Complete an official application form.
Pay an application processing fee. It ranges from $75 for a family class
applicant to $1,000 for business applicants.
Pay a Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) if you are 19 or over and
are applying for permanent resident status. The $975 fee is refundable if
permanent resident status is not granted. Refugees are loaned the
money for the fee.
If you are applying from abroad, you could be subject to an interview
and required to provide documents and go through a medical exam.
In the past Canada favoured immigrants of British ancestry and
restricted immigration from Asian countries, such as China and
India. Now, in 2009 no one is excluded from Canada because of
their race or country of origin.
Canada’s policy towards refugees are as follows:
Canada during the 1950s and 1960s Canada offered to shelter
refugees in response to specific world crisis's.
Canada in 1976 made refugees one of its immigration categories.
The change meant that Canada accepted refugees
steadily, instead of crisis by crisis.
The Singh decision was a feud over a Indian refugee named
Satnam Singh he was seeking refugee status but Canada rejected
The Immigration Act 1976 did not allow Satnam to state his case
in person or to appeal the governments decision on his case.
The supreme court said this violated section 7 of the charter of
Rights and Freedoms which states: Everyone has the right to
life, liberty and security of the person, and the right not to be
deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of
The ending result was that people that have claimed refugee
status in Canada have the right to a hearing, which they attend in
person. Canada established the Immigration and Refugee Board
to provide quick and fair hearings.
Under the Provincial Nomination Program provinces can
nominate a percentage of immigrants Canada selects each year.
The program also allows some provinces to set up their own
immigration offices in foreign countries
In 2007 it was recorded the top three places for our
modern day immigrants settle in where:
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.
The Canada Quebec accord is a specific agreement
Under the accord, Quebec can nominate the
percentage of immigrants to Canada that
corresponds to its population within Canada
Under the accord Quebec seeks out immigrants
who’s first language is French about 75% of
French-speaking immigrants settle in Quebec