Canada is proud of being a free, open and multicultural society that actively welcomes immigration – including from those of ethnic minority backgrounds. A land with space to grow blessed with a breathtaking physical landscape, Canada is rich in natural resources and offers a wide range of dynamic occupational and investment opportunities.
As a result Canada is one of the world's most sought after countries to immigrate to, and for many a Canadian Visa is a gateway to a new and better life.
The Canadian government has made available more than 60 Canadian Visa programs which may be applied for, with institutions to facilitate the process of immigration and mechanisms to support new immigrants as they settle into their new communities and the wider society as a whole. What follows is an introduction to some of the main Canadian Visa programs currently available.
Express Entry is the fast-track system introduced to enable potential immigrants with a particular skill or background to complete the immigration process in about six months through the Federal Economic Programs.
Skilled Worker Visa
The Skilled Worker Visa is designed to allow immigration to Canada as permanent residents without the prior requirement of a sponsor or employer
Student Visas enables international students to enrol in a Canadian institute of higher education with the option of applying for permanent residence after graduation.
A Visitor or Tourist Visa allows people to enter Canada for a period of up to 6 months, for a holiday, work or family visit
Working Holiday Visa
A Working Holiday Visa enables people to work and travel in Canada for a period of up to 24 months.
Business Visas allow foreign business people to visit Canada for a short period of time for the purpose of developing their business by investment or the creation of short or long term business relationships with Canadian counterparts.
The Temporary Visa was created to allow people to visit Canada for holiday, work or study for a short period of time.
The Family Visa is designed to enable Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their immediate family and relatives to live, work and study in Canada.
Refugee Visas enable those people with internationally certified refugee status to find sanctuary, refuge and a new life in Canada.
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