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My Canadian Permanent Resident Application was Refused. What should I do now?

Hi
I came to Canada on Feb 2 2006. I submitted my application last November 2008.  My boyfriend who is a refugee claimant proposed marriage.  I called Canada Immigration three times to ask if Imarry my boyfriend, will it impact my immigration application? Canada Immigration told me it would not. So I got married in December 2008. I relied on the information I received from the Immigration Call Centre. However,  I received a letter of refusal. What can I do?

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Listing your boyfriend as a dependent on your application for permanent residence may not have had anything to do with your refusal, unless he had a medical condition or criminal record. It may be the case that your immigration application was refused because of some issue with your own qualifications or how the application was prepared.  You should also know that information you receive from the Immigration Call Centre should not be considered “legal advice”. You should always consult an immigration lawyer before proceeding.

See the following for work permits and LMIA processing times.

The best course of action when there is an immigration refusal is to appeal the decision. There are dead lines to watch out for when appealing to either the Federal Court or Immigration Adjudication Division (IAD).

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

331 thoughts on “My Canadian Permanent Resident Application was Refused. What should I do now?

  1. Qing

    Hi,
    I am working in Canada with post graduation work permit, and my employer sponsored me LMIA wich was expired on July 21, 2016. In June, 2016, we submitted Canadian permanent residence application through express entry, however, my application was cancelled on July 27, 2016 because although I provided my education WES assessment, I did not provide my education credentials. Now my LMIA expired, how should I do for the Canadian permanent residence application? Thank you very much if you can give me any suggestion. Looking forward to your reply.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Qing. Your situation should be dealt with swiftly. From what you have written, it seems that you are currently out of status in Canada. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  2. Rushabh

    Applied PR under FSWP – Express entry and got ITA. Submitted my profile. Now I get a refusal letter that I didn’t provide my WES Credential Reference #. But the point is when we are creating a new profile under Express Entry, in the first instance it will ask for WES Reference #. Without this, system will not allow me to submit my profile. Question is should I make an appeal or re-submit application? This is genuinely an error on CIC end that they couldn’t verify my WES credential. Which method will be faster? My PGWP expires May,2018
    Please advise. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rushabh. It will be faster for you to submit a new profile. It is possible that you had made an error when submitting your first profile. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  3. Sabuj Gupta

    Hi there,
    I have refused to Australia PR in 2012, reason was, one of the work experience i have shown at that time was considered as non-authentic and based on that I was refused. Recently I did apply for PR in Canada. I did not show that work experience that i showed during my application in Australian PR. That work experience was a part time and occasional basis.

    Whatever I have submitted for the application of Canadian PR, everything is 100% authentic. Is there going to be any effect on my Canadian pr based on the refusal of Australian PR application? Thanks a lot in advance.

    regards

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sabuj. Your Australian denial should not have an effect on your Canadian PR application, however you may be asked at some point to explain the details.
      Regards. Muga

      Reply
  4. Rajan

    Hello, One of my friends got his CEC PR application rejected as he lacked few months of eligible experience to qualify. He is on bridge permit for another 10 months. His wife was in Visitor Visa and her visitor record was also extended before PR refusal and she has another 10 months validity. They have APR mentioned in their new bridge permits received.

    My friend’s employer is ready to do LMIA to support his new application under the express entry. My friend is thinking of applying for work permit for his wife but worried if his PR refusal will affect her work permit application. Can he go ahead and apply for work permit for his wife or should he wait until he submits a new PR application under express entry. Please advise

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rajan. There are a lot of details regarding your friend’s situation and that of his wife. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your friend and his wife. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  5. blue01

    hi
    I am currently applying for my canadian PR. I am a divorcee but while applying for my work permit my status got submitted as single by mistake. now since I will be applying as a divorcee could you please tell me will this affect my application in anyway? what should i do?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. Your application must be updated so that your information is accurate and truthful. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. Tom

    Hi,

    I am a PR in Canada and will be going to India and getting married. My to be wife is going to apply for visitor’s visa around 3-4 months before marriage on her own as a tourist. Assuming she is granted the TRV, after that can she get her pcc and upfront medicals done before marriage (around 10-15 days before)? Will that affect her spousal application which I will file from Canada? I am concerned if anywhere for Medicals or pcc marital status is asked or no? and if yes will that have an impact as on the forms for medical and pcc she will answer as unmarried however she will get married subsequently.

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Tom. A spousal sponsorship must be applied for correctly or you run the risk of a denial. You need to take into consideration delays that might happen when trying to get your medical clearance processed. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Samra

    Hi their i had applied for pnp under the semi skilled program and after months of wait i got a refusal letter stating we contacted your employer knowing i have a 3rd party involved in the file they didnt contact him.and my employer being in depression for.months hvent accessed his account how do i appeal.for this case and i got the refusal pn the 15of june so do i hve only till 15 july?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Samra. I am going to suggest that you contact us as soon as possible to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after we get all the facts of your case from you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. Marta

    Hello. My husband and I submitted application for PR on March 2016. We had nominee certificate from ON, as a result more then 1000 point.
    Our application for PR has been refused couple days ago. What options do we have in our situation?
    I don’t think that we can reapply as we lost our Nominee Certificate and without it we don’t have enough points. Can we appeal the refusal? What is the procedure?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Marta. I am going to suggest that you contact us as soon as possible to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after reviewing all the facts of your case. Time is a factor. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  9. P

    Hi there,

    I started the PR application process in October 2015. I started with Ontario nomination application. I was nominated by Ontario in April 2016 and invited to apply for Permanent Redicence in May 2016. After submitting my application in June 2016, I was sked to have my wife complete Schedule A. This was because one of the questions regarding visa application was answered ‘Yes’.

    My wife was found inadmissible to the US in April 2016. Her visa was cancelled at the port of entry. She was asked to go back to the US consulate with another visa application. Needless to say, her visa application was refused. The reason stated was because she had a child in the US and was deemed to have used public funds during birth. She was told the US immigration officers that she can apply for another visa once she gets a job; they stated that they weren’t convinced that she is not planning to travel and have another baby in the US.

    I have disclosed these fcats in my Canadian PR application. I am the primary applicant and my wife and 2 kids are the dependents.

    I am wondering if my application can be refused on the basis of the matter above. I am aware that the Canadian immigration have a mutual agreement with the US immigration when it comes to some matters.

    Please enlighten me!!!!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. Thank you for writing to us. Your situation is complicated because of the situation that your wife has been having. As a result, you might be inadmissible as well. You should seek a pardon for your wife first. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  10. Mark David

    My application (FSW 2014) was refused a week ago. The embassy alleged insufficient fund. However, the account statement I sent them after my medical test in August 2015 had about $15,000CAD (For 1 applicant). I waited for passport request since last year. Three week ago I wrote the embassy to enquire about the status of my application and got a response that it was waiting review. The next message I got from them was the refusal letter they sent on Wednesday last week that my application has been refused and closed as I did not met the FSW 2014 financial requirement. I have responded to their email with an updated account statement with $16,500CAD (1 applicant) requesting that my application be reopened as I have sufficient fund, but I have not heard from them since a week now. I don´t understand why they waited for almost one year to refused my application after medical test. Please, what do I do now?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mark. I understand your frustration. In order to help you we need to know more about your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after looking at all your details. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  11. Kishor

    Dear Sir, I have 2 UK visa refusal, I already have mentioned it in my PR file in Express Entry, It has been 8 month of AOR, And I had one caution in my UK PCC as well, it was simple mistake and UK police given me caution and it was spent at the time. So it might be the reason for the delay?
    I also have submitted the Subject access for that as well. So my concern is, they chekcing with UK PCC or UK visa refusal? what is the reason for this much delaying my application.
    Please advise me if you can, Sir.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kishor. We will need to know a lot more detail about your situation before we will be able to advise you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to over your history with you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  12. Ayo

    Hi There,

    I am currently on a post graduate work permit that is set to expire in July. I am still in the express entry pool and waiting on nomination from the ontario immigrant nominee program. My question is that if I am able to apply for my permanent residency before my work permit expires am I allowed to leave the country while my permanent residency is being processed? and If my work permit expires and I have to leave the country what do I apply for permanent residency under? do i still qualify as Canadian experience class?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ayo. Your qualification for Canadian Experience Class does not require you to be in Canada when your application is being processed. If your current work permit expires before you receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA), you will have to leave Canada so that you are not out of status. If you receive the ITA before your current work permit expires, you can apply for a bridging work permit so that you can remain in Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  13. Alex

    Hi there, I am in a situation, I applied for PR in Sept 2015, I tried to login my ECAS by my Payment Receipt No on Jan 2016. I am an SINP (with job offer Applicant)

    It says :”In Process”

    1. We received you application on 19 Sept 2015.
    2. We started Processing you application on 20 Dec 2015.

    Is there anything to WORRY????

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Alex. It is very frustrating having to wait. If you received the `processing`email, that means that things are moving forward.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
    2. Syed Adnan Ahmed

      Is application submitted for Permanent Residence in Canada returned due to Cap on NOC category, also considered refused application

      Reply
      1. Muga Rajbhandari

        Hello Syed. Which program were you applying for?
        Regards, Muga

        Reply
  14. Gab

    Hi my name is gab… I would like to ask I am aspiring applicant for a fsw program. My husband is in Germany and seeking asylum currently. I would like to know if there is a possibility that i can bring him as my dependent if he will withdraw his application in Germany? Please advise. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Gab. Yes it is possible to bring him as a dependent on your FSW applicaton.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Lyden

        Hi. My pr application was refused because of my child’s health condition. Are they going to send me home or i can stay till my work expires? What are my other options for me to stay? Can i apply for express entry or H&C? Thank you in advanve

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Lyden. There are many factors at play in your situation. We will need to know a lot more about you and your situation before we can recommend a strategy for you to take. I am going to strongly suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  15. Oksana

    Hello!
    (OINP under Student with a Job Offer) )My employer sent a Pre Screen Application on April 16, 2015…and till today I did not get any correspondence and any email. My employer wrote a letter to them, and they replied that it is still pending review.

    Please advise.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Oksana. Thank you for writing to us. It is always frustrating when you have to wait. An extended delay could be a sign that there is a problem with the application. Was the application prepared with the assistance of a immigration legal professional?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  16. Michel

    Hi
    I submitted my PR application recently. Before that I discovered that I had failed to mention in my previous TRV application (that were refused) my UK visa refusal dated 2003. In my PR application I mentioned this refusal.

    Can this end up a refusal on my PR if they discover this discrepancy? Can I be charged with misrepresentation on the previous closed visa applications?

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Michel. Yes, any omission or misrepresentation will result in an application denial. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms ; we can certainly help you navigate through this dilemma. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  17. sanket

    Hi during filling ITA for they have asked “Has ……………… ……… you been refused refugee status, or an immigrant or permanent resident visa or visitor or temporary resident visa, to Canada or any other country?”

    in my case i was rejected by France embassy in 2013 when i applied schgan visa for traveling . that time i was having UK visa and it was expire in three months and in last 3 months i have applied for the schgan visa . they gave me reason that you can not apply bcoz u r visa is expire in last three months .and they put stamps on my old passport . now i have a new passport no stamps on that .please guide me in this .should i mention YES or NO .

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sanket. You must always answer all immigration related questions honestly.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  18. Rima

    My details:
    Date of B.Tech (Biotech) – May 2011
    Unpaid content writing internship – Aug 2011 to Apr 2012
    Paid jobs:
    Sep-2011 to July-2012 NOC 2171
    Aug-2012 to Apr-2014 NOC 5121 (primary NOC)
    I am not sure what would be “date you became qualified to practice in NOC 5121; May 2011 or sep-2011 or aug-2012? Does this date need to be verified also? If yes, it can be proved with graduation (mismatch field of study as per NOC employer requirements) or with first job in NOC also?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Rima. We would need to see the complete application as well as have all the information of your education and work experience before we could give you a definitive answer. Sometimes when people decide to prepare their immigration applications on their own, they run into problems because they misinterpret the question. If the reviewing officer sees a mistake, your application is automatically rejected. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  19. Sarah

    Hi there,
    I am in Canada working on a post-grad work permit. I applied for CEC express entry and got a ITA.. However, I am married and my husband (canadian citizen) is not cooperating to provide his information or supporting documents for me to submit my PR application..
    I had not claimed spouse points in the overall score, as I had applied individually.. Now the time is running out for me to submit the application, but my spouse is not willing to provide his information.

    In this situation, can I mention my marital status as ‘single’ and submit the application? Would that affect the prospects of me getting my PR?

