Your home country is always close to your heart because it has a sense of familiarity and belonging. It is where you were born, grew up, where your family and friends reside, and where you enjoyed the good times- and pulled through the bad, with the support of those near and dear. Moving to a new country all of a sudden definitely has its emotional consequences and other hurdles too, which may lead you to question whether you really need to. That too, when you have an adequate to high paying job in your home country and are not economically deprived.
Canada welcomes over 300,000 immigrants a year and all of them can be termed as “the cream of the batch” – the world’s brightest and most economically valuable people. They are either highly skilled in a trade or highly educated with work experience in a top demanded profession. This obviously means that Canada is highly interested in converting theminto Canadian permanent residents.
Despite the opportunities shown, some immigrants complain that settling in a new country and beginning all over again is not easy. Some have had to wait before they got a job that matches their expectations and others had a hard time integrating into their new homes.
However, these hurdles are not permanent for those that persevere and are a little patient with the Canadian immigration process. As daunting as it may seem, but all of life’s meaningful things have a process and require a little bit of patience; a new job, a new relationship, a new neighborhood, and of course- a new country.
That brings us to the question of whether you should immigrate to Canada. Is immigration truly worth it?
First of all, you need to find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration. With Pursuit, you can check your eligibility for global immigration programs with a single profile. If you are, it is time to think over whether moving to Canada would be a wise choice.
Even if you have a comfortable job in your home country, there are other factors that you need to consider when making the decision of whether or not you should immigrate to Canada. Canada is not only about economic security and opportunity but has several other lifestyle advantages associated with its name.
Health and medical facilities
You need to consider whether your home country provides adequate health and medical facilities because they are a major part of determining the quality of life. Canada has a reliable Medicare for all system in which residents can consult with doctors free of cost. Moreover, the country has top-notch medical facilities and professionals-opposed to some of the substandard services that residents of some other countries have to suffer.
If your home country is lacking in health and medical facilities, Canada can provide a healthier future for you and the generations to come.
Canada is home to some of the best universities in the world and also has a commendable public school system for primary and secondary education. Your children would have access to world-class education free of charge They would also have better chances of attending some of the top universities in the world without hassle. It is easier for Canadian residents to study in other countries such as the USA, UK, Australia, and top schools in Europe.
This doesn’t imply that your children would not be able to attend if you don’t immigrate to Canada. However, it would become considerably easier for them to get admission into and undergo visa procedures for universities in developed countries.
Hence, education for your future generations can be the motivation to immigrate to Canada.
Travel and Leisure
The Canadian passport is one of the best in the world – with visa-free access to over 180 countries. If you currently find it problematic to travel spontaneously on your current passport, moving to Canada may be a good choice for you.
Easier visas also open the doors for networking, better business opportunities, meeting friends and family in other countries, and traveling for leisure.
Family sponsorship and visas
The Canadian authorities realize how important it is for immigrants to be close to family and to invite family to visit and/or stay with them. Immigrants are allowed to sponsor immediate family such as parents, spouses, siblings for permanent residency in Canada within 1 to 3 years of their own eligibility. Other family members can always be sponsored for visits.
Therefore, you can be close to your loved ones and give them the opportunity to explore beautiful Canadian tourist spots when they visit- such as Niagara Falls.
Additionally, there are a large number of Canadian residents who do not reside in Canada permanently but spend the required amount of time to maintain their PR status in the country- 730 days in 5 years.
This generally includes people who have promising careers and recognition in their home country.. For example, television and movie stars, writers, high-end executives, etc- people who immigrated to Canada and applied for PR because of the reasons stated above rather than only economic opportunity. Moreover, it is an amazing opportunity that is open indefinitely and should be taken advantage of.
Immigration may not be for everyone, but in the case of Canadian PR, the rules are flexible and the opportunities and benefits endless. Of course, it is a very important decision that needs to be taken with care, according to one’s own circumstances, and after consultation with family.
As stated above, the first step is to evaluate yourself in terms of eligibility to immigrate to Canada. Good luck and we hope whatever decision you make proves to be the best for you and your family!
p.s. We’ve also written a step-by-step guide on how to self apply for Express Entry.