Canada – Learn about Immigrating and Living in Canada

Canada – Learn about Immigrating and Living in Canada

Canada is the country to which you can emigrate with all possible legality, as long as you have a trade or profession, have intermediate knowledge of English or French, and the desire to do things well.

There are many industrialized countries that close their doors to immigrants, however in Canada these are welcome and even encourage their arrival, and if it is with a wife and children, much better, as long as the newcomers constitute skilled labor and are trained to develop, work and build a life project in this country. In exchange, immigrants are inserted in a country with one of the highest living standards in the world, little pollution, and low crime.

All this seems too good to be true, but everything is right and in this case what happens is that Canada being the second largest country in the world after Russia only has 36 million inhabitants in 2017, with a majority of Elderly people and the birth rate is very low, in other words, there are more people who die annually in Canada due to old age than those who are born. Normally it is necessary that each woman has 2.1 children in order to maintain the population level and currently Canada only has 1.5 for each woman. This is why Canada needs people. But Canada selects its people and prefers professionals, technical workers, nurses, students, etc. However, emigrating to Canada is not an easy way, capital is needed to finance legal immigration procedures, passages and to establish the first months. In addition, the immigrant already suffers the ravages of climate, food and lifestyle, which are often difficult to assimilate, especially for adults, children acclimatize quickly. So you have to think carefully before making the decision to emigrate. Many times when emigrating one sacrifices his generation so that the future, that is, our children will forge a better future, since in our countries there is no acceptable future.

The ways to emigrate to Canada are the following:

1. Independent Immigrant (Skilled Worker), to immigrate in this program the Canadian immigration authorities evaluate him according to six factors: studies, work experience in his branch, age, language (one must take exams in English or French), adaptability (in this factor people who have relatives in Canada or their spouse has higher education, are those who benefit with extra points) and insured work (this factor is for people who have an employer in Canada and has offered to employ them if they obtain permanent residence in Canada). If one reaches 67 points among these six factors then you can proceed to submit your application for permanent residency.

2. Family members; Like every industrialized country there are sponsorships from husband to wife, father to children under 22, and children with permanent residence in Canada or citizenship to their respective parents or grandparents. There are no sponsorships from brother to brother as there is in the United States.

3. Refuge; In Latin America, the inhabitants of the countries of Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador have the option of seeking refuge in the Canadian consulate of their region, if they have a well-founded fear against them and the authorities can not protect them. This process is very complex and before doing it it is advisable to have Canadian legal advice. If they are from another country, they would have to step on Canadian land in order to apply for refuge or asylum.

In addition to these ways of permanently migrating to Canada, there are other ways to travel temporarily if you can convince the immigration officer at your respective Canadian Consulate that your intention is to visit, work or study and not stay at the end. of your permission. These temporary forms are the following:

1. Work permit; To obtain a work permit in Canada you must have an employer willing to give a formal job offer and validate it before the Human Resources offices of Canada. Nannies are also included here. After obtaining this validation you proceed to request a work permit, the immigration officer in the corresponding country will interview you and decide if you issue the work permit, you must show experience in what one wants to work in Canada.

2. Study Permit; To obtain a study permit, especially in Canadian universities, you must obtain an acceptance from the school, and then submit a student visa application at the Canadian consulate in your region.

3. Tourism Visa; to get a visa if you are a tourist, you have to convince the Canadian immigration officer to review your case, that your intentions are to visit Canada for a certain period of time and that at the end of that time the interested person will return to his or her country of origin, you must show economic sufficiency and you also have to show that you have strong ties in your country of origin that will make you return, as well as family, permanent work, property, business, etc. WORLD CHAMPIONS IN WELFARE: Good Salaries, Low Crime and High Quality of Life Why choose Canada as a destination with the world being so vast? Here are some keys. To begin with, there is work, in some provinces more than others, but in general, well-paid employment is obtained. In terms of quality of life, Canada and in particular Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Alberta and Vancouver are cities that have been nominated as cities of high quality of life by the United Nations. Currently the labor market in Canada is in full development, there is a great abundance of jobs in the leading sectors such as: engineering, telecommunications, science, research, energy, transportation, IT, construction, environment, food and beverages, etc. In general it can be said that the purchasing power in Canada is high, in each province it differs in a minimal way. In relation to the climate Canada is a country that has very marked seasons, however, winter has not been a problem for immigrants, during This season many enjoy new activities such as ice skating, snow skiing and winter carnivals. Another important fact is that in Canada health, primary and secondary education are free, university studies can be subsidized by the government , Canada is a country that offers its immigrants free courses for their language training, unemployment insurance, social security and retirement rights, whether or not they contribute taxes to the government. The security, the cost of living and economic stability are the most attractive points in the issue of immigration without mentioning the citizenship. Then Canada is one of the few countries that can offer a safe environment and public areas, peaceful and welcoming as an example, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Alberta and Vancouver, which are some of the safest cities in the world. Also in contamination material, there is very little. Recent years have seen efforts to clean up the waters of the lakes, mainly Lake Ontario and great progress has been made. Canada has developed an industry that serves the care of the environment with worldwide recognition. It should be noted that it does not matter what city one is in, as there will be no lack of lakes, mountains or forests with pure air to enjoy.

Domestic workers also have a place in Canada, where they receive salaries substantially greater than what can be accessed in Latin America. This program is basically related to people qualified to work within the home such as babysitters, people who care for the elderly or provide care to people with disabilities without needing supervision. To qualify in this program, applicants must have with full secondary, full-time six-month studies in regards to child or elder care and having an understandable basic English to face any emergency. In this program nurses or teachers of initial education do not need the training of six months required, but if English or French. For this program as well as for any work permit in Canada, a validation of Human Resources of Canada is required, which The employer has to do it, with a good employer that could be a family member in Canada could be tempted to have this work visa, which after two years could become permanent residence in Canada.

Latinos in Canada: Normally the majority of emigrants Latin Americans have seen the United States as the first option to emigrate, but many of them have not been able to solve their legal stay and see Canada as a possibility to do so.

There are currently thousands of Latin Americans in Canada, unfortunately there is no census, nor an exact number to say about it. But in the big cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary you can see their presence, they have restaurants, soccer leagues, clubs and very large community centers. Among the largest Latino communities are Mexicans, Ecuadorians, Colombians, Salvadorans, Peruvians, Chileans,  and Argentinos.

Daniel Ortiz-Rojas is a collaborator of Hola Calgary

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