Important Facts Regarding Immigration to Canada as A Lawyer -21st June, 2019

Important Facts Regarding Immigration to Canada as A Lawyer
Canada has a good demand for many skilled workers to meet its vital shortage in the labor market. A lawyer is one of the skilled occupations which one can practice using many titles. Furthermore, before practicing law in Canada, there is a need of evaluation in the current qualifications followed by applying for conversion through a proper authority. The authority for Lawyers is the National Committee on Accreditation which works together with the National Lawyers Association. For carrying out this conversion one has to appear for the Canadian bar examination. All successful candidates are allowed to practice in provinces/territories, excluding Québec.

You can Discover regarding the process of making the conversion and migrate to Canada as a lawyer by using the defined pathways. Canada is a top and favorite destination for immigration presently. It has an ambitious goal of welcoming over a million overseas nationals during the next three years.

Lawyers in Canada- Perks of Practice

Practicing law in Canada comes with many perks. Additionally, the average annual salary is around $137,500. Also, separately from this, each province/territory benefits them with from free basic education and public healthcare. Canada has a rich diversity and also offers top quality of living. Lawyers are in the category of skill level A (skilled workers) in the National Occupation and many immigration paths are open to them.

Converting Your Qualifications

The first need is having the recognized credentials for practicing law in Canada. It requires passing the Canadian Bar Exam and completing an Assessment Process. This shows local employers your eligibility and availability for hiring. You can apply irrespective of the time to get the assessment.

You can apply for assessment by using this process:

  1. Starting an online application form, and paying $400 CAD as the processing fee.
  2. Submitting the relevant Academic transcripts; membership Certificates of from local authorities;
  3. Relevant Transcripts from regulatory authorities accompanied by the results from examination or other courses;
  4. A score of 7 in IELTS if the experience was in any other language apart from French/English.

This process is completed and sent back to you with the results within four to eight weeks.

Ways to Immigrate

There are many ways to immigrate to Canada like obtaining sponsorship from a spouse/family member who lives as a PR or citizen in the country, and also studies at a recognized Canadian university or works on a temporary work permit in a chosen occupation, that has a good demand.

Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program has an aim of addressing explicit labor market requirements that happen on a community level. 11 among the 13 provinces/territories of Canada take a part in this program. Additionally and each offers its own paths to get the permanent residence.

PNP Streams




  • Alberta Express Entry Stream

British Columbia

  • Skills Immigration
  • Express Entry British Columbia


  • International Skilled Worker Category


  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream


  • Human Capital Category
  • Employer Job Offer Category

Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Skilled Worker Stream

Prince Edward Island

  • PEI PNP Express Entry

New Brunswick

  • Express Entry Labor Market Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Employer Support

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category

Northwest Territories

  • Employer-Driven Program
  • Skilled Worker


  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Skilled Worker

Express Entry System

The Express Entry system commenced in 2015 with an aim of fast-tracking the federal programs. These are

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Canadian Experience Class

Additionally, the applications are processed in matter of six months.

The initial step to start the application is by creating an online profile in the Express Entry, and also to select the program to apply. The next step involves the measuring of the profile according to the CRS based on the criteria as per the details below. The top scoring profiles subsequently receive Invitations to apply seeking the permanent residence in draws that happen once every two weeks.

CRS gives Points For:

  • The Age of applicants,
  • CLB Language proficiency in English/French
  • Level of Education obtained inside and outside Canada
  • Work Experience obtained inside and outside Canada
  • Arranged employment,
  • Achieving Provincial Nomination,
  • Any Siblings living in Canada as PRs/citizens
  • Profile of the spouse

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