Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

October 03, 2011 12:53 ET

Come to Canada Wizard a Continued Success

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - The Come to Canada Wizard, which helps people determine if they are eligible to come to Canada, has recorded over 200,000 visits since being launched this summer.

"By helping potential immigrants and visitors to understand the immigration process, this tool is reducing their dependence on immigration consultants," said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. "It demonstrates how CIC is creating a responsive and efficient immigration system that benefits applicants, immigrants and Canadians alike."

Drawing over 100,000 visitors a month, the Come to Canada tool presents users with a series of questions and, based on their answers, matches them with the federal immigration option that best suits their specific circumstances. It then leads them to a page that breaks down the application steps and provides instructions and forms.

Based on comments from users, over 90% have found Come to Canada to be user friendly and almost the same number say they would recommend the tool to someone they know. "It was simple and to the point," wrote one user.

"It's good, it's fast and very helpful, especially for those who really want to evaluate their status before making any decisions," noted another.

To use the Come to Canada Wizard, go to www.cic.gc.ca/cometocanada.

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Building a stronger Canada: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) strengthens Canada's economic, social and cultural prosperity, helping ensure Canadian safety and security while managing one of the largest and most generous immigration programs in the world.

Contact Information

  • Candice Malcolm
    Minister's Office
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Media Relations
    Communications Branch
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca