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Migrate to Australia From Canada?

Our Canada Regional Centre of Excellence desk is widely regarded as being World Class in expertise, knowledge and exceptional delivery standards. We are ideally placed to help individuals, families, and businesses Migrate to Australia from Canada.

Why Migrate to Australia from Canada

There are many reasons why people want to migrate to Australia from Canada, such as creating a better future for their families, a good work-life balance, furthering their studies or maybe just to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here at Lets Go Global we’ve assisted many people move to Australia from Canada, from all walks of life and both expats as well as Canada Citizens.

When most people migrate to Australia from Canada they have deep family or personal reasons for moving. For some, it’s a life long dream, for others, it’s about space and quality of life.

It’s about living near the Ocean with vast sandy beaches. For some its to reunite with family and for others it’s a return to the place they built up great memories as a student or on their working holiday visa.

Others move to Australia to start new business or to invest in the country’s many opportunities.

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Is it easy for Canadaan to migrate to Australia?

The great thing about Australian Immigration and those looking to migrate to Australia from Canada is that Australia makes very little distinction between nationalities.

This means when it comes to migrating to Australia from Canada both expats in Canada and Canada Citizens are treated in a similar manner.

Is it difficult to migrate to Australia from Canada

Whilst it is certainly not easy for a Canadian to Migrate to Australia, it’s no more ‘harder’ than if you were migrating to Australia from the UK, Europe or the USA.



How to migrate out of Canada to Australia

Most clients thinking of migrating from Canada to Australia have a more Permanent move in mind, with the first visas to consider being the 189, 190 and 491 Australian Visa subclasses. The 189 and 190 visa classes allow holders (and their immediate families) to:

Live and work in Australia
Enter and leave the Country as they so choose without the need for further visas
Access medicare
Education for Children
Own Property

And best of all, holders of the 189 and 190 visa class migrating to Australia from Canada can convert their Permanent Residency visas to full Australian Citizenship, which is great for expats although Canada does not currently endorse its own Citizens holding Dual Citizenship.
However, neither does Australia share its Citizenship information with Canada.

The 491 visa, launched in November 2019 is a Skilled Work Regional visa and has 14,000 places allocated per year. This is a skilled migration (points tested) visa which lasts for an initial five years and it can convert into full Permanent Residency status.

The 491 requires either state government nomination or sponsorship by an eligible family member in a designated regional area. A 491 applicant must be aged under 45 and have a positive skills assessment.

Visa holders can move between regional areas. Regional areas are defined as any area excluding Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth.

How to apply to migrate to Australia from Canada on Skilled Migration

For either an expat living in Canada or a Canadian Citizen to move to Australia on Skilled Migration they must first qualify with an eligible occupation and then score enough points to be able to enter the Australia Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

Can I migrate to Australia from Canada?

The following checklist will enable you to work out (generally) whether you are able to migrate to Australia from Canada, regardless of whether you’re currently an expat in Canada or a Canada Citizen.

Step One: Identify an Occupation in Demand
Firstly, in order for any migration to Australia from Canada to be successful, you’ll be required to have an Occupation in Demand, as specified in this list below.

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Immigration Points Score Required to Migrate to Australia from Canada

Once you’ve identified an Occupation in Demand from the list above then next up we need to be able to identify at least 65 points on the Australian Immigration Points score list.



In order to migrate to Australia from Canada, you’ll definitely need 65 points though we will always work closely with you to maximize (and build on) your Australian Points Score.

Migrate to Australia from Canada Age Points

18-24 (inclusive) 25
25-32 (inclusive) 30
33-39 (inclusive) 25
40-44 (inclusive) 15

Migrate to Australia from Canada English Language Points

Superior 20
Proficient 10
Competent 0

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for Skilled Employment

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10
At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) 5

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for Overseas Skilled Employment

This is of particular benefit to expats working in Canada as it awards points to applicants who have spent time working away from their home country for a certain period of time. For example, if you’re from the UK and you’ve lived and worked in Canada (or anywhere abroad) for eight years out of the last ten then you can add on 15 points to your total.

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for Education

PHD 20
Degree 15
Trade Certificate 10

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for Education undertaken within Australia

If you’ve previously studied in Australia, then you’ll be able to claim extra points on the following basis:

One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian Study Requirement 5
If you also studied in Regional Australia, you can add further points 5



Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for Credentialed Language Skills

To gain points for Australian credentialed community languages, you must be accredited with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the professional level with one or more of the following languages:

Afrikaans
Estonian
Korean Serbian
Albanian
Fijian
Lao
Sinhalese
Arabic/Lebanese
Filipino (Tagalog)
Latvian Slovak
Armenian
Finnish
Lithuanian
Solvene
Bangla (Bengali)
French
Macedonian
Swedish
Bosnian
German
Malay
Spanish
Bulgarian
Greek



Maltese
Tamil
Burmese
Hebrew
Norwegian
Thai
Chinese (Cantonese)
Hindi
Persian Turkish
Chinese (Madarin)
Hungarian
Polish
Ukranian
Croatian
Indonesian
Portugese
Urdu
Czech
Italian
Punjabi
Vietnamese
Danish
Japanese
Romanian
Yiddish
Dutch
Khmer
Russian

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for Professional Year in Australia

You can receive five points for having completed a Professional Year in Australia in the four years before you are invited to apply. This excludes Working Holidays.

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for skilled spouse or partner

Once your spouse or partner secures a positive skills assessment (and providing they also have an occupation on the demand list above) then add on a further 10 points.
If they have competent English add on 5 points.

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for STEM Qualifications

STEM Qualifications are Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and will generate 10 points.

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for being Single

If you’re migrating to Australia from Canada on your own then award yourself 10 points

Migrate to Australia from Canada Points for receiving a 190 Invitation to Apply

Receiving a nomination from an Australian State or Territory brings 5 points. And receiving a nomination from a State or Territory government or sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia then award yourself 15 Points

What’s the next step to migrate to Australia from Canada?

The next step in the migration process is mandatory for all skilled migration visa categories. It’s called Skills Assessment.

Every Profession, Occupation, and Trade has their own Skills Assessment Authority tied to Australian Immigration and it’s their role to say an applicant is who they say they are, and has the right skills, experience, and qualifications.

Lets Go Global has an enviable 100% success rate in most occupation codes and have subject matter experts in every occupation to ensure this success rate continues.

Making an Expression of Interest to Migrate to Australia from Canada

With a positive skills assessment, it’s time to lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI). It’s important we make this EOI as strong as possible because it’s the details in this declaration that Australia uses to decide which applications are going to receive their Invitation to Apply.



An Invitation to Apply (ITA) can be best described as approval in principle of your visa, allowing you to migrate to Australia from Canada.

Final Visa Application to Migrate to Australia from Canada

With an ITA in hand, it’s time to complete the final complicated stages of the Australia Visa process and to complete health checks and medicals.

Once your Australia visa is granted you’re all set to make the move to Australia from Canada. You don’t need to move immediately (though most do) and you have up to 12 months to activate your Australian Permanent Residency Visas.

How long does it take to migrate to Australia from Canada?

On average do allow a year for the process from start to finish. Sometimes it happens sooner, sometimes later though one year is a good benchmark to keep in mind.

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How to Immigrate from Canada to Australia explained


Migrate to Australia From Canada

Migrate to Australia From Canada

Title: Immigrate to Australia From Canada
Author: Alexander James, Senior Associate, Australian Migration, Lets Go Global
Contact: @LetsGoEmigrate



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