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What Are Removal Orders in Canada?

By Michael NirenDecember 9, 2019
Inadmissability

A removal order is issued when someone is convicted of breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Canada. If you have committed a crime or are in Canada fraudulently, you could be issued a removal order. Types of Removal Orders From Canada The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for carrying out removal orders. […]

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New Canadian Visa Rules Prefer a Skilled Worker Over an Unskilled Worker

By Sam MoserSeptember 25, 2012
Working in Canada

With its low birth rate and an ageing baby boomer generation, Canada faces a labour shortage in the coming years. The Canadian government, however, is taking steps to avoid this problem. It has constituted new rules which give preference to younger immigrants over older ones, after government studies showed that older immigrants found it tougher […]

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How to File a Canadian Visa Appeal After a Refusal

By Michael NirenFebruary 4, 2020
Inadmissability

If you’ve received notification of a Canada visa refusal from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, it can be extremely distressing. Note that you do have options when it comes to appealing a Canadian visa refusal, however, time is not on your side. You may only have a very short window of time in which to appeal […]

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PR Card Change Address: How to Notify the CIC of Address Change

By Michael NirenAugust 11, 2020
Permanent Residency

One of the benefits of being a permanent resident in Canada is that you can live and work anywhere in the country! However, your permanent resident card (also called a PR card) that serves as secure proof of your status in Canada, must have your current address on it. If you move or change your […]

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Immigrating to Canada from the Philippines

By Sam MoserMay 28, 2020

One of the largest success stories to come out of Canadian immigration in the past century is that of Filipino migrants who have been moving into Canada from the Philippines for over sixty years. The Philippines tends to be one of the top four countries for migration into Canada on a yearly basis, but recently […]

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Scholarships for Chinese Students in Canadian Universities

By Sam MoserDecember 3, 2019
Study Permits

It is no longer news that China has become a key player in the global economic system. Over the past few decades, China has been making waves in manufacturing, international trade and in the provision of skilled manpower across the globe. Developing a skilled manpower base does not just happen. It takes a lot of […]

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Canada Denying Lots of Super Visa Applications

By Michael NirenJune 11, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

In spring of this 2012, the Canadian Government put the family sponsorship of parents and grandparents on pause, but at the same time introduced the Super Visa – a 10 year, multiple entry visa that parents and grandparents could use to come to Canada for two years at a time. However, multiple media outlets are […]

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Canada To Use Biometrics In Visa Program In 2013: Big Brother Is Watching

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
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Although Canada has had a Canadian Biometrics Program since 2013, the program will be expanding starting on July 31, 2018. The goal of expanding the program is to make legitimate travel to Canada easier while protecting national security, preventing identity fraud and increasing information sharing with the “Migration 5 Partners”. Canada, the United States, Australia, […]

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Immigration Legal Fees?

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020

Wow. That is a sentiment I have heard from time to time from people seeking immigration help. A common complaint that I have heard over the years goes like this: “I hired an immigration lawyer. He impressed me. I paid him his fee and now I can’t reach him and have no idea what is […]

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How to Get a Canadian Work Visa in 6 Steps

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
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Each year, around 200,000 foreign-skilled workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits. Canadian work permits also known as, Canadian work visas, make provisions for working in Canada without the need to undergo points-based assessments. In order to work in Canada on a Canadian work visa, foreign-skilled workers must have an offer of employment from […]

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How to Meet the Citizenship Test and Interview Requirement

By Michael NirenJuly 7, 2012
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2012 Citizenship Test Change Becoming a Canadian citizen entails more than just being presented a citizenship certificate after taking an oath. While the citizenship test is the final step in the process, allowing people to vote and carry a Canadian passport, change in the test has resulted in an increased failing rate among certain immigrant communities. […]

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Can My Children Work in Canada?

By Michael NirenMay 28, 2020
Working in Canada

If your visa authorizes you to work in Canada, the members of your family travelling with you may be able to obtain a job based on the work permit, which was issued to you. If your family members plan to work during their stay in Canada, they should look into whether or not they are […]

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Nova Scotia Immigration PNP to Double the Number of Immigrant Workers

By Michael NirenAugust 10, 2020
Permanent ResidencyExpress Entry Draws

With this article first published in 2012, we are now in 2015 & Nova Scotia has set ambitious plans to double the number of settled immigrants in the province by 2020.  However, those plans won’t become a reality until the federal government releases restrictions. Later this month, provincial and territorial ministers of immigration will meet […]

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Ontario PNP Program Allows Permanent Residence for International Students with a Job Offer

By Michael NirenJanuary 15, 2020
Permanent Residency

Ontario’s provincial nominee program (PNP), Opportunities Ontario, is giving international students who have a job offer with an Ontario employer the opportunity to secure permanent residency in Canada. This is a new stream unrelated to the Masters Graduate Stream and the PhD Graduate Stream. The International Student with a Job Offer Stream includes students who […]

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Immigration to Canada 2020: 5 Easiest Ways

By Michael NirenSeptember 8, 2020
Business Visa

Update: There have been some changes to immigration made by the government of Canada in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Learn about the impact the Coronavirus has had on Canadian Immigration here. Immigration to Canada is not easy. There are many steps one has to take in order to successfully apply and […]

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