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Failure to Provide Documents Causes Immigration Failure

October 15, 2008

Documentation and Canadian immigration application forms I have from time to time come cross cases which were rejected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada because of applicants failing to provide the necessary documents that were required for their cases when putting together their immigration application forms.  The reasons for this failure in providing the required documents […]

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TN Visas Now Valid for Three Years

TN Visa period of admission extended After much anticipation, the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, has officially increased the initial maximum period of admission for TN Visas to three years from one year. Further, those that want to apply for extensions of their TN Visas can apply for a period of up […]

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Thanksgiving to Canada

October 14, 2008

On this Thanksgiving Day (yesterday) and day of the elections (today) I have a “double reason” to reflect on what I have to be thankful for. My parents immigrated to Canada for a better life and though I can attest that it is a challenge for a family to start out in a new country with no relatives within thousands […]

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The Current Financial Crisis and Immigration

October 11, 2008

I do not have to tell you that we are in the midst of a very tough financial period.  In the United States, home foreclosures and loan defaults are at record highs. The stock markets, world wide, have plunged in a relentless fashion with what seems like no end in sight. The news of what is described as the US “Credit Crunch” dominates […]

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“Honesty is the Best Policy” in Immigration Cases

October 10, 2008

Be honest on your Canadian immigration application form One of the most important pieces of advice I could give to any client who walks through our door is the old adage, “honesty is the best policy”. Our clients overall are decent, honest people. However, there have been instances where a client does not disclose all […]

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Bill C-50: A New Direction for Canada Immigration

What does Bill C-50 mean for Canadian immigrants? In June 2008, the Canadian government approved Bill C-50 that proposes a series of changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act .  The full implementation of the Bill has been put on hold until a new government is elected on October 14, 2008.

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Canada Immigration Platforms: B.C. Election Candidates Speak

October 9, 2008

What do election candidates think about Canada immigration? Our upcoming Federal Election takes place on October 14, 2008. As reported in the Delta Optimist,  British Columbia Liberal candidates Dana Miller, Raymond Chan and Joyce Murray say “immigration must be a priority because the country’s success at attracting and economically integrating skilled new Canadians will be […]

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New Immigration Website for Niren and Associates Canada and US Immigration Lawyers

October 8, 2008

If you have visited our website in the past you will notice that it is new and improved!  We hope that you find it more informative and  interesting than ever about our law firm and Canada Immigration and US Immigration visas. We would love to know what else you would like to see on our website. […]

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US Economic Woes means Opportunities: US Business Visas for Canadians

October 6, 2008

It would be interesting to chart the correlation of the US economic situation and the number of US business visa applications and visa approvals.  At first thought it would seem that, with economic tough times in the United States, people would hesitate to expand their business in the US and apply for an L1 Visa , […]

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Canadian Immigration Clients: Perspectives from the Reception Desk

October 4, 2008

As the office receptionist, I come into contact with almost every client at our firm, whether new or current. For the most part, our Canadian immigration clients are hard working, honest people that want to live in Canada, make a living, raise a family and be happy. That is what life is about isn’t it? […]

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