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Immigration to Canada

If you are planning to move to Canada, be sure to investigate Canadian government information on the requirements and application process, and on the basics of living and working in Canada. Then go ahead and download the appropriate application kit.
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Help With the Canadian Immigration Process
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has an online tool called the Come to Canada Wizard which helps prospective immigrants match their circumstances with federal immigration programs that may be available to them.

Temporary Resident Visas for Canada
Find out if you need a temporary resident visa to visit Canada, how to apply for one, and how they work.

Study Permits for Canada
The basics on study permits for international students in Canada - who needs a study permit to study in Canada, how to apply for one, and how they work.

Work Permits for Canada
The basics on temporary work permits for foreign workers in Canada - which foreign workers in Canada need a temporary work permit and which do not, how to apply for a temporary work permit, and how they work.

Canadian Immigration Status Online
Potential immigrants to Canada can check the status of their immigration applications online.

A New Immigration Class for Canadian Experience
The Canadian federal government has introduced a new immigration class for some temporary foreign workers and international student graduates who have Canadian work experience.

Canada Tries to Speed Immigration From Haiti After Earthquake
After the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, the Canadian federal government has introduced new special immigration rules to speed up immigration applications from Haitians directly and significantly impacted by the earthquake.

Changes to Improve the Canadian Live-in Caregiver Program
The Canadian federal government has proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program to make it easier for qualified caregivers to apply for permanent residence and to improve the protection of caregivers from abuse or exploitation.

Canadian Immigration Act Changes 2008
The Canadian government changes the Canadian Immigration Act to reduce backlog and establish priorities.

ID Cards for Canadian Permanent Residents
Immigrants to Canada with permanent resident status get ID cards with high-tech security features.

Applications for Canadian Permanent Resident Cards
Immigrants with permanent resident status who arrived in Canada before June 28, 2002 should apply for a new Canadian Permanent Resident Card. Here's how.

Regulation of Canadian Immigration Consultants
An independent non-profit organization regulates Canadian immigration and citizenship consultants.

Canadian Embassies Online
Index to Web sites and addresses of Canadian embassies and consulates around the world, with related links to immigration, travel and trade information.

English as a Second Language
Kenneth Beare, About English as a Second Language, has an international scope, and can help you improve your English language skills.

French Language
If you want to learn French, or improve your French, Laura Lawless, About French Language, has the resources to help.

Learning French Online
The Quebec Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles has online tools to let you test your current level of French and improve your level of French knowledge.

The Basics on Immigration to Canada
The classes of selection used when applying for permanent residence in Canada and information on the process of immigration to Canada. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Immigration Applications From Inside Canada
Citizenship and Immigration Canada kits and forms to use if you are applying for Canadian immigration from inside Canada. All are in PDF.

Immigration Applications From Outside Canada
Citizenship and Immigration Canada kits and forms to use if you are applying for Canadian immigration from outside Canada. All are in PDF.

How to Pay Fees for Canadian Immigration Services
An explanation of the different ways to pay the fees required for Canadian immigration services. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Fees for Canadian Immigration Services
This is a list of fees from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Fees can change without notice though, so you should check with your local visa office when you are about to make your application.

Quebec Immigration
The province of Quebec has its own procedures and forms for immigration. This Quebec government site has the requirements, the steps and assessing your chances of acceptance.

Working in Canada - Skilled Workers and Professionals
Information on regulated occupations in Canada, the assessment of credentials and the Canadian labour market for those thinking of immigrating to Canada. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Studying in Canada for International Students
Information you need to know if you are planning to come to Canada as a student. From Citizenshp and Immigration Canada.

Visiting Canada
Canadian immigration information you need to know before you visit Canada. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Visitor Visas Required
A list of countries whose citizens require a visa to enter Canada as a visitor. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Medical Exams Required for Visitors to Canada
Circumstances in which tourists, students and temporary foreign workers may require a medcial exam. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Welcome to Canada: What You Should Know
The basics for those new to Canada: climate, schools, transportation, finding a job, and other essentials of living in Canada. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Working in Canada Tool for Newcomers
Information for skilled immigrants on working in Canada.

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