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Will Canada’s Stricter Stance on Drunk Driving Affect You?

By MorganJanuary 2, 2019

As of December 18, 2018, driving while drunk, in Canada, will be considered ‘serious criminality’. This change is the result of amendments made to the Canadian Criminal Code. This new amendment has the ability to impact immigrants living in Canada, as well as, those hoping to move to Canada. The new amendments increased the maximum […]

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Immigration Scams to Watch Out For in 2019

By Ella BergquistNovember 28, 2018

Immigration fraud is always very prevalent in Canada which is why it is important to have knowledge of what type of immigration scams to look for. An immigration scam is something someone created to take the money of foreigners in exchange for a promise to get them into Canada. Scams can be found online, through […]

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Entering the US After Canada Legalized Cannabis

By Ella BergquistJune 29, 2018

On October 17, 2018 Canada officially allowed recreational use of cannabis nation wide. Canada is only the second country in the world to legalize marijuana, just behind Uruguay who leagalized marijuana’s production, sale and consumption in Demeter 2013. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, explained that the bill is focused on making marijuana harder for kids to get […]

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What If My Canadian Study Permit is Refused in 2019?

By Michael NirenJuly 30, 2019
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Options for Those Facing Student Visa Rejection in Canada Typically, when you apply for a study permit, you have to show that you qualify for the course of study. If you’re going to a university or college, you have to show that you have been accepted. A letter of acceptance is usually the best way […]

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The Most Common Reasons Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenJanuary 14, 2016

Canada accepts thousands of immigrants per year. The Canadian government also denies many applications. Why would it reject people? There are a number of reasons why immigration officials accept one person’s application and not another. Read on to learn a list of the most common reasons people are denied entry into Canada. Security Reasons Canada […]

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What If My Visa Expires and I am out of Status?

By Michael NirenFebruary 13, 2015

We were asked this question: What happens if I fall out of status? My visa expires? I’m still in the country? What do I have to do? Do I have to leave? Well, it’s a very common question, and unfortunately, it’s a very common occurrence. For many reasons a person’s status, either visitor, or work […]

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Can I Apply for a Canadian Visa if I Was Refused Before?

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2015

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of We had a question. “I was refused before for a visa, and now I want to apply again. Can I?” Well, the answer is yes, of course, you certainly can apply for a visa after refusal. There’s […]

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Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2014

Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options (Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of Today I want to talk about deportation from Canada. There are many people facing deportation or who have been deported, but you still have options. It is very important […]

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10 Most Common Reasons You May Be Denied Entry to Canada. Explained.

By Michael NirenJuly 15, 2014

Few travel experiences are more frustrating, inconvenient and humiliating than arriving in a foreign country only to be denied entry at the port. This is especially disheartening if you have arrived on business or to tend to a family emergency. Upon traveling to Canada, you may have been unpleasantly surprised with an entry denial based […]

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Can I Return to Canada After Deportation?

By Michael NirenApril 11, 2014

Can I Return to Canada After Deportation? on YouTube (Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of Today I’m going to talk to you about what happens if you are deported from Canada and wish to return. This is an unfortunate situation for many […]

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How Do I Appeal an Immigration Refusal?

By Michael NirenMay 30, 2013

Receiving an immigration visa refusal can be one of the most upsetting components of the immigration process. But just because you have been notified of a visa refusal does not mean that is the end of your immigration journey in Canada. In fact, there are several different options available to you if you have been […]

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Canada Visa Rejection: Reasons for a Canadian Visa Refusal

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2013

Being refused a Canadian visa in 2019 can be frustrating as it can ruin travel plans, work plans, or even a new living arrangement. Don’t worry, after a visa rejection there are a few steps you may be able to take to still obtain a Canadian visa. Contrary to what many people think, reapplying after a […]