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5 Things Every Employer Should Know Before Applying for LMIA

By Michael NirenDecember 16, 2014
Working in CanadaLMIA Work Permit

With over 330,000 temporary foreign workers currently in Canada, it’s safe to say that Canadian employers rely on the experience and skills of internationally trained workers. In most cases, temporary foreign workers enter the country tied to a specific job and employer. If you’re an employer looking to hire foreign workers, chances are you may first […]

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Canada’s New Federal Skilled Worker Occupation List Needs Teachers

By Michael NirenDecember 4, 2014
Working in CanadaJob Opportunities

  Earlier in the year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that the new Federal Skilled Worker program will be open to educators, lecturers, professors and teaching assistants who are interested in immigrating to the country. Canada’s New Federal Skilled Worker List Needs Teachers Interestingly, it’s the first time since 2008 that educational occupations have been added […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship approved in only 6 months

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

“I Would like to take a moment to give much deserved thanks to Niren and Associates for necessitating a quick and smooth process of my spousal permanent residence application. Many thanks in particular to my representative Sonia Grewal. I am typing this review today from Canada as a landed immigrant exactly 6 months after we […]

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Doctor gets immigration to Canada

By Michael NirenJanuary 2, 2020
Working in Canada

Busy Physician gets his Canadian Permanent Residence I am a busy physician and I wad referred to Niren and Associates. After a meeting, I entrusted my application to their hands. Sonia Grewal was handling my case and did a sterling job of quarter-backing the entire process. One year later I have my PR and am […]

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5 Factors Required in Order to Apply for Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019

Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer, and I’m here today to talk to you about applying for Canadian citizenship. How to Get Canadian Citizenship: the 5 Factors Required to Apply There are essentially five factors that you must take into account when applying for Canadian citizenship, and I’m here to discuss […]

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Requirement Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Working in Canada

As recently reported in the Vancouver Sun – Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the federal immigration department has dropped the live-in requirement from its caregiver program. The federal government has also divided the program, which offers permanent residence to caregivers after working two years in Canada, into 2 streams – Child Care and a new […]

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Inter-Country Adoption Immigration Backlogs a Result of Systemic Issues

By Michael NirenOctober 31, 2014
Family ImmigrationAdoption

Canadian couples and their legally adopted children have been stuck in an immigration catch-22 for the past while. The Canadian government will not process visas for children without exit letters and, in the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo for instance, exit letters will not be issued for a child without a valid visa; […]

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CIC Announces Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Back at the end of 2013, it was announced by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander that the CIC planned to welcome almost 50,000 sponsored partners, spouses and children this year. Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014 There’s still time to apply for those looking to sponsor their partners, spouses or children, although it should be noted that from August 1, the […]

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Canada is Attracting Entrepreneurs Through the Start-up Visa

By Michael NirenOctober 23, 2014
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Canada’s Start-up Visa Program, first launched last year, seems to be gathering speed and making progress on uniting Canadian venture capital funds, angel investors, business incubators and talented international entrepreneurs. Attracting Entrepreneurs Through the Start-up Visa Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recently took part in a roundtable with a variety of business leaders, […]

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New Rules for Post Graduate Work Permits (PGWP)

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Working in CanadaLMIA Work Permit

Update: The following guidelines are effective for all post-graduation work permit applications received on or after February 14, 2019. The previous guidelines apply to all applications received before February 14, 2019. Post-graduation work permit applicants who have been refused the work permit based on the previous guidelines may submit a new application under the new guidelines, effective February 14, […]

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Live-in Caregiver Program Changes May Not Solve Backlog

By Michael NirenOctober 14, 2014
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

As recently reported by MSN News – Those who represent live-in caregivers are worried due to the federal government proposal to move the program to the new Express Entry immigration system. While the Express Entry system, being implemented in the new year, does provide skilled workers with a path to citizenship, live-in caregiver groups are […]

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Applying for Parental Sponsorship for Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. This is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. I’m here today to talk to you about the new parental and grandparents sponsorship that’s going to be opening up, re-opening, on January 2, 2014. Parental Sponsorship for Canada It’s a very exciting development because […]

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Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program

By Michael NirenSeptember 29, 2014
Working in Canada

(Below is a transcription of this video) Question; I’m an electrician from Ireland. My family and I would like to immigrate to Canada. What do I need to know? You should take a look at the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Understanding the Federal Skilled Worker Program This is a new immigration category designed for skilled […]

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New Electronic Travel Authorization System And Its Affect On Travelers To Canada

By Michael NirenSeptember 22, 2014
Visitor Visas

If you’re planning to travel to Canada in the near future, you could be affected by the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) system. We’re going to look at exactly what these new changes to immigration practices are, and what they potentially mean for travelers to Canada. Understanding The New Electronic Travel Authorization System Rewind to February […]

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Canada Now Stricter on Immigrant and Refugee Children

By Michael NirenDecember 9, 2019

Canada has toughened its stance on immigrant and refugee children, with changes that came into play on August 1st, 2014. It’s been described as a “quiet” move by the Canadian government, but these changes certainly have not gone unnoticed. Canada Gets Tough on Immigrant and Refugee Children In fact, the changes are very significant and […]

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