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Canada Drops Visa Requirement for Mexico

December 6th, 2016 by Jennifer Rico

Canada has lifted its visa requirement for Mexican resident in an effort to re-establish relationship with Mexico. The move is made in an effort to strengthen ties between the countries. The lift on the requirement will increase business between the two … Continue reading

How To Move To Canada

November 10th, 2016 by Jennifer Rico

Many U.S. Citizens are searching for ways to move to Canada. Before you pack your bags, read below for some tips you might find useful. In order to move on a permanent basis to Canada you will need to apply … Continue reading

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Defying Critics, Canadian Government Touts New Immigration Program

May 22nd, 2015 by Michelle Kary

In the wake of ongoing criticism, the Canadian government is pointing to the early results of its new Express Entry immigration program and touting the initiative as a major success story. While critics of the new immigration program – which began … Continue reading

Almost Half Of Express Entry Immigration Applicants Already Reside In Canada

May 18th, 2015 by Michelle Kary

About half of the first applicants applying for permanent resident status in Canada under Express Entry, the country’s new immigration system, were already residing within the country. That was the finding of a recent report based on information gathered as a … Continue reading

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New Canadian Immigration Laws May Hurt Foreign Students Studying In Canada

February 13th, 2015 by Michelle Kary

Concern is growing among foreign students studying in Canada that recent changes to Canada’s immigration laws may make it more difficult for them to obtain permanent residency in the country. New Canadian immigration laws that took effect on January 1st mean … Continue reading

New limits placed on Canadian universities’ ability to offer immigration advice

April 28th, 2014 by Michelle Kary

Recent legislative changes mean that Canada’s universities will now be limited in the amount of advice they can offer to international students and faculty members. Changes to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) places limits on third parties’ abilities … Continue reading

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Some Canadian Refugees Pay More Taxes Than Wealthy Investor Immigrants

March 13th, 2015 by Michelle Kary

Refugees living in Canada who have arrived in the country over the last three decades have paid more in Canadian taxes than millionaire immigrant investors admitted under an immigration program that was cancelled last year. Additionally, under the now defunct Immigrant … Continue reading

Critics Call For Changes To New Canadian Immigration Law

February 24th, 2015 by Michelle Kary

Only a few weeks after its initial implementation, a growing number of critics are calling for changes to the new Canadian immigration law known as Express Entry. In the first round of the Express Entry system, a total of 779 … Continue reading

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Despite Law, Some Canadian Immigrants Charged Employment Fees

February 27th, 2015 by Michelle Kary

Despite a law banning the practice, a loophole is allowing Alberta-based employment agencies to charge some Canadian immigrants thousands of dollars in employment fees. Alberta’s Fair Trading Act prohibits employment agencies from collecting fees “directly or indirectly” from immigrant workers; … Continue reading

Critics Call For Changes To New Canadian Immigration Law

February 24th, 2015 by Michelle Kary

Only a few weeks after its initial implementation, a growing number of critics are calling for changes to the new Canadian immigration law known as Express Entry. In the first round of the Express Entry system, a total of 779 … Continue reading

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Passport Processing Simplified For Canadians Living And Working Abroad

March 3rd, 2014 by Michelle Kary

New rules for passport processing give Canadians applying for passports while abroad more options to establish their identity. The passport process requires the applicant to have a “guarantor,” someone who guarantees they are who they say they are. The new … Continue reading

What Is an E-passport?

October 28th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

On October 25, 2013, in the midst of Citizenship Week, the Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, delivered the 1,000,000 ePassport personally making a major milestone for the relatively new program. An ePassport is not that much different from any … Continue reading

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Tracking Your Application

August 8th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Immigration to Canada involves quite a bit of waiting, unfortunately. The reason for this is because Citizenship and Immigration Canada are very thorough and must examine every form they receive very closely. CIC is very much dedicated to speeding up … Continue reading

What Is Form IMM 5444E?

April 30th, 2013 by Michelle Kary

Form IMM 5444E is the Application for a Permanent Resident Card for initial Application, Replacement or Renewal. A Permanent Resident Card is an immigration document in Canada, which is credit card sized so that it fits easily into your wallet, … Continue reading

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Canada Welcomes 60 Millionaire Immigrants Under New Program

January 31st, 2015 by Michelle Kary

If Canada’s newest immigration policy was a game show, it could easily be titled “who wants to welcome a millionaire”? After canceling its previous Investor Immigration Program last year due to complaints that it brought little benefit to both Canada … Continue reading

Canadian Government Tightens Age Rules For Children Of Refugees And Immigrants

August 15th, 2014 by Michelle Kary

Despite some vocal opposition, the Canadian government has lowered the cutoff age for the children of refugees and immigrants to be considered as ‘dependents’; effective August 1st, the new age for unmarried dependents of Canadian immigrants and refugees dropped from the previous 21 … Continue reading