You only have to read the headlines to know that we live in unsettled times. There are labour strikes, immigration debates and economic hardships across the world.
Add to that the messages coming out of the United States about border walls and denied entries, and it becomes clear why more and more people are choosing Canada as the country they want to immigrate to.
And Canada couldn’t be happier. The country is welcoming people from around the world, and by 2021, it aims to attract 350,000 immigrants a year.
Why? It’s a known fact that Canada was built by immigrants and is committed to the ideal that the country is made stronger by the contributions of others. But, Canada also needs more workers with skills and experience if it wants to reach its full economic potential.
“Canada welcomes everyone regardless of race or religion,” says Rachel Gary, COO of Canada Direct. “The Canadian government wants brilliant minds and skilled workers to come here.”
It’s perfect timing for people who want to move to Canada to start their journey. “More and more people want to become Canadian citizens,” Gary says. “North America has always had huge appeal to people from around the world, even Europeans. Now, with everything that’s happening in the States, more are turning to Canada.”
Canada is often seen as a place where people can meet their personal potential and thrive professionally.
However, it’s not as easy as saying that their home country is experiencing economic turmoil or political issues. The requirements for immigrating to Canada are largely based on people’s willingness and ability to contribute to the economy.
“When people come to us asking for information, we make sure they meet proper age and education requirements,” Gary says, adding that Canada Direct can help people go through the entire immigration process from the original application to submitting documentation for permanent residency.
“There are things that the Canadian government asks of the potential immigrant. It works on a points system and we help people get the required number of points. For instance, everyone, even if they are native speakers, has to take an English proficiency test. We provide the course and help them prepare. We let them know which documents they need and how to bring them up to Canadian standards. If they are able to apply to multiple programs, we do hybrid applications.”
Dreaming of immigrating to Canada? Visit Canada Direct website and start the process today.
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