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Do you want to know about Canadian immigration? Then this is the right place for you. We can help you to understand the Canadian immigration & citizenship process. People have different reasons for Canadian immigration. Your reason will determine, which immigration category is suitable for you. For instance, if you are a skilled worker then there are different procedures that you can choose for immigration such as Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program. You can choose Federal Self-Employed Program if you are a business immigrant. You need to fulfill the requirements of these programs for Canadian immigration. Canada also provides family-based visas. Permanent residents can apply for their family’s visas.
Canada provides powerful public support for immigration. Almost 80% of Canadian think that immigration is good for the economy of their country. Canada has almost 400,000 immigrants every year. Following factors influence public support.

History & Geography: Millions of people immigrate to Canada from different parts of the world since 1867. Even most of the Canadians are immigrants’ descendants. Canada’s border is only connected with one country (United States). It gives great control. They can easily check and control the entry of immigrants.

Policy & Politics: Canada provides settlement support to immigrants such as job training,
education, health care. Each year Canada invests a lot of money for this purpose. Politicians need
support from immigrants for democratic elections.
You can apply for three categories according to your immigration case:
1. Economic: Skilled workers and businessmen come under economic categories. They can directly affect the economy of the country.
2. Family: Canadian permanent resident can sponsor his/her Spouse, Parents, children for immigration.
3. Refugee & Humanitarian: Canada also provides shelter to those who are in need. Canada got a Nansen medal from United Nations for helping refugees. Nansen medal is only given to Canada till now.

Following are the pathways for each category from which you can choose for Canadian immigration:

Work-Based Immigration
If you need to immigrate to Canada for work purposes then there are different pathways that you
can choose for immigration such as Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program. You can
choose Federal Self-Employed Program if you are a business immigrant. You can also immigrate
with your immediate family members and they can also become permanent residents. You can
take the following members of your family:
1. Spouses
2. Dependent Children
3. Parents
You can take your spouse, parents, and dependent children. Children should be under 22 years old. Older than 22 years can also go with you If they cannot support themselves financially because of some psychological and physical condition.

Express Entry
Canada mainly manages the skilled immigrants’ application through express entry. It has three
main programs.
1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
2. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
3. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

You can apply through their federal government website if you are qualified for express entry. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) gives you scores according to your age, language skills, education, work skills, and experience. if you get higher scores than Immigration, you will be invited by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to register for permanent residency. IRCC takes almost 6 months for application processing.

Provincial Nominee Program
People who are willing to immigrate to Canada can be nominated by Canada/s provinces. They
invite them to live in a specific province. Eligibility criteria are provided by each province. They
choose the highest scored applicants through Expression of Interest (EOI) systems. PNP streams
are available for applications. You can also apply through steams that are associated with express
entry. It will give you more choices. If any province chooses you then it will add extra points to
your express entry application.

Quebec Immigration
Quebec province has a separate immigration program and selection criteria from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Quebec’s Immigration Ministry gives a selection certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ)) to those who are chosen. The province of Quebec offers the following programs for immigration.
1. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
2. The Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)
3. business immigration programs

Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a separate immigration program of Atlantic Canada. Employers use this program to hire employees from other countries. Employers offer jobs to suitable contenders and ask a designated organization to further process the application. If they are allowed to give a temporary work permit, they can hire employees on an urgent basis. AIP invite immigrants through the following programs:
1. Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
2. Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
3. Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

Canadian Immigration

Federal Start-Up Visa Program
Entrepreneurs can expand their business in Canada through Federal Start-Up Visa Program. They can connect with private Canadian organizations for their help, funding, and expertise. For this visa, you need to fulfill some requirements like English or French language skills (minimum CLB 5), enough finance to support him/herself, clear security and medical tests, support of an organization, etc.

Federal Self-Employed Program
If you have enough experience, abilities and a goal to contribute your services to the culture and sports of Canada then you can apply for the Federal Self-Employed Program. You need to meet the requirements of this program. You should have enough funds to support him/herself in Canada and two years of experience in a relevant field.

Family Sponsorship
Permanent residents and citizens can apply for their family immigration. They can support their children, parents, and spouses for Canadian visas. You need to submit an undertaking that you will support your family financially and the government is not responsible for it. You can sponsor your immediate relatives like parents, children, spouses, and grandparents. You need to meet the following criteria for sponsorship:
1. You should have citizenship or permanent residency in Canada.
2. You should be at least 18 years old.
3. You can support the member for years.

You need to pass the citizenship test for adjusting your status from permanent resident to citizen. You need to stay in Canada for at least 3 years. You should clear the language test and citizenship interview. A citizenship ceremony will be held at the end of the process in which you need to take a citizenship oath.
Hopefully, the above-mentioned information can answer your queries like am I allowed to take my family to Canada? Am I allowed to work in Canada? Canada offers more than 80 immigration pathways. You just need to select the right category for your needs. We at Abid Nizami Law Associates can help you with that. We have experienced consultants. They can provide any help regarding Canadian Immigration and citizenship. You can contact us any time.

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