Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

August 31, 2011 11:40 ET

Come to Canada Wizard Already a Success

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2011) - Prospective immigrants, visitors to Canada and newcomers here are making good use of a new interactive Web tool launched recently by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The Come to Canada Wizard, which helps people determine if they are eligible to come to Canada, has recorded over 100,000 visits in its first three weeks of operation. The majority of the people using it – approximately 80% – are doing so from outside Canada.

"This tool makes it easier for potential immigrants and visitors to understand the immigration process," said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. "At this rate, we can expect more than a million users to benefit from the website by this time next year."

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.

Come to Canada is proving to be both popular and user friendly. A majority of people using it completed all the steps to find the immigration option that suited them best. This success is reflected by the comments CIC has received from users of the tool.

"Excellent tool, very user friendly and straightforward," wrote one user.

"This is the best way to get everyone to answer whether they are eligible or not," noted another. "The most important thing is that people will stop going to fraudulent consultants and they can save their money and their parents' money. Thanks to Canada for launching this."

To view 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