Immigration Policies in Canada

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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 Canada under the family class must be sponsored by a close relative, who must be at least nineteen years old and must be living in Canada as a permanent resident or a citizen.

Relatives eligible for sponsorship in the family class include the sponsor's:

- wife/husband

- fiancé(e)

- dependant son or dependant daughter who must be:

a) under age nineteen and unmarried,

b) full time student, if over nineteen years old, studying at a college, university or other educational institution and financially supported by the parents,

c) disabled, unable to support him/herself because of the disability.

- parents and grandparents,

- brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, who are orphans, unmarried, and under nineteen,

- children under nineteen the sponsor plans to adopt,

- any other relative of the sponsor who does not have any of the above or any family in Canada

Applicants under the family class will not be assessed by the point system, but they will have to prove to the visa o...

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(i) is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, by reason of that fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country, or

(ii) not having a country of nationality, is outside the country of his former habitual residence and is unable or, by reason of that fear, is unwilling to return to that country, and

2. has not ceased to be a convention refugee by such reasons

as voluntary repatriation.

Convention refugees legally in Canada have aright to remain unless they are a threat to national security or public order. Unless they are a danger to Canada's security or have been convicted of a serious crime, they cannot be removed to a country where their lives or freedom would be threatened on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
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