History of Canadian Immigration

  • Canadian Immigration Targets 2021-23

  • Why Immigrate to Canada 

  • Uncertainty of Canadian immigration Programs

  • Various routes to Canadian Permanent Residence

  • Who Can Assist You with Your Canadian Immigration / Visa Application

  • Why Choose Euro Immigration Consultants for Your Canadian Immigration / Visa:

Future of Canadian Immigration

  1. Canadian Immigration in historical perspective:

Historically Canada has been a country of immigrants. Immigrants from Asia came to this part of world thousands of years ago and today constitute First nation population of the country. Later in 15th & 16th Century Europeans landed in North America during their exploratory visits. English and French voyagers and businessmen were the main who inhabited North America. French People mainly settled in today’s Quebec province of Canada whereas the English settled in Central parts. In 19th century Chinese migrants flocked to Canada in search of Gold and mainly settled on western coast in British Columbia. In 20th century mostly Europeans arrived to Canada, particularly after the two world Wars. Till 80’s the main focus of Canadian immigration remained on family reunification from Europe for the migrants who has escaped the war and its after effects. However, due to growing economic conditions, the immigration policies shifted towards temporary workers which later transformed to focus on economic migration of Best young people to Canada. Today immigration has transformed from a demographic tool to an economic development engine of Canada. Canadian Immigration Minister The Honourable Marco Mendicino recently said “Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth .


Post World War II saw an increase in Canadian population through the birth of Baby boomers from 1945-65. The baby boomer population has started retiring after 2000, due to which Canada needs more skilled workers for its economic development.  Canadian immigration policies have been revised in 2009 and then in 2015 in order to adjust the immigration as per the demand and requirement of skilled workers in the country.  The annual immigration target of 1% of population has been hardly achieved in recent years. The immigration objectives have been hypothetically divided into short, medium and long term targets. The short term immigration targets are being achieved through temporary workers; medium term through Skilled immigration and long term through the International students program (introduced in 2014). In recent years, International student program has received great popularity particularly after the introduction of Students Direct Stream (SDS) in 2018. In 2018, 58% of skilled immigrants who obtained Canadian Permanent Residence were previously international students in Canada who were able to outclass applicants from abroad through their high English / French language skills, Canadian Education and Canadian experience. This caused rise in the cut off points in Express Entry and certain PNP pools. Today immigration is crucial for the economic recovery and development of Canada. 

  • Canadian Immigration Targets 2021-23

Canada’s Minister of Immigration announced new enhanced targets for immigration from 2021-23. From a target of 351000 in 2020, the target for 2021 has been set to 401000, for 2022 -411000 and for 2022-421000. The quota for skilled immigration has been raised from 58% to 60%. These enhanced targets are likely to reduce the cut off points of Express Entry and different PNPs.

  • Why Immigrate to Canada:

In the modern day world immigration programs of only Canada and Australia are the most popular. UK is about to introduce Extended stay program from summer of 2021 for international students; USA only offers work permit (H1B) if a foreign national has a job offer, which may lead permanent residence (Green Card). Certain European countries have temporary immigration program but they are dependent upon securing a job offer which hardly possible in those countries due to language barriers. In view of this the Canadian and Australian programs remain the only two choices for intending migrants intending to immigrate to an English speaking country. Canada with its 380 million population is preferred by foreign nationals Over Australia whose population is about 280 million. There are various factors which make Canada the number one destination for people intending to migrate for a better life style, quality and standard of life, economic gains, social and cultural retention, safety and above all the tolerant multicultural society of Canada that absorbs new immigrants from any country. 

  • Uncertainty of Canadian Immigration Programs:

There is one thing certain about the Canadian immigration that it is never certain. There are over 100 routes to apply for Canadian Permanent residence which keep on changing from time to time depending upon the need at Federal or provincial level in Canada. Canadian Provinces differ in their economy and demography. While Ontario’s economy is based on Service industry, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, that of Alberta is based on oil and agriculture. Due to such differences, it is not similar for a person to move to anywhere in Canada due to kinship or liking or disliking. Therefore, Canadian immigration is a complex web for which you definitely need assistance from a professional who could not only help you with your immigration but also your smooth settlement and transition. You can do some research over internet, good sources of information are widely available on internet but solution to a particular problem is only available with an experienced Immigration professional who lives in Canada, has personal experience of settlement in Canada, knows about the laws and norms of Canada and can guide you about your new life in Canada. Do you believe that an unauthorized ghost consultant in your town, who might not have ever visited abroad, what to say of Canada, can assist you with your Canadian immigration applicant and your new life in Canada?