    I’d appreciate your feedback. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Sarah. It must be very frustrating for you not to get the support that you need. You must always be truthful when dealing with Immigration.Lies have dire consequences. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. I am going to strongly recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  20. Elizabeth

    Hello, my husband and I are about to send our application but we just have too much stuff. Can we send it in a box or how do we do it? 2 folders duct taped? Please help us!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Elizabeth. You should check with the immigration office that you are sending your documents to, to see what their preferred method of packaging is.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  21. Gavin

    Hi there,
    I am currently working in Canada under a Post Graduation Work Permit, but have been offered a position back home which I am considering taking. My question is: if I don’t use the full 3 years of my Post Graduate Work Permit (it’ll be about a year and a half), will that negatively affect any future attempts to apply for working status in Canada? Thanks in advance for your time.
    Best wishes,
    Gavin

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Gavin. Thank you for writing to us. Leaving the country before your Post Graduation Work Permit expires will not have any negative effect on any future visa applications that you will make.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  22. Ronak

    Hi,
    I came Canada as student in 2013, than I applied workpermit and couple of permits. I got approval in all. I got Ontario PNP approval under international student with job offer letter. But in all my previous applications I don’t mention about USA refusal because I thought we don’t hav to, as I have USA visa. Moment I realize I am too late. So in pr application I am planning to say truth and mention about USA refusal as it was in general ground. Do u think being truth ful can affect my PNP and pr? Should I add explanation letter for same ? Or just write yes and let it go.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ronak. Thank you for writing to us. Your situation is not simple. You must always be truthful. You require a legal immigration letter that explains all the aspects of your situation so that the reviewing immigration officer understand what happened and why it happened. I recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  23. Maria

    Hi,
    I have been working in Canada for 1 year now (I did an internal transfer from another country to Toronto), and my application for Permanent Residence has been refused recently due to my job not having LMIA done. My company was willing to do LMIA for my application, however, because I had received the invitation to apply, the lawyer of the company said that LMIA was not necessary anymore. My question to you, can I still appeal for my application?

    Thanks,
    Maria

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Maria. It must be very frustrating getting a refusal after receiving advice. I can assure you that with the 18 years of practicing immigration law in Canada, that our lawyers will be able to help clear things up. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you to get your Canadian Permanent Residency. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  24. Esther

    Hello,

    I would like to know if under the FSW, you can apply with two different part-time jobs, if you are currently a student. Basically, I would like to know if your work experience during your studies (part-time) will still qualify you or make you eligible for PR under the FSW program.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Esther. It depends on the type of jobs that you had. They have to meet a specific NOC requirement. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  25. Anon

    I applied for PR under the express entry route. I also obtained a PNP from Ontario.

    I received a letter of refusal – the reason was insufficient evidence to satisfy working duties and requirements.

    I am a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) – the requirements to become a CA(SA) includes all the duties and responsibilities indicated in the NOC 1111 points listed.

    Do I have a case to appeal? The fighting point being that in order to become a CA(SA), all the required duties and responsibilities for NOC 1111 are met (the letter of employment sent with my original application does not list all the duties and responsibilities due to company policy)

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. The appeal process will take 18 months to complete, and you must file the appeal within 30 days of receiving your notification. The other option is to just re-apply; it will be faster. If you need help with your application this time to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  26. K

    Hi,

    I have applied for Canada express entry, but i have had a PR visa rejection from Australia. Would this would affect my canada PR ? else should i withdraw the application ? Pls advice.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. Your Australian PR rejection should not have a big effect on your Canadian application, but should you be asked about it you must always answer truthfully. With your previous poor result in Australia, why did you choose to apply on your own without seeking the help of the top immigration law firm in Canada?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. K

        Many thanks for the reply. I applied on my own, because the PR visa had a ban for 3 years for providing fraud documents, and that 3 year ban period is over now. Do i still need to say about the visa rejection on the application ? Thank you,

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Your rejection appears on your permanent record. You must disclose it. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  27. Lorena fernandez

    Hello, I applied for FSW last year in August and got accepted into the pool, however I recently withdrew my application because my husband and I got married in November, would that harm my spouse sponsorship application? And also, we’re doing it outland but I have a visitors visa u till 2019 that was given to me before I met him (I went there for some months and that’s when I met him). However we want to be together while our application is processed. Can I go back to Canada on my tourist visa?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Lorena. Removing yourself from the FSW pool will not have an effect on your spousal sponsorship. Your tourist visa does give you the ability to travel and visit in Canada while you are submitting your application. The most complex of all the visa applications is the spousal sponsorship. The number of fraudulent applications in the past has made Canadian immigration look at all applications in tremendous detail. If they find one piece of information missing, or inconsistent with other information, your application will be denied. We have been practicing immigration law in Canada for over 18 years, and we are considered to be the top firm dealing with the complexity of spousal sponsorships. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take for your sponsorship. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  28. Nyla

    How does it affect a PR application in cic after changing jobs while still on process? I already received the LOA from MPNP & will be sending my application to CIC for permanent residence visa? Please help. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Nyla. Changing jobs in the middle of a PR application is not a good idea, and it will delay and set back your application. Your PR was considered given a specific job that you had. You will have to be reviewed again.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  29. VK55

    I stayed in UK for an year while my visa appeal is in progress. The court scheduled first hearing after 6 months from the day I filed my appeal and it got postponed. I awaited more than 6 months for my hearing again. But, due to emergency family circumstances back in my home country I withdraw my appeal by informing the tribunal through email and left UK voluntarily without attending my hearing. So, the tribunal made a decision against me in my absence.

    Now, I am planning to apply for Canada Permanent Residency and wondering to what extent my overstay in UK affects my CANADA PR application.?

    Please kindly advise.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. Your experiences in the UK with immigration matters does not have a direct bearing on your Canadian PR application, however the Canadian immigration officer does have the right to question you about all matters that they feel are pertinent to your case. The best policy is to always be up front and honest when dealing with immigration officers.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  30. Ally Lee

    I have applied for fswp 2014 but got denied due to qualification for job. Now I recently got married last oct 2015 and files for immigrant as spouse. will it affect my application this 2016 if I had been denied before?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ally, Congratulations on your marriage! Your rejection in Federal Skilled Worker Program should not have any effect on your Spousal Sponsorship, if your refusal was based on work qualifications only. It is very important the your marriage is not deemed to be a way to get around your FSWP rejection.
      One of immigration staff will be in contact with you shortly to see if we can be of help to you with your Spousal Sponsorship.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  31. Hiral Mihir kothari

    Hi , My husband got PT from Ontario’s and we have applied for OOPNP in the month of October 2015.
    How long does OOPNP takes to send its Approval of our profile for us to get invite to apply for PR visa?
    Our CRS score is 417.

    Reply
  32. Ashraf Sharaf

    Hi,

    I’ve applied for a work permit as I got a job offer at Canada and it was supported with LMIA and everything was going smoothly. they asked me about one month ago to send our passports as they had a decision done. in the same day I was trying to explore my chances with the Express Entry program when if I apply while in Canada. I submitted an application and it was ineligible because I didn’t make any educational assessment.
    meanwhile I submitted our passports and was expecting everything to be finished in a week time. however it took longer than expected. I contacted the Canadian consulate through email and they said, they would need to cancel the initial decision and to reassess my application again because of my ineligible EE application.
    So, what do you think about their final outcome and how long should it take from their side to finish this reassessment while my passports are sitting there with them.

    Thank you in advance

    Reply
  33. Ashish singh

    Hi there,
    I want to apply for my PR but I do not have my police clearance from china where I stayed from January 2013 till 28 December 2013 , but I became 18 on 4 December 2013 . So after my 18 birthday I just stayed in china for 24 days . Please tell me that do I still need a police clearance certificate from china or not.

    Reply
  34. Mona Aquino

    Hi good day.
    My PR application under skilled worker was sent thru couries last October28, 2015. Upon reviewing the document checklist i mislooked that at i should write the date when the picture was taken. What should I do. Does it affect to my application? Does it mean i will be failed?
    Thank you very much

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your inquiry Mona. I am really glad that you contacted us.

      It is very hard to say if you are going to have a problem with your application. Immigration officers have the authority to reject any application for even the smallest of mistakes.

      Please Mona, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to make sure that your application is seen in the best possible light.

      Vahe

      Reply
  35. Harriet

    Hello, my FSWP was denied for reasons that the VO was not satisfied that my 3 yrs experience is related to the noc that I applied for. Thus, I fall below the minimum score of 67. Luckily, I was not being charged for misrepresentation which I was really afraid of.

    I have few questions as I really would like to go back to Canada. Please help me.

    1) I already have a TRV (tourist visa) which is still valid until 2019. I had the chance to go to Canada last Dec 6, 2014 and went home last June 5, 2015. But the last 2 weeks was spent for vacation in the US and we’ve been crossing the borders several times during my stay. Am I still allowed to visit Canada as a tourist? Is there a very high chance that the immigration officers in the airport will be able to check about the denial of my application thus will result to deportation or maybe due to my travel history they will be satisfied that I will not be staying in Canada illegally?

    2.) Do you think I can apply for a student visa? I know it will be risky as they will be able to check my records, but…I don’t know right now..can you advise any other options for me? 🙁

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Harriet for your inquiry.
      There are many ways that we can help you achieve your goal to get back to Canada. The denial that you have on file does complicated the situation a bit. We have dealt with problems like yours many times in the past. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your qualifications. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  36. Savannah

    Hello,

    I submitted my application for permanent residency in August and it was just returned to me. I corrected what was missing and am planning to send it back. Do I repay the fees and send the new receipt or can I send back the initial receipt? The form I got states “Your application fee was not processed and is also being returned to you,” but I don’t know if this means they are giving me back the money or just the receipt I sent after paying online. My bank account shows I was not refunded any money. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Savannah for your inquiry.
      In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about why your application for permanent residency to Canada was returned to you. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  37. Arun

    My wife sponsored her ex-husband in 2006/2007 and her case was refused (as per CIC they didnt find marriage to be genuine) before the sponsor approval and the file was returned back to her. I have 2 questions, Q1 – for how long does CIC keep the record of refusal (like in above case, at the very preliminary stage the case was rejected).Q2 – since she is planning to sponsor me (her current husband), should we mention about previous application that was rejected? Thanks if someone can reply.

    Reply
    1. vahe

      Hello Arun,

      To answer your question, CIC keeps a permanent record of applications, so what this means is that is archived in their database permanently. When applying for your sponsorship we would need to address the previous sponsorship. In order for us to assess your situation in more depth, kindly fill in our online assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Reply
  38. Mohammad Ali Reza Ahmed

    Hi,

    I am a chartered accountant and married. No Kids.
    I am thinking of moving to Canada. I have started applying to Universities for an MBA. I can/will be paying for my studies there. However, I am thinking if it is a good idea to apply for the express entry. I am afraid I might get rejected due to no job offers.

    My question is, if my application gets rejected, would it negatively affect my student visa application? I have heard that applications get rejected if the CIC has “reason to believe that I will not be returning to my home country after finishing my studies”.

    I would be grateful if you can answer my query

    Sincerely
    Reza

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Reza,

      Thank you for your post. You have brought up a very important question, and I am glad that you did. Express Entry is based upon a valid Job Offer from a Canadian Employer, and although you do not need a Job Offer to be eligible to apply, you will need to have one in order to be selected. You can create a profile that will be valid for 12 months and can be updated to reflect an Offer should you get one within that time frame. If you should get an acceptance letter from a University and choose to apply as a Student instead, you can withdraw your Express Entry application without it having any adverse effect on your application as a Student. MF

      Reply
  39. mspharm

    Hi,

    I am a foreign worker in Canada and my husband who is Canadian applied to sponsor me. Our application was refused because I couldnt give them a police clearance within the 30 days they asked to after my husband was approved as a sponsor. Prior to this I applied for a Work Permit extension since we were waiting for the spousal sponsorship to work out. I was granted a work permit extension in Jan 2015. We reapplied after my PR application was refused and I still have a valid work permit. Now I am completing an application for a TRV so I can go visit my parents in Asia. I have a valid work permit. Should I mention my first PR application was refused ( we have reapplied since then) while I re-apply for TRV. What do I fill out for the following questions.

    IMM5257

    2 a) Have you been refused a visa or permit, denied entry or ordered to leave the country?
    2 b) Have you previously applied to remain in Canada?

    Provide details.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We have handled hundreds of cases that were extremely similar to yours and were able to obtain PR status for our clients. Before I can give you any kind of advice, I must first learn more details about you and your applications. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  40. Basil Khan

    I had applied as a Federal Skilled Worker last year and have already received my permanent resident visa and Confirmation of Permanent Residence.

    I will be flying to Canada in two weeks.

    I have had an excellent educational and employment record. I had completed my undergraduate studies in Canada. I will be carrying all of my original documents with me to Canada, including proof of settlement funds. For this reason, I don’t think there will be any issues at the port of entry.

    I have had bipolar disorder since 2003 and have been on medications since. There were major ups and downs in my mental health condition between 2003 and 2005 that seriously affected my professional life and career. But, my mental health has been stable since. I have been living a productive life for more than a decade now.

    Patients of bipolar disorder must undergo long-term psychiatric treatment, possibly spanning a lifetime, as there is no cure for bipolar disorder. But, with treatment, patients of bipolar disorder can lead full and productive lives.

    Due to fear of refusal, I didn’t disclose my bipolar disorder on my immigration application. I didn’t disclose it during my medical examination either. I have been lucky that I passed the medical examination without a problem and have now been issued my permanent resident visa and Confirmation of Permanent Residence.

    The surveillance code on my Confirmation of Permanent Residence is 1.

