Immigration to Canada From Turks and Caicos: What You Should Know

Immigration can be confusing and we know you don’t want to make any mistakes.
That’s why we've collected some few useful tips for you.

Before we continue, it’s important to ask yourself why do you want to move from Turks and Caicos to Canada? 

Get ready to be asked that question many times when you arrive! 

Many Canadians will be curious about why you’d choose moving here when you’re from a Caribbean island with pristine beaches and lots of sun. 

Here are a few reasons:

 

Opportunities

Opportunities

For me it was the opportunities available that were non-existent on a small island. If it crossed your mind that you’ll have more opportunities in Canada compared to TCI then you’re right.

People

People

Another reason might be that you visited Canada and fell in love with the country or the people, or the love of your life. Many immigrants started by studying, making bonds with the locals and decided that it was the right place for them.

Research

Research

It could be you heard good things from a friend, and you did the research yourself to see that Canada is indeed one of the best places on earth. Now you're researching the best way to immigrate.

You’ll also be happy to know that there are many West Indians here, as well as quite a lot of people specifically from TCI. 

In the big cities you’ll find your favourite home cuisine like conch, fish cakes and cornbread. 

And of course all the typical international favourites.  

Those were just a few of the many reasons why someone might want to live in Canada. 

Do you know your reason?

Once you’ve thought about why you want to move, next you’ll want to figure out how to immigrate.

What are the main steps of the immigration process?

There are over 80 immigration programs to choose from and one will surely suit you.

Each program has unique requirements and it’s important to know which is best for you. 

If you’re a skilled worker with experience in a highly desirable field of work, for example if you want to get an accounting job in Canada – there’s an immigration program for you.

If you want to study in Canada – there’s a program for all the different students. 

There are both undergrad and post-grad programs and there are even programs for high school students. 

We have some of the best universities in the world, and one of the best school systems.

Moving as a student will help you find a job later, and it will be a big step towards becoming a permanent resident. 

As a native English speaker from TCI you have an advantage in the immigration process. 

If you do well on the language exam, you will get extra points in your application for satisfying the English language requirement. 

And being a native speaker you will get more points than most others.

Some of the programs are faster than others so it’s worth assessing which one is the best for you, that’s why we recommend taking an eligibility assessment. 

An immigration consultancy agency can help you assess your options. 

And the assessment should be done by a registered immigration consultant (RCIC) so that an expert in Canadian law will be able to give you the best answer.in 

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Hiring a reliable immigration consultant is the first step to your successful immigration!

First of all, you should check if you qualify for immigration.

While Canada is an open and welcoming country, there are several requirements that all immigrants should satisfy.

In order to know if you fit, you need to get an eligibility assessment from a regulated Canadian immigration consultant.

A consultant will evaluate your profile, check if you are eligible and suggest the most suitable immigration program for you.

This way, you’ll have a green light to proceed with the next steps of your immigration process.

Based on the assessment, you can choose the best program for you from the 80+ programs available. 

Your choice could be based on a job offer or your favourite location. 

We will dedicate an entire section for choosing the right place and finding the right job.

  • Follow the checklist of required documents (like ID, proof of work experience, education certificates, CV and so on).
  • Make sure the application is complete and not missing any information (an immigration consultancy agency can help you with this if you’re unsure).
  • Make sure that you have good quality docs

The government will decide if you can work and live in Canada

It’s important to remember that the Canadian government always has the final say, and they can say no. 

Maybe your occupation isn’t needed in the specific province you applied for, and most of all, maybe you chose the wrong program for you. 

That’s why a professional assessment will help you choose the program with the best odds of being accepted, and if you get rejected by the government then the consultants will be ready to help you apply for the next program.

As we said earlier, your native English language skill will give you the best chances of getting many points towards your chosen program.

You shouldn’t worry about this, you’ll ace the test!

Where's the right location for you?

We've prepared a little quiz to help you decide

We have a big welcoming country and each area has its own unique potential for an immigrant. 

You’ll love the province of Alberta if you like nature. 

You might want to live in Quebec if you’re French-speaking or you’re interested in learning French. 

British Columbia and Ontario are great provinces for Information Technology workers. 

We made a cool quiz to help you decide if you still don’t know where you want to live.

And then there’s the question of where you’ll find work.

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Every place has its own vibe - choose what feels right to you!

Where to find work in Canada?

Applying with a job offer will increase your odds of immigrating with success

As we mentioned, if you work in IT then you should look for work in the cities:

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Montreal, Québec
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

If you work with your hands then you might want to start looking in Alberta.

Maritime and port workers will be interested in the coastal cities of Halifax or St. John’s.

And Saskatoon has one of the highest number of restaurants per capita. So consider Saskatchewan if you work in the service industry.

Here’s an overview of provinces according to industry:

 

The British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot is a program suitable for tech-workers. 

PNP stands for Provincial Nominee Program, and the province of British Columbia will nominate you for immigration if you have a job offer in the IT industry.

This program is important so the government will prioritize your application. 

This means that you can expect a processing time of about 2-3 months (sometimes even less time). 

And in general, all sorts of office admin jobs in British Columbia and other provinces are included in the PNP.

At Seafarers Canada you will meet Vince, an immigrant and the spokesperson for the maritime recruitment campaign. 

In the next five years, Canada expects to lose 20 percent of their maritime workers to retirement. 

The maritime industry is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. 

This means that they are actively searching for new people to start working.

If you want to immigrate from Turks and Caicos to Canada and you’re interested in seafaring work in order to continue living near the sea, you’ll be happy to know that there’s work for you!

What about other occupations? Alberta and other provinces are looking for skilled workers in many different fields.

A few of those occupations are: graphic designers, food service, truck drivers, mechanics, heavy equipment operators, construction workers, barbers, housekeepers, and healthcare workers.

There are many more needed jobs if you didn’t find your profession. 

Take a look and see if you can find your job.

For example, are you looking for hotel jobs in Winnipeg? 

The PNP has a list of professions that could include yours!

In Saskatchewan you’ll find many occupations needed, especially if you want a hospitality job in Canada.

Specific roles include: Food and Beverage server, Kitchen helper, and Cleaning staff. 

I highly recommend Saskatchewan for all the foodlovers!

It’s important to remember, if you choose a specific Provincial Nominee Program then you should only search for jobs in the province offering the nomination.

Moving to a new country can be difficult and we want to help make it easier for you!

 

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