Immigrate To Canada From South Korea

Immigrate to Canada from South Korea

Last Updated On : March 27 , 2024

If you are a South Korean citizen looking to move to Canada, you might wonder about the immigration process. Fortunately, PAIC has all the information you need! Canada is known for its friendly immigration system, which makes moving to Canada relatively easy. 

However, many Koreans need help finding jobs in Canada due to the current labour shortage. Alternatively, they opt to work in Canada through the Express Entry Program. The program is designed for international skilled workers who can apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Check Eligibility For Canada Immigration Programs:

The Canadian PR program is open to people worldwide, including Korean citizens. To be eligible for PR, you must meet specific criteria. Once you meet all these requirements, you can apply for PR and, if approved, can permanently live and work in Canada. 

To get Canadian PR from South Korea, you should be eligible for one of the following immigration programs.

Process For Canada Study Permit Program:

If you want to study in Canada from Korea, you should get a study permit before arrival. To apply for a Canadian study permit, you should be aware of the following:

  • Designated Learning Institute

To apply for a study visa, you should apply for a university or college that a provincial or territorial government approves to host international students. You should check online to see if your selected college is on the list of designated learning institutions by province/territory.

  • Letter of Acceptance

The first step in applying for a Canadian study permit from Korea is to get a Letter of Acceptance from a Canadian Designated Learning Institute (DLI). A prospective student may first apply for a DLI to receive an LOA. If the applicant is accepted, the organisation may issue a Letter of Acceptance.

  • Calculate GPA for Study Permit

Each university has its Grading system, and if you are applying for a Doctor's degree from Korea, you should have the minimum required grade defined by that particular university. The Canada scoring value varies from 4.0 to 9.0 in terms of grades.

Process For Express Entry Program

Express Entry is the fastest pathway to Canada for International skilled workers. Three programs are described under the Canada Express Entry System.

  • Canadian Experience Class

Canadian work experience grants extra points (up to 80) in the CRS Express Entry system. Korean employers with prior Canadian work experience often choose the CEC program for quick Canadian PR.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

For FSWP, it's important to know that your eligibility for the Canadian PR will depend on six selection factors that will impact your score in the Express Entry pool. If you are an IT engineer or healthcare professional, 2024 is expected to be the best time to apply for Canadian permanent residency, as these are in-demand occupations in Canada.

  • Federal Skilled Trade Program

Experience in a particular trade can be a significant advantage for obtaining Canadian immigration through the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Several trade development programs are available for new immigrants to enhance their skills and improve their chances of success.

Calculating CRS Score

The CRS score required for Express Entry can change from one round of invitations to the next. It fluctuates within a range as per the federal government's requirement.

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Get Aware of the Provincial Nominee Program

If you have selected any province while applying for Canadian Immigration through Express entry, then you would get additional 600 points for your Express Entry profile. British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the provinces selected by a majority of Koreans.

There are 2 pathways under the provincial nominee program Canada:

  • without Express Entry,
  • with Express Entry.

Selecting the best immigration pathway to Canada can be confusing. An expert consultant can help you choose between Express Entry and PNP.

Apply Through The Canada Sponsorship Program

  • Canada offers various family sponsorship programs that enable immigrants to relocate to Canada with parents and grandparents to spouses, children, and dependent relatives.
  • There are many Koreans who have PR in Canada. You will get additional points for your CRS if you have Bilateral relations with a PR candidate.
  • Over 200,000 Canadians identify themselves as being of Korean heritage.

Prepare Documents:

Preparing all the required documents for Canada PR is a significant advantage in your immigration process. If you get an ITA from the federal government, then you should be prepared yourself with the following documents:

  • ECA Report
  • Language Test Result
  • Job Offer from a Canadian Employer (if applicable)
  • Provincial Nominee Certificate
  • Express Entry Profile Number
  • Job Seeker Validation code
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Police Certificate
  • Marital Status document
  • Proof of Funds

Steps for an Immigrant to Canadian Society:

There are multiple Korean communities in Canada to welcome people from South Korea. The communities help Koreans by offering skill development and expertise in their occupation and get aware of Canadian culture.

  • These communities will help you out in the following manner.
  • Mentoring newcomers and helping them learn about Canadian culture.
  • Connecting newcomers with provincial communities and local government services.
  • Offering language support (learning English and French).

Starting a New Life in Canada

Starting a new life in Canada as a Korean can be a rewarding experience. There are many opportunities to explore and enjoy Canada's unique culture, language, and cuisine. However, to immigrate to Canada from Korea, it's essential to understand the following requirements.

  • Canadian Tax system
  • Canadian Housing Rent
  • Canada PR card
  • Immigrant services for newcomers
  • Documents required for travelling outside the country
  • Rights and Freedoms in Canada

Conclusion :

Our RCIC, Mr. Paul Abraham, has played a role in this aspect. Thus, he is the best person to guide you through the process. The PAIC team takes care of your immigration application from scratch until the end. Over 1,350 applications have been accepted, and part of those applications came from citizens of South Korea. 


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