    I didn’t realize back then, but now I am realizing that I have put myself in a very tough position as I will have to reveal my bipolar disorder to medical practitioners in Canada to ensure that I receive the best health care.

    Even though I have heard that a patient’s medical information in Canada is strictly confidential, I would like to verify that my permanent resident status in Canada won’t be at stake once I have already entered Canada as a permanent resident. My fear is that my condition, blood tests and prescription medications will be maintained in an electronic health record, which is supposed to be confidential.

    Please advise if this is something I can put to rest or if this is indeed a matter of concern.

    Thank you,
    Basil

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Basil,

      Thank you for your inquiry and for sharing your situation so candidly as I am sure there are hundreds of potential applicants living with your condition and have the same concerns as you that will visit our blog and see this post. Over the past decade Canada has raised a lot of awareness when it comes to Mental Health Issues, and there are thousands of people that immigrate here and have successful applications with your condition. What Citizenship and Immigration Canada is most concerned about in situations like this is the safety and security of foreign nationals and Canadians alike. As long as you are deemed to be someone who is not a risk to yourself or others while here in Canada, you don’t have anything to be concerned about…but you should have disclosed this on your application as by not doing so, you have misrepresented yourself.

      I want to help you Basil to ensure that by withholding this information on your application, it will not disqualify you from obtaining PR here in Canada. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to learn about you and the program in which you applied under as well as what we can do to correct this to avoid any future complications. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  41. Ola Ola

    Hi, a friend applied for the mpnp for a younger brother but the brother was refused visa at the federal level because he forgot to include in his schedule A form that he’s been refused a U.S visa before. iI guess he did not feel a need to state that he was refused before having been given a student visa to the U.S after his first refusal. Now he is said to be inadmissible at this time. The brother asked if he could reapply to the MPNP immediately and what would be his chances if he does.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about the refusal that your friend has received on their application. There is a strong possibility that he can reapply immediately and still be considered, but in order for me to give you a more accurate response in terms of eligibility and how to go about rectifying this issue of misrepresentation/inadmissibility, I must first learn more details about your friend. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  42. Aaron

    Hi! My mom received a letter from CIC that says that our application is refused due to failure to submit a certain form, but then my mom was very sure that she completed all the requirements before submitting them, we have a suspicion that maybe CIC misplaced that “Form A” they’re telling us, what can we do to resolve this and be reconsidered! Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Aaron,

      Thank you for your inquiry. It is not likely that CIC has misplaced the form and is falsely accusing an applicant of not submitting it. Because there are multiple forms and documents that are needed to supplement an application, it is more common than you may think that an applicant has forgotten to enclose one of them. I can definitely assist you with this and figure out how to sort out the situation, but before doing so I would need to learn more about the applicant and the application that was received by CIC. Kindly complete this form for me Aaron, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the details I need to advise you accordingly. Once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted. MF

      Reply
  43. Rupinder kaur

    My husband applied in express entry system we did not get invitation to apply yet as our scores are 412,we are planning to appear for ielts exam again dat may increase our score to 468.I have also applied for study visa and now i got offer letters. should i proceed for study visa or wait for invitation under express entry.and is it possible to go on study visa and still remain active in express entry pool.
    hoping to hear from you soon

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Rupinder,

      Thank you for your post. It is possible to apply for both if your husband is the Primary Applicant for Express Entry. If you are the Primary Applicant with a Job Offer Letter from a Canadian Employer and also looking to apply for a Student Visa for a Full-Time program, it would not be feasible. MF

      Reply
      1. Anonymous

        Thanx alot for your precious advise

        Reply
  44. NK

    I have applied for PR under PNP nominee category. I am currently living in Canada and has studied and worked here so far and received PNP certificate under skilled worker category. I have received AOR for my PR application which was received by CIC on June 17th, 2015.

    My question is Can I go for upfront medical? How does it work in PNP PR category?

    CIC is taking almost 4-5 months these days to send medical request. So, I want to save some time and have upfront medical in the mean time.

    What do you suggest?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello NK,

      Thank you for your inquiry. It is best to wait to receive the documents advising you to go for your Medicals as per CIC instructions. There is a specific form that is sent to you with a list of Doctors that are pre-approved by CIC to conduct this Medical Exam, and should you proceed to do it on your own, it may not be valid in the end. MF

      Reply
  45. Barnali Biswas

    My Brother in law has applied for PR for canada and the file is pending. my sister in between has taken student visa and is now in canada with co op program. can she apply for permanent Residency on her own in canada now .

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Barnali,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Generally speaking, someone with an unpaid internship or unpaid co-op placement is not eligible to apply for PR, but there may be other options for your sister and brother-in-law. In order for me to determine what those options are, I would need to learn more details about them. Kindly complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to advise you all accurately. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  46. Marzia

    Hi, my boyfriend applied for PR under cec and received a rejection letter today. I am wondering if there is anything we can do to bring him here. I am a Canadian citizen and he is British. We were expecting an approval and planning to get married within a the next couple of years. Please let me know what we can do!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Marzia,

      Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear about your refusal, but I am sure that there is something that can be done to reunite you together here in Canada. In order for me to explore what is the best option available for you two, I must first learn more details about him and the application refusal. Kindly complete this form for me Marzia, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with the information needed to advise you accurately. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  47. matt patel

    hello Senior
    My wife is going file spouse sponsorship for me and i m here on my close ended work permit so can i quit my close ended job move back to same city where she live if yes than do i need to do any process for that or if not than how soon i ll get my open work permit ?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your question. In order for me to be able to guide you, I will need to learn more about you and your pending Spousal Sponsorship application as well as learn more details about your employment. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the details I need, and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  48. Andrea

    Hi!
    Our aplication for PR through Expres entry was declined but in the mean time we applied for open work permit with our AoR. Our temporary work permit is expireing August 5. Could our open work still be aprowed?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Andrea,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Sometimes a refusal of an application for one type of immigration matter can have an adverse effect on another…not to mention the delays CIC is experiencing with the processing of Visas at this time. I want to give you the most accurate response so that you can be informed of what to expect so that you are prepared and can proceed accordingly. Andrea, kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to be able to advise you properly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  49. Helen

    Hello,

    My husbend is currently in Canada as an invited scholar. I am accompanying him now. We both have 3 year, multiple entry visa. He is going to apply for a refugee status based on political opinion. Do we need two seperate applications or he must include me in his application ? Besides, I need to travel to our home country for some documents and come back to Canada during my valid visa period. Can I do it after my husband submits the application for asylum? And will my travel to home country will negatively affect our application? We would be most grateful for your reply.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Helen,

      Thank you for your post. If you are intending on applying to seek Asylum here in Canada, it is best if you do not apply until you have your documents in order…you will not be able to exit Canada and return back to your home country once you have applied. And Helen, before you apply for any new Immigration Status here, it is always best that you consult with a professional before taking any kind of action. Kindly complete this form for me so that I may learn more about you and your family’s situation http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  50. Pia

    Hi. My boyfriend and I are planning to get married in Asia some time next year in 2016. He is a Canadian Permanent Resident. My problem is that I overstayed my USA Multiple Tourist Visa by 3 years (2012-2015).. I left the country already in my own volition. Will we have problems when he petitions me as a spouse? Will my overstay be a hindrance to the application? We are from Asia if you’d be interested to know.. Thank you so much for your response.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Pia,

      Thank you for your post. There is a great possibility that you will experience difficulty when applying. Generally, applicants that have over stayed are subject to a 10 year bar…we see this all the time here, and luckily we have been very successful in taking the appropriate measures to ensure that the imposed bar is lifted so that applicants are able to return to the US. Pia, in order for me to determine if you have been effected by this bar I would need to learn more about you. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
      1. Pia

        Thank you for your response, Mira.. Will I still get barred in Canada because of an overstay in the US? My boyfriend is planning to petition me his spouse next year after we get married. Our concern is that my US overstay might affect the spouse sponsorship application in Canada. I am no longer in the US. I understand that I am barred from entering the US for the next ten years. But how about in Canada? Do they consider an overstay in the US as an immigration problem? He is in Canada as a Permanent Resident. What is your best advice? Thanks again.

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hi Pia,

          In order for me to better assist you, I kindly ask that you complete the form I posted above. It will provide me with the details I need to be able to advise you. Without learning about your case it is impossible for me to give you any kind of feedback or support. I would not want to ill-advise you. MF

          Reply
  51. Vansh

    I applied for MPNP skilled worker category with my friend as a sponsor in January, 2014. In September 2014 my application status turned to “Assessment Pending” and in May 2015, status turned to “Assessment in Process” after my friend’s interview. Now, its 2 months since then and I have got no response from MPNP, no status change. What may be the reason? Can I contact them to ask about my application status/decision? I have seen people posting their timeline of getting LOA shortly after sponsor interview. Plz suggest.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Vansh,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I recommend that you do contact CIC and check on the status by directly speaking to someone, or, ask for more details about what the reason is for the delay. It is not uncommon for processing to take time as this is a very busy time of year for CIC but it doesn’t hurt to contact them and ensure that everything is processing as it should. MF

      Reply
      1. Anonymous

        Thanks Mira … my Letter of Approval is supposed to be issued by concerned Deptt. from Winnipeg. So, as per your suggestion, I should contact that particular Deptt. from Winnipeg. I guess CIC will play its role only after I get LOA from Winnipeg and apply to CIC.

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  52. Parker

    I’m from India. I have 8 years of work experience. I wish to study in Canada and I got offer letter from a college in Toronto for Fall entry. I’m applying under “Canada in India – Student Partners Program”. I have paid first semester tuition fees and have applied for scotia bank GIC account and currently filling VISA application documents. There is a question in VISA form “Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?”.

    Actually I have applied for PR under FSW in 2012 and my application got rejected due to a mismatch between the selected NOC and my job profile. My application was allocated with CIO File number.

    So how should I answer the question?

    If I choose YES, will they reject my study visa as they think I may not leave country after study (even if I wish to leave) or If I select NO (as my application was rejected in the preliminary stage itself), will they able to find my past apply reference and reject the study VISA? Please advise

    Thanks,

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Parker,

      Thank you for your post. We always suggest that applicants complete the forms with the most accurate and honest answers possible. If you would like assistance in the submission of your applications as I can tell you are quite nervous about what the outcome will be if you were to answer truthfully…we can definitely help you with that here. Kindly complete this form for me Parker, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and once the information has been reviewed, you will be contacted and advised on what risks may be associated with your Visa application. MF

      Reply
      1. Parker

        MF,

        Thanks! I have filled the assessment form and looking forward to your reply ASAP

        Thanks again
        Parker

        Reply
      2. Ria

        Hi Mira, I have submitted my EE profile on Aug 2015 But I had withdrawn my profile due to Personal Reasons. Now I got my Acceptance Letter from a college in Toronto and I would like to apply for Student Visa. My Question would be the same as exact one above, Do I need to mention Yes or No for the question about Previous application submission in the Visa form ?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hi Ria. Thank you for writing to us. Submitting an Express Entry profile is not considered to be a visa application. Study visas can be very complex, we have many people come to us after they have attempted the study visa application on their own and they received a rejection. The slightest mistake or omission will get your application rejected, and you will lose your window of opportunity at the school. If you want help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
          1. Stacy

            Hi i think i may have put the wrong date i got seperated from my husband on my application form i still have not recieved my PR card back its been sent off since August 2015..any ideas as to what is happening?

            Reply
            1. Vahe Mirzoyan

              Hello Stacy. All immigration forms are checked for accuracy. It may cause a delay in the processing. You can call up immigration Canada and ask them for an update.
              Regards, Vahe

              Reply
  53. Bawa

    Hi,
    I have applied for permanent residence on 27 june 2014 and I have received PER on 12 nov. As per ECAS processing at New Delhi office started on 23 Dec 2014. After that till now there is no update. Please suggest what should I do.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Bawa,

      Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear about the frustration you are experiencing due to the delay, and I am sure we can help you here to get some answers. But before I can give you any kind of assurance, I would first need to learn more about your situation. Kindly complete this form for me Bawa, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/, and once it has been reviewed you will be contacted so that we can get to the bottom of what is causing this delay. MF

      Reply
  54. sp

    I would like to know if I can apply for two PNP programs at the same time. I am in process of applying to OOPNP program under express entry stream. But at the same time I am worried if they reject my application on the grounds of lack of ties to Ontario or not being able to convince about my intention to reside in Ontario. Although I really intend to stay in Ontario if I get Canadian PR but they have a condition of maintaining the minimum score of 400…which I am not sure as I need to retake IELTS as my score is expiring. So as a backup I submitted my application for SINP EE sub category also. Should I withdraw from one of the PNPs?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello SP,

      Thank you for your post. It is not encouraged for anyone to apply to multiple Immigration Programs, as you are risking getting a refusal to all applications by doing so. Definitely withdraw the one that you feel is a weaker application. MF

      Reply
  55. Nabin Sanjel

    Hi,

    I just like to know the possibility of getting a PR of Canada,
    their was a inquiry call to my wife last week, they have said
    they have forwarded our documents.

