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Super Visas for Parents Now Launched

By Michael NirenDecember 1, 2011
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Super Visa Applications for Parents and Grandparents Today is the day that Canada immigration gets “Super”. Super Visas for Parents and Grandparents are now effective. Super Visas are Visas for Parents and Grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents who wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis. Super Visas will be issued for […]

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Toronto School Board allegedly rejecting children of non immigration-status parents

By Michael NirenJuly 16, 2010
Family ImmigrationParent & GrandparentChild

Only 14 per cent of schools accept children of non immigration-status parents Social Planning Toronto, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life through social planning in the city, recently went undercover to see if Toronto-area Catholic schools will accept children of non-status immigrant parents. Researchers pretended to be family members of non-status children living in […]

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Did you know that the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program allows for Family Sponsorships by “distant relatives”?

By Michael NirenJuly 14, 2010
Family Immigration

// How to come to Alberta through the Provincial Nominee Program It is well known that under the Federal immigration system, Family Class sponsorships in Canada are restricted to spouses, common law partners, parents and grandparents (and dependent children). If you are a member of the family class, you may be eligible to be sponsored […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada cracks down on Marriage and Adoption for Immigration Purposes

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2010
Family ImmigrationAdoption

What You Need to Know About “Adoption for Immigration” A small mention proposing new regulations on family relationships for immigrants was mentioned in Saturday’s Canada Gazette about ‘adoption for immigration in Canada. The Canada Gazette is a publication put out by the Government of Canada that contains information on notices for the public, hearings and […]

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Does having Canadian Adoptive Parents result in Automatic Canadian Citizenship?

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family ImmigrationAdoption

Canadian Citizenship for Adopted Kids Last week, a hearing began for a teenager who is under threat of deportation back to his native Congo for committing a crime. Immigrant young offenders, unlike their age of majority counterparts, are not typically deported when they commit a severe crime. The teenager was recently released from a juvenile […]

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Sponsorship Application Refused because of my Previous Marriage

By Michael NirenJuly 29, 2009
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello Mr. Niren, I would like your opinion on my sponsorship. My husband was refused because of my previous marriage. Canada Immigration jumped to the conclusion that my second marriage is not bona fide because of my previous marriage was brief . I have reapply with more proof that my marriage is genuine. What do […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Refusals are too High

By Michael NirenJune 30, 2009
Family Immigration

As reported by Torstar News, government documents reveal that just under 50% of spousal sponsorship applications are refused from certain regions  such as southern China, Western Africa. In other areas refusal rates are also unacceptably high. MP Olivia Chow calls this high refusal rate “cruel and arbitrary”. I cannot agree more.  At our office, we […]

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My Sponsorship Application was Refused. What can I do?

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family Immigration

What can you do if your sponsorship application was refused? Q. I received a letter from Canada Immigration that my immigration application for sponsorship of my wife was refused. What should I do now? A. Depending on what immigration office or consulate that you specifically you filed your original sponsorship application, you may have some […]

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