.  Of course, better job prospects and quality of life came with this.   

One day, I came across an interesting online ad. It read: “Send your resume to know if you qualify for immigration to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the UK.” So, I sent my resume to the consulting company. In just a few minutes, I got a notice that I qualify for immigration to Canada. This message came with an invitation for a one-on-one consultation.

After a few days, I went to the assessment that changed my life.

I confirmed my eligibility to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. I then paid a small deposit. Thereafter, I followed all the steps prescribed by their immigration consultants.  Fourteen months later, I received my permanent resident visa to Canada.

(Does it seem like an easy journey? It is not.  Wait until you get to the Career Tab.)

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario

Assessment by An Immigration Consultant

The free and personalized assessments involve gathering information on:

  • Personal profile
  • Language ability
  • Education and training
  • Work history
  • Canadian job offer
  • Family or friends in Canada
  • Personal net worth

These help consultants determine the best immigration program to apply to.  It also helps them increase an applicant’s chances of success.  For example, they may recommend improving language skills or completing another degree.

A quick Google search for a free assessment for Canada immigration reveals offers from numerous immigration consulting firms.

Self-Assessment Using IRCC’s Online Tool           

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) likewise has a free online tool called Come to Canada.  This helps foreign nationals evaluate their eligibility to apply to Canada as immigrants, workers, students, or visitors. According to this website, a list of options and instructions to apply will be given based on the respondent’s answers and situation.

Selection Factors for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (Express Entry)

For those who are interested in this program, the IRCC website details six selection factors:

  1. Language skills points
  2. Education points
  3. Work experience points
  4. Age points
  5. Arranged employment in Canada points
  6. Adaptability points

This webpage can help applicants find ways to increase their score.

A Canadian immigration assessment helps determine eligibility, choose the best program, and improve chances of success. It is the foundation of the immigration process.

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