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Changes to the Maximum Age of an Immigrant Dependant

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2013
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A Toronto Star article published last week says that the federal government will be reducing the maximum age of immigrant dependant children in Canada from 22 to 19. Previously, students over the age of 22 who were studying full-time were given an exemption and were still eligible, but that will be taken away also.  The outline […]

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Immigrating to Canada from Australia

By Michael NirenApril 23, 2013
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If you are from Australia and want to immigrate to Canada, you can do so a number of ways. In addition, as an Australian you have an advantage, because being from an English-speaking country means that you can much more easily make the transition to Canadian society than people from other countries. However, you will […]

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Best Immigration Lawyers in Toronto

By Michael NirenApril 3, 2013
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Toronto is one of the largest cities in North America and is one of if not the most multicultural cities in the world. Many people move to Toronto permanently every year, while others work, study or visit Toronto on different types of visas. There are many options out there when seeking help with your Visa […]

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Interested in Migrating from Trinidad to Canada?

By Sam MoserOctober 27, 2012
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Trinidad and Canada Have Much In Common The country of Canada has long had a special relationship with the country of Trinidad. Both these countries have a long history of being part of the British Empire, this mean that they share the common official language of English and their legal systems both have roots in […]

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Immigration Legal Fees?

By Michael NirenAugust 14, 2012
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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 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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What Services Do Immigration Consultants Provide?

By Michael NirenMay 28, 2012
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Many people who want to immigrate to Canada use the services of immigration consultants or an immigration lawyer. Both types of immigration representation are different, but the services do overlap. Before you hire an immigration consultant, you should always ask if they are a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. This means the […]

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Canadian Immigration Lawyer for applicants in London, UK

By Michael NirenMay 22, 2012
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We get a lot of immigration inquires from London, UK. Even though our head office is in Toronto, Canada, Londoners seem to find us for their Canadian (and US) Immigration and Visa needs.  Since Canada is part of the British Commonwealth, Canada is seen as a natural immigration destination for Londoners and Brits in general. We […]

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3 Canadian Illegal Immigrants Myths

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2011
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This week’s list of 3 Untrue Immigration Myths has a focus on illegal immigrants, which are often subject to much prejudice in Canada. Canadian Illegal Immigrants Myths The following myths are untrue however, are commonly passed off as legitimate arguments: Illegal Immigrants Myth 1.  Illegal Immigrants Are Criminals Illegal immigration is a fact of life […]

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Need an Immigration Lawyer? Here are the “Top 10” FAQs an Immigration Lawyer 2019

By Michael NirenNovember 14, 2011
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1. Can I handle my immigration application by myself? Do I need an Immigration Lawyer? ANSWER:  Of course you can do it yourself. But can you handle it? Should you? That is another story. The best way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer and ask your immigration questions. If […]

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Live Chat responses from Canadian Immigration Minister

By Michael NirenOctober 13, 2010
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Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney engaged in a Live Chat through the Globe and Mail website a week ago, which allowed Canadians to ask questions to both the minister and Rob Oliphant, who is the Canadian Liberal Multiculturalism critic. A series of well-rounded questions were asked, and several questions sparked miniature debates between […]

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Is Same Sex Immigration to Canada possible for Gay and Lesbian couples?

By Michael NirenJuly 30, 2009
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We are a same sex couple from New York and wish to immigrate to Canada. How can this be achieved? ________________ For years, Canada has recognized the validity of same sex relationships and considers them on equal par with more traditional family unions. If you are married as a same sex couple or have been […]

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Canadian Embassy in Indonesia – Jakarta

By Michael NirenNovember 16, 2008
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Canadian Embassy in Indonesia – Jakarta Street Address: The Canadian Embassy Immigration Section World Trade Center, 6th Floor JI Jendral Sudirman Kav 30 Jakarta Mailing Address For Canadian Embassy in Indonesia: The Canadian Embassy Immigration Section P.O. Box 8324/JKS.MP Jakarta 12084, Indonesia Tel.: (62-21) 2550-7848 Fax: (62-21) 2550-7816 E-mail Address: jakarta-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca Website: www.canadainternational.gc.ca/indonesia-indonesie/ Additional information […]