Како да се преселат во Канада и да стане канадски граѓанин
Ако во трката меѓу Хилари Клинтон и Доналд Трамп има разочарани од американската демократија, може да се најдат себе си како размислуваат да се преселат во Канада.
Впрочем, тоа е земјата каде што здравството е бесплатно, луѓето се пријателски расположени објаснува премиерот Trudeau Justin .
Но, всушност, да се стане граѓанин на Канада е тешко: Вие треба да живеете во Канада најмалку шест години, да се однесувате коректно пристојно како добар граѓанин и да знаете што повеке работи за земјата што наскоро ке ја викате татковина .
За оние кои навистина сакаат да се упатат на север, тука е Канада.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Blair Gable/Reuters
If the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has you feeling disillusioned with American democracy, you may find yourself imagining a move to Canada.
After all, it’s a land where healthcare is free, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.
But actually becoming a citizen is tough: You need to live in Canada for at least six years, stay on your best behavior, and know a thing or two about the country you’ll soon call home.
For those who actually want to head up north, here’s how you move to Canada.
Before you go through the hassle of applying for citizenship, take a short quiz to see if you may already be Canadian.
The government outlines several caveats for being a citizen even if you weren’t born there, many of which depend on your parents’ citizenship. Maybe you secretly inherited their status at some point along the way
Be at least 18 years old.
If you’re not a legal adult, you’ve got an uphill climb ahead of you.
Minors need their parent or legal guardian to fill out the application for them; they need to be permanent residents in Canada (more on that later); and the parent must either be a citizen or applying to become one at the same time.
Or enter the pool for skilled immigrants.
Canada has a fast-track system for immigration called Express Entry. It’s how skilled workers transition into a role in the country.
All applicants into Express Entry are given specific scores based on their specific talents and job prospects and then ranked with other applicants. Those at the top of the rankings are invited to become permanent residents.
Have a permanent residence in Canada.
To become a permanent resident, people can choose between several avenues. They can apply through the province of their choice, go down a special entrepreneur route, get help from a family member who lives in Canada, or go through Quebec, which has special immigration requirements.
Permanent residents are entitled to healthcare coverage and can work, study, and travel anywhere in Canada. You just can’t vote, run for office, or hold some jobs with high security clearance.
Declare your intent to reside.
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If you’re invited to become a permanent resident, you must confirm your plans to stay Canadian. The government defines permanent residence as living in Canada for at least two years in a five-year period. If you don’t spend that much time within the borders, you could lose your permanent residence status.
If you don’t live in Canada, you must work outside Canada as a public official known as a Crown Servant or live abroad with certain family members who are Crown Servants.
Spend six years at that residence.
Permanent residents don’t always become citizens. The bar for citizenship is higher.
If you’re living in Canada, you must have been a permanent resident and physically present in Canada for at least 1,460 days (four 365-day periods) in the six years immediately before the date of your application.
You must also be present for 183 days (half a year) during each of the four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years before the application date.
In other words, your time in Canada needs to stay relatively consistent.