Canada has been voted the #1 country in the world to live four years in a row by the United Nations. It is an affluent, high-tech industrial society, with a market-based, free enterprise economy. It is also a politically stable parliamentary democracy that boasts one of the highest standards of living and longest lifespan (>78 yrs.) in the world.
Canada has an official policy of multiculturalism, where immigrants are encouraged to preserve their own cultural heritage.Canada is the second largest country in the world with a land area of 9,220,970 sq km but a population of only 34 million.Canada is officially bilingual, English and French.Canadian citizens and permanent residents enjoy many rights that are set out by law in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.
These rights include:
- The right to live in a peaceful democracy
- The right to live and work in any province or territory
- The right to life, liberty and security of person
- The right to equal treatment before the law
All Canadian citizens or permanent residents have the right to:
- Universal health care.
- Free primary and secondary school education.
- Freedom of conscience and religion.
Who Can Be An Immigrant to Canada?
Family Class immigrants
These include parents and dependent children less than 19 years of age; spouses and fiancé (e) s. Once a person over the age of 19 years becomes a permanent resident and class. Such applications are given first priority in processing and are not subject to the point system.
Business class immigrants
An immigrant who intends and has the ability to establish or purchase a business in Canada that will create an employment opportunity for himself and will make a significant contribution to the economy or the cultural or artistic life of Canada. Artists, musicians, professional athletes and specialized consultants are among those usually considered under this category.
An immigrant who intends and has the ability to establish, purchase or make a substantial investment in a business or commercial venture in Canada that will make a significant contribution to the economy and whereby employment opportunities will be created or continued in Canada for a permanent resident other than the entrepreneur and his dependents; and who intends and has the ability to provide active and ongoing participation in the management of the business or commercial venture.
A person who has successfully operated, controlled or directed a business, has accumulated a net worth at least $1,600,000 (CDN) which has been accumulated through the investor's own efforts and who makes a minimum investment of either $800,000 a venture approved by the government in one of the provinces.
But in Quebec a person should has accumulated a net worth at least $1,600,000 (CDN) which has been accumulated through the investor's own efforts and who makes a minimum investment of either $ 800,000 a venture approved by the Quebec Government.
Subject to a point system. To be eligible for permanent residence status the immigrant must receive 67 points. Points are awarded for such things as age, education and facility in the English and/or French languages. The immigrant must also have work experience in any occupation if selected through Express Entry