Canadian Immigration is a wonderful experience for all citizens of world irrespective of race and religion. Canada is a multicultural society and a great place to live and gives numerous opportunities to new comers. The prominent immigrants groups in Canada are Americans, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, and Filipinos.
Canadian government is pleased to welcome thousands of immigrants from all over the world. More than 245,000 people immigrated to Canada in 2008 under skilled worker category.
Canadian Government has established a body namely CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) to assist people who want to immigrate. CIC has defined some policies and procedures for Immigration. The most famous category of Immigration defined by CIC is Skilled Worker, in which an individual has to attain minimum 67 points to get eligible under skilled worker. The 67 points are based on age, experience, qualification, language skills and adaptability. In addition, you have to have at least 1 year experience in the defined professions list by CIC. These occupations are the most demanded occupations in Canadian job market nowadays. There are a total of 38 hot occupations.
The other methods through which you can immigrate to Canada are:
1. Family Sponsorship: If you have a blood relative in Canada you can immigrate to Canada easily.
2. Work Permit: If a job has been offered to you by a Canadian employer than you can get a work permit and after working in Canada for 2 years you can be a permanent resident.
3. Study Permit: If you get admission in any college or university of Canada you will be issued a study permit by your local Canadian High Commission. After completion of your studies, government will grant you the status of Immigrant.
4. Business Class: If you want to invest a heavy capital in Canada (approx 250,000 CAD) than you can get immigration.
5 Refugee and Protection: This category applies on those who have a threat of their life in their home country. Canadian government assists these kind of people and give them the residence in Canada with refugee status