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Anyone who wish to immigrate to Canada, need to know that there are some rules and regulations involved by which prospective immigrants are evaluated. The primary factors are based on your occupation – that’s, the kind of work you want to do in Canada and also the abilities, qualifications and experience you have in that occupation. Another very important factor is that your occupation must be on the (NOL) National Occupation List.

Under the Skilled Workers Class, you must obtain 67 points out of 100 in order to be able to submit your application. If your score is less than 67, then your immigration application will be returned to you by Canada immigration visa office.

There are several Federal immigration classes:

  • Skilled Worker Class – based on skills
  • Canadian Experience Class – foreign students who finished a university, college in Canada and obtained their Canadian working experience
  • Business Class – the Business Immigration Class is attracting people with business experience who will invest or open a business in Canada.
  • Provincial Nominee Class - each province have their own selection to meet provincial needs.
  • Family Class – Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada who have family abroad, who wish to sponsor them.

Considering that the amount of individuals who apply every year for immigration to Canada is substantially greater compared to annual level established through the government of Canada, the immigration officials are rather likely to act selectively, therefore choosing the best prospective applicants.

With “My Immigration Consultant” software you will get the information and guidance need it to protect your interests and to make sure that you are effectively considered one of the best and that you are granted the permanent resident status at the end of the immigration process.

 

Jan 11

Americans immigrate to Canada

Canada Becoming the More Attractive North American Immigration Destination

“Politics, health care, social issues, and possibly even the strengthening of the Canadian dollar” are being cited by the Association of Canadian Studies as reasons why more and more Americans are choosing to immigrate to Canada. Also, an increasing number of Mexicans are deciding to bypass the United States as an immigration destination, heading to Canada instead.

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Jedwab pointed to the economic downturn in the United States as a top possibility for the trend, followed by social and political considerations. Also the booming Canadian economy along with the strong Canadian dollar may be playing an important role as well.

In 2006, 4,498 people were admitted as economic immigrants, which means they need to collect sufficient points to gain entry. This narrowly outpaced the 4,468 immigrants brought in under family-reunification rules. Ontario continued to be the principal destination for American immigrants in 2006 (5,705), followed by British Columbia (2,435) and Quebec (1,006). Alberta was fourth with 980.

Most of the well educated immigrants are now coming from United States. Canada is enjoying an upswing as a preferred destination for Americans, many of whom are increasingly well educated. In 2006, 49.5% of American immigrants held a bachelor’s degree or better, up from 46% in 2000.

The poll also indicated that 92% of Americans had a favourable view of Canada, making it the top pick among 25 foreign countries listed.

The number of Americans immigrating to Canada and is at its highest point in thirty years, having nearly doubled since 2000. Such rates of immigration to Canada from the U.S. have not been seen since the 1970’s when the United States was suffering from political turmoil. Though the recent data does not indicate any particular reasons for Canada’s renewed popularity among Americans, the director of the study suggests “the economic downturn in the United States as a top possibility, followed by social and political considerations.” With increasing numbers of highly educated skilled workers arriving from the U.S. and a sharp decrease in the number of Canadians heading south of the border, the Canadian ‘brain drain’ phenomenon is shrinking. Half of Canadian newcomers from the U.S. have obtained a bachelor’s degree or better and are coming to Canada under the skilled worker category of immigration.

On another note, as American immigration officials are tightening regulations on Mexicans in the United States, the Canadian government is encouraging increased immigration from Mexico. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to discuss increased labour mobility between the countries to deal with chronic labour shortages in Canada. Mexican migration to Canada has been soaring since the mid 1990’s due to the easing of entrance requirements brought about by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Between 1991 and 2001, Canada’s number of permanent and temporary residents from Mexico nearly doubled to almost 43,000. Though the focus of a possible new labour mobility agreement would be on temporary workers, the number of Mexicans arriving in Canada under the skilled worker category of immigration is on the rise as well. Additionally, the number of Mexicans studying in Canada has been steadily increasing.

The leaders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico recently convened to discuss measures to strengthen ties within North America and build upon the existing NAFTA framework. Developing compatible immigration measures was discussed as a means to facilitate increasing labour mobility across borders. NAFTA has facilitated the flow of certain skilled professionals across borders to fulfill temporary job positions.

A recent poll stated that 92 per cent of Americans have a favourable view of Canada, ranking it at the top of a list of 25 countries. As immigration data demonstrates that many Americans see Canada as a more attractive place to live, and many Mexicans see Canada as a more attractive immigration destination than the United States, Canada is in a good position to welcome a great deal of immigrants from its neighbouring countries.

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Jan 11

How hard is it to immigrate to Canada from America?

I plan to immigrate to Canada after College, so that’s about 8 years away. However, I was wondering how hard it is to immigrate there. I’m thinking of living in either Vancouver or Toronto. Does anyone have any experience similar to mine? Thanks in advance everyone! Additional Detail: I’m not actually in College yet. In fact, I’m still a freshman in High School. I’m just trying to get a feel for how I can achieve my goals so I can start preparing.

Public Comments:
1. Please check out this info here on the New Canadian Experience Class. What are you studying in college? I ask this because a mere college diploma, though helpful, won’t guarantee you a successful immigration process. The cost of living in Toronto and Vancouver is very high so choose your study program wisely. If you wind up with a diploma in arts, your chances of getting a job that will pay you enough to live in Toronto and/or Vancouver will be very small.

2. Well, I live in Toronto and I have been to Vancouver and I can tell you, Toronto is much better than Vancouver. There are more facilities and more services than anywhere else in Canada. Immigrating here is not very difficult. All you have to do, is apply for a Permanent Resident (PR) Card or a student visa and you will able to stay in Canada without any hassle.

3. Canada picks their immigrants based on what they can do for Canada. Additional points can be gained by having a basic understanding of French. If you get a degree in an area that’s needed in Canada, and you can find an employer, plus you have a basic understanding of French (spoken, reading, writing) you’ll have no problems.

4. I heard it’s really hard to immigrate to pretty much any developed nation from America. (If it wasn’t, who wouldn’t want leave???) BUT I also heard that the easiest developed country to immigrate to is Germany. And from there, since most of Europe is united now like the US, you could easily move somewhere like Great Britain or Ireland. I’m planning on Ireland. Don’t know if this is helpful at all, but just letting you know.

5. You need a skilled trade that is in demand, or a family member in Canada willing to sponsor you. Or enough money to start a business that will be hiring Canadians
What is the quickest way to immigrate to Canada article provides great info on the subject of finding a Job in Canada prior to immigrating.

6. Forget college – be a plumber, mason or best of all a plasterer, backer or a cook. We have nerdy MBAs and computer programmers coming out our ears and the immigrant ones are driving cabs. We need some people who actually know how to do something useful.

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