Credit history is important for everyone - whether a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident, or a new immigrant. In fact, gradually building up a good credit history is absolutely essential to long-term financial health. And when the time comes to secure a credit card or borrow money, a good credit history can make the difference between approval and denial.
The Parent and Grandparent Immigration Program has recently changed from a first-come, first-serve system to an invitation-based system. In 2017, the Parent and Grandparent Program will offer prospective immigration applicants the opportunity to submit an application, but only when invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The Government of Canada, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRRC), is continually making improvements to the Express Entry immigration stream. Referring to past experiences, IRCC is laying down a foundation for the future with improvements and enhancements that will make for a better program, with better outcomes.
In Ontario, those who want to legally drive must obtain an Ontario driver's license. The process usually depends on whether the driver is new, or if the driver has had a license previously. For new immigrants who have an International Driver's Permit (IDP), this can be legally used when first arriving in Canada. The IDP is typically valid for one year, but it can be renewed. It’s also required that a driver possess a valid driver's license from their native country to use an IDP.
As a nation, Canadians place great emphasis on learning and higher education, having established a system with extremely high standards. In fact, a Canadian degree or diploma is highly regarded in business, government and academia around the world. Canada is also regarded as one of the best places to live in the world, and is highly ranked particularly for education, health care, social security, and lifestyle. As a country of immigrants, Canada encourages multicultural diversity and promotes the mix of ethnic backgrounds that have immigrated over the years.