You only have to read the headlines to know that we live in an unsettled world. There are economic hardships in Latin America, labour strikes and immigration debates across Europe, and border issues in the United States.
It is no wonder that Canada has become the country of choice for immigrants in recent years.
And Canada is more than happy to welcome new people as the country is planning to attract 350,000 immigrants each year by 2021.
Why? Canada strongly believes that people with different backgrounds and their contributions to the society can only make the country stronger. But Canada also needs more workers with various skillsets to help its economy reach its full 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.”
If you want to move to Canada, now is the perfect time. “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.”
People see Canada as a place where they can live a good life and meet their own personal potential.
However, to immigrate here, it’s not enough just to say that their home country is in political or economic turmoil. The requirements for immigrating to Canada are primarily 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 helps candidates with filing the original application as well as submitting all necessary documents 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.”
Starting the process of immigrating to Canada begins with an eligibility assessment. Canada Direct makes it easy. All you have to do is click here.