    I have filled this online form on 24 May 2015. My qualification is
    -Masters in Tourism (completed) and
    -Masters in Public Administration (Pursuing)
    -Work Experience (Airlines -3 years and Embassy- 2 years to present )

    Thank you, Regards

    Nabin Sanjel
    Nepal

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Nabin,

      Thank you for your post. In order for me to serve you better, I would need to learn more about you and your wife so that I may determine your qualifications and find the best option for you. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the details I need. Once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted Nabin, so that we can proceed. MF

      Reply
  56. Heera

    HI VisaPlace !
    I applied for FSW 2014 and CIC, Nova Scotia received my application for PR on August 25, 2014. Being selected, It has been transferred to my regional visa office, New Delhi. In the ECAS, the second line says that they have started my application on Feb 18, 2015. Its been nearly 4 months (with just 3 days left) and my high expectation of getting email on medical checkup does not seem to pop up in my email. Is this normal or do i have to hire the lawyer to accelerate the process ? I found this “in Process” time for verification very lengthy as compare to my peers who have submitted their medical-checkups and have submitted their respective Passports for final labeling and some are on the flight to Canada ! Any advise ???

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Heera,

      Thank you for your post. The issue is, you cannot compare your application to anyone else’s as no 2 cases are the same. I can definitely understand your frustration/worry of how long this process is taking…and I can tell you first hand that sometimes errors on applications cause the delays. If you complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ I will review it and get back to you and advise you on what we can do to assist with moving this process along for you. MF

      Reply
  57. Ching

    Hi there,
    I have a question about filing an appeal for the spousal permanent resident, my husband application got refused. I’m currently in my home country visiting my spouse, and not able to find a lawyer yet, I’d like to find out if I can file the appeal and leave the lawyer section blank and if I’d like to ask your firm to present my case, can you advice the appeal decision that you present my case ? Thanks so much,
    Chinh

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Ching,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about your refusal, and yes, there is surely a way for us to help and get this negative decision overturned! Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it provides me with the details I need to be able to advise you on the next steps accordingly. You will be contacted once it is reviewed. MF

      Reply
  58. Sam

    I am a Ghanaian and I have a pending court case in USA. I have been denied visa to appear in court and the court says they can not proceed without my physical presence. Can canadian immigration have access to this arrest record. I have gained admission to a canadian university to do my masters and I have already submitted an application where I lied about whether I have been arrested before. Should I withdraw the application?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Sam,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am glad that you contacted us, as misrepresenting yourself can get you into a LOT of trouble…even to go and withdraw your applications may be too late if they have discovered the details you were trying to withhold. Please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] providing me with more details of your court case and what it was that you applied for, so we can handle this matter for you correctly while ensuring your protection! MF

      Reply
  59. Anonymous

    I applied for FSW 2014 and CIC, Nova Scotia received my application for PR on August 25, 2014. Being selected, It has been transferred to my regional visa office, New Delhi. In the ECAS, the second line says that they have started my application on Feb 18, 2015. Its been nearly 4 months (with just 3 days left) and my high expectation of getting email on medical checkup does not seem to pop up in my email. Is this normal or do i have to hire the lawyer to accelerate the process ? I found this “in Process” time for verification very lengthy as compare to my peers who have submitted their medical-checkups and have submitted their respective Passports for final labeling and some are on the flight to Canada ! Any advise ???

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Anonymous,

      Thank you for your inquiry. This is a very common issue that many applicants face where they have submitted applications and are experiencing a lengthy delay that causes unnecessary worry and anxiety. For those applicants what I always like to recommend is a service called a “File Takeover” . What this service includes is the review of the applications you have submitted to ensure that everything has been filled in correctly and that all required documents to supplement the application(s) have been attached. There are many times when applicants have applied thinking that they have completed their forms correctly, only to discover that in fact there are multiple errors and thus causing the delay. Along with the review, the Attorney that will be assigned your case will then be following up with CIC on your behalf from the moment we receive your file until your PR is issued. This will eliminate any worry or stress that you are facing. If you are interested in pursuing this, please email us at [email protected] and we handle your case from there. MF

      Reply
  60. Difa

    Hello. I made an open work permit application online outside canada and after submitting the application online i discovered that i gave a wrong place of birth and country.But the right citizenship. How can i rectify this error and what implications will it have on my application. Await your response. THANK YOU

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Difa,

      Thank you for your post. I would keep checking the status online until you see it is in process. Then contact CIC and inform them of the error and either ask that they make the revision or cancel that application and you resend a new one with the corrections made. I hope you find this information to be useful! MF

      Reply
  61. Ashutosh

    Hi,
    I had applied under FSW in October last year(NOC 1123), my file returned last month.
    I want to apply for Express Entry, but in a different NOC (5241)
    Right now, my work is a mixture of NOC 1123 and NOC 5241.

    So basically, I had applied for 1123, now I want to go with 5241.

    I want to find out if CIC has kept my records under NOC 1123, like the employer, dates, salary etc.? And will it be a problem when I apply under NOC 5241?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Ashutosh,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I do not recommend you to apply under a different NOC if you are still doing the same position with the same employer. It will not only cause confusion when CIC reviews it, but it will look like a dishonest attempt at reapplying just to get approved. With that also being said, if you have already applied once on your own and did not get approved, I do not recommend that you apply a second time on your own.

      Any application that you are going to submit after a refusal will certainly be put under more scrutiny and it will be more difficult for you to get approved especially with the same position and same employer. I would really like to help you as myself and the phenomenal team of Attorney’s I work with have helped hundreds of people immigrate to Canada that were in the SAME POSITION you are in now. MF

      info @visaplace.com

      Reply
      1. veera prasad

        Dear Sir/Madam,

        I’ve applied for fsw2014 under noc2172 on 9th,Dec2014 and my dd for$1250 encashed on 5th,Feb2015.I got refusal letter from cic, saying that i do not meet the required points.Becoz they gave me 21points for education instead of 22. and also they r saying that,they r not going to refund my fee and also they keep my file.

        but whereas when I calculate its meeting the minimum points of 67.

        As per the CIC website Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or  
        diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least  
        three years) :  22 points.

        According to my WES report I have a recognised Bachelors and a One  
        year recognised graduate program. Even if its not considered as a  
        masters still then it will fetch me 22 points as per the CIC link  
        mentioned below.

        http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-factors.asp

        Please help me.I am in very bad situation.
        Thanks&Regards,
        Veera.

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Veera,

          Thank you for your post. If you are certain that your refusal was a result of your education not being calculated correctly, then you definitely should appeal that decision. I am not sure if you still have the opportunity to do so or not, since your refusal came in February…I would double check with CIC. Once you determine that there is still time for you to appeal this, email us at [email protected] so that we may assist you with this process. MF

          Reply
          1. veera prasad

            Hi,
            Actually i got a refusal letter from cic on 29/03/2015,and i replied them on the same day regarding my education.After that, i got reply from them on 09/06/2015 saying that they are not considering my one year garaduate study and so not awarding points for that.

            Now what i wanted to know is: Whether it is legally right or not?
            Can u help me in this matter and also they are saying they are not going to refund my fees and also my file.But i heard that they will refund the fees if not meeting the points.

            PLease help me.
            Thanking you.

            Reply
            1. Mira Freiwat

              Hello Veera,

              Thank you for your prompt reply. If you visit the CIC website it explains the process in its entirety when it comes to applying and refusals. They are not obligated to refund processing fees unless someone submitted a completely invalid application. Since you are not getting the fees back and now you are made aware that they will not consider your one year graduate study, make sure that when you reapply you contact us to help you with your applications. MF

              Reply
  62. Bhupinder

    Hi, my brother’s wife has two times filled sponsorship application from Canada but were denied. After first time rejection, they also appealed in Canada, was heard and denied. When the second time their case was rejected and an appeal (last year) was made, immigration didn’t hear the appeal and mentioned you do not have new evidence. Immigration believe their marriage to be a sham. They are married from six years. At this stage, do you have any recommendation for us? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Bhupinder,

      Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear about the challenges that your brother and sister-in-law have faced with their immigration matter. We have represented many clients in similar situations as your family and were thankfully able to have the previous negative decisions overturned. Speak to your brother and sister-in-law and let them know that you have found someone that is able to help and if they wish to proceed with a reapplication with an experienced attorney here at VisaPlace that is well-versed in handling Spousal Sponsorship Refusals, they can contact us at [email protected] and we will schedule an appointment to discuss this matter further. MF

      Reply
  63. Vanessa

    Hi. My husband submitted our application for permanent residency last Feb 2015 and have received a letter that he is qualified for sponsorship..We have done upfront medical exam already. Now I have received a letter from Visa Section in Canadian Embassy at Manila, Philippines requiring me to submit additional documents. And haven’t scheduled for an interview yet.Does this affect the processing time for our application?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Vanessa,

      Thank you for your post. It is standard practice that CIC requests additional or updated information throughout the process as well as prior to the interview. The only thing that would delay the process is the amount of time it takes for you or your husband to respond to their inquiry. MF

      Reply
  64. Jonathan Deville

    Good morning,
    I am sorry to bother you with my enquiry. I’m so upset and don’t know where to turn.
    I applied to renew my permanent resident status to return to Canada but I did not qualify as my time away from Canada was to long, I had sent a letter with my application with a brief description on why I was away but did not go into to much detail, I have since been refused and I have filed a appeal for the decision.
    My wife is going to work in Canada in September for a year and I wanted to go with her and my brother also lives in Canada.
    There have been some family passings in the last 2 years and has required me to stay in the UK,
    Because my slight information for renewal I did not feel like I got across a fair representation of my situation and would like to be given the opportunity to have my story heard.
    I also have the paper part of my original visa in my passport saying that the expiry date is October 2015 which I’m confused about.
    Would I be granted a hearing in Canada?.
    I’m so upset as this will result in my marriage breaking down as my wife will be going to Canada and I will not be with her.

    Any information would be great and I really appreciate your time

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jonathan,

      Thank you for your post. I am very sorry to hear about the hardships you have experienced in terms of the loss(es) of your loved ones. We have handled hundreds of cases that were refused due to not meeting the Residency Obligation as part of the Permanent Residency requirements. You did the right thing when you filed for the Appeal, but I am concerned that you may have not submitted all the documents required with filing an Appeal. Please do contact us for a consultation to ensure that you are in fact on the right track, I would hate to hear of any more hardships coming your way, especially where Immigration Matters are concerned. MF

      Reply
      1. Laura

        Hi I would like to know if I should renew my PR card before it expires or should I just wait for my citizenship which Im about to send, my card will expire Nov 2015 thanks

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Laura,

          Thank you for your post. You should definitely renew your PR card prior to it expiring and submit the applications at least 60 days prior to accommodate processing times. It can take anywhere between 24-36 months to have your Citizenship Applications approved. MF

          Reply
  65. Michal

    Hello, my Permanent Residence application was refused. Immigration office states that i started to work in my profession without a valid work permit. In the time when I started work I had an valid open work visa for any location and any employer, also I had a letter from Apprenticeship Board allowing me to work in my profession under supervision of a fully certified person. It was 3 months for my visa to expire, so I did applied for visa renewal. New visa arrived and allowed me to work only with current employer and strictly my profession. I continued my work, gained Red Seal certificate, a new work permit/visa was issued to me as the second one was about to expire. Now they state they are sorry that I started to work without work permit. What should I do ? I am afraid whenever will apply again, the application will be always refused.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Michal,

      Thank you for your post. I do apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with your applications, but we have dealt with cases like this before and have had negative decisions over-turned. Sometimes applications will result in a refusal if the documents necessary are not provided to supplement the applications themselves. I strongly recommend that you contact our office so that we can notify you about the proper steps to take to appeal this decision, as in majority of cases, you have a small window of time to do so. We will do our best to get a positive outcome on this. MF

      Reply
  66. Jennifer

    I submitted my application for PR through express entry on Tuesday April 21. i have just realized that my information regarding my Education Credential Assessment did not update to yes, and so my submitted application is showing that No i did not have my education assessed. I am panicking about that to do in this situation – do i need to withdraw my application and start again from scratch? any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jennifer,

      Thank you for your post. Luckily, Express Entry Applications are submitted online by creating a profile that can be updated at ANY time to reflect any recent changes or updates to your status…you don’t have any reason to worry as you can go back and make any adjustments that you need to make! MF

      Reply
  67. Adeep

    i came on spouse work permit with my student wife. I worked in skilled trade over a year now. I was a former student in 1 yr course in Canada then I left the country when my work permit got expired. May I apply now for CEC.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Adeep,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Essentially, one of the criteria that makes an applicant eligible for CEC is the 1 year of full-time paid work in a Skilled Trade, but there are still other factors that need to be considered. Please complete this assessment form for me so that I may review it and get back to you to ensure that you are qualified to apply. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Reply
  68. ajay

    Hai, i have a student visa cancellation in Australia in 2014 and i am in my home country. I am interested in applying for the Express Entry FSW .my noc code is 0631 and i am having bachelors in hotel management and valid ielts clb level 7.i am having i 1/2 years experience in 0 occupation and 2 years in same field with different title. I already applied for the wes and i will get the results in a week. can i apply for EE because i have a cancellation in another country is that will affect my pr application i am little bit confused regarding the issue. could you please help me with that .Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Ajay,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Based on the criteria you provided me with, you can possibly qualify for Express Entry, I would just need some more information to give you an accurate response. Kindly complete this form for me as it will give me all the details I need http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and once I have reviewed it, I will contact you. Because of your cancellation, you will need a Legal Professional to assist you with this matter so that it does not have an adverse effect on you obtaining PR status here in Canada. I look forward to hearing from you soon! MF

      Reply
  69. Gurbir Kaur

    i applied for MPNP in 2012 but my file is refused the reason is ” not a strong ties in Manitoba” because i show them my extended family members in BC. so can i re-apply for this programme. i have 4 year experience in teaching. please suggest me. i want to come in manitoba.
    i look forward to your response .

