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How do immigrate to Canada from South Africa?

How do immigrate to Canada from South Africa?

By 2024, Canada expects to have received over 450,000 immigrants.

South Africans looking for a new home overseas frequently choose Canada due to its excellent level of living and reputation for stability and safety around the world. Canada is constantly looking for international talent to fill a rising labor shortfall in a number of industries. The elderly population and low birth rate in Canada are major contributors to this.

By the end of 2024, Canada hopes to have welcomed over 450,000 new permanent residents. For individuals wishing to begin the next stage of their lives, it offers over 100 immigration paths. It's a good idea to become familiar with the main pathways because some of them are more used than others.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class are the three programs through which the majority of skilled workers who immigrate to Canada apply (CEC). These initiatives seek to evaluate an applicant's qualifications in accordance with predetermined standards and rank them alongside other applicants using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The CRS scores are based on variables including education, language proficiency, work experience, and other aspects of human capital like age. A candidate's likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency increases with their CRS score. One of the most important components of a CRS score is language proficiency. 

Since English is one of Canada's official languages, South Africans may benefit from this. In order to apply for an Express Entry program, a candidate must first determine whether they are eligible and then upload their profile to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. Candidates will receive their CRS score and be ranked against other applicants in the Express Entry pool once their profiles are complete.

Program for Federally Skilled Workers (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most well-liked Express Entry route for people who want to move permanently to Canada and who have education and job experience outside of Canada. It was the first program ever to use a points system meant to evaluate candidates objectively, and it served as the model for programs of a similar nature in other nations.

In order to apply for the FSWP, you must first determine whether you match the minimum eligibility requirements:

- a minimum of one year of professional job experience

- a minimum score of 7 on an English or French language test using the Canadian Language Benchmark

- at least one academic qualification

- Prove you have the money (if applicable)

- Gain at least 67 points on the FSWP scoring grid out of a possible 100.

How to proceed if you are qualified

You can make a profile on the IRCC website if you are qualified for the FSWP.  You will receive your CRS score and be able to join the pool once your profile has been uploaded. This year's Express Entry drawings were restarted by IRCC on July 6. Every two weeks, there are draws, during which the applicants with the highest CRS scores are given ITAs. Even if you are not invited to one draw, you could still be invited to the subsequent one because the CRS score varies with each draw. For 80% of all Express Entry applications, IRCC has a six-month processing norm.

You will have 60 days from the time you get an ITA to submit your application to the IRCC for permanent residency.

Programs for provincial nominations (PNP)

The PNP is one of the two primary avenues for economic immigration to Canada, along with Express Entry. All provinces have provincial nominee programs, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut (PNPs). The candidates that provincial administrations decide are the greatest fits for the province can be chosen thanks to these initiatives.

A method known as enhanced nomination allows provinces to ask Express Entry candidates whom they believe best suit the province to apply for nomination directly to the provincial government. Candidates can apply directly to the province to be considered even if they are not in the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry can benefit greatly from provincial nominations because those who receive them are immediately given 600 more points.


Canada has one of the greatest standards of living in the world and offers new immigrants a very safe environment generally. A shared language makes it more probable that South Africans seeking to move to Canada will receive a high CRS score, and anyone from anywhere in the world may profit from Canada's increasingly high targets for permanent citizens.

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