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Donald Trump elected for U.S. President, How you can Immigrate to Canada

Donald Trump elected for U.S. President, How you can Immigrate to Canada

Why Americans want to move to Canada?

Majority of the world's population is aware of the fact that Donald Trump became the new president of the United States of America for the next four years starting 2017. This presidential candidate outcome has left many U.S. citizens mortified and in disbelief. Donald Trump has publically fronted his views towards women, Muslims, those of Latin American decent and LGBT community . Donald Trump's views towards individuals of these races/sex are frightening and revolting especially now that he is capable of doing appalling things due to the fact that he is "in power" now.

If you fear your life or feel you will be impacted in some way due to Donald Trump being in power now you may potentially be eligible to immigrate to Canada for permanent residency options. To determine eligibility to immigrate to Canada then continue reading our blog to determine the best option available for you and your loved ones.

At Akrami & Associates immigration law firm, we are a team of educated and experienced legal experts on the broad topic of immigration. When you choose to hire our immigration law firm, you can ensure the best possible outcome to your matter/case due to our high success rate of previous clients’ immigration matters. At Akrami & Associates, we have assisted in many immigration cases/inquiries and would be more than willing to assist you with yours as well.

American wanting to immigrate to Canada after Donald Trump wins Election

Immediately after Trump was elected for the next U.S. president, the Canadian immigration website, citizenship and immigration Canada (CIC), crashed as a result of the vast number of U.S. citizens on the website. Many U.S. citizens joked around by saying that they will move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes president. However, with this nightmare becoming reality, many U.S. citizens are re-thinking their previous statement and taking it into consideration in a more serious manner. Do not fret, with the help of our legal representatives, we will do everything in our power to make sure your immigration process as easy and efficient it can be and hopefully help you to achieve the best possible outcome to your situation.

Can American immigrate to Canada and become Permanent Resident of Canada?

There are many ways to immigrate to Canada as an American. However, there are ultimately three ways of immigrating to Canada as a US citizen. The three ways to immigrate to Canada are express entry, joining a member of the family class, and /or claiming political asylum as a "protected person." Out of all these three options, the second and third options (joining a member of the family class & claiming political asylum as a "protected person") are fairly difficult to obtain and would take quite a bit of time. However, the express entry route would be the fastest and easiest way for most U.S. citizens to immigrate to Canada.

Can US citizen become Canadian PR card holder using Express Entry Route?

"What is Express Entry?” you may ask yourself. The Express Entry category is an electronic and online system that manages applications for permanent residence for certain Economic programs.

The applicants can submit their forms and other documentation electronically and receive updates through their online profile. Express Entry allows Citizenship and Immigration Canada to actively recruit, assess and select immigrants under the following economic programs:

All applicants using the Express Entry system will be placed into a pool of candidates. The federal and provincial government of Canada as well as Canadian employers will then select the most ideal candidates for permanent residence. Applicants for Express Entry are scored on a point scale called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Some of the factors that applicants are scored on are:

  • Language ability in either or both of Canada’s official languages (English or French)
  • Education, Training, and other types of Certification
  • Work experience
  • Skills
  • Job offer

Once applicants are in the candidate pool, those with the highest point scores will be given an Invitation to Apply (ITA). This ITA is sent through the Express Entry system to the applicant’s online profile.

In your situation (immigrating to Canada from the United States of America), the express entry route is the way to go due to a number of reasons. The first reason being that you may be well suited and eligible to score high points because America’s first language is English, the same as Canada. Second of all, America’s and Canada’s education system is extremely similar which will make it that much easier and convenient for you, if are skilled worker you may be eligible under of the economic classes such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Canadian Experience Class. Each category has its own requirements and point system. To determine route will work best for you then contact Akrami & Associates.

There is a total of 1,200 points you can accumulate in the express entry process and you need to accumulate at least 500 point to be eligible to apply. Based on the many parallels between the two countries (not the governments), it should be fairly easy to be granted express entry into Canada as an American citizen.

