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How to Get a Good Job and Move to Canada from Pakistan?

How to Get a Good Job and Move to Canada from Pakistan?

17 Jan 2023

Many foreign immigrants view Canada as a country of opportunity in an effort to provide for themselves and their families with a good life. Canada is home to more than 8.3 million overseas workers, where above 303,260 are Pakistanis. It shows that among every other low-to-middle-income country, Canada remains a top priority for Pakistanis seeking better employment opportunities. Most of these Pakistanis work and earn a good income here and send money to Pakistan from Canada to ensure financial support to their families back home.

Undoubtedly, Canada is renowned worldwide for its strong economy and openness to international labour. It welcomes people from all over the world to settle here and make bright careers here in their respective fields. However, many people experience difficulties in finding good jobs and moving to Canada.

If you are also planning to get hired in Canada and move there from Pakistan, the following guide will help you learn about the entire process. Keep reading.

The Process of Seeking Employment and Settling in Canada

Applications for immigration to Canada are processed as soon as six months using the online "Express Entry" method. To apply for Permanent Residence (PR) status, the applicant establishes a Profile and fills out the sections, which award points to each area of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The point system's objective is to predict the likelihood that the applicant would prosper in Canada if they are given permanent residence status. The appraisal takes into account the applicant's prior job history, education, knowledge, and potential contributions to society and the economy. The candidates with the highest total points get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Government of Canada for permanent residence status.

Federal Skilled Worker

Pakistani nationals with education and work experience in specific fields are eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Class. Earning CRS Points depends on a variety of elements, including education, relevant work experience, proficiency in English or French, evidence of money, eligibility, and other considerations (including age, existence of a job offer, and adaptability). Depending on the applicant's rating, the government may or may not provide them with an ITA to submit an application for permanent residency. Those who receive the highest marks receive ITAs.

Pakistani nationals applying through this stream must produce proof of their professional expertise in one of the following job groupings, as defined by the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system:

  • Management employment (Skill Type "0") - in establishments like factories.
  • Professional employment (Skill Level "A") includes those in architecture, accounting, law, teaching, and medicine.
  • Technical work (skill Level "B") includes crafts, including electricians, plumbers, and cooks.

If you are skilled in any field of work, you have countless employment opportunities in Canada to pursue a dream career. Once you move there and get settled, you’ll need a reliable remittance service. ACE Money Transfer is one of the most trusted names for making a swift, secure, and economical online money transfer to Pakistan from Canada or any other foreign country.

Professional Work

The lead statement of the NOC description, which includes all necessary duties and the majority of the main duties for the job (with the same NOC code) that applicants from Pakistan are seeking to work in when they immigrate to Canada, must be demonstrated by Pakistani nationals applying under this stream. The prior professional experience must have been obtained during the last ten years, for at least one continuous year of employment, and must have been paid labour (not internships or voluntary service).

Note: Based on the number of hours worked, both full-time and part-time job periods are eligible. As long as the labour is compensated, ongoing, and complies with all other program standards, student work experience may also be included.

The Advantages of FSWP

The Express Entry application management system is being used to handle the FSWP. By 2024, Canada hopes to have received over 110,000 immigrants thanks to Express Entry. Most Express Entry applicants who are accepted to Canada do so via the FSWP. According to Canadian government research, FSWP immigrants develop successful and satisfying careers in the country.

Additionally, applying for immigration through the FSWP is advantageous since, in contrast to the lengthy processing timelines for Canada's other skilled worker programs, you can get permanent residency within six months.


In order to qualify for this stream, Pakistani nationals must pass an approved English or French language test in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a minimum score of 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in each of the four categories. Note that results must be current on the day that a permanent residency application is submitted and are valid for two years following the date of the test results.

A good knowledge of these two most commonly used languages, i.e. English and French, will help you quickly acquire your dream job in Canada. This way, you can earn good and help your family back home with a digital money transfer to Pakistan from Canada or anywhere else whenever needed.


For the FSW stream of the Express Entry system, Pakistani nationals must provide the following documents with credentials from nations other than Canada:

  1. offer a diploma, degree, or trade apprenticeship certificate demonstrating completion of study or training from a reputable institution AND
  2. An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration reasons from an authorised organisation demonstrating that the education is equivalent to a finished certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary or post-secondary school.

A certificate, diploma, or degree must be shown if the candidate has completed studies at a Canadian secondary or post-secondary school.

Evidence of Funds

Pakistani candidates who wish to come to Canada through certain Express Entry programs must demonstrate that they have enough money to support themselves and any accompanying family members. (This criterion is removed for people who are currently lawfully employed in Canada or who have a legitimate employment offer from a company established in Canada.)

You can earn high wages while working in Canada. Also, you would be able to support your families and relatives by sending money to Pakistan. Many online money transfer service providers are available around Canada.

Final Words - What to Do to Settle in Canada as a Pakistani Expat?

“Religion, culture, language preference, and freedom of speech are all protected in this nation. Canada offers fantastic opportunities for both personal and commercial growth. Additionally, the country benefits economically from its abundant natural resources and minerals, which also serves as a route for direct international investment.”

You can easily land the dream job with little research about employment opportunities in Canada according to your fields of interest. You don’t have to entangle yourself with complex manual procedures as you can quickly contact employers online and submit your job application digitally. Most companies conduct interviews and tests online and let you know your eligibility if you can secure a job or not. Getting hired before moving to Canada is always recommended as it saves you from several hassles. Besides, after settling in Canada, it’s highly recommended to send money to Pakistan online from Canada via reliable and regulated channels like ACE Money Transfer to get the best exchange rates yet at the lowest transfer costs.


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