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
Education for Children
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
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
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:
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
Title: Immigrate to Australia From Canada
Author: Alexander James, Senior Associate, Australian Migration, Lets Go Global