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.
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
If you are a businessperson who has a net worth of at least $350,000 CAD and a partner who is a Canadian resident, you may be eligible for permanent residence in Canada. We have a number of different programs
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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),
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
Unfortunately the program, “Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents”, is closed for 2016. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, has reached its goal to take 5000 applications for this year. In fact, more applications are now in que in our case processing
Your focus when you and your counsel prepare for the hearing will depend on the type of the application, whether it is a spousal appeal (your wife/husband or spouse has been refused a permanent residency in Canada), criminal inadmissibility (a
When you study in Canada and like the country, you naturally consider staying here and making it your home. As of yet, we have never had a separate program for international students with a path towards residency. At present time
We immigration professionals used to call our Canadian immigration ministry, “Citizenship and Immigration Canada”. It has not been changed for years. Oh, well, now it has a new name, which, I guess, better represents what that governmental department does, namely
Some international students who receive an education in Ontario have difficulties in applying for a permanent residence under either experienced class or skilled workers category. Well, they might consider relocating to Manitoba. The first step would be to search
Under Canadian law, any foreign national, whether they are unsuccessful refugee claimants or visitors, have rights their situation be assessed for risk to life, if they face deportation. We had a client who initially was recognized as a convention refugee,
These are some of the most common mistakes I have encountered in sponsorship applications for parents, which are very easy to avoid. The most common mistake, which leads to the refusal of these types of application, is the lack or
Nova Scotia again opens its doors for prospective immigrants who can establish their businesses in the province. This program existed before, but was closed due to the limitations of candidates. Now, the province will be opening it again and the
Women can suffer from persecution because of their sex. Each country has specific laws related to women in terms of how women should be treated by men. The laws are sometimes based on traditions and culture in that particular country.