Moving permanently to Canada with family during this time of pandemic can be equally exciting and stressful for you. However, if you plan and prepare well, you will be able to move to Canada without any hassles. Here are a few tips to make the whole process easy and smooth.
Before you move to Canada, do thorough research about the place where are planning to settle. Labour market reports are issued by provincial governments regularly. From these reports, you would be able to know if the province you have chosen to settle is favourable for your career growth. Further, you must know and prepare for the lifestyle and weather conditions of your chosen province, as these are different in different places. For example, moving to a city like Toronto or Vancouver will be entirely different from settling in a rural region.
Preparations to move to Canada in the wake of COVID restrictions
Be updated about the latest COVID-related travel restrictions in Canada. Before boarding the plane to Canada, you must take a COVID test and get a negative result. The PCR test must have been taken within 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Canada. Those who have COVID symptoms will not be allowed to enter the country. Before travelling to Canada, you must also arrange for a place to spend your self-isolation period as per the quarantine rules. You must have your quarantine plans ready before arriving in Canada. Further, you must have enough funds to start living in the new country, especially if you don’t have a job offer.
Documents needed when you move to Canada
When you start living in Canada, you must have the following three documents with you:
PR card: This document is the proof of your Canadian residency and you would also need this when you travel abroad.
Provincial Health Card: This card is proof for your health and medical coverage.
Social Insurance Number (SIN): If you need to work in Canada and have access to government services, you need to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
Canada is welcoming new immigrants to the country, despite the strict restrictions imposed in the wake of the pandemic. Check your eligibility for Canada migration in 2021, by filling this free online assessment form. Contact CanApprove for more details.