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Gurbir,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Although you have provided me with some details about your credentials, I would still need some more information to determine your eligibility and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  70. Roni

    What if you overstayed and all your papers are expired and yet married to a Canadian Permanent Resident. Can you apply for sponsorship while in Canada or you have to leave the country?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Roni,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Although you have provided me with some details about your situation, I would still need some more information to determine your eligibility and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  71. Jatin

    Sir, I have recently got MPNP refusal letter. It states that till 6 month you cant reapply. Now I want to apply to CIC express entry programme. Can I apply for It bcoz it is federal programme?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jatin,

      You probably will be eligible to apply for express entry since it is a different program than the one you are temporarily barred from applying to. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  72. Andy

    Hi

    I had applied for Canadian immigration. I still didnt get my file number and its past 6 months already. Now the agency I had applied through says that my case may be accepted or may be rejected. I don’t know what to expect at this point.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Andy,

      Immigration agencies can sometimes be unreliable. If you partner with us, our experienced immigration lawyers will maximize your chances of success, and we can also look into the current application that has been filed. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  73. Nikhil Mody

    I sponsored my wife last year in May. They received all her documents in May 30, 2014 and then probably somewhere in mid August we received an acknowledgement letter and email with the file number and asking for resident fees if not paid.

    I checked today again to see the status of her file and now it shows they have started processing the file in November. So how many more months will it take for them to complete the processing or make a decision.

    Regards & Thanks,

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Nikhil,

      It is difficult to give an exact prediction as to how much time the CIC will take to process your case, but if you feel that your case has been unduly delayed, please give us a call at 416-410-7484 and one of our skilled immigration professionals would be happy to assist you further.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  74. jonathan

    I apply thru cec submitted my application last sept 21 Canada post confirmed that they recieved my application as of today I dont have any feed back with my application I went to my bank I i got a comfirmation that the Sydney nova Scotia office already cashed my bank dratf last Dec 15 but I dont get any email back or any letter from cec does that mean I did not make it?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jonathan,

      Sometimes the CIC experiences a high volume of cases and processing takes a bit longer than usual. If you think you are experiencing an unusually long delay then please get in contact with us to setup a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  75. jem

    Dear owan ,
    my question is if i have get 5 bands for NOC B occupation as a graphic designer , which is minimum requirement of cic , and also i obtain job offer from Manitoba it could be chance to satisfy the officer .

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      As a graphic designer, you will need to score at least 6.0 in each section of the IELTS in order to be eligible under the FSWP for express entry. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  76. abhishek Desai

    Hi,
    I came from london 5 years back and since then i am in my home country do i need to provide a pcc of london ( i have no convictions at all) to immigrate to canada?
    Thanks
    Abhishek

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Abishek,

      Generally you are required to obtain police records from previous countries that you have lived in if you wish to immigrate. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  77. Sarah Stone

    Hello

    I dispatched my FSW Canada application on 29 December 2014 however it arrived at CIC on 02 January 2015. Do you think CIC will assess my application under the FSW 2014 stream using the postmarked date or will return it based on the received date. I await and appreciate your response.

    Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sarah,

      The CIC will evaluate cases based on the law in effect at the time that they receive the case. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  78. Anonymous

    Hi and good morning .
    i have get 4.5 bands in ielts and which i
    known it , not meet the requirement of
    Canadian immigration cic , but i have
    nominated from mpnp , and i have job
    offer from mpnp province , so is that
    chance to get PR visa because of job offer
    which is my intend occupation . or they
    will not except my application because of ielts .

    Reply
  79. Amar

    Hi,

    I am eligible for applying a Permanent Residence Visa under work permit. Applications for permanent Residence started in January 1st, 2015. If i apply on march 3rd week. what are chances of my PR approval? and also i want to know per year how many applications they will approve?

    Reply
  80. vinay

    HI,

    My company have applied for US b1 visa in 2013 and it was rejected for 2 times, Now i have applied for Canada fsw 2014 and i have forgot to mention about the US B1 reject, Will this lead to any reject of my present Canada fsw 2014. As i know US and Canada share immigration information common.

    But when time of US B1 rejection, visa officer just handed over my passport but he did not done any reject stamping. Can you please help me on this

    Thanks
    vinay

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. If you were required to disclose previous visa application rejections from all countries, then this could potentially be problematic-you could try updating the CIC with this information. The reason for the previous visa rejection may also be relevant to your current application. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  81. Rajesh krishnan

    I’m planning to join a College where i’ll follow first two years of a degree and then a transfer option to Canada for final two years. My Eldest Sister who is a Canadian now went to Canada as student then got asylum in Canada in 2003. Will this affect my Canadian student visa negatively?? Moreover in 2008 when I was a dependent child, my family was sponsored by my Canadian sister I mentioned earlier, But the PR application was recently rejected due to the medical inadmissibility of my mentally challenged brother. Will that rejection also affect my Canadian student visa?

    Reply
  82. George Rafael

    Hi

    I would like to know about refusal to Canada based on a mild cancer.
    This cancer has a 5% chance of occurring again, after 10 years.

    Do you think this should be stated to the medical officer?

    Also do you think this will hinder the PR process?

    George

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello George,

      When you see a physician to obtain a medical examination for the purposes of immigration and you are asked about your past medical history, you should be honest, as misrepresenting or willfully omitting relevant information could result in negative immigration consequences and you could be barred from entering Canada. We have helped many people with medical issues immigrate to Canada, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  83. Riz

    Hi Owen, hope your doing great, I have couple of general questions

    1- How long it takes Immigration office to response back with File No (Using that number you can check status online). I have recently applied in Canadian Experience Class dated Nov 17, 2014 I believe and how long my application will takes to get my PR ?

    2- I’m working here on open work permit visa (PostGrad work permit) and intending to bring my spouse and dependent child here in Canada within two months. So what would you suggest me the best way to go with in order to bring them here?- visit visa or work permit visa!! and whats the link !!

    Note: they both have been filed in PR with my application. I’m just trying to bring them here sooner if that’s possible !!!

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Riz,

      Thanks for the question. It is difficult to predict exactly how long the CIC will take to do this, but a few weeks to a few months is a general guideline; they are also busier at certain times of the year which can cause delays. Also, your dependent spouse should be able to accompany you to Canada and apply for their own Work Permit, and your child may also come to Canada.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  84. Mary Smith

    I had my first child born in Canada ten years ago and now I’d like to apply through FSW or Express Entry.

    1. Would my child’s citizenship, who was born when I entered the country as a tourist, be affected in anyway?
    2. Would my application be turned down for giving birth to a child as a tourist?

    (I stayed with my family actually cos they all emigrated in CA).

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mary,

      If your child is already a Canadian citizen, then nothing you do at this point will effect their status. We can definitely assist you with the express entry application, and but if you don’t qualify for that, then you could be sponsored by your other relatives living in Canada. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  85. Sara

    Hello,

    I am from India and i have a big problem …My fiancé has applied for the Canada FSW 2014 and he has got his PER. Currently he is waiting for his medical request and our wedding is planned for april. By April, he should be almost through with the receiving of the PR status. How can he add me to the application so that we could travel together? Is it advisable to get a court marriage done in January and apply with the marriage certificate ? Or does CIC require extensive documents in the form of wedding photos and other proof? Could you please suggest what needs to be done ?

    Reply
  86. Annie

    Good morning Owen
    Thank you for answering my message and I phoned them right away this morning why they refused, they said I only provided the 6 yrs history so the missing 4 yrs that I might not wrote on the page was a big deal for them,so they told me I can’t appeal anymore because decision made and they gave me second chance to provide,but the first time that they ask me I didn’t receive anything but the second time I received so I complied but I missed to write the oldest yr he stayed for, she just told me the best thing I can do is to re apply and back to beginning, after I spend all year and years and lots of money to spend already every papers they need,I paid also the PR fee already for me and my spouse,are they gonna refund me the money? I’m not PR yet I’m still open work so my application is about my PR and my family. Can you please send me your personal email as well as your contact number,or email me your contact number. Thank you. This is not fair for me about this decision

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Annie,

      Thanks for following up. You may call 416-410-7484 or 1-877-628-3448. We look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  87. Annie

    hi there I have application for permanent residence on June 29,2011 and this may 2014 the ask me again to re submittt everything so I did, so everything sent including the medical and PR fee they received already, today dec 1,2014 the decision made that I was refused because I didn’t submit the 10 yrs history background of my spouse back home in the Philippines, but I know I did not missed to send this,and if that the case they should ask me or send me a letter that I am missing a that IMM 5669 as they stated. But instead they refuse my application which is killing me,I don’t know what to do. Please help me, I just want to be with my son now I haven’t seen him for over 5 years

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Annie,

      Thanks for the message, and I’m sorry to hear about the refusal. We specialize in cases like yours, and we can help you appeal so that you can maintain PR for yourself and bring your family to Canada. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to set up a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
      1. Anonymous

        Hi owen good morning,yesterday i received a letter from immigration saying my application was refused,i reviewed right away the copy of all the doc i submitted and i found out i misundertood one i wasnt able to submit the Cenomar for my spouse,what is the best way i can do pls help me 🙂

        Reply
        1. owen

          Hello,

          Thanks for the question. I’m sorry to hear about that refusal; you may have the option of appealing the CIC’s decision, but this is a complex process and you should seek the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers. Please give us a call to setup a consultation and we would be happy to help you.

          Regards,
          Owen

          Reply
  88. jeffry

    Good evening.
    recently cic officer sent me a email about my possible refusal because of low ielts bands i have got 5 bands, and i am nominated from manitoba, in letter officer raise concern that i have unable to get job in my intend occupation. cic officer give me 90 days for clarification so what can i do , i have receive job offer letter from manitoba in my intend occupation after the refusal. so what can i do to satisfy the officer .please give me advise i am so worry.
    NOC B .

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jeffy,

      Thanks for the message. You should call us as soon as possible to set up a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who can maximize your chances of success in your PNP application.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  89. jenny

    Hi,
    I applied for QSW on 2012 ,by Aug 2014 I was requested to update some documents.I submitted everything but I was rejected due to MBA transcripts.I send the original ones ,the reason for rejection was that it was not certified.Can I request for administrative review by submitting the certified transcript.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jenny,

      That could be an option for you, but this can be a complex and protracted process, and it would be best if you have a team of experienced immigration lawyers advocating for you, and we would be happy to help you with the QSW program. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  90. jan

    Hi,
    I applied for FSW in 2009 with a common-law status, adding my bf as my dependent. In 2010, my application was refused since I was only awarded 65 points. I made an appeal and added our newly registered marriage certificate but got a letter saying the application was closed and I can just re-apply if there’s any changes with my circumstance. However, we separated that same year due to differences. Now, I’m in a 3-yr relationship with a Canadian and we’re planning of settling down but since there’s no divorce in my country, it’s difficult for me to marry him there unless I get annulment, which is a very long process in my country. My questions are:
    -for how long does CIC/Canadian govt. keeps a record of their applicants information and is it true that accredited immigration lawyers can gain access to the govt’s record, like my application record before?
    -what would be the best route for me this time? My occupation is included in the FSW list but if possible, he would like me to be with him as soon as possible.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jan,

      Thanks for the question. Depending on the type of application, the CIC will generally indefinitely keep their records and we may be able to access portions of those records for you. Depending on how quickly you can get all the documentation together, we would be able to complete the application for you within a few weeks, or even faster depending on the urgency of the application. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/skilled-worker-program/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  91. she

    we are currently applying for an immigrant visa to canada. we already did our medical and paid fees. but my husband was asked to pass a qatar police clearance since he was able to work there for almost 2 yrs. we received an email from the embassy that we are given untl the end of the month to pass it. unfortunately,the police clearance have not artived yet. we are constantly contacting qatar embassy for updates but that is the most that we can do. will the canadian embassy give consideration if we do not meet the deadline? we sent the receipt of the application as proof that we are still in the process of acquiring the said clearance. will this also be a ground for our visa denial?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. It may be possible to extend this deadline, but you will require the services of our expert legal team in order to do so. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any more questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  92. vangie

    hi i came in canada 2005 under caregiver program i got my open permit 2007 and i apply my permanent residence together my kids i wait till then now they refuse i reel lost and depressed what can i do and how to reapply again

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Vangie,

      I’m sorry to hear about your refusal. We would be happy to help you explore the options that you are eligible for so that you and your children can remain in Canada. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  93. patel avani s.

