News Release – Come to Canada Wizard reaches one million visits

Ottawa, April 13, 2012 — The Come to Canada Wizard, which helps people determine if they are eligible to live, work or study in Canada, has recorded one million visits since it was launched on August 5, 2011.

“This online tool allows prospective immigrants to assess their eligibility before they apply to come to Canada,” says Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney. “This can help immigrants save time and money and it can also help the department to be more efficient by reducing applications.”

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.

“It was detailed and superb,” said one user. “I found it easy to use. The main aim was to provide information and guidance, which was fulfilled.”

There are more than 4,000 visits to the Come to Canada Wizard every day. Close to 90 spercent of users say they would recommend the Come to Canada Wizard to someone they know.

“The Wizard is just one of the many steps in our modernization process to continually improve our services to immigrants,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

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. In the future, we will build on these successes through improvements to the Come to Canada Wizard, and the creation of an Online Help Centre.

For more information, visit the Come to Canada Wizard.