The shortest processing time is approximately 4-6 weeks, but applicants applying from some countries can expect processing times close to 20 weeks. Generally, it takes about 45 days to process PR cards for new permanent residents once IRCC receives a complete application package from individuals who have fulfilled their residency requirements. Applications for renewed PR Cards generally take 49 days.
To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must have been physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 1,095 days in the five years immediately before the date of your application. While the USCIS processing time for the naturalization form is approximately 6 months, the complete process of applying for naturalization and becoming a U.S. citizen will take longer than 6 months.
Canadian migration has generally been a small share of immigration to the United States, historically fluctuating according to economic factors in the two countries. In 1960, Canadian immigrants made up about 10 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population. Though the number of Canadians in the United States has decreased and levelled off since then, this population has grown more diverse, and today includes students, family migrants, skilled professionals, and retirees. As of 2016, about 783,000 Canadians lived in the United States, accounting for less than 2 percent of the roughly 44 million U.S. immigrants.
The motives of Canadian migrants have changed over time. Beginning in 1867, migrants from Eastern Canada came to the United States to work in the burgeoning manufacturing sector. In 1900, the U.S. Census recorded 747,000 English-speaking and 440,000 French-speaking Canadian immigrants. The two groups settled in different regions: Most Anglophone Canadians took up residence near the border, in states such as Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Rhode Island, allowing them to easily move between the two countries, while Francophone Canadians largely moved to New England and California. French Canadian migration increased between 1900 and 1930, driven by discrimination as well as poor economic conditions in Quebec. After 1930, increased political autonomy for Quebec and the growth of the Canadian economy following World War II led to a steady decline in Canadian arrivals.
If you want to understand why Canada’s immigration system works, and why its immigration rate has generated so little political backlash despite being so much higher than America’s, take a look at the surprising nuances of Canada’s immigration policy. That policy may be softer-hearted than America’s, but it’s also harder-headed. Surrounding the Canadian welcome mat is a bed of nails.
Canada’s immigration success thus far is not a liberal story or a conservative story—it’s both. If the country’s image appears to be entirely liberal, that’s largely because its methods of controlling immigration are simply quieter, subtler, and less obvious than America’s. It’s that commitment to policing immigration that has, paradoxically, sustained such high levels of support.
Since the late 1980s, Canada has consistently been a high-immigration country, at least relative to the U.S. As a result, the proportion of Canadians born outside the country hit 21.9 percent in 2016. That same year, America’s foreign-born population was 13.4 percent. That’s a record high for the U.S.—but it’s been 115 years since Canada’s foreign-born population was at such a low level. As Derek Thompson put it in his article analyzing how Canada has escaped the “liberal doom loop,” Canada’s floor is America’s ceiling.
Canada has very strick requirements for entry... the reason they have less problems is that they have dramatically fewer immigrants entering and those doing so are doing it legally. Canada doesn't have a 1200 mile border with a third world socialist state... and all the problems associated with illegal entry ... including massive criminal activity involving drugs and other illicit conduct.
Many of America's problems with illegal entry with the associated criminal and adverse economic impact is a direct result of a failure to properly enforce our immigration law.... to go after the US Citizens engaging illegal alien trafficking, drug trafficking and the wholesale abuse of cheap labor for profit and political gain.
Want to solve US's illegal alien problems... start focuing law enforcement on US employers, bankers (money laundering), the bureacrats and civil servants, who help illegal aliens to gain access to our education, medical and government social services... that will end the illegal alien problem in America.... by drying up the magnets that are drawing them to the US.
Misses the reply Tif,
I can agree that Mr. Nelson does not know it all...:) for a know it all...)
Two links and two files are open, show the TPCC and Mr. Nelson what took place.
The Phenomonum of increased assylum seekers in Canada is the direct result of the millions of illegal aliens in the US... as I stated above: " Canada doesn't have a 1200 mile border with a third world socialist state... and all the problems associated with illegal entry ... including massive criminal activity involving drugs and other illicit conduct." However, it does have the US which is permitting tens of thousands to cross illegally... we are becoming that third world neighbor that fails to secure its borders... the result is an influx of illegals entering Canada THRU THE US. Hello Mexico... the US is becoming another failed state... borderless... and that is impacting Canada.
Ronald, you are so behind on the issues, you will not recognize the problem, until it sneaks up and bites ya on your back side.
And now we need two walls, one with Canada and Mexico.
Please be specific as to what I am behind on... or what you CLAIM is going to bite me in the back side?
America doesn't need two walls... Canada doesn't have the massive problems we have .. and the one's Canada have aren't from Canadian illegal aliens going South (crossing into the US)... Their illegal immigration probles are a result of illegals Alines going North... leaving the US for Canada.
Canada may need a wall... if it keeps up. I will say this... your interpretation of event is almost always EXACTLY the opposite of what is supported by the facts. You are batting 100% in the BAT gallory of excellence.
I am not Canadian or British... therefore any laws passed by Canada or Great Britian and for that matter anywhere else other than the US... don't affect me directly. Shari Law is a problem world wide and we need to guard against it taking root in America. So far we have avoided Sharia Law in the US... those places where it is being practiced are doing so outside of the law and eventually the Federal and State governments will have to deal with it.
I have worked with Arabs in Iraq and Kuwait I am well aware of the pitfalls and methods used by Muslims to infiltrate a nation... I have faced it directly, unlike you. I know what I am talking about and have formal training in counter espionage and intelligence... concerning the Mid-East, and Islam.
However, you and most of your group are misinformed... often, engaging in the spreading of counter productive liberal propganda ... I would also note that a recent post by Henry has identified him as a supporter of David Duke... That makes your group suspect of harboring 'white supremist' ideology or at best anti-semetic, and racists views... certainly outside mainstream Tea Party ideology. See: http://teapartyorg.ning.com/xn/detail/4301673:Comment:4680725