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Immigration

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  • 1. By Jaclyn
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. The Singh decision was a feud over a Indian refugee named  Satnam Singh he was seeking refugee status but Canada rejected him. 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 fundamental justice. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. In 2007 it was recorded the top three places for our  modern day immigrants settle in where: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.
  • 7.  The Canada Quebec accord is a specific agreement with Quebec.  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
  • 8. The End.

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