Canada has always been an attraction for immigrants from all over the world.
It is a country that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs with open arms. It is a beautiful country that has been able to maintain its peace and stability over the years because of its diversity and tolerance.
When you come to Canada, you have the opportunity to become part of this great country's history and culture by becoming a citizen. You will also have access to many benefits such as health care, scholarships, loans and grants for education, employment opportunities and more!
To have all these benefits you have to get a legal stay permit. To access such permits, you need to submit not only original documents and their certified translations also.
A little history of Canadian immigration
Canada has always been an attraction for immigrants from all over the world. The main waves of immigration to Canada have occurred in different periods of history.
Source countries for immigrants to Canada
Immigrants come from a wide range of countries and backgrounds. In 2016, around 6.8 million immigrants were living in Canada.
In 2016, the top 10 source countries for immigrants to Canada were China (161,800), India (132,900), the Philippines (65,800), Pakistan (55,000), United States of America (54,300), United Kingdom (39,100), Iran (38,100), France (35,500) and Nigeria (33,300).
Immigrants in Canada can be divided into five main groups
Family-class immigrants: Family-class immigrants include spouses, common-law partners and dependent children of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as parents and grandparents who are sponsors of their own children or grandchildren. These family members must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for immigration to Canada.
Economic class immigrants: Economic class immigrants include skilled workers, businesspeople and investors who have the ability to contribute to Canada’s economy and labor market through their skills or business experience. These immigrants are selected based on their education, work experience and ability to speak English or French.
Refugees and In-Canada Asylum Seekers (ICAS): Refugees are people who have fled their home country because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group such as women at risk or LGBT persons at risk. They must also meet certain health and financial requirements in order to be eligible for immigration to Canada as refugees under the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) (Refugee Convention). ICAS are individuals who were refused refugee status in another country and then come to Canada for protection.
Immigrants are admitted through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Finally, there are those who come to Canada as permanent residents through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The PNP program allows provincial governments to nominate individuals for permanent residence based on the skills they can offer that align with labor market needs in their province.
Live-in caregivers and temporary foreign workers: Individuals who come to Canada under specific work permits for specific periods of time (usually less than four years) for specific jobs that Canadian citizens cannot fill.
Document translation requirements for immigration to Canada
Regardless of the type of immigration, all documents must be translated accordingly. The following are the requirements of document translations for immigration to Canada:
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