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Are You Affected by DACA Being Rescinded?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

Canadian Citizenship Requirements (2017)

August 23rd, 2017 by Michelle Kary

If you are not already eligible for Canadian citizenship because you were born in Canada or born to Canadian parents, you can apply to become a citizen. In order to do this, you must apply and you must meet these … Continue reading

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Are You Affected by DACA Being Rescinded?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

Steps to Stop Irregular Immigration into Canada

September 4th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

Spurred largely by misinformation about Canada’s immigration system, more than 7000 asylum seekers have illegally crossed into Canada from the United States at unmanned checkpoints since June, according to the RCMP. Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has denied claims his … Continue reading

Canada Permanent Resident Card

Travel on a PR Card

September 6th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

Permanent residency in Canada gives a person immigration status in Canada, so they can travel in and out of the country and can live and work in Canada. Someone who is a permanent resident is a citizen of another country … Continue reading

How to Renew Your Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) Card

August 7th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

Once you receive a new PR card, it will remain valid for five years, although in some situations it may be valid for one year. Check the expiry date on your card to see how long you have to renew … Continue reading

Canada Study Permit

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

Canadian Citizenship

How to Move to Canada and Become a Citizen

September 11th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

For many young people affected by the news that DACA is being rescinded, there are worries about the future. While the Trump administration has said Congress will find a way to protect children of undocumented immigrants in the United States, … Continue reading

IRCC Introduces New Photo Specifications for Citizenship Applications

August 30th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

The IRCC has announced new photo requirements for citizenship applicants using forms CIT0001 and CIT0002. Whether you are a Canadian citizen applying for a citizenship card or certificate or an applicant seeking Canadian citizenship for the first time, you may … 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