Canada is a country of limitless opportunities for everyone regardless of religion, gender, ethnic, belief, country and social status, making the country one of the most tolerant countries globally. In this post, we’ll share with you different immigration options for Muslims to migrate to Canada.
The Canadian government appreciates each individual’s contribution in building its economy. History has it that the Muslim residents have had great success in their endeavors.
Contribution of Muslims to Canadian Development
- Muslims in Government
- Muslims in Science
- Muslims in Business
Muslims in Science
History has it that the Middle East was once the heart of science. A 17year old high school student, Danish Mahmood discovered an efficient wearable finger sensor that checks patients’ vital signs that can be used by individuals at their own convenient time and place without the supervision of medical personnel.
This (among others) goes to show how Muslims are impacting the world (and particularly in Canada) positively by adding value to its scientific community.
Muslims in Business
Canada is a land of work and business opportunities to everyone irrespective of religion, this has given rise to an amazing group of female muslim entrepreneurs. This group of people are known as momtrepreneurs.
Worthy of mention here is Rabiyah Moolah, who is changing the way Muslim women are seen in their 60s.
In short, many Muslims in Canada are making significant impact in the area of business in Canada, which means that your future is right in your hands.
Muslims in Government
Muslim politicians have been directly involved in shaping the economy since the early 90s while they continually look out for their own and represent their culture.
Rahim Jaffar in 1997 and Maryam Monsef in 2015 became first Muslim member of parliament and first Muslim cabinet minister respectively. They were proofs that working in unison makes a nation powerful and strong.
How to migrate to Canada as a Muslim
Despite the covid-19 pandemic that has necessitated the closing gown of mosques, Islamic schools, and community centres in Canada, the Muslim faithfuls across the country have not relented in preparing for the Ramadan through virtual prayer sessions.
A leader in the Canadian Muslim communityImam Sayyid Rizvi, recognizes what is best for his community and the nation as a whole during the concluded 2020 Ramadan Fast when he was quoted as saying, “This is a human problem. It doesn’t know any race or religion”.
The Muslim community engages in various forms of charity works like park cleanups, community kitchens, and several other ways to give back to the society. Penny Appeal Canada, an Islamic charity group donated 4000 relief kits to the needy families across Canada.
Immigration options for Muslims to Migrate to Canada
- Study in Canada
- Express Entry
- Provincial Nominee Program
- Business Immigration Streams
- Home Child Care Provider Pilot
- Home Support Worker Pilot
First, you will need to create an official profile on the immigration website. Then upload the required documents. A Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) will be calculated.
For a successful application, the score should be above 372. However, having a Provincial Nomination is worth 600 points on its own. A successful application will receive an invite to apply for permanent residence.
Provincial Nominee Program
In this route, you will have to submit an application to a particular province you wish to work and live in. usually, each province has their list of jobs on high demand which could be both skilled and unskilled. If your skill type matches what the province needs for the available jobs, you will be invited to apply for a permanent residence.
Study in Canada
You need to apply to study at a public funded post-secondary institution in Canada. Once you are accepted and you complete your program, you’re eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit.
This process will be a lot easier if you already have a job. Also as a full-time student, you’re allowed to work on and off campus. So, the choice is yours to gain admission into Canadian university.
Business Immigration Streams
Under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) there are various streams, but the general requirements for a business visa remains the same in all four categories:
- Self-Employment Program
- Start-up Visa
- Entrepreneur Visa
- Business Visitor Visa
Applicants must prove that they possess the appropriate artistic, athletic or agricultural capacity needed to support themselves and contribute to the growth of the economy of Canada.
This is specifically for entrepreneurs who wish to start up their businesses and create jobs for Canadians and boost the economy. The main part of the application will be a letter backed by a venture capital firm, angel investor group or business incubator.
Applicant must show proof of a net worth of at least $300,000, and two years of ownership of such business or business management experience. If you are buying into an already established business, you need to acquire at least a 33.33% interest in that business.
Business Visitor Visa
This is for persons visiting Canada temporarily to engage in one form of business activities or the other without directly entering the Canadian labour market.
This is to say, your company must not be in Canada and your reason for visiting is to either seek for ways to grow your business, invest or advance business relationships.
Home Child Care Provider Pilot
This Pilot program is for those interested in being caregivers who will take care of children under the age of 18. The applicant does not have to live with their employer to apply for this visa.
Home Support Worker Pilot
Home Support Worker Pilot is also for caregivers but for elderly or incapacitated people in their own homes or their employer’s homes. The applicant does not need to live with their employer to apply for this visa.
Whatever you religion, Canada is your second home away from home, as such Muslims also have equal opportunities like other religious beliefs to migrate to the country and contribute their own quota to the development of Canada.
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