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1. What is a Canadian Immigrant Visa?
An Immigrant Visa is a document which allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person permanent resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and can be revoked if the holder is out of the country for too long, or is guilty of some criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian permanent resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.

2. Can I apply for permanent resident status and temporary status at the same time?
You can apply for permanent resident status and temporary status at the same time (dual intent). Doing so will not harm your application for permanent resident status. However, your application for temporary status may be affected because an impression will have been created that you do not intend to leave Canada upon the expiration of your temporary status. Therefore it is better to apply for temporary status before you apply for your permanent resident status.

3. Is my legal status in the country from which I am applying relevant?
An application for permanent resident Visa must be made to the Immigration Office that serves the applicant’s Country of residence or the country where the applicant is residing, if the applicant has been lawfully admitted to that Country for a period of at least one year.
4. I have heard that Canadian Immigration Regulations have changed. How will I be affected?
Immigration laws, regulations, and policies are constantly subject to change. The effect of these changes will vary considerably from one applicant to another, depending on the particular circumstances. While one candidate may benefit from these changes, another may suffer a loss of points, or even automatic inadmissibility.


5. Who qualifies for an Immigrant Visa?
Immigrant Visas are given to qualified skilled workers, business persons and to close family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

6. Who can I include in my application for an Immigrant Visa?
Your spouse and any dependent children may be included in the application. Children must be under the age of 19 years. If they are 19 and older, they must not have had an interruption of more than 12 months in their schooling. Your accompanying dependents will be subject to medical and security clearance requirements. Other family members, such as your parents, generally cannot be included in the application but you may be able to sponsor them as part of the family class after you land in Canada. Common-law spouses and same-sex partners are not considered spouses for immigration purposes. They will be assessed independently. Where the common-law spouse or same-sex partner does not qualify as an independent immigrant, an Immigrant Visa may still be issued on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

7. Are there any special procedures for different provinces in Canada?
Certain provinces have been given the authority to select or nominate candidates for immigration destined to their respective provinces.

Quebec has exclusive authority to select candidates who intend to reside in that province. These applicants are subject to Quebec's selection criteria, in addition to Federal medical and security clearance requirements. They must also pay an additional fee for processing by a Quebec Delegation. Applicants who qualify under the Federal selection requirements may not necessarily satisfy Quebec's selection requirements, and vice versa.
To a lesser degree certain provinces presently each have the authority to nominate immigration candidates for selection by Federal immigration authorities. Even without such nomination you may reside in those provinces by meeting Federal selection criteria.

8. Is it harder to qualify for immigration in provinces with distinct criteria?
The purpose of distinct selection and nomination systems is to satisfy the specific immigration requirements of the particular regions of Canada. With that in mind, if the province is looking for an immigrant with certain skills and you possess them, it might be easier for you to immigrate to that province. Otherwise, these provisions may be neutral or detrimental to your eligibility.

9. When can I sponsor my family members to come to Canada?
Your family members living in Canada and abroad may be included in your application for permanent residence in Canada. This means that their applications for permanent resident status will be processed at the same time as yours. However, all your family members, both in Canada and abroad, must pass medical and background checks, whether they are accompanying you or not. You cannot acquire permanent resident status until your family members have passed these checks. After all requirements have been met, you and your family members in Canada will be invited to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada office nearest your home to be given permanent resident status. An officer will then issue immigrant visas to your family members living outside Canada who were included on your application. Your family members can then come to Canada and acquire confirmation of permanent residence on their arrival.

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