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Section Title: Immigrate to Canada

Things to Consider
Before You Apply


Deciding to apply for permanent residence in Canada is a big decision. There are other factors to consider when you are thinking about coming to Canada.

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Application Fees:
There are several fees you will have to pay when applying as a Skilled Worker:

  • The Processing Fee required with your application.
  • The Right of Permanent Residence fee required if your application is successful.
  • Additional fees which may be required.
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Funds Required to Settle in Canada:
You must prove that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants for at least six months after you arrive in Canada.

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Medical Examinations:
You will have to take a medical examination in order to come to Canada. Your dependent children must also take a medical examination, even if they are not coming to Canada with you. Learn more about:

  • Health requirements for you and your dependants.
  • Where to locate a Designated Medical Practitioner.
  • Medical examination procedures.
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Whether you need to hire someone to represent you:
It is not necessary to hire a consultant to assist you with your immigration application. The process is simple and easy to follow. All the forms and information you need are available here. Learn more about:

  • Specific conditions that apply only if you do decide to hire an agent or consultant.
* Choosing a destination in Canada:
Canada is a large country
with differences among the cities, provinces and regions. You should think about the differences in living conditions and work opportunities in each area.
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Last Updated: 2002-06-28 Return to top of page Important Notices