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PR Card Renewal Document Checklist

November 8th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

If you need to renew your PR card because it has expired, you will need to submit a full application, including supporting documents. Leaving out any required documents can slow your processing time and can create delays. While the documents … Continue reading

How to Apply As a Landed Immigrant in Canada?

November 6th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

In the past, the term “landed immigrant” was used to describe a legal resident of Canada who could work and live in the country but who did not have Canadian citizenship. Today, this term is no longer used. Instead, what … Continue reading

Canada News

New Definition for Age of Dependants in Canada

October 31st, 2017 by Michelle Kary

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship fulfilled a key mandate on October 27, 2017, by announcing that the definition of the age of dependants has been changed. Previously, the age of dependants was defined as “under 19” but with … Continue reading

Are You Affected by DACA Being Rescinded?

September 6th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by the Obama administration to allow children of undocumented US residents to have some ability to remain the country legally. DACA allowed qualified residents to remain in the United States … Continue reading

Canada Permanent Resident Card

PR Card Renewal Document Checklist

November 8th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

If you need to renew your PR card because it has expired, you will need to submit a full application, including supporting documents. Leaving out any required documents can slow your processing time and can create delays. While the documents … Continue reading

What Happens If My Permanent Resident Card Expires While I Am Outside Canada?

September 20th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

New rules mean that if you are a Permanent Resident of Canada you must be able to present a valid PR (permanent resident) card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when coming to Canada by plane, train, bus, or boat … Continue reading

Canada Study Permit

How to Replace a Lost Student Permit

October 18th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

To study in Canada, you may need a student permit. You must obtain this permit before arriving in Canada. In addition to the permit, you may need an electronic travel authorization (eTA) or temporary resident visa to enter and remain … Continue reading

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

Canada Visa

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

Canadian Citizenship

Dual Citizenship in Canada

November 20th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

Canada allows for dual citizenship. If you are already the citizen of another country and apply for citizenship of Canada, you may be able to retain your original citizenship, provided your nation of origin also allows it. If you have … Continue reading

Bill C-6 Will Mean New Changes to Canadian Citizenship

October 6th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

The adoption of Bill C-6 will mean changes to the Citizenship Act, which may affect the experience of new Canadians seeking citizenship. The new changes will go into effect October 11, 2017. Among other changes, Bill C-6 may make it … Continue reading

Canadian Passport

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

CIC Forms

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