Canada Permanent Immigration

Permanent immigration to Canada is a dream for many. The country offers a numerous opportunities to learn, earn and grow. Canada is one of those few countries in the world that extend the same privileges to immigrants as that of citizens. According to the statistics available with Canadian Embassy, more than 250,000 people chose it as their permanent home in the year 2007. This huge number is largely influenced by availability of outstanding educational system, universal healthcare, better standard of living, attractive countryside and the peacefulness that the country offers.

Advantages of immigrating to Canada:

  • A major benefit of immigrating to Canada is the right to work and live at any location within the country. A permanent citizen has rights to social benefits like public school education for children at no charge and state health care facilities for immediate family members.
  • Immigrants get a chance shift to Canada along with their family, including parents and children and can visit their home country as and when they want.
  • Canadian Government extends financial help to those who face monetary crisis or unemployment. In addition to this, couples with children are given financial rewards on time to time basis.
  • A person with the permanent resident status can also extend an invitation (sponsor) to family members, brothers and sisters to settle in the country.
  • A Canadian resident does not need visitor visa to visit United States.
  • An immigrant, once settled at Canada, can diversify his or her business to USA as well under the NAFTA agreement.
  • All the new residents have the same freedom, rights and status as that of Canadian citizens which is an exceptional feature in the present turbulent world.

These, in addition to many other reasons, make permanent residency in Canada an attractive and respectable choice.

What to follow while applying for Canadian citizenship?

The normal steps to file for immigration and permanent residency are:

  • Submission of application for citizenship and passport three years after your first arrival in Canada.
  • For eligibility, an adult should have attained the minimum 18 years of age, should know either English or French and display knowledge of responsibility associated with the permanent residency.
  • The duly filled application for citizenship is sent to the Canadian government for approval. The applicant is then required to appear for a citizenship test, which can be undertaken only by those who are within the age bracket of 18-54 years.

For faster immigration:

The Canadian government is working continuously to make the immigration process less time consuming, and with this purpose many new procedures have been introduced in CIMC, which stands for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada. The practice of clearing the documents of interested immigrants, which used to take 5-7 years earlier, has drastically come down to 8-10 months now.

For any individual shifting his or her base to another country, the next major worry is to sponsor the immediate family.

Canada Immigration

Like many other countries, Canada also follows certain guidelines for family sponsorships. Under this program, close relatives and immediate family of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can migrate if they comply to few conditions.

Membership / Association

CSIC - Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants