It is said and agreed by many that change is constant. This is very true for almost all aspects of life. Similarly, with changing times, the rules and regulations of a place tend to change. This is particularly true for immigration.
Like any other country, the immigration policies have been changing constantly based on the needs and requirements of the country. Canada is one of the developed nations in the world which attracts migrants from across the globe. This trend has been going on for centuries where in people from different parts of the world have been coming and settling down in Canada. Off these, many have become the citizens of the country also.
The main reason for this trend has been great scope for employment, brilliant infrastructure offered for living and work along with social benefits.
Over the years, the laws for immigration have been modified constantly. A brief is as follows to know more about the recent trends:
- Drastic changes were brought about in the laws pertaining to immigration post the year of 1947.
- This next phenomenon was seen when the Immigration Act of 1976 laid the terms and conditions to be complied with immigration.
- This was followed by the removal of dual citizenship in the year 1977.
Further on, many amends were brought about which included removal of many laws under the citizenship of the country. Also, individuals residing in Canada would not lose their citizenship unless they are found to be involved in some scam regarding immigration.
The country has also been soft to its refugees which is clearly displayed in its Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 2002. This act catered to all those refugees who wanted to live in this nation. The most recent of the changes were brought about in the year 2008 which especially laid emphasis on the skilled migrants’ category. Major changes were made in this category.
If each amendment is studied in detail, it could be deduced that all the rules and regulations – new or amended, have evolved constantly from the previous making it better each time.
Keeping the trend in mind, it can easily be said that the rules are in for further change in a very short period of time. This brings us to the point that all those who wish to apply for immigration must do it as soon as possible before the amends creep in again. The main reason behind this being that those who are eligible under the norms might not be eligible under the new system which cannot be predicted at this point of time.
A good and registered visa and immigration consultant could be contacted in this regard since he is always updated with the latest.