As the global economy takes a huge hit due to COVID-19, many people are facing the hard truth of having to find ways to get by as they are faced with unemployment. While countries like the US are struggling through their lack of clarity regarding relief funds and big businesses swoop in to cash in on financial relief funds, leaving small businesses in the dust, the Canadian government has found a way to help secure jobs in Canada as well as the general welfare of its citizens and permanent residents.
Not only do Canadian get $2,000 per month to cover daily expenses but small businesses have access to wage subsidies and interest-free loans to help employees keep their jobs as well as keep business doors open. With thousands of jobs up for grabs, lucrative business opportunities along with amazing benefits and high quality of life including affordable living, free healthcare and public schooling as well as a community that prides itself on multiculturalism and diversity, isn’t this a place that you could see you and your loved ones settling down in? So what the next step you may ask. Let’s take a look at how to apply for your Canadian visa from Malaysia.
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Top Reasons Why You Should Immigrate to Canada from Malaysia in 2020
More and more Malaysians are choosing to immigrate to Canada in 2020 and it’s no secret why. With thousands of jobs in Canada offering fantastic work benefits and a multicultural lifestyle offering only the best for you and your loved ones, Canada has been one of the top choices for foreign skilled workers in search of new opportunities. And here’s why.
1. Amazing Jobs!
There are currently thousands of jobs in Canada in almost every sector. Whether you’re a medical professional, graphic designer, business executive, IT professional, accountant, food and beverage server, construction worker or farm worker, Canada has work for you. Below are some of the top jobs currently in demand in Canada.
2. Lucrative Small Business Opportunities
Canada is a huge advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship, and actively encourages foreigners who would like to bring their business ventures abroad. Over 90% of Canada’s business sector belongs to the small to medium businesses, with one of the most competitive and stable economies in the world and a GDP growth that is estimated to increase by 1.8%, according to Global Affairs Canada.
3. Great Paternal Work Benefits
Canada’s office life is not only known for its fantastic work-life balance, long vacations and high job satisfaction but for its amazing parental benefits. Canada values the importance of family, especially forming that bond between you and your children in the early years of their lives. This why Canada has such amazing leave benefits which offer expecting parents (both mom and dad) paid leave with a few extra weeks for “non-birthing” parents (5 to be exact) to allow parents to take in all those memorable moments that we so often have to miss because we may not be able to afford to stay home from work without earning a salary.
4. High Quality of Life
Canada has one of the highest quality of life globally, with free public healthcare and secondary schooling, low crime rates, and beautiful landscapes and urban spaces to explore there’s not much else that you could ask for that Canada can’t offer you. Missing some home-cooked Nasi lemak or simply being able to speak to someone in Malay? You’ll plenty of cuisine from all across the globe, including authentic Malay dishes served in provinces across Canada, particularly in Ontario at restaurants such as Restoran Malaysia and Soos.
5. Supportive Community
Canada is home to various cultures, religions and traditions from almost every part of the world. It prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity making it one of the friendliest and most welcoming countries in the world and easy to adjust to. With over 40 languages spoken in Toronto alone, including Malay, as well as strong Islamic and Buddhism communities you’ll have no problem settling into Canadian expat life. Canada also offers various expat associations for Malaysians such as Malaysian Singaporean Bruneian Community Association (MSBCA) in Calgary highlighting various events and get-togethers to help make integration into Canadian life just a little bit easier and help you find your home away from home.
How to Apply for a Canadian Visa from Malaysia in 2020
If you want to know how to apply for a Canadian visa from Malaysia the first step is choosing the right immigration program for your skillset. If you are a highly skilled worker with a university or college degree, diploma or certificate and want to work as a medical professional, manager or architect, for example, you may be eligible to apply for a visa through the Express Entry System. Not only could you receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in as little as 6 months, but you don’t need a job to apply, which means that you don’t have to choose your destination before you apply for your visa. If, however, you would like a little more security it’s a good idea to find a job in a province that appeals to you and express interest in that province or territory when you create your Express Entry profile as it means that you could receive a provincial nomination (PN). Seeing a PN is worth 600 extra points, it could mean the difference between you and another applicant receiving their ITA. If you decide to take this route you would need to apply through and Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
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If you’re planning to bring your business venture to Canada, the Start-up Visa Program (previously known as the investor Visa) is the best option for you. In order to qualify you will need a letter of support from a designated organisation, meet certain language requirements and have enough money to settle in Canada.
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Are you interested in studying abroad in one of the most dynamic countries in the world? Canada has one of the most world-renowned education systems in the world. Not only will having a Canadian qualification open up the door to unbelievable career opportunities but it could also give you the opportunity to stay in Canada after you graduate through the Post Graduate Work Program (PGWP). To study in Canada you will need a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) before you apply for a visa from Malaysia.