Tips on Immigrate to Canada after the age of 40 Years

Nowadays, most people are looking to immigrate to Canada after 40 years. Especially those whose children are settled in Canada for a better quality of life. There are a plethora of ways to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. However, the age factor can restrict the options for immigration processes. It is also important to know that it is not only the option that makes it impossible. There is one effective possibility to recover the points lost due to age in some areas of the Canadian government’s requirements.

The Express Entry score eventually cuts down after the age of 30, the applicant loses around 5 points each year. At 40, the loss is greater, 10 points are deducted per year and at 45, the applicant no longer receives points in terms of age.

Proficiency in French and English language significantly increases the weightage in the express entry process, which sets them apart at the time of selection.  Not many are aware of this information but CLB 7 in French plus CLB 5 in English can add up to 50 additional points to the applicant’s profile. Work experience and education in Canada also play a deciding role for candidates over 40 years of age.

The express entry stream rewards up to 30 points to the candidates with Canadian academic training and up to 80 points for 12 months of work experience in the country in any occupation considered high skilled. Currently, Canada is offering more than 80 programs targeted at receiving foreigners.

In addition to the options made available by the federal government of Canada, it has numerous selection systems for immigrants at the provincial level which are not just restricted to the age are factor and considered a suitable option for anyone who’s looking to immigrate to Canada after the age of 40 years. The provincial nomination can add 600 points to the express entry profile after receiving the nomination.

Always remember, the age factor will not make your immigration process impossible but will also help you understand your profile and make an informed decision.

Peter Fey

Peter has been working in the Canadian immigration sector since 2009 and hails from Montreal. He actively shares his opinion on the intricacies of Canadian immigration law. Peter is often invited to speak before many eminent groups, including the Conference Board of Canada, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Canadian Employee Relocation Council.
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