Canada Immigration Policies & Regulations

In its short history, Canada has grown into a knowledge-based nation with world-class governance, corporations, culture and lifestyle. Canada prides itself on its stunning natural attractions and vast open spaces and is one of the world’s wealthiest nations with a high per capita income. As a member of the G7 group of leading industrial countries, it enjoys a high standard of living, excellent public infrastructure, a highly educated and skilled labour force, a world-class educational system and a well-deserved reputation as a successful trading nation. Canada also prides itself on the availability of excellent social services, primarily the publicly-financed healthcare system known as Medicare.

A new global consumer survey conducted by Anholt-GfK Roper, termed the Nation Brand Index, asked people from 20 countries to rank 50 nations based on six criteria – exports, governance, culture/heritage, people, tourism & investment, and immigration. It is no surprise that the research concluded that given the chance to go anywhere on the planet, more people around the world would choose to visit Canada than any other country.

With a rich history of immigration, Canada is an extremely pluralised, multicultural society always in need of the skills, talents and enthusiasm of newcomers to continue to grow. Today, Canada is home to immigrants from all over the world, and it continues to attract people from all over the world who want to migrate and live there. Immigrants are attracted to this beautiful country as it promises stability, prosperity and peace.

Although many countries are tightening their immigration procedures, immigration to Canada has remained steady. Canada remains committed to its immigration program, constantly reviewing and implementing new ideas and policies to ensure that the process is not only fair, but efficient. In a recent proposal by Citizenship and Immigration, the Canadian government is expected to fast-track people from countries that are generally deemed safe who make a visa application, in an attempt to speed up the laborious and lengthy process that has been Canadian immigration.

Additional legislative changes proposed for the near future will ensure that companies seeking to bring temporary foreign workers into Canada will be more closely watched and those not following the rules will be ‘named and shamed’. Citizenship and Immigration Canada noted that these new practices are being brought in to help protect temporary foreign workers as they play a crucial role in the country’s economy and to ensure that the program is fair and equitable.

However, Canada’s immigration policy and regulations are strict and complex. A prominent aspect of the Canadian immigration policy is that it is subject to frequent changes, as noted in the previous paragraphs. Not everyone is aware of these changes and, as a result, thousands of applications are rejected or unduly delayed every year because of technical issues and incomplete application forms. To ensure that you do not become a statistic in the thousands of disappointed applicants, seek the services of an approved Canadian Immigration consultant who can assess your eligibility under the myriad of options available, while reducing the risk of continual delays and possible refusal of your application.

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