  • Various Routes to Canadian Permanent Residence 

Canadian immigration is quite complicated; it accepts both temporary and permanent immigration. The temporary immigrants include students, visitors and workers, whereas,  the Permanent Immigrants include skilled immigrants, entrepreneurs, self-employed people, family class (spouse/partner, children, Parents of Canadian Permanent Residents and Citizens). In addition to these there are asylum seekers and refugees seeking protection. FREE ASSESSMENT by a licensed Immigration Consultant. 

Temporary immigration of Canada grants pathways to permanent residence. Temporary foreign workers can apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through Federal skilled worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal skilled trades program (FSTP)or Provincial nomination Program (PNP). Only those foreign nationals whose skills are in demand, who fulfil the eligibility criteria of a particular job and certain immigration requirements get the work permit of Canada both from outside or inside Canada.

Students – Study in Canada: 

Similarly international students in Canada get working opportunity in Canada through Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). The experience acquired during the work permit gives them extra points to apply for PR through any of the routes discussed above for temporary foreign workers. Study in Canada is an alternate route to Canadian permanent residence for those graduates and professionals who otherwise do not qualify in any of the skilled immigration routes. In order to secure the Canadian study permit an applicant must be a genuine student, must have funds and resources to bear the cost of studies and living in Canada, have the ability to pursue such studies and retain strong ties back home. FREE ASSESSMENT by a licensed Immigration Consultant. 

Skilled Immigration:

Foreign nationals outside Canada can apply for direct Permanent residence of Canada. Skilled workers or professionals can apply through various programs like FSW, FSTP, PNP, AIPP, RNIP and municipal immigration. Artists and Athletes can apply through the Self Employment stream. FSW, CEC, FSTP and some PNPs are managed through an application management system called Express Entry. Among the different PNPs SINP, OINP, Nova Scotia Nominee program-NSNP, Manitoba Immigrant nominee program-MINP are very popular among foreign nationals for without job offer immigration streams. While FSW, CEC and FSTP are federal programs without any occupation restriction, all PNPs are occupation restricted and each province has its own list of in demand occupations in which they accept EOI from foreign nationals. 

Business Immigration:

Businessmen, people with business or management experience, and high net worth people can apply through the Provincial Entrepreneur, Quebec investor, Federal Start up, owner operator and intra company transfer programs. All of these programs offer route to Permanent Residence of Canada either directly or indirectly.  For all of these programs, applicants are assessed for their qualification, English or French language skills, work experience, age, spouse qualification and language skills, relatives in Canada, job offer, Canadian Education and experience and net worth &  investment for entrepreneurs.  FREE ASSESSMENT by a licensed Immigration Consultant. 

  • Who Can Assist You with Your Canadian Immigration / Visa Application: 

Canadian federal and provincial laws only authorize certain people to assist applicants with Canadian immigration application process with or without a fee. These include Lawyers in Canada, Quebec Notaries and Members of ICCRC. ICCRC  (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Counsel) is the Regulatory body of immigration consultants in Canada. Members of ICCRC, called Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), have passed through an intensive training of Canadian immigration law at college level, obtained a very high proficiency level of English / French language and then challenged the Full Skills exam of ICCRC in order to become its member and get license to practice Canadian immigration law both inside or outside Canada. In addition RCICs are required to keep themselves updated with various immigration updates through a minimum of sixteen hours training-CPD (Continuous Professional Development) on annual basis. An average RCIC spends more than C$5000 annually on maintaining his license, paying membership fee, training fees, insurance, various software, CRM, Cloud space etc. With such updated knowledge, skills and experience they become your ideal counsel and Canadian Immigration consultant who pave way for your new life in Canada. 

  • Why Choose Euro Immigration Consultants for Your Canadian Immigration / Visa:

Euro Immigration Consultant is a Toronto based Canadian immigration firm spearheaded by Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik who is member is good standing of ICCRC since 2013. He has been practicing Canadian immigration since 2013 and international immigration since 2002 from Pakistan. Based in Toronto area of Canada and managing and operating his Canadian immigration practice from there, he owns four offices in Pakistan in Peshawar (Since 2003), Karachi (Since 2015), Lahore & Islamabad (Since 2016). All clients in Pakistan who approach these liaison offices get direct immigration consultation from Mr. Salik and facilitated by his hand picked, trained and experienced team in each of the offices. Clients visa files and immigration applications are submitted from head office in Canada by Mr. Salik himself, thus, clients have peace of mind of little or no error margin. 

We have thousands of success stories including that of Mr. Salik himself who immigrated to Canada as a skilled worker in 2012, qualified to be a RCIC in 2013 and has been successfully managing his Canadian immigration law practice since then from Canada.

At Euro Immigration Consultant, you will have peace of mind that you will remain in safe hands of a professional and licensed immigration consultant. Our traits that make us distinctive include, Qualified, legit, experienced, professionalism, knowledgeable,  dedication, honest, modest, truthful, straightforward, reliable, flexible, just to name a few.  



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