Our immigration system is designed in a way as to provide various options for those specialists who want to work in Canada under temporary work permit. If you are an athlete, a coach, a business visitor, a clergy (the full
Understanding impact of criminal convictions on Canadian immigration
Not all criminal instances result in inadmissibility to Canada. In many situations, it is important to know whether the accused was convicted for the crime or not. An accused is only considered convicted if a court finds them guilty and
Sponsoring a spouse: Fully understanding the concept
A Canadian or permanent resident of Canada can sponsor their spouses to Canada meaning that they can be accepted in Canada as permanent residents. Many are confused in thinking that, if they are Canadians or permanent residents (PR) their foreign
Immigration to Morden, Manitoba, Canada
The government of Manitoba, in corroboration with federal authorities, opened an opportunity for foreign Mechanics, Welders, Cooks and Industrial painters who want to immigrate to Canada. To be eligible, a candidate must possess more than 2 years of work experience in the occupation. There is an
How to Comply with Requirements of Immigration Officials for the Letter of Employment – Express Entry
When a candidate for any class of immigration, whether Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades or Canadian Experience Class program, submits their letter of employment, the letter must contain certain information. It is imperative that your employer lists all of
Criminal inadmissibility and its impact on Canadian immigration admissibility
If a permanent resident (not a Canadian citizen!) commits a criminal offence, they jeopardize their immigration status and can be removed from Canada upon the stripping of their status. Immigration law is clear on what types of criminal offences bar
Sponsoring your parents or grandparents
2020 has arrived and with it, a parents and grandparents sponsorship program. It has not been launched yet, however, if the government puts limitation in number of the applications intake, the time for submission of your application will be limited
Re-opening a case at the Immigration Appeal Division
Can a Refused Case be Re-opened at the Immigration Appeal Division? In this article, I would like to explore the possibility of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) to re-open cases or re-hear them after they have been refused. The ability
Immigration Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators
If you have experience in early childhood education, you may be eligible to apply under the provincial nominee program to one of our provinces outside of Ontario and immigrate to Canada. The minimum requirements are: One year of work experience
Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program To Reopen In Late January 2019!
Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen later this month (January 2019) the Government of Canada has announced. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PG) allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents
Refusals on sponsorship applications of spouses, common-law and conjugal partners
Some Canadians are of the opinion that, if they marry a foreigner, they automatically can bring them into Canada with a ready permanent resident status. It is not quite the case. Immigration in general is a privilege, not a right.
Permanent Residents and Travelling outside of Canada
How long do permanent residents have to stay in Canada in order to maintain their legal immigration status? The answer is 2 years or 730 days within 5 year period. Those 730 days could be accumulated consecutively or cumulatively meaning
Deferral from Removal – How to Stay in Canada Longer
Removals from Canada are the last legal procedure for unsuccessful immigrants and visitors, most of whom have exhausted all legal remedies to stay in Canada. However, one does not have to be discouraged from trying to defer their removal, if
The Abandoned Refugee Claim
The new refugee reform, which is not that new anymore, was introduced to make our refugee system faster and more efficient. It was also introduced to discourage those who, in the opinion of the Conservative government, were taking advantage of
Avoiding Mistakes in Sponsorship of Spouses’ Applications
You, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada, married a foreigner and think that you have an absolute right to bring your spouse to Canada and live happily ever after. However, it is not quite as simple as that.
Why is it hard to overrule a decision made by a particular tribunal?
My clients are often under the impression that any decision of a tribunal, whether it is the Immigration Division, Refugee Board or Immigration Appeal Division can be automatically appealed, if the case is lost in the first instance.
How to win the appeal case at the beginning of the hearing
Recently, my office was hired for a residency obligation appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division. The appellant was a young lady, a permanent resident who was residing in Canada for around three or so years and who happened to travel
Extraordinary Twists In An Seemingly Ordinary Spousal Sponsorship
When a spouse retains my firm for sponsorship (a Canadian spouse wishes to bring their foreign wife/husband, common-law partner or conjugal spouse), my first concern is to know the country of nationality of the foreign spouse. If they are
To appeal or not to appeal. That is the question.
In Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) you can appeal a negative decision on a sponsorship refusal (if you sponsor your wife/husband or parents), permanent residency obligations (when a permanent resident loses their status due to lack of physical presence in Canada),
Permanent Resident Card and When it Needed
Many of my clients are under the impression that the renewal of their permanent resident cards (PR Card) are mandatory upon its expiry. This is wrong as you only need your PR Card when travelling outside of Canada. It is