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Expanding Your Business Into Canada Visa

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hello. My name is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of
visaplace.com. This is a video for those who are interested in getting a
work visa to Canada and who have a business overseas in their home country.

Benefits to Expanding Your Business Into Canada

One great way of getting a work visa for Canada is to consider expanding
your business into Canada from what you have overseas. So, depending upon
the kind of business you have, you may be eligible for what we call an
Intra-Company Transfer. So, the idea is that if you are an owner of a
business or you are a high-level manager or you have specialized skills,
you could be transferred into a start-up business in Canada that you wish
to expand you overseas business. So this way, on that basis you can
potentially get a work permit.

The processing time is not too long, generally. It could be just a few
months. We have to show, when we do these cases, that you have a viable,
real business over in your home country and that you have plans to expand
it in the United States. On that basis, you could apply for a work visa. If
you are married, your spouse could also get one, and your children, if you
have children, could potentially go to school in Canada on the basis of
your work visa. It’s a really, really good way of getting a work permit,
and you don’t need a job offer, of course, because it’s you who’s going to
be expanding your own business or your company’s business, if you are an
employee of a business overseas.

Criteria for Expanding Your Business Into Canada

So it’s an option that is becoming more and more popular. There are
restrictions. There are criteria that have to be met and followed. The way
we handle these cases is that we look at our client’s business in depth and
their circumstances in order to make sure that if we handle their case, we
can succeed. So the first step is to really take a detailed look at your
business and your situation, and then we can take it from there.

Are You Interested in Expanding Your Business Into Canada?

So this is just a message for anyone who owns a business or works in a
business and there is an option of expanding it into Canada. And this way,
of course, you don’t need a job offer, so we find this as a very, very good
avenue to get to Canada and to work in Canada. Of course, there are options
for permanent residence as well, on the basis of those work permits that
you get proof for. So that’s also something to consider. So hopefully, this
gave you some hope and some ideas about coming to Canada. Thank you, and
have a great day.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you expand your business into Canada.

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Published on: July 16th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

4 Year Temporary Foreign Workers Cap Reached on April 1

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Hi, this is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. It’s important to note that April 1st 2015, the four-year
temporary foreign worker cap will be reached.

Understanding the 4 Year Temporary Foreign Workers Cap

So, those who received work permits before or on April 1st, 2011 will be subject to the four-year
subject to the cap. Now, there are some exceptions. For example, managers
and professionals, and certain occupations or individuals applying for work
permits under NAFTA may not be subject to the cap.

But generally speaking, temporary foreign workers are subject to a full-
year cap. So what has to be done for these applicants is they have to plan
ahead.

Alternatives to Avoid the 4 Year Temporary Foreign Workers Cap

Consider applying for permanent residence, as soon as possible, in
order to maintain your status in Canada. It’s very important that the four-
year cap be realized by applicants. Sometimes, you can forget that you can
extend your work permit, if it’s subject to a cap.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada?

If you need more information about this please contact us or go to our website at
www.VisaPlace.com. Thanks and have a great day.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Canadian permanent residence application.

Published on: June 14th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Canada’s Reputation for Immigrant Investors is Being Tarnished

As reported by Yahoo Canada News on Thursday June 5, 2014 – “Angry millionaires suing over Canadian citizenship another symptom of ailing immigration system, critics claim”.

Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program in Moratorium

The root of this issue is Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) which used to offer 2,500 visas a year to wealthy foreign nationals who invested $800,000 into the Canadian government coffers for a 5 year period.

Due to excessive backlogs in 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada instituted a moratorium on the program. In turn, the Tories cancelled the visa program all together, as part of 2014 budget, with the intention of throwing-out the 19,000 applications left in the queue.

Applicants Sue Due to Immigrant Investor Program Moratorium

1,469 of the applicants left in the queue are now asking the government to process their cases or to pay each of them $5 million in compensation. Many of these applicants being from China.

Toronto-based immigration lawyer Michael Niren states; “Canada’s reputation as an attractive destination for immigrants is being tarnished.”

Niren explains – “The world has regarded Canada as a country that is fair in terms of its administration of justice and the way they treat immigrants awaiting their cases. But the way this government has mismanaged immigration policy has no doubt raised questions about its ability to treat applicants fairly who deserve procedural fairness when submitting applications for immigration. They have been and continue to be let down by the government and even the courts.”

The complainants’ attorneys (Tim Leahy and Rocco Galati) argued; “the CIC failed to assess the files in the promised time frame, that the applicants’ rights were breached and that applicants were denied equal treatment under the law”, in a Toronto court on Wednesday.

Are You Interested in Coming to Canada as an Investor?

Although the Immigrant Investor Program is in moratorium that does not mean that all hope is lost for investors wishing to immigrate to Canada. There are still other visa streams, such as the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), which welcomes investors and offers an opportunity for permanent residence in various provinces throughout Canada. If you are interested in finding out if you qualify we at VisaPlace.com would be happy to discuss your options with you. Contact us to book a consultation.

