I’ve been answering e-mails for people interested to live and work in Canada. While e-mail is always good, sometimes I do answer the same question over and over again. What I thought is that, instead of having to answer the same question, I will share with you the question and give the person the answer. What is important to know is that I am not an expert and I try my best to give you the correct answer, but it is always your decision to do it or not. Here’s the question:
First of all I would like to thank you for your kind helping.
I have read with interest your story and one point in particular took my attention: You fell in love with one project and you went ahead till it turned into reality.
I would like so much to try to live in Canada but I have some difficult to express my qualifications by the options contained in the internet form. I ’ll try to summarize them: I was born in xxxxxxxxxx, Italy in 1970.
During the high school I studied ancient Greek and Latin.
Than I took my degree in sociology. Since 2000 I work as a salesman for a company that manufactures building machines and tracked undercarriages.
I am actually following our overseas customers. I speak a decent English and a good French. I also speak Spanish and German. My wife is a doctor. She will be soon a nose and throat specialist. Up till now we have no children.
I would be delight to receive any comment from you about the way I should get recognized our qualifications. Thank you in advance.
This person is interested to work and live in Canada. I’ve been talking about the ways that we have to immigrate to Canada for a long time and the easiest way to immigrate to Canada is under the skilled worker program. If you met the qualifications, chances are you can live in Canada. Based on his e-mail, what I’ve noticed is:
- This person has a degree in sociology, work as a salesman, speaks 4 languages, and his wife is a doctor. They don’t have children.
Unfortunately, based on what he said, he does not qualify under the skilled worker program. However, as his wife is a doctor, she does qualify. But being a doctor is not everything. She still needs to met the other questions asked, such as age, proficiency in English or French, degree, etc. I’d advise him to go to the Citizenship and Immigration website eligibility tool. Doing that, they have a precise answer to their questions. What is important to mention is that it doesn’t matter who is the principal applicant. If he does not qualify, but his wife qualifies, that’s good enough. Another point is regarding her profession. As of today, if she arrived today in Canada as an immigrant, she could not work as a doctor. She needs to pass the medical exam, get her credentials recognized in a process that takes time, money, requires patience and network. Also note that once you arrive in Canada as an immigrant, you can work in any field you want – you don’t have to do the same job you did before in your country.
I hope I could help him with my thoughts. Do you have anything else to say? Please share with us. Good luck!