Since the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016, there’s been a surge of interest among people wondering how to move to Canada from the UK.
No matter which industry you work in, if you’re wondering how to move to Canada from the UK, or transition to permanent residence after obtaining a temporary work permit, here’s how you can do it.
International Experience Canada (IEC)
Each year, tens of thousands of people from over 30 countries use the IEC program to get a temporary work permit in Canada. British citizens aged 18 to 30, inclusive, are among those eligible to obtain a Canadian work permit through the popular IEC working holiday category.
Anyone meeting the eligibility criteria can express an interest in receiving a work permit. At random intervals, some are selected to formally apply. From there, the clock is ticking – you have 10 days to start your application, then 20 days to submit it pay the relevant fees.
The application process for the 2020 IEC season is now open. The IEC program is popular because its application process is far simpler than many other options, and it allows people from the UK to ‘sample’ Canada on a two-year permit without a significant financial or time commitment.
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It is however expected that demand in 2020 will once again far exceed supply. In 2019, thousands of people from the UK were left disappointed by the end of the season as the supply of work permits was not sufficient to meet the demand of people looking to move to Canada from the UK.
Therefore, it’s also worth considering permanent residence options if you wish to move to Canada from the UK.