Six times in the last decade, Canada has been
ranked number one by the United Nations Human
Development Index as the best country in the world
in which to live.
For over two hundred years Canada has welcomed
immigrants from around the world.
Canada has become the destination of choice
for many of the world’s immigrants because it is a
country of incredible resources, vast geography,
diverse peoples, abundant opportunities,
accessible health and social services, and because
of its proximity to the United States .
Many jobs and business opportunities are
available in Canada and
Workers and Businesspersons are
required to meet the demand.
Canada is an open, democratic and progressive
society where newcomers are welcome to share
in the country’s prosperity and community life.
Tolerance and social harmony are hallmarks of
Canadian society, offering people the freedom to
maintain and celebrate their ethnic and cultural
heritage, while participating fully in Canada’s
Canada has the world’s highest rate of
post-secondary education enrollment, along with an
excellent health care system.
Many immigrants who come to Canada bring with
them the skills, determination and capacity for
hard work and this greatly enriches the economic,
social and cultural life of Canada.
Immigration already accounts for more than 70
per cent of net labour market growth, and by 2011
it will account for all of it, according to
Canada will look to attract up to
approximately 210 000 to 235 000 new immigrants in
2002 with the emphasis firmly focused on
immigrants with economic and professional skills.
The Canadian government accepts
businesspersons and skilled workers from every
part of the world.