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How to Renew My Work Permit

December 11th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

If you are in Canada as a live-in caregiver, temporary worker or International Experience Canada worker, your work permit allows you to legally work in the country. Your permit has an expiry date and before you get to this date, … Continue reading

Photo Requirements for Renewing my PR Card

December 4th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

If you are renewing your PR Card, you will generally need to submit photos with your application.  Be sure to read the application guide and instructions, as they will contain information about photo requirements. PR Card photos must be: Original … Continue reading

Canada News

Changes in Canada’s Immigration Goals Could Benefit Immigrants

December 6th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

Canada has announced it will accept one million immigrants between 2017 and 2019 as part of a new government initiative.  Canada will accept 300,000 newcomers in 2017, 310,000 in 2018, and 330,000 in 2019, making 1% of the nation’s population … Continue reading

Immigration and Work in Canada: A New Perspective

December 4th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

There is good news for immigrants in Canada interested in the job market. According to newly released figures from Canada’s 2016 census, almost 25% of workers in Canada are immigrants and more than 50% have at least a bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading

Canada Permanent Resident Card

Photo Requirements for Renewing my PR Card

December 4th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

If you are renewing your PR Card, you will generally need to submit photos with your application.  Be sure to read the application guide and instructions, as they will contain information about photo requirements. PR Card photos must be: Original … Continue reading

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

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

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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

Canadian Citizenship Application Checklist

November 30th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

Applying for Canadian citizenship is a journey with many steps. You will need to establish whether you qualify for citizenship, you will need to meet residency and other requirements, and you will need to apply. If you are an adult, … Continue reading

English Test Requirement for Canadian Citizenship

November 27th, 2017 by Michelle Kary

In order to become a citizen of Canada, applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 must show “an adequate knowledge” of either English or French, the two official languages of Canada. For the purposes of citizenship, “adequate knowledge” means … 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