Please House, When Did Canada Start Greencardlottery?

Please house,i need your advice. i need to know if canada has truly started green card lottery because my cousin just told me about this site and that i should help him pay for it.i have never heard of canada doing lottery and this people pick winners every month on so. please if this is geneue,let me know



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check the official Canadian govt website, not something saying canadagreencard.org




Actually, there is no green card lottery being offered by the Canadian government, but there are numerous migration programs by the Canadian government to attract skilled workers/professionals and Entrepreneurs into Canada. To be eligible as a skilled worker/professional, you must have an offer of arranged employment, OR be a foreign national living legally in Canada for one year as a temporary foreign worker or an international student, OR be a skilled worker who has at least one year of experience in one or more of the following occupations:

Financial Managers: Computer and Information Systems Managers: Managers in Health Care: Restaurant and Food Service Managers: Accommodation Service Managers: Construction Managers: Financial Auditors and Accountants: Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists: Mining Engineers: Geological Engineers: Petroleum Engineers: Specialist Physicians: General Practitioners and Family Physicians: Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists: Occupational Therapists: Physiotherapists: Head Nurses and Supervisors: Registered Nurses: Medical Radiation Technologists: Licensed Practical Nurses: University Professors: College and Other Vocational Instructors: Chefs: Cooks: Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades: Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades: Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews: Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System): Industrial Electricians: Plumbers: Steamfitters, Pipe fitters and Sprinkler System Installers: Welders and Related Machine Operators: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics: Crane Operators: Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction: Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying: Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service: Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities.

If your cousin qualifies based on the above criteria for immigration as a skilled worker, he/she should just log on to the official site of the Canadian Immigration and take the online assessment test; http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/assess/Education.asp you need not pay any one for the assesment,it is totally free, after completing the test, if your cousin achieves a mark of 67 or higher, he/she could continue with the application with the Canadian Immigration services(CIC), just log on to the Canadian immigration website and there you will find a comprehensive information including the application forms and all you need to do. You guys don’t have to pay anyone for the assessment, it is absolutely free and it is an ongoing program. I learnt from a reliable source that  between 129,300 and 144,600 visas were  made available for 2009.

To immigrate under the second category as an Investor,Enterpreneur or Self employed.


You must be an experienced business person and be willing to invest C$400,000 into Canada’s economy. Investors must:

show that they have business experience

have a minimum net worth of C$800,000 that was obtained legally and

make a C$400,000 investment


You must:

show that you have business experience

have a minimum net worth of C$300,000 that was obtained legally and

respect the conditions for entrepreneurs after you arrive in Canada.

Self-employed persons are required to have either:

relevant experience that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada or

experience in farm management and the intention and ability to purchase and manage a farm in Canada.

Hope this help,all the best.


Tell your cousin it's 'fake'loooong thing, the way i understand it from the little i read on their website;

the program is designed by immigration lawyers to assist qualified immigrants to apply for visa

basically using HSMP as an exmple, you can go online to calculate your score, if you get the required

number of points, you qualify then go into a draw with this agent who will help you apply after paying in some money

those that meet the requirement and pay their fees will get their 'green card'-

they choose one out of millions who's paid their application fee to apply without charging them i think

it's like entrying a prize draw with payment

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