Brexit has British looking to Canada

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On June 23, voters in the United Kingdom (UK) took the momentous choice to leave the European Union (EU) in a national vote. The ramifications of the UK leaving the EU, a stage that is now known as ‘Brexit’, could be huge, especially in terms of immigration and residency.

With its coin in freefall and vulnerability around the eventual fate of organized commerce and free movement, Europeans that are presently living in the UK or considering doing so, are looking past the European continent for new opportunities. For some, Canada is the nation that speaks to a positive vision for what’s to come. As results came in a week ago, and as it turned out to be clear that the “Leave” alternative was beating ‘Remain’, Google reported a huge spike in the UK for the search term  ‘move to Canada’.


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The upside for people hoping to move to Canada either permanently or briefly is that Canada’s notoriety for being a receptive nation that invites newcomers is for the most part defended. This year, Canada’s Liberal government reported arrangements to welcome record quantities of new immigrants this year, with more anticipated over the coming years.

For Britons and other EU nationals alike, permanent migration to Canada is well on the way to be accomplished through one of two general classifications: economic immigration and family reunification. The latter requires the candidate to have a nearby family association with Canada; this may incorporate a child living in Canada, or having a life partner or customary law accomplice who is a Canadian national or permanent resident.

Economic immigration to Canada

Most new migrants to Canada land under one of its numerous economic immigration programs. Contrasted with other economic immigrations systems in the developed world, for example, those in the USA and in the UK itself, Canada has a profoundly decentralized financial migration framework. There are projects for skilled workers at government level and in each of the areas. A noteworthy favorable position for English-speaking hopefuls is that this has become a profoundly attractive aspect for these projects.

Working and studying in Canada

For individuals who need to try things out before conceivably moving later, working or studying in Canada might be a choice. Of the 32 interested nations in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, 20 are EU nations. Through the IEC program, youthful subjects from these nations have the chance to live and work in Canada across three classifications: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, and International Co-operation. The Working Holiday classification, which is by a long shot the most prominent, permits people to get an open work grant for up to 24 months. With this, an individual can work for any business in Canada.

Attorney David Cohen says, “I was not surprised to see that online searches surrounding immigration to Canada have spiked over recent days. Canada enjoys friendly relations with Europe and has deep historic ties with the UK as its largest ally in the Commonwealth. The UK also is one of Canada’s largest export markets.”

Canada keeps getting more and more popular thanks to Brexit, this popularity just spiked. We’re finding it really hard to find reasons why you shouldn’t choose Canada.

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