Immigration Glossary

Immigration Law Glossary

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There are currently 13 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Economic Class
A category of immigrants selected for their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy. Economic Class immigrants include skilled workers, provincial and territorial nominees, business immigrants, Quebec skilled workers and Canadian Experience Class members, and their spouses and dependants.

Educational credential
Any diploma, degree, or trade or apprenticeship credential issued for completing a program of study or training at a recognized educational or training institution.

Educational institution
An organization offering academic, technical or vocational programs of study, such as a university or college.

Elementary school
An institution that provides educational programs for children, starting between the ages of four and six. Years of instruction usually include kindergarten (the lowest level) and grades 1 through 6 (if the area has middle schools) or grades 1 through 8.

To be eligible for something means to be qualified to participate or be chosen.

A Government of Canada office located in the capital city of a non-Commonwealth country. It generally offers the full range of consular and trade services. It may or may not provide immigration services.

Emergency services
Public support available immediately if there is a dangerous situation caused by fire, a health crisis or criminal activity. These services may include police, fire department and/or ambulance services, and/or a local emergency hotline.

English as a second language (ESL)
A program used to teach English to non-native speakers. ESL is usually taught in a setting where English is the dominant language.

Enhanced language training (ELT)
A program that provides adult newcomers with advanced, job-specific language training in English or French. ELTalso uses mentoring, job placements and other ways to help newcomers find work.

An immigrant admitted to Canada who: · has business experience, and · has a legally obtained net worth of at least C$300,000. As a condition of maintaining permanent resident status as an entrepreneur, the person also agrees to: · control at least one-third of the equity in a qualifying Canadian business, · actively manage the business, and · create at least one full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Excessive demand
When a person’s existing medical condition could place a demand on health or social services that would likely: · cost more to treat than the cost of caring for an average Canadian or · interfere with timely services to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Exchange student
An exchange student is a student who studies in another country by switching places with a student from that country for a short period of time.

Exclusion order
A removal order issued by either a Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officer or the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Usually, a person removed due to an exclusion order cannot return to Canada for one year without written permission. People issued exclusion orders for misrepresentation cannot return for two years without written permission.