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The government released a “historic and responsible” three-year Canada Immigration Plan for 2018-2020, in November 2017. This migration is expected to continue its momentum in years to come. Over 300,000 people immigrate to this beautiful country every year.
The majority of new permanent residents are going to settle as economic immigrants, with many more is expected to arrive through programs managed under the Express Entry system. With processing times of six months or less, Express Entry has proven to be successful in bringing tens of thousands of workers to Canada, as well as helping foreign workers and graduates in Canada transition to permanent resident status.
The federal government will continue to work with the provinces in settling up to many new permanent residents through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) from 2018 to 2020.
Canada will also welcome spouses, common-law partners, dependent children, parents, and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents under its Family Class programs.
Canada’s ever-expanding ethnic diaspora aims at bringing in new fabric to its cultural diversity. Canadian people are very polite, respectful, open-minded, honest, educated and positive. People around the world love to immigrate to Canada mainly for its stable economy, world-class education system, a higher standard of living and low crime rate.
How Do I Come to Canada?
People can come to Canada on
Temporary visas apply to the cases where you intend to visit the country for a certain period to visit as a tourist, to study or to work in Canada temporarily through
Permanent visas are for those who would like to immigrate to Canada on permanent basis as Permanent Residents.
Our immigration professionals will consult with you on your current situation, your purpose and your intent on coming to Canada to decide on the best suitable program for you.
How Can I Apply For Permanent Residence in Canada?
Basic Things You Need to Do Before You Decide to Immigrate to Canada
Denied Entry to Canada?
A person may be denied a visa, or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry to, or removed from Canada on any of these grounds:
Get to Know Canada
Canada may be very different from your home country, which means there is a great deal to learn about and explore before you arrive here. These pages will introduce you to important features of this country, such as the Canadian climate and way of life.
Land and Climate
Canada is the second largest country on earth. It has three ocean borders:
Canada borders the United States in the south and in the northwest.Canada has many different types of landscape, including:
Canada is also home to many rivers and lakes.
In Canada, there are four different seasons:
The Atlas of Canada has information on Canada’s geography and climate. You can also see the weather forecasts for every city and town in Canada.
Winter is very cold in most places with temperatures often below zero degrees Celsius. Snow covers the ground from around December to March or April. In southwest British Columbia (around Victoria and Vancouver), rain is more common in winter than snow.
Depending on where you’re immigrating from, you may be quite surprised by the cold and snow during your first Canadian winter. With the right clothing, you’ll be prepared to enjoy the unique beauty of a Canadian winter. Be sure to buy:
Summer lasts from around June to September and the weather varies from warm to hot. Daytime temperatures are between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius or Centigrade (68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher. In southern Ontario and Quebec, it can often be very humid.
Fall and spring are transition seasons. This means the weather starts getting colder or warmer, and there is a lot of rain.
Cities, Provinces and Regions
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is located on the Ottawa River between Ontario and Quebec.
Canada has 10 provinces and three territories, each with its own capital city. These provinces and territories are grouped into five regions:
Most people live in southern Ontario and Quebec, southwest British Columbia and Alberta. Much of the north has a very low population because of the cold climate.
The Canadian People
Immigration has been a key part in Canadian society’s growth throughout our nation’s history.Canada’s population of around 31 million people reflects a cultural, ethnic and linguistic mix that is unique in the world.
Canadian multiculturalism is based on the belief that all citizens are equal and that diversity makes us stronger as a country.
The founding peoples of Canada include:
Aboriginal peoples had family living in Canada before European explorers, pioneers and settlers arrived. There are three different groups of Aboriginal peoples:
French Canadians are the descendants of French settlers and include:
The Acadians are descendants of French colonists who settled 400 years ago in what is now the Atlantic Region.
Quebecers (“Québécois” in French) live in Quebec. Most are French-speaking descendants of French settlers from the 17th and 18th centuries who brought many French traditions with them.Quebecers have a unique identity, culture and language. In 2006, the Canadian Parliament recognized the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada. One million English-speaking Anglo-Quebecers form an important part of Quebec society.
Most English Canadians are descendants of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish people. These include settlers, soldiers and migrants who came to Canada from the 17th to the 20th century. Generations of these pioneers helped bring British political customs and traditions to Canada.
Most Canadians were born in Canada and came from the original founding peoples. But over the past 200 years, many newcomers have helped to build and defend this country’s way of life.
Today, many ethnic and religious groups live and work in peace as proud Canadians. Until the 1970s, most immigrants came from European countries. Since then, the majority have come from Asian countries.
About 20 per cent of Canadians were born outside Canada. In Toronto, Canada’s largest city, this number is over 45 per cent. Immigrants like you are a valued part of Canada’s multicultural society.
The Prime Minister heads the federal government based in Ottawa. It deals with national and international matters, such as:
A Premier leads each province and territory.
The provincial and territorial governments have the power to change their laws and manage their own public lands. They are in charge of:
Mayors lead municipal governments.Municipal governments run cities, towns or districts (municipalities). They are in charge of things, such as:
Across the country, band councils govern First Nations communities. Band councils are similar to municipal governments. Band members elect the band council, which makes decisions that affect their local community.
Parliament has three parts:
Canadian citizens elect political representatives at all three levels of government:
Elected representatives hold positions in:
Their duties include:
Canada is a constitutional monarchy. This means:
The Governor General represents the Queen in Canada. The Sovereign appoints the Governor General on the Prime Minister’s advice. The appointment is usually for five years.
In each of the ten provinces, the Sovereign is represented by the Lieutenant-Governor. They are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister. The appointment is also normally for five years.
Canadian Law and Justice
Canadian laws recognize and protect basic rights and freedoms, such as liberty and equality.
Law can be divided into public and private law.Public laws set the rules for the relationship between a person and society and for the roles of different levels of government. This includes:
Private or civil law deals with the relationships between people. Civil laws set the rules for:
Courts in Canada help people resolve disputes fairly and within the law. Courts:
Most people settle their differences outside of court, such as through:
If you need help in a Canadian court, it’s a good idea to hire a lawyer. There are services that can help you find a lawyer, such as:
Depending on your income, you may be able to get a lawyer for free. This is called legal aid. Each province and territory has a legal aid society. You can also ask an immigrant-serving organization in your city or town for help hiring a lawyer.
The police in Canada keep people safe and enforce the law. There are different types of police, including:
You should call the police if you:
The number for your local police is in the front pages of the telephone book. If you need to call the police in an emergency, dial 911.If the police question or arrest you:
Under Canadian law, you’re presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Learn about the Charter that protects your rights and what your rights and duties in Canada are.
The Charter protects your rights.The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of Canada’s Constitution. It protects you from the moment you arrive in Canada.
Some of these include:
The right to:
People who live in Canada are expected to:
If you live in Canada, you should become informed about politics and help to improve your communities and the country.
Citizens of Canada have other rights and freedoms, such as the right to vote in elections.
To work in Canada, you’ll need a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Apply for a SIN as soon as you come to Canada.
You have many resources you can use to get help with your job search in Canada, including:
Immigration consultants will provide valuable service making your visa application much easier than doing it yourself. Consultants can get your application submitted correctly the first time around, meaning that you have the greatest chance of success and your application is optimized correctly.
You will be able to keep track with your consultant on the status of your application and will be able to understand everything regarding your application.
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants are kept informed regarding Immigration law in Canada and on new information about latest developments in immigration field.
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants, or RCICs, are legally authorized representatives and members in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
If you are intrested to immigrate to Canada, fill out our online assessment form.
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