Although you have your mind set on applying for Express Entry, you may not know what steps to take. Contact Akrami & Associates to assess your situation and determine your eligibility to book a consultation. Once you hire Akrami & Associates as your legal representative, there will be little work on your part, all you have to do is provide us the required documentation we ask you for. The legal representatives at Akrami & Associates will guide you every step of your immigration process and give you expert advice on how to improve your application and prepare you for questions you may be asked by the immigration officers at the border/port of entry.

Spousal Sponsorship for American who wish to leave United States for Canada after Donald Trump Win

In the unique circumstance where you may have a spouse in Canada, your spouse may be able to sponsor you through spousal sponsorship. Spousal sponsorship is a tricky process because it is very easy for individuals to fraud and abuse the immigration system by faking their marriage. Because of this, it makes it an extremely difficult and lengthy process for immigration officers to assess your case/situation and really determine if it is a legitimate spousal sponsorship or a fraud. In order to prove to the officers that your relationship is genuine, both spouses are required to provide extensive documentation in order to validate your marriage. Some pieces of documentation you could include is your marriage certificate, your children's birth certificate (if you have children together), proof of permanent resident status or Canadian citizenship for the sponsoring spouse, ample documents to demonstrate genuineness in relationship (phone logs, email chats, gifts exchanged, photographs etc) and any other documentation that further proves that you guys are a legitimate couple. Documents are a very crucial part of the application process because if the officer has more doubts than confidence in your application, it can result in a failed application. So the more documents you include, the higher the chance of success of your application will be. So the more documents you include, the higher the chance of success of your application will be. It is also important to know that in Canada same sex marriage is legal, and as LGBT member you can be a sponsor to your married or same sex partner or common-law. As the Common-Law partners you have to have resided consecutively for 12 month period and also have to demonstrate genuineness in your relationship by providing documents such ( photographs, email chats, fb chats, gifts exchanged, assets that are owned together, bills shared together etc). Also, to be eligible to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner you cannot have an inadmissibility issue whether it is the sponsor or the person getting sponsored. The inadmissibility has to be taken care of first prior to apply for sponsorship applications.

You may also be eligible to sponsor your parents or grandparents if you meet the requirements under the Family Class. These categories are broad to discuss and it is recommended to call and book a consultation to see whether or not if you as the sponsor and applicant meet the requirements under the Family Class to sponsor.

Move to Canada through Political Asylum for Permanent Residency

The other way you could immigrate to Canada from the United States of America is if you claim political asylum as a “protected person”. Although as of right now, you (as an American citizen) are most likely not eligible to apply for this due to the fact you are (likely) not considered a refugee, you may argue against this by proving your life is in danger as a result of Donald Trump becoming president, however you must have proof of this for example, if he threatens people of your race or changes a specific law. Immigrating to Canada by claiming political asylum as a “protected person” is a lengthy and difficult process to prove especially coming from a first world country such as the United States of America. If you have any questions whether it’s eligibility or documentation, please contact Akrami & Associates to help you with your immigration needs.

Can I stay temporarily in Canada until Donald Trump presidency ends?

As you know as American citizens you are eligible to stay in Canada for approximately 180 days without having to apply for any visa as long as you do not have any inadmissibility issue such as misdemeanor, felony, DUI or whatever the offence on record may be. If you like to remain in Canada for longer periods of time you may eligible to apply Visitor Visa, Super Visa, Work Permit or Study Permit. Temporary Resident Visas have its own requirements to determine your eligibility contact Akrami & Associates today.

Contact Akrami & Associates

As a U.S. citizen you may feel trapped and hopeless as a result of the outcome of this election. Do not lose hope and sight of your end/goal destination which is Canada. At Akrami & Associates we will help you immigrate to Canada in the path that suits your situation. Contact Akrami and Associates to see which immigration path is suitable for you and to see whether or not you are eligible to do so. At Canada we welcome immigrants from all over the world and would love to welcome you into our country as well. If you want to immigrate successfully and with ease, our team of experienced and educated legal representatives will guide you throughout your process to ensure no mistakes and a successful immigration, after all we are an immigration law firm with many successful clients and a high success rate. Contact us today at 416-477-2545!!

With Akrami & Associates there is always a way!

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