Canada is a country built by immigrants. With a robust and efficient immigration process, today Canada sees more qualified immigrants than ever before. Whether you’re looking to immigrate to Canada or bring family members here, or just have questions on the immigration process, Right Legal can connect you to the right lawyer to make sure navigating the Canadian immigration system is the least of your worries.
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What is immigration law?
Immigration law concerns the rules and regulations on entry to and exit from Canada, the types of residencies non-citizens have in Canada, as well as the process of becoming a Canadian citizen. The immigration process in Canada is managed by a department of the Federal government – Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship – which also offers programs to support immigrants one they have arrived and help them integrate into the Canadian economy and adjust to life in Canada.
What laws govern immigration in Canada?
The requirements for Canadian citizenship are set out in the Citizenship Act, and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act establishes immigration procedures, as well as procedures for refugees and migrants claiming asylum. Additionally, some laws from an immigrant’s home country may also apply to them in Canada, such as tax laws, if Canada has signed a treaty with the home country.
What sort of work would an immigration lawyer be involved in?
An immigration lawyer is not required for the immigration process, but since the process is highly selective, a lawyer can offer valuable help and support for an immigration application. Immigration lawyers will also work on appealing rejected applications as well as fighting deportations.
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In the five years between 2011 and 2016, Canada had 1,212,075 new immigrants who permanently settled here, representing 3.5% of Canada’s total population in 2016.