    Hello ,

    I had applied for canada pr under federal skilled worker in 2011 n got rejection saying cap reached . Now I m applying under current fsw scheme . I hv a question that do cic keep record of previous rejection of last 3 years ? Coz that time I applied under diff Category n now applied under diff category .
    Will await for your promp response.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. The CIC does keep records in certain cases, but that will likely not negatively impact your current application. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  94. len

    Hi my boyfriend’s PR application is on process under BC PnP ..His PR application was received by CIC last April 2014. He will come back home in the Philippines this December for our marriage. What steps he needs to do upon returning to Canada in January? How many months will it delay his PR application due to marital change? His work permit will expire in July 2015 he is afraid his PR is still not yet approved by then. Can he apply me for open work permit? Thanks.

    Reply
  95. ggkk

    I am so lost,confused and depressed.i am a protected refugee.i got the letter in 2011. but late in my application (long story the cares of life got to me).i want to do it this year.will this affect anything at all or what necessary steps should so that when i apply for the PR i wont be rejected

    Any help will be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      We can certainly assist you in obtaining PR, as we have a lot of experience helping refugees in Canada become permanent residents. We realize this can be a daunting process and so we would be happy to help you get PR status. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  96. Rohan

    My girl friend (fiance) applied for Canadian FSW program before I get to know her. Last week she got through, and received immigrant visa (fsw) to immigrate to Canada within 10 months. However, we’re going to get marry in next month, and she wants me to come with her to go to Canada, but unfortunetly I am a previously deported ayslum seeker from Canada. I am well aware that I am inadmissble to immigrate to Canada on that ground. My question is that can I be able to immigrate to Canada with her same time as she immigrating to Canada or else I have to join with her in Canada in a later date?

    Reply
  97. May

    Hi. I have applied for fsw 2014. I am confident I have everything I need such as work experience, supporting documents etc. My husband has a minor criminal conviction which happened 6 months ago. He served no jail time and only paid a fine after a court hearing. It was an assault charge. We decided to include it in our forms so we aren’t seen to be hiding anything. Do you think this will lead to refusal? Thanks for your reply.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello May,

      Thanks for the message. The conviction could be problematic when you apply for the FSW program, and it would be highly recommended that you speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to maximize the chances that you can come to Canada (this might require a waiver/TRP, and this is a complex process). Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/denied-entry-to-canada/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  98. Taylor

    Hi. im about a month before i get my decision on my PR. I applied through my current job for my PR (i had to work there for 2 years first). My question is i just got married. Does this mean i have to wait longer for immigration to approve my application? Are they going to consider my application through my work sponsoring me still or are they going to change it to my wife sponsoring me? Im just worried cause i heard it takes years when you get married to get your permanent residence through marriage. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Taylor,

      This should not impact your PR application, but if you notice any delays, please let us know and we would be happy to look into things on your behalf to help speed up the process.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  99. Akhilesh Reddy

    Hi,

    i am planning to apply for PR under CEC. i have finished my work experience of 1 year here in canada as a full-time PERMANENT employee of rogers.
    i recently got married in may 2014 and my wife came to canada in sept 2014. can i add her as my dependent and apply for PR or should i wait.

    please advise ASAP.

    appreciate your help !

    -Akhilesh.

    Reply
  100. wc

    I am a Permanent Resident in Canada but I am currently unemployed and I want to sponsor my spouse from abroad. will my being unemployed affect my sponsorship approval in any way?

    Reply
  101. valentina

    hi,

    My husband applied for the federal skilled worker program and was sadly refused ,he had 66point out of 67 point which is the requirement but there was a mistake in the calculation for his work experience , cio calculated 3years which end him 11 points but he has 4years work experience please what do you advice we do. thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Valentina,

      Thanks for the question. I am sorry to hear of the refusal, but especially considering that he was so close to the minimum requirement, if he partnered with us then we would definitely be able to help strengthen his application which could be the boost he needs to qualify for this program. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/skilled-worker-program/ for more information

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  102. Anonymous

    Hello. I have appried for fsw2014. Passed my application last mid june, charged last oct 3 but was denied last nov 5 due to insufficient points. Age was 11/12; education was 22/25;language profeciency was 18/28; employment 0/10; experience 15/15; adaptability 0/10. Total was 66/100. We need 67/100 to be approved. Can i appeal? How much percent that it can be revert to passing rate? Is there something i can do?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. I am sorry to hear that your case was refused. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers would be happy to help you with an appeal which can be a very complex process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  103. Anonymous

    hello
    I apply for a permanent resident under live in caregiver and my family back home in the Philippines missed the letter from the immigration that they need to submit the required documents within 60 days. the caretaker of the house accidentally hide the letter and totally forgot to give it to my husband.
    so now its been almost a year and they didn’t submitted the documents yet but they are doing it now as fast a they could…
    my question is will the immigration still consider the late application of my family? I already send a letter to the immigration for reconsideration of my familys application.. but sill can you gave us advice of what is the best thing to do? this so depressing to me…

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thanks for the question. The lateness may or may not be a factor in your application, but we would certainly be able to help mitigate any negative consequences that could result from your current situation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  104. CG

    Hello, I just finished my postgraduate program, which length was from 16 months to two years. However I did my best in order to take as much subjects as I could to finish the program in 12 months, neglecting free time to share with my family.
    I just got a post graduate work permit, but it was issued for 12 months. Is there a way to appeal that decision? since the program length was 16-24 months in the first place?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello CG,

      Thanks for the question. We do handle appeals, and we can certainly strengthen your case so that you can work in Canada for longer and start to look at different options for PR and subsequently for citizenship. Please refer to

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. owen

      Hello CG,

      Thanks for the question. We do handle appeals, and we can certainly strengthen your case so that you can work in Canada for longer and start to look at different options for PR and subsequently for citizenship. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-refusals/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  105. VARUN

    I am fulfilling all the requirements for FSW and also had experience in the nominated field for 3 years but is currently unemployed since last one year. can i still apply? thanks in advance for your fruitful reply

    Reply
  106. diamond

    Dear immigration officer i am mpnp nominated for general stream and my forms is submitted in cic london office , recently i have fortunate to secure a job in Manitoba in my intend occupation which is not register with cic , my concern is its important to search jobs through canada job bank register companies with cic, or its not necessary for mpnp nominees .

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Diamond,

      A job will certainly help you throughout the hiring process, and we can provide you with personalized guidance which will help you remain in Canada and ultimately to become a PR and Canadian citizen.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  107. Anonymous

    Please I have applied for a permanent residents visa to join my husband in Canada. I have completed university , I wasn’t able to add my certificate becauseI am still waiting for our results to be published. Can I add my certificate later to my documents? Won’t it affect my application because I stated in it that I have completed university

    Reply
  108. Ravi

    Neither me not my wife know that she has PDA (4mm) since childhood, Until first prgenancy, Doctors said its not serious but good to get it closed we didn’t and we continued and had two more children with care. Now my concern is should she say she has small pda at medicals which we are going for FSW visa ? does this effect our application ? I am confused. can you please help.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Ravi,

      If the doctor conducting your wife’s medical exam requests information about her medical history then she must provide any relevant information that she is able to (either verbally or through written medical records). If your wife is asymptomatic then this congenital abnormality may not have much bearing on your FSW application, but if it does cause any problems for her, feel free to contact us at any time.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  109. Viktoria

    Hello!
    My husband and I have a very complicated situation. We applied for fsw program 2014 and they tried to charge money, but couldn’t. Because in the same time they tried, our bank had have technical problems. We heard that there are 3 times CIC can charge money if they can’t do it at first time. But one day passed and we still don’t have an answer. Does somebody has the same situation?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Viktoria,

      You should probably speak with your bank about this in order to ensure that the CIC is able to charge money to your bank account. Please let us know if you have further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  110. haya mirza

    Dear sir ,
    i am mpnp nominated in general steam for PR , and i was submitted my forms to cic nova , immigration officer sent me email of refusing because of low bands i have got 5 bands for NOC B , which was consider at the time of nomination , officer concern is that i have unable to support economically Manitoba , and unable to get job in your intend occupation , right now i have getting English language class as well i have got job as well in Manitoba in my intend occupation , shud i appeal because of these basis that i got job and i have getting class. .

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Haya,

      Thanks for the question. We would certainly be able to help you with the appeal process by strengthening any aspects of your application which may have been weaker. This can be a complex process and it would be highly recommended for you to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers to further assist you with your case. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  111. jo

    i’m a work permit holder here in canada and need only to work in certain company. but heres the scenario. i need to start to work for the new employer and my Permanent residency will come a day after i start with my job. it is possible to work with my new job even my permanent residnecy will come a day after. for example i need to start for my new job on OCT. 14 and my permanent residence will effect OCT 15? is there any effect in my status?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jo,

      This should not be problematic as long as you always maintain some sort of valid legal status while staying in Canada. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  112. Anonymous

    hi apply for my permanent resident since 2011,there’s a problem with one of my child.i give everything what they need like individual plan and I sign weaver that I’m gonna cover all the expenses of my son.,and then early this morning I receive e-mail from the Manila embassy that my paper was refuse and I’m so frustrated because my work permit gonna be expire next month,,but my employer renew my work permit 2 weeks ago..what I’m gonna do now?pleasw advise thanks }

    Reply
  113. Ramie Ociones

    hi apply for my permanent resident since 2011,there’s a problem with one of my child.i give everything what they need like individual plan and I sign weaver that I’m gonna cover all the expenses of my son.,and then early this morning I receive e-mail from the Manila embassy that my paper was refuse and I’m so frustrated because my work permit gonna be expire next month,,but my employer renew my work permit 2 weeks ago..what I’m gonna do now?pleasw advise thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      I am sorry to hear that your paperwork was refused. We would be able to help get you back on track so that you can work in Canada, as we have done for many clients over the years. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, and also you may refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/work-permits/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  114. Rana

    I have applied for PR under the CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS. We got the request for medical (me, my wife and our 2 year old son). There is no issue with my and my wife’s medical but doctor is asking us to show different activities performed by the baby (jumping, speaking phrases, pointing to body parts etc etc). Our baby is only 2 years old and he is bilingual also. We showed various videos of the baby to the doctor, where the baby is jumping and speaking different word (apple, cat etc). But still the doctor is still nt satisfied and forcing us to show him the things that he listed. I am really anxious. Will it affect our application, if our baby could not perform all the things that doctor want. Please reply

    Reply
    1. owen

      Rana,

      Thanks for the question. This is probably just standard procedures, and there is no need to get concerned unless there is some underlying illness which will put a significant burden on the Canadian healthcare system. Please let us know how this goes, and we would be happy to assist you if there is a medical inadmissibility case http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. owen

      Rana,

      Thanks for the question. This is probably just standard procedures, and there is no need to get concerned unless there is some underlying illness which will put a significant burden on the Canadian healthcare system. Please let us know how this goes, and we would be happy to assist you if there is a medical inadmissibility case. You may refer to learn about different immigration options http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  115. zidiz

    Sorry this is just to correct what I wrote in my previous post:
    The country where my wife and daughter are staying and are citizens the process time is 22, but my home country its only 8 months, when I applied I put the visa office where the application should be processed as where they are now, can I call CIC and change that, will they ask them to provide a prove that they live there( where I come from )

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Zidiz,

      You may or may not be able to change this information, but if they allow you to, then they will likely ask for some proof.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  116. zidiz

    Hi There,

    I am a PR in Canada, applied for sponsorship for my wife and daughter who are outside Canada, but where thet are now the sponsorship application process time is tooo long but where I come from its more than half of that. Is it OK if I just call the CIC and ask them to change the visa office to my home country not to where my daughter and wife are and when they need to submit medical or go for an interview they will travel.
    my second question is in order to keep the PR I need to stay 2 years out of the 5 years in Canada, but must that be 2 years continuously or it doesn’t matter even if its a month here and a 3 months there..etc
    thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Zidiz,

      Thanks for the question. A permanent resident complies with the residency obligation provisions with respect to a five year period if, for at least 730 days in that five year period, the permanent resident is physically present in Canada. The official instructions of the CIC do not mention anything about ‘continuous/consecutive’ years of physical presence. Also, it may be difficult to change the information you mentioned after your application has been submitted. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/pr-cards/ for more information.

      Regards,
      OWen

      Reply
  117. Philip

    Hi i just want to ask wether changing job in the middle of application will affect my application in qsw. Im a little bit worried about that. Thank you

    Reply
  118. Mark

    I applied to extend my work visa on Sept 8th, but I heard back on Sept 17 that it was refused due to missing documentation, but it didn’t tell me what the missing documentation was. I called up CIC and asked, and I was told that my LMO had expired.
    If my LMO wasn’t expired when I applied, does human error count as a reason to appeal?

    Reply
  119. Robin

    Hey, I am on a TFW visa, however I resigned! My visa does not expire until January 2016! I am currently engaged to a Canadian and we are getting married in August 2015! How soon after should I apply for residency? And if my work permit expires before confirmation what should I do??

