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Dispelling Misconceptions on Immigration to Canada
October 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Atlas Law Group
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Hundreds of thousands every year seek entrance into Canada with the aim of earning citizenship. Some come from war-torn countries as refugees while others find our country a great place to live and work

Immigration, however, takes more than the willingness and the ability to move. Canada, as a sovereign country, has defined the requirements needed to move here.

Anyone with a serious desire to move to Canada should examine these misconceptions, myths, and facts.

To help aspiring immigrants, regardless of the reason, to safely and securely move to Canada, we have provided a short list of misconceptions and other details that you need to know.

Many Think Canadian Immigration Law Is Lax

Like most other countries, Canada cannot just allow anyone who expresses the desire to move there. Such a policy represents an open invitation to criminals, terrorists, and others who do not come to seek a better life.

Some apply to come in as refugees. Up to 300,000 per year get approved for some kind of permanent status. Most applicants for residence and/or citizenship who win approval come under three categories:

• Economic immigration

• Humanitarian immigration

• Family reunification

Canadian law allows for those seeking refugee status to live in the country while authorities determine the validity of their claims. If rejected, you may appeal. Once these run out, you will have to exit the country.

The Canadian government warns that any non-citizen caught after entering illegally will be arrested by the police.

We welcome those applying for refugee status to reach out to us. Let us help you to make the best possible case to stay in our country.

Many Do Not Know That Economic Immigration Provides the Best Chance of Approval

Canada offers a wide range of ways to legally immigrate. Most of these programs help the country to bring in residence and citizenship candidates who can contribute to the development of the local, provincial, and national economies.

Canada offers a number of programs to help those seeking to bring their skills to the national economy. These include, but are not limited to:

• Express entry as a worker with needed skills

• Nominations from the provincial government for entry

• Attend and graduate from an institution of higher learning in any of Canada’s Atlantic Coast provinces

• Obtain a special visa to come to Canada, create a viable business, and employ others

• Commit to living and working in rural areas, particularly the Northern Territories

• Bring in skills and experience as a caregiver for the elderly or the disabled

• You are self-employed as a business owner, cultural, entertainment, athletic, or other figure who can add to the country’s culture

• Join Quebec’s labor force as a skilled worker

• Use skills and knowledge in certain segments of Canada’s agricultural industries

Other Ways to Immigrate Into Canada

Canada does not restrict immigration to those who bring their skills, talents, and money to the country.

Other means of immigration also offer paths as relatively uncomplicated as those that bring workers, business owners, and other figures of significance into the country.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor members of their family living abroad. Currently, only spouses and children under 22 can enter using this program.

Allowed family members once included parents and grandparents, but this option is closed for now, except under the Super Visa category. This will not bring family members to Canada permanently, however.

Reach Out Today

At Atlas Law, we work diligently to provide the best options for those seeking to immigrate to Canada. Call today to learn more about how we can help with your immigration law needs, or to schedule a consultation on your case.