There is more information about Canadian Immigration Law at this Page.
Each year Canada accepts about 250,000 immigrants. Immigrants can qualify for acceptance into Canada as follows:
Skilled Worker Class Immigration:
Skilled workers are people whose education and work experience will help them find work and make a home for themselves as permanent residents in Canada.
Business Class Immigration:
A person who has experience running or investing in businesses, you may qualify to come to Canada as a business immigrant. There are the following three classes of business class immigration:Investors:
The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract experienced persons and capital to Canada. Investors must demonstrate business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $800,000 and make an investment of CDN $400,000.
The Entrepreneur Program seeks to attract experienced persons that will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that will contribute to the economy and create jobs. Entrepreneurs must demonstrate business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $300,000 and are subject to conditions upon arrival in Canada.
Self-employed persons must have the intention and ability to create their own employment. They are expected to contribute to the cultural or athletic life of Canada. They may create their own employment by purchasing and managing a farm in Canada.
Family Class Immigration:
Family class immigration reunites families in Canadian homes.
Adopting children from abroad can be a long process. This is to protect children's rights.
Most provinces in Canada have programs to encourage immigrants to settle in their province and benefit their economies.
Quebec is responsible for selecting immigrants who wish to settle in Quebec.
The Canadian Refugee System: Refugees and persons needing protection are people in or outside Canada who fear returning to their country of nationality or habitual residence. In keeping with its humanitarian tradition and international obligations, Canada provides protection to thousands of people every year.
Studying in Canada: More than 130,000 students come to study in Canada every year. This does not include people studying French or English as a second language. Foreign students bring a rich culture to our classrooms. Your knowledge and skills are welcome in our schools.
Working Temporarily in Canada Every year over 90,000 foreign workers enter Canada working temporarily to help Canadian employers address skill shortages in Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) ensure that these workers will support economic growth in Canada and create more opportunities for all Canadian job seekers.
Citizenship Learn about the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens. Find out how Canadian permanent residents can become citizens.