The new Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) became law on June 28, 2002.
This new legislation replaces the 25-year-old Immigration Act. It recognizes the many contributions that immigrants and refugees make to Canada; encourages workers with flexible skills to choose Canada; and helps families reunite more quickly. IRPA is also tough on those who pose a threat to Canadian security while continuing Canada’s tradition of providing a safe haven to people who need protection: more info
Immigrating to Canada
Every year, Canada welcomes thousands of new residents. Coming to Canada as an immigrant is an exciting opportunity, but also a great challenge.
If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, you have a number of options when applying for permanent residence status. Read about these programs and decide which class suits you and your family best.
A Newcomer’s Introduction to Canada can help you plan your move to Canada. The guide includes advice on such things as preparing to enter the Canadian work force, choosing a place to live and learning about life in Canada.
Skilled Worker Class Immigration:
Canada values the skills and experiences that foreign professionals and workers bring with them. Check to see if your skills and experience qualify you to come to Canada as a skilled worker.
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.
Most Canadian provinces have programs that encourage immigrants to settle in those provinces and benefit their economies. Learn about settling in one of Canada’s provinces as a provincial nominee.
Family Class Immigration:
Family class immigration reunites families in Canadian homes. Learn how to sponsor your family member or come to Canada as a member of the family class.
Adopting children from abroad can be a long process. This is to protect children’s rights. Learn about what you need to do to bring an adoptive child to Canada.
Quebec is responsible for selecting immigrants who wish to settle in Quebec. Find out how to apply to be selected to settle in Quebec.
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