Where Should You Immigrate To? Canada or Australia

Where should you Immigrate to, Canada or Australia? Which country is best for you?

It’s possible that you are thinking about a few options for where you wish to relocate if you’re considering immigration to a new nation. Especially for immigrants, Canada is a great country. But why wouldn’t you consider your options before deciding where to begin a new life? We’ve already done the research and evaluated immigration to Canada with that of another well-liked country: Australia! Both countries’ immigration processes go through Express Entry.

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Professional Worker Programs

The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program in Canada and the Skilled Independent Program in Australia are two well-known immigration schemes that will be compared in this blog.

Both of these initiatives are aimed at recent immigrants with professional work experience. A link to the nation in terms of previous employment, education or a job offer. In other words, regardless of whether they have any connection to the country they seek to immigrate to, these two immigration schemes are perfect opportunities for highly qualified professional employees from any country.

Essential Conditions

Those who are familiar with Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker program will be aware that applicants must have at least one year of full-time, skilled job experience in order to be considered for the program. In the same way, applicants for Australia’s Skilled Independent program must show that they are qualified to work in one of the eligible professions under the program. These applicants are not qualified for this program if their profession is not on the list or if they have not spoken to the Assessing Authority.

Comparison of the Points System

Both programs use point-assessment grids to decide whether applicants are eligible for immigration. This grid includes age, education, language skill or more factors. While Australia’s scheme requires a minimum of 60 points out of 135 to be qualified, Canada’s program demands a minimum of 67 points out of 100.

Please keep in mind, too, that in neither country will you be able to immigrate just by fulfilling the minimum points requirement. The application process doesn’t end after achieving the minimum points.

Application Procedures


Express Entry is a system for managing immigration applications that includes Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. Applicants who meet minimum points must create an Express Entry profile via immigration web portal. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is give to applicants after they complete their Express Entry profiles. 

The Canadian government holds an Express Entry draw usually every two weeks, asking the applicants in the pool with the highest CRS scores to make official applications for permanent residency. If applicants are successful they enjoy permanent residency in Canada.


The application procedure of Australia is as similar as Canada. Firstly, Applicants must meet the minimum requirements points to submit an application using Australia online system. Unlike Canada, Australia does not use a secondary points system, instead relying on its eligibility grid to rank candidates.

Approximately twice a month, US immigration sends out invites. Candidates with the highest ranked expressions of interest will be invite to apply. After receiving an application candidates have 60 days to submit an official application if the candidate is successful then they enjoy permanent residency in Australia.

Processing Cost

The Independent Skills program in Australia costs $3800 CAD for the primary candidate, plus an additional $2330 CAD for a spouse or partner, and $960 CAD for each child.

The Federal Skilled Worker program in Canada imposes a total price of $1365 CAD for each adult application, plus an extra $230 per kid. 

Khushboo Kumari

Khushboo Kumari

She is a content specialist at TCWW. She has expertise in content writing on various topics including immigration, education and travel.

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