Canada is one of the largest country in geographic size in the world, with a population of 31 million. It provides a successful opportunity and a stable environment to those who become Canadian citizens.
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. Ontario is the biggest province of this country with metropolitan city Toronto, as one of the largest city in Canada.
The Canadian government grants permanent resident visa to members of the Family Class and the Economic Class.
The Economic Class primarily comprises of professionals and skilled worker class. Using a point system, an applicant is assessed under the Federal skilled worker class to various factors that will indicate whether there is a strong likelihood that the applicant and dependents will successfully establish in Canada. Each year, Canada grants permanent residence to over 25,000 refugees under a Refugee protection process.
The Refugee protection process contains 2 sections :
Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program (outside Canada)
Canada Refugee Protection Process (inside Canada)
A convention refugee is a person who owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reason of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.A person in need of protection is a person in Canada whose removal to their country of nationality or former habitual residence would subject would subject them to the possibility of torture, risk of life or risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.
Most of refugees are getting their asylum status inside Canada and make their claim at a Canadian port of entry or at inland Canada Immigration Center Office.
For up –to- date information visit the web site www.cic.gc.ca/english