Over 2 Million Visits to the Come to Canada Wizard

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Newcomers can determine if they are eligible to immigrate to Canada with the flick of a wand (or computer mouse)

Ottawa, December 21, 2012 — The Come to Canada Wizard, which helps people determine if they are eligible to live, work or study in Canada, has now been visited by well over 2 million users since its launch in August 2011.

“We want the world’s best and brightest to come to Canada and to help grow our economy,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “The award-winning Wizard is one way that we are creating a more responsive, user-friendly and efficient immigration process that benefits applicants, immigrants and Canadians alike. The Wizard saves prospective immigrants to Canada time and money by helping them determine if they are able to immigrate to Canada, and the most appropriate immigration program for them.”

The Come to Canada Wizard is interactive. It presents users with a series of questions to determine which federal immigration option best suits their specific circumstances. It then leads users through the application steps and provides instructions and forms.

There are now more than 5,000 visits to the Come to Canada Wizard every day. Close to 93 percent of users who have offered feedback say that the Wizard is easy to use and close to 90 percent say they would recommend it to someone they know.

The Wizard received a prominent technology award in November 2012 for Excellence in Public Service Delivery.

Recent improvements to the Citizenship and Immigration website include an interactive tool for newcomers to find services to help them adjust to life in Canada, an interactive map that allows users to find organizations in their area, and improvements to search capabilities that make it easier to find information on the website.

For more information, visit the Come to Canada Wizard.

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Alexis Pavlich
Minister’s Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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