December 18th marks the 2017 International Migrants Day, bringing global awareness to issues surrounding migration and displacement around the world. Launched by the United Nations in 2000, this day is observed in many countries as an opportunity to share information about the rights and freedoms of migrants as well as stories of personal journeys across and between countries. As the globe maintains a population of displaced persons larger than that at the end of World War II, migration holds a central place in global conversations about human rights.

Canada, led by the efforts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, remains a hotspot for migration, pledging to accept nearly 1 million new immigrants over the next three years. To find out if you may be eligible to immigrate to Canada, complete our free online assessment and one of our legal immigration experts will contact you!

Canada has pledged to accept almost 1 million new immigrants by 2020. If you have always wanted to come to Canada, you might be wondering how to become one of those million lucky new Canadians! The Canadim Team has put together information about Canada’s various immigration streams, so read below and find out which option is best for you!


The vast majority of those immigrating to Canada will come through economic classes of immigration. Between 2018 and 2020, Canada plans to admit almost 600,000 new immigrants through economic classes of migrants!

Economic immigration streams are designed to admit immigrants who will be able to contribute to Canada’s economy. Investors, entrepreneurs, skilled workers, and those with in-demand work experience are targeted through a range of economic immigration programs across the country. These programs include:

Business Immigration | Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker | Express Entry: Canadian Experience Class | Quebec Skilled Worker | Provincial Nominee Programs


The Canadian government understands the extreme challenge of have families separated which is why Canada maintains extensive immigration programs for family reunification. Almost 300,000 new immigrants will be accepted to Canada in the next three years under the reach of family reunification programs.

These family-based immigration programs focus on the reunification of close family relatives: spouses, partners, children, parents, and grandparents. Once one family member is established in Canada, they have a range of options for sponsoring their family members to join them in the country:


Canada maintains a strong commitment to helping those around the world who are in need of a safe haven and refuge. Over the next three years, the country has committed to welcoming 150,000 new immigrants who apply through refugee claims, including asylum seekers, and those applying for residence in Canada for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.


Beyond permanent resettlement options, Canada also welcomes a high number of foreign nationals each year through temporary resident programs. These programs allow people to enter Canada for certain activities including visiting, tourism, studies, and employment opportunities. Some temporary resident programs allow people to gain valuable Canadian experience which can contribute to future applications for permanent residence!

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