The 2-year process of skilled migration is a pathway to secure status in a new country that allows you to work. Many countries offer the hope of citizenship but not many people are aware of the obstacles on the route. Citizenship is the allegiance to a country and in turn, the protection, controlled by a passport. Permanent residents have different privileges all over the world however, they are non-citizens who have permission to permanently live in a country.
In the immigration process, depending on the route you take the end goal will be citizenship. Australia has a work permit, temporary skilled visas and permanent visa’s that you need to be on for a specific timeline before you can progress to your Permanent residency and pledge allegiance to your citizenship.
Canada has the fast-track option of the Federal Skilled Workers Program in which you can bypass a work permit and arrive in the country as a permanent resident, thereafter, after 3 years of living and working in the country you can pledge allegiance for your citizenship.
Benefits differ between the two national statuses’ however it is not as complicated as it may seem. As a permanent resident, you have access to the country’s benefits: healthcare, education, social grants and even a state pension. As a permanent resident, you are given a timeline in which you need to stay in the country before upgrading your status however, you are not restricted from travelling.
As soon as you reach the citizenship stage the only difference would be that now you can vote in the country and you can apply for the national military organisations.
Canada and Australia are proud of the social benefits and privileges they offer their nationals; therefore, they use it as an incentive to work through the skilled migration pathways. Canada and Australia are confident they will look after you, and in return, your presence will benefit their economy. New World Immigration will guide you through the process to secure stability for yourself and your family. Enquire for a free assessment of your immigration possibilities.