Immigration to Canada from India
By Author: Admin | December 16, 2011
What you should know about Immigration to Canada from India.
So, you’re thinking about ‘taking the plunge’ and you want to know about immigration to Canada from India? Well you’ve come to the right place!
Here are 5 things you should know about immigration to Canada from India…
1) Moving from India can be a daunting but exhilarating prospect. It is not for the faint-hearted, but the rewards can be utterly life-changing. Canada ranks very highly as one of the most desirable place on the planet to work, study and live, and its citizens enjoy some of the highest living standards in the whole world.
2) You must decide just where it is in Canada you want to settle down. It’s an awfully big place, the second largest country in the world – only Russia is larger! Canada offers some of the most diverse places to live of any country – from sleepy and quiet villages and towns out on The Prairies through to the metropolitan fast-living, high-rise life-styles of Vancouver or Toronto. Do you want to live near other people who have emigrated from India? If so, the largest concentrations of ‘Indo-Canadians’ live in the Greater Toronto Area and the Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley Region. In the census of 2010, there were some 1.2 million people living in Canada who were of Indian origin.
3) To immigrate to Canada from India, you will need to apply for Permanent Residency. This can be a very time consuming and complicated process, but some 200,000 people a year from all countries are granted Permanent Residency Status, so you’ll not be alone in your quest! There are six categories that an individual can apply for, but by far the most common is that of ‘Skilled Worker Immigration’. In this category, the applicant is assessed on age, work experience, education level, arranged employment, adaptability and language skills in either English or French, – Canada’s two main languages.
4) Once you’ve successfully applied for and achieved Permanent Residency, after between three or four years, you can apply for Full Canadian Citizenship. To be successful in your application, you can’t have lived outside Canada for more than one year in the last four. Also, you must pass written or oral tests in either English or French and you must learn about Canadian history, it’s politics and geography (…though this is narrowed down in your test to whichever state or province you are residing in…) and you must also pass a test on the rights and responsibilities of all Canadians. The test is scored to a maximum of 100, and the pass mark is currently 61.
5) Probably most importantly, is that you should research your possible move in whichever ways you can by reading books, by using the Internet, by talking to people who’ve already immigrated and you may even want to take a holiday (visitor visa permitting) to check it out for yourself. Okay, moving there permanently won’t be as glamorous and as much fun as a holiday, but it will give you a feel for what it will be like.
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