Relocating abroad especially with your family is capital intensive. One of the reasons why this is so is you must have enough money set aside for their upkeep for a reasonable period of time within which you can find a job in the new country.
This is the reason for the “proof of funds” required by many embassies before you can be issued a visa
However, there are immigration programs that do not require this proof of funds simply because you have a job waiting for you on arrival
In this article we will be looking at 2 of such programs. Both programs guarantee a job on arrival, require no proof of funds, and have easy-to-meet requirements so to speak.
And both of them are fast (if your papers are set, you could be out of this country in 6 months or less)
One of such program is for the UK and the other is for Canada.
We will be discussing the procedure, requirements eligibility, how and where to apply for jobs under these 2 programs and other relevant information
This is an article and not a guide. So therefore it is to be expected it will not contain all the needed information.
However, relevant links both from official and personally recommended sources will be given where you can obtain complete and up to date information concerning these 2 programs
At least one of these programs will favor you if:
– If you want to relocate fast (in 6 months or less)
– If you want a job waiting for you before you relocate
– If you have a low score in the IELTS
– If you or your partner (or both of you) have low educational qualifications ( WASCCE or OND)
– If age is not on your side (you are closer to 45 than 25)
– If you do not have proof of funds
IMMIGRATION PROGRAM NO 1 –
UNITED KINGDOM TIER 2 (GENERAL) VISA THROUGH “SHORTAGE OCCUPATION”
Using this route, all you need do is apply for a job classified under ‘shortage occupation’ and when you get the job, you will be issued a visa by the government to come live and work in the UK.
In the UK, there are jobs in industries that are classified as “shortage occupation”. This means that there is a noticeable lack of available workers in these sectors, and there is a high demand for qualified workers there.
These jobs range from Medical doctors, nurses, electrical, civil, mechanical electronic engineers, cyber security specialists l, graphic designers, IT business analysts, programmers, Medical practitoners, secondary school teachers, social workers artists, dancers etc
There are a multitude of jobs cutting across different sectors. You can see the full list at
You can apply for shortage occupation jobs using the following websites
Or any other means online. Or if you know someone in the UK working in any of these sectors, they can apply for you.
When you get the job under “shortage occupation” all you need do is apply for the UK general Visa (tier 2). If you are going with your partner, he/she will apply as a spouse. If you are going with your children, they will apply individually as dependants. This program only allow dependants outside of the UK who are below 18 years of age
Normally, if you are applying for the UK General Visa (Tier 2) one of the requirements is that you need to have £945 to support your self for a month. And close to £700 for each person you will be bringing with you. And you must prove that this money have been in your account for a period of 90 days before your application.
However, you do not needs this proof of funds in your account if you get a job under the shortage occupation. This is because you will be given a Certificate of Sponsorship by your employer.
In that certificate, it will be stated that your employer is willing to give you the above amount if it is needed during the initial period of your stay in the UK. The employer will also give you other information you will require to apply. This certificate is essential if you are to get the Visa.
Not all employers are qualified to issue out Certificates of Sponsorship. Only employers fully approved as ‘A-Rated’ sponsor can issue you Certificates of sponsorships. So, when you are applying for jobs, ensure that the company you are applying to is classified as ‘A-Rated sponsor’.
You can download latest list of A-Rated sponsors using this link:
You will require this certificate of sponsorship while applying for the visa and your employer also help you in the application process.
The good thing is that you only apply for the visa after you get the job, 3 months before you are due to start work in the UK. The date you can start is stated in the Certificate of sponsorship
With this visa, you and your family can live and work in the UK for up to 3 years, extendable to a maximum of 6 years.
However, after 5 years of your stay in the UK you are qualified to apply for an Indefinite Leave of Remain (ILR) what is popularly known as Permanent Residency (PR). Which essentially means you enjoy almost all the benefits a UK citizen enjoy
And one year after getting your PR, you are eligible to apply for a UK citizenship, which will confer on you the same rights and privileges citizens of the UK enjoy in and outside the UK. You also have access to hoaa free travel to 184 countries in the world.
Here is why getting this visa is so easy, this type of visa is awarded using a points based system, to get the Visa you must get at least 70 points.
You are awarded points by considering several factors, but if you have a job which is classified among the shortage occupation, and you have gotten your certificate of sponsorship, you are automatically awarded 30 points.
If the pay of the job is above 30 000 pounds per annum or the same as standard salary for that job in the UK, you are awarded another 20 points which makes a total of 50 points. Getting extra 20 to make it 70 points is easy.
Another requirement is to prove your proficiency in English language. Which means you will have to write the IELTS or any other recommended English proficiency exam. You will need to score a 6.5 in each section.
However, there are certain categories of people who are exempted from taking the exams. One of such people are those whose Bachelors, Masters, or PHD degrees are recognized to be equivalent to the respective degrees in the UK. This is done by the National Academic Recognition Information Center NARIC, UK.
Proof of proficiency in English gives 10 points automatically. Whether you write the IELTS or not
There’s clearly a lot of information to learn about obtaining this type of Visa. You can learn more by visiting the official UK website
The bottom line of getting this visa is just find a job in the UK which is classified under “shortage occupation” and you will easily be granted Visa to relocate to the UK with your family.
IMMIGRATION PROGRAM NO 2 –
CANADA’S HOME CARE SUPPORT IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
This is one of the newest, easiest, fastest and cheapest means to relocate Canada till date
Due to the hign demand for workers in the Home Care industry, the Canadian government in 18th June, 2019 launched the Home Care Support Program to make it easier for people living in other countries to come into Canada and work in this industry.
All you need is to have a job offer in the Home Care industry, and the Canadian government will give you a Visa to come live and work in Canada, together with your family.
While both genders can apply for the Home Care program, the Principal or Main Applicant will be restricted to work in the Home Care Industry for 2 years.
The other partner will be given a Work Permit Visa which enables him/her to do business or work in almost any field with his/her credentials. It could be Engineering, Oil and Gas, Teaching, Telecoms etc. And the children will be issued Study Visas
After 2 years, workers in the Home Care industry are free to change career paths, or take higher roles in the Health and Medical industry.
Also, you are qualified to apply and get a Permanent Residency for you and your family.
The requirements for this Visa are not steep compared to other Canada programs.
The most important requirement is to get a job offer in the Home Care industry.
Other requirements are:
– WASSCE plus one year post Secondary school experience or OND
– Even the IELTS requirement is low. You need a CLB score of 5.0 which means scoring 5.0 in each of the Language tests except Reading which has a requirement of 4.0
– There is no need for proof of funds since there is a job waiting for you when you land in Canada. However, it is advisable to have funds to cover expenses for the first month while awaiting the first salary
There is a high demand for Home Care workers, and there are employers willing to sponsor your trip to Canada. The salary range for jobs in this industry is $2,500 – $3,500.
The various jobs in the Home Care industry are:
– Home Support Worker
– Nursing Assistant
– Community Support Worker
– Public Health Worker
You can easily apply for jobs in the Home Care industry in Canada by using LinkedIn.
Definitely, there is also a lot to learn if you want to explore this route. You can visit the Canadian high commission website HERE
Also, there’s a video by someone who has already relocated to Canada and has also helped many others relocate there.
In it you will find step by step guidance and the info you need about relocating through the Home Care program
Watch the video here ==>
If your papers are set, in 6 months you could be on your way to Canada.
I wish you all the best in your Canada relocation dream