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Canadian NAFTA Work Visas Now Issued Up To Three Years

December 16, 2008 /

[NAFTA is under revision. NAFTA will most likely turn into the USMCA (United States Mexico Canada Agreement). USMCA is expected to be approved in the beginning of 2019. Until then NAFTA will remain active and the visas under NAFTA are still available. Learn more about how the USMCA will affect Canadians. ] Professionals from the USA […]

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Study: Canada Ranked as Most Welcoming Country by Immigrants especially by Americans

December 14, 2008

Canada is perceived to be one of the easiest countries to live and settle in, according to a recent study by HSBC Bank International. Commissioned to take a look into the lives and experiences of their customers who live across the globe, the “HSBC Bank International Expat Explorer” survey is the largest ever independent survey of expatriates spanning countries in […]

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New Immigration Lawyer joins Niren and Associates at Toronto Office

December 10, 2008

Niren and Associates Immigration Lawyers is pleased to announce the addition of a new Associate Lawyer to our staff roster. Naomi Zener, Canada and US Immigration Lawyer  B.A., LL.M Naomi Zener earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at McGill University in 1999, after which time she obtained both her LL.B. at Osgoode Hall […]

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Mumbai Victims Remembered by Immigration Minister Kenney

December 8, 2008

In an unprecedented show of solidarity with India, Canadians and members of the Indian diaspora gathered at the Toronto International Convention Centre in Mississauga today to pay homage to the victims of the terror attacks in Mumbai. The Mumbai terror attack on November 26 left 183 people killed and over 300 injured.

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Immigration Applications can Succeed or Fail on Legal Technicalities

US And Canada Immigration Applications can be affected by small mistakes There are cases when the law works in your favor and cases when it does not. In our immigration law practice, we see many immigration applications get approved or get refued based on legal technicalities. In some cases, there are immigration applications that are […]

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New Ministerial Instructions for Skilled Worker Applications

December 5, 2008

New Skilled Worker Applications News Details of the long-awaited “ministerial instructions” were posted on the CIC website on November 27, 2008, and come into effect immediately for Skilled Worker Applications. The new set of eligibility criteria applys to all new federal skilled worker applications received on or after February 27, 2008. All applications made before […]

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Canada Aims to Eliminate Immigration Backlogs, Accept Quarter Million New Residents

November 28, 2008

Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced today that “Canada will stay the course on immigration in 2009, welcoming between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents.”

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Changes to Skilled Worker Immigration Categories Announced

In order to address the growing backlog of skilled worker immigration applications and labour market shortages,  Immigration Minister Kenney announced an Action Plan for Faster Immigration today. High-demand Skilled Worker Immigration Categories The plan includes issuing instructions to visa officers reviewing new federal skilled worker immigration applications to limit their processing to candidates who: are in 38 high-demand occupations such as health, […]

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Canadian Permanent Resident Card and Renewal FAQ

November 26, 2008 /

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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US Work Permit: Many Visas, Many Options

November 23, 2008

There are many types of US Work Permits Working  and living in the US is a dream for many people. We receive inquires from people wishing to live and work in the US on a regular basis. In most cases, in order to work in the US, you need a US Work Permit which requires […]

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