Leaving your country and immigrating to a new one is not that easy, even in those countries (like Canada) which are known for their warm welcome to new immigrants.
You will be having a new life in a new society that has a different culture and customs, a different language, and even a different religion.
Therefore, we advise you, if you consider moving to a new country, to do some research to have an idea about the place you will be building a new life in.
The following lines will provide some pieces of information about some of the most important things you, as a future immigrant, should know before leaving your home country.
1/5 of citizens in Canada are not Canadian-born
Most people living and working in Canada are not native Canadians. 21.9% of them were not born in Canada, and 22.3% are a minority.
This is because Canada is a multicultural country welcoming a huge number of new immigrants from different countries every year.
Most of these immigrants settle in the major cities of Canada such as Vancouver and Toronto which contain over 200 unrivaled cultural groups. It is worth mentioning that Over 50% of Vancouver and Toronto’s inhabitants are visible minorities.
You can immigrate to Canada without having a previous job offer
Having a job waiting for you in Canada is not mandatory to enter the country. You can immigrate to Canada without having a job there.
However, it is preferable to get a job offer if you want to get in Canada easily and quickly, and get more points for your application; especially if you are applying under the Express Entry system which focuses on points.
Your mastery of French or English, age, job experience, and schooling, among other things, all contribute to your score.
Under this point scheme, 57 percent of all Canadian immigrants gain entry as professional employees or business-class immigrants. The overwhelming majority of the remaining immigrants come to Canada as refugees or to join family members who have already settled there.
Canada, along with Australia, accepts more refugees per capita (around 300,000 each year) than any other industrialized nation.
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