Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

November 16, 2011 09:35 ET

Come to Canada Wizard an Increasingly Popular Tool

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - The Come to Canada Wizard, which helps people determine if they are eligible to come to Canada, has recorded more than 400,000 visits since being launched last August.

"This is one way that my Department is creating a more responsive, transparent and efficient immigration system that benefits applicant, immigrants and Canadians alike," said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

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. "The Come to Canada Wizard is simple, concise and self-explanatory. I would certainly recommend it to others," wrote one user.

"Steps are easy to follow and understand," noted another. "In 15 minutes I understood whether I was eligible to apply to come to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program."

This tool will also be updated to integrate the new Parent and Grandparent Super Visa when it comes into effect on December 1, 2011. "The new Parent and Grandparent Super Visa will allow applicants to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status," says Minister Kenney. "The Super Visa will give visiting parents and grandparents certainty that they will be allowed to stay in Canada in the company of their families for a longer period of time."

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

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Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Candice Malcolm

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