How can you go to Canada as an immigrant, worker or student? Check eligibility

Canada has become one of the main immigration destinations for Indians. Thousands of Indians apply for a visa every year to gain admission or find employment in Canada. The western country has also welcomed citizens from other countries due to its small population and high unemployment rate.

Here is brief information on how you can study or work in Canada:

According to the Government of Canada, the country has an online tool called “Coming to Canada” which helps foreign nationals find out if they are eligible to apply as immigrants, visitors, workers or students in Canada.

However, the tool is for reference only and no immigration decisions will be made based on the responses. If one wishes to apply only, an immigration officer will review the application.

Each immigration program has different application and eligibility requirements. Questions that would be asked would be related to: “nationality, age, language ability, family members, education, work experience, income/net worth, job offer details use”.

Requirements to become a Canadian citizen:

To become a Canadian citizen, the person must have:

  • lived in Canada for 3 of the last 5 years.
  • Have filed tax returns and passed a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
  • Prove language skills.

Can someone become a Canadian citizen if they marry a Canadian?

  • No. Marrying a Canadian citizen does not give you citizenship.
  • If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must follow the same steps as everyone else. There is no special process for spouses of Canadian citizens.

Language requirements when applying for Canadian citizenship:

A person between the ages of 18 and 54 must meet Canadian Language Benchmarks Level 4 (NCLC 4) or higher to speak and listen. To become a Canadian citizen, one must demonstrate that he or she has adequate knowledge of English or French by providing, with your citizenship application, proof that you can speak and listen in English or French at CLB/NCLC level 4 or higher.

Main documents required to meet the citizenship language requirement:

  • We can send one of many different documents to show that you meet the language requirements, including:
  • the results of an IRCC-approved third-party test
  • proof of some government-funded language training programs
  • proof of secondary or post-secondary education in English or French, in Canada or abroad
  • acceptable language proof tool (helper)

Study permit in Canada:

You can apply for a study permit before coming to Canada. The candidate must have a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution in Canada before applying.

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