Canada is a country that offers many opportunities for architects who want to work and live in a diverse and multicultural society. Whether you are an experienced architect or a recent graduate, you may be eligible to apply for immigration through the Express Entry system, which is the fastest and most popular way to become a permanent resident of Canada.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is an online application system that manages three federal immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. These programs are designed for skilled workers who have the qualifications, skills, and experience to contribute to Canada’s economy and society.
To apply through Express Entry, you need to create an online profile and provide information about your education, work experience, language ability, and other factors. You will then be given a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which ranks you against other candidates in the Express Entry pool. Every few weeks, the Canadian government issues invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to the highest-ranking candidates in the pool.
What are the requirements for architects to Immigrate to Canada?
To be eligible to apply as an architect through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you need to meet the following minimum requirements:
You must have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in the last 10 years in your primary occupation as an architect (NOC 2151 or 21200). Your work experience must be paid and must match the duties and responsibilities listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description for architects.
You must have a valid language test result in English or French that shows you meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four abilities (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
You must have a post-secondary degree or diploma in architecture or a related field that is recognized in Canada. You may need to get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a designated organization to prove that your education is equivalent to Canadian standards.
You must have enough money to support yourself and your family members when you arrive in Canada. The amount of money you need depends on the size of your family and whether you have a valid job offer in Canada. You do not need to show proof of funds if you are already working or authorized to work in Canada.
You must be admissible to Canada, which means you do not have any criminal or medical issues that would prevent you from entering the country.
In addition to meeting these minimum requirements, you also need to score at least 67 points out of 100 on the selection factors for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. These factors include your age, education, work experience, language ability, adaptability, and whether you have a valid job offer in Canada. The higher your score, the better your chances of getting an ITA.
What are the category-based rounds of invitations?
In category-based rounds of invitations, the Canadian government invites candidates in the Express Entry pool who are eligible for a specific category established by the Minister to meet an identified economic goal. The categories are chosen based on
labour market information and projections
input from partners and stakeholders across the country
The categories for 2023 are:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
Agriculture and agri-food occupations
To be eligible for an invitation through a category-based round, you must
meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including being eligible for one of the three immigration programs it covers
meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round
The instructions for each round will be announced in advance and will include details such as
how candidates will be ranked and invited
how many invitations will be issued
what documents will be required
Category-based rounds add to general and program-specific rounds by inviting top-ranking candidates who can help Canada meet its specific economic goals.
How can Ansari Immigration help you?
If you are an architect who wants to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry, you may benefit from hiring a professional immigration consultant who can guide you through the complex application process. Ansari Immigration is a Vancouver-based immigration consultancy firm that specializes in helping skilled workers achieve their immigration goals. They have the knowledge and experience to help you:
Determine your eligibility for Express Entry and other immigration programs
Create and optimize your Express Entry profile and increase your CRS score
Prepare and submit your application for permanent residence
Gather and submit all the required documents and evidence
Communicate with the immigration authorities on your behalf
Monitor the status of your application and keep you updated
Advise you on how to prepare for your arrival in Canada
Ansari Immigration is dedicated and attentive to your needs. They will provide you with personalized advice and professional guidance every step of the way. They will also charge you reasonable fees and offer flexible payment options. To learn more about their services and how they can help you immigrate to Canada as an architect, visit their website or contact them today.