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, recorded over 100,000 visits in its first three weeks of operation.
“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.
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. “This is the best way to get everyone to answer whether they are eligible or not,” noted another. “Now people will stop going to fraudulent consultants.”
• More at www.cic.gc.ca/cometocanada.