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Canadian Permanent Resident Immigration News

The latest Canada immigration news and updates on being or becoming a Permanent Resident in Canada including eligibility, process, and requirements. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada, visit our section on Canadian Permanent Resident.

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First Stop for Permanent Residence Applications: The Central Intake Office (CIO) in Nova Scotia, Canada.

By Michael NirenApril 27, 2010
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  How a Permanent Residence Application works In an effort to increase efficiency for Canadian Permanent Residence Applications,  the Central Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney was created to reduce the backlog. The objective of the CIO is to reduce the enormous backlog of over 1 million people waiting for years. Here are the nuts and bolts […]

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Leaving Canada for More Than 6 Months With a Canadian PR Card

By Michael NirenJuly 6, 2021
Permanent Residency

Many times individuals who are living in Canada with a Permanent Resident card will want or need to leave for a specific reason and plan to return to Canada once that trip is over. We then receive messages from those concerned that they will face complications when returning to Canada, just like this one: “I […]

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Canadian PR Card Renewal on Humanitarian Grounds

By Michael NirenDecember 6, 2021
Permanent Residency

In most cases, when it comes time to renew a PR card, an application detailing travel history over the previous five years will be required to show that the applicant has satisfied the 730-day minimum residence requirement. When your application is granted, the immigration authorities will issue you a new PR card that is good […]

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Maintaining Canadian Permanent Residency Status outside Canada to be with Blind Daughter

By Michael NirenMay 28, 2009
Permanent Residency

Can you keep your Canadian Permanent Residency Status while living outside of Canada? I sponsored my mother for Canadian Permanent Residency and she was approved about 3 years ago. She had only visited Canada once for about 2 weeks since she became a Permanent Resident. She had not moved to Canada because my sister was […]

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Canadian Immigration Vs. US Immigration

By Michael NirenFebruary 9, 2009
Permanent Residency

In a Newsweek article from February 16, 2009, Fareed Zakaria sings the praises of the Canadian immigration system contrasting it with what he calls the United States “brain-dead immigration system.” Canada Vs. US: Which Immigration System Is Better? Fareed Zakaria claims that the US “issue[s] a small number of work visas and green cards, turning away from our shores […]

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Canadian Permanent Resident Card and Renewal FAQ

By Michael NirenJanuary 1, 2020
Permanent Residency

Frequently Asked Questions about Canadian Permanent Resident Cards Here are some common questions our office receives about Canadian Permanent Resident cards (also called PR cards).  You may also read our website for more information about Permanent Residence Card rules and about the residency requirements for maintaining your card.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Canada PR Card Renewal

By SierraApril 5, 2021
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Once you’ve become a Canadian permanent resident you have a few responsibilities. The most important one is making sure your PR status is valid at all times when living in Canada. To do this, it’s important to know the basics like when to renew, how to renew, and the pr card renewal requirements. Here are […]

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Can I Immigrate to Canada Without A Language Test?

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
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Trying to immigrate to Canada but want to avoid taking a language test? Immigrating to Canada without a language test is rare but possible! In most cases, when immigrating to Canada as a skilled worker like through Express Entry, you are required to prove your language proficiency by taking an approved language test. There are […]

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!

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Jen Wilbert

VisaPlace has excellent, fabulous staff that helps with your immigration needs. I appreciate your help! Very affordable! I appreciate you being there for me every step of the way! I can’t thank you enough!

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Alison Pinto

Truly a very systematic, professional and pleasant team. My student file was with Gunjan and Yasmeen. They handled my case so well, always replied to all my queries and really did the best they can to keep me calm during the process. Yasmeen is truly very professional and completed my application in a timely and very organized manner. Would definitely recommend this organization to everyone.