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Robin,

      Depending on your particular circumstances, if you are no longer employed, then the TFW visa may no longer be valid and you may be in Canada illegally. In order to further assist you, we will need to know some more details about your situation. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  120. David Suherman

    HI my name is david Suherman. I am right now apply renewal PR Canada. I have a problem for outstay outside canada for almost 1200 days. My wife and my childeren stay over there. The reason I outstay is working in Indonesia. Pls advise me as I am confused what should I write a letter in order to renew my PR . thks
    owen says:
    September 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Hello David,

    If you were not in Canada for at least 2/5 years for the duration of your valid PR card, then you will not be able to renew it through the normal procedure. You may have to apply based on humanitarian grounds, which can be a complex process. It would be highly advisable to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to guide you through this process. Please dont hesitate to contact us with further questions.

    Regards,
    hi owen
    Can u introduced me the expert immigration lawyers as you stated above..I need it as the pr is going to expire soon. thks for your guidance

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello David,

      Please contact us at (416) 410-7484 in order to book a consultation with one of our lawyers. We look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  121. bea

    My pr application was refused last april 2014, because of my husband’s minor car accident outside canada, visa officer said the criminal eqivalency here in canada is dangerous driving. I am now in the process of judicial review but my work permit is about to expire on november2014, can i apply for extension of my bridging open work permit while waiting for judicial review? Because right now it hard to ger an LMIA. Thanks you..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Bea,

      Thanks for the question. It may be possible to move through part of the application process to get an open work permit while awaiting judicial review, however, the result of that application will be highly dependent on the outcome of the judicial review. Therefore, it would be highly advisable to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions http://www.visaplace.com/contact/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  122. Alicia

    Hi,

    I have a questions. I’ll apply for Permanent Residence under Live in Caregiver program in November 2014. I went back to check my application When I was applied visa at my country. I found a wrong information I put on. I put the wrong year of my training experience. I worry about it. Because It might affect with my application for permanent residence that I’ll apply in November 2014. What Should I do ? Should I write a letter to CIC and explanation about it. So frustrating situation.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Alicia,

      Thanks for the question. This may or may not cause problems down the road for you, its difficult to predict. However, if this does prevent you from proceeding in the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we have assisted many people who have experienced tremendous difficulties entering Canada http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
      1. Neil

        Hi. I found this forum so useful. I’m already in Canada and sooner I will apply for PR under Live-in Caregiver, as I backtracted my application form submitted in my country, I found out that I had a wrong entry on the month I was graduated, instead of October 1994, I entered June 1994. I was wondering why the immigration didn’t see this since I submitted my diploma and other school credentials that I was graduated October 1994. If I want to correct this on my PR application, what is the best thing I can do that will not affect my application? Hope you can assist me on this. Thank you so much.

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hi Neil,

          Thank you for your post and feedback! I am glad that you feel that you have gained some information that is beneficial to you from this blog! It is very common for applicants to make errors on their applications as applying independently for most people is quite a challenge, especially considering the fact of how many forms and documents need to be completed and submitted…I am glad that you have caught this error and reached out to a professional for assistance because there is definitely a way for us to help you corrected to prevent any delays on your application processing. Please email me directly at [email protected] so that I can provide you more details on how we can resolve this. MF

          Reply
  123. kadian

    Hi,
    I am planning to go to Canada in 2015 for PG studies. If I apply under FSW 2014 PR option, what are my chances of getting a student visa in 2015 considering the fact my FSW 2014 application also under process.

    I am eligible under FSW HR job category where chances of acceptance remains high but on the other hand, I do not want to jeopardise my study option which also is other possible way towards PR. Please advise.
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kadian,

      Thank you for the question. This is something we would be happy to help you with, but in order to further assist you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  124. Ajay Thomas Mathews

    I applied for the FSW program, Canada. I applied before 3 months. Unfortunately, till now I didn’t get any update regarding the application. I got a mail from the courier service that they delivered application in CIC office. But from CIC office, I didn’t get any update. To search the status of my application, I didn’t get any client id or receipt number from CIC. Now what I have to do? I am really confused. If my file is rejected, how I will come to know? Will they send any e-mail to my mail id.
    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestion.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Ajay,

      Thank you for the question. If your file was rejected then you will most likely be notified via mail. Although it is hard to predict whether or not you will be rejected without knowing the details of your case, we have helped many people come to Canada under the FSW program, and we would be happy to assist you in achieving your immigration goals. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  125. David Suherman

    HI my name is david Suherman. I am right now apply renewal PR Canada. I have a problem for outstay outside canada for almost 1200 days. My wife and my childeren stay over there. The reason I outstay is working in Indonesia. Pls advise me as I am confused what should I write a letter in order to renew my PR . thks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello David,

      If you were not in Canada for at least 2/5 years for the duration of your valid PR card, then you will not be able to renew it through the normal procedure. You may have to apply based on humanitarian grounds, which can be a complex process. It would be highly advisable to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to guide you through this process. Please dont hesitate to contact us with further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  126. Linda Moran

    Good day! I got married to my fiance but I have submitted my FSW application prior to marriage. However, I already received my PER recently. Can i still include my husband in my application even if I already submitted my application? If yes, what are the requirements? If no, any suggestions?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you for the question. There may still be options available for your husband, but it will depend on a variety of factors, and in order to further assist you, we will require some more information about you and your husband. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  127. Kanchan

    Hi,
    I am 31 years old married woman with a 3 year old son. I have been preparing for my GMAT and subsequent university/student visa applications for over an year. About a month back someone from within my family suggested that I apply for PR, as I have over 8 years work experience and qualify with over 78 points under the FSW. I took the advise and engaged with a Toronto based immigration lawyer and I am currently arranging paper work to get my application submitted at the earliest.
    Sorry for the long background info, but my question actually is this… would a rejection of my PR application (hope not though) affect my student visa application too? Of course, the idea is to not submit a student visa application if I get PR, but in case it doesn’t work out then how would the visa officer treat my student visa application?
    FYR – I have a strong student profile for the MBA program, have been scoring over 700 in all my prep exams and my previous education and work ex are solid as well. The reason to apply for PR was only because the process is, for lack for a better explanation, cheaper then going as a student. Once in Canada, I can use mt GMAT score and opt for an executive program.
    Immigration experts out there who can comment/help… please do advise/suggest.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kanchan,

      Thank you for the question. A PR application refusal should not negatively affect your study permit application, assuming that you otherwise do indeed meet the requirements to get a student visa. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  128. Gagandeep Singh

    hello sir,
    i have applied for tourist visa (Canada) and that was rejected due to some reasons and now i want to apply for skilled category. tourist rejection could effect on my PR file or not???????

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Gagandeep,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that your visa application was refused. Although immigration officials will have access to your record and will be able to see that your previous Tourist visa application was denied, that should not be very detrimental to your Federal Skilled Worker application, provided that the reason your previous application was refused does not make you inadmissible under the FSW application. It would be best to seek the advice of one of our skilled immigration lawyers in order to maximize your chances of a successful application. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  129. Louise

    Hello All!

    My work permit is going to expire at the beginning of April 2015. I have been working at my job since June 2013 but in the requirements, I have to have been getting paid a certain amount for 12 months to be eligible for PR. I have been getting paid that amount since the middle of March 2014 which means I will hit that “target” by the middle of March 2015. However, The current processing time is 33 days which means my work permit will expire before I get that first approval.

    Does anyone have any advice on the best way to approach this? Should I leave the country for 2 weeks so I’m not here when my permit expires and once I get the approval, apply for the open work permit and come back? provided I send away all of the paperwork the minute I hit that target of 12 months? My Permit will be expired about 7 days before I get any approval..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Louise,

      Thank you for the question. Fortunately, there may be a variety of options available to you, but we would need some more details regarding your personal situation in order to properly advise you. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  130. Sid

    During my PR interview against my FSW application, I was asked questions about my employer’s credentials, earnings, past balance sheets, etc. Was it just routine or they have some deliberate doubt. Whereas, no where in the whole 3 year process I was ever asked to submit any such information. It’s been 6 weeks that I have heard from them. Please advise if this is leading to rejection of my PR application.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sid,

      Thanks for the inquiry. The immigration officer may essentially ask you about anything they want in order to determine your eligibility to obtain PR, and it would be difficult to determine what their exact intention was when they asked you particular questions. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  131. Gurpreet

    hi, canada embassy has refused my student visa in 2012 causes of financial problem i.e they said that you will not leave Canada after study.
    and now, i want to apply under skilled category .
    is my initial refusal will have any negative impact if i apply under skilled category of Canada?
    please give me your advice.
    regards
    Gurpreet

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Gurpreet,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that your Study permit was not approved previously. If you want to apply under the skilled worker category then it will be important to strengthen certain aspects of your application that may have caused you problems in the past, and this is something that we have a lot of experience doing, and we would be happy to assist you with your new application. Please fill out our free online assessment and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  132. Timilehin

    Hello All,

    My spouse just got his TRV and study permit. However, we are considering applying for the current FSW 2014 because he qualifies. Pls will this pose a problem as dual intent. And will it also cause myself the kids refusal on visitors visa because we intend visiting him nxt year.

    Kindly advise if we should put in d application or we wait till he finishes. Canada immigration changes every yr so that is why we are considering the fsw option.

    Regards,
    Timi.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Timilehin

      Thanks for your post. Generally this should not be a problem. Usually if you file a FSW and THEN a TRV application you could run into issues. But since your spouse has a TRV already that should be fine. Of course he must abide by the terms and conditions of his TRV and study permit. For help with your FSW application you can complete our online immigration assessment
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  133. swathi raman

    Hello,
    I applied for Permanent Resident through Canadian Experience Class, it is in process, expecting medical request in couple of weeks.
    I am engaged and getting married in November 2014. My fiance is in India and we want to come to Canada by Dec 2014. Currently, I am on work permit valid until July 2015. I want to know if it is good to put a hold on my PR application if I want to bring my fiance through a dependent visa immediately as I heard the processing time for dependent visa is lesser than the actually PR application for him, Please suggest at the earlier. Also, can he start a business with Open work permit once he comes here. Please advise.

    Reply
    1. Donnell Kent

      Hello Swathi,

      Thank you for your post. From reading your post, it seems as though you have many options available to you. It may not be wise to put your Permanent Resident application on hold at this point. Your finace can make an application for a Visitor Visa without you putting a hold on your application, providing your finace meets the eligibility requirements. I strongly encourage you to visit http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and fill out our free online assessment and speak with one of our skilled consultants. We would be happy to assist your fiance with your immigration goals.

      Reply
  134. Monique

    My husband refused of visitor or temporary residence visa, and our application for PR is on process under livein caregiver. Is our application for PR is affected?
    Thank you!!!

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Monique,
      No, the application for PR will not be effected.

      All the best
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  135. ImissCanada

    I was a PR before from 2005 to 2007. Because of unavoidable circumstances I was unable to return back to Canada to maintain my Permanent residency. I applied for a travel document in 2013 and I was refused entry. The appeal date has expired. I am looking at applying for FSW 2014. What are my chances of getting back to Canada as PR? Will I be refused if I apply? Will your Organisation help represent my file?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi ImissCanada,

      As the PR process is very specific, it would be irresponsible of me to advice you about such matters without fully understanding your circumstance. There is always hope that PR status can be re-instated however, it is not guaranteed. If you’d like further advice, we’d be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.

      Best Regards.

      Reply
  136. Jenny

    I know someone who is an American citizen and trying to obtain Perm. Res. in Quebec. I also know for a fact that she is being unfaithful to her husband, who is a Canadian citizen. Could her unfaithfulness affect her application being approved if the officials were to find out?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Jenny,
      That is a difficult question to answer without knowing the details of her specific immigration application. In the case of family sponsorship, the authenticity of a relationship is most certainly an important factor considered by the CIC. Immigration officials are trained to detect instances of marriage fraud and know how to detect false marriages, however, I am not certain if that is the situation in your friend’s case. Generally speaking if this person is entering Canada through an immigration stream other than family sponsorship, an accusation of adultery alone is not considered grounds for inadmissibility.
      For more information on family sponsorships please see our website here:
      http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/family-class-immigration/

      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  137. Marie

    Hello! I have applied for Quebec PNP application back in 2012 and still waiting for approval. It’s taking so long that I was wondering if I or my husband can apply to another state as a PNP again? Or would that result in a conflict with our application?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Marie

      Your PNP application is taking a long time. Do you have legal representation? If so did you speak with your lawyer as to why it is taking so long?

      Also your husband can apply for another PNP that is fine generally. But for us to know for sure we would have to be involved with the case.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  138. Rajan

    here is the mail that i recieved from immigration:

    I have now completed the assessment of your application for a permanent resident visa as a member of the provincial nominee class. I have determined that you do not meet the requirements for immigration to Canada in this class.

    Pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, 2002, applicants in the provincial nominee class are assessed on the basis of the requirements set out in subsection 87(2), which states that a foreign national is a member of the provincial nominee class if

    (a) Subject to subsection (5), they are named in a nomination certificate issued by the government of a province under a provincial nomination agreement between the province and the Minister; and

    (b) They intend to reside in the province that has nominated them.

