Canada is actively seeking applications from Jordanians and other nationals who have skills that are in demand.
Jordanians and persons from other Asian nations will find a large and thriving Asian community in the Province of British Columbia, where the city of Vancouver is popular with immigrants.
Lively, friendly, and with plenty of job opportunities, the province welcomes immigrants from Jordan, Asia, and the rest of the world.
There are many different pathways to permanent residence in Canada, each of which applies to different candidates. These are split into 6 different classes as follows:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Provincial Nominee programs
- Family Class Sponsorship
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Investors and Entrepreneurs
- Canadian Experience Class
Note that applicants wishing to live and work in Quebec must apply through the specific Quebec Skilled Worker Program via the government of Quebec.
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Jordanian applicants wishing to apply under the FSWP must meet the following criteria:
- Have at least one year of continuous work experience in a skilled role that is classified under the Canadian National Occupation Classification (NOC) to level 0, A or B.
- Language skills in English or French to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 across speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- A recognized Canadian certificate, diploma or degree or a foreign qualification and the required Education Credential Assessment (ECA) Report.
The FSWP is subject to the Express Entry process as described later.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PSP)
Applicants who wish to live and work in a specific province – other than Quebec – may apply through that province’s PSP. This is a fast-track route to permanent residence and usually takes less time to process than other pathways. The requirements for each province can differ. Immigrants from Jordan should identify the province they wish to live and work in and apply for a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province’s government. If accepted, such candidates gain priority for permanent residence.
Other categories include Family Class, whereby persons already resident in Canada can nominate Jordanian relatives for permanent residence, and Canadian Experience Class in which the applicant must have worked continuously in full-time employment in Canada or have a current job offer for more than a year in a recognized role.
For Jordanians of high net worth and entrepreneurs looking at starting a business in Canada, the Investors and Entrepreneurs class may be of interest.
Express Entry is a fast-track process that applies to applicants using the Federal Skilled Worker or Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class entry system. The applicant is required to submit an online profile. This will include details of their age, marital status, work experience, education, and other details. A rank will be determined using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Those who score highly on the CRS, which is a pass or fail assessment, will be put into the Express Entry Pool. From the pool, a draw is made regularly and those who are successful are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). At this stage, they can begin applying for permanent residence.
Canada is currently taking in many thousands of immigrants from Jordan and across the world who have experience in skills, professions, and trades that are required. Take the online assessment now to determine eligibility and determine the correct application pathway for permanent residence.