Canada Through Our Eyes
Canada is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants. It is reputed as a diverse and economically stable country that has led to an increase in the number of immigrants who call it home. Canada has one of the highest immigration rates. That’s about 250,000 new immigrants per year, which doesn’t include about 200,000 temporary foreign workers and 100,000 students. Along with the federal and provincial programs for immigration that are available, the following are the biggest reasons that make Canada a great place for immigrants.
Here are some of the major benefits you’ll experience once you become a Canadian permanent resident:
You Can Live and Work Anywhere in Canada
You will have the legal right to live and work anywhere in the country! If you start off in Montreal but you find a better job in Toronto, you will have every right to move. Permanent residents aren’t tied to a specific employer or a specific province.
You Get Access to Universal Healthcare and Social Services
All permanent residents have access to Canada’s healthcare and social services. Canadian healthcare is universal; this means that you will have access to free medical care.
You Can Sponsor Your Spouse and Children
Once you are a permanent resident, you can apply to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, and dependent children to join you in Canada. That said, if you immigrate through Express Entry, you can include your family on your initial application so you won’t have to sponsor them later on.
You Can Become a Canadian Citizen
Becoming a permanent resident is the first step to becoming a Canadian citizen. Once you’ve resided in Canada for three out of five years, you’ll be eligible to become a citizen.
Once you are a permanent resident, the status can’t be taken away from you, unless you commit a serious crime or you fail to meet your residency obligation. All permanent residents must stay in Canada for two out of every five years; otherwise they won’t be eligible to renew their status.
What Is ICCRC & Why Do I Need a Licensed Representative?
The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
ICCRC is the national regulatory body that promotes and protects the public interest by overseeing regulated immigration and citizenship consultants and international student advisors/counsellors.
Immigration and citizenship representatives:
- Explain and give advice on your immigration or citizenship options.
- Help you choose the best immigration program for you.
- Fill & submit your immigration or citizenship application.
- Communicate with the Government of Canada on your behalf.
- Represent you in an immigration or citizenship application or hearing.
- Advertise that they can give immigration or citizenship advice.
You can check if a person is licensed to represent immigrants or to give advice as immigration consultants by making sure that they must be a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.