Plentiful people all over the world immigrate to Canada yearly. The country remains one of the best choices to seek a fresh start and work on a better future. However, there are still applicants that do not make the finish line to Canada. Submitting a flawless Canada Immigration application is a pretty dream, and still, applicants do not emerge victoriously. Are you having trouble? Let us show you increase your chances of success with our rundown of Do’s and Don’ts when applying to immigrate to Canada.

Do: Consider translating your documents to English or French

Some nationalities of immigrants to Canada do not have English as an official language. Thus, instinctively having their important documents written in a different language. Examples are birth certificates, marriage certificates (if applicable) and educational documentation. On top of translating your papers to English or French, make sure an affidavit from the translator is attached. This secures that your submitted application are certified copies of the originals.

Don’t: Submit expired or near expiry documents 

Police Certificates and Labor Market Impact Assessments have three-month and six-month validity, respectively. Or, with other documents that have expiry dates, make sure you collect your papers without letting them expire. Rather ensure that when you submit, these critical documents are valid while your application is currently processing.

Do: Accurately fill in your immigration forms

You can say that this is very easy, but would you believe it is a prevalent mistake with immigration applicants. Without a doubt, Canadian immigration forms are technical, lengthy and very complex. Therefore, you need to provide the most accurate and detailed information as soon as possible. Read and follow the instructions very carefully and if possible, double-check triple-check, counter check! Simple instructions can easily result in the rejection of your application. Moreover, do not leave any section blank. If you do not know the answer or your situation does not fit the question, you must still write ‘N/A’ or ‘not applicable’. Otherwise, your application is considered incomplete and may be refused or returned.

***additional tip: do not staple or bind your documents. Never use plastic sleeves, folders or albums to submit your application. You can attach small items like certified cheques or photos with a paperclip. Arrange your forms in order and leave them unfastened.

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Don’t: Forget to submit essential and legitimate supporting credentials

The majority of immigrants to Canada receiving permanent residency are basing on skills and work background. This is mainly applicable to economic class immigration programs. It is vital to submit legitimate documents regardless of the immigration program you are applying for. Also, for supporting work papers, ensure you correctly select a National Occupation Classification (NOC) code that fits your experience. It is a very common mistake that results in the rejection of your application.

Do: Explore your immigration options

Canada offers over 100 immigration and visa programs. Few programs are more popular than others, like Express Entry system, Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Study Visa. A popular stream pertains to a more competitive route. It is important to do extensive research and explore all possible pathways to your successful application. Some programs operate on a first-come, first-served basis, while others do not. Other programs are points-based, and some are not. Some programs remain open on an ongoing basis, but some on a strict deadline. And some programs demand family or employer sponsorships, while several programs require community or provincial endorsements. You can see your eligibility on our assessment form to find which Canadian immigration route might be best for you through this link – www.loftimmigration.com/assessment/

Don’t: Rely on unregulated immigration consultant or law firm

It is possible to carry out a complete Canadian permanent residency application on your own. Some applicants prefer acquiring the help of immigration agencies or law firms to understand the intricate immigration process better. Unfortunately, many fraudulent consultants deceive applicants, so it is advisable to choose your consultant wisely. Regulated immigration consultants by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) can legally provide services and manage your application. You can verify your representative on this link.

We hope we have enlightened you with knowledge through these simple do’s and don’ts on your immigration application to Canada. Let Loft Immigration help you provide further information in applying for a Canadian Permanent Residency status. Please contact us via telephone at +1 (647) 390-2283 or visit our website at www.loftimmigration.com. Follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram – Loft Immigration – Licensed.