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COMING TO CANADA
 


IMMIGRATION CATEGORIES:
Every year, Canada welcomes thousands of new residents (permanent and temporary resident). Coming to Canada as an immigrant or temporary resident is an exciting opportunity, but also a great challenge. There are different ways of coming to Canada.
These are some of the different ways you can move to Canada

IMMIGRATING TO CANADA:
Immigrating to Canada is simply coming to Canada as a permanent resident. Canada welcomes thousands on new immigrant yearly. Immigration and refuge protection acts (IRPA) establishes three basic categories of permanent residents which correspond to major program objectives: reuniting families, contributing to economic development and protecting refugees. Live in caregivers who have completed two full years of full time work and Permit holders who have lived in Canada for three years may also apply for permanent resident. As a permanent resident, you and your dependants have the right to:

  • live, study and work anywhere in Canada;
  • most social service benefits given to Canadian citizens; and
  • apply for Canadian citizenship.
  • protection under the Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

As a permanent resident of Canada, you have the same obligations as Canadian citizens. You must pay taxes, and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal level

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, you have a number of options when applying for permanent residence status. These options are:

Skilled Worker Class Immigration
Canada values the skills and experiences that foreign professional and workers bring with them. Contact us to check if your skills and experience qualify you to come to Canada as a skilled worker. [Back to top]

Business Class Immigration:
Canada has a strong economic culture. If you have experience running or investing in businesses, you may qualify to come to Canada as a business immigrant. There are three classes of business immigrants:

  • Investors
    The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract experienced persons and capital to Canada. Investors must demonstrate business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $800,000 and make an investment of CDN $400,000. (Find out how we can help your raise the required minimum investment.
  • Entrepreneurs
    The Entrepreneur Program seeks to attract experienced persons that will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that will contribute to the economy and create jobs. Entrepreneurs must demonstrate business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $300,000 and are subject to conditions upon arrival in Canada.
  • Self-employed persons
    Self-employed persons must have the intention and ability to create their own employment. They are expected to contribute to the cultural or athletic life of Canada. They may create their own employment by purchasing and managing a farm in Canada.
    Culture Connect Int’l Ltd have experiences in assisting business immigrants in processing their permanent resident to Canada.
  • Provincial Nomination:
    Most Canadian provinces have programs that encourage immigrants to settle in those provinces and benefit their economies. We are always willing to help our clients in this category.
  • Family Sponsorship
    Family class immigration reunites families in Canadian homes. Contact us to learn how to sponsor your family member or come to Canada as a member of the family class.
  • International Adoption
    Adopting children from abroad can be a long process. This is to protect children’s rights. We can work you through the entire process. Ask us about how you can bring an adoptive child to Canada.
  • Quebec-Selected Immigration:
    Quebec is responsible for selecting immigrants who wish to settle in Quebec. Find out from us how to apply to be selected to settle in Quebec.
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WORK IN CANADA:
Every year over 90,000 foreign workers enter Canada working temporarily to help Canadian employers address skill shortages in Canada. We work with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to ensure that these workers will support economic growth in Canada and create more opportunities for all Canadian job seekers.
You may also work in Canada as a live in caregiver. [Back to top]

STUDYING CANADA:
Studying in another country is an adventure and a challenge. Canadian educational institutions offer a wide range of opportunities for foreign students. As Foreign students have the following benefits

  • working on campus as a foreign student;
  • participating in a co-op or internship program;
  • working in Canada after you graduate (up to two years in some provinces);
  • work permits for spouses or common-law partners;
  • working off-campus as a foreign student in some provinces.

VISITING CANADA:
CCI can assist you in visiting Canada. Every year more than 35 million people visit Canada. Canada welcomes these visitors as tourists, students or temporary workers. As a visitor, you will enjoy the many opportunities Canada has to offer. [Back to top]

THE CANADIAN REFUGEE SYSTEM:
Refugees and persons needing protection are people in or outside Canada who fear returning to their country of nationality or habitual residence. In keeping with its humanitarian tradition and international obligations, Canada provides protection to thousands of people every year.
Through its refugee protection system, Canada offers safe haven to persons with a well-founded fear of persecution, as well as those at risk of torture or cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. Canada’s refugee protection system consists of two main components:

  1. The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people seeking protection from outside Canada; and
  2. The In-Canada Refugee Protection Process, for persons making refugee protection claims from within Canada. [Back to top]


 
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