For many years now there have been more immigrants to Canada than there have been to many other countries and the reason for this is that Canada is always in need of extra workers, especially in certain trades and professions. If you want to immigrate to Canada 2017 it should be no harder than it has been for previous years as Canada is still in need of extra workers. The reason for this is that Canada being the second largest country in the world, has a population that does not reflect its size and is far less than many countries only a fraction of the size of Canada. If you want to move to Canada it is best if you happen to be skilled or qualified in one of the trades or professions for which Canada is short but even if you are not you are still free to at least apply. To help potential immigrants to identify the trades and professions that Canada is need of it produces what is called the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) which is a list of these trades and professions. The provinces and territories of Canada, of which there are 10 provinces and 3 territories, also produce their own lists of trades and professions for which they are short of qualified or experienced workers and so by looking at all these lists, you may find immigrating to Canada easier than you thought it may have been. In the past some people have been able to get a work visa by first moving to Canada on a student visa and that way they are already in the country when they apply and that could make the authorities look on the application more favorably. The website that was created in order to help people immigrate to Canada has proved a great help to many people already and will probably still be in years to come but it has on two separate occasions been over whelmed with enquiries, so much so that it had to close down for a short time. Both these times though were exceptions due to high number of Americans considering immigrating to Canada due to financial or political uncertainties in the US. On the first occasion it was due to the stock market plummeting on Wall Street and the second occasion was on the announcement that it was Donald Trump and not Hillary Clinton that had won the 2016 United States presidential race. In times when the United states is more stable though, most of the enquiries to the website are from none Americans and recently many Chinese enquiries have been answered. All of these foreign workers coming into Canada means that Canada’s major cities enjoy a delightful mix of cultures and the fact that they get on so well together is perhaps one of the main reasons why so many people want to move to Canada. Most immigrants to Canada though should be prepared to face colder winters to what they have been used to.