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

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 to. You will not be able to board a plane or other public carrier into …

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Some Canadian Permanent Residents Barred from U.S.

After U.S. President Trump signed his March 6 executive order on immigration, permanent residents who are living in Canada could face prohibition from entering the United States. Although the immigration order is currently tied up in a court challenge, speculation on its implementation in terms of its application to Canadian permanent residents remains murky. The …

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Defying Critics, Canadian Government Touts New Immigration Program

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 on January 1st of this year – have accused the government of shifting the focus of …

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Almost Half Of Express Entry Immigration Applicants Already Reside In Canada

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 result of a request by Canadian immigration attorney Richard Kurland. The report examined the first …

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Canadian Government Considers Tighter Language Requirements for Immigrant Spouses

In keeping with its recent efforts to overhaul the country’s immigration system, the Canadian government may be considering stricter language requirements for immigrants’ spouses. While a final decision has yet to be reached, Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has raised the idea of stricter language requirements for immigrant spouses at consultation meetings with representatives of …

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