How to Avoid Common Canadian Immigration Mistakes?
Canadapt Consulting has been successfully helping new immigrants wishing to Canada to Canada. No matter if you aim for a legal professional to represent you, or seek for advice on immigration, we want you to succeed. You will find the most common immigration mistakes candidates regularly make which leads to unsuccessful applications.
Most Common Immigration Mistakes
- You have less than one year of full-time work experience in your main NOC code which you claimed.
Your Express Entry application will automatically be rejected if you show that you have less than 12 month full-time and continuous work experience according to the NOC code you have claimed. In addition, your primary NOC code must also fall under skill level 0, A, or B.
How to fix it? You need to show a NOC code in your application which you can prove that your skilled full-time work experience is a minimum of a year-long in the last ten years. You need to know that claiming a NOC code will not have any impact on your future employment prospects in Canada since you will be free to work for any employer in Canada after being granted permanent residency.
- You need to prove your intention of residing outside of Quebec
Candidates, who are currently employed and living in the province of Quebec should ideally apply for one of the Quebec Immigration Programs. However, this does not mean that you cant apply for a federal immigration program because you are living in Quebec.
The end result of both Quebec and the federal immigration programs are the same, meaning that once you are granted a permanent residency, you will have a right to live and work anywhere in Canada.
How to fix it? In your letter to the visa officer, note that you may have the intention to move outside of Quebec upon successful approval of your immigration application, if you currently living or working in Quebec.
- You have waited too long to submit
If you qualify for one of the immigration programs, you need to submit your application as soon as you can. Since requirements of immigration programs may frequently change and conditions may differ, you should make an immigration application through the relevant program and grab the opportunities.
How to fix?: Submit your immigration application as soon as you qualify to apply.
- Your reference letters provided by your employer don’t prove work experience
In general, most candidates think, when talking about an employment letter, that a reference letter from your workplace means a simple paper provided by your old boss outlining your skills and accomplishments and reasons why your future supervisor should recruit you.
However, for Canadian immigration programs, this letter is a bit different and must emphasize the following points:
- Your official job title
- The dates of your employment
- Your salary
- Your average hours per week
How to fix it? To prove the following requirements, provide as much as documentation, such as payslips, salary and etc.
If your employment documentation does not list your employment duties, you can get a sworn declaration of your daily tasks from your supervisor.
In general, the more supporting documentation you can provide, the better your chances will get due to the stronger application.
Misrepresentation is one of the most serious immigration offenses. It can result in your immigration application get refused and you could even be totally barred from applying for Canadian immigration for several upcoming years.
How to fix it? While preparing your application documents, be honest about the details of your application, including details like your career history and any medical or criminality issues that you had in the past.
If you are not sure how to complete your application and what is worth mentioning, you can consult an immigration consultant or simply in order to get better help.