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5 Reasons Moving to Canada is Easier Than You Think

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Canada has long been considered a prime destination for people looking for a better life. Compared to other nations, the Canadian democracy tends to eschew prejudiced rhetoric and violence in favour of inclusion and mutual benefit. Even better, the recent change in government has resulted in a more welcoming attitude towards foreigners who wish to move to Canada. People escaping war zones and immigrants with desirable skills will find that moving to Canadian soil is easier than you think.

Intent To Reside

As of June 2015, applicants who wished to live in Canada had to consider the intent to reside provision, which complicated the process for those who would otherwise have an easy path to citizenship. Essentially, this provision was put into place to ensure that people moving to Canada were doing so on a permanent basis. This gave the Canadian government the ability to rescind citizenship for those who, for whatever reason, needed to move outside Canada.

According to the government of Canada website, the repealing of the intent to reside requirement ensures that all Canadians “are free to move outside Canada”, which is a “right guaranteed in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” As the next set of parliamentary meetings commence in September, there’s a good chance that the Intent To Reside provision will be stricken, making it easier for people applying to live in Canada.

Reducing Requirements For Time Spent In Canada

Before an applicant may be accepted as a citizen, they must currently adhere to requirements of time spent within the country before this privilege is granted. Currently, the requirements state that someone has to be in Canada for four years during the six years prior to entering an application.

The new legislation proposed will reduce that time to three years within the last five years, which reduces the wait time that applicants have to endure before they can finalize the citizenship process. A reduction of one year off the overall waiting time is hugely significant for anybody who wishes to make Canada their new home.

Physical Presence As a Non-Permanent Residence Will Count

The Citizenship Act of Canada will expand the physical presence requirement to include time spent in the country as an authorized, non-permanent resident. Currently, the government does not count time spent as a non-permanent resident as part of the prerequisite, adding to the amount of wait time that people must face.

When the new rules are implemented, applicants will be able to count every day that they’ve been in Canada as a non-permanent resident as a half day towards the requirements, up to a maximum of two years, which equals one year under the program. This change is designed to speed the pace of families reuniting in Canada, in addition to increasing the mutual economic benefit for immigrants and the country as a whole.

Reduced Language Requirements

Another significant reform that will make it easier for families to unite within Canadian borders is the reduction of the language and knowledge requirements for newcomers of a certain age. People arriving in Canada who are below the age of 18 and older than 54 will no longer have to pass a language test. Nor will they have to pass a test of knowledge in terms of Canadian citizenship responsibilities.

Prior to this change, the age range for exemption was 14-64, which greatly increased the difficulty for some types of families attempting to make a new life in Canada.

Investment and Employment Programs For Immigrants

One of the open secrets of Canadian immigration are the many programs that encourage skilled workers and business investors within key industries. In addition to national work visa programs, provinces have their own programs that streamline applicants who meet requirements, such as the Prince Edward Island provincial nominee program. The sheer variety of programs available means that applicants have quite a few opportunities to gain a solid foothold as a citizen in Canada.

The Right Immigration Lawyer Makes Everything Easier

Despite the programs put into place to make moving to Canada much easier, the complexities involved in putting forth an application should be managed by a legal immigration expert.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

20 thoughts on “5 Reasons Moving to Canada is Easier Than You Think

  1. adesanya seun

    I want to relocate to canada with my family- a family of four including my wife and 2 kids. I have 10 years work experience and hubby has 9 years work experience. I have done my ielts with a score band of CLB 8, and i have also done my credential evaluation with WES. I am 36 years old. i have BSC in Electrical and computer engineering. How can u assist me get provincial nomination or you advise me further an how to go about it.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Adesanya. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

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  2. Rohuddin

    Hi, Sir, Madam :
    I have worked as a security guard in Canadian Embassy Kabul Afghanistan and also worked as an interpreter with Canadian troops in southern Afghanistan Kandahar province, there is no one guide me how I can apply for Canadian visa?
    my life is under treath of insurgents and Taliban.
    I want to apply for Canadian visa .
    thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rohuddin. Thank you for writing to us. I understand the danger that you must be facing. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  3. Flora

    Hi there,my name is Flora and im from Gabon.I really wish to move in Canada since two years now but i don’t know were to start.i have a bachelor in entrpreneurship but i don’t have much experience in work field.So need your help so see what are my chances to immigrate in canada.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Flora. Thank you for writing to us. There are several immigration paths that you might want to explore. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you given your current situaiton and experience. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  4. Jose

    I am 50 years old and got PR in 2010 but stayed in Canada for few months only ,then came back to India due to some personal reasons.dSince I did not stay 3 years there,my PR status was cancelled.Any chance to get back the PR status of me and my family?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jose. We will need to look at all the details of your situation. It is not clear why your PR was cancelled. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  5. Omer Younus

    Hi, My name is Omer, I live in Pakistan, i have done MBA marketing in 2010, and after that i have started taking care of my family business. So that i havn’t any experience in different fields (may be needed for canada),
    is there any hope for me?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Omer. We will need to look at all the details of your situation in order to best advise you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. Vanessa

    I am Jamaican citizen mother of two children,my profession lies between Hospitality and Telemarketing, would love to move to Canada what are my options

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Vanessa. There are several immigration streams that you might be qualified for but we will only be able to make that determination after we understand your complete situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

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  7. malissa russell

    Good evening.My name is marcian russell i am a skill worker i born in the bahamas looking forword moving to canada i have 3 kids and a wife

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Malissa. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after getting all the details of your situation to see which is the best immigration path for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. LALIT KUMAR DEOLAL

    I am a retired Colonel from Indian Army 46.5 yrs of age.Presently, I am working in corporate world for past five years. I have 25 years of experience with me in admin,HR,facility management and HR.I want to migrate to Canada with my entire family (wife and one son aged 22 yrs).Will I be able to get a good and satisfying job in admin,facility management or security? which state would be best for me? I have cleared my IELTS WITH L/R/W/S 7.5//8.5/7/7 IN GENERAL TRAINING.
    With warm regards
    COL LALIT

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Colonel. Thank you for writing to us. You will first need a job offer from a Canadian company. You can search the Canadian job boards such as http://www.monster.ca or http://www.indeed.ca . Once you have your job offer, we can help you obtain the work visa that you will need to come to Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  9. Alimamy sorie kargbo

    My name is Alimamy sorie kargbo with 26 years of age.Am a sierraleonean that will like to leave Canada permanently if given the opportunity with my family. Am qualified by information technology in both softweare and hard weare

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Alimany. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. We will look at all the factors of your situation: education, language skills, work experience. Based on what we learn, we will be able to suggest a path of immigration. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  10. nazek

    i just love Canada and i want to leave their & i want to spend more time with my children and my husband wish to go their and make my children study their i am mother for 3 childrens i wish i can move to Canada

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nazek. Thank you for writing to us. Canada has tremendous opportunities for your children to study. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family so that you can relaize your goal to come to Canada. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply

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