Australia and Canada are beautiful countries; both having high standards of life and quality education to offer. People often approach immigration consultants for Visa Immigration Services with confusion between Australia and Canada. Here are some comparisons made out to solve the puzzlement.
Australia, though the smallest continent in the world is the largest island with warm weather, typical climates are mild, subtropical or Mediterranean. On the other hand, Canada mostly has the continental type of climate; it’s very cold here during winters. The northern part of Canada is mostly ice-capped for around 6 months. When it comes to unemployment, Canada has a higher unemployment rate that is 7.1% whereas Australia’s unemployment rate is of 6.0% also immigration to Canada is easily and effortlessly accessible. The cost of living that entails housing, rent, groceries are a little high in Australia than in Canada. Healthcare system is considered to be slightly better in Australia. People of Canada are friendlier towards the immigrants than the people in Australia. Australia does sometimes face a few cases of racism but then those don’t make the headlines. Canada is ethnically diverse and known as a multicultural nation which is composed of large scale immigration from many parts of the world.
If you want to opt for permanent residency, both countries follow a point based system, and the processing is around 3-4 months in Australia while 5-6 months in Canada.
Permanent Residency in Canada
If you want to apply for Canada visa from Qatar and become a permanent resident there, you must make an application to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizens of Canada). The Express entry system is considered to be the fastest in Canada which consists of 2 stages. First is to apply for PR invitation and get selected from a pool of candidates based on your ‘total point score’ that entails your age, language, work experience, studies etc. Second step is upon the receiving of the invitation which requires the visa application form to be submitted to the immigration office. Then it is processed by the IRCC within 6 months from the receipt of application. The benefits of being a permanent resident in Canada hold the same rights as a Canadian citizen.
Permanent Residency in Australia
If you are applying for Australia visa from Qatar, the processing time is around 3-4 months. There are two categories i.e. the skilled independent visas and the skilled nominated visas. To apply for PR you need to follow the point based immigration system. Firstly, an online submission of application that is EOI-Expression of interest, an online form that asks a series of questions about your skills depending upon the visa subclass you select. The score is calculated depending upon your education, skills, experience etc. If you are selected you will get the ITA for the visa.