(8) Demographic Factor

8

These points are set by the federal government to adjust the volume of annual immigration; 8 points are awarded in 1996

(9) Personal Suitability

10

These points are awarded based on a personal assessment of a Canadian visa officer; the points are based on adaptability, motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness; the purpose is to predict whether the applicant and family will be able to settle successfully in Canada

(10) Relative in Canada

5

5 points are awarded if the applicant has a brother, sister, mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen living in Canada



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