 

 

 

Published on: June 6th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Quebec Investor Program Re-opens for 2014

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Hi. This is Michael Niren, Immigration Lawyer and Founder of visaplace.com
. The Quebec Investor Program is being reopened. That’s great news. They’re
going to be taking applications in September of 2014. The criteria is that
you have to have a net worth of $1.6 million and invest $800,000 in a
government approved investment fund. There are other criteria, of course,
but that’s the basics.

The Benefits of the Quebec Investor Program

The investor program in the province of Quebec has
been one of the staples of Canadian immigration processing for many years
for investors and I’m happy to report that it’s being reopened. So any
individuals overseas who have a high net worth and who are interested in
permanent residence should consider the Quebec program.

Knowing If the Quebec Investor Program Is Right For You

Now, because the applications won’t be accepted until September, that
doesn’t mean we can’t start preparing because there’s a lot of paperwork
for investor cases and the sooner the better if you are interested.

Now the other thing is if you don’t qualify for the Quebec program there are many
other investor programs, provincial programs, that may be applicable as
well. British Columbia, Ontario, other provinces have investor programs
that could work. So just because the Quebec program may not be the most
appropriate for you, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get permanent
residence to Canada.

Are You Interested in Applying For the Quebec Investor Program?

So anyway, it’s good news to hear about the Quebec
program. I’m looking forward to helping people get through. If you liked
this video, click like and go to our website at www.visaplace.com. Thanks,
and have a great day.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you apply for the Quebec Investor Program.

Published on: May 31st, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program for 2014

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Hi, this is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. The Nova Scotia provincial nominee program is open. They are
accepting only 150 applicants. It’s an opportunity for individuals to
immigrate to Canada to the province of Nova Scotia. It’s a great program
however not many applicants will be accepted for this year.

Qualifying for the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

If you think you qualify you can go to our website www.visaplace.com. We have some
information about it and would be happy to assess you to see if whether or
not you qualify.

Don’t despair if you don’t or if the cap has been reached because there
are other provincial programs as well as federal programs that could work
for you to get status in Canada. Don’t think that the Nova Scotia program
is the only viable program to get status in Canada. I do urge you though to
consider the Nova Scotia program. It may be in fact the way to go.

Are You Interested in the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program?

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Go to our website,
www.visaplace.com.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with assessing whether or not the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program is right for you.

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Published on: May 29th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Immigration to Canada as an IT Professional

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Hi my name is Michael Niren. I am an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. This is a message for IT Professionals. If you are an IT
Professional and you are interested in immigration to Canada, it’s never
been a better time, especially if you are interested in immigrating to
Ontario, which is Canada’s most populated province.

How to Immigrate to Canada as an IT Professional

There is a contract or an agreement between the Canadian government and
Ontario to help IT Professionals and other Professionals get licensed
easier. The challenge is always being two things, getting qualified for
immigration and going through the immigration process. But once you get
here, once you arrive in Canada, it’s often very difficult to get the
licensing necessary to have the right to practice your profession.

So in Ontario, and other provinces as well, there are moving towards making
things easier for professionals such as IT Professional and other
Professionals, to get licensing, so you can actually practice in the area
you are experience in and education in, rather than a low-skilled job or
another type of job.

Benefits of Immigration to Canada as an IT Professional

So this is really, really good news. We are looking forward to it. We
process lot of IT professionals in our practice and I am really happy to
tell our clients that not only we can get you in Canada but once you get
here, you shouldn’t have too much difficulty in getting licensed.

Are You Interested in Immigrating to Canada?

So if you have any question or need help for immigration to Canada as an IT
Professional or in any field, give us a call or send us an email or go to
our website www.VisaPlace.com.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Skilled Worker application.

Published on: April 9th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Immigration to Canada for US Citizens

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Hello, my name is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. This is a reach out to our American friends, many of whom
are interested in immigrating to Canada. The Canadian economy has done very
well and withstood the downturn since 2008, and we are still going strong,
and a lot of Americans are thinking about coming to Canada as immigrants.
And we process a lot of cases for Americans.

Benefits of Immigration to Canada for US Citizens

Some applicants are for skilled workers, some are for family sponsorships,
others are more temporary, for work permits or study permits. There’s
different ways to get immigration to Canada. There’s a NAFTA agreement
between our countries which makes things easier at the boarder, so that
always helps, and we have very, very good Canadian Embassies in the United
States which process cases relatively quickly.

I mean, of course these applications do not get finalized overnight.
Thousands and thousands of applicants are processed through the system, so
you have to be patient. The key to success for any visa application is
preparation. You have to prepare your case very, very well. You have to put
together all of your documentation and answer the questions properly.
That’s why we’re here, we specialize in immigration to Canada. We do a lot
of American cases, and that’s why it’s very important to prepare in
advance.

Are You Interested in Immigrating to Canada From the US?

So, if you are an American, or even a green card holder in the United
States, and are interested in coming to Canada, we welcome you to our
website at www.VisaPlace.com and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you to
help you with your plans for moving to our great country. Thank you and
have a great day.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Canadian immigration.

