In the aftermath of Donald Trump becoming President-elect of the United States, so many people tried to access Canada’s immigration website that it completely crashed.
But even before political events rendered the good old US of A somewhat less than appealing, many people could see the attraction of a life north of the border. Canada has breathtaking natural scenery, a progressive, socially conscious government, and some of the best cities in the world for quality of life. In other words, it rivals Denmark in our list of places we’d most like to live.
However, moving to the land of maple syrup and tolerance isn’t as simple as simply hopping on a plane with a dream and a cardigan (and you’re going to want a proper winter coat over there, FYI). As with most countries, there’s a complex immigration process to wade through.
A fast-track system called Express Entry is one of the quickest ways to embark on a Canadian adventure, with an application processing time of around six months. But in order to be eligible for Express Entry, you’ve got to have something to bring to the table – and there are certain occupations that Justin Trudeau's government is looking for more than others.
So without further ado, here are the careers most likely to get you into Canada.
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