    I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of subsection 87(2)(a) of these requirements because the province that nominated you has advised us that your nomination has been withdrawn.

    Subsection 11(1) of the Act states that a foreign national must, before entering Canada, apply to an officer for a visa or for any other document required by the regulations. The visa or document shall be issued if, following an examination, the officer is satisfied that the foreign national is not inadmissible and meets the requirements of this Act. Subsection 2(1) specifies that unless otherwise indicated, references in the Act to “this Act” include regulations made under it.

    Following an examination of your application, I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of the Act and the regulations for the reasons explained above. I am therefore refusing your application.

    The Right of Permanent Residence Fee that you have paid is refundable. You should receive this refund at the mailing address you named in your last correspondence with us in eight to twelve weeks.

    Thank you for the interest you have shown in Canada.

    is there anyway you can help me out sir?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Rajan
      Thanks for sharing. Yes you would have to have a consultation with Sonia Grewal, a lawyer at our law firm. She can discuss your case with you in detail. Tell her I sent you to her.
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  139. Rajan

    Respected Chair

    i have applied under ontario pnp program and i just got my refusal. i have filled my application when i was in canada . a year ago i came for marriage and unfortunately my mother felt ill and i could not return back before the expiration of my entry visa in may. i was having valid work permit till dec 2013 but my return visa was expired. i hit the doors of immigration but they were on strike for few months for raise of salary. in the mean time to carry on my processing of file, i had provided all the documents related to my spouse as i have informed them that i had got married so i want to change my marital status. i have provided al the documents related to my spouse which were being asked since february like police clearance, passport, birth, marriage certificate. later on a client id was also issued to carry on the medicals, medicals were submitted, right of permanent residence fee and other fees were all submitted as asked……………during all this process i had informed them that my current country of residence is india. and then i emailed them twice, one after a month in last dec, they said you will recieve news in next year. i again drop an email in february, they said we had informed the case and you will get an answer. i got an email from visa officer regarding supporting facts for my case, i submitted them on the same day and then again when i didnt hear in 8 days i dopped an email that i am waiting for update…………at the end on valentine day they gifted me refusal for not being in province………………….can somebody help me ?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Rajan

      I am sorry to hear that you were refused an Ontario PNP application. We would have to see a copy of the refusal letter in order to advise you what to do but based on the information you provided we can likely help with this situation. It is not pleasant to get such bad news on Valentines Day. We certainly want to help. Best Michael Niren

      Reply
  140. Jane

    I am currently on student visa.
    I was once a PGWP holder.
    I was refused PR last year.
    Since the PGWP is a one time permit, I would like to know if the only way to get a work permit after graduating in a few months is to get a LMO from an employer.

    I need professional advice in this regard…as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Jane
      Once you graduate you can get an LMO and WP from an employer. Your employer would have to apply for an LMO on your behalf and if approved you can apply for a work permit on that basis. If you are in Canada, of course your status has as a TR has to remain valid. But nothing precludes you from applying for a WP on the basis of an LMO. But your PG (post grad) WP yes is a one time visa not extendable.
      Hope that helps
      Michael

      Reply
  141. Amy

    I have a few questions for you. I was not able to prove that my Common-Law Partner and I have been cohabiting for the year.We have been dating since 02/2006. We currently have a child together and one on the way.I moved up here with a temporary residence document, renewed every 6 months to a year since 2010. I provided the evidence they said they would accept on the application such as;
    Common Law declaration (May 31, 2010)
    Beneficiary for insurance, (2011-2012)
    Letters and emails, (2006-2012)
    Any document with both names on it (Car insurance, 2010-2012)

    My questions to you, is what is the next step to appeal? Letter is dated May 17, 2013.

    And they said at the bottom to leave Canada immediately. Currently have no other place to go what do I do to stay?

    Thanks,
    Amy

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Amy

      I am sorry that your application was refused. Did you hire a lawyer to represent you? And you can appeal the case in some instances but you have 30 days to do so after being notified of the refusal. You should hire a lawyer to help you with this.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  142. PK

    Hi Michael, I found your answer very useful. My brother who lives in Regina had applied for his PR April 2012 and he also submitted his Medical. But it has been over 13 months and he still did not get any reply. Do you know why there is that much delay. I live in England so I can’t really him but your answer may be able to help us.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello PK

      Thank you for the kind words. Your brother has been waiting a long time. Sometimes medicals and criminal background checks take many many months to process causing long delays. At our office we get involved in these cases start taking a very long time. It is important to follow up.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  143. edwi

    Hi,

    I have applied for PR and sponsorship of my 2 sons and my wife way back 2009 but the problem is i have recieved a letter that my application was refused. The situation is that my spouse have violated under A36(1)(C), I just want to get my 2 sons to live with me. Any suggestion to solve this matter?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Edwl

      This is a complicated case and for this one you should seek legal assistance. For refused sponsorship cases sometimes you can appeal them but have 30 days to do so after your application is refused. Contact a lawyer for this.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  144. Hazel

    I am under live in. cage over program applied for PR in July 2010 and I have received an initial approval for it, it said that even my family members who are here and backhome are qualified the CIC asked me to apply for a restoration of my child’s visit visa but she was refused and said that she has to leave canada immediately, my minor child is here studying with no status, what should I do, will her case affect our Permanent residency application? Please do advice me. What can I do to her case.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Hazel

      That is a tricky situation you are in. The restoration application has to be submitted within 90 days of an overstay. Was it?

      I would suggest speaking to an immigration lawyer directly for this. You can book an appointment with us if you wish online here:
      http://www.nirenandassociates.net/book-appointment-online

      Regards
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  145. Esther

    Hello,

    I received a letter that my CEC PR application has been refused.
    I applied under the post grad stream(schooled in canada as a foreign national for 4yrs, obtained post graduate work permit for 3 years and then after working for a 16 months, I applied for CEC PR in June 2012)
    I would like to know if I can re-apply.
    However, I have sent in an application for an extension of my work permit(the new bridge open work permitwork permit )which is supposed to expire in 3 months.My SIN card and visa all expire in 3 months time.
    Is it possible to apply for a study permit when I receive my new work permit so that I can go back to school.

    Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

    Have a great day.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Esther

      I am sorry that your CEC PR Application was refused. You may be able to re-apply but we would have to look into your case in more detail.
      Regarding a study permit, it looks like it may be possible but again, this case has to be looked at more deeply.
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  146. chiomsi

    Hi,
    Can I use a 1year contract full-time job to apply under the skilled category-provincial Nominee prog in Alberta after working for at least 6 months or must it be permanent full-time?

    The agency i work for starts all new employees on a 1 year contract and makes employees permanent after 1 yr.

    Would you suggest i ask my employer for a letter stating their hiring process so that i can attached it to my PNP application? BTW, my job is under NOC 4212. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi Chiomsi

      This may make sense. We would have to look at this case in more detail to be sure. Let us know if you wish us to represent you for this one.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  147. mike

    Hi, I would really appreciate your help regarding my case. I am a student. I applied for my PR under the skilled worker stream, and I have completed my medical exam. Five months later I got married and I informed CIC about it, and also I added my spouse to my application by sending them the appropriate documents. The visa office replied back stating that they understand that I wanted to add my spouse to my file. After a month I then receive an email that states that I must make a new application for my spouse and sponsor her!! even though I am not a permanent resident!! I really dont understand the office decision and would really appreciate your feedback! Can I appeal againest that decision?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Mike
      That seems like a strange letter! You should be able to include your spouse on your application provided you add her on time before it is approved. Not sure what happened there. If your case is still pending there may be a way to get her added as a dependent. If you case is finalized it may be too late and you would have to formally sponsor her as a spouse but that would be an unusual result. I would look into this more deeply
      Michael

      Reply
  148. jaci

    Hi, i am currently on post graduate work permit and i just have a year and 1 month left. today i got a 1 yer contract job that might be renewed a the end of the 1 year if funds are received from the government.My question is can i use the1year contract job which is under NOC 4212 to apply for PR under the federal skilled worker category or i can’t use a contract job to apply for PR? thank you in advance

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Jaci

      Thank you for your post. You have to show you have one year of experience prior to applying for PR under the Skilled Worker Category. Just showing a one year contract for future work will not be accepted.

      Reply
  149. H GH

    Hi,

    My Federal Skilled Worker application (as a physician) was refused on April 1, 2012. I scored 65/100. should I appeal the decision? If so, what are the cost and time frame involved in an appeal procedure?

    I was refused because the officer didn’t award five points in Adaptability (for close relatives residing in Canada). But, I did send a copy of their PR Cards, driver’s licenses, health cards etc. The only thing I did not submit was their utility bills.

    Also, the visa office was not convinced that I will be economically established in Canada. But, I submitted my bank account statements with $30,000.00 CAD!

    What do I do?

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear H,

      I am very sorry to hear that your application was refused.

      To appeal your case, you must appeal within sixty (60) days from the date on which you were notified of or otherwise became aware of the denial.

      However, please note that not every case has the merits of being appealed and the cost and the timeframe involved in an appeal procedure can be significant. Because the points awarded to you were so close to the pass mark, you might make a good case for filing a Judicial Review to Federal Court. However, to better advise you on this, I would require much more information from you regarding you and your case background.

      Even without appealing your case, you may still re-submit your application. There may be a number of legal options that an experienced immigration lawyer can pursue to turn a refusal into a positive decision. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration lawyer with more detailed information regarding your case to better assess what options you may have at this point.

      Please note that there is a new regulation change that will likely be introduced soon for the Federal Skilled Worker category. The new regulations will likely place a priority on a specific professional occupation, such as physicians and have the applications from physicians processed first. As this is your intended occupation, it might be better for you to re-apply rather than appealing.

      To properly address your concerns and better assess your options, I strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration lawyer as soon as possible in order to meet the strict filing deadlines.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply
  150. monica

    Hi ,
    I have appliede my case under 4131 NOC for P.R of canada under vocational instructor/Trainer. But I was refused 2 times. I would like to make a successful application this time. What do I have to do?
    Regards
    Monica

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Monica,

      The key aspect of a successful LMO application is that your employer is unable to fill the position with a qualified Canadian applicant. In order to prove this, your employer will have to demonstrate that they have made an effort to recruit Canadians to the position by posting an ad on the Canadian government’s official job website (i.e. Job Bank). Further, you need to demonstrate in a persuasive manner why you are the best candidate for the job considering the nature of the business and position and your background credentials.

      If you were refused twice in the past, I recommend that you consult with a qualified immigration lawyer to review your case and prepare a successful application this time.

      Thank you.

      Reply
  151. Rachel

    Hi,

    I have applied for Permanent Residency in Canada(Quebec-Montreal Province) and I have already did my medical test and have been sbmitted. I have also submitted my police check for me and my husband, but on my husband police check there is mention of him that he was in possession of heroin and he got to pay a fine, this is dated since 4 years back now, but still it does appear on his police check. I want to know if this is going to affect my procedures now since I got 2 kids and have completed 90% of the procedures.

    Please advice, thanks

    Reply
  152. Tina

    Hi,

    My PR application has been refused. The refusal letter I got on December 21, 2010 says this decision is final. Can we appeal?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Tina,

      When your application for permanent residence is refused, you may appeal this decision to the Immigration Appeal Division in Canada within 60 days of receiving the refusal. The Immigration Appeal Division will hold a hearing where they consider humanitarian and compassionate grounds as well as new documentation and submissions in support of your appeal.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply
  153. sam

    Hi,

    I just wanted to ask you about the current processing time for my Work Permit application. I sent my application package in February, 2010. They started processing my application on May, 2010. I think the process is taking far longer than the normal processing time and because of this delay all my documents have expired. However, I have not recieved any letter from them regarding my application package. How long is the current processing time for a Work Permit and what should I do?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Sam,

      The current processing time for a Work Permit submitted to an office inside Canada is 86 days. But, because it has been longer than this processing time since you applied, I would suggest that you contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process for you but they will be able to look into the status of your application and help you find out what is going on.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply
  154. nezireyes

    I applied for a Work Permit, however, it was refused. The refusal letter states that I have not satisfied immigration that I will leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for my stay as I have not demonstrated strong ties to the Philippines.

    But, the letter also says that if there is any significant new information, I am welcome to re-apply. Where possible, a different officer will be assessing the application.

    I want to re-apply, but now I am unemployed. I resigned from my job last May, 2010. What do I need to prove this time when I re-apply for a Work Permit? What kinds of documents do I need to submit to prove ties to my home country? Should I be honest and indicate on the application form that I am currently unemployed?

    Reply
    1. Alicia Kim

      Dear Nezireyes,

      You must satisfy an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your employment. To do this, you should demonstrate strong ties to your home country. Examples of documentation You may submit include any proof showing that you have immediate family members, investments, or permanent home in your home country. However, you should be able to find more detailed information about this from the website of the Canadian visa office in Manila, Philippines.

      In addition, you must also submit proof of your employment in Canada (i.e. your job offer letter/contract) and proof that you meet the requirments of the job. You demonstrate this by including specific educational requirements or past work experience.

      You also have to show that you are in good health and have enough money to maintain yourself in Canada.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply

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