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Immigration, Migration and Moving to Canada and North America canada >> Immigration

The best place to start your research on immigration to Canada is the Canadian Government official site for immigration Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Canada’s official source of immigration and citizenship information. We would urge you to spend considerable time researching basic information on immigration, life in Canada, kinds of visas etc on the portal before contacting attorneys, consultants and others.

In this section of, you will find links of interest to immigrants, prospective immigrants and those interested in immigration reform.. Please do not hesitate to point out any inaccuracies that you might notice.

Geographically, large and can absorb a lot more immigrants comfortably than most other nations that welcome immigrants. The annual intake of immigrants in Canada is around 200,000, with a vast ethnic diversity, a fact that is especially attractive to individuals looking to be a part of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society. Among the top ten countries where immigrants to Canada originated include China, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Iran, S. Korea, Poland and Russia. Canada Immigration Links:

Interesting articles on Immigration:

Special Feature: Immigrants from India [Govt. of Canada]: Over the past two decades, India has been ranked within the top three source countries of immigrants to Canada and British Columbia. It was even the top source for B.C. for many years during the early 1980s. During the period 1980-2000, there were more than 77,000 Indian immigrants who landed in B.C., representing 12 per cent of all immigrant landings in the province. Although the majority of recent immigrants to the province were from Asia, immigrants from India collectively exhibited some unique social-demographic characteristics when compared to those who came from other Asian countries.

Rise in Indian immigration applications to Canada - Canada is losing its appeal for Chinese immigrants, while the number of newcomers from India is on the rise.
India poised to overtake China as top source of immigrants - Canada's racial face is about to change as immigration from China slides while newcomers from India increase, internal documents obtained by Vancouver immigration lawyer Richard Kurland suggest.
South Asian Population Doubles In GTA
(Source WeeklyVoice) Without a doubt, the South Asian population in the census metropolitan area of Toronto has quite an impact on life in this region. And within the coming years, this impact is set to grow even stronger.
Canada "Desperate" For More Immigrants -Canada is projected to accept 255,000 new immigrants next year as compared to around 236,000 last year.
Canada: Immigration Alert: Handling Immigration Problems At The Port Of Entry
Useful tips to new immigrants
I am a newly landed immigrant and had many questions before I landed into Canada and was finding it difficult to get all answers in one place and so thought of writing it down for other newcomers based on my own very current real experience in Canada. (Originally published in Canadian Desi)

Immigration Support:

South Asian Welcome Centre Inc.: Located at 30 Intermodal Dr. Unit 201, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 5K1. Tel: 905-790-0676 Fax: 905-790-8586 or Email:
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm with some evening hours available. They provide culturally sensitive counselling in areas such as Parenting, family Counselling, Childrenís issues, Young Peoples issues, Seniorís issues, Domestic Abuse, Anger Management, Abusive Behaviour, Substance Abuse and sexual assault issues. On staff they have two counselors with doctorates, one in Psychology and one in Sociology plus another counselor with much experience. Staff is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English and can find translators if needed in other South Asian languages.


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This section of will attempt to address some of the Frequently Asked Questions on Life in Canada that immigrants, visitors and others from different cultures attempt to address. If you have any additional inputs or wish  to see more topics addressed, mail us at

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