There are a number of different categories of Canadian immigration:
- Economic immigration
- For citizens of most countries, working in Canada requires the appropriate visa. One of the most popular types is the Federal Skilled Worker Class Visa, which seeks to attract people with desirable skills and experience to contribute to the economy. Successful applicants receive permanent residence status, affording them all the rights of a Canadian citizen except the right to vote. Those who don't meet the criteria for skilled workers can apply for a regular work permit, which requires an offer of employment from a Canadian business. Economic immigration is also possible under an investor visa, which grants permanent residence to anyone with the intention of setting up a business in Canada.
- Family visas
- Canadian visa applicants are eligible for family visas if they have family members in Canada who are willing to sponsor them. This type of visa is only available in certain provinces, and depends on whether the sponsor has sufficient income to support the visa applicant.
- Student visas
- Anyone planning to study in Canada for more than six months will require a Canadian study visa. This type of visa must be applied for as soon as the student receives a letter of acceptance from an educational institution.
- Tourist visas
- Canadian Temporary Resident Visas – often referred to as tourist visas – allow tourists to stay in Canada for a maximum of six months. They are not allowed to work during this period and must agree to leave the country before the six-month period expires.
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