Published on: April 5th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Immigration to Canada from the Philippines

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hello. My name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. This is a message for Filipino nationals, people who live in
the Philippines, who are interested in immigration to Canada.

Benefits for Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the major immigration sources for Canada. In
fact, I believe it’s the number one source for immigrants coming to Canada.
I’ve got to confirm that, but if it’s not number one, it’s certainly number
two.

We, at our law firm, handle a lot of Filipino cases for permanent
residents, for Canadian permanent residents. We do a lot of federal skilled
worker cases. Live-in caregiver cases is a major, major way that Filipinos
come to Canada to work in Canada for families who need assistance with
their children or their elderly relatives.

There’s other ways that Filipinos come to Canada. Study permits and work
permits. Sometimes they reside in other countries, like Hong Kong or Saudi
Arabia, and they apply for Canadian immigration from those countries. Most
of Filipinos do apply through the Canadian embassy in Manila, directly in
the Philippines.

Possible Challenges of Immigration

It’s a challenging process to get Canadian status, to get Canadian
permanent residents, for Filipino nationals, because Filipinos need visas
to come to Canada. They can’t just come to Canada like Americans or
individuals from the United Kingdom to visit without visas. They need
visas.

And often, it’s very hard to get visas, because immigration officers
believe that if a Filipino gets a visa, that individual will not return
back to Canada. There is a bias against Filipino cases, generally speaking,
I have encountered. So you have to make a very strong case if you’re going
to succeed at getting a visa for Canada, or immigration to Canada, if
you’re a Filipino national.

Now, there’s a lot of Filipinos living in Canada already, in Toronto
especially. It’s a huge… we have a huge Filipino population, and it’s
great. They contribute tremendously to our culture and our economy. So many
relatives of those individuals overseas are looking forward to be united
with their relatives here in Canada.

Are You Interested in Immigration to Canada from the Philippines?

So if you are Filipino and you are interested in Canada immigration, feel
free to contact us or go to our website at www.VisaPlace.com. Thank you,
and have a great day.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Canadian immigration.

Published on: April 4th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Immigration to Canada from the UK

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hello. My name is Michael Niren. I’m an Immigration Lawyer and Founder of
visaplace.com. This is a video for U.K. nationals, people from the United
Kingdom who are interested in immigration to Canada. The U.K. is a major
source of immigration for Canada. We have a long history together.

Benefits for Immigrating to Canada from the UK

Our two countries go very far back and I’m happy to report that many people
from the U.K. come to Canada to not only visit, work, or study, but also to
immigrate permanently. The good news for U.K. nationals is that if you do
come to Canada to visit you don’t need a visa.

Other countries do require a visa but from the U.K. you don’t. You can
arrive by plane and be admitted to Canada generally pretty easily. However
if you want to work, or study, or immigrate, you will need a special
permit, a special landed immigrant visa to qualify.

How We Can Help with Immigrating to Canada from the UK

So we handle a lot of U.K. applications for Canada and we’re looking
forward to continuing to help our U.K. friends come to Canada under the
various immigration categories. Some come as Federal Skilled Workers. They
have a lot of credentials. Most of them speak English very well so that
really, really helps. But there’s different ways of getting permanent
residence and temporary work visas and study visas to Canada for U.K.
nationals.

So if you are from the U.K. and you’re interested in Canada immigration,
come and give us a call. Go to our website at www.visaplace.com.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Canadian immigration.

Published on: April 3rd, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

Federal Skilled Worker Program | 15 Occupations Left

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hi, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of
VisaPlace.com. Today I’m going to talk about the Federal Skilled Worker
Program.

Understanding the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Currently there are 24 occupations that are accepted under the Federal
Skilled Worker Program. However, every occupation has a certain cap, a
certain number that is accepted, that applications are accepted under. So
currently, there are only 15 left out of the 24. Some are under healthcare,
some are under engineering, and some other occupations. I’m not going to
list them there. You can go to our website at www.VisaPlace.com for more
information.

The point being, if you’re in an occupation that is no longer processed,
you’re going to have to wait for the following year to apply. So it’s very
important to look at the list, the occupation list. There’s 15 left. And if
you have an occupation under that category, there’s some in engineering, as
I said, some in healthcare and the sciences as well, it’s important to
consider applying if you qualify. Because otherwise, you may be out of luck
and you may have to wait an additional year to apply.

In addition to that, the occupation list can often change and you may find
your occupation completely off the list, and that has happened, so it’s
hard to plan for the future. And so I always tell our clients that if you
qualify now, that’s a window and I would go through that window if you
intend to immigrate to Canada.

Are You Interested in the Federal Skilled Worker Program?

So currently, as I mentioned, we have 15 occupations that are open. That
obviously will change. I’ll keep you updated as the year progresses, and I
wish you a great day. If you have to go and you need more information, go
to our website at www.VisaPlace.com

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

 

Published on: March 16th, 2014Published by: Michael Niren

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