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Canadian Citizenship And How To Get It

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Canadian Citizenship And How To Get It: Almost 22 percent of the Canadian population is foreign-born. More than half of new immigrants come from Asia. In particular, India and China. The population of Indians in Canada was more than 1 million at the beginning of 2015. At the beginning of 2018, there was almost 1.3 million Indians in Canada. That is an increase of 10 percent a year. 

Canadian Citizenship And How To Get It

Canada is a popular immigration destination for Indians. Obtaining citizenship is the obvious goal of many Indians residing in Canada. It is naturally also relevant to Indians that are considering to emigrate to Canada. This article will examine the process of obtaining Canadian citizenship.

Visiting Canada

Before making the final decision to emigrate, it would be prudent first to visit the country. Do some exploration. See if you like it. Indians need a visa to visit Canada. To get it is not difficult at all. 

A few basic requirements must be fulfilled before applying for a tourist visa. These include good health, good character, adequate funds, and a valid passport. Many companies in India can help with visa applications. One of the better ones is Visas Avenue. It has visa consultancy offices all over India and provides a first-class service.

Immigration

Immigration is the most challenging part of the journey to becoming a citizen. For those wishing to move permanently to Canada, Express Entry is the best way to apply. Express entry is a file management system that consists of four immigration programs;

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most popular of all the immigration streams into Canada. Individuals from all over the world can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency based on a variety of factors. This includes foreign work experience, age, education, and English or French language skills. A job offer is not required to be eligible. It also does not require Canadian work experience or a Canadian relative. 

For more information regarding immigration, Canada Abroad is an excellent source of information. Once permanent residency has been obtained, the obvious next step would be to find accommodation. The most convenient way to obtain safe and affordable housing is to get it through a reputable Real Estate Agency. 

Citizenship

To apply for Canadian citizenship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a permanent resident
  • Must be able to provide proof of communication ability in either French or English
  • Must have lived in Canada as a permanent resident at least 1095 days out of the previous five years
  • Taxes for three years out of the previous five years must have been filed
  • No outstanding taxes on income

If one of your parents was a Canadian citizen when you were born, you might already be a citizen. 

What Does it Mean?

Canada has always been a country of immigration. Canadians welcome anybody from any country. India has a lot of people looking to move to a new country. Canada has a lot of space. This allows for a symbiotic relationship that will only grow stronger in the years to come.

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