Immigration Policies in Canada Essay

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Immigration Policies in Canada

Canada's immigration policy is based upon principles of family reunion, humanitarian concern for refugees, and the promotion of Canada's social, economic, demographic and cultural goals. Every year, millions of people enter Canada at airports, sea docks, or inland ports and border crossings. Immigration accounts for a significant part of Canada's size, state of growth, and demographic structure.

The three types of applications for landing in Canada that I will be talking about are classified as follows:

A) Applications to sponsor family class relatives
B) Business immigration program
C) Convention Refugees

A) Applications To Sponsor Family Class Relatives People who wish to come to
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B) Business Immigration Program

Canada welcomes qualified immigrants with the ability, experience and money to set up or invest in a business. Investors and entrepreneurs are people who have the ability and intent to operate commercial ventures, which will create or maintain jobs for Canadians. These businesses must also contribute to Canada's economic development. The business immigration program includes three types of immigrants.
a) Entrepreneurs
b) Investors
c) Self employed a) To immigrate as an entrepreneur, a person must be able to demonstrate to the immigration official in his or her country that he or she intends and has the ability to establish or make a substantial investment in a business in Canada that will make a significant contribution to the economy. The business must create or continue at least one job in Canada for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident other than the entrepreneur.
b) To immigrate as an Investor, a person must have a proven track record in business and must have accumulated a personal net worth of
$500,000 or more. Investments must be in an acceptable project that is of a significant economic benefit to the province in which it is located. The project may not include residential real estate and must contribute to the creation of employment opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
c) To

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