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    Thinking of immigrating to Canada!!! Let’s see the benefits you'll gain from becoming a permanent resident of Canada.


    The answer is simple: you'll have more rights.
    When you become a permanent resident of Canada, you are entitled to most of the same rights and privileges as a Canadian citizen. Below is a list of a few of these rights:

    - You are entitled to equal treatment and equal protection.
    - You are entitled to certain legal rights, such as to be presume innocent until proven guilty
    - To be provided with an interpreter in the courtroom, if necessary to have a lawyer
    - You have the right to enter and exit Canada as you see fit, plus you can move freely from province to province.
    - You can work and study anywhere you choose in Canada (you cannot hold some high-security government positions, however.)

    While most of these rules also apply to temporary Canadian residents, there are some social service benefits that are only or primarily designed to help permanent residents and citizens of Canada.

    These benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) – For families with children under the age of 18 who are considered to have a low-income, the Canadian government provides monthly tax-free payments to help cover expenses.

    Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan – All three of these programs are designed to provide financial support to workers after they reach retirement age – currently age 65. To be eligible, you have to meet specific residency requirements and to have contributed to the system by paying taxes in Canada. However, most permanent residents will qualify for at least partial payments from these programs.

    Universal health care – Most necessary medical expenses are covered through the Canadian universal health care program. These expenses include visits to emergency room, immunizations, yearly exams, etc.

    Free education – All children under 18 are entitled to a free education in the Canadian public school system.

    Maternity and parental leave – In Canada, working parents are given time off when a new baby is born or adopted. Women can take up to 12 months of maternity leave and receive 50 to 65% of their normal income. Partially paid parental leave is also available for up to 35 weeks. One parent can take all 35 weeks or both parents can split the allotment of time (i. e. one parent takes 20 weeks while the other takes 15 weeks). To be eligible for parental leave, you must have worked in Canada for at least 600 hours.

    All of these benefits and more become available to you when you are a permanent resident of Canada.

    Additionally, being a permanent resident gives you the opportunity to become a Canadian citizen after only three years of living and working in Canada.

    Once you become a citizen, you can run for political office, become involved in political activities, and vote in elections. You can also maintain duel-citizenship, so you don't have to give up citizenship in your home country just to enjoy the benefits of Canadian citizenship.
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    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives
    Thinking of immigrating to Canada!!! Letss see the benefits you'll gain from becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

    The answer is simple: you'll have more rights.
    When you become a permanent resident of Canada, you are entitled to most of the same rights and privileges as a Canadian citizen. Below is a list of a few of these rights:

    - You are entitled to equal treatment and equal protection.
    - You are entitled to certain legal rights, such as to be presume innocent until proven guilty
    - To be provided with an interpreter in the courtroom, if necessary to have a lawyer
    - You have the right to enter and exit Canada as you see fit, plus you can move freely from province to province.
    - You can work and study anywhere you choose in Canada (you cannot hold some high-security government positions, however.)

    While most of these rules also apply to temporary Canadian residents, there are some social service benefits that are only or primarily designed to help permanent residents and citizens of Canada.

    These benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) For families with children under the age of 18 who are considered to have a low-income, the Canadian government provides monthly tax-free payments to help cover expenses.

    Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan All three of these programs are designed to provide financial support to workers after they reach retirement age currently age 65. To be eligible, you have to meet specific residency requirements and to have contributed to the system by paying taxes in Canada. However, most permanent residents will qualify for at least partial payments from these programs.

    Universal health care Most necessary medical expenses are covered through the Canadian universal health care program. These expenses include visits to emergency room, immunizations, yearly exams, etc.

    Free education All children under 18 are entitled to a free education in the Canadian public school system.

    Maternity and parental leave In Canada, working parents are given time off when a new baby is born or adopted. Women can take up to 12 months of maternity leave and receive 50 to 65% of their normal income. Partially paid parental leave is also available for up to 35 weeks. One parent can take all 35 weeks or both parents can split the allotment of time (i. e. one parent takes 20 weeks while the other takes 15 weeks). To be eligible for parental leave, you must have worked in Canada for at least 600 hours.

    All of these benefits and more become available to you when you are a permanent resident of Canada.

    Additionally, being a permanent resident gives you the opportunity to become a Canadian citizen after only three years of living and working in Canada.

    Once you become a citizen, you can run for political office, become involved in political activities, and vote in elections. You can also maintain duel-citizenship, so you don't have to give up citizenship in your home country just to enjoy the benefits of Canadian citizenship.
    Benefits in Greece even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Benefits in Greece even better.
    Canada don't have Parthenon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Canada don't have Parthenon.

    but Canada has French girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    but Canada has French girls
    Canada don't have sarong party girls.

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    no place is perfect....i dun see the need to put down canada just becos one thinks singapore is good...or vice versa
    and complaining about certain aspects of singapore doesn't mean that one hates singapores...
    anyone never complain about certain aspects of their life...or their wife LOL ....
    does that mean you hate your life... or ..your wife????? lol hhaha

    no one and no place is perfect ... if there are no criticisms and only praises there will be no progress .. there just needs to be a balance i guess
    though admittedly its hard hahaha

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    We are rewinding a very old tape. Most views have already been given long ago, after 31 July 2009. Read the 152 responses.

    TOC News » Canadian tells S’poreans to “be grateful”
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    Sheesh, rehashing three year old news, maybe National Day message is coming earlier this year. Many of the issues to ponder as stated in the responses are still valid today. Now we have the additional issue of overcrowding by the almost uncontrolled influx of foreigners over the years. Do we have unlimited land or abundance of resources like Canada?' Whats the point of just growing the GDP pie when there are so many more mouths to feed. People now have to fight for their piece of cake & the share is getting starkly unequal?

    Btw, the article say grateful, grateful to who? To the Almighty or to our government who is but highly paid for their public services? Do we have to express our gratitude to our employers for giving us our jobs? Over at our neighbour, we hear the exhortations to the people to be grateful to DMM for bringing great prosperity & achievements to the people over his 20 years rule. Each time I hear this, I feel like puking... with all the personality cult & self glorification, when problems still abound on corruption, racial discrimination etc. Lets not do the same here asking for gratitude, though we give respect, honor & credit where it is due. To me gratitude is reserved for those who made great personal sacrifices, served & gaved freely, out of grace, especially when we didnt earned or deserve it. We definitely do not need a foreigner to teach or remind us to be grateful, & implying we have nothing to or should not complain.
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    Exactly lor, so long ago thing brining up now for what? Wondering what this proves.

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    it proves nothing if none of you get the drift of the message, which is to tone down on the whining

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1221ljc View Post
    Btw, the article say grateful, grateful to who?
    If Canon user be grateful to Canon. If Nikon user be grateful to Nikon.

    If Pentax user be grateful to Canon and Nikon for not buying Pentax up.


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